Kate and Rachel’s sunshine-filled Camano Island beach nuptials were in-cred-ible. Almost everything was handmade, starting with the venue…the couple was married in front of a cabin that Kate’s grandpa built. Inspiration came from a Caribbean trip in the form of orange and turquoise and the wedding style took off from there.

Lets take a minute and run down the list of DIY elements (and how specific each one was): hand stamped and painted ceramic calendar magnet Save-the-Dates, crocheted ring bearer boxes with driftwood clasps, turquoise, orange, and white beaded strands holding ceremony Mason jar vases filled with orange dahlias, clay starfish ornaments for favors, sand-filled, starfish topped vial escort card holders, driftwood center pieces, hand-stamped eyelet rimmed placemats, orange and blue carnival-esque reception bingo cards, a white paper flower and lantern chandelier, an initialed pennant cake topper, and accordion pinwheel table numbers to name a few.

Um, yeah. That’s rad. And if they couldn’t hand make it you better believe they designed it (see delicious invitations), had it custom silk-screened (you think you can just pick up dahlia print ties anywhere?), or made sure it exuded their individual style (orange argyle socks, initial letterpress blocks, unique vintage parasols, checked bow ties, a wood grain textured wedding band, whew!). Their style, flair, and attention to detail (no shock we’re talking about an art teacher and a wedding photographer) were impressive, gorgeous, and set the stage for a super sweet day filled with friends, family, and overwhelming affection for this lovely pair.

Rachel’s brother officiated the sweet and hilarious ceremony overlooking the Puget Sound. R & K’s guests were tickled by a game of reception bingo. The groomsmen-slash-nephews delivered with VERY funny speeches. And two people in love promising forever. All around about as good as a day gets.Orange and turquoise carnival themed invitations and handmade calendar save the dates.Bride in wedding gown overlooking Puget Sound.Romantic detail of bride's accesories and dress.Groomsmen trying to tie orange ties with detail of argyle socks.Orange argyle and dahlia print ties. The final word in style.Best first look reaction ever, total joy and excitement.Rachel’s favorite part of the day, seeing Kate in the dress she wanted her to try for the first time. Also known as Best First Look Reaction ever.DIY floral and driftwood boutonniere with beautiful orange and white bouquet.Sunlit brides kissing with letterpress decorations.Lesbian wedding portraits in a field near the beach.Driftwood framed wedding portrait of brides on the beach.Smiling bride sits in a field of grass while her wife runs and jumps over her.Groomsmen in grey with orange argyle socks and bridesmaids in teal with orange flowers and parasols.Silhouette of brides kissing behind an orange parasol.Ringbearers in orange checked bow ties with crocheted ring nests and groomsman with handmade boutonniere.Orange and turquoise wedding party with parasols.Orange and turquoise beach wedding details among seashells.Spectacular wedding portrait of lesbian couple with parasol on driftwood log.Laughing brides in a sandy Pacific Northwest beach wedding.Camano Island, Washington beach wedding gets emotional.Kate’s fav moment, neither could hold it together when Rachel talked about the someday that they are mommies.Brides kiss as new wives amongst driftwood.Creative orange and turquoise handmade, diy favors and details.Amazing handmade, diy, orange, and turquoise table details and decorations.Clay stamped name cards and sand-filled wedding favors.Black and white portrait of lesbian couple smiling on their wedding day.Brides laughing and highfiving groomsmen during wedding toasts.Orange dahlia and ranunculus bridesmaid bouquets paired a white paper lantern diy chandelier.Wedding guests playing reception bingo with candy.Wood textured wedding band and diamond eternity ring on driftwood.Excuse me, is that an incredible wood grain textured wedding band? Why yes, yes it is.Beach house dessert table with pennant cake topper.Lesbian brides feeding each other wedding cake.Lesbian couple's first dance as wife and wife.So lovely.Super awesome beach wedding dance party.

Oh, btw, we’re not the only ones obsessing over these two, check out the love:

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Congratulations you guys. It was an absolute pleasure working with you and SUCH an honor to be chosen to photograph your superrad celebration and party. I will never forget the rad lens mug and super sweet crocheted Nikon you gifted to me on your wedding day…. only photographers would do that for other photographers ;).

Thanks to Tana on second camera!

Tech Specs: these images were captured on Camano Island, Washington, using a Nikon D3Nikon 24-70mm, Nikon 34mm 1.4, Nikon 70-200mm, and a Nikon Tilt Shift 24mm PCE.