A Country Wedding in the Forest: Dragonfly Retreat

couture vintage wedding invitations by seattle wedding photographer studio laurel mcconnell photography

I adore the style of Nicole and Steve’s modern-turn-rustic-vintage wedding. As we arrived, we spotted one of our favs, Sequoia Leopold, polishing off a lovely wedding look for Nicole’s makeup. Her hair was done by Rachel at Salon Voda. She slipped on her Modern Trousseau silk gown and was nothing less than breathtakingly gorgeous. We met up with Steve looking quite dapper in his SUPER swank Barneys suit, polished it off with some dashing Paul Smith cufflinks, and we photographed these two lovelies starting at Seattle’s swankiest art hotel, Hotel Max. Each floor is different- the doors are actually large printed murals by (Daniels International) of photographs of pineapples, doors, suitcases, and rock n’ roll legends like Kurt Cobain.

Hotel Max downtown Seattle modern art hotel architectural shot by seattle photographer Laurel McConnell
wedding dress
seattle photographer laurel mcconnell captures modern and chic bride and groom with couture style in a black and red swanky rock n roll hotel lobby
seattle wedding photographer Laurel McConnell
modern romantic wedding photographs by seattle photographer laurel mcconnell
polka dot socks and gladiator sandals on bride and groom by  seattle wedding photographer laurel mcconnell

happy bride and parasols by wedding photographer in Seattle Laurel McConnell Photography

stylish menswear on this groom on the grass by wedding photographer from Seattle Laurel McConnell

seattle wedding photographer Laurel McConnell photographs peach and pink roses bouquet and peach bridesmaid dresses

After shooting some saucy portraits with attitude, we all migrated to Woodinville’s best kept secret, the Dragonfly Retreat, for their rustic country wedding in the forest, officiated by David Cooper.With rosey hydrangeas, peach roses, Prosecco as favors, and Polariods as the guest book, the reception was stylish and fun! Twelve Baskets served up some delicious food, with a dainty and detailed cake by Jen’s Desserts. Bamboo Beats spun as the guests danced the night away at this little wedding venue tucked away just moments from Seattle.

seattle wedding photographer Laurel McConnell captures wedding  parasols, hydrangeas, and roses
wedding photographs by seattle photographer laurel mcconnell of  polariod guest book
flip flops and bucket of vintage wedding flowers wedding  photograph by laurel mcconnell photography
seattle wedding photographer laurel mcconnell photographs details  of pink peach jellybeans wedding favors
silhouette photograph of a bride walking down the aisle with her  father by laurel mcconnell photography in seattle

I love this image Lily captured of Nicole leaving the lodge to walk down the aisle with her dad. So sweet and timeless.

groom smiling at bride during their seattle wedding ceremony by  photographer laurel mcconnell
wedding photographer laurel mcconnell photographs this forest  ceremony at Dragonfly Retreat
emotional bridesmaids by laurel mcconnell photography

After the ceremony, Nicole and Steve took a break and enjoyed some time alone. They allowed us to make some more beautiful images of them as the light was just getting it’s sweetest.

seattle photographer laurel mcconnell capures happy bride and  groom with parasol in the sun at dragonfly retreat
bride and groom relaxing on the grass by Laurel McConnell
pink and peach modern vintage wedding photographs by seattle  photographer laurel mcconnell
modern ring, wedding parasol, champagne, vintage antique table numbers photographed by seattle wedding photographer laurel mcconnell
outdoor reception bridal vintage pink decor at a lodge by seattle  photographer laurel mcconnell
photo of white wedding cake with sugar flowers by seattle wedding photographer laurel mcconnell
guests laughing while having their picture taken by laurel  mcconnell photography
wedding photographer in seattle laurel mcconnell captures wedding  guests laughing

Congratulations, Steve and Nicole! I hope your first year has been filled with joy and adoration for each other. Thank you for letting Lily and I in to capture you two on your beautiful wedding day!!!

  • Kevin Wrenn Photography - Ok Laurel, that post just BLEW me away! WOW! Fantastic images! Loved so many. Let me know when this gets published :-)

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