So remember how we were talking about beauteous rainy day wedding ceremonies? Well get ready, because the other side of that coin is rainy day wedding portraits (or any rainy day portraits for that matter). And man, oh, man do we have fun with portraits when the sky is drizzling. So much fun in fact that we use some of our rainy day back-up ideas when the sun is shining and the birds are chirping.Arctic Club’s Polar Bar and the Alexis Hotel’s Bookstore Bar just to name a couple.
Emily and Kent are too cute for words. Their ‘Better Together’ travel-themed wedding day was one of the sweetest, love-filled, crazy good times we’ve ever had the honor of photographing. Emily and her mom designed the whole event and handmade many of the details, from the programs to the matchbooks. Everywhere you looked was evidence of the care and creation that went into making E&K’s day one-of-a-kind: matching getting ready robes for the bridesmaids, Kent’s hand stamped cufflinks, their globe ‘guestbook’, and the continental wedding cake to name a few. All of the dreaming, planning, and décor-making paid off big time, but the real treat was photographing the palpable joy that permeated their entire day.Peach wedding dresses are the stuff of the dreamiest dreams.slogan/motto/phrase. Emily and Kent’s comes from their favorite song, which they first listened to together on a rooftop. They’re adorable.floral arbor?!cake has continents on it! Continents!
It seriously would not be able to pack any more love, fun, or creativity onto a single day. Good thing these two are linked up for a lifetime, congrats you guys!
Super Stellar Wedding Pros
Bridal Gown: J. Hjelm
Hair & Makeup: Salon Maison
Officiant: A Heavenly Ceremony
Venue: Sodo Park
Catering: Herban Feast at Sodo Park
Floral: Finch and Thistle
Transportation: Big Woody Limos
Videographer: A Guy and A Girl
Sunglasses: Logo Lenses
In this hectic digital age of pixels and bytes prints and albums ARE the future. Your family and kids will pull them off the shelves decades from now to thumb through, admire, and probably laugh at (um, have you SEEN 80′s wedding photos?). We also believe that you should hold your digital archive for safe keeping and easy reference once we’ve made beautifully finished, professional prints and albums.
Rain. It happens. Those of us from the Pacific Northwest are pretty accustomed to marching right along with the ever changing weather we live in; a few light layers of clothing and a rain jacket and we’re good to go. After all the trade off of dealing with a little rain is the gorgeous green that is right outside our doors. And what better place for a wedding ceremony than amongst the trees and fields and lakes and harbors we’re lucky enough to have in our backyards? Sometimes rain clouds shows up uninvited to the party and worrying about whether or not they’re going to open up on your big day can cause heart palpitations for even the coolest couples. Here’s the secret though…rainy day wedding ceremonies are no tragedy! Take a deep breath, grab an umbrella (or twenty), and a little drizzle can make for some of the sweetest, snuggliest, most beautiful ceremony moments (and photos).
Maureen and Andrew’s wedding ceremony at Old Chaser Farm is a perfect example! How pretty do all those umbrellas look against the green of Vashon Island?Roche Harbor wedding day. We loooooooove how the colors of the umbrellas make the colors of the flags in the harbor and the lilacs behind the couple pop.
The key to a successful rainy day wedding ceremony is to be prepared. Having umbrellas on hand is always a good idea in our neck of the woods and Bella Umbrella has an unreal rental selection, so you don’t have to invest in a huge brelly collection.
A little insider trick of the trade, you know that little piece of fabric that wraps around the umbrella to snap it shut? Snap it together after you’ve opened your umbrella up and it won’t hang down where you can see it.
We aren’t the only ones totally charmed by Emily and her b-e-a-utiful gown! We are so super stoked Seattle Bride Magazine featured Emily and Kent’s travel-themed Sodo Park shindig in their Spring/Summer 2014 issue.
Run, walk, or skip out to get your copy, this couple’s day was so sweet and so full of fantastic inspiration!