Today I’m writing about a very very special celebration. It was a a sweet June afternoon that I was honored to capture these people and their love. While it’s a celebration of love, adoration, family, and friends, I’m also extremely excited to share it with you because:

  1. today is the very first day in the history of Washington state where love between same sex couples is legally honored
  2. this is the wedding of my image editor/production gal and one of my very best friends, Lily
Lily and Michelle met in a film and media production class in college. Over a decade later, M is in the video production industry, and Lilipants still has a passion for classic film photography when she’s not working with me on my clients’ images. They’ve waited long enough and couldn’t wait a day more until marriage equality Referendum 74 passed, so they celebrated with their closest friends and family in a very intimate farm-style wedding. Among vintage napkins and succulents hugged by old crates and antique silver cups, we cheered, cried, toasted, ate wood fired pizza, played lawn games, and sampled desserts from their favorite bakery. We photographed til our little hearts were full of lovely love images; you see, half of the guests were photographers themselves! Toy cameras, vintage film cameras, modern digital cameras, Instagram, and funky lenses were EVERYWHERE. It was a love celebration truly inspired by their personalities and relationship. The classic photobooth was a huge hit and an absolute must- Lil and Michelle have been collecting photo strips of themselves for years and love to hunt out the dated little cabins of photo fun when on vacation and strolling through their beloved Seattle.
Without further ado, I invite you to take a browse through some of our favorite images from their sweet day.

Details of blue wedding pumps and converse.

Don’t you love Michelle’s detailed blazer? They found it on one of their trips to Vancouver where they love to shop the unique boutiques together. And Lily’s dress was designed by one of (both of our) favorite designers, Eva Franco.

brides putting on necklaces in a funny getting ready photos at a farmhouse wedding in seattle

Romantic black and white bridal details.

Sweet black and white bridal portrait of lesbians in a farm house

Black and white candid of couple playing at their wedding.blonde bride with coral sweater in a turquoise doorway wearing a short wedding dressLush pink, orange, and white bouquet with green details.

Lily’s bouquet was AMAZING. Peppered with succulents, peonies, and tied with some fun chevron ribbon, one of our favorite florists, Anne Bradfield, was given a few choice ideas and creative control and couldn’t have been more spot-on. Lily loved it! Don’t you?

Super sweet candid bridal portrait of lesbian wedding celebrating referendum 74 and marriage equalityPhotographer and videographer brides.These cameras are not just trendy wedding props, these are tools of their trades.Romantic portraits of lesbian couple on their wedding day.Portraits of brides on their wedding day.Sweet wedding portrait of lesbian brides.Details of personalized wedding details.Vintage camera wedding detail.After portraits, we all migrated from the farm house to the ceremony field. This property wasn’t just any ol farm house in a field, it’s where Sarah, Anna, and Julia spent some of their childhood. As some of Lily’s best friends, they sang and played the cello and guitar. Their melodic voices accompanied by the tones of the guitar and deep notes from the cello were so beautiful, I wish you could have been there. Through tears of love and joy, another great friend and fellow photographer, Sandy Coan, sang between chords on her ukelele. Their snazzy friend Justin led the ceremony, and boy was that a treat (this guy is HILARIOUS!!!! Probably the best ceremony ever, but I may be a little partial).

guests walking down to the wedding ceremony in a field

Seattle summer farm wedding.Candid reception moments of Seattle June wedding.Seattle acoustic wedding musicians.Brides exchanging rings celebrating marriage equality.Adorable brides kiss during their wedding ceremony.

celebrating a lesbian wedding, guests are happy and full of love

So many smiles as they sealed their ceremony with a kiss. What a beautiful moment.

Now for a little celebration! Lily and Michelle hunted and gathered the cutest details for their wedding from antique stores ranging from Snohomish to Seattle. Flowers were arranged by Lily’s stepmother, and friend and fellow wedding photographer Sharlane planted the succulents.Vintage forks and handmade mason jar name tags.Adorable, minimalist, woodland wedding table decor.

vintage wedding napkins for DIY decor at a farm wedding

Wedding reception menu of handmade pizza being enjoyed.Wood fired pizza. ZOMG. If only I could transport back to this day in June for lunch today.

French pastry wedding dessert.

Polaroids of wedding portraits.Personal bridal details.Detail of wedding guest attire.Besalu in Ballard. French pastries for the win. Go there, and you’ll thank me afterward.Real men wear bowties. And pacifiers.Candid portraits of guests at wedding reception.Barbie brought her Bluebird and Polariod. If you can’t tell, we pretty much geeked out all day while guests mingled and played croquet. It was awesome.Wedding reception yard games.

guests having fun in the photobooth and playing croquet and laughing during a self portrait

Beautiful wedding portrait of brides in a field.

Congratulations you guys. I’m super honored to have been picked to photograph your weddding… I mean, you know SO many awesome photographers! I feel so lucky and full of happiness for you both. Your wedding was so beautiful, personal, and came together so well. Now, what are we going to wear for the big legal ceremony this Sunday?!?!?! Can’t wait!!!!!!

Lily and Michelle’s wedding was brought to you by:

Photographers: Laurel McConnell (all images here), Barbie Hull, Sandra Coan

Venue: The Landa Farm

Music: The Landa girls and Sandra Coan

Officiant: Justin Funnyman

Food: Veraci Pizza

Dessert: Besalu

Photobooth: 321 Foto

Personal Bouquet: Anne at Floressence

Table decor: Sharlane, Marty, and Lily

Tables: Seattle Farm Tables