Anastaysia and Anton

Anastaysia and Anton's wedding was about two beautiful things- celebrating their love for each other and their love for their community. Throughout the entire process, the guest count seemed to climb, as they couldn't imagine celebrating without their people- we even had to have a special tent extension created so we could have everyone together! I loved that!

This wedding was full of so much heart and working with them was truly a pleasure! Also can we talk about how stunning Anastaysia is? Look at her and that dress...amazing! Also, I think we need row boats and swans..always! Happy one year anniversary (ok, a little over a year) my friends! So glad I got to be a part of your big day. Enjoy these beautiful images from the lovely, Lora Grady Photography

Erin & Chris

I remember getting an inquiry into my inbox from a couple from Philadelphia that wanted to plan a destination wedding. My mind instantly started jumping all over the map, thinking of all the cool places we could do a destination wedding at. I was thinking Tuscany or Bali or something amazing and exotic. As I kept reading, I soon discovered their incredibly destination was...Seattle. Literally, the least possible "destination" destination wedding I could physically do. They wanted someone local, who was familiar with the venue and Seattle area vendors, so while I was only driving 15 min, I was happy to take on this destination affair!

 After I kissed my dreams of an exotic waterfalls and rolling vineyard hills goodbye, I continued reading about this couple and quickly realized they have to be two of the coolest people alive. Erin is a nurse, & Chris worked in medical sales and they fell in love at work and then started a rock band together. They shared a mutual love of Parks & Rec.  and seriously have the most beautiful dog- a Samoyed named Taco- I mean, what's not to love? Erin, described her ideal aesthetic as fresh & botanical, with lots of wild greenery, neutral floral and natural accents like wood and linen. Erin mentioned that they'd be in town in  a few weeks and would love to do a walk through, but after that, the decision making would be left to me, because of the distance and lack of time to travel back and forth. All these factors made me instantly love them and a few weeks later, we met up, hit it off, and planned one of my favorite weddings yet!

This was probably my 10th or so Sodo Park wedding, but something about this wedding made me see this industrial warehouse with a whole new set of eyes, as we created a ceremony & reception that felt bright & fresh, with billowing chiffon drapes, cascading floral full of blueberries on the vine, garden roses & clematis and vintage silver compotes  full of black berries. Libby Tipton created the most stunning, hand drawn & hand cut menu cards, that we're accented by a stunning ombre'd escort card wall, that left all the guests talking. Thankfully, we had the incredibly Maria Lamb behind the camera, capturing everything beautifully! 

Erin & Chris we're truly dream clients and I wish Philly we're closer, because I'd make them be friends with me...mostly so I could hang out with Taco. Enjoy a look inside their Seattle, destination wedding!

Deepwood Estate

Last spring I was hanging out with my good friends Jordan & Maria Lamb. Our mutual friends had recently had a baby and we were at a brunch celebrating their baby dedication at church that morning. While we were eating, Maria and I got to talking and naturally work came up. Maria and I are constantly planning and scheming our next shoot, so of course we left the party with a plan in place. A few months later, I headed down to Salem Oregon to collaborate on one of my favorite styled shoots we've done to date! Deepwood Estate Museum & Gardens is one of the most picturesque venues in the Northwest. Their ornately manicured English gardens and Victorian architecture created the perfect setting for us to shoot in. I fell in love with the small conservatory full of windows and a black and white checkered floor. I knew this would be the perfect setting for an apothecary inspired lounge, paired with an incredibly Emily Rigg's gown. And how amazing is that blue tufted settee from Classic Vintage Rentals? Enjoy!

Vendors- Photography: Maria Lamb | Venue: Deepwood Museum & Gardens | Rentals: Classic Vintage Rentals | Hair & Makeup: Beth Level Makeup Artistry | Paper Goods: La Happy Design | Bridal Gown: Emily Rigg's Bridal | Wedding Cake: The Sweet Side