Thomas Wedding

Monroe, WA

Jeff and Emma were married last August 24th. This is my second time venturing to the gorgeous Pine Creek Nursery just outside of Monroe (see here and here). The landscape is quite stunning and in the summer, bursting with bright florals. Not to mention, Gwen, one of the owners is so kind and pays attention to detail in all her floral work and set up.

Jeff and Emma had a beautiful ceremony at Cascade Community Church with a short reception after. I adored their exit too! Jeff is involved with racing and their exit was so unique and perfect to the couple. They truly are racing into life’s new race! Congratulations, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas!

Venue: Pine Creek Nursery & Cascade Church

Dress: David’s Bridal

Florals: Pine Creek Nursery

Kaitlyn & Matt’s Wedding Day

Venue: Pine Creek Nursery & Cascade Community Church / Monroe, Washington

Matt & Kaitlyn were married on November 5th. A day that cleared in the middle of two days with snow! The heavens opened up just for them. This day was full of unique arbors, green houses and the stunning fall colors. Kaitlyn and her gals got ready in this amazing green house off her house and the couple did their first look and photos at Pine Creek Nursery under stunning canopies. Their bridal party was full of characters, happy laughter and gorgeous smiles. Later that afternoon, they had a heart warming ceremony and reception at Cascade Community Church. I love the background she chose for her ceremony and the custom made arbor Matt crafted that they said “I do” under. Take a moment to check out Matt’s precious face when Kaitilyn is walking down the isle – I about lost it too. Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. McAuliffe; you both are treasures!

 

DeRosa Wedding

Sacramento, California

Dan & Lisa were married last March at Lake Natoma Inn just outside of Sacramento. This was a fun and unique wedding as my husband Trevor was also able to be the officiant! We have truly enjoyed being able to do weddings together. Thank you for having us be a part of your big day Dan and Lisa!

Lisa’s Reflection on her wedding day:

The moment came just about as quickly as it left. Bouquets neatly tied with ribbons, guest programs set on the tables, and the bridal party standing in line, it hit me: I am the bride at this wedding. Though I have celebrated with many couples on their special day of matrimony, this day was different; it was my wedding! I walked down the pathway and across the dance floor with my dad who gave me away to the man I love standing before Trevor (our pastor) and our guests. With my bridesmaids and Daniel’s groomsmen standing beside us, we felt the love and support of each person in the room. My girls had been with me since Friday afternoon encouraging me, praying with me, and just enjoying the time together. Daniel and I held hands as Trevor spoke about the marriage model reflecting that of Christ and his church. While paying close attention, I couldn’t help but catch myself thinking “This is the ceremony that we planned. These are the family and friends that we invited. It all came together! Thank you God! Okay, now I need to read my vows without getting too choked up…” I knew that once I started to read them out loud, it would be difficult to keep it together. I cried while writing them so at least I am consistent haha.

I do believe that all the emotions of the day just overflowed when I stepped onto the dance floor with my dad and the song Butterfly Kisses came through the speakers. I know lots of girls dream of their wedding day for many different reasons; for me, I have had this dance with my papa picked out for a long time. He has played this song for me on several different occasions but one time in particular meant so much to me. I had been having a bad week health wise in high school so when Dad came home from work one day, he brought me a teddy bear with a butterfly on its nose that played Butterfly Kisses with the push of its paw. Just a small gesture, but I can’t begin to articulate how much it meant. I felt like we were the only ones in the entire room while we danced. That was truly a moment that I will never forget.

After all anticipation, stress of getting it all done, and how completely exhausted I was, not gonna lie, I am honestly surprised how much I really enjoyed the celebration! But this would not have been possible without the incredible help of our loved ones. I have a hard time finding the words to really express my appreciation and gratefulness for an awesome power couple that both played huge roles in our special day. But I will try because they deserve so much more than just a thank you. Trevor, what a blessing to have you officiate our wedding. We felt so loved and known as you helped us through the planning process. To share the truth of the gospel and the love of Christ for His church with our loved ones fulfilled a desire that both Daniel and I hoped for our wedding. Hilary, we absolutely loved having you as our photographer. You are so talented and seriously have the best eye for lighting, color contrast, and special wedding pictures that I would never have thought of but love! Thank you for capturing the cherished moments of the day!

Lopez Wedding

Long Island, NY

Javie & Christie were married on October 24 on a beautiful property on Long Island. It was a crisp fall day full of joy, immense love and beautiful reunions. These two are world changers; together they will continue to do mighty things. Congratulations Javie & Christie!

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Brieske’s Getting Ready

Tacoma, Wa

Some of my favorite moments are when the bride and groom are getting ready for the big day. This time of the day is typically more relaxed and the moments between family and bridal party are precious.

“Marriage is a mosaic you build with your spouse. Millions of tiny moments that create your love story.” – Jennifer Smith. Such peace and happiness flooded Tom and Kaitlyn this morning! Here is a start of the beautiful picture that they are continuing to build upon.

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Sunset of the Season

Tacoma, WA

Tom & Kaitlyn had one of the most gorgeous sunsets I have been able to document this season on a wedding day! I am really glad they opted to sneak out during their reception for a few minutes so we could capture some of these shots!

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Shiner Wedding

Olalla, WA

Beth & Doug were married at the Edgewater House a few weeks ago on a beautiful September day. This was a stunning venue right on the water. Their decor was nothing short of intimate details and stunning florals. I was obsessed with the succulent in her bouquet! This was such a fun day – from writing vows in a giant tub, many sentimental tears with family, a sassy flower girl, such close attention to details throughout the whole day, delightful food and dancing. This wedding truly was a magical day – congratulations Beth & Doug!

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Griffin Wedding

Tacoma, WA

I had the privilege to photography with my good friend and Portland photographer, Bethany Jeffery last August for the Griffin Wedding! It was such a stunning day! They were married at the University of Puget Sound’s Kilworth Chapel and had a gorgeous reception at the LeMay Car Museum that overlooked downtown Tacoma. Here is a little preview of Matt & Sammie. Congrats you two, so excited for your new journey ahead together!

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McCarville Wedding

Des Moines, WA

Kelly & Bobby were married August 8th at Des Moines Beach Park. Overlooking the beautiful Puget Sound, it was a perfect setting – despite the slight rain! They braved the fluke rain that happened during our summer heat stroke and just as their ceremony began, the rain stopped! A miracle to start off a happy marriage! Congratulations you guys!

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