Stunning Winthrop Fall Wedding * and the joy of giving back

I feel extremely fortunate to be asked back to Seattle’s 5 star charity event Get Hitched Give Hope. Every fall for 9 years now, this group of wedding professionals creates the most beautiful and entertaining live auction party for engaged couples, touting the slogan: “Get gorgeous goods while giving back”! The organization is 100% volunteer run, driven, and sponsored. Proceeds go to  Dream Foundation and Young Survival Coalition to help carry out final dreams and provide support for survivors. Guests attend a fancy theme party at the Four Seasons with tasty food, drinks, desserts, and probably 5 unique photo booths! The whole night is inspiringing, and clients get services they need for their event, at a great price for a great cause.

Jessica bought my package in 2015 and I can not tell you how excited I was that she was planning a Winthrop wedding. If you live in Washington, you know Winthrop is a magical place.

While planning photography with them, I knew it would be a unique experience, exploring the fun personalities of this couple. Here’s a few I learned:

  1. Adam likes to scare Jessica and take her picture doing it. He also is hilarious and has too many bromances to keep track of.
  2. They are into Star Wars for sure.
  3. Alcohol does in fact help you with dance moves.
  4. People who give have the best hearts, and real sense of what a joy it is to celebrate life.

I will always remember this wedding weekend, as it was also a special family trip. Craig helped me shoot, and my teens got a much deserved break from city scenes and school. Winthrop scenes are so good for us.

The coolest end to this story, is that Adam and Jessica will be at this years auction also! It’s November 10th at 6pm.( tickets!) I get to see them enjoy another night of giving/eating/dancing, this time as newlyweds!

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Please visit one of the prettiest Resorts in the state: Sun Mountain Lodge Winthrop Wa.

 

Elegant Modern Backyard Wedding

Shout out to West Seattle!! Well, Three Tree Point, but close enough!

We have the most amazing views here – and this one was serious. A serious serious view.

Jay and Dan threw the coolest wedding party of the year, with undeniable style and breathtaking atmosphere. I enjoyed it a little….

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Stunning Spring Wedding at Melrose Market Studios

A Sunday brunch wedding with VIP flower girls, Top Pot Doughnuts and the Artist Sam Day – yes please! During our ‘important photos’ planning meeting, Abby and Ben told me how their friends’ daughters were the lights of their lives. They joked that if you came into their home, you may be confused about the photos of the four of them all over their fridge! Twist my arm, I had to take lot of photos of precious little girls all day!

Dodging rain sprinkles, we snuck in a few shots with the cheery blossoms across the street from the WAC, and then Uber’d on over to Melrose Market Studios.

Two Birds Events did an amazing job setting up the ceremony decor. Vintage gold frames with flowers, floating candles and glassy babies everywhere, simply gorgeous. Sam Day starts his live painting before anyone arrives, getting the room on canvas before adding a guest here and there. He waits until the first dance to add the bride and groom. It’s really impressive to watch it come together! DJ Leslie of Seattle Parties is always spinning the good times and keeping the party on track. And to TOP it all off – doughnuts!

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Second Professional Karen Derby

Make-up by Offwhite Make-up and Beauty

Hair by Vu Montgomery from Obadiah Salon 

Flowers by Gwen Jones of Gwen’s Creations

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Winter Wedding at the Monte Cristo Ballroom – Staci and Kevin

Most of my clients want the same experience – beautiful posed portraits, mixed with a lot of fun. Staci and Kevin had some great ideas for the fun! She shared them with me via Pinterest, and we worked out our own versions. I think this group nailed it on the ‘TV Drama Series” photo! We were so lucky to have some sunshine for this winter wedding day – I really wanted to make her ‘mannequin in the store window’ idea happen. Both the bride and groom’s children played big roles, basically entertaining their relatives by how cute they are, or how much they have grown.  The party was also on trend with colorful lighting for the reception. It’s lovely how color and light can create a perfect party atmosphere.

 

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Classic Four Seasons Seattle Wedding

Patty and Chad had the sweetest and most beautiful day! Their classic style and taste is really working for them!

It was very important to be married in the Seattle church Patty’s parents and grandparents had been married. It was also important to throw an elegant party.

With help from BreeAnn at Pink Blossom Events and the gorgeous Four Seasons venue, they created a stunning space to enjoy the night.

They even managed a classic Seattle summer sunset! Don’t they look happy?

 

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Classic Four Seasons Seattle Wedding

Classic Four Seasons Seattle Wedding

Classic Four Seasons Seattle Wedding

Classic Four Seasons Seattle Wedding

Classic Four Seasons Seattle Wedding

Classic Four Seasons Seattle Wedding

Classic Four Seasons Seattle Wedding

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photo credit: Derby Photography

Classic Four Seasons Seattle Wedding

Classic Four Seasons Seattle Wedding

Classic Four Seasons Seattle Wedding

Classic Four Seasons Seattle Wedding

Classic Four Seasons Seattle Wedding

            Rentals: Pedersens
·           Videographer: Pixel Dust
·           Draping: Prop Gallery West
·           Transportation: British Motor Coach
·           Bridesmaids’ Dresses: J Crew
·           Cake: Four Seasons Seattle
·           DJ: Affairs To Remember
·           Hair: Gene Juarez
·           Makeup: Salon Maison Bridal
·           Floral Design: Aria Style
·           Wedding Dress: Luly Yang Couture
·           Designer/Planner: Pink Blossom Events
·           Photography: Carol Harrold Photography