25 November 2008

Allyssa and Steven | Bainbride Island

Celebration! is what I think of when I reflect on Allyssa and Steven's wonderful day (even with the rain!). Preparations and reception were held at Allyssa's parents' beautiful home. Before leaving for the ceremony held at Grace Episcopal Church, the wedding party started partying: singing and dancing and celebrating.

Some of the highlights: the gospel choir. Yes, they really did sing "Going to the Chapel." Just perfect! And, the sweet, expressive relationships Allyssa shares with her parents, sister, grandparents (and doggies). And, the walk down to the family pond where guests made a wish and set their candles afloat (often with a little help from the kids). And of course, Allyssa's fabulous Luly Yang gown.

Jeff LaPlante photographed the day with me. Thank you, Jeff! Always great to work with you! You add so much to the event and coverage.

View Allyssa and Steven's SLIDE SHOW.

View Allyssa and Steven's SLIDE SHOW.

13 November 2008

Kristy and Dan | Walla Walla

I knew I just had to photograph Dan and Kristy's wedding. They have a magical connection - a real energy that draws you in - feels like you're being wrapped up in their love. You can't help but want to be with them.

Dan and Kristy hosted their weekend celebration in wonderful Walla Walla. We had that gorgeous western Washington light everyday. Rehearsal dinner was held at 26 Brix, once the Dacres Hotel: the largest hotel in Washington Territory in 1873. The wedding day was spent at Areus: inn and yoga retreat. Views of mountains, golden rolling hills and vineyards... The sunset was amazing and we had a full moon! I must share just one of the many special details of the wedding: Kristy's something borrowed and blue - her garter - was worn by both her mother and sister on their wedding days.

Melissa Bryan of Lush Parties and Events was their coordinator. Everything was beautiful! I loved the succulents driven in from Texas. And the wonderful Sharlane Chase photographed with me. Shar, thank you for all your support over the weekend. Truly a pleasure working with these two artists together!

Congratulations Dan and Kristy!

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