Whoosh!

July and August 2017.

As I sit here in my home office, I’m looking at my wall calendar for the past two months and my heart is bursting with gratitude for wedding weeks well done.

Not easy in many ways.  And so good.  Most of all, I’m grateful for easy traffic, no crazy and wonderful couples who allowed me to share in a piece of their wedding day happiness.heart

You know, it’s funny to me what I remember from a wedding day.  As I look at my wall calendar, I take a trip down memory lane with some of my couples…

Trisha and Paul were married at the Grand Willow Inn in Mount Vernon.  These two darlings were smiling so big at each other during ceremony and Trisha stole a kiss or two.  Simply, she could not contain her joy!

Titian and Namita hosted their ceremony and celebration at their new and gorgeous water view home in Bremerton.  As I arrived, the music was loud, the appetizers and drinks were flowing – a pre-party before the big party!

They grew up abroad, met on the East Coast and were married in the happy company of their family and best people in Seattle.  For Katya and Eduardo, having their parents and immediate family with them was one of the best parts of their day.  For me, Katya’s gown was so elegant and pretty, perfect for her.

AND they were married in a field of lavender! Cherie and Kevin wanted to include their family and friends fully in their wedding ceremony, so it was quite the large and fun processional at Woodinville Lavendar on a hot July Friday.

I’m a dog lover.  Cody and Kristen are dog lovers.  It was great happiness to marry them at Robinswood House in Bellevue on a warm Saturday July morning.  And I loved the ‘gift’ that DJ Alan Chitlik was ‘secretly recording’ to present to them afterwards.

The vows that Ben and Danielle shared during their ceremony at Kiana Lodge were exquisite.  Enough said.

Road trip!  I traveled out to Swiftwater Cellars in Cle Elum to join Kevin and Renee for their wedding ceremony.   It was delightful to include their young son in their ceremony and for them to have 2 moments with their sweet one as they said “I Do.”

I was enchanted with the very colorful Darpin and Disha, married in the U District, with their families on Skype.  Lots of energy, colors and pure happiness.

Kaitlyn and Anthony had more than 10 years of togetherness before they wed at The Woodmark Hotel in early August.  I am so inspired by this couple’s story, their love for their sweet son and the profound delight and elation that came through in their photos.  Simply, don’t get me started on their ‘boat photo!’

Two of the most beautiful ladies.  A beautiful wedding day.  As I walked around Kylee and Brenna’s reception area before their ceremony at Trinity Tree Farm on an August Saturday, I found myself snapping photos.  They had some of the best signs and a lovely gift/welcome table…creative, inspired and so pretty.  Just like them.

Roy and Tamara took of the very best wedding ceremony selfies, EVER.  I’d like to think Roy is the ‘poster kid’ for the joy felt by all of my couples this past month or so.  Married at Robinswood House in Bellevue.

Planner Megan Bird told me to dress with ‘drama’ for Sean and Lauren’s wedding at The Fairmont Hotel.  So, happy for a special dress I have in my closet, I showed up, as dramatic as I could get!  And while the bride, groom and guests were gorgeously well-dressed, it was happiness for me to stand to the side and watch, before and after ceremony. Just watch.