It was a perfect, sunny PNW afternoon for these two! We made our way down Chuckanut Drive and parked int he lot above Clayton Beach to explore the woods a bit before making our way down to the long stretch of sand. This is one of my favorite beaches in the area, mostly because of the amount of soft sand! I always love when couples bring along a change of outfits, too. So we were able to get a more casual and more dressy vibe!
The Heliotrope Hotel is a little gem located just minutes from downtown Bellingham offering easy access to all sorts of Pacific Northwest fun. It’s right on the bus line and walking distance to all sorts of local businesses- it makes for a great jumping off point for whatever your adventurous heart desires. It’s also the perfect spot for a unique kind of wedding day! Friends and family can all stay in the newly renovated rooms and the pavilion is the perfect size for a smaller wedding ceremony. This session was meant to feature just that- an all day adventure starting and ending at the Heliotrope Hotel!
I loved working with this awesome team of vendors to really show off the unique and colorful aspects of the Heliotrope. We wanted to show how a couple might utilize this space and take full advantage of the central location. These two started the day off with a hike with their dog (the hotel is dog friendly, too!) before coming back to get ready for their celebration! You’ll see photos in the hotel rooms that are full of natural light, shots of their bridal party on the property with all kinds of bright and geometric backdrops as well as ceremony and reception photos. Everything took place right onsite which is what really makes this venue special. Everything is all in one place and you can spend the time with your guests relaxing and enjoying yourself!
Every single one of the businesses involved in this shoot are LOCAL and AWESOME. We all specialize in weddings and events and can help make your day special, too. Absolutely check each one of them out if you’re on the lookout for vendors of your own!
Featured Wedding Vendors:
Styling/Coordination: MOMAD Productions
Event Rentals: Wander Event Rentals
Balloons and Stationery: Spruce
Florals: Pozie by Natalie
Desserts: Gathered Confections
Cocktails: Sara Galactica
Makeup and Model: Sarah Rorvig
Hair: JL Does Hair
Jardin Del Sol is a beautiful little garden venue tucked away in the lovely Snohomish, Washington area and offers SO many fantastic backdrops all within steps of the main venue area. Each time I’ve had the opportunity to shoot here the space has been immaculately kept and full of color.
As often happens on wedding days in all the hustle and bustle, the bride and groom were running behind schedule- so what to do, you ask? Well, you don’t panic and you step up your detail game! The combination of the lush greenery of Jardin Del Sol and the many details Angela and Luis had worked hard to put together for their special day, there was plenty to photograph. As the couple arrived we were all geared up and ready to focus right on them as the day began to unfold.
Angela’s daughter was the flower girl for their big day and it was so sweet to watch the two girls get ready together and share some really special moments before walking down the aisle. It was a very emotional ceremony for this couple who had been together for several years and begun building a life together long before their official wedding ceremony, but they certainly know how to party after all the tears had been dried! The dance floor was full of fun on this beautiful summer evening in the Pacific Northwest. <3
Helen and Michael's wedding day was so DREAMY! The Lairmont has such charm and the garden and patio space was the perfect fit for these two and the casual and relaxed evening with their people. The guests even got to enjoy an amazing meal by Ciao Thyme and music by Hot Damn Scandal! A true PNW wedding full of so much local talent!