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Bainbridge Island Wedding at IslandWood | Maggie + Brian

Wow, where do I start with Maggie and Brian’s awesome, eco-conscious wedding at IslandWood? Well, I guess it’s worth mentioning that we first met these guys last Spring, when they won a giveaway for an engagement session through Wedding Bee. That was when we discovered that they are both also University of Oregon alums (and super cool, to boot). We shot their engagement photos on the Seattle waterfront, the Bainbridge-bound ferry boat, and on Bainbridge Island itself, where Maggie grew up. We were so, so pleased to head back to the Island to photograph their weekend wedding this February at Bainbridge’s fabulous eco-learning center, IslandWood.

If you know anything about the Pacific Northwest, you know that we’re home to very wet winter weather. In fact, the extended forecast predicted rain on their wedding day for weeks and weeks beforehand. Well, Maggie and Brian were blessed with the sunniest weekend ever. That meant that while Maggie and Brian got ready, their guests could explore, and then all of us could golf-cart around the trails for some awesome photos. The only unexpected by-product of the sun was that it was super-cold (like ACTUAL February temperatures) and windy. By Saturday, there were a few  trees down on the island and the power even went out a few times that morning! Luckily, Maggie and Brian had planned a beautiful candle-lit ceremony and dinner, so if all else failed (which it didn’t), their wedding would be as beautiful as they imagined.

Family and friends came from all over the country, and Maggie and Brian gave them a weekend of gorgeous, rustic, Pacific Northwest style with delicious gourmet food, lush and lovely surroundings, and an eco-friendly message behind it all. We felt privileged to be there as part of their wedding and are so glad to count them now among our Seattle friends.

It’s fitting that we met Maggie and Brian through Wedding Bee, because now Maggie herself is a blogger there. She’ll be posting detailed recaps on the Wedding Bee Blog soon, so head over there to read her posts if you want to see many more wedding photos! Until then, enjoy this collection of some of our favorites…

Seattle skyline from Bainbridge ferry on the way to a Bainbridge Island Wedding

The Seattle skyline as seen from the Bainbridge-bound ferry, which all the guests took to get to IslandWood.

Wedding photography at Islandwood for a wedding ceremony on Bainbridge Island

IslandWood is a wonderfully unique wedding venue. It was built as a learning center to teach children about environmental issues and has miles of trails, two treehouses, a suspension bridge, a floating classroom, a lookout tower, a garden with greenhouses, eco-friendly systems at every turn, and lots more cool stuff.

Islandwood rustic wedding photography details in the natural surroundings of Bainbridge IslandWedding photography on Bainbridge Island near Seattle, WA of wedding day makeup

Wedding photography details at Islandwood before a Bainbridge Island wedding ceremony

Seattle wedding photographers Persimmon Images photograph a Bainbridge Island bride getting ready for her wedding day

Artistic wedding photography of wedding rings and details by Seattle wedding photographers Kat and Justin Speyer. Photographed on Bainbridge Island at Islandwood.

Some of our favorite ring shots ever came from Maggie & Brian's wedding. My favorite is a little farther down...

Wedding photojournalism at Islandwood on Bainbridge of bride having her hair styled on her wedding day


A Seattle groom prepares for his wedding day at Islandwood on Bainbridge Island

Maggie sent Brian a love note and some SmartWool socks as a groom's gift to open as he was getting ready. Socks were the first gift Brian ever gave to Maggie, and she had to return the favor on their wedding day.

Bainbridge Island groomsmen wait outside cabin before wedding ceremony at Islandwood

Wedding dress by Cicada Bridal in Seattle, Washington. Wedding photography by Persimmon Images.

Maggie's dress was custom made by Seattle's own Cicada Bridal and we loved it. Look at that floral texture on her sash!

Contemporary Seattle wedding photography of bride getting dresed on her wedding day at Islandwood on Bainbridge Island

Bride with dress by Cicada bridal in Seattle poses for a portrait at Islandwood on Bainbridge Island

Rustic wedding details photographed by Seattle wedding photographers Persimmon Images. Including flower hairpiece, pearls on birdhouse, white tulip bouquet, antique pearl earrings, and blue wedding shoes.

Seattle fine art wedding photography by photographers at Persimmon Images of diamond ring and pussywillow branches

Winter wedding on Bainbridge Island at Islandwood features a bride with a white tulip bouquet

Islandwood first look wedding photography of groom waiting on suspension bridge for his brid

Wedding photojournalism by Seattle wedding photographers Persimmon Images or first look on Islandwood suspension bridge with Bainbridge Island bride and groom

Brian and Maggie had their sweet first look on the IslandWood suspension bridge. (I laugh, because Maggie and I left Brian waiting "in suspense" with Justin for a little while before we showed up.)

Colorful fine art wedding portrait on Islandwood suspension bridge during a winter Seattle wedding on Bainbridge Island

Wedding photography of bride and groom on Bainbridge Island in an Islandwood tree house

I loooooove this light. So dreamy!

Fine art wedding photography of a Seattle bride in the winter sun on Bainbridge Island. Taken in a treehouse at Islandwood.

Wedding portrait in an Islandwood treehouse of a sunlit quiet moment between bride and groom before their Bainbridge Island wedding ceremony

Modern lifestyle wedding portrait photographs at an Islandwood treehouse on Bainbridge Island during a winter wedding

The last few photos were all taken at one of Islandwood's two treehouse classrooms. They're so much fun to play in... but a bit scary when the wind is blowing!

Islandwood learning center Great Hall and saw blade details at Bainbridge Island ecological camp wedding

The metal sculpture around the huge, salvaged beam in the IslandWood welcome center is shaped like a saw and forms a Mobius Strip. The inscription reads: “Tug on anything and you will find it connected to everything else.” Beautiful!

Black and white photography of the groom waiting at the wedding altar and the bride walking down the aisle on her father

Fine art wedding photography detail of candlelit wedding ceremony at Islandwood by Seattle wedding photographers Persimmon Images

Wedding photography of candlelit, rustic, winter wedding ceremony at Islandwood learning center on Bainbridge Island

Maggie and Brian created a really unique wedding keepsake by picking out a small, square area rug for their living room together before the wedding... and getting married on it! (It's identical to the one in the foreground of the above photo.)

Artistic modern wedding photography during a Bainbridge Island wedding ceremony at Islandwood. Bride and groom hold hands at the altar.

Bride and groom sealing their vows with a kiss during a candlelit wedding ceremony at Islandwood on Bainbridge Island. Wedding photography by Persimmon Images photographers.

Custom wedding wine made by bride and groom for their Bainbridge Island winter wedding near Seattle, WA

Maggie and Brian are wine lovers, and Maggie comes from a family well-versed in wine. So, naturally, they decided to incorporate wine into their wedding. They created their own signature blend at Dundee Hills winery to feature at their reception!

Islandwood wedding reception toasts by bride and groom. Photographed by Seattle wedding photographers Persimmon Images.

Seattle Winter wedding first dance to Love and Some Verses by Iron and Wine as performed by Vote for Pedro at Islandwood

Bride and groom dance at Islandwood during their Bainbridge Island wedding with music by Vote for Pedro

Modern fine art wedding photography by Seattle wedding photographers Persimmon Images of a last dance at a Bainbridge Island Islandwood winter wedding

Wedding Photography: Persimmon Images
Venue + Catering: IslandWood
Band: Vote for Pedro
Dress: Cicada Bridal
Officiant: Weddings by Annemarie

Maggie - Kat I LOVE them!!! I hope I’ve said that to you enough already, but thought I’d tell you once more again!

Amy @ Parker Haus Roles - Love these Kat! The beauty of Maggie and Brian’s wedding comes through in each photo. Maggie, you look stunning!

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