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Robinswood House Wedding in Bellevue, WA | Victoria + Jameson

It’s no secret that we love laid-back, outdoorsy weddings (after all, it’s what we wanted for our own!), so I was super excited when Victoria and Jameson told us that they wanted a relaxed, garden-party feel for their nuptials at the historic Robinswood House in Bellevue. These two worked exceptionally hard to DIY many of the fabulous details for their purple, blue, and green-themed celebration… they made their invitations, favors, signs, and jewelry, and much more!

We were so glad to be there from the beginning to the end of the day to watch them seal their commitment to each other. They went the extra mile to include their friends and family as a part of their wedding day, and we were happy to be counted among them.

Vicki and Jameson, we wish you a very, very happy 2-month-aversary. Congratulations on starting your new life together in California!

Wedding makeup at Seattle

Bride having makeup done in downtown Seattle at Salon Circa

Just look at this gorgeous lady! Vicki had her hair done at Salon Circa by her long-time stylist, and makeup put on by these to-die-for floor-to-ceiling windows. Photographer’s dream!

Makeup pencils and brushes for bridal beauty in Seattle at Salon Circa, photographed by Persimmon ImagesWedding portrait photographed at Salon Circa by Persimmon Images photographers

Seattle wedding photography of bride having makeup done at Salon Circa

Wedding inspiration photograph of a brideSeattle modern wedding photography detail of the bride

Wedding dress photograph of Pronovias Gabon gown in Bellevue, Washington

Wedding inspiration detail photograph of purple bouquet and pearl bracelet handmade by brideWedding day detail photograph of bridal accessories, including purple and white bouquet, pearl bracelet, and blue gemstone earrings and necklace

Buttoning wedding dresses is always more of a challenge than it seems like it should be. Shouldn’t these things come with a manual?

Bellevue bride photographed by Persimmon Images being dressed by her bridesmaids in a Pronovias Gabon gown

Modern wedding photography by photographer Kat Speyer of bridesmaids helping bride button her Pronovias Gabon gownBellevue Washington wedding photograph of bride putting on her handmade blue earrings

Vicki and Jameson’s wedding party were rockstars, and dressed the part with funktastic sunglasses. Here’s our attempt to portray their radicalness… (Did we mention it was 94 degrees? Whewww! I think everyone would have much preferred to jump in the lake.)

Modern, stylish wedding party photography at Newcastle Beach Park with bridesmaids in purple and blue dresses

Stylish wedding party in Bellevue, Washington at Newcastle Beach with sunglasses

We like to encourage our couples to have a “first look” to take a private moment with each other before the ceremony and the whirlwind of the rest of the day. It makes for really sweet, emotional photos. Both of the bride and groom and of the wedding party, who’s often standing by at a distance to observe.

Candid wedding photojournalism of bride and groom sharing a private momentBellevue wedding portrait of bride looking lovingly at her groom

Candid Photojournalism of wedding party watching bride and groom having their first look at Newcastle Beach Park

Fun wedding party portrait in Bellevue at Newcastle Beach Park, with groom dipping bride in a deep kiss

Here’s a look at some of the handmade details that were all over their wedding and reception at Robinswood House…

Wedding inspiration detail photograph of handmade wedding chalkboard sign

Detail inspiration photograph of the bridePurple themed wedding and Robinswood House with rings pictured on a tablecloth

Wedding favor inspiration: seed packets. Robinswood House wedding photography, a detail shot of the handmade embroidered ring pillow for a purple and blue wedding

Their ceremony took place under a beautiful tree in one of the Robinswood House gardens, and the text borrowed heavily from our own hand-written, secular ceremony and handfasting. This meant, of course, that I had to photograph with one eye while crying out of the other. This seems to be, more often than not, the case at most wedding ceremonies. But I manage. 😉

At the ceremony site of Robinswood House in Bellevue, the ring bearer hesitates at the top of the aisle

The groom places the wedding ring on his new bride

Wedding and engagement rings from E.E. Robbins. Photographed by Persimmon Images in Seattle.

Wedding detail photograph of purple and white Boutonnière by florist Jill Melton

Purple and blue wedding photographed at Robinswood House with bridesmaids standing at attendance

Wedding photojournalism of bride and groom during their ceremonyDavid Baker officiating the wedding ceremony at Robinswood House

Bride reading her wedding vows during the ceremony at Robinswood House

Bride and groom photographed during their handfasting ceremony at Robinswood House

Contemporary Seattle wedding photography of handfasting ceremony in Bellevue, WA

Photographer Kat Speyer captures the bride and groom leaving the ceremony site at Robinswood House, newly married

Contemporary wedding portrait at Robinswood House by photographer Kat Speyer

First dance at Robinswood House in Bellevue, WA

A wedding guest captures a photograph of the bride and groom sharing their first dance on his iPhone

OMG Bocce Ball! More weddings should have games. I love watching guests entertain themselves.

Handmade boccee ball wedding sign detail photographWedding games: Bocce Ball at Robinswood House

Wedding guests enjoy themselves playing Bocce Ball

VIcki and Jameson took a quiet moment before the really crazy shennanigans began…

Beautiful wedding photograph of bride and groom taking a quiet moment on a bench in front of the pond at Robinswood Park

Rustic garden party wedding details at Robinswood HouseDramatic wedding portrait of couple embracing under glowing light

Ya know, like this! These guys were IN.sane, and hilarious. I should note that the last song of the evening, which we of course ran out to dance to, was “I’m on a Boat!” (by Incredibad, a la SNL). Oh hells yes!

Bridesmaid in purple dress shakes her groove thang at Robinswood HouseGroomsman with blue tie around his head and sunglasses dances at Robinswood House

Bride and Groom dance: wedding photojournalism by photographer Kat SpeyerBridesmaid in blue dress and sunglasses dances

Robinswood House wedding reception photography by Seattle photographers Persimmon Images

Dress: Gabon by Pronovias
Rings: E.E. Robbins
Bride’s Hair and Makeup: Salon Circa
Venue and Catering: Robinswood House
Florist: Red Clover Creative
Officiant: Family friend David Baker

Like what you see? Check out more of Vicki and Jameson’s photographs in their wedding slideshow!

Robinswood House Wedding Teaser | Victoria + Jameson

I have been so meticulously editing photos from Vicki and Jameson’s wonderful wedding at Robinswood House in Bellevue last month… I just can’t decide which ones to show you, and I’m sure they’re getting antsy too! Here’s a tiny little teaser of what’s to come…

Wedding photography at Robinswood House in Bellevue, Washington with a young brideWedding photography at Robinswood House in Bellevue, Washington with a young groom

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