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A DIY, Fantasy and Renaissance Wedding | Leila + Kyle

When Kyle and Leila met, they were in costume, so it was only fitting that they wed in costume. On their wedding day at a private horse farm in Montesano, Washington, they were surrounded by their surrogate family, the Seattle Knights, members of the combat and reenactment troupe that has been their shared passion for the past ten years. Guest from far and wide dressed in costumes that ranged from medieval (knights, damsels, friars, gentlemen, and ladies) to magical (the green man, faeries, cat girls, and monsters).

Every detail of this wedding was a little different, and completely DIY. Starting with a morning spent getting ready that included full costume and makeup, but with a twist — elf ear prosthetics for her, chain mail for him, and weapons and armor for both! And before they could be fully wed, the bride was kidnapped by a cadre of renegade knights and her groom was forced to fight– with live steel– for her return! (Only, of course, to have her conquer him, laughingly, in her own battle in the end.) Their cake was a castle with a moat and they dined on spit-roast pig, haunch of venison, and the finest meads and ales. To end an epic celebration, they invited guests to change their costumes for a masqued ball at the end of the evening. Everyone danced late into the night under the open stars, surrounded by torchlight, while performers spun and swallowed fire.

Leila and Kyle, congratulations! We hope your first year of marriage has been a journey filled with love and laughter and many memorable performances. Hip hip, HUZZAH!

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Newcastle Golf Club Wedding Teaser | Janice + Chun

Janice and Chun were married early this month at beautiful Newcastle, where they sealed their love over an unparalleled vista. Beautiful couple, great family and friends, and an amazing sunset– perfection! I’m saving the sunset skyline photo for later, so you’ll have to be patient… enjoy!

Newcastle Golf Course Wedding PhotographyGroom chases bride in a golf cart at Newcastle Golf Club in Newcastle, WA. Seattle Wedding Photographer Persimmon Images

Great Hall at Green Lake Wedding Teaser | Caitlin + Nate

Congratulations, Caitlin and Nate! Your solstice wedding was sunny, beautiful, and so heartfelt that I had a hard time keeping it together during your ceremony. You two have found true happiness and friendship in one another, and that is one of life’s ultimate achievements. Enjoy this sneak peek of a few cute portraits from your wedding day!

Green Lake Wedding Photography in Seattle, WA. Great Hall at Green Lake Solstice Wedding

Seattle Great Hall at Green Lake Wedding Photographer. First glimpse photography in front of the Great Hall at Green Lake on the summer solstice.

Green Lake Pedicab Wedding Photography in Seattle, Washington. Couple takes a quiet moment in a pedicab by Green Lake on the summer solstice after their Great Hall at Green Lake wedding.

Rustic Snohomish Summer Backyard Wedding | Rose + Nathan

Snohomish wedding photography of rustic back yard summer wedding

Rose and Nathan are native Washingtonians who met and married in their home state, but spend most of their time in Berkely and along the California coast where they can soak up far more sun. (Can you tell I’m jealous?) They share a love of the outdoors — a common theme with the couples we got to know in 2012! — and  were engaged during a hike along the ocean, north of San Francisco. We previously photographed their engagement at Tavern Law and in Volunteer Park on Capital Hill.

Their appreciation for greenery and scenery carried over into their wedding at Rose’s family home in the beautiful Snohomish countryside where they were surrounded by a garden of fresh flowers, sweet summer sun, and twinkling fairy lights. Family lent a big hand in their wedding day: the meticulously maintained property provided a gorgeous backdrop for fun photos with a lovingly cared-for barn, a passel of fat and happy chickens, and a gorgeously groomed garden. A close friend officiated their ceremony with humor and grace, and Rose’s mom baked a crazy delicious cake that was well worth a second piece.

Surrounded by friends and family, Rose and Nathan were all smiles. We don’t see many wedding days that are so stress-free as theirs– and we loved that their relaxation really let their friendship and appreciation for each other shine all day long. Even when wedding crashers from a neighboring house tried to raid their pantry at the end of the night– they told them off, we took a picture, and everyone had a laugh about it. When life’s this good, why dwell on the little things? Instead, they danced, buoyed by the support of their loved ones and in celebration of their love for each other, under the open sky, into the wee hours of the night.

Enjoy this selection of our favorite images from their wedding day, and if you’d like to see more, have a look at the wedding day highlights slideshow we made!

Rose + Nathan’s Wedding Team:
Photography :: Persimmon Images
Hair and Make-Up :: I Love Blush
Ceremony & Reception :: Family home
Officiant :: Friend of the couple
Wedding Gown :: After Six
Caterer :: Sequim Fresh Catering
Cake Artist :: Mother of the bride
Rentals :: R&R Rentals

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