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Rural Snohomish Backyard Wedding Teaser | Rose + Nathan

Rose and Nathan were married in the back yard of his family home in Snohomish. I don’t know what was more beautiful, the lush, green, rural location, or the smiles on their faces. These two gorgeous friends and lovers are the perfect team and we can’t wait to share their whole wedding with you, soon!

Seattle wedding photographer wedding portrait of rural Snohomish backyard bride and groom. Green and khaki wedding colors.

Abernethy Chapel Oregon City Scottish Highland Wedding | Johanna + David

Abernethy Chapel Wedding photography in Oregon City, Oregon. David + Johanna

After a long courtship, our dear friends Johanna and David were recently married at the brand new Abernethy Chapel in a wedding that combined the old-world charm of an East-Coast style chapel with the faraway lure of the Scottish highlands. All of the photos from their wedding day (below) were taken on the grounds of the chapel, part of the Abernethy Center in Oregon City, Oregon. With all the lush, green areas around the chapel and on the patio, it’s hard to tell that it’s not a large, sweeping venue in the middle of nowhere!

In a tribute to the groom’s Scottish heritage, the bride and her Maid of Honor carried flowers that called to mind the wilds of the Scottish heath. David wore his family tartan, while the groomsmen wore black shadow kilts and welcomed the newly married couple to their reception through a sword arch. Their wedding was simple and nostalgic, but very special– A moving commitment to spend their rest of their lives together. Not to mention, this is one of the only morning/champagne brunch weddings we’ve been to and it was a fun switch to see everyone celebrating mid-day and showering the bride and groom with flowers for their grand departure before the afternoon was over! (We also learned that day that chocolate fountains + a strong breeze =  a tasty spattering of chocolate mess!)

David and Johanna, we wish you both all the happiness in the world for your new marriage. And we hope that Dave finds a new job in Portland very soon so you can be well and done with long-distance commuting!

The Wedding Rundown:
Photography :: Persimmon Images
Venue :: Abernethy Chapel
Hair :: Salon Magnolia
Rings :: Gary Swank Jewelers
Groomsmen Gifts :: Battle Mugs
Officiant :: Radiant Touch Weddings
Bagpiper :: Rob Barrick
Flowers :: A Floral Affair
Cupcakes :: Simply Sweets
Transportation :: PDX Limousine

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A Seattle Tennis Club Wedding with Sweet, Southern Charm | Andrea + Eli

Seattle Tennis Club Wedding on Lake Washington by Seattle wedding photographers Persimmon Images

Oh my, here’s a wedding we’ve been holding on to, waiting to share until the weather got warm again! Meet Andrea and Eli: Not only are these two an amazing couple, they’re also our neighbors! They were married last summer at the Seattle Tennis Club in a wedding where the wild Northwest met sweet, Southern charm. The day was a fine play of traditional elegance versus rustic simplicity, the perfect contrast to compliment their relationship– one minute volleying tennis balls at each other in formal wear, the next making the perfect Toastmasters toast. Sophistication with sass, like a fine dinner party after a really great hike, every minute filled with smiles.

Their ceremony was outdoors, next to the courts on a large lawn sitting just above Lake Washington. It was the most perfect, languid summer day with blue, blue sky and gauzy clouds. As we watched, guests were not only buzzed by seaplane but also visited by a steamboat! I love the Northwest. Andrea surprised Eli with a trumpet voluntary as she was walked down the aisle by her beaming father. And then these two sweethearts were married by their wonderfully charismatic friend in a heartfelt, tearjerking, cheek-hurting ceremony.

For good measure, after they were wed, Andrea and Eli staged their first married tennis match while their friends looked on (and set up the scoreboard to read their wedding date). The boys were suave in blue and white seersucker suits and the girls were lovely in “angel blue” dresses, not just picture perfect but really the ideal bridal party, full of love, laughter, and support for their dear friends. I don’t know if I’ve ever seen a group as willing to go the extra mile as they were. These guys partied hard, dancing well into the night, filling up the photobooth with hilarity and heart. It really was a day of love, and we loved every minute.

The Wedding Rundown:
Venue: Seattle Tennis Club
Hair and Makeup: Habitude Salon
Ceremony Music: Windsong Trio
Officiant: Friend of the couple
Flowers: Juniper Flowers
Cake: New Renaissance Cakes
Reception Music: Michael Benson Band
Photography & Photobooth: Persimmon Images
Transportation: British Motor Coach

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Whibey Island Wedding Teaser | Rob+yn

Rob and Robyn were married last month on Ebey’s Bluff, a beautiful state park that overlooks the Puget Sound on Whidbey Island. We’ll be showing them their wedding photographs on Sunday at our studio, but until then, here’s one image for you, for their big Brady Bunch family, and for their devoted friends.

Whidbey Island Camp Casey Wedding Photography by Seattle photographer Persimmon Images

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