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Abernethy Chapel Wedding Sneek Peek | Johanna + David

Johanna and David were married last month in a lovely morning ceremony at the brand-new Abernethy Chapel in Oregon City, Oregon. We just wanted to share this sneak peek photograph of them in the gorgeous greenery of the chapel grounds before we share the rest of their wedding photographs next week. Congratulations, you two, and welcome to your new life together as husband and wife!

Abernethy Chapel wedding photography in Oregon City Oregon

Sunny, Seaside Stanwood Wedding | Michelle + Chad

Michelle + Chad Stanwood summer beach wedding on the Puget Sound. Wedding photography by Seattle wedding photographer Persimmon Images

Our dear friends Michelle and Chad were married on a warm, summery day on the lawn of a family home that faces the cool waters of the Puget Sound. We live in an area with some of the most spacious, amazing private homes set in beautiful, unforgettable locations. So, whenever we photograph a couple getting married at a family property, I know it will be a special, relaxed day, which makes for wonderful wedding images. Michelle and Chad shared a first look on a nearby fisherman’s pier and then exchanged vows in an intimate, family ceremony followed by the perfect summer evening reception. Enjoy this little peek into their wedding day!

The Wedding Rundown:
Photography: Persimmon Images
Reception & Ceremony Venue: Private Residence
Hair & Makeup Artist: Erica Madera
Officiant: Sandra Strauss
Rentals: Pacific Party Rentals

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Colorful Backyard Wedding in Salem, Oregon | Erin + Adam

Salem, Oregon backyard wedding photographed by Seattle wedding photographer Persimmon ImagesToday it’s my pleasure to share the summer wedding of our dear college friends, Erin and Adam. They were married in the lush, green back yard of Adam’s family home in Salem, Oregon. Their wedding was filled with sweet joy, bright colors, and the laughter of family and friends. I particularly loved the crayons placed on the “kids table” with coloring book sheets featuring the likeness of Erin, Adam, and their Beagle! There was croquet, badminton, and a swingset to keep guests young and old entertained. I admit a particular fondness for the tiny containers bubbles… also on the kids’ table.

Erin looked stunning in her single-strap gown, but was super comfortable hiding yellow All Stars underneath, a nod to her alma mater, the University of Oregon. Instead of a “something blue,” her garter was a UO logo, too! Filled to the brim in happiness, I don’t think we saw Erin’s eyes dry for more than an hour’s span on her wedding day. I think she’d agree that she cries easily, and I was overjoyed. I love to photograph emotional brides and grooms! Ladies, don’t be afraid to hide your emotions on your wedding day. Show the world how you feel! I guarantee that you’ll cherish looking back on your joy, even if it means smeared mascara. Besides, we can always fix mascara, but you only get one chance to take the plunge.

Anyhow, enough chatter. Here’s the rundown and their beautiful photos. Congratulations a million times, you two! We love you always.

The Wedding Rundown:
Venue – Groom’s Family Home in Salem, OR
Photographer – Persimmon Images
Videography – Witness Tree Videos
Invitations and Napkins – Letterpress by Twin Ravens Press
Catering – Willaby’s Catering
Rings – Fred Meyer Jewelers
Event Design – SHE Designs
Rentals – A to Z Party Rental
Wedding Cake – Market of Choice
Wedding Dress – The Bridal Gallery
Music/DJ – NW Mobile DJ Service

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Gorgeous Country Home Wedding in Enumclaw | Britt + Joseph

Enuclaw and Mount Rainier wedding photography by Seattle wedding photographer Persimmon Images

Today, I’m really pleased to feature this beautiful wedding I photographed early last summer as second-shooter to writer and photographer Dane Sanders. Britt and Joseph were wed at a family home in Enumclaw, Washington, right near the foothills of Mount Rainier. This quiet, picturesque farming community, where folks pick up their Saturday morning coffee wearing cowboy boots and hats, is just an hour outside of Seattle.

Britt and Joe’s wedding was a beautiful celebration of family: Britt wore a wedding tress custom-tailored from her mother’s and her grandfather, a pastor, officiated their wedding ceremony, as he has for nearly every wedding in the family. The family farm was a simply pristine piece of land with lush green fields, a small bubbling stream, cows and horses out to pasture, and chickens pecking in a pen. There were plenty of amazing details that were subtle head-nods to the rural serenity and country surroundings: a dessert pie-bar with pies made from family recipes, cowboy boots worn by the entire wedding party (three flower girls included!), antique blue-glass mason jars everywhere, vintage crates from colas and more, seed packet and coffee bean favors with the couple’s initials inscribed, and who could forget the whiskey and cigar bar!

Their heartfelt ceremony took place under a wide-branching tree strung with lanterns, where they were serenaded and read to by friends and family before the sermon conducted by Britt’s crinkle-faced grandfather, “Boppa.” Everyone shed a few tears. Myself included, though I had just met them for the first time that day. The gorgeous hardwood pew benches that the strapping boys hauled into the field for the ceremony were later hauled into another (equally pretty) field for the reception. There, guests sat around big, wooden tables with white linens, barn wood table numbers, candles, and mason jar floral arrangements.

After everyone devoured the mouth-watering buffet and dessert bar, the bride’s brother shared a tender song he wrote for her (again, tears!). The evening ended with a fireworks display, which I sadly missed because I was on my way back to Seattle for another evening event. I wish I’d been there to see it all!

I also wish I could share some of the amazing finds and vendors for this wedding, but since I was second-shooting, I don’t have those details on hand. Instead, I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves… and they do, strongly!

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