It was a beautiful day in Seattle at the Washington Park Arboretum. I love how laid back, fun, and adventurous these two were. Emily & Raymond even climbed a willow tree with me to capture some of my favorite engagement photos! It made for a really amazing evening.

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Get ready for a MEGA blog post! Kayla & Brett had a stunning wedding day in June. I have had so much fun getting to know this Bride & Groom (remember this fun bicycle engagement!), and was excited to fly out of Seattle to witness and photograph their marriage. From ceremony through reception, the details are charming. They even wrote their own beautiful personal vows for their ceremony.

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Ceremony Venue: Noboleis Vineyards http://www.noboleisvineyards.com
Reception Venue: Washington Brewery Banquet Hall
Hair Stylist: Marissa Ward & Elegance Salon in South County
Florist: Marry Me Flowers http://www.marrymeflowers.net
Wedding Dress: Venus – Frew’s Bridal in Alton, IL
Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal http://www.davidsbridal.com
Grooms Suit: Savvy Formalwear          
Groomsmen formal wear: Savvy Formalwear
Band/DJ:  Flyer Productions out of Washington, MO
Cake: The Fudge Shoppe – Washington, MO
Catering:  B & B BBQ & Catering – Washington, MO
Officiant : Steven Bommarito
Videographer: Created Space Studios – Tell & Jessica Pryor http://vimeo.com/99477541
Photography: Photography by Betty Elaine http://bettyelainephotography.com (shout out to my splendid 2nd shooter Adam Fischer!!! I am so grateful to have you working with me this wedding season)
Songs
Processional: When You Got A Good Thing – Lady Antebellum
Bride Enters: Marry Me – Train
Recessional:  You’re My Best Friend – Queen
First Dance: Making Memories of Us – Keith Urban

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I’m not going to lie. I was a little nervous during this engagement session, we almost didn’t make it back to our car in time!

Janelle & Quinton are a adventurous couple who love the outdoors, so we left Seattle for the mountains to hike to the top of Rattlesnake Ledge. It was a gorgeous day, and the sights of the mountains were breathtaking. I had such a great time capturing this couple before sunset. But, we were on a ledge, taking photos, and the sun set! I let time get away from me and we had to jog down to our car trying to make it back before it was completely dark, haha. And it was so worth it! Janelle & Quinton, it was so much fun, and I’m looking forward to your wedding day in July.

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Hooray!!! Today I can share Torrey & Thomas’ wedding day. I have been wanting to blog this since I got back to Seattle. I met the Bride & Groom last fall when I photographed their engagement session. They shared with me that details and music were very important to them, and this beautiful wedding was filled with thoughtful moments and excellent music. Congratulations to the happy couple!

Invitations: Paperkeet www.paperkeet.com
Programs: LCI Paper DIY Template 
Escort/Place Cards: SwellAndGrand (Etsy) DIY Template
Menus: Designed and Printed by Torrey Park (the Bride)
Hair Stylist: Jessica at Salon St. Louis
Florist: Les Bouquets www.lesbouquets.com
Bridal Head Piece: PowderBlueBijoux (Etsy)
Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal
Grooms Suit: Savvi Formalwear
Groomsmen formal wear: Savvi Formalwear
Band/DJ: Rockstar DJs
Cake: Sugaree www.sugareebaking.com
Ceremony Venue: Piper Palm House in Tower Grove Park  www.palmhousestl.org
Reception Venue: City Cottage on Chouteau
Catering: Catering St. Louis
Rings: Shane Co.
Hotel: Chase Park Plaza Hotel
Transportation: BEST Transportation
Officiant: Rev. Bob Barker, All Couples Married
Photography: Photography by Betty Elaine (shout out to my splendid 2nd shooter Adam Fischer!!! I am so grateful to have you working with me this wedding season)

Songs:
Processional: The Luckiest by Ben Folds
Bride Enters: Pachelbel’s Canon in D
Recessional: Then He Kissed Me by The Crystals
First Dance: Falling Slowly by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova