It was one of those Northwest foggy gray fall days. And while I love those days, I was planning on there being clear skies for the sunset. Right as I was getting ready to leave, the clouds started to clear, hooray! The rest of the evening was golden. Jael & Gilbert’s engagement session was perfect.

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Over Labor Day weekend I was out towards the East Coast for Megan & Erik’s destination wedding at the Pittsburgh Opera. This is the furthest Photography by Betty Elaine has ever travelled to photograph a wedding day, and it was truly an honor to be there. I’ve known Megan & Erik since their proposal, to their engagement, and today I am sharing their wedding day, HOORAY! We had a rainy day that we weren’t *quite* sure if it was going to clear up. This changed the first look location onto the trolley as our creative thinking indoor spot. And it was such a perfect moment! They could not stop laughing and smiling.

Some other highlights from their day? Bridal portraits in North Shore were a dream, Randy Land was so colorful and unique, the most amazing florals from greenSinner for both bouquets and centerpieces, Calvin and Hobbes quote during the ceremony, a pie dessert table at the reception, and probably the best dance party of the weddings I’ve been to this year thanks to the band Radio Tokyo (truly fantastic).

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Bridal Bandeau Veil: Twigs & Honey http://www.twigsandhoney.com
Brides Shoes, Bridesmaids Jewelry: J. Crew https://www.jcrew.com/wedding.jsp
Venue: Pittsburgh Opera House
Event Planning: Natasha Brody – Hello Productions http://www.helloproductions.com
Floral Design: Jimmy Lohr - greenSinner http://greensinner.com
Catering: BIG Catering
Sweets: The Pie Place http://thepieplace.net
Band: Radio Tokyo http://www.facebook.com/radiotokyorocks
Rentals: All Occasions Party Rental http://www.allparty.com
Photography: Photography by Betty Elaine http://bettyelainephotography.com

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Hooray! Today I’m sharing Alexia & Travis’ wedding day at The Feather Ballroom. I am in love with Historic Downtown Snohomish. The main street is right next to the riverfront, a wedding photographers dream. Alexia was beyond gorgeous in her beaded wedding gown. I was also very impressed with the flowers that were home grown from their aunt!!! *sigh* I’m so happy for this couple, they are so sweet and fun, and it was so lovely photographing their marriage. Congratulations to the newlyweds!

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I truly believe in love and marriage. It is a beautiful bond that is sacred, romantic, and real. It is work that am blessed and thankful to be doing. The couples I work with place a important value on their wedding day photography, and are passionate, fun, unique personality people. If that is you, Seattle Area and Northwest Brides, I’d love to be your wedding photographer! I photograph weddings. If your wedding is intimate or loud, outdoors, in a church, at a ballroom, in the woods, on a mountain top, in your back yard, at a vineyard, beachside, local, destination, etc, I love them all.

Photography by Betty Elaine is booking 2015 weddings | Visit http://bettyelainephotography.com/ or email contact@bettyelainephotography.com.

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