There were a lot of nods to Luke’s shyness throughout the wedding day. Cheeky remarks from the officiant, not-so-subtle anecdotes told during the toasts… Laura & Luke played a bit of cat and mouse during their courtship – following job opportunities, grad school, and ultimately, each other, back and forth across the country. Luke is known among his family and friends as a man of few words, but the joy (and tears) in his eyes as he married the girl of his dreams spoke volumes.
When Laura & Luke finally decided to take the plunge and start a life together, they landed in Seattle. These two are so easy going, and I knew after their lovely neighborhood engagement session (cue the red wine, swing set and killer sunset) that their wedding would be similarly fun, light hearted, and a real class act. Recognizing that a lot of their friends had never been to the Pacific Northwest, choosing a venue that highlighted its natural beauty was a must.
Enter the Hood Canal Pavilion at Port Gamble. The venue alone was one of the most gorgeous locations I have gotten to photograph yet, situated on a bluff above sweeping water vistas. The show-stopping floral ceremony arch was created by Garden Party Flowers and set the tone of modern elegance to the day. Lori of Elegant Affairs masterfully orchestrated the day, (un-deterred by ferry complications) and the guests (and I) got to feast on some of the best food courtesy of Sunshine’s All Naturals. I adored their coffee bean bag favors, a nod to their Pacific Northwest home; Gen X Pro kept the dance floor bumpin’ and I just had to ask these two former college athletes run through the golden sunset fields.
I often find myself rocking out to MKTO’s Classic on my way to weddings, and this is why. Laura and Luke’s wedding was classy, beautiful and FUN. Congratulations you two, so happy I got to document your day!
Venue: Port Gamble Hood Canal Pavillion, Port Gamble, WA // Coordination: Elegant Affairs // Dress: The Dress Theory // Bridesmaids: BHLDN // Florals: Garden Party Flowers // Catering: Sunshine’s All Naturals // DJ: Gen X Pro // Paper: Greetings by Design // Hair: Nyesha Titus // Makeup: Krystal Kreitzmann // Photography: Meredith McKee Photography