Archive for August, 2014

The first thing Joe ever said to Rachel was “Do you think it is strange for a single man to have a cat?” Maybe it was the unique question or maybe it was his Navy diver physic, but from there, the love story of Rachel and the diver blossomed. And yes, Joe still has the cat!
The two were married at the point of Fountain Park near the Naval Museum in Bremerton, and had their reception in the Fountain Room, operated by the Kitsap Conference Center at Harborside.
It was a sweet wedding, watched not only by the guests, but by several hundred Bremerton ferry passengers and one or two tugboats and, of course, the Coast Guard – whose captain tooted the horn when he saw the first kiss!
Congrats to Joe and Rachel! Stay for the slide show at the end!

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The weather may have been a bit grey, but the smiles of the couple and their family were bright as Patrick and Wendy started out their ceremony. There were a few raindrops, but not enough to scare anyone! It is after all, Washington!

It is so great when we have an fabulous couple, at an fabulous venue, with an awesome caterer and a rockin’ DJ. I always know it is going to be a great day. Port Gamble is such a beautiful place to have a wedding no matter what the weather is, and Essence of the Thymes always provides the best food! GenXpro always provides great sound for both the ceremony and the reception, indoors and out. This combination of awesome wedding vendors really is the dream team, and Patrick and Wendy are such a sweet couple, they deserved a wonderful wedding day.

My favorite thing about the wedding, though, was Wendy’s vintage wedding dress! She wore her mom’s wedding dress from 30 years ago! How special is that!

Here are some of the highlights of the day. Watch the slide show at the end for more
Congrats to Wendy and Patrick! May your future be as bright as your smiles!

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It is not often that we photograph a wedding for a couple that has known each other since the first grade! They even had a crush on each other way back then! They truly are made for each other.
Their wedding at Cedar Springs in Port Orchard was beautifully elegant. “The most elegant wedding I’ve seen here”, said one of the wait staff.
They were surrounded by fantastic friends and fabulous family members throughout the day! An indicator of the closeness of the family is when they did the anniversary dance; two couples remained on the dance floor that had reached the 60th anniversary mark! Both were grand parents of the couple! Now that is solid stock! Congratulations to Emily and Quincy – may you dance at the wedding of your own grandchildren in 60 years!
Stay for the slideshow at the end!
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August is such a beautiful time for weddings. Brides need to plan almost a year in advance if they want to have a wedding in August at some of the most beautiful venues like Kiana Lodge! Sharee and Jake did just that. We did their engagement session last October and right away we noticed a wonderful chemistry between them. On their wedding day, that chemistry was there again. The minute Sharee saw her man waiting for her, a little smile crept over her face and stayed plastered there all night! I am pretty sure Jake’s cheeks hurt by the end of the night as he was the same way! So cute!
Jared from Gen X Pro had the place rocking, while guest danced and snacked on fresh frozen ice cream.
Here is a peek at the events of the day! Stay for the slide show at the end!

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Backyard weddings are the best! They are always just a bit more casual, and just a bit more unique, and just a bit more fun! Maybe because folks are just a bit more comfortable. John and Breana spent lots of time and money sprucing up the landscaping and putting down bark in all the right places. The grounds looked awesome, and they get to enjoy it for more than just one day!
The biggest surprise for many probably was John’s awesome voice. After the ceremony and after the first dance, John started the Karaoke part of the evening and blew the crowd away with his singing. That was quickly followed up by some friends who could really rock it!
It took these two a while to finally say “I do”, but when they did, they really nailed it! Congrats to Breana and John!

Make sure to check out the slide show after the photos.

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When a guy gets all dressed up in a uniform, a certain amount of formality and rigidity sets in. But as his bride got out of the limo and headed down the hill to meet him for a First Look, tough guy, Captain Mike, suddenly was a big bundle of nerves! He even shed a little tear as he saw his girl for the first time. It was pretty cute!

Tracy walked down the aisle on the top of a submarine in Deterrent Park on Sub Base Bangor, arm in arm with her son, to meet her groom. It was a short, but very sweet ceremony, followed by a traditional sword arch, which would not let them pass until they offered up a “Navy kiss”!

The reception was held at the lovely Olympic Inn at Puget Sound Naval Base in Bremerton.  It was a beautiful day for a beautiful wedding! Congratulation to Mike and Tracy!

Make sure to check out the slideshow after the photos!

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