In Category: ‘Easter Washington Weddings’
Wiffle Ball, BBQ, Burlap and lots of fun.
We had a great time at Alicia & Ross’s Wedding. We had never been to Shadow Lake Ranch in Prosser, Washington, before, but it was like an amazing oasis in the desert! We drove up through some really crazy rock formations that looked like they were straight out of a Sci-Fi movie….then we hit the ranch and it was just gorgeous. I’m a sucker for old out buildings, fields, big open spaces and not to mention an amazing view of the Yakima River and valley. I fell in love. Shadow Lake Ranch just got jotted down in my little “special wedding venues” notebook (ps…if you are getting married there…we want to shoot it!)
I loved how Alicia and Ross went about planning their day…things that meant something to them…like spending some time alone in prayer and washing each other’s feet during the ceremony (a first in my 10 years of wedding photography and I cried through it! It was so cool!). They also had some fun things like…BBQ (amazing!) and a local band that rocked.
I loved this wedding Gown from Amy’s Bridal in Richland, Washington. I loved that this amazing wedding gown had pockets!! Every wedding gown needs pockets!
Friends of the Bride and Groom made this fabulous sign! I loved it so much! What a fun gift to be able to give a bride and groom.
How incredible is this bridal bouquet from Twigs & Petals, (a florist in the Tri Cities)? Complete with succulents and silver/grey dusty miller leaves…I was in love with this when I laid my eyes on this baby! It was absolutely in love with this bouquet.
How gorgeous is this cake from Frost Me Sweet Bakery & Bistro, in Richland, Washington? I loved the texture of the frosting on this cake! So fun! **Just a little plug for one of my FAVORITE restaurants in the Tri Cities!! This was the first bistro that we tried that reminded me of being in Seattle. Their Crab Cakes are to die for….my picky 10 year old orders them for her meal. If you are ever passing through, make sure to stop by Frost Me Sweet and order the Norm Burger on a Gluten Free bun. BLOW YOUR MIND INCREDIBLE! And grab some GF cupcakes for the road. You will be so happy you did.
Tri Cities Washington & Eastern Washington Wedding Vendors:
Wedding Ceremony & Reception Venue: Shadow Lake Ranch, Prosser, Washington : Rustic, Relaxed and beautiful wedding venue! I loved this place so much!
Wedding Gown: Amy’s Bridal Boutique, Richland, Washington
Mint Bridesmaids Dress :Ebay (or similar dresses found here on amazon.com)
Wedding Flowers: Twigs & Petals, Kennewick, Washington
Wedding Cake: Frost Me Sweet Bakery & Bistro, Richland, Washington
Tri Cities Wedding Photographer: Kaylee Eylander Photography
If you are getting married at Shadow Lake Ranch, we would love to be a part of your big day! Email me at Kaylee@eylanderphotography.com or visit my contact page! I would love to hear all of your details and your story!
I can honestly saw that when I chatted with Jessen’s mom on the phone about a year ago, I knew this wedding was going to be a fun one! She told me about Lakedale Resort on San Juan Island, all of the fun details that Jess and Freddy were planning and just how much fun they were. well..once again, I was blown away. The beauty of San Juan Island was incredible, but these people were seriously fun and inlove!
We had some out of the ordanary things happen on this wedding day…and these two weathered all of them like champs! Just to name a few:
- Bees were swarming the beach at the American Camp beach where Freddy & Jess were going to do their first look…and we didn’t have the epi pen that we needed for Jess. She was so brave!
- We were photo bombed by a total stranger, about .5 seconds after Freddy saw Jess for the first time at the First Look! Luckily, after the whole wedding party and family hollered at him…he got the hint and wondered off!
- There were multiple bees in the bride’s veil and Drew fought them off like a warrior!
- Their sweep pup had some doo-doo issues. I will leave it at that.
They also had some amazing DIY wedding details that I was so excited about! Some of my favorites were:
- Random glass bottles wrapped with twine for centerpiece vases
- Fleece blankets wrapped with string for wedding favors for guests
- Torn fabric garland with random photos of the bride & groom hanging around the reception tent
- driftwood directional signs and handmade wedding arch
Here’s part one of their creative and special wedding day!
If you are looking for a Walla Walla or Tri-Cities Wedding Photographer, I would love to hear all about your fun wedding details! I also still travel to Seattle and Snohomish for weddings. Visit my contact page and tell me everything!!!
Today I was working on Cherami & Scott’s amazing winery slash vintage DIY backyard wedding and I came across these that were just too gorgeous for me not to post today. I had to stop everything and just take the time out because I love them so much!
Does Winery/DIY Vintage Backyard wedding sounds a little confusing? Well…Its a long, wonderful story, and in their full blog post I will explain everything, don’t worry! But for now, I will just share a few great images that, in my husband’s great wisdom, he pushed me to take the bride and groom out to the vineyard across from Tagarus to take a few images. They were worth every second!
If you are looking for a tri cities photographer that loves DIY and winery weddings, I would love to hear all about your details! We are currently are booking our 2014 Wedding Season and typically book 12-18 months in advance of the wedding date. Contact me through my contact page and tell me all about your amazing details!
We had so much fun at Brooke & Tommy’s Hayden Lake Country Club Wedding in Hayden, Idaho. I love when destination weddings have a sentimental meaning to the bride and groom, and Hayden Lake is where the groom spent lots of time in the summers of his childhood. Hayden Lake Country Club was one of THE most unique and beautiful wedding venues we have been to in almost 10 years of shooting weddings! Not only was in a gorgeous setting, the dance floor was on a deck so close to the water. It had a very Northwest vibe and was classy and laid back at the same time.
I loved all of Brooke’s fun DIY details. Just some of my faves were:
- Peg board & clothes pin
- Succulent centerpieces
- Bunting for the center aisle
- Vintage wedding pics of family
- Polaroid guest book
And that is just a start! She did all of their flowers as well! I see a career in wedding planning in the future! :)
Part Two of this fabulous Nautical Chic Hayden Lake Country Club Wedding coming soon!
If you are looking for a DIY loving wedding photographer in the Tricities or Easter Washington Area, I would love to hear from you! I LOVE shooting outdoor weddings with lots of fun DIY Details!
Idaho Wedding Vendors:
Wedding Photography: Kaylee Eylander Photography
Wedding Ceremony and Reception Venue: Hayden Lake Country Club
Wedding Gown: Luly Yang
Flowers & DIY Deets: The Creative Bride :)
Catering: Hayden Lake Country Club
Bridesmaids Dresses: various sources