At the end of July I hopped on a plane to Seattle, Washington for what would become one of my favorite and most treasured wedding weekends of my career! Whitney + Nate’s celebration began at the most beautiful winery on Lake Chelan, Washington for their rehearsal dinner filled with family + friends from all across the country. This Oklahoma girl had no idea that central Washington was also wine country but oh my goodness did it provided all the views and all the good wine!
The next day we headed to Whitney’s parents organic apple + cherry orchard in Brewster, Washington for the stunning backyard wedding. With the Columbia River serving as the perfect backdrop this insanely beautiful couple had the wedding of my dreams! Complete with portraits in the orchard, the most precious golden doodles that I wished I could’ve brought on the plane home with me, and the funnest outdoor reception, I couldn’t think of a better way to spend your wedding! What made it even more special was how Whitney, Nate, and all of their family and friends made me feel so welcomed an appreciated! I hadn’t met a single person at the wedding when I arrived on Friday but by the time I headed back to Seattle to catch my flight on Sunday I felt like I had just celebrated life long friends. They sure know how to make a girl feel loved!
Below you’ll find some of my favorite images that still inspire me months after I took them! Traveling is always such a treat for me but when it means I get to meet and document a love story like Whitney + Nate’s, its even better. Needless to say, I will always suggest a backyard wedding on the Columbia River. Scroll on down and you’ll see why 😉