Gathering Grace Farm Styled Wedding

Gathering Grace Farm Styled Wedding

There is a new wedding venue in town — In Chehalis, WA to be exact. Gathering Grace Farm is on a picturesque farm, complete with a barn, forest, and large front yard that is perfect for ceremonies and parties into the night. The house itself is full of character. It boasts a large kitchen and five bedrooms — which is perfect if you’re looking for a place to stay before your big day.

9 Best Elopement Locations in Iceland

9 Best Elopement Locations in Iceland

My hubby, Zach, and I spent 8 days driving the Ring Road in Iceland this May. We made sure to stop at every waterfall, cliff side viewpoint and black sand beach possible, although my favorites were always the lesser known places. As landscape and adventure photographers, it was everything we could have dreamed of! All of Iceland lends itself well to photography, but listed below are the best elopement locations we found.

Beach Elopement Scouting — Salt Creek Recreation Area

Beach Elopement Scouting — Salt Creek Recreation Area

Growing up on the East side of Washington meant that trips to the beach were a special, once a year occasion, complete with a six hour drive each way. Now that I live in Tacoma, I'm taking full advantage of the proximity to the Pacific and I'm lucky to have married a West coast native who knows all of Western Washington's best kept secrets!

What Is A Wedding Day Detail Box?

What Is A Wedding Day Detail Box?

First and foremost, what is a detail box?

Its a box with all of your treasured wedding day items in it, ready for me to photograph on the day of. Usually it includes the wedding and engagement rings, any jewelry you plan on wearing, family heirlooms, veil, shoes, bouquet, invitations, etc. 

Prior to the wedding day I ask my couples to begin thinking about what details they would like to have photographed. Then, I ask that on the day of the wedding they have all of these items in one box for me. This helps me immensely. Not only, can I get to work as soon as I arrive (rather than chasing down the wedding rings) I will also know what items are most important and be sure to get photographs of them.

McCormick Woods Golf Club Wedding

McCormick Woods Golf Club Wedding

Megan and Garrett's wedding was so much fun! They added many personal touches to their day, from their hand written vow books to the book arch Garrett made! I loved their nerdy theme (Megan's own words!) of books that took over McCormick Woods Golf Club. Every table displayed one of their favorite authors, with the bride and groom table displaying Tolkien. Coincidence that Garrett's wedding band has Elvish on it? I think not.