“We’ll shoot rain or shine!” is what I remember telling Diana, the wedding planner of Passionate Weddings, when we started organizing a styled shoot at Winter Green Weddings in Buckley, WA. The Pacific Northwest winter didn’t let us down either. Blue skies and sunshine teased us the day before the shoot, only to rain throughout the entire shoot on the day of. Thankfully everyone was prepared, and the venue has just as beautiful of a space indoors as it does outside.
Winter Green Wedding’s owners, Mark and Kylie, are the sweetest couple. Mark and his father built the log home and barn, now turned wedding venue, themselves. The craftsmanship and care that went into the buildings is astounding. Not only that, but it sits on acres of beautiful land. They have plenty of manicured grass — perfect for outdoor ceremonies and yard games, while most of the land is lush forest. Mark and Kylie were such a joy to work with that I’d recommend them to anyone looking for a rustic barn venue.
Since it rained all day, the model, Leslie Williams, and I couldn’t wander too far from the barn in fear of getting the Maggie Sottero gown we had out on loan from The Wedding Bell dirty. I love the shots we got near the forest, but I’m looking forward to exploring more on a drier day.
Diana, the wedding planner, did a phenomenal job coordinating the shoot. She’s new to the Seattle-Tacoma area, but she knows how to pull a shoot together! Thanks to her effort, we had a total of 13 vendors working with us to create a vintage, rustic modern vibe that fit the barn perfectly.
There were so many handmade details — like the one of a kind escort table with calligraphy by She Said Yes, and Mia Nicole Design Co.’s travel-inspired maps and globe. Rentals from Cort Party Rentals and The Meaningful Details kept with the rustic theme and Linen Sensation’s beautiful draping’s over the barn entrance and arbor tied the shoot together. Flora Blume Design provided the most stunning flower arrangements, and everyone enjoyed sweets from Hello Cupcake and 3 Bakers Dozen Cake.
Despite the typical Pacific Northwest rain, it was a beautiful shoot, and I can’t wait to work with these vendors again. Stay tuned for next week’s blog post when I share behind-the-scenes details!