After getting married and experiencing the planning process first hand, I have a deepened understanding of just how special the art of story telling really is. Photos are a reflection of not only the love and the connection shared between you and your guests, but tangible proof of the the intentional decisions you made leading up to the day. Some decisions are more logistical, like the speciality cocktails you chose to share with guests or the veil you researched for hours and fell in love with immediately once you tried it on. And then there are some decisions which are much more profound and emotional, like the decision to stick it out after your first argument, to move in together, and to get married in front of all your favorite people. Maybe it’s the detail on your dress, or who you chose to give a speech. The glassware you eyed for months, or who you chose to walk you down the aisle.
These decisions you’ve made along the way were a part of your heart and on your mind for months if not years. The photos should always reflect that. As if I already didn’t cherish weddings enough, I know moving forward I will cherish others stories even deeper, as if they were my own.
Allie and Ben chose to get married at Fireseed Catering in early June. We had mild temps and a subtle morning rainfall, which gave way to sunshine just in time for their ceremony and cocktail hour. It was a joy to see the unique vision they had for the space, and to witness years of planning come to fruition. Fireseed is located just an hour north of Seattle so it is convenient but still far enough away where you get that destination feel. My husband and I enjoyed all the unique shops and restaurants we were able to visit the day before and will definitely visit again soon.
There are so many things I loved about this day, like Allie and Ben’s effort to set boundaries and take time alone throughout the day to the process. I also admire their ability to stay present and to just kick back at have a good time. At one point, Allie was having such a killer time, I found her literally on the ground of the dance floor (see below!). Covid really put a damper on so many couples’ plans these past two summers, and you can really feel the gratitude come through at weddings this year, as people are finally able to celebrate again!