Amanda and Kevin – Beautiful Spring Roche Harbor Wedding – 4/6/13

The Details

Photographer: f7 photography
Ceremony Location: Roche Harbor Resort
Reception Location: Roche Harbor Resort
Dress and Bridal Salon: David’s Bridal
Tuxes: Groom – Miliary Dress Blues, Groomsmen – Men’s Wearhouse
Hair Stylist: Amber at Afterglow Salon
Makeup Artist: Mayra at Afterglow Salon
Florist: Michael’s Craft Store
Rings: The Jewelry Store in Renton
Invitations: Handmade by groom’s mom
Cake: Handmade by friend of the family
Caterer: Roche Harbor Resort
Entertainment: Sounds Unlimited
Officiant: Friend

Amanda and Kevin were married on April 6, 2013 at Roche Harbor Resort on San Juan Island, WA.

This lovely couple met when they were both stationed in Korea for the military and to pay homage to their service, they had lots of special touches of the military represented like Kevin wearing his dress blues, having their their wedding colors be red and yellow (the color for the Marines),  and a fallen comrade table to honor those in the military that are no longer with us.

They chose Roche Harbor as this is a place that Kevin had visited when he was a kid and since many guests were traveling already for the wedding, they thought it would be wonderful to have it be a destination wedding in a beautiful Washington location. We were excited to be here as Roche Harbor continues to be our favorite place to photograph a wedding! This was also our first wedding of 2013 so we were extra excited to be with Amanda and Kevin!

Being the beginning of spring, the gardens were just starting to bloom and we took advantage of the gorgeous cherry blossoms around the property. We had such a great time with them and their wedding party as we photographed all around Roche Harbor Resort. We even did some more stylized interior shots in the historic hotel where on the third floor there is a map of the world and Amanda and Kevin pointed out to us where they met. :-)

Amanda is from Wisconsin and most of her friends and family came from there and we learned what being from Wisconsin is about from how friendly they are to how they can party! The reception was filled with craziness, Amanda even serenaded everyone later in the evening. And the fun didn’t stop when the music ended…nope…Amanda and her maid of honor thought it would be fun to jump in the water at 11 at night. Well we didn’t want this idea to go un-photographed, so we took them over to the beach and in the water they went in her wedding dress! It will be quite the memory she will never forget and neither will we!

We enjoyed being a part of their day and capturing all of the beautiful, romantic, silly and crazy moments of their day. Check out their mini story here and enjoy!

Love,

Jenny+Jeff

Read more.. Friday, May 24th, 2013

Jenn and Keith – Elegant Garden Wedding – 8/27/11

Vendor Details
Photographer: f7 photography
Ceremony Location: Rock Creek Gardens
Reception Location: Rock Creek Gardens
Dress Designer and Bridal Salon: David’s Bridal
Tux/Suit: Men’s Wearhouse
Hair Stylist: Jessica Munoz
Makeup Artist: Jessica Munoz
Florist: Bed of Roses
Rings: Shane Co.
Invitations: DIY
Cake: Sweet Teeth
Caterer: Dominic Taitague
Entertainment: Tony Pangelian
Officiant: Peter Bruhm
Honeymoon: Italy

It was a beautiful summer day for Jenn and Keith’s wedding on August 27, 2011. Their ceremony and reception was held at the beautiful Rock Creek Gardens in Puyallup. But before we got to the venue, we had a fun day shooting all around Tacoma.

We started the day at the Hotel Murano where everyone got ready and we orchestrated Jenn and Keith’s first look. We then started the fun with the wedding party photographing with the outside hotel artwork as our backdrop. They wanted a fun urban feel for their wedding party images to contrast the garden wedding, so we headed over to the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, which has some fantastic backdrops. When we got there a one-man band was playing and the wedding party couldn’t resist showing off a few dance moves.

Then we all traveled to the ceremony site. The ceremony was very special as Jenn’s son and daughter walked her down the aisle and they also did a family coming together ritual during the ceremony to include them in the coming together of Jenn and Keith, it was very touching. Their décor at their wedding and reception were so beautiful including the completely handmade origami tree that greeted everyone as they headed into the reception.

After the party ended to sparklers, we took Jenn and Keith back to the Museum of Glass for a fun night shoot that included sparklers. Then of course, we followed them back to the hotel to get them going across the threshold to end the night right. :-)

Please enjoy checking out some of our favorite moments from their wedding day.

Love,

Jenny+Jeff

Read more.. Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

Kristine and Steve – Above Par – 8/20/11

The Details
Photographer: f7 photography
Ceremony Location: Gig Harbor Golf Club
Reception Location: Gig Harbor Golf Club
Dress Designer and Bridal Salon: David’s Bridal
Tux/Suit: Mens Wearhouse
Hair Stylist: Beverly Gilbert
Makeup Artist: Roni Richards
Florist: Wendy from the Gig Harbor Safeway
Rings: Kay Jewelers
Invitations: Michaels Art Supply
Cake: Costco Cheesecake
Caterer: JW
Transportation: Groom’s dads car, he chauffeured
Entertainment: Brides cousins ran the music
Officiant: James McEachran
Honeymoon: Las Vegas

Kristine and Steve were married on August 20, 2011 at The Gig Harbor Golf Club on an amazingly beautiful summer day. They are golfers so getting married at a golf course was key for them. It was great because the golf club put the ceremony right out on the golf course with the most amazing view of Mount Rainier as the backdrop to the ceremony.

Before the ceremony, while Kristine was getting hair and make-up done, the guys decided they needed some stress release so they went out and did some target practice with their guns. In fact, they felled a tree by shooting it. It is always amazing how much more relaxed the groom is when he does some cool activity in the morning before getting dressed.

Once everyone was ready, we had a sweet first look with Kristine and Steve underneath one of the trees on the golf course, then we had a great time with the wedding party all around the property. We even played on the putting green and had a really good time. Their wedding party was  a little different because they mixed it up with guys and girls. Kristine had a bridesman and Steve had two groomswomen in the wedding. This seems to be a new trend and we think it is really cool to have the people that are closest to you stand up for you no matter if they are guys or gals. After our fun time with the wedding party, we then climbed into golf carts with Kristine and Steve for a romantic pictorial with them around the golf course.

Taking advantage of being on a golf course, a golf cart was also used during the ceremony as Kristine’s dad drove Kristine to the ceremony before walking her down the aisle where they got married with the backdrop of Mount Rainier. Their reception was really fun with Kristine and her maid of honor singing some of their favorite songs while dancing. We ended the night with Kristine and Steve driving off in Steve’s dad’s car, once they got all of the saran wrap off of it, to head to the hotel for going across the threshold shots at the hotel.

We had a great time being a part of their day and hope you enjoy seeing some of our favorite moments from their wedding day!

Love,

Jenny+Jeff

Read more.. Monday, July 9th, 2012

Juliana and Brian – Rockin’ Seattle Wedding – 7/16/11

Vendor Details

Photographer: f7 photography
Ceremony Location: The Skansonia
Reception Location: The Skansonia
Dress Designer and Bridal Salon:  David’s Bridal
Tux/Suit: Men’s Wearhouse
Hair Stylist: Braeden Blunt at Vain Salon
Makeup Artist: Tiffany at Blackline Beauty
Florist:  Skansonia
Rings:  Bride – Seattle Diamonds, Groom – Amazon
Invitations: 1-2-3 Print
Cake:  Borracchini’s Bakery
Caterer: Skansonia
Transportation: British Motor Coach
Entertainment:  Woodrush
Officiant: Bride’s uncle
Honeymoon:  Whitefish, Montana

Juliana and Brian were married at the Skansonia in Seattle, WA. The Skansonia is a unique location for a wedding with a fantastic view of the Seattle Skyline.

Their wedding day had music throughout the day. When we arrived in the hotel suite for hair and make-up, the 80’s rock was blasting on the iPod. Brian is a musician and the entertainment for their wedding was his former band Woodrush. In fact, he picked up a guitar during the reception and played a few songs for the crowd. It was a very fun and unique thing to be a part of at their wedding.

But before all of the fun of the reception, we had a fun time running all around Gasworks Park in Seattle as Juliana and Brian wanted Seattle as their backdrop since that is the view you have from the Skansonia as you get married on their back deck. We had a lot of fun with their wedding party and being in Seattle we even had a brief rainstorm blow through so we had to hide out in the old gasworks pipes. But then the clouds broke and we got a rainbow over the city, it was beautiful!

The Skansonia itself is a very cool and unique venue. It has a very Seattle feeling to it, what other city would have an antique ferry that you can get married on? It has a very vintage feeling to it, so Juliana’s amazing necklace fit right in with the location. At the end of the night, they wanted to continue their Seattle viewpoint tour, so we followed them for some fun night shots at Kerry Park utilizing the cool car provided by British Motor Coach.

We had an absolute blast at their wedding and hope you enjoyed seeing some of what we captured on their wedding day. Please comment away!

Love,

Jenny+Jeff

Read more.. Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Lindsey and Michael’s Classic Summer Wedding – June 21, 2011 – Kensington Gardens

The Details

Photographer: f7 photography
Ceremony Location: Kensington Gardens
Reception Location: Kensington Gardens
Dress Designer and Bridal Salon: Vera Wang from David’s Bridal
Tux/Suit: Groom: The Tux Shop Bride/Groomsmen: Men’s Wearhouse
Hair Stylist: Jeffrey @ Hair and Jeffrey Salon in Tacoma
Makeup Artist: Barbara @ Lip plus Cheek in Tacoma
Florist: Metropolitan Market — Carolyn
Rings: Bride: Turgeon Raine, Seattle; Groom: Joseph K, Portland
Invitations: David’s Bridal
Cake: Bruce Palmer (Family Friend)
Caterer: Kensington Gardens
Transportation: Limos: Cordial Limousines, Issaquah
Entertainment: Ambrosia String Quartet
Coordinator: N/A
Officiant: Pastor John Jenks, Cascade Covenant Church, North Bend
Honeymoon: Sandals Royal Caribbean, Jamaica

Lindsey and Michael were married on June 21, 2011. A Tuesday wedding? Absolutely! They wanted their wedding on the summer solstice which happened to fall on a Tuesday this year. Lindsey and Michael also opted not to have a long engagement, from the date of their engagement to their wedding day was roughly 3 months, because when you know…you know, so why wait. You would think with that short of a planning timeframe that there would be details lacking, but absolutely not. Their wedding was gorgeous and they were surrounded by their family and friends.

Lindsey and Michael were married at Kensington Gardens, which is a beautiful venue for a garden wedding. Since the architecture and grounds had an old classic European castle feel, we used the bridal parties swords, throwing daggers, and knives as props.  All we were missing was a dungeon and a dragon to slay. :-)  The bridesmaids even had daggers hidden under their dresses.  Their ceremony was a truly unique experience. Instead of the traditional line-up of chairs, they had everyone stand around them, encircling them during their ceremony in the garden. It was very intimate and wonderful. They hosted a lunch reception complete with dancing, cake and fun.

After the wedding, everyone headed to Bremerton and got on the ferry to head back to Seattle. We had a blast photographing them on the ferry and then going around Seattle for an after wedding shoot, where we were treated to an absolutely amazing sunset that only Washington can give us! We then followed them back to their hotel so that we could photograph Michael carrying Lindsey over the threshold to end a wonderful wedding day.

We had an amazing time being a part of their classic summer wedding, please enjoy seeing their day through some of our favorite images…

Their details were very elegant and beautiful. A note about their cake…it was made by a family friend using the exact same cake tins used to make Lindsey’s parents cake on their own wedding day. A very cool and personal touch for their wedding.

Watching the transformation into bride and groom is really one of our favorite parts of the day. It was fun to see both Lindsey and Michael’s mom there to help Lindsey as she got dressed.

Lindsey and Michael are such a wonderful couple and so in love. We had a blast photographing them all day and in so many awesome spots. And check out the sunset they had on their wedding day! Amazing!!

Lindsey and Michael had a great entourage of friends. They all really wanted to have fun and play it up for the camera. This was our first time photographing a wedding party on a ferry, it was super fun and a very unique experience!  We went to one of our favorite “urban” spots at Pioneer square and had fun playing with the “Bridesmaids”.  Hopefully you catch that in the photos above.

We really loved the layout for their ceremony having everyone surround them while they got married. We hope we get to experience this again. Oh and did you see the amazing dip during the kiss, that was a surprise move…although knowing that Michael is quite the dancer and dipper as we learned during the engagement session, we should have known he’d do something cool like this!

Their reception was so much fun with all the activities including a little air guitar to Journey. :-)

We hope you enjoyed seeing some of Lindsey and Michael’s wedding day. Please let us know what you think.

Love,

Jenny+Jeff

Read more.. Tuesday, August 9th, 2011