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
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!