Rochelle and Chris Archer – Hot Pink in the Summer – 07/30/11

Vendor Details
Photographer: f7 photography
Ceremony Location: St Philomena Catholic Church
Reception Location: Federal Way Community Center
Dress Designer and Bridal Salon: maggie sottero/Pearls and Lace Burien
Tux: Men’s Warehouse
Hair Stylist: Pure Salon
Florist: Gina Bourgeois
Rings: Jared/Fred Meyer Jewelers
Invitations: Party City
Cake: For Friends Catering Sherri McIntyre, Cupcakes: Launi Paris (mom)
Caterer: For Friends Catering by Sherrie McIntyre
Transportation: Party Bus
Entertainment: City DJ
Officiant: Deacon Jerry
Honeymoon: Maui and Oahu, HI

We met Rochelle and Chris when Chris was a groomsman at Jenn and Kyle’s wedding. We love it when a member of the wedding party has so much fun with us that they then want us to be their photographers for their own wedding day. It means so much to us.

Rochelle and Chris had a wonderful church wedding on a beautiful summer day on July 30, 2011. They wanted to have lots of fun on their wedding day so we got a very early start at the salon with the girls and the guys had breakfast at the groom’s parent’s house.

Rochelle had one of our favorite details of the year, a hanger with the word “Bride” on it to hang her dress from. It was really cool and it is awesome when a bride really thinks of every detail, even what her dress will be hanging from for pictures. Also, notice the bright, gorgeous colors for their wedding. It really was a “hot pink” summer wedding! :-)

After the salon the girls came back to the house where Chris was hanging out, so we had a lot of fun keeping Rochelle and Chris apart while we got dressed, as the guys were downstairs and the girls upstairs. Then we did a really sweet first look in the backyard before hopping on a party bus to head to Seattle.

We’ve mentioned it before, but party buses are such a great way to tour around town, especially on a busy summer Seattle day. It really helped out here as we traveled to Seattle from Federal Way and hit up some very popular Seattle locations. And of course being all together on a party bus is always so fun and you can have drinks and snacks along the way! We had a great time with Rochelle, Chris and their wedding party. We went to The Olympic Sculpture Garden and Alki for that awesome Seattle Skyline view. Then we headed back to Federal Way to their church for the ceremony.

The ceremony was beautiful and very heartfelt in their church. Rochelle had both of her parents walk her down the aisle and that is always such a special moment when mom is also included in that part of the day. Their reception was at the Federal Way Community Center and was really fun. They like their desserts and had a chocolate fountain along with their yummy and colorful cupcakes. We ended the evening with a sparkler shot with Rochelle and Chris making a heart with their sparklers.

We were truly honored to photograph Rochelle and Chris’s wedding. We hope you enjoy checking out some of our favorite moments from their wedding day. Please let us know what you think.



Read more.. Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Melissa and Brendan Port Orchard Garden Wedding – 6/25/2011

The Details

Photographer: f7 photography
Ceremony Location: Ladley View Park, Port Orchard
Reception Location: Ladley View Park, Port Orchard
Dress Designer and Bridal Salon: Benitas, Silverdale
Tux/Suit: Benitas, Silverdale
Hair Stylist: Denise Bryant
Makeup Artist: MAC makeup-Lindsey
Florist: Flowers by Joseph
Rings: Jared Jewelers
Invitations: Our neighbor Deb(calligraphy)/Staples
Cake: Jenn Fitchitt, Shelton
Caterer: Essence of Thyme, Port Orchard
Entertainment: DJ Fayd
Officiant: Pat Love
Honeymoon: Cabo, RIU Palace

Melissa and Brendan were married on June 25, 2011 at a wonderful location in Port Orchard called Ladley’s View Park. They don’t do as many weddings anymore, but after the super fun event that Melissa and Brendan had, they are thinking of hosting more weddings again. The venue has a beautiful outdoor garden setting with arbors and arches with a view of Puget Sound and Seattle as your backdrop to the ceremony.

Melissa and Brendan chose to stay traditional and not see each other until the moment they got married. That means that we had to coordinate keeping the two lovebirds apart until that moment. So Jeff hung out with the guys and took them around downtown Port Orchard for pictures while us girls got ready in a hotel, then hung out to take pictures at Ladleys. After the ceremony we ran around a bit with the wedding party and then the reception was quite the party. The bride even did a keg stand, yes a keg stand!

We had a really fun time at their wedding and hope you enjoy seeing some of our favorite moments from their day…

You can see the pink running through all of their details, especially the super hot shoes that Melissa wore!

Getting ready was also quite the party for us girls. Imagine over 10 girls, hair and make-up folks and two of the cutest little newborns all hanging out together to get ready.

Melissa was so beautiful and Brendan looked great too! :-) We did all of their couple pictures after the ceremony since they kept things traditional.

They really were a fun group of friends and family. Those are definitely piggy back rides!

Melissa and Brendan’s ceremony was filled with lots of emotion and love. There were lots of happy tears!

This was definitely one of our wilder parties that we were at. I never thought I would witness a bride doing a keg stand, but check out the picture! So much fun was had!! :-)

We hope you enjoyed Melissa and Brendan’s wedding, please let us know what you think.



Read more.. Thursday, August 18th, 2011