One of the first things Emily mentioned to me about her and Raymond’s relationship is how they are exact opposites. And having spent some time with them I now know this to be true. But the wonderful thing about relationships is seeing how two individuals compliment, encourage, and love each other. Holding hands, these two are at peace together, and ready to embark on the next part of their lives together. Which has often involved getting another dog, haha. Just joking… ;)
During their engagement session I convinced them to get barefoot and climb a tree. So their wedding day wouldn’t be complete unless I asked them to humor me with another adventurous challenge! Their wedding day had been a little rainy, but that cleared up just in time for their ceremony. Afterwards, the rain came in and it didn’t look like it would leave. So when I saw the sun peaking through the clouds later in the evening, I stole the Bride & Groom away for some sunset portraits on the beach. I thought I was keeping track of the weather but I was caught up in the moment of capturing these two, and out of no where it started pouring down on us! So thank you Emily & Raymond, for allowing me document your wedding day, and for getting caught in the rain and still beam with laughter at each other.
Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Atkins! Your wedding day was beautiful. I especially loved the individual bridesmaid dresses, the bouquets from Love Blooms Events, and the perfect northwest setting at The Cove.
Shout out to my second shooter Laura DeMers for that photo of the Bride in the driftwood! I love this one.
Venue: The Cove at Normandy Park http://www.npcove.org Hair Stylist & Makeup: Salon Maison http://www.salonmaison.net Invitations: Minted http://www.minted.com Florist: Love Blooms Events http://www.lovebloomseventdesign.com Wedding Dress: (shop / designer) Pearls and Lace, Burien, Wa. Allure Bridal Designs Brides Shoes: Jessica Simpson Grooms Suit: J.Ferra DJ: Seattle Best DJ Co. http://thebestseattleweddingdj.com Cake: Whole Foods Catering: Double Barrel BBQ http://www.doublebarrelbbq.com Bartenders: Bartenders Extraordinaire http://www.bartendersextraordinaire.com Photography: _Photography by Betty Elaine http://bettyelainephotography.com_
Processional: Michael Franti - Life Is Better With You Bride Enters: Piano Guys - Thousand Years Recessional: Bruno Mars - Marry You First Dance: Adam Sandler - Grow Old with You