Nikki + Paul Caribbean Wedding - Portofino Beach Resort - Belize
Every time we commit to shooting a destination wedding we dive in deep whole heartedly into the entire experience. We become one with all of the guests and ebb and flow with every move and feeling we see. “Going all in” is really the only way we feel we can truly tell the full story. When Nikki and Paul invited us to be part of their Belize wedding experience with 50 of their best friends we knew we were in for a serious adventure. Like Nikki’s words describe so well, “You are my north, south, my east and west. May our love forever guide us through life’s unknown.” They lead us through some of this beautiful unknown which we will never forget.
Niki + Amit Indian Wedding - Sunriver Resort - Central Oregon
Niki and Amit are two people who literally glow with life. They are are something like a river that gives and receives and every time we find ourselves in their presence everything flows effortlessly. Their wedding was nothing short of a real journey. We were “all in” with them and even though we were in central Oregon at Sunriver Resort we felt like we went to India for 3 full days of celebration. The heat was intense. The colors were on fire. And the love shared between everyone was something we will never EVER forget
Amy + Jon Ecotrust Building Wedding - Portland, Oregon
When we first met Amy and John they invited us over to their beautiful SE Portland home. When we arrived we found ourselves immersed in a full display of wine and cheese options. They wanted to help decide which wines to choose for their wedding. Our conversations went late into the night and we learned that these two have a deep passion for telling and sharing stories. Curiosity and laughter are about the two best traits to have and John and Amy just keep going and going and going. And we loved it.
Lisa + Brian Maryland Wedding - Chesapeake Bay - Wades Point Inn
Its no exaggeration to say that Lisa and Brian tend to live in a bit of a “dream world.” Their Portland house looks like a haunted home of a ship captain, a faerie, and a crazy cat lady. Together they are in the process of writing a children’s book (Lisa writing, Brian illustrating), and they have deep-rooted love for animals, boats, and all that is weird in the world. They got engaged at a Welsh, lakeside castle in Washington, where Brian proposed with a picnic in a fairytale garden, a total surprise to Lisa.
Courtney + Brian Cirque Wedding - Merv Griffin Estate - Palm Springs
Everyone who attended this wedding at the Merv Griffin Estate knows it felt like stepping into a grand dream. The legendary entertainer Merv Griffin at this vast 39-acre estate boasts a 13 bedroom exotic home, a jaw dropping Moroccan themed play-ground. Over 60 full time vendors helped orchestrate this magnificent wedding including aerial performers, stilt walkers, circus folk, fire dancers and belly dancers. Their “cirque story of love” theme consisted of vintage and modern urban elegance. This brilliant setting was the perfect stage for Courtney and Brian to share their profound love.
Shannon + Kiernan UMBRIA WEDDING - VILLA TRE GRAZIE - ITALY
Shannon and Kiernan rented a beloved 16th century countryside Renaissance villa near a hillside town called Todi in the heart of Umbria, Italy. Villa Tre Grazie hosts 26 rooms, 11 bedrooms, 6.5 baths, high frescoed ceilings, a gorgeous pool, and breathtaking panoramic views all surrounded by olive orchards. There’s even a 17th century chapel inside. When you walk into this place it is like walking into a dream. When the warmth, charm, and love of Shannon and Kiernan along with 40 family and friends arrived at this villa, their dream immediately became a reality.
Amanda + August Seattle Wedding - Salty's Restaurant - Alki Beach
Amanda and August’s destination wedding in Seattle was one of those epic summer days filled with bright blue skies and clouds that look like oil paintings. Both of them love to travel and on their wedding day we explored many corners of Seattle. From the Hayatt House, a flower covered rooftop, strolling through bustling markets, the EMP museum and a fairy boat ride across the bay to Salty’s restaurant with award winning views of Seattle’s Skyline. Everywhere we went people celebrated their wedding day including an entire Indian wedding party who decided to circle around them dancing and singing.
Rianne + Shandy Hawaii Wedding - Big Island - Kailua Kona
If there are 2 places on this planet to share your love, Rianne and Shandy found them. In May of 2014 Shandy proposed to Rianne in Manarola Italy along the stunning cliffs of Cinque Terre. And on October 1st, 2015 they were married on a private beachfront at Kona Beach Bungalows in Kailua Kona, that hosts the largest “private beachfront home” on Hawaii. The majority of their best friends and family stayed in this epic home and shared an experience of a life time.
Lindsay + Jeff Bend Wedding - House on Metolius - Central Oregon
When we first met with Lindsay and Jeff at the Tea Bar in NE Portland our conversation lasted 4+ hours. The humor and depth of these two is seriously contagious. They are a free flowing river of timeless energy, entertainment, and depth. They chose one of the most gorgeous settings in Oregon along the Metolious River at House on Metolius. The weekend carried an aroma of casual americana with a touch of nostalgia, turning downright funky under the full moon. Grubbier-than-Gatsby swing era Friday, bookended with “putting’ on the ritz” bluegrass-hippie style Saturday.