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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

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