Photographer: f7 photography
Ceremony Location: Uncle’s Private Residence in Leavenworth
Reception Location: Uncle’s Private Residence in Leavenworth
Dress Designer and Bridal Salon: Allure at Pearls and Lace
Tux/Suit:The Men’s Wearhouse
Hair Stylist: Emily Ramsey from Gene Juarez
Makeup Artist: Bride did her own make-up
Florist: Bride’s bouquet and guys boutonnieres – Heritage Flowers and Gifts, Bridesmaids – silk flowers from simplyserra on Etsy
Rings: Bride – Fabri, Groom - online
Cake: Kingley’s Dimensional Designs
Entertainment: iPod with family as emcee and DJ
Officiant: Robyn Rice – bride’s father
Honeymoon: Florida and Caribbean Cruise
Michelle and Andrew were married at Andrew's uncle's house, a beautiful property nestled in the forest above Leavenworth with an amazing view of the Cascades as a backdrop to their ceremony. It was also one of the hottest days of the year, but with all of the trees it kept some of the heat away for them.
Michelle and Andrew’s wedding has the unique distinction of being the 100th wedding photographed by us at f7 photography. We are so happy that it was their wedding since we actually met Michelle and Andrew at a wedding we photographed in 2008 before they were even officially dating. Although we took pictures of them that day dancing and flirting and knew that someday we might see them again. :-)
Their wedding was truly a family affair. Not only did they get married at their uncle's house, but all of the family helped with the details and day of event items like being DJ and food creators. Michelle’s dad actually had two jobs at their wedding; he walked Michelle down the aisle, and then performed the ceremony! It made the ceremony very special and unique for everyone.
Sometimes iPod weddings don’t work, but it worked well at their wedding because they had someone assigned to run the music and DJ/emcee it, so the dance floor was filled for the party, that is definitely the key to success.
One other really fun and unique thing that occurred at their wedding was to pay homage to Michelle’s maiden name which is Rice. They did this at the end of their reception. When they left, they ran through everyone throwing rice at them. What a great way to bring back an old school tradition!
We were truly honored to photograph Michelle and Andrew's wedding and it was exciting for it to be the 100th time we shot a wedding! We hope you enjoyed checking out some of our favorite moments from their wedding day. Please let us know what you think.