Images: M. Laine Photography

Friday! Another week coming to a close. Andy & I are rushing to get ALL THE THINGS wrapped up before we head to Philadelphia this afternoon. It was a bit of a crazy (stressful) week and I am glad this one is behind us. Conrad got his first round of daycare plague (that only took 4 days), and then took a nasty tumble yesterday where he cut his eyelid. I had a few work convos hanging over my head that I was stressing about, that got mostly resolved, and I don’t know about you, but MAN am I ready for Fall.

Hopefully today’s wedding inspiration feature will help tide us over as I heard in DC it’s supposed to be “Fall-like” today, but then summer returns tomorrow … woof. We’ll be back next week with more real weddings!

From the photographer: “We’ll shoot rain or shine!” is what I remember telling Diana, the wedding planner of Passionate Weddings, when we started organizing a styled shoot at Winter Green Weddings venue in Buckley. The Pacific Northwest winter didn’t let us down either. Blue skies and sunshine teased us the day before the shoot, only to rain throughout the entire shoot. Thankfully everyone was prepared for it, and the venue has just as beautiful a space indoors as it does out.

Winter Green Wedding’s owners, Mark and Kylie, are the sweetest couple. Mark and his father built the log home and barn, now turned wedding venue, themselves. The craftsmanship and care that went into the buildings is astounding. Not only that, but it sits on acres of beautiful land. Some of the land is manicured grass — perfect for outdoor ceremonies and yard games, while most of the land seems to be forested and wild. Mark and Kylie were such a joy to work with that I’d recommend them to anyone looking for a rustic barn venue.

Since it had been raining all day, the model, Leslie Williams, and I couldn’t wander too far from the barn in fear of dirtying the Maggie Sottero dress we had out on loan from The Wedding Bell. I love the shots we got near the forest, but I’m looking forward to exploring more on a drier day. 


Planner: Passionate Weddings, LLC | Photographer: M. Laine Photography | Venue: Winter Green Weddings | Decor: Something to Chalk About, Mia Nicole Designs Co. | Florist: Flora Blume Designs | Calligrapher: She Said Yes | Rentals: The Meaningful Details, Cort Party Rentals | Cake: Hello Cupcake | Linens: Linen Sensations | Hair Stylist: The PNW Bride | Ring Designer: Nesian Creations | Bridal Boutique: The Wedding Bell | Dress Designer: Maggie Sottero | Jewelry: Roxy and Lola |


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