Images: M. Laine Photography

Friday! We made it! I think that was more for me, than you all, as it was another week of single-parenting (well half-week) since Andy had a shoot in Las Vegas, since Wednesday. I’ll be honest that the combo between that and the current political landscape has been taking a toll on my mental health & it’s been really great to have this blog bag as another way to take some breaks from Twitter and the endless ‘news’. Thanks to Kara, we got a stunning styled shoot for today that can help get you to the weekend. Love me some wedding days that embrace the rain! Have a great weekend all!

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, WA.

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 a beautiful 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. 


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


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