It's not often you get to be good friends with the competition. However, in this particular industry, it's not totally out of the ordinary. Thankfully I have a very dear photographer friend in Eastern, Washington who is always down to bounce ideas off of each other, compare techniques, ask questions, and in this case - share weddings.
She is with child and due very soon, so she asked if I could take over one of her weddings for her in beautiful Chelan, WA. I am SO thankful for this opportunity, because Scott and Kyla turned out to be some of the most awesome people ever and I now consider them friends.
Scott and Kyla are from Tacoma, WA but opted for a "semi-destination" Chelan wedding for their friends and family to get to on vacation for and get away. They got married at Karma Vineyards, overlooking the valley during the ceremony, and tucked inside a romantic "wine cave" for the reception. It was so lovely!
It was a special family affair, their 2 sons were a huge part of the day, both walking down the aisle with them in the bridal party and even giving toasts! I especially loved how their dinner was a classy rendition of family-style, with the long beautiful dining tables and fine, delicious food being passed around the table. The food, the wine, the toasting, the dessert table, the dancing - I would say the reception was one of my personal favorite parts of the day. It was truly a celebration of love.
Although a close second favorite part of the day was definitely the parting of the skies and the rainbow that appeared as Kyla walked down the aisle towards her new husband. It had been sprinkling throughout the day, but everyone was hopeful it would stop by ceremony time. God even blessed us with a rainbow during the 15 minutes of the day that Scott and Kyla said their actual vows! Right as the guests made their way down to the wine cave, it started raining again, and the rest of the evening was spent all together in the wine cave anyways!
Scott and Kyla, although my friend Hillary would have done such a beautiful job capturing your wedding photos too, I am so, SO thankful that I got to meet you guys and capture this day for you. It was an honor, and I completely adore you two and your boys! Congratulations!