Tara & Darren : Mountain View Manor Wedding

They met on the train…

The sweetest beginning to this beautiful love story. I’ve been waiting 8 years to write this blog post. The day my best friend got married.

Last December, Darren proposed to Tara during a family photo shoot & we were able to capture the proposal. It was one of my favorite moments – until June 2nd, 2018. Because their wedding day is one I will never forget. Tara was the most beautiful bride. The first look, when Darren saw Tara for the first time is one moment that I will never forget. Their handwritten vows were perfect. The toasts were full of laughter, and some tears. The dances were sweet, memorable, and the dance party was SO FUN. It truly was a celebration. Of two people starting a life together. Of families getting to watch as Tara & Darren’s marriage began. Of friends coming together to celebrate these two and their incredible love story.  This will forever be one of my favorite days.

Tara asked if I would be her Maid-of-Honor & I obviously said yes. But I also knew that Kyle & I would be the wedding photographers and knew that we would never regret the decision to do both! Being able to capture her wedding day was one of the best gifts I could have ever given her – and I was so happy to hear and see her reactions when she saw the photos for the first time. I switched between bridesmaid dress & photographer dress a few times throughout the wedding day & would do it all again to be able to not only be her maid-of-honor but also her photographer. It was worth every second of running around.

The wedding was held at Mountain View Manor in Enumclaw, WA. The team of vendors who they hired for their wedding was seriously my All-Star Dream Cast of people. The weather was perfect & every detail was full of thoughtfulness and beauty!

Venue : Mountain View Manor

Floral & Event Design + Styling : Kaleb Norman James Design

Catering : Cascadia Pizza Co.

DJ : DJ Brent

Hair : Kristy from Stan Parente Salon in Maple Valley

Makeup : Arianne from Makeup With Me

Photography : Kelsey Lynne Photography

Videography : Ryan McDonough

Rentals : CORT Party Rentals

Day-of Coordinator : Melody Herrera

Dress : BHLDN

 

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Best of 2017 : Weddings

Wow, am I really writing this blog right now? It seems honestly like just yesterday I was meeting with all of these couples over cheeseboards & coffee to talk about their 2017 Weddings! This year felt like it FLEW by faster than normal.

This year we knew we were going to be selling our house & moving in the middle of wedding season, so we decided we were only going to photograph 12 weddings. Well, because we had some of the SWEETEST couples contact us, we photographed 14 beautiful weddings. Some were people we had never met before, some were longtime friends, a few were referrals from our past brides & grooms. But they were all so perfect.

Each year it is so hard to take all of the images we have from our weddings & condense it down into one blog post. But we are so in love with our clients, the moments they trust us to capture, and the memories we make along the way – we LOVE being able to show you a glimpse into what we spend our year dreaming about, photographing, and doing! From the details, to the couples, & the emotions – we truly do have the best job in the world.

2017 Brides & Grooms, You are PERFECTION. We are so grateful to have met you & been trusted to capture the first day of your marriage. We love calling you our friends.

Now, grab a cup of coffee, a warm blanket, & snuggle down to look through some of the most beautiful images of the most gorgeous couples!

The Details :

The Couples :

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We are now booking for 2018 Weddings & Portrait Sessions! If you or someone you know is looking for a photographer, we would LOVE to meet you & take you to coffee!

We’re not just your wedding photographers, we’re your friends. We work with couples who love to celebrate; who we’d love to go on a double date with; and who we could imagine becoming our friends. This friendship results in a personalized, stress-free experience and images that perfectly captures your day.

www.kelseylynnephotography.com

Vendor Spotlight : Mountain View Manor

In my 6 years of shooting weddings, I can tell you that we have worked with countless vendors to create beautiful weddings for our clients. But there are a few vendors who will go ABOVE and BEYOND to make sure that each wedding is beautiful, stress-free, and idyllic.

You know what makes an amazing wedding? Besides the couple – of course! But when a team of amazing vendors gets to work together to create an amazing day. All that to say – we have a few vendors that I will be “Spotlighting” over the next few weeks! Vendors whom we absolutely LOVE working with, and who deserve to be at the top of your list for wedding planning. These are people I wholeheartedly recommend, because they not only are amazing at what they do – but they truly care about each of their couples. These are venue owners, florists, caterers, hair stylists, who go above & beyond to create an amazing experience.

The first is Mountain View Manor.

Mountain View Manor is a BEAUTIFUL venue in Enumclaw, WA! The most beautiful view of Mount Rainier. A beautiful white tent with draped ceilings, golden chandeliers, & ample room for an awesome dance party. The prettiest getting ready suites for both the bride & the groom. Beautifully manicured grounds that can be explored to find new places for photos at each wedding.

All the heart eyes for MVM. We absolutely love working with Sheri & her husband Larry. She is calm, organized, efficient, and does everything with excellence.

Now, let me just SHOW you some of what I’m talking about….

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If you are still in search of a wedding venue, visit their website at :

http://www.mtnviewmanor.com

They have limited availability for 2017, and are now booking for 2018.

AND! If you are looking for a wedding photographer, I’d love to take you to coffee & hear about your wedding plans!

www.kelseylynnephotography.com

Meghan & Chad : Mountain View Manor Wedding : Enumclaw, WA

In January, we had breakfast with our friends Meghan & Chad. Then, we jumped into our cars and rushed over to Redondo Beach to hide out for what was about to happen. Chad left a few minutes after us, with Meghan in his car, and once they arrived we were hiding behind some trees. He proceeded to walk her out to the dock & get down on one knee. Not only was Meghan absolutely surprised, we were so happy to be there to capture such a special moment for them.

When they asked Kyle & I to photograph their wedding, there was not a doubt in my mind that this would be one of my favorite weddings that I have ever photographed. Not only are these two absolutely GORGEOUS humans, they are two of the kindest people we know. Their care for others and love for each other made the day peaceful and full of celebration.

Their wedding was held at one of our favorite venues, Mountain View Manor, in Enumclaw, WA. Washington was showing off for this Cali girl, because Meghan got married on one of the most beautiful days in May!

The team that worked together was amazing. Our friend Brittaney Grace is a florist and created the most GORGEOUS bouquets & centerpieces. Alycia did an amazing job with the decor & reception set-up. Working with and for friends is one of the most fun parts of photographing a wedding. Getting to deliver images that really showcase all of the hard work that was put into the day was one of my favorite parts.

Now, let me introduce you to Mr. & Mrs. Hohn!

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Vendors :

Venue : Mountain View Manor, Enumclaw, WA

Florals : Brittaney Grace

Photography : Kelsey Lynne Photography

Rachel & Chase : Mountain View Manor Wedding

Last Fall, Rachel contacted me to take some engagement photos for her and Chase. We met, and I instantly realized how FUN these two were. They are the kind of people that will keep you laughing. They joke with one another and don’t take life too seriously. Once they received their engagement photos, she contacted me about photographing her upcoming wedding and I could not have been more excited!

They tied the knot in February at our favorite venue, Mountain View Manor, in Enumclaw. Even with a little bit of rain, everyone was in the best mood. These two were surrounded by their family and closest friends, for an intimate ceremony officiated by Rachel’s sister, Heather. Everyone stood by under umbrellas and laughed and cried while listening to the sweetest vows, and hilarious stories.

The details of the day were amazing. From the beautiful rich green bridesmaids dresses, to the gold details in the flowers, to the wood fired pizza served by Cascadia Pizza Co. These two had a wedding filled with their favorite things. The toasts were sweet and hilarious, the vows made me cry, and their love lit up the whole room.

Rachel & Chase, you two are perfection. Kyle & I absolutely LOVED being a part of your beautiful wedding. So glad to have met you. So happy to have learned about the glory that is the Roomba from you, and I LOVE that you both love your cats as much as we love ours.

Here are my favorite images from the first wedding of our 2016 wedding season.

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Vendor Details :

Venue | Mountain View Manorhttp://www.mtnviewmanor.com

Flowers | From The Ground Up Floralhttp://www.fromthegroundupfloral.com

Photography | Kelsey Lynne Photography : www.kelseylynnephotography.com

Catering | Cascadia Pizza Co.http://www.cascadiapizzaco.com

Cake | Baked. Custom Cakeshttp://www.custombakedcakes.com


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