Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Kaitlin + Nathan | Vintage Charm
Some of you may remember Kaitlin and Nathan from their superbly stylized engagement shoot earlier this year at Camp Long. If not, do the vintage trunk or umbrella ring a bell? Well, at any rate they got married in December! Imagine that.
I met them at Kaitlin's grandpa's place in Eastlake for some pre-fun getting ready shots, afterwhich we hopped in the car and headed over to downtown Seattle. Our first stop was Pike Place Market. Gumwall, Post Alley, Pig, Produce...you get the idea. I never ever get tired of shooting there because everytime you go it's just a bit different from when you left it last. After the Market, we made our way over to Easy Street Records on Queen Anne. This was what I'd been excited for since Spring when Kaitlin first told me they were really hoping to shoot there. It did not disappoint. Vinyl, CDs, artwork, phonebooth listening stations...we were there for a half hour or so and I left with three discs of my own. Thanks to the newly married Goodey's for assisting me with my selection!
From Queen Anne we drove to the Seattle Washington Temple in Bellevue (why Seattle Temple and not Bellevue Temple? I have no idea.) Nathan and Kaitlin had a Mormon ceremony which meant no photographs... which meant two hours to kill... which meant Cupcake Royale. :) After a wonderful slice of quiche, a Dance Party Holly Hobby cupcake, and a delicious latte, Adam and I headed back to the Temple for family photos outside of the Temple. Then it was off to the reception at the Skansonia Ferry on Lake Union.
Before dinner they had a lovely ring ceremony for those friends and family that were unable to join them at Temple. The food after was wonderful and they had the sorts of heartfelt speaches that make me tear up when I don't even know the stories behind them. The sorts of kind words and gestures that make you smile inside and go home and hug your loved ones.
Kaitlin and Nathan are wonderful people, sort of people that when you're around them you just can't help but to smile. I feel so blessed to have been a part of their special day and look forward to this Summer when I'm hoping we'll shoot again. Congrats you two, I hope that you enjoy this little sneak peek...