Melba and Melissa had the most beautiful church wedding at Wayside United Church of Christ the uniqueness and openness are what made the day so much more special. The ceremony sign said Hope, Love, and Faith which I think in the world we could always use more of. We were so honored, Melba and Melissa choose us as the wedding photographers for their wedding, we had met them a few years before when we photographed Melissa’s cousin’s wedding and Melba and Melissa were both in the wedding party. So we knew we were in for a treat of such a wedding day.
Wayside United Church of Christ Wedding of Melissa and Melba
Gina and Will love the outdoors so when they picked a venue it needed to be close to a river, have a lot of surrounding trees and allow them to throw a party dancing around the fire. Gina had some of the most beautiful details for her their wedding day with all the colors and natural aspect of their venue they decided to keep the flowers simple with white flowers and greenery.
This is a wedding near and dear to my heart. A little over a month after Marla and Scotts 38th Wedding Anniversary with the help of friends and family and a lot of amazing donations from vendors these two love birds shared their story and love with a beautiful renewal. Marriage is not always easy but every great adventure is always a bit of a ruff climb.
Marla and Scott have a touching story that was so beautiful to be able to be apart of, Scott has been fighting several forms of cancer, recently cancer has moved into his brain and Scott has developed some memory issues. This story started while watching an episode of This is Us. Where there was a proposal in the story and Scott had a memory that he never truly proposed to Marla and wanted to do it right in his words.
So fast forward to today with the help of a wonderful friend Nicole who started putting up feelers to help these two renew their forever romance and renew the vows and even add to them.
Through church and friends, they were offered a beautiful backyard of a couple that attends their church. When Nicole reached out to me on Facebook there was still a few things they were in need of, with he amazing donation and loans from Pollen In love (Flowers) Mic Owner of Hidden Meadows (Chairs) and Tia from Winsome Hill Bed & Breakfast (Linens)
With everything in place Marla and Scott were the guests of honor to share a day that was not about everything going on in their lives no sickness, just the love they share for each and a day to celebrate it with family and close friends.
Such a fun session I was contacted by Grooms mom weeks before the date to get everything set up, Bryce is a hometown guy bringing his Kansas Sweet heart home to introduce her to family and our beautiful area.
Bryce picked the Space Needle for the perfect Proposal location we set up a surprise Engagement session for the following day, so Kelsie was getting a double treat.
Wanting to find the perfect location that brought some of the newly engaged Kelsie’s hometown charm to the Session me reached out to Dairyland one of my favorite Snohomish Wedding venues. Dairyland is a renovated Dairy farm dat was perfect for this small town girls heart.
Love the rustic white wash paint the the Barn doors, makes the perfect background for any shoot.
Here are some of Bryce and Kelsie’s own words
How did you Meet ?
Working in Admissions at Colby CC.
What is you’re favorite activity to do as a couple?
Rodeo’s & Baseball
What is Kelsie’s favorite Flowers?
Why did you choose the location you did for photo’s ?
We wanted a barn coz Kelsie’s from Kansas and she like a country feel to thing and me thought it would be a great surprise for the Engagement photo’s me love the Water and the beach so Mukilteo has always felt like a hometown spot for me.
How would you describe you’re relationship in one word?
Relaxed! Aww we keep each other Grounded.
Where Did you Propose?
Space Needle. It was beautiful and a complete surprise.