CONGRATULATIONS to ELYCE & MIKE! This BRIDE and GROOM could not have selected a more beautiful location. The intimate ceremony and reception was held at The Alderbrook Resort & Spa. The day was perfect…the lodge is absolutely gorgeous and looks right out into the Hood Canal. With so much to do and see this getaway is perfect for any couple! Swimming, sunbathing, dining with views of the Olympic Mountains, be pampered in their Spa, walks on the beach, boating, canoeing, kayaking, paddleboats, crabbing, fly fishing….the list goes on and on. Need more ideas see their list of “101 Favorite Things To Do” and best yet, they are also a dog friendly hotel so you don’t have to leave your furry friend behind.
When we arrived, the bride and groom each had their own cabins to get ready in. We started out shooting all of the special “details”. Everything from the gorgeous invites, programs that Elyce had designed, to photographing even their darling dog that was dressed all up with a his tux collar. Let me tell you how handsome even he looked. There was not a detail missed with this couple…everything was just perfect!
The “First Glance” of the couple, we selected right out in front of their cabins that overlooked the beautiful view. Both the bride and groom looked gorgeous and was such an exceptional moment. The ceremony was extremely special, and their vows fit the couple perfectly, and after the “kiss,” they danced their way out while their family and friends blew bubbles to celebrate.
The reception was held in the lodge, where as they entered, they signed their “Engagement Guest Signing Album” that I designed with a few of their favorites from their “Engagement Session.” A perfect piece that guests can sign and will be an extra special memory for the bride and groom to look back on. Next, was the delicious buffet that everyone enjoyed, special toasts were then given by many of their close friends and family. Elyce and Mike will also be having another reception where they can celebrate with more of their family and friends. I am also very excited and honored to share in that big day later this summer.
See a few of my favorites of the couple: (there are hundreds more!)
Thank you both so much! I enjoyed “every second” of photographing your big day! CONGRATS!