We always love a Pacific Northwest wedding and this one by Seattle wedding photographer KERRY JEANNE PHOTOGRAPHY is no exception. Living in Europe and traveling all over the world made planning a wedding in the States a challenge for Yuki & Justin. With the groom being born and raised in Washington state, where most of his family still lives, they figured that was the best starting point. After coming across wedding planner & stylist KALEB NORMAN JAMES on Instagram, fell in love with his work and as luck would have it he was based in the perfect location of Seattle. From there they sought a venue to create the perfect Washington summer wedding and THE GRAND RIVER LODGE, perched on the Wenatchee River and completely private, matching the couples relaxed vision for the perfect party.
"It was amazing to have our family and friends staying together in such a stunning place. We held both our ceremony and reception on the estate’s large lawn, surrounded by beautiful pine trees and apple tree groves. We set a floral arch between two massive trees as the backdrop for our ceremony. I didn't make any specific request of flowers, knowing that anything KALEB made would be perfect. His selections and attention to detail did not disappoint. To add some personal touches, we named the reception tables after our favourite places that we've traveled to together and created a whiskey and cigar lounge with Justin's favourite selections. My dress was a strapless ANNA MAIER gown from a wedding boutique in London. I hadn't intended to wear strapless, but I fell in love with the richness and quality of its lace. The most important thing was making sure all our friends and family had a great time. Having an incredible wedding planner who was local to the venue to help plan and select vendors was a huge help, making it so I really didn't have to stress about anything and just enjoy the day."
A huge thank you to Seattle wedding photographer KERRY JEANNE PHOTOGRAPHY for sharing this beautiful Pacific Northwest wedding with us. Kerry strives to create authentic moments and to tell beautiful stories filled with light that will last beyond years, into generations and for a lifetime.
Kerry is based in Seattle and travels throughout the Pacific Northwest to capture the most amazing wedding photos, be sure to check out more of her work here.