Heyyyyy guess what?? It's that time again where things are about to get super cheesy around here. Our Anacortes Wedding pictures are here!!! And they're AH-mazing thanks again to the brilliant Kim Stanton at The Big Day Wedding Photography (she also did our engagement photos!).
True to form for the pacific northwest, Our Anacortes wedding started off very rainy, which is my favorite kind of weather so I had no issues. Plus, our venue, The Transit Shed on Pier 1 in the Port of Anacortes, was technically indoors even though it was on a dock over the water (literally over the water, you could hear the waves crashing beneath you while we were decorating!) so whatevs. However, just after the ceremony, the clouds parted and the sun ERUPTED, changing everything to reds and oranges and purples. It was absolutely breathtaking, as if the sky gods looked down on us and said "Aww cute! This is for you".
To be honest, I could write several wedding posts about everything that happened from start to finish along with the plethora of photos we got back. However, I think I'll spare you the details of wedding planning, getting ready, ceremony, reception etc. etc. etc., and I'll just let the photos speak for themselves ❤️with a few side notes of course ????.
(If you are curious about anything in particular, shoot me a comment below!)
Originally, I wanted some kind of sleeve. and absolutely no tulle. I couldn't find anything I liked after three stores, and finally just let my consultant Haley at I do Bridal take it away. Some cupcake styles were even tried on. I was not feeling particularly great about the way I looked and Haley made me feel 1000% percent better. She was just amazing and then she pulled this dress from the rack.
When I put on this dress, I didn't want to take it off.
Done and done.
Stepping into the dress...
I was absolutely in love with my bouquet. I mean how could you not be?? Do you see that magnificence?? Our florist Carmen Arnott from Sauvage Fleur killed it (she sent me a mood board of flowers as part of her proposal back in January and I was immediately sold).
Off to the venue...
Remember that Skyscraper Chocolate Cake? Yup! Made my wedding cake myself.
❤️❤️❤️ Dan, the Groom and soon to be hubby...
It starts! (Whenever I read that phrase I always hear it in Timon's voice from The Lion King).
We actually didn't do a first look, we went old school and made sure Dan didn't see me until I walked down the aisle.
The I Do's...
Cocktail Hour ensues...
I may or may not have had a minor (major) breakdown about my shoes. They were lost to the world for an hour or so and I lost my mind until I found them in a closet. My bridesmaids were amazing and let me bridezilla it out, and a friend of mine even stopped at my house in Seattle on her way up to Anacortes to check if they were there. Good thing too, when she couldn't find them I threw a closet door open in a huff and there they were!
Announcing the new Mr. and Mrs.!!!
The Reception begins!
We snuck out for a quick moment when that sunset burst through the sky.
Our first dance. Yes it was to our song "Come and Get Your Love" by Redbone. And no it was not a slow version. We're awesome.
The truly amazing happened just before dancing started! Since we got married at a port, after it got dark a cruise ship docked right near the venue (we definitely had a few wedding crashers). Just as dinner was ending, we got called outside and were surprised by an Acapella vocal group that had been entertaining on the cruise and had just disembarked! Completely unplanned, we were serenaded at our wedding. It was absolutely magical and was one of my favorite parts of the day!
Party time! We rocked it till past midnight.
Thank you to everyone that helped make this wonderful day happen and to all the people that came and helped us celebrate! It was truly special and more than we could have ever hoped for. Cheers!!!
Our Anacortes Wedding Recipe:
Venue - Transit Shed at Pier 1, Anacortes
Photographer - Kim Stanton, The Big Day Photography (absolutely stunning photographer!!)
Florist - Carmen Arnott, Sauvage Fleur now known as Marie Grace Design (BEST bouquet ever!)
Decor - Judy Valenzuela (Mother of the Bride, knocked it out of the park!)
Tuxedo - BLACK by Vera Wang
Caterer - Gere-A-Deli (Joanna will create literally anything you want, and it's DE-licious, she even did our rehearsal dinner!).
Cake - Aberdeen Gielow (moi!) at Aberdeen's Kitchen