Lauren + Jesse | Leavenworth Wedding | Destination Wedding Photographer

Oh goodness this day. It was as special as they come. I’ve known Lauren since freshman year of college (almost 10 years?!) so we’ve been through many phases of life together - and this one, seeing her with Jesse, has been my favorite. Jess compliments her in all the right ways - his exuberant excitement for his passions matches hers, they share a deep love for the outdoors, people, deep conversations, enjoying life, leaving an impact on those they touch along the way - they are equals; partners in every way and it is honestly inspiring to watch.

In classic Lo and Jess style - they wanted their day to be not about them, but about their community. They decided to read personal vows to each other during their first look, and read what they called ‘Community Vows’ during the ceremony - acknowledging their loved ones who have supported them in getting to this point. I’ve been to my fair share of weddings and this was the first time I had seen that. In fact, most of the day was constructed just for them, or rather, their guests - they decided against a cake, traditional dances, bouquet and garter tosses - and went straight for the heart of what this day is all about - love, community, good food, and sharing in the wonderful beginning a wedding represents.

I LOVE you both so deeply and am so excited about this journey you are embarking on. I know it will be filled with intentional love, constant adventure, and of course, lots of popcorn. xxx

Coordinator : Hallea Tse

Photographer : Kate Van Amringe Photography

Venue : Silvara Cellars

Florist : Petals by Piper

Hair + Makeup Artist : The Hair Loft

Bride’s Dress : Liam by Rime Arodaky

Dress Shop : The Dress Theory Seattle

Rings : West Coast Diamond and Gem

DJ : DJ Manny

Caterer : Ravenous

Airstreams : Airstream Inc

Custom Beer Cans : Aslan Brewing

Wood Installations : Bride’s Step Father