What a gorgeous late summer wedding! Once again I had the pleasure of photographing a beautiful redheaded bride....can I just claim them all please? :) Josh & Stephanie had an elegant ceremony and reception out in Redmond Ridge. The guys all wore tuxes with olive green bow ties (props to them because they were real bow ties they tied themselves) and the ladies shined in their deep eggplant and lavender dresses. And Stephanie was just classically beautiful in her lace gown and stunning cathedral length veil. Portraits were at a family friends' Italian Villa style house with an amazing view. Um, good choice!
A family style reception dinner followed after their ceremony at Union Hill Church. The Cascade Club at Trilogy was filled with family and friends and, get this -- Stephanie's dad is a Rancher. Not impressed yet? How about the fact that he raised the cattle and provided all the prime rib for dinner? Yes! Add on baked potatoes with all the fixin's and and various veggies and you have some of the best wedding food I've ever eaten. Apparently finding a caterer willing to cook meat not personally acquired is difficult, so thanks Nola for an amazing meal and catering!
Topping off the night were two of my favorite things at a wedding: heart-wrenchingly sweet and emotional toasts (I literally bawled sitting on the floor while trying to see through my eyepiece to take in-focus photos, hah!), and a dance lesson. How brilliant! Guys, if you're looking for a sure way to get everyone of all ages and generations on the dance floor, this is it. Reinier from La Clave Cubana was amazing, successfully teaching us all salsa. And yes, I did say "us"....because it took everything in me not to get out there and dance along with them! I'll have to save my newly acquired moves for the next time Jason takes me dancing. Ha!
Josh and Stephanie, thank you so much for inviting me into your day to photograph it all. What a beautiful way to start your life together!
Dress: Bellevue Bridal
Florist: Friend of the Bride
Catering: Nola Nevers at Nola's Events
Suits: Men's Wearhouse
Rings: Joseph Jewelry
Cupcakes: Jayson and Natalie Russell
Dance Instructor: Reinier Valdez at La Clave Cubana
Prime Rib: Forest Cattle Co.
And, huuuuuge thanks to miss Joy Candido for shooting this one with me!