Tony & Michelle | Lake Chelan Wedding Photographer

I've said it a hundred times and I'll say it again -- shooting friends' and family's weddings is so amazing. What a gift to be entrusted with such an important task as capturing the most important day of their lives! Seeing that I get to spend most of their wedding day with them, it's always a blast. So I was totally honored when Michelle and Tony asked me to photograph their wedding day for them. And in beautiful Lake Chelan no less!

The weather couldn't have been more true to Chelan form: not a cloud in the sky, and high-80's to low 90's (maybe a little too hot for my fair-skinned and pregnant self!). We nabbed some iconic photos at Darnell's on the beach and dock, and headed for their beautiful venue Shadow Mountain. Their neutral color scheme with pops of coral lent so well to the rustic atmosphere. A delicious menu of BBQ pulled pork, baked beans, and potato salad with a cookie bar (almost all of which were made by Michelle's mom Mary) was perfect for a hot summer day. 

The highlight for me were the toasts, as they almost always are; there was a ton of laughter, but also some very meaningful and enlightening words from family that had me in tears. It's so clear that everyone surrounding Tony and Michelle have so much love for them, and vice versa. Capping off the sentiments was an AMAZING rap/cover of "Bust a Move" from one of Michelle's long time friends and old basketball teammates....I was blown away. And the dance party continued even after the couple departed! What a fun night. 

Thank you Tony and Michelle for a wonderful day/evening. I couldn't be happier that the two of you are husband and wife and get to experience a new adventure together, 20+ years in the making. 

Dress: Calla Bridal
Suits: Macy's
Rings: Tom Poe Diamonds
Logo Design and Handwritten Signs: Ali Ashmead (friend/Matron of Honor of the Bride)
Additional Design: Done by the Bride
Bridesmaid Dresses: JCREW
Flowers: Whole Blossom & Costco