Add Amy and Dave to the long list of great clients who also chose a great wedding venue, the Woodmark Hotel situated at the Carillon Point waterfront in Kirkland, WA. Lake Washington laps up along banks of the tent-covered ceremony location framed by the hotel and guests are treated to a lake view behind the bride and groom with downtown Seattle popping up over Capitol Hill (on a clear day).
The morning began like most weddings with makeup and dresses. We met Amy at her parent’s house up north, gathered some great shots of the action, then took a limo to the Woodmark. The limo departed and collected my second photographer (Candice) who was with groom and his men. Amy and Dave chose to do portraits prior to the ceremony so we set up a ‘first look’ at the end of the docks. Dave arrived and proceeded to the end of the dock where he waited for Amy to approach. We used the docks for additional portraits then divided up the group to do the women and then the men along the waterfront.
As soon as all of the guests arrived and were seated, Amy and her father processed down the isle to meet up with Dave. A few ceremony highlights included Amy’s brother singing, Amy and Dave tossing a wreath into the lake and the live music to bring Amy in and the newlyweds out. During the reception, the staff switched over the tent to accomodate dinner tables decorated with great flowers. Guests grabbed food from the buffet and enjoyed the remaining bit of sunlight while eating outdoors. I stole Dave and Amy away for some great sunset-over-lake photos.
After dinner, the guests migrated indoors for cake and dancing. The departure was amazing as all of the guests were given plenty of sparklers to cheer the couple coming down the main Carillon Point steps out to the Woodmark boat ready to take them for a Lake Washington tour and a bit of earned quiet time. Amazing wedding, Amy and Dave. Thanks for having us as your photographers!
Here’s a quick preview of the album we designed for Amy and Dave: