Every bride wants to feel like Cinderella on her wedding day. This wedding was as close to the perfect fairytale experience as you can get in real life. I started off the day by heading south of Seattle to the Courtyard Marriott hotel where Max and Zhanna were in their respective suites preparing in their own ways for their big day. First, I visited Max and his best friends where I got to witness firsthand the excitement surrounding this day from everyone involved. Max dawned on his chic grey suit and spent some time with his closest friends sharing stories from the years leading up to this momentous day.
It was a beautiful day at the Olson Mansion in Maple Valley and it was made even better with Amanda and Vincent!
Amanda and her bridesmaids were getting ready in the upper part of the Olson Mansion and it was all love. Surrounded by her closest friends and family for this special day in her life. It was extraordinary to see her ladies supporting her and having a jovial time making each other laugh in the lavish Olson Mansion bridal suite and truly just soaking in this magical experience.
I never fear a long drive for any wedding, weddings like James and Elizabeth’s are why. All the way on the Eastern side of Washington in Yakima, there is a wonderful venue Cascade Garden. I had never been there before, but boy was it beautiful.
Elizabeth and James had met on a mission trip together in Texas, where Elizabeth is from, and fell in love from the start. This was clear to see through the day as I took pictures of them together and separately. Family from Texas and Yakima were all around and helping the busy bride and groom get ready for their first look, it was so cute to see.