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winter snowy intimate wedding

winter snowy intimate wedding

Hang on to your boots for a winter wedding that will warm your heart. Thanks to Claudia Gunhus of Claudia Noelle Photography, for this awesome wedding submission!

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Kathryn & Reggie are good friends of mine, so it made it very special for me to capture their big day! Their ceremony and reception were located at Matthew's Winery in Woodinville, WA, but we ended up shooting their couple photos the day before. The venue is more of a tasting room, so it wasn't designed for weddings, so the outside wasn't manicured specifically for a wedding for taking photos. So Kathryn had the idea to just do their photos the day before so that we could shoot wherever we wanted and to take some of that pressure off of the day of. We ended up starting their photos at Rattlesnake Lake in Northbend, then we went to the Gold Creek Sno-Park in Snoqualmie pass. It rained the whole time, even in the pass, but the two of them were so easy going and willing to do just about anything, including standing out freezing in the rain and snow! They had so much fun with it and laughed the whole way through, despite being soaking wet. The vibe at their wedding was just a very classy but Christmasy vibe. It was a nighttime wedding, with lots of lights, dancing, wine, and fancy appetizers and desserts! It was stunning inside the venue all lit up when the ceremony started at 7. It was a smaller and more intimate wedding with mainly family and a few close friends.

What made you laugh?

What made me laugh was having a blast with the couple and their guests during the reception with all the throwback songs! Everyone was so into it and they all looked like they were having the time of their lives. It was so fun knowing people there so I felt like a guest, enjoying and celebrating their day with them!

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What will you never forget?

I will never forget the joy I saw between the two of them as we shot their photos the day before and how relaxed they were as they were able to just enjoy themselves! I will also not forget how Christ-centered their ceremony was. They turned it into more of a time to worship the Lord as they entered into this commitment with one another. It was incredible.

What did you learn?

I learned a lot about shooting a smaller more intimate wedding. Especially in such a small venue. I really had to plan before the ceremony where I would get the shots from, since there was no room for me to come down the side aisles. I would really only go up and down the main aisle so I had to get creative with my shots during the ceremony! I also learned a lot when shooting indoors at night. I generally only shoot with natural light, so it was interesting to work with artificial light that I couldn't control in the venue. But the flash was my best friend during the crazy dance parties and was so fun to use to capture those fun moments!

What will you never forget?

I will never forget the joy I saw between the two of them as we shot their photos the day before and how relaxed they were as they were able to just enjoy themselves! I will also not forget how Christ-centered their ceremony was. They turned it into more of a time to worship the Lord as they entered into this commitment with one another. It was incredible.

VenueEstate House at Matthews Winery,  @matthewswinery

Florist: Sarah Stair - 253.880.5925

Photographer: Claudia Noelle Photography,  @claudianoellephoto

Videographer: Ellie Meade - 614.947.9733

Make up artist: Kayla Prewitt, @kaylaprewitt (bridesmaid)

Caligrapher: Bailey Brynestad - 360.220.2914 (bridesmaid)

Wedding coordinator: Mollie Adams, @betweenthepine, 816.835.0482

Columbia River Bohemian Elopement

Columbia River Bohemian Elopement