Archive for April, 2015
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April 18, 2015
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We love being a part of so many fabulous Seattle elopements.  Are you eloping and want to get married in Seattle?  By popular demand, Firstlight Photography has created an elopement package (the “Micro”) for our couples.  The elopements we photograph take us all over the Pacific Northwest.  Our Seattle based elopement photography work takes us from the ski slopes to Snoqualmie Falls and everywhere in between.  We have even photographed a ceremony in a park – and the witnesses were local joggers.

Some of our couples want an intimate wedding venue and we have found a little piece of paradise right here in our backyard.  Bed, Baked and Beyond: Cherry Hill   Guesthouse and Venue is a Victorian guest house in Seattle’s Central Area.  This is the PRIMO site for your petite wedding.  You and your guests can take over the venue for your petite wedding.  You can rent the first floor and backyard garden for events – for under $500.  And, if you and your guests want to stay in one location, this large house is appointed with four unique and stylish guest rooms.  Prices range from $60 to $120 per night.

We toured the venue during a recent open house.  We had met Abil and Melissa before at the Burlycon Convention where they had a pop up vintage boutique that was one of the biggest highlights for us.  Melissa has an amazing vintage collection of clothing including wedding gowns from many different decades.  These were on display all throughout the home.

Melissa and Abil will help you plan your special event, rehearsal dinner or petite wedding.  In our time at their home we knew we wanted to spend more time with them.  They love what they do and have such a passion for this home and their clients.  They are amazing conversationalists.  Melissa is a chef so she serves up an amazing spread and Abil is a nutritionist who makes sure guests have a good selection of fresh fruits and good eats.  These two know Seattle so they serve as the perfect bed and breakfast hosts.  They will help guide your stay and adventures.

We were fortunate to be able to sample the Tin Box Bakeshop cakes that are a specialty at the venue.  Planning your wedding or event?  The owners will help coordinate tasty desserts and can even source your bouquets and flowers from the local Pike Place Market.

See for yourself and give Bed, Baked and Beyond: Cherry Hill a call to book your party, engagement, rehearsal dinner or your petite wedding or elopement.

They are also equipped with an outdoor room aptly called the Potting Shed.  This is a great outdoor lounge that overlooks the beautiful gardens.  This venue is a cannabis friendly location.

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April 02, 2015
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You know there is never a dull moment in our work flow.  We are surrounded by wonderful clients and friends that are in the wedding industry.  And, we have a knack for finding the truly unique and energizing projects.

Recently we happened upon a very exciting new magazine called Rock Bride.  The first issue is under production and will release later in the Spring.  The magazine is also producing a wedding show in Bellevue this fall.  We are told the show will have live entertainment, vendor booths, cake tastings, wine and beer tastings, two fashion shows, a Men’s Zone and lots of  give-aways.

We met with the publisher and knew instantly that we must sign up for the show.  Serenity Armstrong, publisher extraordinare, had us from the moment she explained her concept.  “This is not your mother’s wedding” has become the magazine’s tagline.  BINGO.  Our enthusiasm helped land a few stylized shoots.  These are the types of shoots that THRILL us.  Trying new techniques, working with top notch wedding industry vendors, talented models all the while being able to create something that will hopefully help inspire engaged couples plan their unique wedding.

Our clients are looking for something different.  They want a modern twist on their wedding.  Granted, this modern wedding might include vintage flair with the height of elegance and sparkle or it might involve a Time Travel Theme or a combination somewhere in between.  So what makes something a modern wedding?  We are seeing couples that are making their own traditions.  We are seeing themed weddings emerge, destination weddings, hybrid elopements, weddings with unique entertainment for guests, pop-up weddings and lots of LGBT weddings – which makes our hearts sing.

While we eagerly await for the release of the first issue of Rock This Bride, we can only show very basic sneak peek photos.  Here are a few from our stylized shoots.  You can only guess what we were up to…because we can’t tell you!

The first image is of our models back in their street clothes.  The rest are hints.  But, our lips are sealed!