A short ferry ride from Seattle is the most green island this side of Kauai named Bainbridge Island. On this island is a place that is as unique as any place I’ve photographed. During the school year it’s a camp for kids to learn about nature and during the summer it doubles as an event facility. It’s called IslandWood and it comes complete with a suspension bridge, a cute pond, treehouse, and all the green nature your eyes can handle.
Much like Elkins Resort, its set up is so unique because there are cabins on the property that can host family and friends in the lead up to the wedding day. To me that makes the day a little more special because of all the time everyone gets to spend together in the shadow of a couple’s celebration.
It was a perfect choice for Anna and Aaron’s wedding venue. Surrounded by loved ones in the shadow of the canopy of green trees and just under the lovingly hand-decorated chuppah made the day just about perfect for these two.
I’m thrilled to be able to share some of Laura & Alix’s photos from their wedding day at Elkins Resort on Priest Lake. Having just moved their little family from Minnesota, Elkins was a perfect place for their family and friends to gather together in nature and spend some time celebrating Laura, Alix, & their little girl, River. This wedding was very special as you will be able to tell from the photos! I’m not sure I’ve ever attended a wedding that was full of more laughter and tears! It was plainly obvious that these are two very special people who are loved by many.
Another special treat (& Laura’s favorite part of the day aside from being married) was the fact that they brought singer/songwriter Joseph Huber and his band out from the midwest to play some fantastic live music that was a perfect mix of heartfelt poetry and dance-friendly hoe-down jams!
Add to that, a post-ceremony cruise on the lake for the wedding party, and you have the makings for a perfect day!