Hello all, today I have an ultra-pretty wedding photographed by Saleina Marie Photography. Valerie & Chris tied the knot at the historic Thornewood Castle in Lakewood, Washington. Their wedding style was vintage elegance and their color palette consisted of hues of browns and pinks.
Take a peek at this stunning wedding, and be sure to read the brides comments below.
From the Bride, Valerie:
How did you meet?
Chris and I are high school sweethearts . We started dating when I was a junior and he was a senior. We dated for 6 years before tying the knot.
What was your Wedding Planning, Inspiration and Style:
Magazines, Pinterest and wedding sites is where I received my inspiration. I cut up magazines and printed images to create a look board so it would be easier to see the image I had in my head and for others to see it too. The style I was going for was shabby chic/ vintage/romantic style.
What was your Favorite memory of the day?
My favorite memory of the day was right when we were about to go meet each other for the first look. Chris and his groomsmen were right below the window of the bridal suite, my bridesmaid were looking out at them, the guys didn’t know we could hear them, and Chris said ” do I look ok?” In a nervous way. He started fixing his hair and suit and all his groomsmen were helping him to look his best for me.
Do you have any advice for other brides?
My advise to other brides would be, if the budget allows to hire a wedding planner, even if it is just for the day of. It was so less stressful for me and my parents knowing that everything was being taken care of and we didn’t have to run around like crazy people. They took care of all the vendors and kept everything on schedule since we had such a tight timeline to keep.
Photographer: Saleina Marie Photography
Caterer: Essence of the Thymes
Event Planner: TLB Events
Reception Venue: Thornewood Castle
Cake Designer: Celebrity Cake Studio