A Creekside Manor//Chris and Alyssa// PNW Wedding Photographers//Tibbets Creek Manor, Issaquah Washington
We are coming up on Alyssa and Chris's one year wedding anniversary and we wanted to take a throwback and let you guys see what a special day it was for us to be apart of. Below is the original blog post from BEFORE EEA was a thought! It was the first wedding that Caitlin and I shot together and it started us into this journey we are on now! Hope yu enjoy reliving teh day with us as you read the post!
On October 10th, 2016 we made our way to Issaquah Wa, to photograph a wedding for the sweetest couple. This was the first wedding of fall for us to shoot this beautiful fall wedding at Tibbets Creek Manor. This wedding has been 12 years in the making, these two meet at a Halloween store 12 years prior and let me tell you, their love was palpable on their wedding day. In our initial consult with Chris and Alyssa we could just tell that they were truly excited about this day and all that it meant to them to become husband and wife after being together for 12 years. They are such a fun couple and we felt like a friend talking with them in our consult. They are a unique couple and said it was more likely for them to get up and do the "Harlem shake' as a first dance over tradition. It was so easy to talk to them and we were really excited to get to capture their day for them!
Alyssa was such a relaxed bride when we arrived, she was lounging getting her makeup done. Everytime we saw Chris he had the biggest smile on his face, he could not stop smiling! The day was a beautiful sunny afternoon and their venue Tibbets Creek Manor was amazing! It has these gorgeous windows in the back of the venue and beautiful flowers outside everywhere, the fall tree's were changing colors in all their glory! The bride and groom had Kern's Kitchen cater which is a gourmet food truck and the food was delish! The décor was so pretty with rose gold accents and glitter everywhere. The cake, oh let me tell you about this cake, it was gorgeous!!! It had ruffled glittered tips and rose gold frosting with a rose gold cake topper of a couple "over the moon" it was one of the prettiest cakes I have seen! Alyssa's bridal party all wore different colored jewel toned dress and it was a rainbow of color in the bridal suite and it was so pretty! Alyssa's dress, it was THE DRESS of dresses, it was shimmery and beaded and had ruffles and just all around amazing! She looked so beautiful and happy on her wedding day and you could tell she couldn't wait to marry Chris.
The ceremony was short and sweet and their vows made me tear up a few times, you could just really tell they were so in love and happy to be there together and celebrating. During the reception, the food was amazing! It was such a fun choice for them to have! They had their first dance and it WASN'T to the Harlem shake but rather to a Iron and Wine song "Such Great Heights" and was very fitting for them. There was also a rather touching moment during the dancing where Alyssa danced with each of her brothers (all of which were in the wedding party, as well, as one walked her down the aisle) you could tell how close they were to one another and it was such a great moment to witness.
Chris and Alyssa’s day was so full of love and laughter. You could really tell that these two have so much love not only for each other but for their family and friends as well. We felt so honored to be a part of this love story as it wasn’t hard to see that these two were destined for one another. Everything about this day was stunning the venue, the décor and most beautiful of all was Alyssa herself. The food truck they had was to die for and the light hearted joking and dancing throughout the night really made this such an intimate event that really showed off the fun loving newlyweds. By the end of the night we really felt like such a big part of their day and honestly like we had made two incredible new friends. We wish these two a very long and joyous life together.
I was truly honored to get to be apart of their day and I just know they have a love that will last a lifetime. Here is to so many more years of happiness!