Several weeks prior to Christine's wedding, we met at the Wild Rose near Arlington, WA to walk the grounds and bounce ideas of each other. I knew the moment we arrived that this would be a great place to have a wedding. The main home on the property, used by the wedding party for preparations, is surrounded by a variety of colorful flowers, a waterfall, a concrete pad for the reception and a large lawn for the ceremony which has a great view of the valley. When we arrived on their wedding day, we were treated to a sun halo over the home. Christine and her girls were beginning their makeup upstairs and the guys gathered in the smaller room downstairs. We setup the "first look" to happen out on the back patio while the bridal party witnessed from above on the balcony. After portraits and rest, Christine entered the ceremony from the back patio and we got some great shots both from above and below.
After the ceremony, I had a few moments with the bride and groom out on the backside of the property while the guests signed the photo-guestbook and found their tables using numbers attached to green apples. The kids enjoyed the candy table (and so did the adults). As night fell, everyone enjoyed the slideshow under the tent then dancing on the lower patio under strings of colored lights. As the couple departed up to their limo, their guests cheered and waved sparklers.