Will and Eleni’s wedding was definitely one for the records. Not only because it was truly a stunning wedding in every way, but because there were so many firsts for me which made my time photographing both fun and memorable. For instance, this was my first wedding that I’ve ever had bridesMEN. Yes bridesmen. You read that correctly. Some of Eleni’s closest friends just happened to be of the male type so why not throw them in on her side of the party? I say all the more power to her. It ended up being lots of fun and those three sweet friends she had as her bridesmaids ended up housing so much gorgeousness that too many more probably would have been overpowering. Therefore, the men were a nice way to balance out all that beauty :). This also was the first traditional Filipino wedding I’ve shot and I thoroughly appreciated all the sentiments behind it. As much as I enjoyed learning about their traditions such as the veil, cord, and coins though; my favorite part had to be the lantern boys and the precious fairy girls that stole the show walking down the aisle!
In keeping with the tradition of the day, Will & Eleni’s reception was also packed full of sweet sentiments including many speeches by dear family and friends as well as a remembrance prayer for those specific family members who had passed on but not before touching Will & Eleni’s lives in deep ways. The Full Hauz Band did an amazing job at emceeing the night and they soon cranked up their music to match the growing excitement and fun of the crowd.
The rest of the evening was spent with many smiles from Will and Eleni as they relished each other and all of the family and friends that were there to celebrate their sweet union. I would say it was more than a memorable evening for all.
Venue: Kiana Lodge, Poulsbo, WA
Florist: Flowering Around
Wedding Coordinator: Jessica Reisen
Reception Band: Full Hauz Band