Colman Park and Mount Baker Community Club Wedding // Heaven and Noah // Seattle Wedding Photographer
September 1, 2017
Heaven reached out right around Valentine’s Day earlier this year about her Colman Park and Mount Baker Community Club Wedding. We almost immediately ‘met’ over Skype. I quickly learned that her fiancé, Noah, was in the Navy and currently out at sea. I am proud to offer discounts to military, law enforcement, fire, medical, or other emergency services, public safety telecommunicators, teachers and nurses. It’s one of my ways of thanking people for their service to our community.
We had planned on a early summer engagement session, but our plans were put on hold because Noah was deployed once again. As it turns out, Noah returned home to the Pacific Northwest a few weeks before their August wedding, so we were never able to meet in person during an engagement session. Instead, Heaven and I had another Skype meeting with her planner Shyan of Love Handled Events. It was clear during our Skype meeting that Heaven just wanted Noah to be home, she missed her man!
Last Friday, Heaven and Noah’s loved ones from all over the country joined them at Colman Park for their wedding ceremony. (NOTE: Heaven had flower grandmas!!!) It was during their ceremony that they announced that they had actually been legally married since January. The happy tears and celebration ensued. Colman park was the perfect setting for their vow renewal. The water was calm and beautiful, and Mount Rainier was visible in the distance.
Heaven and Noah opted for a first look before their ceremony so that they could do all formal portraits and be able to celebrate with guests once their reception began. Side note: Noah was wearing his Service Dress Blue “crackerjacks” and I just about melted into a puddle on the ground! There’s something so romantic about a man in uniform and a beautiful bride! It was really nice being able to have plenty of time for couples’ and bridal party portraits as well as family formals all before the ceremony began.
Mount Baker Community Club has been a social and civic center for over a century. The history of the community and building is fascinating! The ballroom has huge windows framed out in original woodwork. (I clearly have a love affair with old buildings!)