Chamari and Colt were married at Marionfield Farm earlier this month! I love shooting at new wedding venues, and this Marionfield Farm Wedding sparked so much creativity and excitement in me. Marionfield Farm is a newer wedding venue here in the Pacific Northwest. The farm has a long history, homesteaded back in the late 1800s, and is currently a working farm on weekdays (when they’re not hosting weddings!). The whole venue is beautiful: a gorgeous white bridal cottage decorated perfectly, a stunning red barn with modern light fixtures and loft (YAY for FUN and different perspectives while shooting!), and 50 acres of gorgeous land all accessible for photos.
Believe it or not, this Marionfield Farm Wedding was actually wedding number TWO for Chamari and Colt!!! A month prior, Chamari took the love of her life to her family’s home country of Sri Lanka for their Sri Lankan wedding celebration! (And, oh my goodness, I wish I could have been there! I’ve been lucky enough to see images on Facebook and it was everything you would dream it would be!)
A little backstory on Chamari and Colt…
Chamari and Colt have the perfect Seattle love story – they met at Starbucks. Chamari: a barista. Colt: a police officer. Colt went in for coffee with a group of people on his shift and Chamari was working. It was love at first sight for both of them, and they each told their friends that they would be marrying the other after their first encounter. Colt continued to visit Chamari’s Starbucks (even though he didn’t drink coffee) just to see her. Eventually Chamari wrote “have an amazing day” on his cup of hot coco… and he keeps the empty cup in his office to this day! It was amazing hearing this story repeated throughout the wedding day festivities – and especially sweet to hear the different perspectives of Chamari and Colt’s love story from their nearest and dearest during toasts.
There were *SO* many incredible moments and details throughout Chamari and Colt’s Marionfield Farm Wedding:
- Chamari and Colt opted to not have a first look. No first look? That’s perfectly fine with me, as long as we can strategically create beautiful creative images of the bride and groom together before the ceremony without them seeing each other. Colt and Chamari were 100% on board with this idea! The loft in the Marionfield Farm barn has long, narrow windows. We strategically placed Colt in front of one window, facing opposite of Chamari’s approach. The two were able to be together, hold hands, and exchange gifts and love notes before their wedding ceremony…. all without him seeing her! It was amazing. I might have cried. (Okay, if you know me, you know I did.)
- Colt has two amazing kiddos and during the ceremony, Chamari, Colt and the kids came together and created a piece of artwork for their home using their handprints. It was such a beautiful symbol of the FOUR of them coming together. AND the whole project took some big time teamwork! Imagine: paint, paint brushes, hands, and baby wipes… all with wedding attire to keep clean! And they did it! So worth it.
- Chamari and Colt did their first dance to kick off the reception! It was such a cool way to kick off the wedding celebrations – I wish more couples did this!
- SUNSET. The sunset at Marionfield Farm was absolutely beautiful. Chamari and Colt set aside thirty minutes (30!!!) for sunset photos. We were able to take advantage of every last bit of light to create some really beautiful, romantic couples portraits. If you’re not considering a first look, PLEASE consider this – Chamari and Colt’s gallery is chalk full of stunning images of just the two of them because they allotted plenty of time during sunset. I am so incredibly thankful for this.
- Doughnuts!!! GLITTER doughnuts!!! Chamari and Colt integrated stunning sparkles throughout their day (bridesmaid dresses, flower girl dresses, table cloths, etc. etc. etc.) but the glitter on the doughnuts took the cake!
- Venue: Marionfield Farm
- Catering: Sunshine’s All Naturals
- Floral Design: Love Blooms Event Design
- Bridal Boutique: La Belle Elaine’s Bridal
- Suit: The Black Tux
- Linens: Sweet Buffet Lady
- Beauty: Andrea Yasmeen
- Officiant: Friend of the Couple
- Cake: Friend of the Couple
- Doughnuts: Frost
- Videographer: BeSquared Videography
- Photography: Eva Rieb Photography
- Second Shooting: Christina Hyatt Photography
Just a note: 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.
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