Thursday, September 8, 2016

Cle Elum Wedding Photography at Swiftwater Cellars || Kayla + Justin

Yakima Wedding Photographers

Tavis and I photographed this wedding at Swiftwater Cellars in Cle Elum, Washington. Swiftwater Cellars is nestled at the foot of the Cascade Mountains on the site of an historic coal mine where European-born coal miners made their own wines from local wild huckleberries and blackberries. While the Swiftwater Cellars experience has a European sophistication to it, there is also something distinctly American about it – from the architectural details and mining relics scattered throughout the facility to the casual, friendly, comfortable atmosphere intended to make you feel like you’re at home.

In keeping with the venue's history, the wedding details had a rustic sophistication. The dinner tables were covered with white linen and topped with metal lanterns containing white candles. The lanterns were elevated by tree rounds and surrounded by white votives and bud vases filled with baby's breath. Rather than using a traditional guest book, Kayla and Justin opted to display their engagement album which guests could look through and sign. The table showcased their engagement album, also held a cute miniature wine barrel with the couples name on it, candles, and a unique vase that held pretty pink heirloom roses. The sweet bar held beautifully displayed cupcakes, shortbread cookies, biscotti, macaroons, cake-pops and Hershey kisses that were personalized with Kayla and Justin's names and wedding date. An upright wine barrel held photos of the couple, their Labrador retrievers, and a fun bobble-head figurine of Kayla and Justin in their wedding attire. The couple provided bubbles, sidewalk chalk, play-doh and coloring activities for the young ones and those young at heart!

Kayla took Justin's breath away, wearing a sequin embellished wedding gown with a mermaid silhouette. She was all smiles at his reaction and admired how handsome he looked wearing a light grey suit, coral bow-tie and pocket square. Immediate family witnessed Kayla and Justin's first look from afar. The couple requested photos with their lovable Labradors. Boss wore coral rose for the special occasion and Soldier wore a classic black-tie. As we tell many of our wedding couples, a first look does not prevent the groom from crying when he sees his bride walk down the aisle. Justin was no exception. He came to tears as he saw Kayla's father escorting her down the aisle. It was such a beautiful moment, full of love and sentiment!

At the reception, guests savored wines, beers, and delicious hor d'oeuvres of bruschetta, yum! There were a variety of sumptuous dinner offerings that family and friends could choose from. After the wedding dinner, dancing ensued featuring the couple's first dance as husband and wife, a daddy-daughter dance, mother-son dance, and a special dance with Justin and his grandmother. Children had the choice of joining in the dancing fun or playing bean-bag toss and a giant version of outdoor Jenga. Every precious moment was captured on video by Paige and Riley of Articulate Film, of Yakima. We always enjoy the pleasure of working with them and appreciate their shared passion for weddings!

Family and friends bid Kayla and Justin farewell with a sparkler send off. It was a perfect ending to a perfect day. Congratulations Kayla and Justin!

Kayla Harpham and Justin Harpham wedding swiftwater cellars cle elum
Kayla Harpham and Justin Harpham wedding swiftwater cellars cle elum
Kayla Harpham and Justin Harpham wedding swiftwater cellars cle elum
Kayla Harpham and Justin Harpham wedding swiftwater cellars cle elum
Kayla Harpham and Justin Harpham wedding swiftwater cellars cle elum

Kayla Harpham and Justin Harpham wedding swiftwater cellars cle elum
Kayla Harpham and Justin Harpham wedding swiftwater cellars cle elum
Kayla Harpham and Justin Harpham wedding swiftwater cellars cle elum
Kayla Harpham and Justin Harpham wedding swiftwater cellars cle elum
Kayla Harpham and Justin Harpham wedding swiftwater cellars cle elum
Kayla Harpham and Justin Harpham wedding swiftwater cellars cle elum
Kayla Harpham and Justin Harpham wedding swiftwater cellars cle elum
Kayla Harpham and Justin Harpham wedding swiftwater cellars cle elum
Kayla Harpham and Justin Harpham wedding swiftwater cellars cle elum
Kayla Harpham and Justin Harpham wedding swiftwater cellars cle elum
Kayla Harpham and Justin Harpham wedding swiftwater cellars cle elum
Kayla Harpham and Justin Harpham wedding swiftwater cellars cle elum
Kayla Harpham and Justin Harpham wedding swiftwater cellars cle elum
Kayla Harpham and Justin Harpham wedding swiftwater cellars cle elum
Kayla Harpham and Justin Harpham wedding swiftwater cellars cle elum
Kayla Harpham and Justin Harpham wedding swiftwater cellars cle elum
Kayla Harpham and Justin Harpham wedding swiftwater cellars cle elum
Kayla Harpham and Justin Harpham wedding swiftwater cellars cle elum


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