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This effortless Downton Abbey Inspired rose garden Wedding was beautiful from start to finish! Wedding venues depict how your overall wedding feels, how your photos will look and ultimately the venue influences the guest experience on the day of. This couple chose to get married at Thornewood Castle in Lakewood, WA. This is a dreamy, fairytale, castle wedding venue in Western Washington. The look is classic, with the brick castle, hardwood, and lush gardens and grounds. It was the perfect feel for this Downton Abbey inspired garden venue.

The couple incorporated so much romance into their wedding day. The romantic rose garden was the perfect setting for their wedding ceremony. The bride’s romantic sweetheart neckline dress is a beautiful compliment to the style of her wedding day. When the groom proposed, there were fireworks! So to incorporate more of their love story into their wedding day, he was sure to include some magic with a firework send off!

 

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I’m taking a minute to write about a fun way to deliver digital images as a photographer! I am ALL about online galleries because they are so convenient and easy for everyone– you just send a link to your family and friends and they have access to your wedding images to purchase prints and downloads and it’s so so easy! Plus you don’t have to be on your own computer to access your images. However, since I’m also all about the tangible (and back up plans;) I have been experimenting with offering flash drives to my clients.
Jeff from USB Memory Direct was great to work with! And just look at the beautiful custom flash drives with my logo on them. I love that they are simple, organic and easy! (Three of my favorite words!) The overall experience of ordering my custom flash drive with my logo was SO simple. I sent a .png file of my logo (I didn’t want a background image behind my logo so I just saved it as a .png from photoshop) and USB Memory Direct sent me back a proof to approve before ordering. The shipping company was a little tricky (heads up for fellow busy people out there: you have to be home to sign for the package!) but USB Memory Direct was a dream to work with throughout the whole process! They have so many different options, but I felt this light wood + white really reflected my soft style.

My clients have loved the flash drives in addition to their online galleries. I love them because I know they provide an automatic digital backup of my clients’ precious photographs, and they’re more convenient than burning a disc!

If you have any questions at all, Jeff is a great resource! jeff@usbmemorydirect.com

PS I also included these flash drives in my workshop welcome package! They were perfect to store the digital resources that I wanted my attendees to have access to. Like the templates from Bittersweet Design! And the amazing calligraphy was provided by the lovely Krisanna!

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Alyssa and John. This is a couple who melt when they look at each other, giggle when they talk to each other, and hold on tight when they walk. I loved meeting them at their Seattle Engagement session, because it really helped me get to know their sweet  love story. I am so excited to photograph their Woodstock Farm wedding in September. (Insert heart eye emoji here!) They are the sweetest couple with such kind hearts that you know they’re going to have such happy times ahead of them. I feel lucky to be a Seattle engagement photographer who is able to photograph beautiful engagement sessions in the evening outdoors, with willow trees and wheat fields and beautiful light to complement the beautiful love! Congratulations to these two, I am so so so excited to photograph their wedding!

 

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  • Betsy Briggs Miller

    Lora, you are amazing! Thank you for capturing our day so beautifully!ReplyCancel

destination wedding photographerdestination wedding photographerdestination wedding photographerdestination wedding photographerdestination wedding photographerdestination wedding photographerdestination wedding photographerAshlyn and Gabriel met in Nicaragua. The bride says “He was ‘tutoring’ me for my college Spanish class which I still barely passed. He interpreted for me on a Nicaragua trip which led to him sharing his testimony for the first time and leading someone to the Lord. We have both grown so much but what I love most is his reflection of Christ. Can’t wait to see what the Lord has planned for us!”. After a sweet and romantic courtship, when Gabe asked Ashlynn to marry him she said  it was the best “yes” she had ever said!

This bride planned a destination wedding in Nicaragua while living in the United States. Her style is dreamy, romantic, natural and organic. All of her love and hard work she put into this destination wedding came across in every detail! Set in a beach villa in Pochomil, Nicaragua, this wedding was a paradise. The Nicaraguan wedding ceremony was on a secluded beach. The couple was wed underneath a home made driftwood arch. (The driftwood arch was hand made by the groom + friends the morning of the wedding!). After their intimate wedding ceremony (bride and groom washed each other’s feet during the ceremony. So sweet!) they retreated to a romantic, organic wedding reception in the back yard of the beach house villa!

The guests were welcomed by a linen + calligraphy sign that read “Two Nations Become One”. The marriage of Ashlyn and Gabe was so obviously meant for more than just them. This couple and wedding experience put their family, friends, and faith first.  The place settings were designated by white calligraphy names on stones. The farmhouse family-style tables were lit with bistro lights above and vintage brass candlesticks on the tables. This gold, brass, ivory and pale blue theme perfectly complemented the Nicaraguan beach cabana setting. The organic feel to this wedding went right along with the bride and groom’s personalities!

This was my first wedding as an international destination wedding photographer and it couldn’t have been more perfect! It was an adventure from start to finish! I photographed this destination wedding at 19 weeks pregnant, which was also fun! (Luckily my baby girl to be is used to me being active and following my dreams! I’ve had a blissful pregnancy! ;) The bride’s family welcomed me with open arms and I had such a great time being a part of this wedding!

VENDORS //

Venue: Private beach villa in Pochomil, Nicaragua

Bride’s Wedding dress: Dreamers & Lovers

Groom’s suit: Old Navy + Forever 21

Maid-of-honor dress: Dress Up Boutique

Decor: Thrifted/ DIY by Bride, friends+family, Carlen of Host and Toast

Calligraphy: Host and Toast

Videographer: Sara Klepacki @saraklepacki

Floral design: Local flower shop in Managua, Nicaragua | Put together by bride & me! (Can you believe it?;)

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  • Lynda Bryant Karakos

    Gorgeous pics and cereminy!ReplyCancel

  • Aurora Mckeehan-Vilchis

    Incredible Lora! What a beautiful beautiful couple.ReplyCancel

  • Kim Grady

    So beautiful Lora ! You did a fantastic job with the photography ! Such a lovely wedding & couple.ReplyCancel

  • Becca Lynne

    how insanely DREAMY!!!! What a beautiful couple and wedding shoot! <3ReplyCancel

  • Kathleen Cagle Elliott

    Gorgeous wedding! The pictures are just beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah Mecke

    Hey there! The calligraphy is actually Serendipity Fine LinesReplyCancel

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