Over 2 million couples were married in the USA last year. That a whole lot of lovin’ going on! Now it’s your turn, your planning a wedding and wondering, how can I make my day special? During my 16 years of wedding photography I have seen many happy unions, and just as many personal elements created by the couple to represent and share their love. For this post I’ve compiled photos of those unique touches to inspire couples on how they can add their own flavor to the traditional wedding day.

At Cary and Rachel’s wedding in Lake Chelan, their fur babies not only acted as ring bearer and flower girl, but they also shared a special message with guests as they enjoyed the reception. Later their photo would be turned into custom “Thank you” cards. Best of all are the custom outfits Rachel had made thanks to a talented Etsy vendor.

Sometimes the most unique weddings grow out of “What if questions”. For example, this image comes from a masquerade/mardi gras styled shoot I did with Phally Sek after her wedding. Sometimes your wedding day doesn’t allow for enough time to get all of the pictures you imagine, or maybe you have different styles you love that don’t fit together. That’s when a post wedding styled shoot is a great chance for a bride and or a couple to dress up in their wedding attire and make something magical happen! If you don’t mind your groom seeing you in your dress before the wedding this can make a great trial run. Or if you want to trash the dress, it’s a great add on after the wedding. Hair and make up are included, for all styled shoots.

Kasey and Cara’s wedding was a perfect blend of backyard beauty, and rustic charm. The decoration I loved best were the signs displayed on the back of the bride and grooms seats. Both Kasey and Cara’s families had experienced loss in the recent past. These challenges and several others, helped them forge a bond that will only make their marriage that much stronger. Truer words could not be spoken about this couple than the ones shown in this photograph.

Jina and John’s wedding included a table filled with photographs of them throughout their history. One of these photographs came from their engagement session with me. As graduates of UW, their school held a special place in their hearts. The library was a perfect spot for us to catch a few fun moments with these two book worms. On the wedding day their display was a huge hit! Friends and family gathered to look through their photos and share in their sweet romance.

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