Emily & Derek's Winter Wedding in Lynden, Washington

February 18, 2018 , Weddings

Who: Emily and Derek

What: Winter Wedding in Lynden, Washington

When: Saturday, January 27, 2018

Where: North County Christ the King and the Mt. Baker Rotary Building



Emily and Derek did a First Look before any guests arrived for the ceremony at North County Christ the King in Lynden. Afterward the bridal party relaxed and finished getting ready while guests gradually arrived. Their ceremony was really nice and included a lot of their family and friends. The flower girls were a hit!

The day started out rainy and overcast, but the sun came out during the ceremony to shine down golden late afternoon light on Emily and Derek as they left the church – a perfect representation of everyone’s mood. After a few pictures in the great light we all headed to the reception at the Mt. Baker Rotary Building in Lynden.

I love the little details Emily and Derek had on every table. People often think of winter as dark and dreary, but there is so much GREEN in the ferns and trees in the northwest during the winter. These little green details with the pine cones and white flowers were perfect for this time of year. Each guest received a pinecone firestarter on their place setting as a wedding favor.

There were some nice toasts given by the Best Man, Matron of Honor, and Father of the Bride. Caked cutting followed with pieces for everyone.



Emily and Derek’s first dance was very romantic and inspired dancing by some younger guests… Emily had a father-daughter dance with her dad.


The first dances were really special and emotional and were quickly followed with rowdy bouquet and garter tosses. There were some great athletes present!


The longest-married couple started off the dancing and were quickly joined by everyone else.

Some weddings have more energetic dancing than others and it seems like every once in a while I shoot a wedding that takes the crown for best dance party. I’m going to give Emily and Derek my coveted Killer Dance Party award. Maybe people were stir-crazy from winter. Maybe it was the Fireball Whisky. Maybe they just love to dance. All I know is they danced hard and were still going when I called it a night. I’d especially like to acknowledge the gentleman doing the sprinkler.




Thanks, Emily and Derek!