Jane & Dan's Wedding at The Fork in Bellingham, Washington

July 22, 2017 , Weddings

Who: Jane and Dan

What: Lakefront Wedding

When: Saturday, July 1, 2017

Where: The Fork at Agate Bay, Bellingham, Washington

Jane and Dan

Jane and Dan had their wedding at The Fork restaurant on the northeast side of Lake Whatcom. Their ceremony was on a private waterfront lawn about a block down the road. I loved that their wedding was on the smaller side because it really gave me a chance to get a lot of images of each guest. At huge weddings there can be so much going on at once that a photographer’s attention is being pulled every which way. Smaller weddings are great because each guest can get a lot more attention, not just from me but from the bride and groom too.

The original plan was to have the ceremony on the sandy beach… but the water level rose significantly in the time leading up to the wedding day. A bit of day-of adjustments were necessary…

This was such a great spot for a small ceremony like this. The lake is so peaceful and the weather that day was sunny and bright. Lake Whatcom doesn’t have a lot of publicly-accessible waterfront, so Jane and Dan were really lucky to find a spot – and especially one so close to The Fork.

Jane and Dan wrote their own vows, and their dog Cubby was the ring-bearer!

Small dog at wedding

An awesome benefit of a small wedding is that you can actually have a photo with everyone in it!

Jane and Dan Wedding Group Photo

After family formals at the lake, we walked back to The Fork for hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and dinner.

Jane’s bouquet, the corsages, and the flowers on every table were by Pozie by Natalie and were really beautiful pastel pinks, oranges, and greens.

Speeches by Jane’s and Dan’s fathers and brothers were heartfelt and funny. What more can you ask for?

Jane and Dan kicked off the dance party…

… which was probably one of the best I’ve ever seen. The dance floor was packed, right until the end of the night.

How many wedding have you been to where the groom and his brother break dance?

Congratulations, you two. I loved photographing you and your wedding – thanks for inviting me to be a part of it!

Jane and Dan