Jess & Martin's Wedding in Lynden, Washington

September 19, 2018 , Weddings

The details: Jess and Martin’s wedding in Lynden, WA on Friday August 24 2018.

Jess and Martin’s wedding was more or less a destination wedding – They are their guests were visiting out little corner of northwest Washington from California, Canada, China, and other places. I was SO worried for them that the wildfire smoke was going to be overwhelming like it had been previously in the summer… Even the day before was smokey… But their wedding day could not have been more perfect! The smoke cleared, the sun shined, and the beautiful blue Lynden sky was filled with fluffy white clouds. Perfect.

I started my day with Jess and her bridesmaids getting ready. Meanwhile, my second photographer was spending time with Martin and his groomsmen.

I always think it’s funny when the couple is doing the same things at the same time, in two totally different places. I love checking the timestamps of images to see just how close they were to doing something at the exact same time.

Their ceremony was translated back and forth between English and Mandarin. It was really neat to see people from all over the world coming together for this one day to celebrate Jess and Martin.

I love the details in their reception ballroom – brass, gold, twinkle lights, candles, liiitttle bits of green…

Did you know there is such a thing as “indoor” sparklers? I didn’t, until guests started lighting them inside the ballroom… but it was an awesome grand entrance for Jess and Martin!

We snuck away for just a few minutes at sunset for some portraits by a pond.

Thanks Jess and Martin! I loved spending time with you on your wedding day in Lynden and getting to see you surrounded by your family and friends!