Jessie & Thomas's Wedding at Shuksan Golf Club, Bellingham Washington

August 23, 2017 , Weddings

Who: Jessie and Thomas

What: Country club wedding in rural Whatcom County

When: Sunday, August 6, 2017

Where: Shuksan Golf Club

Jessie and Thomas met in Asia where they both teach English.   Jessie grew up in northwest Washington and Thomas is from the Netherlands. I was able to meet with them in person a few weeks before their wedding and learn all about how they each came to be in Asia and how they met. They’re a great couple with an interesting story. Their wedding was beautiful, stress-free, and full of their families and friends.


Jessie was still getting ready when I arrived so I was able to grab a few photos of her finishing up before she headed downstairs where Thomas was waiting. 

We took a spin around the golf course for bride and groom portraits. There had been a lot of wildfire smoke blowing down from BC the previous couple weeks. It actually gave a pleasant warm light that made our portraits better!

After we wrapped up portraits, we had a few spare minutes to relax before the ceremony.

Speaking of time, Thomas carried a really neat pocket watch that had belonged to his grandfather.

I also took advantage of the great table decor to grab an image of their rings.

Their ceremony was out on a beautiful patio surrounded by really wonderful trees and bushes. This is such a wonderful venue for an outdoor ceremony.

They had a really awesome outdoor deck for cocktails and appetizers. The interior space was also beautiful with huge windows and big wooden beams.

Jessie and Thomas kicked off the dancing with a flourish.

Jessie and Thomas made the excellent decision to move the dance party outside. I suggest if you can ever move your dancing outside, do it!

Thanks, Jessie and Thomas, for hiring me from all the way across the Pacific. I’m so glad to have met you and I really enjoyed being a part of your big day!