June 2016 - Northwed Magazine

ENCHANTING WINTER STYLED SHOOT

As snow softly falls from above, the beauty of winter captivates our souls. The kiss of the cold ignites goosebumps on our skin and the light reflecting off of the white dances a little differently. There’s an undeniable aura of romance that the season provides, and this enchanting styled shoot, captured by Behind the Sea Photography, beautifully marries the wonder of a wedding with the majesty of wintertime.

“For this shoot, we set out to create a warm and moody indoor environment that would lend itself to a intimate winter gathering. Lush florals by Jordan Moll topped off the style with a rich, moody color palette of crimson, berry hues, gold, and a touch of dusty blue.

The Summit at Snoqualmie gave our series a final, dreamy touch as the light snowfall highlighted an original gown by Phuong Minh Nguyen and a sparkling headpiece by Melinda Rose Design.”

-Olivia of Behind the Sea Photography

Vendor Credits:

Model: Jessica Bushman

Planner: Lori Losee, Elegant Affairs

HMUA: Rachel Poling, A Wink & A Smile

Florals: Jordan Moll

Gown: Dream Dresses By P.M.N.

Accessories: Melinda Rose Design

Rentals: Unique & Chic Event Rentals

Paper Goods: The Vintage Inkwell

Macarons: Krystel’s Confections

Cakes: Celebrity Cake Studio

Venue: The Classroom Collective

MELINA AND MATT’S OREGON ENGAGEMENT

The promise of a new year is exciting, but what’s even more thrilling is the promise of sharing a lifetime of new years with the one you love. To celebrate their engagement, high school sweethearts Matt and Melina took to the charming riverside in Wilsonville, Oregon.

The two of them grew up together, sharing a journey from their prom nine years ago to their beachfront proposal in Cabo. Their portrait session pays tribute to the place that holds some of their favorite memories, from fishing to boating to relaxing with family.

What’s so special about photographs is that they never change, and Jamie Rae Photo beautifully captured Matt and Melina’s effortless connection. Their portraits are real, romantic moments that will stay constant, just like they have been for one another:

“Over the course of our relationship, we have experienced wonderful times along with incredible loss. Broken relationships in our families, people we care about struggling with addiction, and death of loved ones to name a few. We have been a constant in each others’ life within the chaos it has brought at times.I am so thankful that I have found someone who is the first person I want to celebrate with on happy days and cry with on sad. He is my family. ”

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