Arielle + Krystopher | 04.22.2016

Venue: American Lake Conference Center, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA

Catering & Cake:  American Lake Conference Center Catering

Dress: David’s Bridal

Color Palette: Blue & Silver

Ari & Krys held a small, intimate ceremony at the American Lake Conference Center on JBLM, near Lakewood, WA. Only their closest friends and family were in attendance, probably about thirty in total, but many of them had traveled from as far as Louisiana and New York to see this couple tie the knot.

The weather has been like summer here in the Seattle area the past couple weeks–it was a whopping 88 degrees Fahrenheit four days before Ari & Krys’ big day. It was over 80 for three days in a row. Then came Friday. The mercury dropped to 60 degrees and brought some rain showers along with it. We’re definitely used to shooting in the rain, but it’s so refreshing when we don’t have to waterproof our flashes every other weekend. Fortunately, it only drizzled lightly for their First Look–we had them carry our umbrellas just in case.

As it turned out, Krys’ side of the family had to travel south from Bellevue…on a Friday…and they had a late start. The ceremony started over an hour late, but it worked out perfectly because the weather cleared up enough to do family photos outside comfortably and we took some extra time to get pictures of the bride and groom on the dock of American Lake.

After all the festivities, we took some hero shots of Ari & Krys next to his black Chevy Camaro SS, which was perfectly sprinkled with water droplets from the weather that day.