Brianna & Kegan | 04.30.2016
Getting Ready: Port Gamble Guest Houses, Port Gamble, WA
Ceremony Venue: St. Paul’s Church, Port Gamble, WA
Reception Venue: Hood Canal Vista Pavillion, Port Gamble, WA
Dress: Benita’s Bridal, Silverdale, WA
Hair & MUA: Salon Maison
Catering: Essence of the Thymes
Cake: Corina Bakery
Color Palette: Amethyst & Plum
There was so much awesome at this wedding. The weather was awesome, the venue was awesome, the other vendors were awesome, and the whole bridal party was awesome! Brianna & Kegan really couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day to tie the knot. Yes, it was windy, but it was worth it (check out some of the crazy veil shots we got!).
One thing that really helped the flow of the wedding day was the fact that everyone stayed on schedule. Normally, we don’t expect everyone to really stick to a timeline up until the ceremony, as things are bound to happen and problems arise. Not the case for this group of folks, though. The morning started out early, with the hair and make-up ladies from Salon Maison arrived at the Port Gamble Guest House to start their work at 7am. Their goal was to have everyone done by 1pm (bride, mother of the bride, mother of the groom, and five bridesmaids)–hair AND makeup DONE by 1pm. These gals were powerhouses and got it all done (and beautifully, I might add!) right around 1pm. We were impressed, as the day got started off on the right foot and we were able to get all the pre-ceremony formal photos done on time (this does not always happen).
The ceremony was held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church just outside of Port Gamble’s town center. So many churches are dark and underlit, but this chapel was beautiful–plenty of natural light streaming through the windows, gorgeous dark wood pews, and bright white trim. The ceremony was short and sweet and full of love. Kegan had tears in his eyes as he watched Brianna walk down the aisle. Immediately after the ceremony the bride and groom had the opportunity to ring the bell in the bell tower as the rest of the guests waited outside for their exit.
Once family and bridal party formals were finished, we high-tailed it to the Hood Canal Vista Pavillion so we would be ready for their grand entrance to their reception. As is tradition, the bride and groom got their food first, but everyone else had to compete for a place in the buffet line: TV show theme song trivia was the game. DJ Stephen Morton would play a tune, then whoever made it to the lone chair by the buffet line first got to answer. If they were correct, that person’s table got to join the buffet line. It was a really brilliant way to release tables–something we’ve never seen before, but we’d love to see again. Dinner was catered by Essence of the Thymes (located out of Port Orchard, WA)–we’ve never tasted such amazing flank steak. It was so tender you could cut it with a plastic knife.
Everyone had a great time dining, drinking, and dancing. It helps to have an awesome DJ to keep the party going. We worked alongside DJ Stephen Morton just three weeks ago at Kim & Anthony’s wedding. He’s truly an industry professional that we would recommend to any of our clients. If you’re still looking for a DJ, you can search here: wedding DJs.
There was a sparkler send-off at the end of the night, and thankfully no one got charred. We wish Brianna & Kegan the very best!