Kim & Anthony – 04.09.2016

Getting Ready: Events on 6th – Tacoma, WA

Ceremony Venue: Events on 6th – Tacoma, WA

Reception Venue: Events on 6th – Tacoma, WA

MUA: Nordstrom’s – Tacoma, WA

Dress: New Beginnings Bridal Studio – Puyallup, WA

Catering: Gallucci’s Catering

Cake: Celebrity Cake Studio – Tacoma, WA

Day-Of Coordination: Elegant Affairs

Flowers: Love Blooms Wedding & Event Design

DJ: DJ Stephen Morton

Color Palette: Blush and white

Sometimes the world just keeps getting smaller and smaller. It has been said that there are “6 degrees of separation” between all of humanity. We are always excited when new clients are linked to previous clients in some way. We first met with Kim almost exactly a year ago; Kim heard about us through Lesley at Event’s on 6th, where we had shot two other weddings previously, one of which has been blogged on The Photo Wedding. About five months later, we booked another client (wedding coming up at the end of this month!), whose mother found out about us at work through Anthony. Fast forward to about a month ago as I was in the studio doing 1-month photos for the niece of a bride from three years ago. Grandma informed me that she would see us in a few weeks at Kim and Anthony’s wedding–Anthony was her nephew! And the world just keeps getting smaller… It was wonderful to see all of them there to celebrate with Kim & Anthony on their big day.

As with many weddings, there was a time crunch to get photos done between getting Kim in her dress and the ceremony. Kim and Anthony opted for a “First Look”, which we set up down the road a mile or so at Wright Park. After they got to see each other all gussied up for the first time, we all drove together to Antique Row in downtown Tacoma to get some more urban shots. Not every bride wants to get photos done in the grit of the city, so we were stoked to get a different backdrop. We ended up having to push family formals to after the ceremony, but managed to squeeze in some awesome bridal party photos immediately before the ceremony. You’ve got to work with the time you have!

One of the many advantages to having your ceremony and reception at the same venue (as at Events on 6th) is the (mostly) seamless flow from the ceremony into the reception. No one has to get into their cars and drive somewhere else, and the partying can start right away. Nearly this whole group of guests got to dancing by the end of the night. Kim’s dad was on the dance floor probably 80% of the night–his energy was unstoppable and his smile just radiated happiness for his daughter. When I remarked to Kim how much energy he had, she mentioned that he only had one lung as he had lost the other to cancer. I never would have known. He was a miracle, too, because if the doctors had known how much cancer was there (it didn’t all show up on the scans), they never would have opened him up. He told Kim he hadn’t had this much fun in a long time.