Thursday, August 25, 2011

Marry Me: Jenn and Justin {Kirkland Wedding Photography}

If I could use one word to describe Jenn and Justin's wedding, it would be PASSION.  Not only because of their passion for one another, but because in the two days of their wedding, they wanted to share with family and friends some of the things they are passionate about.

And read correctly.  Jenn and Justin decided to do a two day event, by doing the ceremony (which was pretty small) on one day and the reception the next.  It was very cool!!

Day one....

The dress and shoes were just classy.  A black belt with a great vintage flower added a little drama and flair to the dress...and check out those AWESOME shoes!!

(Why are guys always ready before the women are??)  Justin wanted a picture in his late grandfather's it!

Jenn made her groom a special gift for the day....She had written down something she loved about Justin each day for 100 days and then compiled it all together in a book!  I can imagine he was overwhelmed with the gift!  (I thought it might make a good backdrop for rings too!)

Jenn was such a beautiful bride!!

Of course, Justin was a handsome groom too!

And these two bundles of sweetness were full of energy both during these pictures and during their brief stint as flower girls during the ceremony!

The ceremony....Justin was escorted down the isle by his two sons, Justin's dad officiated the ceremony....and by the way, the bride and groom did not see each other before the wedding.  Can you tell by the look on Justin's face??

One of the things Jen and Justin are passionate about are these two young men, Justin's sons.  During the ceremony, not only gave rings to each other, but to both boys to symbolize a commitment to them as well.

These two are passionate about physical fitness and actually met at a gym (this gym in fact). the truth be told, Justin was Jenn's personal trainer.  I'd say she got her money's worth!!!  Anyway...we decided to get a few pictures where all that passion first started!

I LOVE this picture!!  I do believe she is quite smitten with his muscles!!

We headed down to the water for some "together" pictures.  As I had them up on the balcony of City Hall, Justin was showing his affection for Jenn and in the background we started to hear a bunch of cheering and clapping.  Down below was a whole bunch of families having a picnic....and there were a long line of bathing suit clad little girls looking up mesmerized at Jenn.  One of the mom's told me the girls had just seen Cinderella....and now here she was standing before them.  (Of course, we needed to get a picture!!)

I don't think I've ever seen a more beautiful sunset in Seattle....

Day 2....

Filled with fun, friends and food Jenn and Justin are passionate about.  The reception was at Woodhouse Winery and it could not have been a more perfect, intimate setting.  There was great wine, amazing cheeses, and the most scrumptious chocolates!!  (I know...I tried some!!)

This set reminds me of a classic movie starlet and her leading man...

Jenn chose 3 different flavors of sheet cakes for their wedding cake.  The thing I loved, was they cut one of the cakes, but it wasn't the flavor she was looking they cut the next cake and that wasn't the flavor she was looking for either.  They sliced the last cake (which of course was the correct flavor!) and ended up with a massive pile of cake on their plates by the end...which Justin was trying to convince me that it was "just a little bit".

Congratulations you two!!  I wish you the best in married life together.  May you always live with the same passion I saw these two days!!

(Because it is always so difficult to chose which pictures to put on the blog....there are a few more on the Red Thread Images facebook page...check them out!!)


Erin McFarland said...

all your weddings are amazing Tara, but i could just feel the FUN environment this entire post. those gym shots are so great...she definitely did get her money's worth! :) favorite artistic shot is that golden sunset! sooooo pretty!

jjbug said...

All your weddings are beautiful, but this one was absolutely exceptional. I have no idea how in the world they'll choose prints. Like a fine wine, your photography gets better and better with the passing of time. Such a gift!

Tara Malouf said...

Thank you for your kind comments!! This was such a wonderful wedding!!