DANIELLE + BEN | Snoqualmie Falls

These high school sweethearts share a sweet and genuine love that has endured since they first met as teenagers at church, through the normal ups and downs of college, and finally to their wedding day. Dani and Ben were referred to us by past couple Kathryn and Zach, two gracious people who have become some of our best friends. Thanks to the connection we have through Kathryn and Zach, Dani and Ben have become fast friends too. We've even visited their church (the same church where it all began!) just to see them! 

Their wedding day was on Ben's family property in Fall City, and his family did an incredible job getting it ready for the wedding. Dani describes Ben's family as the most hardworking people she knows, so it's no wonder the wedding turned out so beautifully -- a lot of love went into it! Family catered the salad-themed buffet, the adorable chocolate-mint naked cake was done by Ben's sister, and their reception was surrounded by the friends and family who love them most. We're so grateful to have been a part of it.

We snuck away at the end of the day to get some out-of-this world shots at Snoqualmie Falls that you won't want to miss in their film. We wish we could take credit for the venture, but their amazing photographer Jonathan Gipaya made the suggestion and we all happily obliged! Side Note: If you haven't seen Jonathan Gipaya's work, run -- don't walk!-- to check it out. It'll blow your mind. (Also, his Instagram might be our favorite thing ever ;) )

So grateful to have been a part of such a love-filled day, and we're so looking forward to starting this next chapter of friendship with Dani and Ben now that they're husband and wife!

IN HONOR OF OUR VETERANS

We shared this tribute on our Instagram and Facebook feeds earlier today, but our blog obviously deserves it's presence as well: 

There's nothing more inspiring than putting on that uniform to serve your country. Our groom Austin serves in the Air Force, and we salute him and all our soldiers today.

Seattle Wedding Videography, First and Foremost Productions, Veteran's Day

BANYAN TURNS ONE!

We are all about capturing the sweet moments of life through video and photos, and our son Banyan's first birthday was no exception! We're surrounded by meticulously planned and extraordinarily beautiful weddings year-round, so when we started planning Banyan's first birthday we knew we wanted a theme that'd be fun to style. Seeing as Banyan is only one, there's only a few things we can say for sure he loves: his mama & papa, food (any kind, all day long) and airplanes! He can hear planes coming no matter where we are, and he has an uncanny ability to spot and point them out even before we can. As soon as he hears a plane going by, he stops, scans, and points. Then he gets a big grin and bops up and down until we see it too. It's ridiculously cute. Needless to say, we knew our birthday theme: PLANES! 

We landed on (haha, pun definitely intended) the motto Time Flies to go with the theme, and had fun commemorating his first year through photos we hung, a scrapbook we put together and a video Jarrett created that highlights Banyan's first year, from his first cry all the way to the laughing, silly, all-over-the-place little man he is today (I'm sure I can persuade him to post the video soon)! 

To really hit the airplane theme we had people "Check-In" by signing the guest book and grabbing a personalized boarding pass with the day's itinerary, and we had the kids and parents put together glider planes to use in the "Glider Games." The kids had fun throwing their gliders through a hula hoop, making them land on a bulls-eye and seeing how far they could make it fly. We also asked families to write us words of advice or prayers on a piece of paper, and then fold it into a paper airplane that we had them hang in the "Hangar." Jarrett and I then got to take these home and read them later that night -- so sweet! Of course we had an "In Flight" meal and drinks from the "Beverage Cart," and then Jarrett provided the "In Flight Entertainment" when we all watched the video he created of Banyan's first year. 

We felt so honored to have our community -- the friends and family who have surrounded us and supported us during this first year -- all gathered together laughing at the photo booth (see below!), sharing a meal, playing with Banyan, and all around celebrating the fact that we not only survived, but thrived during our first year as a family of three. We no doubt thrived because of the love of the people in that room (and so many others who couldn't be there)!

So without further ado, enjoy the beautiful, candid moments our dear friend Tonie from Tonie Christine Photography captured of Banyan digging into his birthday cake below. Then you can see the photos of our friends and family from the Photo Booth, and finally, you won't want to miss the amazing video Jaimie from Jaimie J Videography & Photography created that highlights the whole party -- from set up and gliders to pinata and cake. She got it all, and it's so sweet to see the love Banyan received that day! All we can say is: ENJOY!

Lots of love,

Jarrett, Heather and Banyan

{HINT: TO SEE THE FULL FRAME, CLICK ON A PHOTO THEN SCROLL THROUGH}

This party was about our sweet boy, of course, but we also wanted our friends and family to feel loved. They're the one's who kept us afloat as we navigated the craziness of our first year of parenting. We wanted to remember them, so of course a photo booth was a necessity :) We had a shutter control connected to our camera, so everyone could strike a pose and take their own picture. We think it turned out cute, and we have the perfect memento to remember everyone who came to celebrate with us! {USE ARROWS TO SCROLL LEFT TO RIGHT}

And finally, the sweetest birthday video you ever did see! We've had so much fun getting to know Jaimie of Jaimie J Videography & Photography, and we are beyond grateful that she came out to capture all the love surrounding Banyan on his first birthday. PRESS PLAY below to see all the sweet moments from the big day!

{PRESS PLAY} Banyan: Year One by Jaimie J Videography & Photography

CLAIRE + CHARLIE | Love By Seaplane

Seattle Wedding Videography, First and Foremost Productions, Style Me Pretty

Claire + Charlie's wedding was magic from beginning to end. From their seaplane entrance into Port Ludlow to their intimate ceremony and reception at The Inn, there was so much excitement and joy running throughout their day! With only 23 guests to share in their day, the intimacy made their love feel that much bigger. 

We loved seeing this super sweet film featured on Style Me Pretty alongside Nikki Closser Photography's gorgeous images -- see the feature here, then enjoy their film below!

VenueThe Inn at Port Ludlow 
Photography: Nikki Closser Photography
Cake + FlowersButter & Bloom
Marquee Sign: Charlie + Claire!