Emily + Alex | The Ruins Seattle Wedding

We’re anxious to share this film with Emily and Alex, so we’re going to keep this blog post short and sweet. Before diving into the film, we just want to share one small thing Emily’s maid of honor said during her speech that has stuck with us since their wedding day.

With striking honesty and sincerity, Emily’s maid of honor talked about the whole, fulfilled, and brilliant people Emily and Alex are individually. She talked about having never met two people who—completely apart from each other—are perfectly content, perfectly successful, perfectly kind, and perfectly whole all on their own. The beauty of Emily and Alex, she said, is that they don’t need each other. Instead, in their wholeness, they choose to be together and move through the world as a unit Two whole people, bringing their wholes selves into a marriage with no need to complete the other, but to simply enjoy each other, encourage each other, and bring a real love and respect to the beauty of marriage.

We can tell you this: the words of Emily’s maid of honor will always stay with us for a long time, painting a hopeful and gorgeous picture of marriage <3

Now with that, enjoy Emily and Alex’s romantic, fun (and perfectly moody) wedding film.

Max + Kelsey | Hollywood Schoolhouse Woodinville Wedding

Kelsey and Max. Where do we even begin? You welcomed us into your wedding day with such graciousness and joy. We felt like we were in the company of friends within an instant, and for that, we are so grateful. Thank you <3

For those of you reading this who are not Kelsey or Max, here’ what you should know about their wedding. It. Was. EVERYTHING. The details were perfect, with deep reds and bits of whimsy (like their adorable pencil table cards) and a classic elegance that came together with Kelsey’s stunning dress. Their photographer Jane of JaneG. Photography and we couldn’t stop gushing over this dress. We shot way too many images of it hanging in too many locations, and then once it was actually on Kelsey we couldn’t take our cameras off her. She was perfection in it (just wait until you see it below!). When you combine her dress with her kindness and grace, she truly was a vision. Max is a lucky guy.

When we arrived at the Hollywood Schoolhouse, one of the best parts of walking into the getting-ready suite was seeing some familiar faces. Three people in Kelsey and Max’s wedding party are past brides and a groom of ours, so it felt a bit like a family reunion. We adore Brenna + Jackie and Amy + Tyler, and it’s been a joy to capture their weddings days and watch as they cheer their friends down the aisle, too.

So without further ado, we’re thrilled for you to see Kelsey and Max’s wedding film. It’s beautiful, fun, and bursting with joy. We love it, and we know you will, too <3


Venue: Hollywood Schoolhouse | Videographer: First and Foremost Productions | Photographer: Jane G. Photography | Coordination: Events by Alexis | Band & Emcee: Blue Wave Band | Officiant: Trevor White| Florist: En Fleur | Cake: Larsen’s Bakery | Hair & Makeup: Salon Maison | Photobooth: 321 Foto