A Graffiti and Glass Blowing Wedding

Washingtonians who commute into Seattle from the South are familiar with the red Rainier Brewery “R”, and some of us are familiar with the struggle the community has had to keep that significant sign on the building as it switched from owner to owner over the years.    Claudia and Ted told us they chose a non-traditional venue, which we absolutely love, but we couldn’t even  imagine the vibrant street art graffiti design covering every inch of the walls inside the Rainier Glass Blowing Studio of the Old Rainier Factory.ct wedding rings seattle www.SomeLikeItShotPhotography.com Seattle wedding They really lucked out considering most of the wedding was outdoors. It was September in WA, and we just finished enjoying a beautiful warm summer, but the weather was clearly changing to typical fall with tones of grey skies and wet weekends. Looking back, I want to say this was the last perfect summer-feeling weekend. Some of the cupcakes didn’t quite survive the commute, which gave Claudia’s family the fun task of making frosting look pretty before the wedding couple arrived…which they mastered!wedding cupcakes fail and fix www.SomeLikeItShotPhotography.com Seattle wedding  Once the bride and groom arrived, all kinks were ironed out and the party began. Just a small group of friends were invited to attend the ceremony, as people settled in their seats, Claudia and Ted prepared for the moment when all eyes would be on them.ct wedding rainier glass venue www.SomeLikeItShotPhotography.com Seattle wedding It was the record shortest ceremony we’ve ever photographed, and as requested by their friend who officiated the ceremony, Ted ‘put a ring on it’ and Claudia did ‘kiss her husband’.ct wedding vows ring on it www.SomeLikeItShotPhotography.com Seattle wedding Afterward they were just beaming!! Not the kind of joy a couple has after dating a few months, or planning for a year, no this was a kind of joy that could only come from a couple who had been together for years and a new reality was sinking in.ct were married www.SomeLikeItShotPhotography.com Seattle wedding wedding street art www.SomeLikeItShotPhotography.com Seattle wedding wedding dip graffiti www.SomeLikeItShotPhotography.com Seattle wedding Someone dimmed the lights, well it was outside so it wasn’t like we had a choice, and the venue came to life in a whole new way. Twinkling string lights floated above everyone as they enjoyed mouth watering BBQ and mini cupcakes.wedding night party www.SomeLikeItShotPhotography.com Seattle wedding Inside two glass blowing experts helped guests create a custom glass keepsake that Claudia and Ted planned for them all to take home. A selfie-station was set up for guests to print photos from their phones to add to the guest book. I don’t think a single person could have been bored at this venue with so much to view, so much to do, and the celebration…too.wedding glass blowing seattle www.SomeLikeItShotPhotography.com Seattle wedding wedding selfie station www.SomeLikeItShotPhotography.com Seattle wedding Tossing the bouquet & garter went perfectly and guests weren’t shy to get on the dance floorwedding bouquet toss www.SomeLikeItShotPhotography.com Seattle wedding ct wedding dancing www.SomeLikeItShotPhotography.com Seattle wedding We ended the night with the glowing red sign, a sign which meant a little more to all of us than it did before. To us it will always be the place Claudia and Ted were wed.ct rainier beer sign night seattle www.SomeLikeItShotPhotography.com Seattle wedding ct wedding night purple gel www.SomeLikeItShotPhotography.com Seattle wedding Some like graffiti

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Our WA Bucket List √ The Ferry & √ The Pink Door Restaurant

One of my biggest concerns moving back to WA this winter was that Holland wasn’t going to like it here, due to his memories of running in the cold miserable rain at Ft Lewis for 5 years. I wanted to show him that there really is so much more to do in this state than the few things he experienced. To my surprise, majority of the amazing festivals and views I was able to find are new to me too , even though I grew up here. This image is from Holland’s Very 1st Ferry ride in his entire life. Sunset from Bainbridge Island to Seattle.

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Erin Class of 2013 – Seattle Rocks

Congrats to Erin, a Class of 2013 Senior from Auburn Mountainview High School!!!! Yesterday she moved her tassel, threw her cap and celebrated in the last official high school event of her life – Graduation Ceremony!! Such a fun and important milestone in a person’s life, we’re proud to have been your senior photographers Erin!! :)

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Erin called us about senior portraits just a couple weeks ago, hoping it wasn’t too late, wanting photos that had Seattle in them. We met her and discussed the things she loves; she’s a Seattle coffee connoisseur and overall she just enjoys hanging out enjoying life. Well, for Seattle photos and a cute cafe we figured we would head to West Seattle first.

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The Seattle Great Wheel & Pike Place Gum Wall

We’ve had some wonderful adventures in Seattle the past 3 months and we hope that this fun continues for many more years ahead. A few weekends ago we spent a day downtown exploring more of this great city and the beautiful visuals it has to offer. When you stand at just the right spot sometimes you can see so many things it is too much to fully take in. Mt. Rainier can be seen on a sunny day when looking through CenturyLink and Safeco Field.IMG_8912_WEB

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