Ash & Sherryl's loved ones flew from around the world to be together for their wedding day! We started with portraits and a ceremony at St. Louise Catholic Church in Bellevue, followed by a small second ceremony in the home. Everyone changed into new outfits and came back together for a reception at the Redmond Ridge Community & Event Center. Desert Bloom Floral Designs filled the room with colorful flowers, Chutney's provided an incredible Indian meal, and DJ Surge got everyone on the dance floor for a fun, joyful evening. It was a beautiful celebration, and I'm so grateful I got to be a part of it!
Valerie & Tara booked me for their wedding years ago, and I've been looking forward to this ever since their engagement session! They chose to get married at Lairmont Manor on a fall afternoon, serving a spread of appetizers and desserts to their family and friends. They incorporated red elements throughout their celebration to honor Chinese traditions, such as the custom sash on Tara's dress. These two are clearly so happy together, and it was an absolute joy to be a part of their day!
Gracie and Ben got married in June at my favorite wedding venue, Christianson's Nursery! Their color palette fit perfectly alongside the garden's white and pink blooms, and we ended the evening with a golden sunset. They handmade flower pots for all their guests, and their sweet pup Larrie joined throughout the entire celebration. It was a beautiful day, and I'm so excited to finally share some of my favorites!
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The Farm at Van Wyck was the perfect Bellingham venue for Kate and Stephen's wedding! They wanted a rustic outdoor space to celebrate with a couple hundred of their favorite people, and the entire day was such a joy to be a part of. They chose bright summery florals and included personalized elements throughout the day like stickers, pint glasses, and an entire wall of photos. One of the pieces Kate and Stephen looked forward to most was the dance floor, and DJ Scoob once again got everyone on their feet! Sit back and scroll through my favorites from this August wedding...
On a beautiful Spring evening, some of my top favorite Bellingham and Mount Vernon wedding vendors came together to create a joyful yellow styled shoot! And while it may have been just for fun, Kalia and Slater were just a month away from getting married for real. We could all feel their love and excitement as they exchanged rings and I-do's, and I hope you can see it in these photos, too! Saltbox Barn is a gorgeous venue in Mount Vernon, WA with multiple getting ready areas, a 1940s barn, and wide open views of Skagit County farmlands.
Photography/planning: Caylie Mash Photography
Florist/planning: Tangled Roots Floral
Venue: Saltbox Barn
Hair: Hair by Areca
Makeup: Natasha Gendron Makeup
Dress: Astraea Bridal
Officiant: Shannon Day, Tall Red Head Girl
Couple: Kalia & Slater
Video: Ridgewood Films
Lyndsey and Robert married at Bellingham's Lairmont Manor on a beautiful day in April! We started their day with getting ready photos on-site, a first look full of happy tears, and wedding party portraits throughout the property. They shared a ceremony in front of the fountain with about 50 of their closest family and friends, followed by an indoor reception. After many years of photographing weddings at Lairmont Manor, it was my first time seeing the downstairs Billiards Room used for dancing! The dark room and low white ceilings were a perfect recipe for great dancing photos. Scroll through to see my favorites from their day!
After a decade of love, Hannah and Ash finally eloped along the Washington Coast! We made the five hour drive from the Bellingham area the day before and did a walkthrough together to visualize our plans. On the morning of their wedding, we started with a sunrise ceremony and quiet vows, followed by a first dance and portraits along the beach. It was just the two of them, their officiant, myself, and my second witness, and it was beautiful. These two have been engaged as long as I can remember, and witnessing their happy tears and laughter has my heart absolutely full of joy. Scroll through to view my favorites!
Claire and Nate married on Lummi Island, a place that's been special to Claire's family throughout her life. When their original venue fell through, a friend opened their backyard as a place to celebrate. It was a bright, sunny day in July complete with blue skies and eagle sightings. Dried floral arrangements lined the tables and ceremony aisle, and the colors fit perfectly with their beach wedding. After two portrait sessions with Claire and Nate, it was such a joy to witness their big day. Scroll through to view some of my favorites!
1. Celebrate and enjoy this time together
Congrats!! The choice to get married is so exciting. Before jumping into wedding planning, take a week or two to celebrate together and focus on why you’ve chosen each other. Over the next few months of decisions, that “why” is what it all comes back to. Enjoy the moments when you personally get to share your news with close friends and family. It’s happening!
My name is Caylie and I'm a Bellingham and Mount Vernon, WA wedding and engagement photographer. I love what I do!