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
Christianson's Nursery in Mount Vernon is one of my favorite places for portraits and weddings. The gardens and greenhouses photograph beautifully and keep my clients warm and dry year-round. It's always special to be back at the place where we got married, and it brings me so much joy when couples choose me to capture their celebrations here, too. As I prep for my May mini sessions, I've brought together a handful of favorites from the past two seasons.
Michelle and Kris shared an intimate September garden wedding at Christianson's Nursery. Bellingham florist Tangled Roots created a unique color palette, and her arrangements tied the images from their day together so beautifully. Michelle and Kris used the pathway and front steps to the schoolhouse for their ceremony. When their officiant pronounced them married before they had a chance to exchange rings, they shared a great laugh with all of their guests. The ability to laugh and see things as a funny story to tell is the best recipe for a happy wedding, and everyone continued to smile about it all evening long. It's always a joy to be back in the space where we got married, and I am so excited to share my favorites from their celebration!
Violet and Tara arrived to their engagement session ready to laugh and have FUN! We spent the morning wandering through Christianson's Nursery, my favorite venue in Mount Vernon, WA. They let their personalities and silliness shine, and I had the best time getting to know them. I feel so lucky they chose me to be their photographer, and I cannot wait to be a part of their upcoming Bellingham wedding!
Lacey and Elliott got married at Christianson's Nursery on a sunny August afternoon. New safety precautions impacted their original wedding plans, but they couldn't imagine not getting married. Christianson's served as the perfect setting for their intimate ceremony. Between the blooming gardens, twinkle lights, and the floral décor, this Mount Vernon micro wedding looked anything but last-minute. We're looking forward to joining them again for their larger wedding celebration!
Christianson's Nursery is a magical little garden venue in Mount Vernon, WA. It's where we got married, and it felt so special to be back for a few weddings this year! Shaylee and Danny celebrated with close family and friends on a July afternoon, and they embraced the ceremony rain with umbrellas and big smiles. Golden sunshine arrived just in time for first dances, a Saltadena cake cutting, and a sparkler exit outside the schoolhouse.
Carla and Kevin chose to take their engagement photos among the greenhouses, gardens, and schoolhouse of Christianson's Nursery in Mount Vernon. Christianson's Nursery is one of my favorite places to be, and it doubles as a small wedding venue! Vinny and I got married behind the schoolhouse a couple years ago, surrounded by hydrangeas, rose gardens, and our closest family and friends. It photographs beautifully, and I highly recommend it if you're planning a small celebration or portrait session!
Remember Jimmy and Madison's Puyallup wedding and Larrabee State Park engagement session? These two have become friends of mine over the years of photographing their special moments, and I am seriously so excited to watch them grow old together. If you know these two, then you also know they treat each other with so much love, respect and appreciation it's ridiculous. Everyone deserves to find someone who loves them the way Jimmy and Madison love each other. They also treat each photo session like a date--because it really should be--and they make a full day of it. They drove all the way up to Bellingham for the weekend, spent the morning with Elizabeth Marie Makeup and Crowns of Gold styling, enjoyed a one year anniversary session around Deception Pass State Park, and took each other out to dinner. Now THAT is how you celebrate an anniversary. Looking forward to many more photos with these two! Here are just a handful of my favorites...
Maria and Jarod wanted a bright and colorful engagement session, and Tulip Town was the perfect place for it! We arrived just as they opened on a Friday morning and enjoyed the end of tulip season. Here are some of my favorites!
My name is Caylie and I'm a Bellingham and Mount Vernon, WA wedding and engagement photographer. I love what I do!