This was my first time up to Neah Bay, on the Makah Reservation, the Upper Northwest tip of the Olympic Peninsula [unless you count their engagement photos – but that trip lasted about 2 hours]. This small town is packed with history, beautiful people and incredible beaches. The hubs, the beagle + I travelled up there for this weekend wedding and walked along the beaches at Hobuck and Shi Shi beach as well as the trails out to Cape Flattery. [stay tuned for a travel blog post] We were in firm agreement that this was the most beautiful corner we’d found in the Pacific Northwest thus far.
This couple and their now whole family is no exception. We couldn’t have bet on a more perfect day for their beachfront wedding. Surrounded by family and friends [literally! their ceremony was set up in the round which I looooove] this couple said I do and quickly became a perfect family of six. I loved hearing their story and documenting all the perfectly placed details at their wedding, to include hand woven items from their Makah family. As we walked along the beach taking pictures at the end of the night, the groom pointed up and down the coast telling stories of where their two families had come from, and we were perfectly placed right in the middle of the two bluffs their ancestors had made their homes. It was a perfect night and a perfect picture. I loved EVERY moment.
Venue: Makah Passage, Hobuck Beach
Videographer: Emerald Media Services [watch their video here]
Wedding Dress: Alfred Angelo
+ a little Mavis Staples