K E L L Y + T Y L E R
8 – 3 – 2016
Kelly and Tyler’s wedding contained all the goodness of summer in the Northwest; warm balmy days with pink sunsets and evening breezes, tall meadow grass dotted with delicate wildflowers, Mexican food trucks, seasonal craft cocktails, fresh picked blueberry desserts, and drunken barn dances. These two were SO chill about having a wedding. There was no first look or first dance or cake cutting or bouquet toss. In fact, when I got there they were getting ready in the same bathroom, casual as ever. Tyler’s a big, sweet goofball and Kelly’s got the greatest throw-back-your-head laugh (see for yourself), not to mention they are solidly in love with one another, the kind of love you see in couples that have been together for over 20 years. Tyler even talked about how excited he was to be in love with an old and grey Kelly in his vows!
The wedding took place at Kelly’s godparents’ charming farmhouse property near Stevenson, Washington. The blue ridges of the Columbia Gorge rose above the green trees, painting a picturesque backdrop to the rustic red barn and summer scorched meadow. Kelly’s friend who officiated the wedding retold their love story in the style of an epic and comedic fairy-tale. The whole ceremony was characterized by lightness and laughter-tears.
Dinner was served via taco truck and dessert was an array of blueberry themed desserts that guests brought to contribute. The cocktail wizards at House Spirits supplied tasty cocktails and cozy seating areas made out of old pallets and burlap sacks provided guests with plenty of lounging areas. The old barn made for spacious dancing that the guests took full advantage of. The night felt like a big, stress-free hangout, everyone enjoying the company of one another and the beauty of their surrounding. It was probably the most non-religious and one of the most non-traditional weddings I’ve ever photographed, which I believe allowed for the personalities of the couple and their kind, funny, and gracious tribe of family and friends to shine through so much stronger.
Congrats to Mr. and Mrs. Woodcock!