Salish Lodge & Spa, next to Snoqualmie Falls, is one of the most romantic destination wedding locations in the Puget Sound area. It was the venue Daryl and Eylin chose to have their wedding. The couple had their ceremony off in a clearing of the woods nearby and their reception at the Salish Lodge and terrace overlooking the Falls. The weather was great for an outdoor wedding and they were a fun couple to photograph.
Thanks to my associate photographer Paul Brown and to Rachael Mates, Event Planning Manager at Salish Lodge. Here are a selection of my favorite highlights from the wedding.

Below is a mini-slide show with a larger selection of wedding pictures. Click on “toggle images” at top right to hide the thumbnails; to start just click on the right arrow on the image.

 


One of the most romantic destination wedding locations within an hours drive of Seattle has to be the Salish Lodge & Spa, at Snoqualmie Falls. Kristine Harrington and Steve Rutkowski chose it to be the venue for their lovely intimate wedding in October. They kept the size down by only inviting  a small number of family and close friends to join them.  They had a late afternoon wedding on a terrace overlooking  Snoqualmie Falls. There had been some grey skies but the sun began to burn through the mist over the falls and light up the hill sides above the falls and river. There were so many good pictures. I want to post some of the highlights from their day. If you want to see more, here is a link to the web gallery with all of the pictures from their wedding.

This was the first time we did a first look picture where the bride and groom did not actually see each other. Kristine did not want Steve to see her until she walked down the aisle so we set it up so they would be together but apart at the same time. They are holding hands around a corner and so could touch but not see. I love this picture. It was not until after Kristine walked out onto the terrace that Steve got to see her. As the bottom pictures show.  It was beautiful to see how they incorporated elements of the Thai water ceremony into their wedding ceremony. I would like to thank Rachael Mates, Event Planning Manager at Salish Lodge, Annemarie Juhlian, Seattle Wedding Officiant and Amber Zbitnoff, my associate photographer for making it a memorable occasion to photograph.

This picture of the cake reminds me how good the food is at the Lodge. Here is a link to Kristine and Steve’s  previous post of their Salish Lodge Wedding.

Below is a mini-slide show with a larger selection of wedding pictures from Kristine and Steve’s wedding . Click on “toggle images” at top right to hide the thumbnails; to start just click on the right arrow on the image.

On Saturday I was out at Snoqualmie Falls and Salish Lodge & Spa, one of the most romantic destination wedding locations in the Seattle area for the wedding of Kristine Harrington and Steve Rutkowski. They had a lovely intimate wedding with a small number of family and friends in attendance.  It was a late afternoon wedding on a terrace overlooking the Falls and although there had been some grey skies mid day the sun began to burn through the mist over the falls and light up the hill sides above the falls and river. All of the pictures form this wedding in Snoqualmie are now in my computer and backed up on two external hard drives but in the process of backing them up, I was scanning the images to see how they looked There are a whole lot of nice ones there. Here a few selected pictures to preview what will come after editing and processing all of them. This first one they are holding hands but did not see each other.  It was not until after Kristin walked out onto the terrace that Steve saw her for the first time. As the bottom pictures show.  it was beautiful to see how they incorporated elements of the Thai water ceremony into their wedding ceremony. More to come after an edit. Thanks to Rachael Mates, Event Planning Manager at Salish Lodge, Annemarie Juhlian, Seattle Wedding Officiant and Amber Zbitnoff, my associate photographer