The Canal Ballard Wedding: Sara+Alain



The Canal Ballard Wedding: Sara+Alain.

The morning was cool and crisp with the promise of a beautiful and warm Seattle afternoon as Sara+Alain prepared for their wedding day, surrounded by their friends and family.  If I had to describe the atmosphere in the Sara’s gorgeous Hotel Ballard suite on their wedding day, I would use the word “calm.”  As I watched her mother slip her veil into her hair, I marveled at how calm Sara was.  She smiled, and I smiled to myself behind my camera, because I can remember that feeling from our own wedding day.  That feeling of being so sure of what I was doing, so happy that the day had come when I would call Rick my husband.  No nervousness, no hesitation, just steady love and happiness through and through.  And that’s exactly what I saw in Sara as she finished getting ready and slipped into her wedding gown.  Sara+Alain had a whirlwind courtship – their story is the kind that leaves you with butterflies and makes you believe in fairy tales.  Him, a handsome Air Force officer.  Her, the stunning woman who would steal his heart.  And when, after a short period of dating, he was given orders to move to England, he took a chance and asked her to join him overseas…and before everyone knew it we were all gathered on the Ballard waterfront with the sunset light streaming through the air as they promised each other forever…

Sara+Alain, even though we didn’t have the chance to meet before your wedding day (except over Skype!), we felt a such a great connection with you and it was such a privilege to be able to document your love.  Thanks so much for making us feel like part of the family, and for sharing your story with us.  We can’t wait to hear where your adventures as husband and wife take you!  Love, R+A

Photography:  Rick+Anna Photography 
Venue/Coordinators:  The Canal and Jewel Hospitality
Florals: Theresa of Althauser Design
Hair/Makeup: Offwhite Makeup and Beauty
DJ: Justin of Otto-Mattic Mobile Music
Cupcakes: Cupcake Royale 
Chocolates: Theo Chocolate  
Lodging: Hotel Ballard 
Officiant: Annemarie Juhlian

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  1. alison dunn

    April 23rd, 2014 at 7:18 am

    Love those boutonnieres and their sweet first look!

  2. stephanie Necessary

    April 23rd, 2014 at 7:20 am

    Phenomenal job with this wedding! I love their flower choice. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a Boutonniere like that before…and I love it! Love your reception shots too. Looks like they were all enjoying themselves and your lighting is just spot on!

  3. Oana Thompson

    April 23rd, 2014 at 8:02 am

    I love nuptials!! I especially love those boutonnièrs!! yellow is my favorite! And that sweet reception, love the magic you captured.

  4. shannon

    April 23rd, 2014 at 8:36 am

    Great jib capturing all the details and emotions of this beautiful wedding.

  5. Jenny

    April 23rd, 2014 at 8:51 am

    Love, love, love! Great work!

  6. melissa

    April 23rd, 2014 at 11:07 am

    What a gorgeous couple and wedding! You captured it so beautifully!

  7. Ray Urner

    April 23rd, 2014 at 12:16 pm

    *stunning* shots. SO crisp and clean!

  8. Jade Mutter

    April 23rd, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    Super clean images – great job!

  9. Chantal

    April 23rd, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    What a beautiful day!! Stunning details!

  10. Amanda Lloyd

    April 23rd, 2014 at 11:42 pm

    Such a beautiful wedding! Great job guys!

  11. Tosha

    April 24th, 2014 at 3:36 am

    Wow, these are just beautiful! Love their wedding colors and the detail shots are OMG! Beautiful job!

  12. Chasity Noel

    April 24th, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    Gorgeous, crisp, stunning, vivid wedding photos!! Love this!

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