Tsai Wedding on 6/10/17 at Alderbrook Resort in Union, Wa

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“I would highly recommend this company to video record your wedding. They were dependable, efficient and gave us a really good price. The video they put together was gorgeous and I am looking forward to having it to watch for years to come! :)”

Alderbrook Resort, a century-old vacation spot that was originally only accessible by water, is nestled in a grove of towering trees along a crook in the Hood Canal—it is also a quaint and undeniably stunning wedding venue. For those looking to get out of the city and into nature, Alderbrook should be at the top of your list. Like Abraham Lincoln’s greatest dream, the timber building is a sight to behold, but its shores themselves make for some exquisite photography and an even better altar for a wedding.

Caroline and Edward Tsai sure thought the same as their wedding is one of our most beautiful from this past summer (even if it wasn’t quite yet summer). On a gorgeous Saturday in June, the bride and groom took their vows surrounded by their friends, family, and the sounds of birds and waves lapping up on shore.

Their first look was as picturesque as can be with the bride and groom meeting on a dock that juts far into the canal. We shot from a distance to encapsulate both the epic view of the distance shores with the poignancy of the two standing together against it all. Working with the brilliant minds of Chris and Simon of Brooks Range Photography—who have done some pretty incredible work all over the world—the entire estate transformed into one of our favorite video locations. The stony beaches, towering trees and lazy river are already magnificent as is, but on this June day they were really something special.

Even amidst a rainbow of docked canoes, Caroline and Edward stood out in the contrasting black and white. Ever-cuddly and playful, the two exuded happiness, even from afar. Pictures continued around the estate in a myriad of browns and greens and the blue summer sky that would soon be overtaken with some clouds.

Red roses were the flower of choice as they punctuated the ceremony with a blast of color, though they were pretty hard to compete with the socks rocked by the groomsmen. An absolutely adorable flower girl led the way into the ceremony, and perchance got a little—understandably—distracted by the dozens of people in attendance.

But as Caroline neared, Edward started to tear up (as any good groom should) at the sight of his bride to be. And after exchanging some seriously touching vows, the two were married. The reception to followed with a purple color theme that added a calming vibe to the party. Dancing followed with everyone getting on their feet as the music cranked up for a fun night of celebrating the newlyweds.

And so the night went. Partying, dancing, and most importantly, honoring the bride and groom in such a beautiful place is all we hope for with our clients. Caroline and Edward made some excellent decisions with their wedding, and it was a pleasure being able to shoot their special day in such a gorgeous place.

We hope you check out the video for yourself to witness the big day.

– Scott Johnson

Venue – Alderbrook Resort

Photographer – Brooks Range Photography

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