Fay Wedding on 4/8/17 at Golden Gardens in Seattle, Wa

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“We love Reid! He was great to work with from the first moment we met at the Seattle Wedding show. He was accommodating with our needs and professional at each step of the way. We love our videos and it was great to re-live the day over! One of the guests event commented that she did not know we had videographers at the wedding because they stayed out of the way. Yet they captured all the great moments! I would recommend Reid to anyone thinking of video for their wedding. Meet with him discuss your needs and watch the magic happen!”

Anybody who knows Seattle will know of Golden Gardens, the quaint, rocky beach just west of Ballard that is too cold to swim at almost 90% of the year. Yet it also features one of the best sunsets in the entire region as it rests just across the Sound from Bainbridge Island and the mountains soaring up from even further. It provides the perfect location for shooting video with plentiful light (especially on a sunny day), open spaces, and a view that takes all of our breaths away. Just off from the beach is a beautiful clearing near some marshes containing the likes of ducks and turtles, but also the prime location for an altar with the mountains in the background. Sure it may have been a little chilly, but who can deny the view and the greenery?

You may recognize the Fays from our “Favorite Wedding First Looks” blog, and now you can witness their entire wedding day as a whole. Bride and Groom Erin and Matt love each other just as much as they love the city. With Starbucks cups in hand (their first date was at a Starbucks), Erin arrived to meet Matt at the waterfront with the great ferris wheel poised right behind them for their first look. As happy as can be, the two braved the wind of this cold April morning for some delightful photos at one of the most recognizable locations in the city before everyone was whisked off north to the wedding itself.

Secluded off from the beach volleyball, concession store frigid waters, the bride and groom tied the knot in a field of green with jacket-less groomsmen and scarf-draped bridesmaids. The serene location, which was entirely decorated by the wedding party, gave it a personal touch while also feeling elegant and formal for a venue that normally only sees bathing suits and flip flops.

Photos followed the wedding ceremony as the bride and groom walked along the beach, looking like blissful children on their little private getaway. Dancing and wine were next on the agenda as the bride and groom took shots off of a set of skis, known as ShotSkis”, while a photobooth allowed for some silly memories. Be sure to check out our most recent wedding promo video where the Fays make a cameo taking shots with their ShotSkis, it’s not to be missed!

At long last, the end of the day drew near and the two went off for a golden hour photo on the beach with the sun setting to the west behind the mountains. Happily married, the bride and groom look in love even from afar as our video lets them have some space on the secluded beach with nothing but the sunset–and maybe some driftwood– to interfere as their big day slowly dwindled to a close.

We love weddings like the Fays; ones with quiet ceremonies in familiar yet memorable places, a love for the city in which they met, and family traditions that go back through the years. All of these elements combined make for a truly special wedding day. As always, we want to congratulate and thank the Fays for letting us film their wedding, we sincerely hope all is well and thank you again!

– Scott Johnson

Photographer – GSquared Weddings

Venue – Golden Gardens

Planner – Jeleisa Sorenson

DJ – Blue Beatz Entertainment

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