Ko Wedding on 8/20/17 at Novelty Hill Januik Winery in Woodinville, Wa
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Here’s a friendly reminder: Washington State is the #2 highest wine producer in the country, second only to California. You wouldn’t really think it–Washington is often associated with apples…or rain–but this is indeed very true. While a good portion of wine is grown in the Yakima and Columbia Valley, Woodinville–just a short drive East of Seattle–has a fair share of wineries and vineyards. From Cabernet Sauvignon to Riesling to Chardonnay, it’s a delectable taste treat to spend the afternoon in these areas. Plus, it’s a heck of a lot closer than Napa.
With the abundance of wineries, there’s also the abundance of wedding venues. I’m not sure if the Ko’s are much “winos,” but their beautiful ceremony at the Novelty Hill/Januik Winery was a full-bodied event with hints sweetness that left us feeling pretty grand. Getting ready on the property, which provided us some cool shots of the production floor, Nick was gifted a sick watch to wear with his suit while Sally got a new clutch purse! Once they were all set, and after Sally’s father almost lost it at the sight of his daughter in her wedding dress, the bride and groom met for their first look.
The giggly, bashful pair just smiled and let the emotions overwhelm them (this was pretty common throughout the day) as they embraced. While we followed them around the winery as they snapped photos we couldn’t help but feel thankful for the superb weather. Slightly overcast, this is often a “cool” welcome in the hot summer months, especially if you’re having to be outside in the sun the whole day (even more so if you’re the groom in all black).
The outside ceremony was one full of tears and celebration with Sally reducing to tears within moments of beginning her vows–though she was already pretty weepy after Nick read her a poem written by himself. The words of love and devotion shared between the two will melt your heart and remind you that soul mates do exist, particularly the ones who promise to pick up all the hair they shed. When Ray Van Winkle (remember him?) delivered the bonding words, and the bride and groom shared a kiss, the two were official.
The nice thing about having your wedding at a winery is knowing you’re not too far from excellent vino. As every sipped their wines all along the color spectrum and played ladder golf, Sally and Nick signed their boring papers before taking some more pics around the estate. Eventually they headed inside and cut their official Wedding Pie (say, now that’s an idea!) and shared their first dance as the lights dimmed down low.
The sun set pretty quickly, but that didn’t stop the fun or the beauty. As the night wore on, we stepped outside with Sally and Nick for them to have another private little dance, hardly illuminated as their silhouettes twirled and embraced for then and forever.
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– Scott Johnson