Kent Wedding on 8/27/17 at Kiana Lodge in Poulsbo, Wa

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“We looked at numerous wedding video companies and ultimately decided to choose Best Made Videos because of their high HD quality, cinematic highlight videos, and exceptional service. Having an international wedding, we also chose Best Made Videos for their ability to live-stream the wedding. We did not end up needing to use this service as most of our international guests RSVP’d, but it’s custom services like this that elevate Best Made Videos above and beyond the competition. Reid worked with us to create a wedding video and highlight video that truly showcased who we were. His vision brought out the best parts of our big day. Custom touches included music from our live band, our vows, and a video guestbook. Reid was a pleasure to work with and enhanced my wedding day. He was happy/smiling and has a great sense of humor. He worked well with my other vendors and having him there enhanced my wedding day. If you are considering investing in videos, DO IT! The day is so busy you won’t remember a lot of details- having video of it helps you keep memories of these moments forever! If you are considering investing in Best Made Videos, DO IT! I invite you to look at the quality of his videos in comparison with other companies: He is the best! His service, personality, and professionalism elevate him even more from the competition. From one budgeting bride to another: Best Made Videos is worth the investment!”

Tucked on the edge of the water a little ways south of Poulsbo, Kiana Lodge feels safe and secluded as it peeks across the bay at Seabold and the rest of Bainbridge Island. With a sense for the old and a love for the new and natural, the folks over at Kiana Lodge have created a superb little wedding venue perfect for those who want something a little more in-touch with the earth and the spirit of the Pacific Northwest.

The Kent’s wedding, held on the last weekend of August, was greeted with bright blue skies and a toasty sun that seemed to bring out the color in just about everything. From the rich blue waters of the Sound to the overabundance of flowers that dotted the estate, the Kent’s wedding was simply beautiful to just look at.

Their day started with a few cold ones shared by the boys and mimosa for the ladies. Blue was the color for the day—which the Pacific Northwest seemed to realize with its pitch-perfect weather—as the bridesmaids donned blue dresses and the groomsmen sported identical ties. The ladies got a little something extra as they were all gifted with matching necklaces that complimented their gowns nicely.

One of our favorite parts of the day—the group photos—were as wacky and wild as ever. First the bride’s side took the spotlight, posing like Charlie’s Angels and doubling over with laughter. Rocking some slatted shades, the entourage of ladies made their way down to the waterfront where we got some excellent video of them looking totally rad against the water. Afterwards it was the boys turn who shared knuckle-bumps and even a few little kisses. It was nothing but laughter and high spirits—the perfect way to lead into the ceremony.

The elegant ceremony down by the water went off swimmingly—with both bride and groom delivering some truly emotional vows. Before you knew it, the officiant was saying “Robert, the pressure is on: you may now kiss your bride,”and at long last they were married!

Following the ceremony, bean bag toss and a live band entertained guests while the bride and groom went off to do all of the proper paperwork. The sprawling estate with its gorgeous architecture really makes for a fantastic venue with no shortage of space for guests and plenty of activities and vistas to take in.

After cutting into their (literally) dazzling cake, the bride and groom shared their first dance as man and wife. Soon enough, more people got in on the party and before it was too long the bouquet and garters were being tossed. The night went on as if it would never end—which was great, because everyone seemed to find a second-wind later in the evening to keep the dancing going even if their feet were sore.

Finally, after a romantic sunset walk on the beach, the bride and groom were ushered off into their new lives together with a tunnel of lightsabers. Now, who wouldn’t want that?

Thank you again to Lisa and Rob for choosing Best Made Videos! We wish you a happy six months of marriage! Did you like what you saw? Let us know in the comments below!

– Scott Johnson

Venue – Kiana Lodge

Photographer – Becca Blevins Photography

DJ – DJ Z Entertainment

MUA – Bridal Beauty Agency

Band – Homestretch

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