By Scott Johnson

Hyland Wedding on 7/6/19 at Pickering Barn in Issaquah, Wa

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Song Freedom – songfreedom.com

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The first creeping chills of fall have arrived. Gone are the pleasant morning strolls and here come those miserable departures from your cozy bed. Hopefully without making the transition between seasons more bitter, we come to you today with one of our weddings from the beginning of July. Back when the weather was still warm, we met for the Hyland wedding, which saw the union of Blake and John.

What made things even more awesome was the venue: Pickering Barn. With shocking proximity to the Issaquah Costco, this great, centralized venue can fit up to 350 people. With options for both interior and exterior weddings, you can get hitched here any time of year, though only if you are willing to endure the cold.

Blake and John both had lively mornings as their parties got all made up for the day. Crews tackled the barn to get it looking spiffy for the bride and groom, and before too long everything was ready for the first look. Meeting outside of Pickering Barn (note that they got married in the Hay Barn), the bride and groom looked splendid for their first look. The bright summer sun made everything that much better, especially when we made our way into the greenery to let the sun streak through the leaves.

Once we had enough shots of this adorable couple, it was time for some group photos. Rocking grey suits, the groomsmen looked grand next to the lovely ladies in light blue. For some reason, the boys just couldn’t keep their super stern faces for too long as they soon reduced to chuckles and smiles.

Gathering in the massive hay barn is a sight to behold. The massive wood wall towers over the altar, while the wonderful colors of the dresses and suits flank along the sides to create a nice contrast. After committing to each other, and to God, John and Blake became husband and wife. A kiss sealed the deal, and they made their way back down the aisle.

We ran off with the newlyweds to catch some blissful photos of the two. Strolling through gardens alive with flowers, they twirled and smiled like they were the only two on the planet. While the guests entertained themselves with cornhole and some drinks, Blake and John enjoyed just a bit more solace before arriving for the reception.

With food and drinks ready to go, the partying got off to a quick start. The evening made way into the cake cutting and first dance, with Blake looking utterly delighted with her new husband’s dance moves. In a flash, it was time for the bouquet and garter toss, only for more dancing to take the night away.

Congratulations to Blake and John for almost three months of marriage! Thank you once again for choosing Best Made Videos® to film your big day. We hope you have been having a superb time.

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Venue – Pickering Barn

Photography – Tiffany Rosendahl

Videography – Best Made Videos

Catering – Snuffin’s Catering

Dress – I Do Bridal

Blake and John’s story in their own words:

How did you guys meet?

I was down in Tacoma for the PBR with a friend and we decided to check out the country bar, Steel Creek, Saturday night. John was there with a buddy and wife.  He was shy so he had his buddy’s wife come bump into me and ask if I could help her find her husband (they were standing 10 feet away). Eventually she said “Oh, there they are!” and asked if my friend and I wanted to hang out. That’s when I met John :).  We got to talking and he bought me a shot of my favorite whiskey and taught me how to line dance and two-step. I gave him my number and he ended up buying a ticket to the PBR the next day and came all the way back down to Tacoma from Silverdale to watch the bullriders and hang out with my friend and me. The rest is history. 🙂 ((We go to PBR every year now)).

Tell us about the proposal!

My mom, my sister, and I went to a Mariner’s game on Friday night. John was supposed to go too, but told me he had to go away for the weekend for work. (He was in the USCG, so that was common). I was bummed but I was used to it. We got home from the game and my mom and sister decided they wanted to try this new brunch place out in the Richmond Beach area in the morning, and of course I wanted to go.  So we wake up and get ready and head to the café, and my dad called. He was at Richmond Beach Park taking pictures (also a very common thing, even though it was raining). He called and asked if we were at the restaurant yet, because he spotted some orcas and said we should come down to see them. I love whales, so of course I wanted to go down and see them before brunch. We got down there and my dad told me they were feeding and he thinks they moved north. He told me I might be able to see them if I walked down a little ways.  As I was walking down towards the water I noticed a glass bottle with sand, shells, and a picture of John and me in it. I said “What the hell? That’s John and me” and then looked up to see him coming up the beach from around the corner. He came up to me, got down on one knee, pulled out a ring, and asked me to marry him and I said YES. His family had driven up from California, so we all celebrated with some champagne. Definitely, completely and totally surprised me! Also, I still have yet to see any orcas in the Puget Sound. 🙂

Why did you choose your venue?

We were looking for a barn and this was the first place we looked and we loved it. We booked it right then and there. 

What are you most excited to see in the video?

I’m really excited to be able to watch and re-live the memories from the day.  I know it’s all going to be a blur and go by so fast. I’m also glad we’re going to have it for our kids to watch in the future. I’ve watched my parents wedding video a few times and it’s cool to see relatives, like my grandpa, who I never got the chance to meet.