Last Sunday I had the pleasure of photographing Adrienne and Jon’s beautiful winter wedding at Willow’s Lodge up in Woodinville. Willow’s Lodge is one of the most gorgeous venues I’ve ever photographed – it is warm and cozy inside, with a huge fireplace in the entrance, and the grounds are quirky and cute.
I started the day taking photos around the Lodge, and then I met with Adrienne for some bridal portraits in her room and around the grounds. We were soon joined by her fabulous girlfriends and we had such a great time taking pictures together outside – they were very tolerant of the bitter cold January weather!
At 2:30pm, Adrienne and Jon met for their first look and some couples portraits, and soon after that their family and friends began to arrive – everyone gathered in the bar and lobby at the Lodge for hot cocoa and cider – super yummy! It was such a great way to start the celebrations, and many of the guests wisely chose to take their drinks with them for the outdoor ceremony in the gazebo. (I should note here that the gazebo was heated – and very pretty – so it’s not quite as crazy as it sounds!)
I was delighted to discover that Adrienne’s family, and their wonderful officiant, are all Irish – all those accents made me feel quite at home! They incorporated several Irish traditions into the day, and the highlight of the reception for me was Jon embracing his new Irish connection by leading a sing-a-long of The Wild Rover, a traditional Irish pub song. Some of my favorite reception photos below are of the guests singing along. It was really fun!
Some other highlights included the fantastic food provided by the Barking Frog restaurant, Adrienne’s three pairs of super-cute bright-red shoes (why have one pair when you can wear three, after all!) and the unexpected feat of pulling off a huge group photo in the Lodge lobby – special thanks to my fantastic assistant Kelly Bailey for masterminding the lighting for this, it was really quite spectacular!
As always, I have far too many favorite photos to choose from, but here’s a selection of highlights from the day. Enjoy!