St Pius X and Nile Shrine Golf Course Wedding: Dianne + Mike

Jul 30, 2009 | Weddings

Oh my lordy, these kids scrub up well!  Last Saturday I headed up to the Lynnwood/Shoreline area for Dianne and Mike’s wedding. I started the day with Dianne and her bridesmaids for some very relaxed and happy getting ready shots.  Dianne, who is usually sweet and goofy, was absolutely regal in her wedding gown – she looked phenomenal.  It was also fun getting to hang out with her girls: they are as sweet as can be and quite hilarious.  🙂

After a little while, I headed over to St Pius X Church to meet with Mike and the guys.  Mike was as goofy as ever … but it blew me away how sharp he looked with his long hair gone and his fabulous suit.  You’d never know that these were the same people (click the link!)  After an awesome first look, we took a few formals and captured lots of behind the scenes silliness.  My favorite!

The reception was at a new venue for me, The Nile Shrine Golf Course.  It’s a pretty spot and the staff there is amazing to work with.  I loved how they combined their cultural traditions of Chinese and Filipino.  There was a mini tea ceremony, lots of crazy Filipino dancing, and desserts galore (cake, desert table, baklava, ice cream …)  And have I told you recently how much I LOVE my assistant Fiona?  She set up and worked the photobooth and got my absolute favorite photos from the day.  Fiona, you are awesome!

Mike and Dianne, I hope you enjoy the teaser photos below, and the highlights slideshow, here.  Thanks again for having me be a part of your day!

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© 2009 Kate McElwee Photography


  1. Kate, these are awesome!!! You’ve captured everything so well…!! I’m excited to see the rest! (There ARE more, right? J/K)

  2. Wow..these photos are sooooo cute!! nice job on the photos! I can’t wait to see them all!

  3. Thanks ladies! And yes, there are of course *hundreds* more 🙂 Coming in a few short weeks …

  4. Thanks again for everything Kate, I couldn’t be happier with the teasers and slideshow. We certainly made the correct choice in wedding photographers. If I ever need a photographer in the Boston area, I know who to call.

  5. yayyyy 🙂

  6. awesome!!!!! cant wait for the next batch…congratulations for a job well done….


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