Monday, January 25, 2010

lisette + matt (part one)

this past weekend, will and i drove to tacoma, washington which is about two hours from the portland area. i shot a wedding reception on saturday at the pagoda in point defiance park. get this- the bride is from belize. the groom is of scandinavian descent. the reception had a caribbean theme... and it took place in a japanese style pagoda! woo hoo, i loved it! :) every unique cultural aspect was absolutely amazing.

the actual wedding was earlier this month in belize, and this reception was mostly for friends and family from the groom's hometown who couldn't make it. as we were driving up on saturday morning, the rain came and went but by the time we got up to tacoma- amazing, amazing sunshine. as you can see, this venue was PERFECT for that kind of day and natural lighting is just my favorite. :) so full of pretty.

here are the newlyweds in front of the pagoda:

and now for the fabulous details!

so, so many pretty colors.

ah! all so gorgeous and appealing.

the day was spent listening to great, caribbean-themed music, eating fabulous food, and chatting up a storm. at one point i believe the music had to go louder because all the voices were drowning it out! :D it was one of those effortless parties where the fun just happened. no one had to try very hard!

lisette wore her wedding dress for a while which was just great- everyone loved to see what it looked like on her. here she is inbetween her mother-in-law (who was the hostess of this amazing party!) and her mother, who flew up from belize for the event. three beautiful women, for sure!

... to be continued! part two coming soon.

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