I have a deep love for garden weddings. They probably top my list of favorite wedding locations. They are intimate and charming and tend to create such a lovely and laid back vibe to the day. They make me feel a bit nostalgic as well given that Carl and I were married in one. I guess you can say I’m a little biased, but honestly, they’re great. Seattle brides, if you have been dreaming of a backyard wedding but lack the backyard space then The Admiral’s House Seattle wedding venue is for you. This historic property is in one of Seattle’s loveliest neighborhoods, and is the ideal location for a garden wedding. The property is beautiful and the house itself will make all of your friends and family feel at home. Your guests will also be treated to an outdoor reception with spectacular views of Seattle’s skyline and beautiful Mount Rainier that just can’t be beat.
I had been dreaming of shooting a wedding at The Admiral’s House since we first arrived in Seattle not only for the outdoor space, but also the charming house on the property. The natural light throughout the house makes it the ideal location for getting ready photos, which is something I recommend all of my couples pay close attention to when they are deciding on a getting ready location. As a natural light photographer, I cannot emphasize enough the importance of having an abundance of natural light during this part of your day. The Admiral’s House is also just a quick drive from some of my favorite local spots for portraits.
From beginning to end, Alex and Brett’s wedding was full of energy, excitement and tender moments. One of my fondest memories from their wedding day was when one of Alex’s bridesmaids sang during the ceremony. It was such a special tribute to their friendship and loving bond. When it comes to summers in Seattle, outdoor receptions are a must. Long days and warm nights go perfectly with heartwarming toasts and dancing under twinkling lights. And there isn’t a better way to end the night than with donuts. Thank you Jenna Bechtholt Photography for having me along to assist with this gorgeous summer wedding.