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A Romantic European Wedding Experience at JM Cellars | Weddings in Woodinville, WA

A few weeks ago, Gerald and I were honored to participate in Weddings in Woodinville, a boutique wedding show that takes place every January only minutes from our home, at the wineries and destination wedding venues in Woodinville, WA. It is by far one of the most inspiring wedding shows I have ever been to; an amazing place to start dreaming up ideas for your own wedding. This year, inspired by the phrase “Mi Media Naranja,” Melody Davis and her team of vendors transformed JM Cellars into an intimate, romantic wedding space with a European feel…

“We were delighted to discover the Spanish phrase, Mi Media Naranja, indirectly meaning “my half orange” or, being in love, one’s sweetheart, one’s beautifully perfect other half.  And a perfect complement to the lush evergreen surroundings of JM Cellars is the light, fresh abundance associated with citrus.  Our neutral color palette of taupe, gold and ivory, punctuated with touches of orange and lemon, will celebrate the natural surroundings in a manner of comfort and style.”

Gerald and I were so in love with the design that we wished we had planned ahead to renew our own wedding vows right there at the show…it was seriously one of the most beautiful events I have ever witnessed. Just see for yourself!

Melody, thank you so much for inviting us to be a part of your Weddings in Woodinville “dream team.” You all did an incredible job and I know your design will bring joy to everyone who sees these photos!

Wedding planner: MG Davis Events
Wedding Venue: JM Cellars
Floral design: Melanie Benson Floral
Vintage rentals: Vintage Ambiance
Wedding Stationery: Swash Press + Design
Tent and dinnerware:  AA Party Rentals
Catering: City Catering
Pizza Cart: Veraci Pizza
Cakes and Cupcakes: The Cakewalk Shop
Live acoustic music: Harold Belskus & Friends
Photography: The Popes

Barbara Greenwood Snyder - Perfection – pure perfection!February 16, 2014 – 11:26 pm

Melody Davis - Oh my goodness! How beautiful are these images! Gerald and Airika you are amazing photographers!!! And…super fun and sweet!February 16, 2014 – 8:56 pm

MG Davis Events: Seattle Wedding Planner and Event Coordinator - Oh my goodness! How beautiful are these images! Gerald and Airika you are amazing photographers!!! And…super fun and sweet!February 16, 2014 – 8:38 pm

Tammy Lewis Kaufman - beautiful
February 14, 2014 – 11:53 pm

Kara Davies - :O Stunning!February 14, 2014 – 3:10 am

Snow Day in Seattle | The Popes (with Asher Lee)

Well, we finally had some noteworthy snowfall in Seattle, and since Gramma had recently outfitted Asher with a snowsuit, we decided to take him out to play. He had fun…for about 15 minutes, at which point he started to wonder why his parents were subjecting him to freezing cold temperatures (maybe next time he will listen to his parents and leave his gloves and warmer coat on!). Anyway, here are a few photos from our morning. :)


Leslie Greenwood - Those cheeks are irresistably chubby! Great pics.
February 12, 2014 – 8:34 pm

Holly Mulvenon Wright - Oh to be and live with a talented photographer to catch all those precious family moments. Beautiful as always.February 10, 2014 – 7:02 am

Beth Hayes - Love this, you all!February 10, 2014 – 3:46 am

Ballard & Golden Gardens Engagement | Celina & James | Seattle, WA

We met up with Celina & James on an unusually foggy winter day last year for their engagement session. Even though we didn’t know it at the time, their session would become one of our favorites,  and lead to the creation of one of our all-time favorite engagement images (see the b&w image below). With numb hands and toes, they laughed their way through the session, rode bikes along the waterfront as darkness fell, and cuddled up amidst the grasses at Golden Gardens. Their chemistry was real; their love uninhibited. It was a magical day and we were lucky to capture it.