WEDDING: CARLA + DEREK

This wedding felt like a dream…

In early September, my brother Trevor and I got the opportunity to photograph this stunning wedding, located at The Cattle Barn over in Cle Elum. This was a special wedding for us to document since we both grew up with Derek, the groom. This wedding felt like a dream and was such a beautiful day!

The Cattle Barn is surrounded by eastern Washington beauty. The barn is elegant, rustic, and is such a beautiful place to get married. So honored that we got to photograph their special day! There are a lot of photos in this blog post, but I couldn’t help myself since this day was so beautiful.

Congratulations to Carla and Derek!

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Now, for the first look…

This moment was so special to document. I’ve photographed weddings where there’s a whole crowd of people watching the couple see each other for the first time. I’m not against that, BUT when it’s just the two it makes it so much more special. Trevor and I got to photograph them doing their first look with no one else around us… it was such a special moment for us to capture and I’m so glad we got to witness it. It was a beautiful moment. They first exchanged personal vows with their backs facing each other. They didn’t get to look at each other until after they finished their vows…. and of course their facial expressions were timeless.

We met up with the bridal party and shot some group photos. I love the colors they selected for everyone to wear! So beautiful and perfect for the scenery. The rest of the day was magical.

After our stomachs were full with the most incredible food, and we got to cheers with the bride and groom with some wine, Trevor and I took the newlyweds out to the field in front of the barn. It was one of the prettiest golden hours I’ve ever experienced.

After sunset, we went back inside and there were speeches, toasts, cake, and one epic dance party. The stars were out that night, and it was such an incredible evening!

For their send off, they used flower petals. It was such a good idea and definitely made an epic exit!

CONGRATULATIONS CARLA AND DEREK!

Also, we’re available to photograph weddings for 2019. Please email info@bethanymarie.co if you’re interested in working with us!