The setting was at the lovely Sleeping Lady mountain resort in historic Leavenworth, Washington. The flowers were lush, colorful, and vibrant. The dress was fit for a princess. And the bride and groom looked as if they stepped out of the pages of your favorite fairy tale. We first met Suryn+Shawn last winter immediately after they picked a venue location. Right after we began to speak to Suryn about The Sleeping Lady, we realized just how much she was in love with it. Suryn is the type of bride that believes in the details. When Chris and I arrived on site, we were happily greeted by Suryn, who was helping the wedding party arrange her favors. One of the calmest brides we’ve seen yet, she continued to help set table linens, help her bridesmaids into their dresses, and even practiced the first dance with her husband-to-be, all before she even thought about getting ready herself. It was very evident that Suryn put her blood and sweat into making her perfect day by designing and hand making every one of her bridesmaid dresses, their hair clips, as well as a second white gown for herself to change into during the reception. She is truly a talented person, it’s no wonder Shawn is head over heels over her.
Suryn+Shawn opted out of a first look because Shawn wanted to see her walk down the aisle for the first time. As I stood in the aisle infront of Shawn when Suryn was walked down the aisle by her father, John, I heard, “Oh, she looks good!” It made me smile and appreciate these little moments just that much more.
Suryn+Shawn wanted to share their special day with the most special people in their lives. Their main goal was to make sure that everyone had a blast of a time and we believe they’ve succeeded. The dance floor was alive and full from the moment the first dance was over until the DJ played the last song. All of their friends looked like they were having the time of their lives, which made photographing the dance floor an awesome experience for Chris and I.
We were so honored to have been able to join Suryn+Shawn on their wedding day and we hope their photos will help them relive those special moments.
Suryn was stunning that day...like a Snow White. Just look at the gaze Shawn had on her!
Suryn handmade these gorgeous fabric flowers for her bridesmaids to clip in their hair. I might need to call Suryn up to get one of these myself. They are so beautiful!
In addition to making the hair pins for her bridesmaids, Suryn HANDMADE all of her bridesmaid's dresses. They were all tied in an unique way, one rightfully suited for each gal. My jaw literally dropped on the floor when I found out she made these. Just stunning!
This photo Chris took made me speechless. It was extremely hard that day for Suryn to get her vows out and it made me tear as well. Which makes it harder to see through my camera view finder!
This photo is like a fairy tale. The couple were such good sports, trekking through dirt paved trails in their wedding attire.
See more of Suryn+Shawn’s wedding day below in their wedding slideshow preview. Click here if you are on an iPhone or iPad.