Katherine & Tom | Laid Back Lux at Zephry Lodge | Liberty Lake, WA

VENDORS: 

Venue: Zephyr Lodge

www.zephyrlibertylake.com/

@zephyrlibertylake

 

Gown: Marcella’s Bridal

http://marcellasbridal.com/

@marcellasbridal

 

Catering: Catered for You

www.catered4you.com

@catered4you

 

Design, Florals, Planning & Production: A Good Affair

www.agoodaffair.com

@agoodaffair @agoodaffairnatalie

 

Photography: B. Jones Photography

www.bjonesphotos.com

@bjonesphotos

 

Videography: Amora Cinema

https://www.amoracinema.com/

@amoracinema

Band: Diamond Empire Band

https://www.diamondempireband.com/

 

Beauty: Terri Reece Studios

https://www.terrireecestudios.com/

@terrireecestudios

 

Cake: Lilac City Bakery

http://www.lilaccitybakery.com/

@lilaccitybakery

 

Rentals:

Tables, Lounge, Décor: Classic Vintage Rentals

https://www.classicvintagerentals.com/

@classicvintagerentals

 

Froze Machines: A to Z Rentals

http://www.rentatoz.com/

 

Chairs & Tables: Event Rents

http://www.event-rents.com/

@eventrentswa

Brittany & Jordan's Whale Watching Wedding on San Juan Island

Brittany reached out to me TWO AND A HALF YEARS AGO after finding me on instagram. We shared a mutual love of the San Juan Islands and salty sea breezes. Fast forward a year and a half and I got to explore & show off my favorite parts of Orcas Island for their adventure engagement session. We hiked, played under a waterfall, drank local beer, indulged in island sourced ice cream and popped champagne in a canoe. It was a DREAM. Check out their engagement session here

On their wedding day, I walked onto the San Juan Island ferry bound for Friday Harbor and KNEW I was in for a once in a life time experience. Brittany & Jordan chose to share their love of whales with their guests by tying the knot mid-charter with San Juan Safaris. Jordan proposed to Brittany on a whale watching charter the last time they were on the islands and knew that any other venue wouldn't do. During the final planning meeting, the following exchange occurred: 

Captain: So what’s more important during your charter? The ceremony or seeing whales?

Brittany: I’ve loved whales for 23 yrs and I’ve only loved Jordan for 7

Well the whales DELIVERED! It felt as if that pod of Orcas must have known it was a special day because they pulled out Sea World worthy tricks. Scroll down to see their big moves! <3 After an amazing 'performance' by our resident pod, (#whalesonweddingday), we puttered over to Lime Kiln Park. There is the prettiest piece of rocky coast line accented with the lighthouse that houses whale observatory files. For the couple that LOVES whale watching, I couldn't have dreamed up a more perfect day. ENJOY! 

VENDORS

Ceremony Venue: San Juan Safaris

Post Ceremony Photo Location: Lime Kiln Park

Reception Venue: Tucker House Inn at Friday Harbor

Transportation: San Juan Island Ferry 

Florist: DIY

Makeup: Beauty by Ferah Uri

Hair: Lush Hair and Nails

Gown: Lillian West Collection by Justin Alexander from In White Bridal

(Chiffon Gown with Illusion Back and Deep V-Neckline STYLE 6484)

Brides sneakers: Kate Spade Glitter Keds

Bridesmaid Dresses: House of Wu

Custom Cutting Board: A Gift from B. Jones Photography

Mens Attire: Calvin Klien for Men's Wearhouse -- Blue Slim fit Suit

Invitation: Noted Occassions

Ashley & Kevin | Fairy Tales and Story Books at Natures Connection | Arlington, WA

VENDORS:

Venue: Nature's Connection Place
Bride's Dress Designer: Stella York
Bride's Shoe Designer: Betsy Johnson (Ceremony) KedsXKate (Reception)
Bridal Boutique: Bellevue Bridal
Bridesmaids Dress Designer: Azazie
Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Jos A. Bank
Cake Designer: Simply Caketastic
Florals: What's Bloomin' Now (Primary) Fena Flowers (Supplemental)
Rentals: Sweet Buffet Lady and Vintage Ambiance
Catering: Cabbage Patch Catering
DJ: Puget Sound DJ

Ashley & Johns Iconic Seattle Elopement on the Courthouse Rooftop | Pike Place Market, Pioneer Square, Gas work Park & The Great Wheel

Ashley & John fell in love with Seattle during a visit the previous year and knew they wanted to tie the knot here. They both felt that a long weekend in the emerald city in a charming air bnb was just the type of wedding they wanted. We visited all the iconic spots of Seattle including the rooftop of the courthouse where they exchanged vows, pike place market, the great wheel on pier 66, pioneer square and gasworks park. 

In liu of a cake, the couple celebrated with their favorite treat. Macrons with their wedding date artfully written in gold paint. 

Hair & Makeup by Olive & Opal

Getting Ready House via AirBnB

Ceremony Location Seattle Municipal Courthouse Rooftop

Macarons from L

Gown 8729 from Justin Alexander

Gretchen & Mike's Classical Elegant Wedding at Barn Star Events | Ferndale, WA

VENDORS: 

Venue: Barn Star Events
Event Planning & Design: Added Details
Make Up Artist: Debbie Cavasos
Hair Stylist: Sharon Doyle
Bride's Dress Designer: Blue by Enzoani
Bride's Shoe Designer: Badgley Mischka
Bridal Boutique: La Belle Elaine's
Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Mens Warehouse
Calligraphy: Bespoke + Tacoma
Florals: Pozie by Natalie
Rentals: Skagit Valley Wedding, Rustic Event Rentals, Pacific Party CanopiesGlassy Babies
Catering & Deserts: Ciao Thyme
Officiant: Rev. Dr. Eric Finsand
DJ: Whatcom Sound

Vivian & Victor | A Vietnamese and Cambodian Tea Ceremony in Mukilteo, Wa

This was my first ever Tea ceremony! It was full of special details, vibrant colors, celebratory moods, and lots of delicious food! 

In traditional Vietnamese culture, the tea ceremony IS the wedding, and typically includes the exchange of several symbolic gifts and receiving blessings from the bride’s and groom’s families. 

Their Vietnamese Tea Ceremony is a great representation of beauty and richness within their families Vietnamese culture.

In the Asian culture, the bride and groom are not just getting married to each other, but are marrying their spouse’s families too. If you’re Asian or have Asian friends, you’re probably used to seeing multiple generations living in the same household. :)

Vivian and Victor's tea ceremony started inside, in front of an alter adorned with  meaningful decorations.

During the tea ceremony, Vivian and Victor asked each other’s parents to accept their union and the union of their families. Tea was poured tea served parents by the bride & groom. The bride is usually gifted with beautiful gold jewelry, and Vivian was no exception - LOVED the pieces she received.

It was an honor to photograph Vivian and Victors special day and bear witness to the families coming together to celebrate their union. Vivian was positively radiant in her traditional Vietnamese Wedding Dress, the Ao Dai.

Enjoy some of the photos from the tea ceremony! I had a great time photographing this special occasion for Vivian and Victor, and wish them all the happiness in the world. 

 

Fun Fact: The pig symbolizes the bride's virginity! hah! The head and the bum of the pig are usually sent back with the Groom's family to show that everything is done thoroughly “from head to tail." 

Rachel & Jim's Larrabee State Park Maternity photos in Bellingham, WA

Flowing Lake Family Photos | The Runnings | Snohomish, WA

Chrissy & Nick feel like old friends. So naturally, I squealed out loud when her email about family photos popped into my inbox. I photographed their wedding 4 years ago shortly after my business really started to take off. Their wedding was full of firsts for me. It was my 1st ever destination wedding, my first wedding requiring off camera flash & the first time I'd ever been in a wine cave. It was also Kimber & i's first time ever shooting together. After that wedding, Kimber basically became my work wife and she's been #teambjones ever since! Want to see their wedding photos? Scroll all the way to the bottom of this post for the link!

But I digress-- 

When I pulled up to Chrissy & Nick's family cabin on flowing lake, I gleefully noticed a vintage silver wash tub plunked in the grass. With abundant summer heat, Axel had been enjoying his evening bath alfresco in the little tub. I was hopeful we could recreate those magical times during our session. I was NOT disappointed. 

 

 

 

Mr. & Mrs. Running

Karma Vineyards

A Plum Garden Elegant Lairmont Manor Wedding: Tianna & David | Bellingham, WA

VENDORS: 

Venue: Lairmont Manor
Event Planning & Design: Lisa Vaughn of Sincere Event Planning
Officiant: Rick Todd
Make Up & Hair: Tiffany & Debbie of Trendz Salon
Florals: Petals by Linda
Catering: Max Dale's
Cake: Saltadena
DJ: Whatcom Sound

A PNW Dream Wedding at Hotel Sorrento | Seattle, Wa

VENDORS: 

Venue: Hotel Sorrento
Event Planning & Design: Bright & Co. Events 
Officiants: Christine and Bret Eartheart
Dress Boutique for Bride's Gown: Lulu's
Bride's Shoes: DIY'ed Mossimo
Make Up & Hair: Sensa Salon
Bridal Party Dresses: David's Bridal
Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Men's Wearhouse
Florals: Bloom by Tara
Catering: Hotel Sorrento
Desserts: Cupcakes by The Piecakery; Macroons by Lady Yum
DJ: Integral DJs
Jeweler: Brilliant Earth
DJ: Integral DJs

Garden Wedding Photos at Lairmont Manor -- Jason & Joy

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Joy & Jason & their puppers Jack decided to make the most of their wedding portraits by NOT doing them on their actual wedding day! Yep, you read that right. This is not their actual wedding day and let me tell you why they made the best choice ever. The hour before sunset is always the most glorious light of the day but often falls during dinner on your wedding day. It's usually not feasible to schedule all your wedding portraits during this time on an actual wedding day because you'd miss out on valuable celebration time with your friends & family. Joy & Jason is getting the best of both worlds by opted to spend more time with friends & family on their wedding day and shooting their wedding portraits at sunset on a day leading up to the wedding. 

Why this is a great idea:

  • More time for friends and family on the wedding day
  • No time crunch for portraits
  • We can shoot at sunset when the light is the most flattering!

 

Custom Designed Gown By Han Wen

Hair and makeup: Seattle beauty agency

Florals: lavassar florists

Ring: Tiffany

Suit: Nordstrom (Ted Baker)

Grooms shoes: Versace 

Vivian & Victor | A Modern Floral Dream Wedding at Monte Cristo Ballroom | Everett, WA

VENDORS: 

Venue: Monte Cristo Ballroom
Event Planning & Design: Town & Country Weddings
Dress Boutique for Bride's Gown: Laineemeg Bridal
Bridal Party Dresses: Azazie
Groom & Groomsmen Attire: London Fog
Florals: Bloom by Tara
Catering: Monte Cristo Ballroom
Videographer: Pixel Dust Weddings
DJ: Monte Cristo Ballroom

European Market Themed Wedding Decor at Jardin Del Sol

hello lovelies! This past weekend I did my very FIRST bridal show EVER, the Snohomish Wedding Tour. I joined the Snohomish wedding guild this past fall and signed up for the tour on a whim. I wasn't sure what to expect when I arrived onsite Sunday morning but was completely dazzled & in awe of the unique European Market themed wedding decor at Jardin Del Sol

Decor Highlights:

-The non-traditional guestbook: A Terracota plate with the couples monogram that guests could sign.

-Grand exit: a lavender toss! 

-A macrame & potted plants chandelier over the head table

-The fully styled food & beverage stations that look like something out of a magazine! Twelve baskets catering provides all their own serving peices and they are a stunner!

-The DIY flower crowns station. Craft projects are totally my jam and I was crying a little on the inside because I didn't get time to sit down and craft one of my own!

-A favor your guests will actually want! A create your own bouquet station. 

-TWO FIRE PITS included with the venue -- A glam irredecent blue glass fire table near the dance floor and another rustic wood burning fire pit surrounded by adirondack chairs with plush throw blankets.

-Hanging rose buds on the arch covered path between the ceremony & reception areas. 

-Ascetically pleasing ivory patio umbrellas dotted the venue adding style and functionality when it began to sprinkle.

-Rose gold flatware for each place setting

-hand lettered terracotta place cards

-The artichokes tucked into various floral displays. 

-Custom floral displays cascading out of the fountain

-The vintage bike at the make your own bouquet station.

 

Vendors: 

-Andrea from Pink Blossom Events & Courtney from Designs by Courtney- Wedding and event floral design are putting together a European Market themed decor that's sure to end up all over the pinterest boards of 2019 brides! 

-YUMMY & Beautifully presented catering by Twelve Baskets Catering

-Rentals by Seattle Farm Tables & Grand Event Rentals

-Ambiance filled music by Bugsie Productions

-Videography by Best Made Videos

-Beauty Team: Salon Maison Bridal Beauty & Style Bar

-Photobooth by Fun Frames Photo Booth

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Tea & Zac's Whimsical Floral inspired Wedding

 Bothell Wedding Photography, Snothomish Wedding Photography, PNW Wedding Photographer, B. Jones Experience, Bosnian Wedding, Cultural Wedding, Summer Bride, Garden Wedding, Kirkland Wedding

Their Story:

How did you and your fiance meet and end up falling in love?

Zac and I met in middle school in our youth group at church. We had a lot of mutual friends and some time in high school I developed the biggest crush on him! Little did I know, he felt the same way. But of course, we were too shy to do anything about it at the time. Eventually, I graduated from high school and moved to UW so we lost touch for a few years. My junior year we reconnected at an event and FINALLY went on our first date!! After dating for 3.5 years, we got engaged in Disneyland in October. I still can't believe I get to marry my best friend!!

Tell me about yourselves. What are your hobbies? What do you like to do together? Are you integrating any of those things into your wedding?

We love being outside...any chance to escape on a new hike or explore a new town is so fun! We also love reading and watching movies, so on free nights there is nothing better than cozying up with a new book or LOTR movie.

What is the inspiration behind your wedding theme & decor?

Whimsical garden wedding.....minus the garden location ;)

I love spring and the soft romantic colors it brings!! I want LOTS of flowers, it reminds me of the memories we shared exploring nature.

 

Vendor Information: 

Photography: B. Jones Associate, Rosanna

Ceremony Location: Cedar Park Church  

Reception Venue Info: Redmond Ridge Community Center

Florist: North Creek Florist, 

Cake Artist: Taryn Leising

Hair Stylist: Brooklyn Matthysse, Plum Hair Studio, brooklyn.styling@gmail.com

Makeup ArtistJericha Jensen

 Gown: Laineemeg Bridal

Bridesmaid Dress Brand: Weddington Way

 

Join me for the Snohomish Wedding tour at Jardin Del Sol!

Join me (B. Jones Photography) for a day of immersive wedding planning and inspiration at the My Snohomish Wedding Tour. I'll be at the gorgeous garden venue, Jardin del Sol Garden Wedding Venue, surrounded by some of the best wedding vendors in Snohomish county! 

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Vendors Featured at Jardin Del Sol:

-Andrea from Pink Blossom Events & Courtney from Designs by Courtney- Wedding and event floral design are putting together a European Market themed decor that's sure to end up all over the pinterest boards of 2019 brides! 

-YUMMY & Beautifully presented catering by Twelve Baskets Catering

-Rentals by Seattle Farm Tables & Grand Event Rentals

-Ambiance filled music by Bugsie Productions

-Videography by Reid Johnson

-Beauty Team: Salon Maison Bridal Beauty & Style Bar

-Photobooth by Fun Frames Photo Booth

 

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Come by and enter my giveaway! I'll be choosing TWO lucky couples to receive either a

FREE 8x8 Wedding Album or a FREE engagement session

 

To Enter the giveaway: 

1. Take a quick selfie in front of my booth

2. Post it on instagram with the #Bjonesbride & tag @bjonesphotos

3. Fill out your name & email on a contact form at my booth so I can notify you if you win! ♥ 

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Tickets are FREE ya'll. Your ticket gets you access to all the venues on the tour. Each venue is decked out for a wedding and chocked full of the best wedding vendors in Snohomish county. PLUS -- Free food & delicious drinks. 

 

No matter where you are in the planning process, it's worth attending!

 

I look forward to seeing you all!! ♥

Get your tickets here

(They are free. #noexcuses)

 

Q&A WITH B. JONES

Q&A WITH B. JONES

What style(s) do you specialize in?
My aesthetic is bright & airy, inspired by Fuji film and filled with authentic emotion.

Will the photos be retouched and color balanced? Is that done before I see the proofs?
I hand edit all the images before delivery. It’s all part of the luxury experience I provide. 

Wedding Humor Courtesy of my Mama

A little 'funny' courtesy of my mama.

One day, when I was attending Western Washington University and still living at home, I opened the fridge to find a sticky note attached to a bowl of fresh cut cantaloupe. "Cantelope without a man."

Every time I cut cantaloupe now, I smile and remember the sweet little sticky note my mama left for me. :)

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Tips for Planning a Wedding in The San Juan Islands: Part One

Tips for Planning a Wedding in The San Juan Islands: Part One

As a Bellingham native and a devoted PNW’n’er, the San Juan Islands are basically my backyard. After many years of family vacations & destination weddings on Orcas, San Juan & Lopez Island — I’m a pro at getting the best deals on places to stay and navigating the ferry system. I know the best places to get married on the islands and I have a list of adventures/booze/bites that’ll make you want to visit each island at least once!