Over the many months it takes to plan a wedding I become friends with many of my brides… through the questions, the updates, the meetings, the excitement of the day approaching and for this bride, the connection we have with a common love, photography.
Bree and Eric were married last Sunday at The Swiss in downtown Tacoma.
I met Bree at The Wedding Bell on 6th Ave to get her dress on in their back room. The seamstresses were excited to have a real live bride in their midst. They don’t get to see that very often and I had never been back there, so it was a fun to see two of my images displayed proudly on the wall.
In the mean time, Eric was at The Swiss waiting for his bride to arrive.
Bree is amazing at everything she does! I mean, this girl is talented – she’s a wedding planner, singer, dancer, model, photographer, crafter and all around awesome person, which tells you, that the guy she loves has to be pretty amazing too! Eric is definitely that guy! I always love the first look, but I have to tell you, I think this one was the most emotional I have done. I was in tears instantly!
Bree is such a gorgeous bride and she loved the camera. Eric was completely comfortable having her be the star and played along with continued teary eyes and a smile on his face. I have to say, I don’t think my eyes recovered after that first look until the next day.
The day was so gorgeous and in January, you never know what you’re going to get. I would take a nice winter day over a hot summer day anytime!!
Bree had a special tattoo made for this very day!
I could have kept going with these two. The day was just so perfect.
Bree had a beautiful ring, a gift from Eric, as her something blue and her bouquet, along with all the other bouquets were made by her, out of egg cartens! I told you she was talented!
Behind every successful couple is a group of loving and supportive friends and of course, family. This is their group.
As we made it back into The Swiss, we could see the transformation taking place.
And we made sure to get a few more shots inside.
These two were so ready to get married!
As people arrived for a pre-cermony drink Bree and Eric greeted and welcomed them to their special day until the time came for everyone to take their places. Bree couldn’t handle not seeing what was going on while she was behind closed doors!
The doors opened and her dad proudly walked her down the aisle.
The way he looks at her…
Bree and Eric really transformed The Swiss into a beautiful ceremony spot. I highly recommend it. Everyone there was so great and such a relaxed atmosphere! The stage became their stage. They said their vows, laughed and cried and then said I DO!
Now it was time to celebrate and part of that celebration included karaoke! First by the bridemaids and then by the bride herself.
Then the toast…
Ending with dancing and more karaoke! Fun note: The couple in the lower right is another one of my couples, getting married in July!
A wonderful day and I’m going to miss the cute texts from Bree showing me the progress of her flowers, the dress she picked, the talks about photography, and the updates on the timeline, but I know we will remain friends and facebook is great for that! Thank you Bree and Eric for including me in your special day and trusting me to capture the images you have been anticipating all these months!