Where to even start with Rachel & Kelsey’s wedding? Well I knew after their engagement session (see it here) that these two were going to be a hoot and they didn’t disappoint! We lucked out and got a beautiful, sunny, somewhat warm day in October in Seattle. What are the chances? With the sun and dry weather came the outside spaces available at Lord Hill Farms that we were able to take advantage of.
After finishing up getting ready I took Kelsey out and positioned her for the first look and then with the help of her brother I brought Rachel out and had them stand back to back. Neither wanted to see the other before the first look and honestly it was my favorite first look ever I think because while standing back to back they started chatting to each other and holding hands and you could just hear the excitement in their voices and it was truly magical. When they turned and saw each other they were both speechless….for a few seconds before they each started gushing to the other what they loved about their ensemble.
With the first look done we snuck in some couple portraits, including a rainbow!, before bringing over their wedding party’s for some group photos. Each of the brides had six people in their wedding party and you could tell that each of those people was extremely special to them. After the wedding party photos it was time for the wedding ceremony itself!
The wedding ceremony space at Lord Hill Farms is beautiful. Barnlike with high ceiling beams and floor to ceiling windows it is a gorgeous, spacious, airy space with room for all your guests. Rachel & Kelsey stood up front and all their family and friends cheered them on. The best part was when they went to do the traditional Jewish glass breaking tradition, only the glass refused to break! Eventually Rachel just shrugged and moved on to kiss her wife. We found out after that you are supposed to use a lightbulb because they smash easily, oh well!
After the ceremony we headed back outside to do the family photos before it was time for the delicious dinner spread. During dinner speeches took place and Moms, Dads and Brothers all gushed about the brides and more than a few people ended up teary eyed. Once the eyes had been wiped dry it was time for the Brides to have their first dance as a married couple.
Once they had swayed and swooned the dance floor opened and the party really started! I grabbed the ladies and we headed outside to get some sunset shots before I headed off and left them to dance the night away with their nearest and dearest.