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Anna & Ben // A Pacific Northwest Wedding Bash

A bride and groom lounge in a hammock at Sou+

Your wedding day should be all about you, not in a narcissistic way but in a “this is MY wedding day” sort of way. This is the day you are joining your life to another person, promising to love them to the end of your days, and celebrating the love that got you here in the first place.

In the summer of 2015 I had the pleasure of photographing Anna & Ben’s nuptials along side my dear friend Kelly of June Lion. I was inspired by the way Anna and Ben put aside tradition for a more personal approach. They walked each other down the aisle while a good friend sang and played the guitar, brought in their own dahlia flowers to decorate the wedding tent, watered a unity tree after saying their I- dos, and had a killer dance party in a building resembling a barn crossed with a carport.

Their entire focus was on each other, the people celebrating with them, and having one hell of a good time. Refreshingly simple, just as it should be. Anna and Ben’s wedding is proof that you can have a killer wedding on a tight budget as long as you choose the right people to celebrate with you. Of course, it never hurts to find a fantastically rad location that needs no additional decoration to be completely fabulous. 😉

Trailers at the Sou+

Interior details at the Sou+

Groom+

Groom and groom+

A smoking groom+

The groom throwing down a beer before the first look. By Long Beach, Washington wedding photographer Briana Morrison+

A portrait of the groom at Sou+

The groom preparing for his first glimpse of his bride at Sou+

The bride and groom see each other for the first time on their wedding day. By Long Beach, Washington wedding photographer Briana Morrison+

The bride and groom hug after their first look. By Long Beach, Washington wedding photographer Briana Morrison+

Portrait of the bride and groom at the Sou+

A blushing bride outside a vintage Airstream trailer. By Long Beach, Washington wedding photographer Briana Morrison+

A bride looks into a vintage travel trailer at Sou+

Smooches from the bride inside a vintage travel trailer at Sou+

An adorable bride and groom kissing in a vintage trailer at Sou+

A portrait of the bride and groom with reflections surrounding them. By Long Beach, Washington wedding photographer Briana Morrison+

Detail of the bride+

A bride gets into a hammock with her groom. By Long Beach, Washington wedding photographer Briana Morrison+

A bride lounges in a hammock with her groom. By Long Beach, Washington wedding photographer Briana Morrison+

The bride gets a hug from a wedding guest. By Long Beach, Washington wedding photographer Briana Morrison+

The mother of the groom puts on his boutonnière. By Long Beach, Washington wedding photographer Briana Morrison+

The bride and groom walk together smiling. By Long Beach, Washington wedding photographer Briana Morrison+

The groom holds a camera and the couple has their portrait taken by the Seaview sign. By Long Beach, Washington wedding photographer Briana Morrison+

The groom snuggles up to his bride. By Long Beach, Washington wedding photographer Briana Morrison+

The bride and groom laugh together. By Long Beach, Washington wedding photographer Briana Morrison+

The groom kisses his bride on the cheek while standing in a coastal forest. By Long Beach, Washington wedding photographer Briana Morrison+

Laughter and bouquets in the woods. By Long Beach, Washington wedding photographer Briana Morrison+

The bride and groom laugh together inside of the Sou+

Interior portraits of the bride and groom at the Sou+

Bridesmaids pose for portraits at Sou+

The groom+

The bridesmaids have a great time during portraits. By Long Beach, Washington wedding photographer Briana Morrison+

Wedding guests take photos as the bride and groom approach the ceremony. By Long Beach, Washington wedding photographer Briana Morrison+

The bride and groom approach the ceremony while their friends plays the guitar. By Long Beach, Washington wedding photographer Briana Morrison+

The bride and groom say their vows. By Long Beach, Washington wedding photographer Briana Morrison+

The bride and groom water a tree while the bridesmaids look on smiling. By Long Beach, Washington wedding photographer Briana Morrison+

The bride and groom say their vows under a white tent decorated with flowers. By Long Beach, Washington wedding photographer Briana Morrison+

The bride and groom have their first kiss as husband and wife. By Long Beach, Washington wedding photographer Briana Morrison+

The bride and groom pose for family portraits after the ceremony. By Long Beach, Washington wedding photographer Briana Morrison+

Wedding guests gather to toast the newlyweds. By Sou+

Wedding guests toast the bride and groom. By Sou+

The bride and guests have a good laugh. By Sou+

Father of the groom gives a wedding toast. By Sou+

The bride and groom escape to the beach for a few more portraits. By Sou+

The newlyweds sneak a smooch on a deserted beach. By Sou+

The bride looks lovingly at her groom. By Sou+

Bride and groom portraits on Long Beach in Washington. By Sou+

Portrait of the bride and groom on the beach with a seagull flying overhead. By Sou+

The bride and groom snuggle up to each other on the beach. By Sou+

The groom gets touched up by the bride for more portraits. By Sou+

The bride and groom have portraits taken in front of a vintage travel trailer. By Sou+

Wedding guests chat at the reception. By Sou+

Wedding guests gather for the reception dinner. By Sou+

Custom lawn games for Anna and Ben+

A little girl wanders around wedding reception with an empty beer can. By Sou+

The bride laughs with a guest at her wedding. By Sou+

The groom shows off his camera face while taking a photo. By Sou+

Wedding guest gives a toast during the reception. By Sou+

A wedding guest busts up during a speech. By Sou+

The bride and groom raise their glasses for a toast. By Sou+

The bride and groom cut their wedding cake. By Sou+

The bride and groom cut their wedding cake. By Sou+

The bride and groom have their first dance. By Sou+

Dancing shenanigans begin at this Pacific Northwest wedding. By Sou+

The bride busts a move during a wedding dance party. By Sou+

Wedding guests get their dance on at Sou+

Baby dances at a wedding. By Sou+

Wedding guests have a blast dancing at Sou+

Wedding guest breaks down on the dance floor. By Sou+

Guests have a great time dancing at a wedding. By Sou+

Groomsman photobombs the bride and groom during a dancing portrait. By Sou+

Long Beach Washington Wedding Photographer: Briana Morrison
Lead Photographer: Kelly of June Lion
Venue: The Sou’Wester

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  • February 8, 2017 - 1:00 pm

    Jentry Dryden - Such a beautiful Pacific Northwest wedding! I love the mood of the day and your wedding photography is absolutely lovely!ReplyCancel

  • February 8, 2017 - 1:27 pm

    karra - OMG. This wedding is SO FUN. Love how personal it was.ReplyCancel

  • February 9, 2017 - 12:12 pm

    Mercedes - LOVE! The portraits are my favorite. And how awesome is that venue?!ReplyCancel

  • February 10, 2017 - 7:29 am

    Albert Palmer - I love all the little moments you captured – just a beautiful storyReplyCancel

  • February 11, 2017 - 1:07 pm

    Michael Liedtke - Great job on this wedding! I love all the memories you captured!ReplyCancel

  • February 15, 2017 - 7:08 am

    Yolande De Vries - Fantastic wedding and you have captured it beautifully!ReplyCancel

  • February 15, 2017 - 8:04 am

    Whitney Daniels - These are amazing! Every details seems like little puzzle pieces to their personalities! I hope you submitted these to some big wedding blogs! Gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • February 19, 2017 - 5:58 pm

    Sweetpapermedia - i love the chill vibe of this wedding! its really unique! great work!ReplyCancel

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