“These photos were taken in beautiful Port Townsend in Washington, at Fort Worden. Once a military fort, Fort Worden now serves as a tourist destination and unique wedding venue. There are several grand old Victorian houses on the grounds; and it was in some of these houses that our shoot was conducted.
Our goal for the shoot was to portray the feelings a bride has leading up to her ceremony. We wanted to capture her anticipation and joy in those sweet, private moments. We chose an elegant yet wild style with rusty copper and burgundy accents. The buildings of Fort Worden offered the perfect setting for our shoot with their elegant, classic Victorian furnishings.
We showcased a variety of gorgeous local Pacific Northwest foliage in the garlands, wreaths, and bouquets. There is an abundance of cedar and salal here, which made up the bulk of the garlands. We also incorporated pampas for softness. The garland was fifteen feet long and very heavy!
In keeping with the wildly romantic style, our hand-lettered signage and invitations are both beautiful and captivating. Our cake featured a delicate caramel drip with local blooms.
We chose to feature two different dresses – one for the ceremony and one for the reception. The off-white vintage dress and accompanying lace topper exuded classic elegance, while the copper tulle skirt and burgundy bodysuit were very fun and celebratory, and captured the beautiful, rich colors of the year! The faux fur stole provided the perfect layer of warmth for our outdoor shots.” –Jen Lee Light
Photography: Jen Lee Light // Venue: Fort Worden // Planning, Styling and Garlands: Snowberry Event + Design // Signage + Invites: Crista Dougherty // Florals: Flourish Flowers // Cake: Wildflower Cakes // Wedding Bands: With These Rings