The photographer says: Jamie and Brian live in Denver, but decided to return to Jamie's childhood home, situated on a potato farm in Skagit County, for their summer wedding. Their wedding date was planned to coincide with the blooming of the potato plants in all their glory. Unfortunately, the plants bloomed early and were finished before the wedding! Jamie's mom came up with the idea for me to photograph the beautiful fields a month before the wedding. On the day of the wedding, a large photograph of the blooming fields was displayed at the wedding reception, alongside small potatoes bearing the names of the guests with their seating arrangements. Jamie and Brian were thrilled to conduct their first look on the banks of the Skagit
River, not far from the wedding venue. A highlight of the day was a group photo of everyone in attendance and taking photos of Jamie with her horse, Blossom, who is still a beloved part of the Hughes family!
Jamie says: "I chose to have our wedding at our family farm because I can't think of another place that represents God's natural beauty like Fir Island in August. I loved the simplicity of getting ready at my childhood home and being comfortable all day. It was an opportunity to show our family and friends from across the country the beauty of Skagit Valley. Our officiant wrote a beautiful introduction that summed up our feelings perfectly:
"The rhythms of the farm point us to the rhythms of our own lives—birth, life, love, new life, aging and life's end. Jamie and Brian, our hope for you is that you will forever move together in harmony with those natural rhythms and seasons, creating a shared life of meaning and love for all of your days."
Photographer: Bella Vita Creative
Flowers: Flowers by Shamay
Cake: A Simple Treat
Make-up & Hair: Per Dona Salonspa
DJ: Fatalmix Productions
Catering: Max Dale's Steak and Chop House
Wedding Dress: Felice Bridal
Canopies: Pacific Party Canopies
Officiant: Heidi Fish, 360/393-2977
Groomsmen's Gifts: Naughty Kitty Designs