Telena and Brandon's intimate weekend-long wedding celebration at Roche Harbor Resort on San Juan Island was simply lovely. The wedding day, photographed by Alexandra Knight Photography, was sun-filled and bursting with joy. We love it when a couple has a wedding that's so meaningful to them, and also makes it a special experience for their guests.
THE PHOTOGRAPHER SAYS: Telena and Brandon’s wedding was amazing! These two started taking weekend vacations to Roche Harbor Resort when they started dating and found it to be an escape they loved more and more with each trip. So when they got engaged, they knew this was going to be the best place to celebrate their marriage.
The couple focused on bringing their closest friends and family together to spend the entire weekend with them by using a destination resort that they knew guests would love and enjoy. The officiants are family friends of the couple, and created a personal and really sweet ceremony for Telena and Brandon as the sun was starting to set in the San Juans. Telena’s best friend even helped walk her down the aisle. The couple created their own decor and centerpieces for their reception space, had special gift bags customized for each guest, and at the end of the reception we walked out onto the dock to observe the retirement of the colors. They also assembled beautiful tables of family memorabilia from past generations. Roche Harbor Resort gave a nod to the couple in their announcements that are broadcast aloud to everyone in the harbor. It was such a unique moment and sunset made it even more magical.
Telena’s style is so simple, yet striking! I love that she chose a relaxed hair style for her wedding day, and the black sash for her dress was such a pretty contrast with the white dress and her dark hair. Telena even has plans to dye her wedding dress black so she can wear it again to the opera. I love her plan! She also had one of her grandmother’s stunning black gemstone heirloom rings with her as part of her jewelry for the day.
This couple was focused on having a memorable wedding that fit their personalities without feeling pressured or obligated to keep all kinds of wedding traditions in their plans. They were able to enjoy an entire weekend with their families and friends, which helped to create many more special memories for them to hold onto. This wedding was a crazy beautiful example of how an incredible wedding can be planned without having to spend huge amounts of money on things like decor or a big guest list. Their details were meaningful, their vows were personal, and the whole day was filled with love and joy. I wish Telena and Brandon an incredible future together!