Karen + Ethan | PNW Backyard Wedding


Karen and Ethan are married! If you know them, you know how exciting this is! Karen was one of my first friends in WA so I’ve gotten to know her and Ethan pretty well over the past couple years. And what I know, is that these two are oh so wonderful together. I’ve witnessed first hand how much they respect and adore each other, build each other up and genuinely have fun together.

Karen is also a photographer so being asked to shoot their wedding was a pretty big deal for me and I was so honored to capture some beautiful moments of their love story for them. What I loved the most about their day was how true it was to them. The food, music and decor on point! They DIY’d a lot with the help of friends and family. From bartender serving some of their favorite drinks (lavender lemonade or margarita anyone?) to their raw hand-written vows (of course I was in the top 80% of you who teared up during their ceremony), they had touches that were totally in line with their complementary personalities sprinkled all over the backyard.

“We wanted every single decision to be intentional. This big day was a long time coming and so we didn’t want to do anything just because it was tradition to do so. We wanted to support our friends in the biz as well as show off the many talents of our friends and family. The whole day blew us away with how wonderful everything came together. It was a true celebration of all our villages coming together!!!” (Karen and Ethan)

I hope you two are having the best time honeymooning with all of the pasta, gelato and vino in Italy; Congratulazioni!

Dress: A&Be
Bridesmaid Dresses: Bhldn
Tables & Benches: Seattle Farm Tables
Bartending: Pat Mori
Band: Lindstrom & Co.
Planning: Everly Wedding
Photography: Janelle Elaine Photography
Second-Shooter: Briana Tresko
+++ Shoutout to all of Karen and Ethan’s family and friends who came together with your special talents and love to help make their day perfect; like decorating, lending space, building a bar, designing the florals, officiating and witnessing, baking pies, playing music, providing flowers, making bouts and bouquets, hand-lettering signs, setting up/taking down and so much more.