Emily & Hoku — Villa Vashon Wedding [Part One]

Getting married on Vashon? I love Vashon and would love to shoot your wedding on the island. Travel rates are low, and include all my ferry fees, and even some goodies for you (like extra coverage!) for all Vashon and Puget Sound weddings. Shoot me an email at emily@emilywenzel.com or through the contact form above. xoxo, Emily

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Emily & Hoku live in Maryland, but decided to get married on Vashon because it holds a special place in their hearts. So they planned their Seattle destination wedding long distance. We didn’t meet until the day of their wedding, although we talked on the phone (and via email) quite a few times. I said in the sneak peek how I was worried, because the night before it was pouring rain. But the day was beautiful and sunny. And even getting stuck in the ferry line (even though I got there 90 minutes early!) and ended up changing into my wedding outfit in the car, and prepping all my gear sitting on the ferry dock, couldn’t put a damper on the day. Whatever.

We started our day at Hoku’s aunt & uncle’s house, which was the venue for Larissa & Jason’s wedding. Their ceremony & reception were at Villa Vashon, which is possibly the most adorable venue I’ve ever been to.

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Oh! Hoku’s mom couldn’t make it to the wedding, so they were filming parts of it and using Skype to call her. Isn’t technology fantastic??
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Emily & Hoku did a water pouring during the ceremony, which I’d never seen before. Their parents each brought water from the rivers near their hometowns, and they poured them on the tree. When they finally settle down, they’re going to plant the tree at their home.
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I know people don’t normally blog family formals, but they are SO important. I haven’t talked about it a lot, but my grandfather was unable to make it to my wedding, and passed away a few weeks afterwards. Your loved ones are special and it only takes a few minutes to do family formals. Trust me, they are precious.

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Part two is coming up tomorrow!

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