Leslie & Drew Elope — Cave B Winery // Seattle Elopement Photography

Leslie & Drew Elope — Cave B Winery // Seattle Elopement Photography

Last year, I got an email from Leslie along the lines of this: We’re flying up to the Gorge for the Dave Matthew’s concert, and we want to elope. We live in Florida, and we don’t know much about the area, but we want beautiful photos

You know how much I love the Gorge, and I was thrilled to photograph Leslie & Drew’s elopement at Cave B Winery and Inn. They camped at the concert, and walked over to the winery to elope. We spent an hour taking photos all over the grounds, drinking a couple glasses of wine (them, not me. I’m going to have to stop by there for a glass now that I’m not pregnant!) and admiring the views. As the sun started to set, they got married under the grapes at the Piazza, and we took a few more golden hour photos before they went back to the Gorge for a concert.

Boom. Elopements are the best, I want more of them in my life.

Special shout out to Esther at Special Touch Florist, here in Spokane. She and Leslie coordinated on the flowers, and then I brought them with me to the elopement! :)

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Jen & Chris — Cave B Winery Wedding // Moses Lake Wedding Photographer

Jen & Chris — Cave B Winery Wedding // Moses Lake Wedding Photographer

I didn’t get a chance to meet Jen & Chris in person until a month before their wedding, but I knew from our numerous emails and our chat on Skype that we were going to have a blast at their Cave B Winery wedding. The weather for their wedding day was absolutely perfect — we had been worried about it being too hot, since July in the Columbia Basin can get toasty, but the day was perfect!

Jen & Chris had some special readings done at their ceremony by their sweet niece and nephew, and we traipsed all over Cave B to get photos. Thank goodness they were kind enough to drive us around in the golf cart! [My fit bit thought I was on a bike ride, which really made me laugh later.] Jen, Chris, and all their guests were still dancing the night away when I left for the evening.

Thank you, Jen & Chris, for including me in your wedding day! It was an honor to meet your families, and to be trusted with your wedding memories!!

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Leslie & Drew — Cave B Winery Elopement Preview // Seattle Wedding Photographer

Leslie & Drew — Cave B Winery Elopement Preview // Seattle Wedding Photographer

Leslie got in touch with me last month about photographing their elopement at Cave B Winery during their trip to Washington. You all know how much I love these little elopements! Everything worked out perfectly, and I cannot wait to share more of these images with you in the coming months.

Leslie & Drew, thank you for trusting me to capture your elopement! I hope you had a fantastic time at Dave Mathew’s all weekend!!

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Chris & Jen — Cave B Winery Wedding // Eastern Washington Wedding Photography

Chris & Jen — Cave B Winery Wedding // Eastern Washington Wedding Photography

I didn’t have the chance to meet Jen & Chris in person until last month, but I knew from our first few emails that I couldn’t wait for their wedding. We finally connected last month in Richland, and we chatted for a couple hours over tea at Starbucks.

Jen & Chris had a small, destination wedding at Cave B Estates Winery, which happens to be just a short drive away from where I grew up. I spent the day crying over the sweetest vows, laughing at some epic dance moves, and wishing the day wouldn’t end. This morning, as I was looking through all their photos, I had the hardest time picking out their preview photos. So I gave up and included more than I was planning to! :)

Jen & Chris, enjoy your honeymoon! I can’t wait to share more of these sweet images with you — soon!

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