Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Featured on Seattle Style!

One of our recent weddings(Kristin and Justin) was just featured in a brand new online magazine called Seattle Style! This website is a great new resource for brides looking for creative ideas to plan their own unique wedding. Check it out and let us know what you think!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Amazing Winter Wedding!

I can't believe how lucky Airika and I were to meet Elizabeth and Steven. They truly are an amazing couple, and photographing their wedding today was a total blast. Not only that, but we were fortunate enough to have the beautifully snow-covered University of Washington campus all to ourselves. I just couldn't wait to show you an image from their wedding, so here's one of my favorites...

Congratulations Elizabeth and Steven--have fun at Disney World!

If you were a guest at Elizabeth and Steven's wedding, you can register to see all of their photos here.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Kristin & Justin's Wedding Slideshow

Venue: Lake Union Café
Photographers: Gerald & Airika Pope
Pre-Wedding Photos: Lake Union, Pike Place Market, Post Alley
Flowers: Bloom Events
Wedding Gown: Pronovias
Hair: Niko @ Gene Juarez, Seattle
Cake: B&O Espresso
Music: Joey Yamada

To view the slideshow in its own screen, click here. If you were a guest at Kristin & Justin's wedding, click here to pre-register and you will be notified just as soon as all of their images are available online.

Congratulations, Justin & Kristin. We are so happy for you!

Airika & Gerald

P.S. Justin wrote a cute little story about how he and kristin met 'a la Microsoft,' and since we reside in Microsoft land (Redmond, WA), we decided to share it with you. I can't imagine a more beautiful place for a "first date." ;) Enjoy!

The Microsoft Intern Barbeque held at Bill Gates’ house each year is usually the chance for graduating Microsoft hopefuls to crowd around Uncle Bill and hope for a chance to pop big questions and win his attention and respect. But for first day intern Kristin Theinert and two time intern Justin Swan there was someone far more important than the richest man in the world at the Gates Manor that fateful day. While most every other intern was hustling for attention in a mosh pit of techies, Justin and Kristin were clinking glasses and getting to know each other while lounging by poolside at the other end of the mansion.

Hours later, after their romantic soiree de Microsoft and a couple minor run-ins with Mr. Gates’ private security team, their fates were sealed. From that point on the two were an inseparable duo spreading their mischief across the city. They continued their romantic soirees, taking them on the road to all over Europe and recently Puerto Rico. Like all the other interns at the barbeque three years ago, during this Puerto Rican adventure, Justin had a big question to ask. It wasn’t “do you own an ipod??” or “considering the ramifications of a decentralized storage model how do you see Microsoft competing in the Server Based Services market??”; it wasn’t even a question for old Bill. It was a question for Kristin, and he finally got to ask it, and Kristin said “yes!”


Sunday, December 14, 2008

Galyn & Michael

While everyone else was out taking advantage of the amazing "Black Friday" shopping deals, Galyn & Michael were excitedly preparing for one of the biggest days of their lives. They were married the next day at the Hollywood Schoolhouse in Woodinville, WA, and we got to tag along to document their day for them! It was a beautiful, fun, and lively event--and we can honestly say that we've never seen that many guests on the dancefloor at one time. :)

A little wedding karaoke is good for the soul!!!

Congratulations Galyn & Michael!
Click here to preregister to see the rest of their photos...

Monday, December 08, 2008

Lodging for Destination Weddings

Planning a destination wedding presents some unique challenges, especially when it comes to finding lodging, transportation, and entertainment for all of your guests. One of our 2009 brides (Jordan, getting married in Maui) recently shared a resource with us that we simply couldn't keep to ourselves! It's called Vacation Rental by Owner (VRBO). VRBO is a comprehensive listing of over 110,000 vacation homes and condos that are available for daily, weekly, and monthly rental all over the world. Most of the listings show photos, complete amenity lists (which are usually better and less expensive than the local hotel's offerings), ideas/links to recreational activities, and reviews by other travelers who have stayed there. The rates are usually quite reasonable, and since most rentals have a full kitchen, you can save a little money on food as well. :) So, if you're planning a destination wedding, or if you're just looking for a different kind of lodging experience on your next vacation, you'll definitely want to check out VRBO!

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Mackenzie & Brian's Wedding Slideshow

The newly married Mackenzie and Brian are heading out on another incredible journey together. It's only been a few weeks since their wedding, and they've already moved far away from Seattle to serve as leaders at a YWAM DTS school in Hawaii. While I'm sure they'll be living a pretty sweet life in Kona, I know that moving away from your family and friends is never easy. Mackenzie & Brian, I hope that whenever you get lonely or homesick, you will cuddle up together and click the link to your slideshow so that you can laugh and smile and cry through your beautiful wedding day all over again. Thank you again for inviting us to share in it with you. We love you both and can't wait to hear about all of your crazy adventures!

To view the slideshow in it's own window, click here.

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