July 29, 2023
What a fairytale romance come to life! Amy and Josiah’s gorgeous wedding day at Empress Estate was one I won’t soon forget. They couldn’t have chosen a more stunning or fitting background to start their journey together. The Empress Estate was such a jaw dropping venue and absolutely PERFECT for them! This classically beautiful mansion sits nestled into the lush wooded Pacific Northwest in Washington. Every hydrangea plant was in bloom and filled the background with pure magic!
Amy and Josiah are some of the absolute sweetest people I’ve had the chance to work with! In addition to being a teacher, Amy is also a photographer herself! So she put careful detail into the planning of this special day, all with the photos in mind. Boy did it pay off! She loves pink and couldn’t have chosen more beautiful bouquets! Various light and dark tones of pink roses surrounded by eucalyptus and greenery. Soft touches of pink were filtered throughout their day.
I literally felt like I was transported right into a Disney fairytale with these two! The twirl of Amy’s dress as Josiah spun her around. The incredible mansion backdrop and touches of blush pinks and flowers everywhere. The super sweet way Amy looked at Josiah all day long. The love you could actually see in their gazes. The way Josiah calls her his Bulgarian princess. HER TIARA! All of it melted me.
This ceremony was one of the most gorgeous ceremonies I’ve captured! The elegant draping overhead. A spray of deep pink rose petals across the velvet white aisle-runner had me swooning! SOOOO romantic! This was the stuff that every little girl’s wedding dreams were made of. One of the sweetest things I witnessed during this beautiful day was the special bond Amy shares with her brother. He came all the way from Bulgaria to be here for them!
Amy’s brother was so attentive to her all day, getting her any and everything she might need. As her dad couldn’t make it, he stood in his place to walk Amy down the aisle and danced with her during the father-daughter dance. *Cue the tears! What an amazing brother! There were so many favorite moments of this day that I couldn’t possibly narrow it down. Though the cold sparkler machines during their reception entrance and first dance surely made the list! I wish these two so much love, joy, and adventures to come! This day was definitely one for the books!
The amazing vendor team!
Venue: The Empress Estate https://www.theempressestate.com/
Photographer: Me! Joni Loraine Photography http://joniloraine.me
Hair and Makeup: Luxury Makeup and Hairstyle https://www.instagram.com/luxurymakeup_hairstyle
Dress: Christinna’s Bridal Seattle https://christinnasbridal.com/
Florist: Two Poppies Floral https://www.instagram.com/two_poppies_floral
Stationery: Zola http://zola.com
Videographers: Lux Films http://luxfilms.com
DJ: DJ Cutt Entertainment https://www.djcuttentertainment.com/
Love romantic sun drenched weddings? You have to take a look at Sky + Andy’s wedding day at Mount Tom House! https://joniloraine.me/2023/07/14/a-july-wedding-at-mount-tom-house/