Adventurous Engagement Shoot in the Mountains: Kate + Adam

pacific northwest engagement

Today’s engagement session is seriously something else. Kate + Adam were lucky enough to achieve the look + feel of all four seasons – spring, summer, fall + winter – in one amazing afternoon! According to their awesome photog, Ryan Flynn, no one expected what they ended up capturing. He shares, With our game faces on and a heart for adventure, we all trekked up to Mt. Baker for an afternoon of engagement photos with no agenda beyond having fun, getting out of the city, and making some killer photos. As we neared to the top of the mountain, we expected to be greeted with wildflowers since it was the middle of summer, but instead we found a blanket of white. We were pleasantly surprised to be able to document their engagement getting all 4 seasons in one day! 

Let’s have a look at what they caught on camera…

pacific northwest engagement

woodsy engagement

pacific northwest engagement

These adorable woodsy photos definitely have a rustic, fall-like feel!

pacific northwest engagement

pacific northwest engagement

woodsy engagement

river engagment

And loving these playful shots of the cuties in the clear blue creek! Feels like summer all the way.

river engagment

river engagment

river engagment

snow capped engagement

snow capped engagement

snow capped engagement

snow capped engagement

snow capped engagement

When the group reached the mountain creek + were greeted with snow, jaws must have seriously dropped! And ours our doing the same right now as we look through these gorgy images! Between Kate’s red dress and the PNW scenery, we’re swooning big time!

snow mountain engagement

snow mountain engagement

snow mountain engagement

snow mountain engagement

snow mountain engagement

snow mountain engagement

snow mountain engagement

forest engagement

forest engagement

forest engagement

A sweet spring picnic, anyone? What a super-cool session!

forest engagement

sparkler engagement

sparkler engagement

sparkler engagement

Honestly, was that the most fun or what?! And the perfect fit for a couple who loves the great outdoors + being adventurous together year-round! Let’s hear a few more details about this super amaze shoot from the beautiful bride-to-be:

Our desire was to showcase the natural beauty of the PNW, and because so much of our time is spent enjoying and exploring, Adam suggested we pay a visit to the Mt. Baker National Forest in Washington (where he’d spent countless hours enjoying the outdoors) for our engagement photos. 

We started shooting in an old growth forest on the way up to Mt. Baker Ski Area, and then found our way to one of the creeks where I grew up fishing. The water was exceptionally blue, but FREEZING. We continued up to Artist Point, and were surprised to see how much snow was still around. We all joked about how we were able to capture all four seasons in one day. Ryan Flynn did an unbelievable job capturing our vision, and we couldn’t be happier with the photos.

Big congrats, guys! :)

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New York Metropolitan Building Wedding: Kate + Sean

Metropolitan Building wedding

New York’s Metropolitan Building is one of our all-time favorite venues, so it’s always fun to share a wedding there + see how the couple personalized the space! Kate + Sean were totally won over by the building’s vintage charm and with a few key elements and a stylish, yet rustic, vibe, they were able to make the setting a fun reflection of their adventurous, outdoorsy personalities. According to Kate, We both love the outdoors and assumed we would have an outdoor wedding but when we saw the Metropolitan Building we knew it was the place. I wanted to incorporate our love for the outdoors inside with beautiful things I had collected, everything from the branches, glass bottles for the flowers to geodes, gems and antlers.

Funny how sometimes your day can end up being completely different from what you originally envisioned, right?! But as you’ll see in these gorgeous photos by Pat Furey, it looks like S + K’s celebration turned out exactly as it was meant to be!

Metropolitan Building wedding

kraft paper invitation

pink rose bouquet

Metropolitan Building first look

Metropolitan Building wedding

Metropolitan Building wedding

Metropolitan Building wedding

Metropolitan Building wedding

fascinator

lace back dress

Kate’s L’Fay Bridal dress is a total dream!

Metropolitan Building wedding

Metropolitan Building wedding

Metropolitan Building wedding

blue hydrangea bouquet

geode

mint ribbon backdrop

And what a sweet ceremony backdrop!

mint tissue tassels

Metropolitan Building wedding

Metropolitan Building wedding

Metropolitan Building wedding

Metropolitan Building wedding

Metropolitan Building wedding

cocktail hour

Seeing everything come together, things that we spent over a year dreaming about finally happening in live action. Entering cocktail hour was really special for the both of us because we were able to be part of it all. It was also a really special for me when Sean surprised everyone by playing Neil Young's Harvest Moon for the father/daughter dance. It was also pretty rad when our photographer Pat grabbed us at the end of cocktail hour to to take some fun photos outside, we were more relaxed and they were really silly and beautiful.

romantic string light reception

table chart

fern centerpieces

fern centerpieces

bud vases

garland chair decor

Metropolitan Building wedding

Metropolitan Building wedding

Metropolitan Building wedding

Don't underestimate your guests ability to consume vodka, make sure you have enough to please. Also, there really are no rules about what you have to do, we felt really strongly about making this day as much 'us' as possible, even if that meant tweaking seemingly traditional things.

photography: Pat Furey // venue: The Metropolitan Building Queens, New York // florals: Eunice Valerio // wedding dress: L’Fay Bridal // hairpieces + sash: Custom created by Leah C. Millinery // shoes: Seychelles // bridesmaid dresses: J.Crew, Jenny Yoo // hair: Dhiran Mistry from the John Barrett Salon // makeup: Celeste Loft // groom suit: J.Crew The Ludlow Shop // paper goods: Diamond and Rust // hand painted sign + calligraphy: Brian Kaspr of Flat Vernacular // catering: Maia Pearl Catering // cake: All dairy and gluten free made by By The Way Bakery // cake topper: Adorn Events Styling // music: Bandulos

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DIY: Geometric Runner

DIY Geometric Runner

Today we are sharing a fun decor piece you can use at your wedding or at home  – a geometric runner for your tables! We love how easy it is to make, but also how fully customizable this one is. So many color choices and patterns to make this one really yours! Thanks so much to Michelle Edgemont for sharing this one – let’s see how she did it.

DIY Geometric Runner


What You’ll Need:
• One basic white table runner for each of your tables found on Amazon.
• 5 colors of acrylic paint
¼” wide painter’s tape
• Paint Brush

DIY Geometric Runner


Step 1: Lay the runner out on a protected surface. These look best when only the center section of the runner is painted. Be sure to center your runner on your painting surface. Start taping out your geometric design. Overlap long pieces of tape at a variety of angles to create triangles to paint. Use smaller pieces of tape to create smaller triangles within the large ones.

DIY Geometric Runner


Step 2: Start with one color of paint. Squirt the paint directly onto the runner in the sections you want to be that color. Spread the sections evenly around the runner to try to not have any two shapes of the same color touching.

DIY Geometric Runner


Step 3: Paint in the shapes, staying within the tape lines. Repeat the process with the rest of the colors of paint. Let dry.

DIY Geometric Runner


Step 4: Peel off the tape to reveal the geometric design.

These runners are so cool and colorful that they won’t need a lot of centerpiece decor. I recommend using all white candles or bud vases of all white flowers. Let your handiwork really shine!

DIY Geometric Runner

DIY Geometric Runner

DIY Geometric Runner


Super rad! If you make your own geometric runner, we’d love to see how it turns out, so please share on Instagram along with the hashtag #GreenWeddingShoesDIY

DIY created by Michelle Edgemont exclusively for Green Wedding Shoes. Looking for creative event styling, handmade details or flowers for your wedding? Check out Brooklyn based Michelle Edgemont for your wedding day!

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