Yela + Zane’s wedding celebration was every bit moody and romantic as it was dreamy and ethereal… Zane dreamt of having an Airstream on site, while Yela wanted lights strung over the banquet style tables throughout the orchard. Sounds gorgeous already, right? Just wait… Zane’s sister, the florist behind Fire and Blooms, worked with Yela to capture the eclectic and will nature of the day — she even created a leafy floral belt for Yela to rock (which she did, so effortlessly, might we add).
Their photographer, Kathryn of The Moody Romantic, shares Everyone was enchanted by the beauty of the day… The reception was outdoors underneath the Washington sky; string lights glittered and the dance party was filled with some much love and some pretty great dance moves. For the exit, everyone ran around the bride in groom, and sparklers were lit and raised in spontaneous celebration, which was the most authentic and beautiful sparkler exit I’ve ever seen. The whole day was one amazing celebration of two adventurous souls.
Let’s explore all the magic of Port Angeles, shall we?
A eucalyptus belt, with moody dark florals added on top — how beautiful is this?! Fire and Blooms created true (wearable) magic!
Holy smokes — that beautiful party of bridesmaids!! From their choice in dresses to all the moody florals… UH-MAH-ZING!
Agate + feather bolos — how cool are these?! The groom actually made them himself!
Yela shares: Most importantly, we wanted everyone to come to our wedding and feel loved. We wanted everyone to find joy and see beauty in this huge life changing commitment. To hear our words to each other, feel the weight of that. To eat food with us, laugh with us, cry with us and then dance with us. It’s kind of like one night that mirrored life in a way, all the stages. We fully felt it was accomplished.
Processional: Lift by Zerbin
Recessional: Alive by Empire of the Sun
First Dance: Georgia by Ray Charles
On the day of, make sure to breathe deep and be present. Take it all in. This is quite possibly the only time in both of your lives all the people you love dearest from both sides will be in one place at one time. That is one amazing thing.
That light! Wow, wow, WOW!! The Moody Romantic tells us: The golden hour was the most glorious golden hour I’ve ever seen. We shot their portraits at the Christmas tree farm where they get their tree every year.
Have fun with the whole process. Know that all the small details will fall away compared to the biggest detail, which is your marriage! Don't lose focus on each other in the time before the wedding. Don't worry about the expectations of what weddings "should" look like. Make this day about what you love. It seems all business sometimes, but you love each other. Go on dates still and laugh when things get messed up. At the end of the day, know the people who love you most would show up to see you get married in the rain and with no food after.
Doesn’t Yela look like an absolute goddess here in her off-the-shoulder gown + decked out in leafy greenery?
For the outdoor reception, the tables were decorated with plants and every place setting had mottled napkins hand-dyed by Zane’s mom!
Our exit was planned to be a sparkler exit with the whole tunnel that is classic right now. However, when it came about time for us to go someone just started handing out sparklers. This was fine, everyone knew we were getting ready to leave. Then one of our awesome friends lit one and suddenly it spread. Everyone had lit sparklers on the dance floor and the unplanned song, "Firework" by Katy Perry came on. We danced and sang our way off the dance floor. Then as Zane's father came up and hugged us, everyone mobbed us in a giant group hug and we all jumped and cheered and chanted "Olé, olé, olé," a soccer chant which was so applicable from Zane's life. We then jumped in the 1930s Packard, and our friend drove us away. We looked back to see all our loved ones smiling and waving...
Cheers to that!! It looks like it was an absolute blast, Yela + Zane. Congrats on your marriage!
To immerse yourself deeper in the magic of the day, check out this clip by Kendall Rock.
photography: The Moody Romantic // venue name: Cool Water Barn, Port Angeles, Washington, USA // florals: Fire and Blooms // wedding dress: Reem Acra // bride's shoes: Moss Boutique Port Angeles // bride's ring: Alexis Russell // groom attire: Bolo.ology (tie made by groom) // videography: Kendall Rock