Washington Wedding with New England Style: Andie + Christian

bride and groom

Andie + Christian’s wedding in Port Gamble, Washington, balanced traditional New England style with DIY accents. One of Andie’s goals was to make use of the creative people in her life throughout her wedding day, resulting in an event that was not only memorable for the significance of the union, but the involvement of elements that were unique to the couple. From Andie, “One of the best things about being able to create our wedding was the fact that we were able to utilize all of our talented friends to make each detail special and unique to us. From the invitations, to the calligraphy, to the cake topper and even additions to the dress, special friends contributed their talents and love to our day.” Thanks so much to Jaquilyn Shumate Photography for the photos and congrats to Andie + Christian!

bridal barbie doll

chevron wedding invitation suite

wedding rings on billy balls

birdcage veil


indoor wedding

indoor wedding

Our Musical Choices

Processional: Holocene – Bon Iver

Recessional: I Choose You – Willie Hutch

First Dance: Fuel to the Flame – Skeeter Davis

bride and groom ringing church bell

bride and groom

yellow heels


groom with striped tie

gray bridesmaid dresses

bride and groom

yellow bouquet

lemonade stand

I did all of the planning for the wedding, but am most proud of the pieces that I made myself, like the sparkler + match favors, programs, and lemonade stand (with a lot of help from my engineer pal).

chips and lemonade stand

croquet wedding

croquet wedding

wedding drawings of bride and groom

yellow floral centerpieces

yellow floral centerpieces

typewriter wedding decor

peronsalized wedding cake topper

Our Favorite Memory From The Wedding

Our favorite moment was our first dance together. We were afraid that we would be nervous or awkward dancing in front of a hundred people, but it felt like everyone else melted away and it was just us two.

bride and groom

photobooth wedding

wedding favor matches

sparkler wedding exit

Our Advice To Those Planning Now

Don’t let silly little things bother you on your wedding day. Things will go wrong here and there but just remember that this is your one special day to laugh and love and make memories.

photographer: Jaquilyn Shumate Photography // reception venue: Port Gamble Weddings & Events, Washington // catering: Snuffins Catering // floral designer: McKenzie Powell Designs // hair: Kim Daughtry Hair Design // invitations: Jot Creates // favors + lemonade stand: Assemble Shop & Studio // wedding dress: BHLDN, additional alterations by UNA-Shop // bridesmaid dresses: J.Crew // cake: Kelli’s Creations // dj: Gordon Sound // heirlooms: Scout Vintage Rental Co. // rentals: aa party rentals // calligrapher: Kathryn Murray Calligraphy // men’s attire: J.Crew // cake topper: The Small Object // second shooter: Shoda Love