Jen + Cole | Roche Harbor Resort Wedding in the San Juan Islands
I am pretty sure I say this all the time - that "this wedding was the best one I've ever shot" - but really this one TOTALLY rings true.
Jen and Cole just make my heart pitter patter. There is nothing less than perfect to describe these two. Literally, I am in love with them. I think it's because I relate to them the most. Jen being from the east coast and Cole being from the west coast - they are the perfect blend. The ideal coast to coast couple.
They got married on Saturday July 8th at Roche Harbor Resort in the beautiful San Juan Islands. I'm pretty sure this is probably one of my favorite venues to date. The staff is super friendly and the grounds are exceptionally gorgeous.
Not only do I love these two to death - but I can just shriek with complete obsession over their wedding party. Like holy cow you guys, I wanna be best friends with all of them. It's not every wedding that you end up staying way past your "clock out"
Yep. You heard that right. I put my camera away at 10 p.m. - and stayed out to dance and party with my couple and their close friends and family. My feet were sore. I was tired, but at the same time I had so much energy because I was being fueled by everyone around me. Not going to lie, I didn't get to bed until about one in the morning. It was so worth it.
These are the weddings that really define my love for my job. The weddings where I don't want to leave my couples. The weddings that take me in like I have been a part of their lives for years, not just a few months. I legitimately feel like I've made new friends and I love that.
I can go on and on about how amazing this wedding was, but the photos - they will do much more justice than my words.
Photographer: Caitlyn Nikula
Second Photographer: Delaney Brown
Event Planner + Coordinator: Elegant Affairs
Hair + Makeup: Kat Green Makeup Love
Cake + Desserts: Pure Bliss Desserts
Florist: Bloom San Juan
Catering + Venue: Roche Harbor Resort
Dress: Blue Sky Bridal
Bridesmaids Dresses: BHLDN
Groomsmen's Tuxes: The Black Tux
Groom's Tux: Calvin Klein
Rentals: San Juan Shindigs