Kathryn and Garrett by Rhys Logan

If ever a more true northwest pair of people existed, you'd be hard pressed to find them.  Industrial designer and tug boat operator, Kathryn and Garrett styled their wedding beautifully, naturally and nautically. It only made sense that hopping to an island would have to be where it all went down in what I believe to be one of the most beautiful areas of our state, Orcas Island.

Complete with sailboat getaway, flotilla party, fresh shucked oysters and some sizzlin dance moves, I was honored to capture their wedding and even later that summer take their boat for one last spin out to Cypress Island and right in between two tall ships, which I will have to post later,

Here's to the ocean, our very own awesome archipelago and making ferries on time..

thanks for looking,

-rhys

Shincho & Christina by Rhys Logan

As summer seems in no rush to show up this year, looking back at last year's wedding season has practically been necessity, just to believe it was all real.  Highlighted by so many close friends tying the knot, I couldn't have been more blessed to participate in such a personal way, on so many momentous occasions.  

Shincho and Christina's wedding was such an occasion and capturing the pure energy, excitement and party among countless friends and family, left me with some of my most cherished memories and some of my favorite work so far.

Between the hospitality of their family friend's amazing property on Samish Island, Christina's extended family's live band performing the reception (who even tours!) and partying with the group of people I have been lucky enough to call friends, naming it one for the ages still doesn't seem enough.  I can always tell when I'm having too good a time at a wedding.. because I over shoot it.

So  why not over post it too? 

To all of you who have encouraged me, been the subject of these visual journeys, allowed me to jump in the party right next to you and be witness to some of the most personal and rare moments, thank you. They have been some of the most personal and rare moments of my life as well.

and as always, thanks for looking,

-rhys       

Irene and Garrett's Wedding by Rhys Logan

Catching up on tons of wedding posts from the last couple seasons has really been a trip. Reliving so many great experiences with so many great people from right near home in the northwest, all the way out to the east coast, it has reminded me how lucky I am to call this my work and how every wedding story and experience, are unique.   Irene and Garret's was no exception.  One of the most relaxed wedding day's I've had, Irene and Garrett were amazing to work with, and things flowed impressively seamless. Getting to gasworks, navigating Seattle streets, finding some really nice warm August sun and ultimately finishing things up at 415 Westlake, this Seattle wedding was one rewarded with good summer vibes and a killer sunset in the city.

hopefully will be making many more posts soon, 

as always, thanks for looking,

-rhys

Abe and Meg by Rhys Logan

Abe and Meg's wedding was, to say the very least, a whirlwind. 

Arriving in Philly a few days prior I caught glimpses of a world unfamiliar me to; sights and sounds of the east coast.  Having seen more of the world than my own country, I had a blast exploring the home town of some of my best friends. We saw castles, forests, oddities, the graves of revolutionary spies, New Jersey and even where George Washington crossed the Delaware.  When you spend time with the people that matter most to you, often you're allowed the privilege of meeting their families. When that becomes a significant amount of time as well, the difference starts to fade, and pretty soon it all feels like family. 

Abe and Meg have so many friends, and big families. The most beautiful place for all of us, is when we can start to blur the line between the two. 

Weddings are the great chances we get to bring all of the ones we love together and leave as family. 

And at the end of it, at the very least, two people have started their own.

So here's to finding your family, and here's to summer

thanks for looking

-Rhys 

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Vendors for the Day

Caterer: Jimmy Duffy’s Catering

Rehearsal & Day of Coordinator: Aimee Farrell/BMH

Officiant: Ryan McLaughlin/BMH

Photographer: Rhys Logan

DJ: DJ Perry Angelozzi

Florist: Chantilly Floral

 

Nautical nerds by Rhys Logan

Never have I had so much fun not having a clue what I was doing. 

I suppose that isn't much different than normal, but with a new living situation, new awesome people and some new experiences, to say that the last couple months have been a blur would be an understatement, but a blur that has solidified my firm belief that Bellingham harbors some of the most amazing spaces I have ever encountered, along with some of the best people you could hope to meet. 

And when those people happen to be generous enough to invite you to quite literally learn the ropes and major basics of operating a 40 foot sailboat, you consider yourself lucky!

Here's to the summer and gettin after it every day, and here's to being the best rail meat on the town. 

thanks for looking,

-rhys