Both growing up in Anacortes with a love of water and boating, it was only natural that both of those had to be included in their wedding. Nelly + Mark foundRoche Harbor Resort was the perfect fit to tie the knot. A venue which was the perfect combination of a destination location yet close to where they are from. The best part is their love of boating got to take center stage during their wedding festivities.
I was lucky enough to be introduced to this marvelous couple through the bride's sister (aka Maid of Honor) who happened to be one of my former bridesmaids and recommended us and boy are we glad she did. I knew Nelly and I were going to get along quite nicely when I first visited their home and found that she had transformed her dining room into a wedding design showroom. On the walls she had inspirational photos of all of her ideas and her dining room table housed all of her decor. Secretly I died and went to Heaven.
Nelly brought a lot of incredible design ideas to her weddings and I loved working alongside her to help make that happen. Surprisingly, Facebook came in quite handy during the process. I found a bride who was selling her navy blue and white stripped runners and they were a perfect compliment to her table decor.
When it came to flowers, Shamay of Flowers by Shamay truly captured Nelly's wish of an ombre look of pink and orange flowers in wooden boxes that lined her long tables and also doubled as ceremony decor. Her lush bouquets accented with ribbons completed the look.
In addition to the florals, Nelly enlisted the help of her mom, Mark and other family and friend to complete some of her decor from drift wood candle holders, branch rings that hung form the ceiling to the driftwood seating chart and signage.
As for boating, after the bride and groom said their I Dos they along with their bridal party and the bride's father, who served as captain were whisked away on a boat tour of the harbor before joining their guests with their first dance before enjoying a beautiful meal followed by a night of fun and dancing.
Wedding Photographer: Sara Parsons Photography
Wedding Planner: Elegant Affairs
Venue: Roche Harbor Resort
Florist: Flowers by Shamay
DJ: Dubreezy Entertainment
Cake: Wedding Cakes by Daniel Van Hamersfeld
Musician: Pasquale Santos
Hair + Make-up: Afterglow Spa
Wedding Dress: I Do Bridal
Wedding Shoes: Valentino
Bridesmaid Dresses: Asos
Groom + Groomsmen Attire: Men's Wearhouse
Lighting: Slava Caireac
Rentals: Skagit Valley Wedding Rentals
To see more photos, visit Sara Parsons Blog, click here!