Weyerhaeuser Estate Wedding, Tacoma| Melinda + George

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First look at Melinda + George's Wedding!  The couple chose the regal Weyerhaeuser Estate and if you've never seen this venue before -- it's Old World European charm blended with the Northwest's most spectacular water view.  We were SO very honored to document this most special of days with the couple and as you would imagine -- the entire occasion was filled with smiles and laughter....EXCEPT -- for one short moment following the ceremony.  (Oh you know it's coming right?  The thing that cracked me up -- and then immediately made me have to take a picture to make sure NOBODY missed it for posterity)  Let me set the scene....  The bride and groom have kissed, walked down the aisle and been followed by the wedding party and guests to the adjacent courtyard to photograph group portraits with our fabulous associate photographer Anna.  I lingered behind until all of the guests had cleared thinking I'd get some detail shots when Flower Girl Ava comes running in with fierce determination...she wants her flower petals back (you know the ones that she dropped on the aisle and even some that had been there before she arrived ;-) -- that's right, she wants EVERY LAST ONE OF THEM.  When the other kids came back to retrieve her for the family photos -- this reaction above was priceless!

Oh and before I finish for the day, I did want to show you one more of my absolute favorites of the couple that we posted on our Weddings By Studio B Facebook page....a gorgeous black and white portrait of the couple kissing in front of the water. LOVE it!