We first met Stephanie & Dan over a glass of wine at Bin on the Lake in Kirkland, and we connected with them immediately. It would have been hard not to — Dan is an incredibly warm and caring man, and Stephanie has a joyous energy that can fill any room — you can’t help but smile when you’re around her!
Stephanie & Dan are well-traveled individuals (Stephanie first contacted us while she was visiting her sister in Scotland, and Dan was working in South Africa), but they decided to return to their roots for their wedding. So, having grown up in Wenatchee in eastern Washington, they selected “one of the most beautiful places on earth” (as Stephanie told me), Campbells Resort on the shores of Lake Chelan.
Their wedding day dawned beautiful, sunny, and hot. To avoid melting in the sun, we decided to go to Tsillan Cellars, where they had had their rehearsal dinner the night before, for their first look. As you’ll see from the photos, it was a little like being transported to Tuscany.
Stephanie & Dan’s ceremony was held on the grassy shore of the lake, and their yellow and navy blue details were the perfect compliment to the surroundings. After a moving ceremony and dinner on the waterfront, we moved inside for the dancing and dessert portion of the reception. In the midst of all that, however, we were able to steal Stephanie and Dan away for a few shots with the gorgeous Chelan sunset. We love when couples are excited about collaborating with us, and these two told us they wanted awesome portraits, so we built lots of time in!
Stephanie & Dan, thank you for inviting us to be a part of your wedding day. We hope you enjoy this snapshot of your beautiful lakefront celebration!
Despite teasing from family and friends about their height difference, I think Stephanie and Dan have found some ways to make it work! 😉