We’ve been blessed to get to know these two gentlemen over the past few months, and one thing  that immediately stood out to us was how much they love and value their family and friends. They have hosted almost everyone they know (including us) at their lake house retreat, and their signature sunset cruise beverage is something of a legend among those who have spent time at the lake house. Because of their incredible hospitality, their family and friends were not the least bit suspicious when they were invited to a formal “engagement party” at Hotel 1000. But, upon drawing everyone together for a few toasts, Will & Mark decided to completely surprise their guests by announcing that they were actually having a wedding ceremony! You can imagine the surprise and happiness that followed as their friends and family realized that they were witnessing one of the most important moments in Will and Mark’s lives. It was truly a beautiful sight to witness and capture.

Will and Mark, we have loved working with you two and hope that you, Zack and Eli love the photos that we captured, both at the lake house and on your wedding day. Congratulations! Friends and family, click here to view all of Will and Mark’s photos as soon as they are available.

Thank you to the vendors to helped make Will and Mark’s day even more special: Floral & Event Design: Aria Style | DJ: Seattle Parties | Venue: Hotel 1000

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I love your idea of place cards. Can you give me an idea where you got these? We are doing a “broadway themed” wedding in October and would love to use this idea

There is so much happiness in these photos/this day. Love them!

Bonnie (Webster) Klupenger

Mark and Will,
Congrats on your wedding! Just sat here and viewed all your pictures from the Hotel 1000 site and smiled! Mark, I could almost hear your laugh! Love love love that you are so happy! I haven’t seen any members of your family since AAA days. Good to see them in there as well. Thanks for sharing your special day with everyone via pictures! You talk of that ‘lake house’ and we are so close when you are at the lake house! I would love to come see you sometime when you come up there! It would take me about maybe 20 minutes at most to get there! Anyway, congrats and many many happy memories and years to you both!
Much love always,

The entire night was truly magical in every way! Airika and Gerald you captured the true essence of who we are as a couple and as a family. We will forever cherish these wonderful memories for years to come! Mark and I are extremely blessed to be surrounded by wonderful people that know the “true” meaning of love!

GORGEOUS!!!!! Beautiful wedding – beautiful images – beautiful couple!!!

Airika and Gerald, thanks for making our day so special. The hi-lite of the night (for me anyways) were our son’s toasts – their young words and ‘plain english’ spoke volumes to the relationship that Will and I have and your pics of them toasting us and dancing captured their spirits perfectly.