Drew and Kinley’s wedding is a perfect example of why we love northwest destination weddings. I am constantly amazed by the variety of beautiful places there are to visit in Washington. Drew and Kinley met while in school at Whitman College out in Walla Walla, WA, and they wanted to go back to this little town to celebrate their wedding together. This was actually the first time we had been to Walla Walla, which is surrounded by vineyards, wheat fields, and the Blue Mountains.
Upon arrival in our hotel, we were greeted by a welcome gift from Drew and Kinley, full of treats, visitor guides, and a bottle of wine. This thoughtful gift once again reminded us of just how caring and generous these two are. We had a fun pre-wedding day driving around the countryside, tasting wines at some of the best Northwest wineries, and scouting photo locations for Drew & Kinley’s big day. Their day arrived like most in South-eastern WA do–bright, sunny and warm. We headed out to Abeja Inn to photograph the first look, wedding party and family, and then headed out to Winn Homestead in Oregon for the ceremony and reception. Now, if you’re looking for a beautiful country wedding location, you don’t need to look any farther than Winn’s gorgeous grounds, re-purposed farm machinery, and historic red barn. That, combined with bold wedding bouquets, a baseball bat “guestbook,” homemade centerpieces (books and signs celebrating their favorites authors), and bookmark namecards, and it was a celebration one that was uniquely Drew and Kinley.
Kinley and Drew, we had a blast hanging out with you, your friends and your family and we loved photographing every second of your wedding. We hope you love your photos!
Wedding party rocking their Stunners!