Intimate weddings have a unique way of filling your heart with a deep sense of warmth. The atmosphere is hospitable and honest in a way that focuses your attention on receiving guests with goodwill, and the pure love shared between two people. Nicole and Shad’s heartfelt + rustic intimate wedding is the most magnificent representation of a wedding filled with significance.
Nicole and Shad planned a backyard, dinner party styled wedding that perfectly celebrated their legacy and commitment to cultivate a fine marriage. Their rustic cottage venue, surrounded by the lush Washington greenery and large oak trees, created an exquisite natural backdrop that allowed Nicole and Shad’s love to be the focal point of the day. Their love radiated through each moment and every detail of their wedding. Sweet words of affirmation, tender hugs, and tears of joy were shared with abundance, as Nicole and Shad celebrated their commitment in marriage together with their closest family and friends.
Exuding honest hospitality was the second focal point in Nicole and Shad’s wedding planning process. They wanted their beloved guests to be equally celebrated throughout their wedding day. Nicole and Shad’s family and friends handcrafted their entire celebration with love, and oh my goodness, were the fruits of labor heartfelt and savored! Each detail of the rustic + whimsical day was created with love by someone special to uniquely celebrate Nicole and Shad. Even Nicole’s family, who traveled from Finland, took part by making the delicious traditional Finnish meal. The elegantly rustic cake also paid tribute to Nicole’s Finnish heritage with traditional Cardamom and fresh raspberries, handmade by a friend of the Bride.
Get your tissues ready, Friends! Nicole and Shad’s intimate backyard style wedding, set on a beautiful estate in the Pacific Northwest, will move you to tears, leaving you inspired to plan a wedding filled with significance. Their highlight wedding video is also a must see, perfect for a cozy winter evening!
Photography: Carlos Hernandez Photography
Videographer: The Fir House
Venue: Andora’s Garden
Bridal Gown: Hand sewed & stitched by Eden's Bouquet Seamstress, an adored family friend
Cake: Handmade by friend of the Bride, Keisha
Catering: Made with love by the Bride's Father & Uncles
Music: Friends of Bride & Groom, who play at a local church
Decor: Posh & Tattered, owned by the Groom's Mother
Groom’s Suit: J.Crew