by Scott Johnson
Jackson Wedding on 8/18/18 at Faberfarm in Mount Vernon, Wa
Music licensed from –
Song Freedom – songfreedom.com
“I’ve been thinking about what I could say about how amazing Reid is at capturing one of the most incredible moments of my life. So I figured the best way would be to start at the beginning….I met Reid through a friend a few years ago and it’s been great seeing his business grow into what it is today. Fate would have it when he walked in the bridal suite of my Maid of Honor’s wedding in 2015 – capturing the beginning of my love story with my future husband as we both caught the bouquet and garter! Three years later, Reid was the first person I called when Paul and I had discussed our future plans to get married. I asked Reid for wedding advice and recommendations. It was really important to me that the wedding be fun for our guests and still have the vision that Paul & I wanted. I can’t thank Reid enough for everything he’s done and how wonderful our wedding video is. If you want someone who has a passion for capturing this moment and making it that much more incredible, hire Reid. You won’t regret it!”
We love getting the chance to head up to Mount Vernon, which to East Coasters might sound like we’re heading to George Washington’s house, but in reality it’s a great little town just about an hour north of Seattle. A few weeks ago we went to Faberfarm for the Jackson wedding. This wonderful venue can host up to 150 people and features both indoor and outdoor venues in case rain should be a problem. There’s also the added benefit of being able to get locally sourced fruits, veggies and flowers from not only Faberfarm, but the surrounding farms as well!
With the ugly August smoke pretty much cleared out, we were greeted with a delightfully overcast day that blocked out a lot of the August heat. It’s awesome getting out of the city, especially to somewhere like this that feels so peaceful and natural.
With some mist rolling in at sunrise, it set the scene for a beautiful day. The ladies got ready out on the porch while the guys brought out the big guns (in the form of steamers) to get ready. After some celebratory drinking (or perhaps more for fortification) it was time to head out for the First Look.
Posing in front of the barns, farmhouse and around the grounds, Ally and Paul were wonderfully happy sneaking kisses and secret conversations. Soon enough, the rest of the group joined in. The boys brought the laughs with hilarious poses and the girls brought the excitement with their loud cheers. Once all the shots were taken, it was time to head over to the clearing for the ceremony.
Surrounded by their friends and family, and following a wonderful ceremony with vows that everyone should listen to, Ally and Paul finally had permission to kiss and become husband and wife. And so they did. Walking back down the aisle together, their new life was only beginning!
With family photos to follow, it was a joyous time for everyone. The rest of the group headed off for snacks and drinks while all the boring paperwork was done. We also got some shots of the newlyweds performing their first dance out in the field with the altar they just wed at behind them. The reception followed with delicious food and cake. Lights strung across the wooden ceiling illuminated the dance floor while everyone started grooving. With the sun slowly going down, more and more lights came on to light the way for the party to keep shaking their booties. Eventually, once everyone had enough dancing and celebrating, they sent off the newlyweds with a barrage of bubbles, though these were ones that were ok to burst.
Congrats again to Ally and Paul, and thank you for choosing Best Made Videos® to film your big day! Happy one month anniversary as well! If you have any suggestions for articles, please comment them below!
P.S. Stay to the end of the video for a hilarious flashback from a previous wedding we filmed in which Ally caught the bouquet and Paul caught the garter. I guess some traditions really do pay off!
Ally and Paul’s story in their own words:
How did you guys meet?
Paul & I met on Match.com. I sent him a “wink,” which let Paul know I was interested. And then we sent a couple emails and set up a date at the Urban Coffee Lounge in Juanita area. It was too busy inside, so we went to the Starbucks across the street and then had Mexican food for lunch – which is our favorite food to get together.
Tell us about the proposal!
It was the night before Thanksgiving and I was meeting Paul and his friend from out of town, for dinner at Bin on the Lake at Carillon Point in Kirkland. When I arrived, Paul’s friend was waiting for me at the bar and lead me to the table we were supposed to be sitting at. As I rounded the corner, there were dozens of white roses, candles and a mini isle that lead me to where Paul was standing. After he proposed, I was surprised that my Maid of Honor was there capturing the moment and had helped Paul with the decorating. I was so surprised. There was table set up for the two of us and after dinner the restaurant surprised us with a complimentary dessert that they had spelled out “Happy Engagement!” in chocolate syrup. It was a really sweet moment that I will remember forever!
Why did you choose your venue?
I was looking for a venue that had a modern/vintage/romantic feel. I was imagining a barn but it needed to be clean and white. Not rustic. I found stages photos of the venue on instagram and I knew instantly it was the place that I wanted to marry Paul.
What are you most excited to see in the video?
The funny moments that you don’t realize are happening around you since there is so much going on. That is what I loved about Emily & Sean’s video.
Also, the ceremony and dancing at the reception
Nope! Can’t wait!!