Katya + Brian | The Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club Wedding | Washington Wedding Photographer
Oh goodness, guys! Where do I even begin? You are in for such a treat today with Katya and Brian's romantic wedding at The Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club in Aloha, Oregon! This was not only my first time ever shooting a wedding in Oregon, but my first time being in the state as a whole... and I could NOT have asked for a better way to experience it for the first time than capturing these two's big day!
Katya and Brian's wedding was filled with so much love and joy and it was definitely one of the prettiest weddings I have ever shot before. One of my favorite moments of their day was when the toast kicked off.
The room stood still as the mic was handed to the Best Man. Everyone sat on the edge of their seats waiting to hear the first toast of the night. We all knew it was going to be a good one, as there isn't a single bad thing one could possibly say about Katya and Brian. And then he began his speech with...."I heard the Best Man's speech is only supposed to last as long as the groom lasts in bed... SO, CHEERS!" and laughter was heard a mile away!
Now I've heard a lot of speeches in my career, and that was by far the best start to one I've ever heard. Of course the Best Man then went on about more kind and meaningful things which turned the room's laughter into tears. It was a rollercoaster of emotions as each person shared wonderful things about Katya and Brian during their speeches and it was more evident than not that they are so, so loved.
This didn't surprise me one bit as Katya and Brian are some of the sweetest human beings I've met in a long time. Since the day we met for their wedding consultation, I knew they were something special. The bond they share is unlike any I've seen before and whenever you are around them it is very clear how much they adore and appreciate one another.
After having such a blast during their Engagement Session, I knew their wedding at The Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club wouldn't be any different. Their Wedding was absolutely jaw droppingly GORGEOUS and ran so smoothly thanks to their lovely Wedding Coordinator, Yelena!
Katya and Brian, I am so extremely happy for you guys! Your wedding was beyond beautiful, but not as beautiful as the bond you two share. Thank you so much for not only trusting me with your memories, but for the friendship we now share. I know it is a crazy world we live in, but I have no doubt that you guys will be able to conquer anything together. Continue to hold on and trust each other as the years go by and never lose sight of what matters the most. I can't wait to see what God has in store for you both as you embark on this new journey as a married couple. May your days be filled with love, laughter and endless joy!
Special thanks to every vendor that helped make Katya and Brian's Wedding absolutely PERFECT:
Venue: The Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club
Wedding Coordinator: Yelena King
Dress: I Do Bridal
Tuxes: Calvin Klein at Macy's
Bridesmaids Dresses: Sophie Bridal
Hair: Chelsi Freeborn
MUA: Kaitlyn Fenton
Florist: Audrey Donovan at Flower Temple Designs
DJ: Bryan Chang at Apogee Events
Cake: Debra at Bale's Thriftway
Catering: The Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club
Videographer: Tyler Cornelison with Vessel Media