Romantic Pink + Blue Wedding in Washington

I love the soft, romantic atmosphere of today’s feature wedding! Captured by Christa-Taylor, Brianna and Ryan were married on a lovely August day at a private residence in Washington. The couple met in school while pursuing the medical field and, over time, their friendship grew into life long love. Currently, Ryan is finishing medical school in California with a plan to become a pediatrician and Brianna works as a nurse. Fun fact: Brianna and Ryan appeared on “The Price is Right” and won their fabulous St. Lucia honeymoon! The couple’s wedding was filled with personal touches, from a hanging crystal canopy to a twenty piece swing band. Soft pink floral arrangements popped against navy tablecloths during the reception, and the multiple all white wedding cakes are a must see!

A few words from the bride:

Ryan and I met swing dancing on Valentines day. We had mutual friends but neither of us thought of each other as anything more than friends at first. Over the year our friendship surprisingly grew and turned into more! It was in the San Diego Harbor that Ryan proposed on a sunset dinner cruise, complete with swing dancing to remember the night we first met! After the proposal it was a whirlwind of planning! We were blessed to have family friends with a gorgeous property to have our wedding on. The vibe I wanted was soft and romantic, and their perfectly landscaped property, complete with koi ponds and swans was perfect. Our wedding day was amazing. The weather was gorgeous, especially for Washington! I walked down the isle to a string quartet, accompanied by my father. Ryan’s grandfather performed the ceremony and pronounced us husband and wife. My favorite part of the wedding was our reception. We had a full 20 member swing band to set the mood! Ryan grew up playing in a jazz band, so he even played a saxophone solo during the night! Our wedding was the perfect combination of everything we both loved. As the reception wound down we left in a convertible and jetted off to our honeymoon in St. Lucia, which we won on The Price is Right!

Photographer: Christa-Taylor
Videographer: Very Long Media
Ceremony + Reception Venue: Private residence, family friend’s home
Catering: Family friend
Rentals: The Party Place
Sound Equipment Rentals: Showcase Rentals
Bridal Gown Designer: Allure
Gown store: Bridal Exclusives
Bridal Shoes: Le Capresi
Bridal Veil: Bridal Exclusives
Bridesmaid Dress Designer: Donna Morgan
Bridesmaid Dress Store: Nordstrom Wedding Shop
Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Vera Wang Collection via Men’s Wearhouse
Cake Designer: Arlene Harris, bride’s aunt
Floral Designer: Alanna Jones Floristry, family friend
Makeup Artist + Hair Stylist: Caprice Hammon Styling
Invitation Designer: Wedding Paper Divas
Wedding Planner: Debee Givens Coordinating, family friend
DJ: Drew Ray, friend
Band: Bureau of Standards Big Band
Officiant: Ivan Blazen, groom’s grandfather

All images by Christa-Taylor
Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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