There is so much to love about the Port Gamble Pavilion. The space is homey and quaint, and there is an outdoor lawn that overlooks the water. The patio attached to the pavilion works as an outdoor space! Plus, it sits in the town of Port Gamble which is a blink-and-you’ll-miss it place. It has plenty of cottages for your wedding party and guests to rent. Why rent a room block when you can be in cute cabins? We picked Port Gamble Pavilion as our styled shoot location celebrating LGBTQ weddings for all these reasons and more. Since it rained on us (typical PNW) we kept the shoot indoors.
Styled shoot vs Reality
One of the important parts of styled shoots to me is bringing as much realism to it as I can. Styled shoot should inspire other couples to see themselves having a day like the one we curate. All the vendors sat as guests during the ceremony. And the two brides—who are a real couple--got to have their moment in front of everyone. Also, they got their moment with the stunning floral by LoveLeigh Blooms!
It’s especially important to me that LGBTQ couples see themselves represented in my brand. I want to make it obvious that I support inclusivity and am excited to photograph more LGBTQ weddings and couples.
Bring fun to your LGBTQ wedding day!
We brought in a bounce house! Not kidding! It would make a great addition to any wedding or party. It’s not often people get to let loose and weddings are a great time to do that. If you’re looking to have a bounce house for your occasion, Eleven 23 Bounce Co supplied the one for our shoot.
So many people made this shoot possible, and all of us have a heart to promote proper care for our LGBTQ couples! Elevated Events by Tosha planned and designed the shoot.
My husband Nathan with Ochoa Wedding Films created the highlight for it!
Little Bubble Company really pulled out all the stops with her balloon design.
Our models, and real life couple, Trina and Charlene, were dressed by The Wedding Bell. Makeup by Gel highlight the girl’s already stunning features, and hair was done by Courtney Bouchard.
You’ll see the stunning design below, but Grand Mason Goods who created the signage, American Party Place that provided the place settings, and name cards by Honey Bee Designs made it possible!
Of course, nothing would be as full without our rentals from Simply Unique Rentals. Not to mention the Neon sign from Designs by Ashlie Smith. If you're wondering whether or not to add boutique rentals to your wedding day, I can give you a couple of reasons to do it!
Cake and desserts (yum) provided by Alpenglow Baking, and the mobile WV Bar by Kitsap Bartending Services and The Bustender completed this whole look.
I’m so proud at what we all created together and am excited to share it with all of you!
If you're looking for an LGBTQ friendly wedding photographer, I'm your gal!
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