Tessa + Evan’s Orcas Island Wedding
I was looking forward to this Orcas Island wedding all freaking year! After shooting Audrey and Ryan’s wedding at Odd Fellows Hall last June, I was very excited to return. And just as I expected, Tessa and Evan’s wedding day was the kind of wedding photographers dream about. Odd Fellows is a very DIY venue that is perfect for couples who are looking to design their special day on a blank canvas. Naturally, Tessa and Evan & Co. did such a spectacular job bringing it to life. First they were roommates, then friends, and with a little bit of flirting and a little bit of magic in between, we all ended up on the island on July 22nd to celebrate their love!
Special thanks to Melanie Mundy, my best friend and second shooter, for documenting this perfect day by my side. She has such a beautiful eye for capturing moments and has ever since I met her in high school photo club!
A Love Story As Told By Tessa:
Evan and I met when we were both looking for roommates and a place to live during college. We met through a mutual friend who organized a group of us to live together in a house on Capitol Hill. My first impression was wow, this guy is my dream and he’s WAY too cool for me. The night we met with our mutual friend to go look at the house together, I immediately knew this boy would be trouble for me. My mom, sisters and I are always in a group message together and I immediately messaged them saying how I was going to be living with this amazing, gorgeous, cool guy, and how I had no idea how my not-so-good relationship at the time was going to work out. I had known Evan for maybe 30 minutes prior to sending that message. First roommates, we then turned into friends, which turned into flirting, then dating…. and the rest is history!
Second photographer: Melanie Mundy | Venue: Odd Fellows Hall | Bride’s Dress: BHLDN | Groom’s Suit: Express Men | Florals: Rusted Vase Co. | Hair/MUA: Shyn Midili from Pacific Brides | Bridesmaids Dresses: Shop Spring, Macy’s, Revolve Clothing, Lulu’s, and Urban Outfitters | Shoes: BHLDN | Jewelry: Elizabeth Cole, BaubleBar, Consider the Wldflwrs, and ASOS | Wedding/Enagement Rings: Baraka Gemstones and Jewelry | Cake: Honey Crumb Cake Studio