Chasen + Nick’s Volunteer Park Conservatory Wedding

Chasen and Nick’s Volunteer Park Conservatory wedding was a major contrast from their rainy Rattlesnake Lake engagement. During our first shoot together, it rained sideways and we had to take umbrella breaks to keep warm. Nevertheless, the photos turned out stunning. I figured if they could pull off such gorgeous photos in cold and stormy weather, their May wedding in a greenhouse would knock our socks off. I knew it was going to turn out good, but I didn’t realize it was going to be this good!

When we arrived at Volunteer Park, there was a huge festival going on with a ton of people, food trucks, and a full on concert stage. We managed to find plenty of private nooks and crannies throughout the park for the first portion of our portraits, including several “fields” of blue bells. After some portraits in the park, we moseyed over to the conservatory to grab a few more shots before the ceremony began. The bouquet and boutineer LZ of Moon Bloom Floral put together for the wedding complimented the colors so well! And after the ceremony, the small wedding party of 6 headed to Sitka and Spruce at Melrose Market for dinner.

I have photographed a lot of weddings here. Most of those weddings take place in fall and winter. When you rent out the Volunteer Park Conservatory for a wedding, it closes to the public and becomes available to you no earlier than 4:15 PM. It starts to get dark in winter by then! But in May when the daylight hours are plentiful, the conservatory takes on a whole new bright and colorful feel. Additionally, the park itself is leafy and in bloom. This gives you a ton of variety for your wedding portraits. I would definitely recommend a wedding here mid spring over any other time of year.

Check out Mahlia and Anthony’s Volunteer Park Conservatory wedding in February to compare winter moodiness vs. spring airiness.

Jacquelyn Portolese

Seattle Wedding Photographer

Hi, I’m Jacquelyn! I am a Seattle based wedding photographer specializing in honest, unposed storytelling for the wildly in love. I want to turn your milestones into masterpieces through truly touching imagery.