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Sophisticated Nautical Bluff Wedding

Wedding Design

Today’s styled shoot combines stylish wedding decor with the relaxed feel of a beach wedding brilliantly. Blush pink and gold are the stars here, and serve as an ideal color palette against the natural sand and water. Great work from a team including B. Jones Photography, LCM Weddings, and Bella Fiori!

sophisticated nautical bluff wedding - photo by B Jones Photography

From the event coordinator, LCM Weddings: Inspired by the bluffs and beautiful sunsets of the coastal Pacific Northwest, Becca of B. Jones Photography and Logan of LCM Weddings and Events decided to create a styled shoot with a fresh take on a beach wedding. Blush and sand mixed with gold created a sophisticated look near the waters edge on Whidbey Island and we couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day! The glittery gold and blush stood out beautifully against the cloudless sky and shimmering blue water of the Puget Sound.

sophisticated nautical bluff wedding - photo by B Jones Photography

fluffy peony bouquet - photo by B Jones Photography

sophisticated nautical bluff wedding - photo by B Jones Photography

sophisticated nautical bluff wedding - photo by B Jones Photography

Planning the shoot close to sunset we got exactly what we were looking for when the sky turned the most beautiful shades of blush and gold that we could have asked for. Upon the bluff on Ebey’s Landing our couple was the epitome of perfection. The bride in a phenomenal YSA Makino gown from MeaMarie Bridal was absolutely glowing and the groom with his light grey tux could not have been more dashing. All in all, Becca and I could not have been more ecstatic with the result of this styled shoot, and could not have asked for a better team of vendors to help make our vision become a reality.

beaded wedding gown - photo by B Jones Photography

sophisticated nautical bluff wedding - photo by B Jones Photography

sophisticated nautical bluff wedding - photo by B Jones Photography

sophisticated nautical bluff wedding - photo by B Jones Photography

low illusion back - photo by B Jones Photography

sophisticated nautical bluff wedding - photo by B Jones Photography

sophisticated nautical bluff wedding - photo by B Jones Photography

sophisticated nautical bluff wedding - photo by B Jones Photography

gold and pink cake - photo by B Jones Photography

sophisticated nautical bluff wedding - photo by B Jones Photography

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Wedding Vendors


B. Jones Photography

Wedding Coordination + Design

LCM Weddings


Bella Fiori

Wedding Dress + Accessories

Mea Marie Bridal Atelier


Heidi Hull Designs at MeaMarie Bridal


Brooklyn Matthysse of Something Different Salon


Elizabeth Marie Makeup

Groom + Groomsmen Attire

The Formal House


Metropolitan Market

Rentals + Props

Snohomish Rental Co.


AA Party Rentals


Glassy Baby

Cake Topper


Wedding Stationery

Bree Craft Designs

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We love lots of emotion – the laughs, the smiles, and the happy tears. Beautiful light, stunning details, and approaching every wedding differently so that we can create a unique set of images for each couple.

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It’s about you, and the way we see you. The way we see the two of you and everything you love.

Your style, your family, your friends, your personality, and your laughter.

It’s about the moment you first step into your gown.

The realization that it’s finally your wedding day.

The deep breath you take before you see each other. It’s about the promise you make.

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Today’s wedding from Julie Harmsen shows that you don’t need to have a “color scheme” or “wedding theme” to have a day full of gorgeous details and personal meaning. Kaley and Joel’s wedding day was full of sweet touches, reflection, a little bit of magic, and heaps of expert crafting by Kaley, who actually made the incredible ceremony backdrop herself!

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From the bride, Kaley: I didn’t have a distinct style in mind for our wedding. (I’m not a person with keen visualization skills.) When asked what my “colors” were I usually gave some sort of vague answer about a muted, natural palette. I just knew I wanted it to feel natural, magical, and a little bit like home. I also wanted to be thoughtful about what we were there to do. Which was to promise ourselves to one another and to celebrate that promise with our loved ones. So I wanted to make the ceremony a reflection of who we are and what we believe. I wanted it to be something that was entered into with purpose and reverence.

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There was definitely some DIY involved in our wedding. I did some of it, but I also had a lot of help from the amazing and generous people in my life. Like many couples, we wanted to keep our costs as low as possible, so the decor was mostly handmade and/or found in thrift shops. All the planters and urns we used on the tables were found at thrift shops and my aunt filled them with beautiful succulent arrangements. We spray painted twigs, made mobiles out of branches, ribbon and mirrors, crafted the ceremony backdrop and got a fair amount of hot glue burns. My mother-in-law and I made the wedding favors. Small jars of jam with locally sourced strawberries and individual loaves of banana bread with my mama’s recipe.

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Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? Go easy on yourself. You’ll probably have a lot of ideas and receive a lot of well intentioned advice. There is no way to absorb all this information. Instead, focus on the feeling you want the day to have and follow where that takes you. On the day of the wedding try to stop and take a deep breath every once in a while. Take in what is happening, feel the moment and try to commit it to memory. Everyone says it, but it really does go by so fast. Take a few minutes and enjoy the outcome of all the hard work you put in.

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Wedding Music:
Family & Wedding Party Processional: “Wash.” Bon Iver
Bridal Processional: “Real Love,” Beach House
Recessional: “Punk as F*ck,” The American Analog Set
First Dance: “Choir Vandals,” The American Analog Set

Wedding Location: Whidbey Island, WA / Wedding Photographer: Julie Harmsen / Wedding Venue and Caterer: Fireseed Catering / Wedding Flowers: Local Farmer’s Market / Wedding Dress: Cicada Bridal, “Natasha” / Wedding Shoes: BaliElf / Hair and Makeup: Bride’s Stepmother / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Cicada Bridal and Elbling / Groom’s Attire: Brooks Brothers / Wedding Cakes: Macrina Bakery, friends and family / Wedding Invitations: Frida Clements

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