As a Wedding Photographer and lover of this beautiful Olympic Peninsula landscape, I was greatly saddened to learn that The Cutting Garden (Sequim, Washington) will no longer be hosting weddings. As I understand, the venue will still be open for smaller scale retreats and parties, and Catherine will shift her focus to art and art workshops.
My own history with The Cutting Garden, and its owners/hosts Catherine and Tom Mix, only goes back as far as the five years that I've been living and working here. During that time I have had the great honor of photographing countless weddings at The Cutting Garden, which has arguably been the Peninsula's most popular wedding venue for the last 13 years.
It is to the the Cutting Garden, its owners, and it's worldwide fan base that I owe a great deal of gratitude. A good portion of my success and some of my greatest works have come about as the result of having been one of Catherine Mix's recommended vendors. Clients and their families and guests have travelled from all over the world to revel in the beauty and tranquility of The Cutting Garden's lush floral setting, with the majestic Olympic Mountains as a backdrop.
And so, as the sun sets on an era of glorious Cutting Garden weddings, and I continue photographing weddings around the Peninsula and beyond, I will remain forever grateful for the opportunities, friendships and fabulous memories given to me by an unforgettably beautiful place and time.