JULIE LAWRENCE, JULIE LAWRENCE STUDIOS. WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER.
JULIE LAWRENCE STUDIOS | THE CUTTING GARDEN, SEQUIM, WA
Leigh and Keith were such a wonderful couple to work with! Their wedding couldn't have been more perfect!
Everybody knows it's a good omen to have a vulture soaring above the processional, right?
Andee Clancy, Wedding Coordinator and Officiant extraordinaire sure knows how to create magic.
Emily and Matt, Kitsap Memorial Park wedding
I had the honor of photographing Emily and Matt's wedding last weekend at Kitsap Memorial Park, the day after photographing Brittany and Josh's wedding in Port Angeles. It was quite a change of gears from the nautical them of the day before! Emily and Matt's woodland celebration was such a beautiful Camelot-themed wedding, complete with hand fasting and loving cup ceremonies, brought to life with the imagination and expertise of Andee Clancy, Wedding Officiant and Coordinator. Essence of the Thymes did a fabulous job of catering. It couldn't have been more magical!
We had a blast photographing Brittany and Josh's wedding today at The Red Lion in Port Angeles! The weather was gorgeous and the waterfront setting was so elegant. It was great to see so many familiar faces from Jordan and Joey's wedding last year. Brittany was an absolutely stunning Bride, what a gorgeous couple...* Thanks to Brittany, Josh and all of their friends and family for making us a part of their oh-so-fabulous day!
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.