Two adventure-seekers fall in love

On a mid-September weekend in Washington, I drove up to Port Townsend to celebrate Aubrey and Andrew’s intimate wedding day filled with love, beautiful views of the Puget Sound, and a surprise pirate ship! 

Aubrey and Drew met during their residency for medical school in Portland, Oregon. Now, they both love climbing, surfing, hiking, and all sorts of other adventurous activities. However, when they first started dating there were some doubts that it would work out. Aubrey preferred the ocean while Drew preferred the mountains. But they worked it out and taught each other the ropes of surfing and rock climbing. Their mutual appreciation for adventure, spontaneity, and outdoor activities were just a few of the reasons they got along so well, and their connection only continued to deepen and strengthen with time. 

After growing more comfortable and falling deeper and deeper in love with each other over a two year span, it was clear that these two were destined to climb all of their mountains together. Drew proposed to Aubrey after they summited First Kiss at Smith Rock, and that was just the beginning of their next adventure. 

A groom holds his wife from behind, their hands intertwined on her stomach.
A bride hugs her new husband on a boat dock at blue hour, her smile very big.

unique wedding details

They had their wedding at the Northwest Maritime Center in Port Townsend, Washington, which offered a unique setting for an intimate, down-to-earth wedding. The ceremony was held on the dock outside, where a pirate ship had randomly appeared the morning of the wedding. Nobody minded though! We even took some newlywed photos with the ship afterwards. 

The details at the wedding were so gorgeous and just different! The flowers in the arrangements were actually picked by Aubrey, Andrew, and some of their friends and family the day before; which I personally think is the coolest thing ever! The flowers were done by Laurie Mckenzie, and the planning and styling was provided by Bethany at Snowberry Event + Design. I especially enjoyed the driftwood aesthetic and their table names as different mountains around the PNW.

A groom holds his new bride in front of a pirate ship at their wedding
Detail shot of a welcome wedding sign next to an old paddle boat at the Northwest Maritime Center
A wide shot of the terrace with bar tables and the pirate ship docked in the background
A bride and groom share their first kiss during their wedding ceremony in front of their arch decorated with flowers
A man and woman in wedding attire hug after their first look at their wedding on a boat dock in Port Townsend Washington
A detail shot of the seed packets the wedding couple gives away as favors at their wedding.
A detail shot of the wedding tables with the mountain table sign, brown mason jars, and orange flowers and driftwood
A bride and groom cheer on their way back up the aisle after their ceremony

charcuterie boards | beer | popcorn

After the ceremony, it was time for social hour! Starting with a table-wide charcuterie board and drinks from Port Townsend Brewing Co. Family and friends enjoyed their appetizers and beverages on the terrace that wraps around the building while mingling and taking in the incredible views. Then, during dinner, some family members gave speeches and toasted to the newlyweds. Wrapping up with lots of cheers, it was time for dancing, dessert, and popcorn!

Charcuterie board spread at wedding reception
Wide shot of guests on the terrace during social hour with the olympic mountains in the background
Bride and groom dancing and laughing during their first dance at the wedding reception
detail shot of the bar and beer handles on the terrace during cocktail hour at the northwest maritime center
A popcorn machine in front of vintage boat signs at the northwest maritime center for wedding reception
A bride shoves cake into her new husband's face during their wedding reception
During wedding reception friends and family give speeches, bride lifts her glass to toast

happily ever after

Aubrey and Drew are two of the most adventurous, humble, and hardworking people I know, and I am so honored to have captured their wedding day. This is just the beginning, and I am so excited to see what they continue to accomplish in life. 

Bride and groom smile at each other on their way back up the aisle after their wedding ceremony
Wide detail shot of wedding ceremony location on the boat dock of the maritime center in Port Townsend. Triangle arch
Landscape shot from the maritime center terrace with the olympic mountain range and house boats in the puget sound
Bride sits in the flower girl wagon as groom kisses her on the lips
Groom hugs wife from behind and kisses her cheek in front of a giant pirate ship
Groom holds his new wife and kisses her while she cheers and does a hang loose sign with her hand
A groom dips his bride while she holds her bouquet of green and orange flowers
Bride sits in flower girl wagon and groom pulls her down the boat dock in the wagon
intimate look a couple shares after their wedding ceremony, they smile at each other and hold hands
close up shot of the flowers on the triangle wedding ceremony arch