It’s one thing to say vows of intention in Washington state (it’s beautiful everywhere), however, it’s a different game when the vows are declared at a venue that overlooks the Salish Sea on the Washington Peninsula. Port Townsend does not disappoint. In this case, Fort Worden State Park showed off in all the best ways. Family members of Mikayla and TJ, the bride and groom, waited in anticipation and prayer as the weather reports forecasted rain for the wedding day. The wedding party, the family, and close friends spent the night beforehand on the park’s quarters (a charming old military base), and all woke with delight to the promise of sunshine.
Mikayla and TJ’s day began with rest. Naturally, the remainder of the day panned out with ease. Loved ones gathered to encourage, affirm, and honor them in this milestone. It’s plain as daylight to see how these two connect, and my hope for them is to return to these photos in the future as if they were reliving the wedding day over, over, and over again.
Mik and TJ, we are rooting for you and we love you! We can’t wait to see how your marriage blesses the socks off of all those who you encounter. Your relationship has already made big dents in bettering this world, and it can only grow in depth from here. And if we haven’t said it enough already, welcome to the family, TJ!
Photographer: Katie Day Photos
Second Photographer: Sonja Lyon
Videography: Clay Erickson
Venue: Fort Worden
Dress: David’s Bridal
DJ/MC: Cameron Samac
Officiant: Dr. Joshua Ziefle
Rings: Made by bride & groom, with the assistance of Stephanie at With These Rings