A Bellingham Wedding in the Wind

Bellingham Ferry Terminal is one of those hidden gem venues that seem so unassuming from the outside.

It’s also right next to Marine Park on the waterfront, and it was the perfect spot for Amber & Tyler’s Bellingham wedding day.

Amber told us there was a special reason they chose their venue:

We knew we wanted to have a wedding in Bellingham, since we both group up in the area and all of our family and childhood friends are from here. Plus it gives us the chance to show off our cute new homestead to all of our Seattle friends, and coworkers.

Once in high-school I planned a very elaborate birthday day for Tyler (July 7th) that started with Cinnamon Rolls (homemade by me) and ended at Marine Park. We spent his whole birthday together with me spoiling him and dragging him all over town. We both still look back at it as a very found and funny memory (as the sun set I was pooped on by a Seagull XD) We hadn’t been back much since then until we started our venue hunt, and it really was a hunt. But as soon as we visited the Ferry terminal and Marine Park we knew this is where we wanted to tie the knot.

I’ve always dreamed of getting married under a tree next to the water, ever since I was a little girl. I am not sure why I had this fantasy, but I am so excited to see it play out!

…  And for a little while, the threat of rain, a lot of wind, and some stubborn kayakers made us wonder if it really WOULD be able to play out the way Amber had always wanted. And we are so glad it actually did, because wind and all, it was absolutely beautiful.

These two have the sweetest story, so without further adieu, I will leave the rest to Amber & Tyler.

How did the two of you meet?
We are actually high school sweethearts. We met in Junior High School, but didn’t really start hanging out until High School. That’s when we started dating officially in February of our Freshmen year. Been together ever since, and wouldn’t want it any other way. 🙂

How did the proposal happen?
It was August 21st, the two of us were vacationing along the Orgeon Coast and were staying in a super cute airbnb in Manzanita. We had been unlucky about getting nice sunny weather during out trip, but today was the day! The sun was shining and we decided to have a beach day at my favorite park, Ecola State Park. We had a great day laying in the sun, enjoying a picnic lunch and splashing around in the water. For dinner we decided to go to Canon Beach and make a campfire and roast hotdogs. We lugged our firewood all the way to coast and found a great spot to set up when we were told there was a fire ban going on (oops). So rather than go back inside we decided to hangout and watch the sunset. I was completely oblivious to Tyler trying to steer the conversation. Looking back, I really wasn’t clueing in at all. But he was saying some really amazing things about me, and we were discussing our plans for the future, when he pulled a box from his pocket and got down on 1 knee as the sun was going down. It was an absolutely perfect moment, and was the easiest answer of my life, YES!

What are you and Tyler wearing on your wedding day?
I will be wearing a tulle wedding dress, in ivory. The top is lacy and the bottom is tulle. It has a bustle, and two thin straps over the shoulders. It has a low back and buttons sewn on from my mothers wedding dress. I also have a top that goes over my dress that is lace with short sleeves made from my mothers wedding dress lace.  I will be wearing long drop earrings that are my great grandmothers swavarski crystal and very sparkly. I have a round crystal necklace that pairs with it.

Tyler is wearing a custom made suit from Vietnam in gray. It has a tweedish material, brown vest, and black silk tie. He will have a brown leather shoes, slate blue cufflinks and a black handkerchief.

What are your wedding colors and theme?
We have been a bit untraditional with wedding colors. We have focused on using a slate blue and have used a bit of dusty rose as well. Rather than going with white or 1 -2 colors for flowers we are having many colors. This way we can make the day more us.

Love. Us. and Blueberries 😉  My grandmother has a blueberry farm where I grew up working and had to incorporate them into our special day. So the cake has blueberries, the print materials, and we have them in our signature drink.

Are there any DIY parts to your wedding?
I designed all of our printed materials myself. Including the SoD’s, Invites, Bridal Shower, Thank You’s, Table numbers, Menu, and cardholders.

Is there anything special planned for your Bellingham wedding?
We plan to keep our ceremony pretty quick and sweet. We plant to read vows that we wrote ourselves. For the reception, we will have cake, lots of cake. We have ordered 5 types of cake. 4 of them are grand cakes and 1 is a 2 tiered almond cake, with naked style frosting. Our fave is chocolate but we wanted a specific look for the tiered cake.

What is your most anticipated part of your wedding day?
I think I am looking forward to our First Look moment the most. This is because it will be a moment just between him and I before the hecticness of the day. I’m really looking forward to doing our first look on our property, at our home since it is so important and special to us.

If we ran in to you on a relaxed weekend, what would you be doing?
We would probably be at home snuggling on the couch watching a movie. 🙂

 

Bellingham Wedding Vendors

Ceremony Venue:
Marine Park

Reception Venue:
Bellingham Ferry Terminal

Planner/Coordinator:
Ever After Events

Officiant:
Tall Red Head Girl

DJ:
Stan’s Mobile DJ Service

Floral:
3Cs Farms

Bride’s Dress:
BHLDN

Hair Stylist:
Katie Baisden

Makeup Artist:
Nicole Van Beek

Grooms Suit:
Bebe Tailer

Baker:
Pure Bliss

Decor:
Ever After Events

Bartenders:
Ever After Events

Videographer:
Mattias Evangelista

Catering:
Meme’s Morsels

Dance Instruction:
Bellingham Dance Company

Performer During Mother/Son Dance:
Father of the Groom

Photography:
GSquared Weddings Photography

Bellingham Wedding Vendors

Ceremony Venue:
Marine Park

Reception Venue:
Bellingham Ferry Terminal

Planner/Coordinator:
Ever After Events

Officiant:
Tall Red Head Girl

DJ:
Stan’s Mobile DJ Service

Floral:
3Cs Farms

Bride’s Dress:
BHLDN

Hair Stylist:
Katie Baisden

Makeup Artist:
Nicole Van Beek

Grooms Suit:
Bebe Tailer

Baker:
Pure Bliss

Decor:
Ever After Events

Bartenders:
Ever After Events

Videographer:
Mattias Evangelista

Catering:
Meme’s Morsels

Dance Instruction:
Bellingham Dance Company

Performer During Mother/Son Dance:
Father of the Groom

Photography:
GSquared Weddings Photography

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