| Victoria + Bernardo | Hollywood Schoolhouse by Catalina Jean | Woodinville Wedding Photography |
"The proposal was a long time coming and a total surprise. It was December 12th, 2012 and I came up after finals at nursing school to spend time together. I was expecting a nice dinner with his coworkers, his company's Christmas party. On our way to the party we took a detour to the space needle; one of my favorite places in Seattle. We went to the observation deck (side note: Bernardo is not a fan of heights). I was hungry and confused, but I love the Seattle space needle. We were on the observation deck and we walked around. I started to get irritated because we kept moving when other people were around and I was trying to enjoy the view. So finally we stopped in one spot, which was in the direction of where Bernardo was currently living. He started playing music on his iPhone, "The Book of Love" by Pete Gabriel. And that's when I knew. He took out a speech. Got down on one knee, and pulled out that pretty blue box. I was speechless and excited; I barely got the word "yes" out. His sister was hiding, and came out to take pictures. It was amazing. I cried like a baby."
My favorite part of this wedding is right before the first look when the bride said "This day is going to be LEGEN.... wait for it... DARY!". Thank you so much Victoria + Bernardo for so thoroughly trusting me with your wedding photos, even when I dragged you out to that old greenhouse and abandoned field for your portraits. <3
Honored to have had this wedding featured over on Style Me Pretty.
About the Author: Catalina Jean loves anything sci-fi, has little sense of direction, and spends her free time snuggling her crazy Boston Terriers. She is a wedding photographer based in Portland, OR specializing in capturing artistic portraits paired with unique storytelling moments to produce natural, emotional wedding photography.
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