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MV Skansonia | Seattle Waterfront Wedding Venue | Seattle Wedding Photographer

Tiffany + Joe

Seattle Waterfront Wedding Venue | Seattle Wedding Photographer

If you asked me what I was looking forward to most about Tiffany and Joe’s wedding day at the MV Skansonia, it would have been just seeing the happiness they share and watching their faces light up when they see each other. Tiffany is one of the most thoughtful people and it comes across in every interaction with her. Joe, a little more reserved much like my own husband, is equally as sweet. I loved watching little pieces of his personality show throughout their Rattlesnake Lake engagement session and even more on their wedding day! 

MV Skansonia

MV Skansonia is permanently docked on North Lake Union and the perfect waterfront wedding venue. It’s panoramic views of the Seattle skyline definitely set it apart from other Seattle wedding venues. Most importantly, it was the perfect venue for bringing Tiffany and Joe’s vision to life for their big day! From the bride herself, “The MV Skansonia exceeded our expectations of providing the perfect setting to start our marriage. Our vision was the city, the water and a vintage vibe and all of those things were very evident on our day!”

When I read Tiffany and Joe’s response regarding the favorite parts of their day, I couldn’t help but tear up. Some couples and their weddings just touch your heart and this was definitely one of them. The love these two share is something truly special.

“We have spent the last few days reminiscing and talking about our favorite moments/memories from the day and have found that our favorites are very similar. The first look!! It was such a special moment for both of us! Any nerves settled immediately and complete contentment and happiness were all over our faces! The vows!! They were heartfelt, emotional, funny and a true testament to our love for one another! The moments when it felt like it was just us!! There were many times during the night that we would stare off in one direction together holding on to each other Just taking in the moment we were in. It felt as if we were the only ones on the boat at times and that created memories we will always cherish!”

Congratulations Tiffany + Joe…you two were certainly meant for each other and I’m so happy you went to that Mariner’s game!

Invitation suite and bridal details photographed by Tacoma Seattle Wedding Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography
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Bridal makeup by AM Beauty at Seattle Wedding Venue, MV Skansonia | Megan Montalvo Photography
Bridal makeup by AM Beauty at Seattle Wedding Venue, MV Skansonia | Megan Montalvo Photography Bride getting ready before ceremony on the MV Skansonia. Photographed by Seattle Intimate Wedding Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography
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Bride getting ready for wedding on the MV Skansonia. Waterfront Wedding Photographed by Seattle Wedding Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography.
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Bride getting ready and into her dress to prepare for first look on the MV Skansonia | Megan Montalvo Photography
Emotional moment before first look for bride | Megan Montalvo Photography
“We incorporated small, but meaningful items that added to our special day. A piece of lace from my mother’s wedding dress made by my grandma 35 years ago was added to my bridal bouquet along with a beautiful charm holding a picture of my handsome daddy!”Bridal photos with bridal bouquet and tribute to father | Photographed by Seattle Wedding Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography
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Groom getting ready for wedding on the MV Skansonia | Megan Montalvo Photography
Groom getting ready for wedding on the MV Skansonia | Megan Montalvo Photography
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Groom waiting on his bride for first look on Seattle's waterfront wedding venue, MV Skansonia. Waterfront wedding photographed by Megan Montalvo Photography.
Bride walking to her groom on the MV Skansonia | Megan Montalvo Photography
First Look at Seattle's Waterfront Wedding Venue, MV Skansonia. Photographed by Seattle Wedding Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography.
First Look at Seattle's Waterfront Wedding Venue, MV Skansonia. Photographed by Seattle Wedding Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography.
First Look at Seattle's Waterfront Wedding Venue, MV Skansonia. Photographed by Seattle Wedding Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography.
First Look at Seattle's Waterfront Wedding Venue, MV Skansonia. Photographed by Seattle Wedding Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography.
First Look at Seattle's Waterfront Wedding Venue, MV Skansonia. Photographed by Seattle Wedding Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography.
Bride and Groom details | Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography
Bride and Groom Portraits on the MV Skansonia | Megan Montalvo Photography
Bride and groom share a moment together before the start of their waterfront wedding ceremony on the MV Skansonia in Seattle. Photographed by Washington Wedding Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography.
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Groom waiting on his bride to walk down the aisle on the MV Skansonia | Megan Montalvo Photography
Bride before she walks down the aisle on the MV Skansonia | Megan Montalvo Photography
Bride walking down the aisle | Seattle waterfront wedding venue -MV Skansonia | Megan Montalvo Photography
Seattle waterfront wedding ceremony at MV Skansonia wedding venue | Megan Montalvo Photography
Wedding florals by Lake Union Floral for MV Skansonia Wedding | Megan Montalvo Photography
Seattle waterfront wedding ceremony at MV Skansonia wedding venue | Megan Montalvo Photography
Seattle waterfront wedding ceremony at MV Skansonia wedding venue | Megan Montalvo Photography
Seattle waterfront wedding ceremony at MV Skansonia wedding venue | Megan Montalvo Photography
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Seattle waterfront wedding ceremony at MV Skansonia wedding venue. Photographed by Seattle Wedding Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography
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Seattle Waterfront Wedding Photographed by Washington Wedding Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography
Seattle Waterfront Wedding Photographed by Seattle Wedding Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography
Bride and groom are married! A special moment on the MV Skansonia after their waterfront ceremony. Wedding photographed by PNW Wedding Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography
MV Skansonia Vintage Seattle Waterfront Wedding photographed by Seattle Wedding Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography
MV Skansonia Vintage Seattle Waterfront Wedding photographed by Seattle Wedding Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography
Bride and groom share a cocktail on the MV Skansonia | Megan Montalvo Photography
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MV Skansonia Wedding Venue Reception | Megan Montalvo Photography
MV Skansonia Wedding Venue Reception | Megan Montalvo Photography
MV Skansonia Vintage Wedding Venue Reception | Megan Montalvo Photography
MV Skansonia Wedding Venue Reception | Megan Montalvo Photography
Wedding reception toasts | Seattle Wedding Photographed by Megan Montalvo Photography
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Bride and groom first dance on the MV Skansonia | Megan Montalvo Photography
Bride and groom first dance on the MV Skansonia | Megan Montalvo Photography
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Bride and groom take in the Seattle skyline at their Seattle Waterfront Wedding on the MV Skansonia | Megan Montalvo Photography
Seattle Waterfront Wedding with Seattle skyline views | Megan Montalvo Photography
Seattle Waterfront Wedding with Seattle skyline views | Megan Montalvo Photography
Bride and groom portraits at Seattle waterfront wedding venue | Megan Montalvo Photography
Bride and groom portraits at Seattle waterfront wedding venue | Megan Montalvo Photography
Bride and groom portraits at Seattle waterfront wedding venue | Megan Montalvo Photography
Bride and groom portraits at Seattle waterfront wedding venue | Megan Montalvo Photography
Beautiful bridal gown by Martina Liana. Seattle wedding photographed by Megan Montalvo Photography
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Bride and groom sunrise portraits at MV Skansonia | Seattle Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography
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MV Skansonia - Seattle Waterfront Wedding Venue | Megan
Seattle skyline from the Mv Skansonia after a beautiful wedding ceremony photographed by Seattle Wedding Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography If we had to give our advice to couples planning their wedding it would be to remember that the day is about the two of you beginning your life together. Steal moments together throughout your wedding day/night. Look across the room at each other and smile, take in your surroundings, give each other a wink! Be completely lost in every part of the day/night, like the first look, the vows, the first dance, the moments it’s just the two of you! Take it all in! The day/night goes fast, but those memories will last a lifetime and you will cherish them forever!

An awesome team of vendors and a little thank you from the bride and groom:

Our DJ, Loren, was so energetic and positive and kept the music and the vibe going all night! Not many people were into dancing mainly because it was warm inside the boat and the view from the bow was just unbelievable and hard to walk away from. He completely understood and just kept doing his thing and giving it 110%! The florals were beautiful, the baked goods were delicious, the night ran so smoothly thanks to the venue coordinator, Finni, and wedding planner, Mychelle! Of course our photographers far exceeded our expectations and I just know we will have photos to cherish for our lifetime together!

Venue | The MV Skansonia

Bride’s Dress | Essense Designs – Martina Liana 

Bridesmaid Dresses | Saved by the Dress 

Caterer + Desserts | Lake Union Cafe and Bakery 

DJ | Loren Strange

Florist | Lake Union Floral 

Hair Artist | Jessica Ransom, Vanity Hair – Arizona

Makeup Artist | AM Beauty – Megan Rock

Officiant | Ed Hooten

Tux | The Tuxedo Club 

Having a Seattle waterfront wedding or interested in having me as your Seattle Wedding Photographer?  Email me today for information and to reserve your date!

To see more weddings photographed by MMP, click here!

Megan Montalvo is a Seattle Wedding Photographer based out of the Seattle, Washington. She offers Seattle Wedding photography to surrounding PNW destinations such as Olympia, Tacoma, Mt. Rainier, Olympic National Park, Lake Quinault, Snoqualmie, Snoqualmie Pass, Cle Elum, Suncadia, Leavenworth, Ruby Beach, Cape Kiwanda, Cannon Beach and the San Juan Islands.

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