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Seattle Intimate Backyard Wedding | Taylor + Elias

Seattle Intimate Backyard Wedding | Seattle Wedding Photographer

Taylor + Elias

Yesterday I shared Taylor and Elias’s beautiful rehearsal dinner on the Lady Alderbrook at Alderbrook Resort & Spa and today I am so excited to share their intimate backyard wedding! The entire weekend was filled with so much fun, laughter, and love. One thing I really love is the confidence I can help instill in couples. One of the first things Taylor said to me at her rehearsal dinner really stuck with me. She said something along the lines of: as soon as I saw you, I instantly felt better. I think I wanted to smile and cry at the same time haha! I’m sure she meant better in the sense that, it’s real, it’s happening and everything will work out exactly the way it’s intended to be but I still love that I can instill that calming presence.

Being asked to document a wedding – is truly an invitation into some of the most intimate and special days of their lives. Taylor and Elias are the perfect mix of fun, creative and sentimental so I was excited to see how their day would turn out. The wedding was held at Taylor’s parent’s home on Lost Lake and I was stunned by how much detail and beauty surrounded their lakeside property. It truly was the most perfect location for their intimate backyard wedding. From the small details to the epic photo-booth and surprise fireworks, the day could not have been more fitting or perfect for these two!

Taylor + Elias – I can barely contain my excitement for you and your love story! Thank you for choosing me to capture your day!
Seattle Intimate Backyard Wedding on Lost Lake in Sheldon, WA. Photographed by Seattle Wedding Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography
Seattle Intimate Backyard Wedding on Lost Lake in Sheldon, WA. Photographed by Seattle Wedding Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography
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Seattle Intimate Backyard Wedding on Lost Lake in Sheldon, WA. Photographed by Seattle Wedding Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography

Sheril with Harbor Blooms completely blew me away. I’ve discovered that artichokes and spearmint are pretty rad in flower arrangements. Seriously, aren’t they all stunning?!

Seattle-Intimate-Backyard-Wedding-Photographer_0006.jpgShutter Bus Co Photobooth out of Seattle, WA | Seattle Wedding Photo Booth | Megan Montalvo Photography

If you haven’t considered a Photobooth at your wedding. Trust me, just do it. And hire Shutterbus Co.! It’s unlike any other photobooth I have ever seen. Not only do your guests get a print out of their photos, you will also receive an online gallery. Pretty cool!

Groom getting ready for backyard wedding on Lost Lake | Megan Montalvo Photography
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Bride and groom first look on Lost Lake before intimate backyard wedding ceremony. Photographed by Seattle Wedding Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography.
Bride and groom first look on Lost Lake before intimate backyard wedding ceremony. Photographed by Seattle Wedding Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography.
Bride and groom first look on Lost Lake before intimate backyard wedding ceremony. Photographed by Seattle Wedding Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography.
Bride and groom wedding portraits photographed by Seattle Intimate Wedding Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography
Bride and groom wedding portraits photographed by Seattle Intimate Wedding Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography
Bride and groom wedding portraits photographed by Seattle Intimate Wedding Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography
Bridal portraits photographed by Seattle Wedding Photographer, Megan Montalvo PhotographyBridal portraits photographed by Seattle Wedding Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography
Bridal portraits photographed by Seattle Wedding Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography
Seattle Intimate Wedding | Megan Montalvo Photography
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Bride and groom Seattle wedding portraits | Megan Montalvo Photography
Bridal party photographed by Seattle Intimate Wedding Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography
Bridal party photographed by Seattle Intimate Wedding Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography
Bridal party photographed by Seattle Intimate Wedding Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography
Bridal party photographed by Seattle Intimate Wedding Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography
Bridal party photographed by Seattle Intimate Wedding Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography
Bridal party photographed by Seattle Intimate Wedding Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography
Bridal party photographed by Seattle Intimate Wedding Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography
Seattle Intimate Backyard Wedding | Megan Montalvo Photography
Seattle Intimate Backyard Wedding | Megan Montalvo Photography
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Lost Lake Intimate Backyard Wedding Ceremony | Megan Montalvo Photography
Lost Lake Intimate Backyard Wedding Ceremony | Megan Montalvo Photography
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Seattle Intimate Backyard Wedding | Seattle Wedding Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography
Seattle-Intimate-Backyard-Wedding-Photographer_0042.jpgEmotional groom during Seattle Intimate Backyard Wedding Ceremony | Megan Montalvo PhotographyEmotional wedding ceremony on Lost Lake in Sheldon, WA. Photographed by Seattle Intimate Backyard Wedding Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography
Emotional wedding ceremony on Lost Lake in Sheldon, WA. Photographed by Seattle Intimate Backyard Wedding Photographer, Megan Montalvo PhotographySeattle-Intimate-Backyard-Wedding-Photographer_0048.jpg
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Lost Lake Backyard Wedding Ceremony | Megan Montalvo Photography
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Lakeside intimate wedding photographed by Seattle intimate wedding photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography.
Lakeside intimate wedding photographed by Seattle intimate wedding photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography.
Lakeside intimate wedding photographed by Seattle intimate wedding photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography.
Intimate backyard wedding reception photographed by Seattle Wedding Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography.
Intimate backyard wedding reception photographed by Seattle Wedding Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography.
Intimate backyard wedding reception photographed by Seattle Wedding Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography.
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Intimate backyard wedding reception photographed by Seattle Wedding Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography.
Bride and Groom Wedding Portraits. Photographed by Seattle Intimate Backyard Wedding Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography.
Bride and Groom Wedding Portraits. Photographed by Seattle Intimate Backyard Wedding Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography.
Bride and Groom Wedding Portraits. Photographed by Seattle Intimate Backyard Wedding Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography.
Bride and Groom Wedding Portraits. Photographed by Seattle Intimate Backyard Wedding Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography.
Beautiful bridal bouquet by Harbor Blooms in Seattle, WA. Photographed by Washington Intimate Wedding Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography.
Lost Lake, WA Wedding | Megan Montalvo Photography
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Lost Lake, WA Wedding | Megan Montalvo Photography
Lost Lake, WA Wedding | Megan Montalvo Photography
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Bride and groom first dance at backyard wedding reception photographed by Seattle intimate wedding photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography
Bride and groom first dance at backyard wedding reception photographed by Seattle intimate wedding photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography
Father daughter dance at backyard wedding reception | Megan Montalvo Photography
Father daughter dance at backyard wedding reception | Megan Montalvo Photography
Father daughter dance at backyard wedding reception | Megan Montalvo Photography
Mother and Groom dance at backyard wedding reception | Megan Montalvo Photography
Mother and Groom dance at backyard wedding reception | Megan Montalvo Photography
Mother and Groom dance at backyard wedding reception | Megan Montalvo Photography
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Seattle Intimate Backyard Wedding Reception | Megan Montalvo Photography
Seattle Intimate Backyard Wedding Reception | Megan Montalvo Photography
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Seattle Backyard Wedding Reception | Megan Montalvo Photography
Seattle Backyard Wedding Reception | Megan Montalvo Photography
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Seattle Backyard Wedding Reception | Megan Montalvo Photography
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Bride and groom with PhotoBooth by Shutterbus Co | Megan Montalvo PhotographyFirework at backyard wedding reception in Seattle | Photographed by Seattle Wedding Photographer, Megan Montalvo PhotographyFirework at backyard wedding reception in Seattle | Photographed by Seattle Wedding Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography

An amazing team of vendors:

Coordinator | Raegan Ricks

Brides Dress | JLM Couture

Caterer | O’Briens Catering

Desserts | CaKecaKe’s Gourmet Treats

DJ | Bob Valencia

Florist | Harbor Booms 

Hair Artirst | Magdelena Ayon

Invitation Suite | Chelsea Bianchini

Officiant | sam Woolsey (Taylor’s Great Uncle)

Rentals | Vintage Ambiance 

Photo Booth | Shutter Bus Co. 

Videographer | Tennison Weddings

Misc | Olympic Farm Style Events

Interested in having me as your Seattle Intimate Backyard 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 Intimate Wedding Photographer based out of Seattle, Washington. She offers wedding photography to surrounding PNW destinations such as Olympia, Tacoma, Mt. Rainier, Mount Vernon, 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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