It was a very wet Saturday in early November for the wedding of Mike and Marnie. Not to be deterred, Marnie insisted upon still doing some of their photos in the rain and I’m oh so glad she did.
The venue, Olson Mansion, in Maple Valley, Wa., provided the perfect backdrop for their wedding and they also provided perfect umbrella’s to use as well. Rustic barn type exterior for the wedding venue and beautiful old mansion for the gathering location of the bridal party and family created two very unique places for photos as well.
Marnie and Mike first met in January of 2014 at World of Beer. Marnie was working on an essay for a Foreign Language scholarship when Mike and a few friends sat next to her. One of the guys Mike was with noticed Marnie’s University of Washington sweatshirt and struck up a conversation. They ended up all talking about music and sports while getting acquainted and, at the end of the evening, Mike asked her for her phone number. On the way to their vehicles, Marnie say’s she just might have reminded Mike to make sure and call her. He did and their lives together began.
Marnie says she knew the proposal was coming because they had talked about marriage and knew this was where they were headed. She had the venue booked before he even proposed but it didn’t take long for him to make it all official.
Their wedding was what Marnie described as “Vintage Glamour” mixed with a little rustic.
Their families are both warm and inviting and seemed to really enjoy the day together. Marnie and Mike were both so relaxed all day and made working together with them a joy.
Mike and Marnie, may you have many wonderful years ahead to enjoy each others friendship and love. Thank you for allowing us to document your day and thank you for not allowing the rain to dampen your joy and fun.