Peacefully nestled on top of a hill at the base of the Cascade mountain range, the Trinity Tree Farm wedding venue lodge in Issaquah, WA was the perfect setting for Natalie & Nick. They were hoping for an outdoor wedding with the comfort of an indoor reception, and that’s exactly what they got.
In the middle of July, the weather was the standard PNW blend of awesome. It was hot, slightly breezy, and a 0% chance of rain. Perfect. But man-oh-man was it ever hot! Pretty sure the weather hit a record that afternoon, but if not, it must have been damn close.
Natalie initially found me because I photographed one of her very good friends’ wedding the previous year, and I’m so glad to have been there for both of them. I feel like one of the gang!
For a look at her friends’ wedding (Emily & Ryan) at the Dairyland wedding venue in Snohomish, check out this blog post!
That Dairyland wedding was the exact opposite as this Trinity Tree Farm wedding. It was cold, windy, rainy, cloudy, and super rustic. (But definitely still incredibly gorgeous).
Now, this might be meant for another blog post, but it’s worth mentioning quickly here. Both of these wedding venues have similar sorts of vibes, both are located roughly the same distance from Seattle, and both have the indoor/outdoor blend. So, which one is my favorite? TOUGH CALL.
I’m not just saying that, either. Both are beautiful. Trinity Tree Farm has TWO venues, so you have two options. One is newer and more modern, and the other is more rustic and lodgy. Dairyland is ultra rustic with that farm-feel, but when spruced up with the right decor, it’s got an awesome quaint environment. Honestly if you like one, you probably like the other. It’s worth doing site visits at both.
Let’s get back to Natalie’s wedding.
Natalie & Nick got ready in different areas of the main house at Trinity Tree Farm.. She was upstairs, he was downstairs. They both had a few drinks, loosened up, and got increasingly excited as the minutes passed. It was so awesome seeing how similar they are with each other. After they both finally finished getting ready, they came together for their first look when the sun was super high in the sky, so we had to find some amazing shade for their portraits throughout the day. And you better believe we found it!
If you’re considering having a wedding in the mountains, but want to stay a little closer to the city, Trinity Tree Farm could be perfect for you. Have a look through their wedding photos below, and as always – let me know if you have any questions.
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