Ciera and Shawn shared their dream wedding day at Brightside Vintage Farm in Ellensburg, Washington. This was nothing short of a whimsical vintage fairytale. Their day looked like something out of a magical storybook and offered so many picturesque opportunities. This historic farm, in a pristinely kept green valley surrounded by rolling hills, makes a picture-perfect Washington wedding venue. Come enjoy more of this romantic wedding below!

Couple standing under arbor looking into eachothers eyes
brides dress hanging in doorway
gated entrance to a walkway

the love story that brought them here

Ciera and Shawn met during their first year of college at WSU. Two of their best friends in greek life were dating and introduced them to each other. From that night, the ship set sail. After a few months of talking & getting to know each other, Shawn made it official. They were inseparable during college and spent as much time together as possible. Shawn graduated in the winter of 2018. He moved back to the Tri-Cities and started working full-time. Then they did a long-distance relationship up until Ciera graduated in May 2020. Although it was difficult, they both were firm believers in "distance makes the heart grow fonder." They did a lot of visiting back and forth. Shawn would visit Ciera in Pullman for as many events as he could. In July 2020, Ciera made the move to the Tri-Cities, and they got their first apartment together. On June 5th, 2021, Shawn popped the big question!

black and white Image of bride and groom touching noses
black and white Image of grooms nose touching brides temple

The pilgrims fall dream wedding day

On a warm October day, Ciera and Shawn finally made things official on their dream wedding day. Shawn shed tears during their first look and while watching her walk down the aisle. We followed up their beautiful ceremony with golden hour photos that were to die for. Everything about Ciera was perfect- she was like a goddess. Her hair and lace-detailed dress were incredible. I'm honored that Shawn and Ciera trusted me to capture one of the most intimate times of their lives, and I'm so proud of how everything turned out.

"These turned out amazing and so precious💗 we can’t say thank you enough!!"

washington wedding photographer | Josie & CO. Photography

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Venue: Brightside Vintage Farm

Hair & Makeup: Onsite Beauty

Dress: Blueberry Bridal Boutique

Flowers: Rose & Sparrow Floral

Wedding Coordinator: Jubilations Events

flatlay photo of brides details
florals with rings
entrance to the bridal suite, pink door with babys breath wreath
black and white photo of bride getting ready
bride and her bridesmaids in front of bridal suite
bride staring into distance in bridal suite
dream wedding day
bride standing behind groom before first look
first look
groom crying during first look
black and white photo of groom crying during first look
dream wedding day
dream wedding day
bride holding flower bouquet
groom standing at alter
bride and father walking down aisle
bride and groom at the alter
bride and groom just married kissing
excited groom and groomsmen
bride and her bridemaids
excited groom and groomsmen
bride and groom walking into sunset
couple kissing golden hour
bride gazing happily at husband
dream wedding day
couple at golden hour
couple at golden hour
dessert table
table decor and settings
photo of backdrop blue hour with the moon
table centerpieces
couple sitting on vintage loveseat
couple celebrating while walking into reception
first dance
bride and father dance
groom holding bride first dance