Large wedding bouquet with blush roses and white hydrangea
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After meeting their freshman year of college at the University of Washington, Brita and Richie developed a backpacking habit. The activity became a staple of their relationship and when the groom decided to pop the question, he knew an outdoor adventure would be part of the process.

On a rainy weekend in May, they hit the road and drove out to the Washington coast for a weekend backpacking trip. Although the bad weather almost motivated them to turn around multiple times, they eventually made it to their destination – Shi Shi beach, the westernmost part of the lower 48. “We were the only people on the beach that weekend because we were the only ones crazy enough to camp in those conditions,” Brita said. In spite of the steady rain, Richie stuck to his plan. At sunset, in the middle of a rainstorm, he got down on one knee on the beach and asked Brita to be his wife. She said yes and the pair set out to plan a spectacular celebration in a place near and dear to their hearts. Thanks to O'Malley Photographers for sharing these gorgeous photos from mywedding magazine!

Outdoor wedding reception fountain surrounded by white flowers
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Elegant and simple wedding invitation suite with hand lettering and vintage stamps
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Hand-illustrated map in wedding invitation suite
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Gold wax seal with couple's monogram on wedding invitations
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Gorgeous blush and white wedding bouquet with roses, hydrangea and greenery
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Lace wedding dress with deep v neckline
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High heeled ivory sandals for elegant outdoor wedding
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Gorgeous white wedding bouquet with roses and hydrangea
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Bridesmaid bouquet with ivory roses, pink dahlias and peach garden roses
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Elegant white boutonnieres with greenery for a summer wedding
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Groom in black tuxedo dancing with flower girls
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Groom and groomsmen in black tuxedos
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Outdoor wedding photo of bride in elegant lace wedding dress and groom in black tuxedo
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Sweet wedding portrait of bride and groom embracing
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Elegant indoor church wedding ceremony
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Outdoor poolside cocktail hour
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Outdoor welcome table at an outdoor wedding reception
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Outdoor summer wedding with an outdoor wedding bar
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Low wedding flower arrangement with roses, dahlias and hydrangeas
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Long farm style reception tables with white linens and white and gold centerpieces
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Round wedding reception table with rustic wood chairs, gold candles and pink and white rose and hydrangea centerpieces
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Elegant white and gold reception place setting with small floral arrangement
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Summer wedding centerpiece with roses, hydrangeas, dahlias and greenery
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Elegant tent wedding reception with hanging floral chandeliers
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Elegant tall candle centerpiece in an outdoor tent wedding
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Small hydrangea floral arrangement in a vintage brass vase
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Wedding head table with hanging floral installation backdrop
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Tiered white wedding cake with fresh apricot and peaches, and white rose floral cake topper
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Apricot and rose cake topper on a white wedding cake
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Simple and elegant white flower arrangement with roses
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Bride and groom in front of vintage wedding car
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Vintage car wedding exit with bride in a lace dress and floor-length wedding veil
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Photography: O'Malley Photographers | Ceremony venue: Holy Family Parish | Reception venue: The Altig Family Farm | Videographer: Bogle Productions | Event planner: VOWS Wedding and Event Planning | Florals: Flora Nova Design | Wedding dress: Berta Bridal | Bridal shop: Bridal Galleria | Veil: Bridal Galleria | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Hair: Erin Skipley | Makeup: Susan Cummins | Paper goods: La Happy | Catering: John Howie | Cake: The Sweet Side | Rentals: Cort Party Rental | Officiant: Father Jordan Bradshaw | Music: A New Groove