Kiana Lodge Wedding | Suzy + Michael

Kiana Lodge is a special place to me, so I was especially thrilled when Suzy and Michael chose Andy and I to photograph their wedding. My wife, Vanessa, and I were married at Kiana 11 years ago so I couldn’t wait to be there again, this time on the side of the lens where I’m most comfortable. The lodge is one of those quintessential, Northwest venues. Located on Agate Passage, across from Bainbridge Island, it has shell-covered beaches and beautiful grounds adorned with hanging baskets of flowering fuschias.

We started by photographing the lovely couple as they got ready for their big day. Then Michael, waiting so patiently behind a huge drift log, finally had his first glimpse of his gorgeous Texas bride on the lodge’s sandy beach. After a portrait session, it was time for Suzy to hide from arriving guests.

Blooms and azure waters provided a background for the couple’s ceremony, energetically officiated by Rev. Mary Calhoun. The evening quickly moved into a celebration with cocktails and dinner, followed by a humorous video tribute, poignant toasts, an assortment of yummy cakes, and some serious shakin’ on the dance floor (masterfully shepherded by DJ Chris Graves). But the party wasn’t over. After leaving under a shower of flower petals, the couple and their guests headed to the ferry terminal, where the festivities continued across Puget Sound. Suzy and Michael, thanks for a great time, and for bringing back wonderful memories of my own wedding. | Dan DeLong

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10 Responses to “Kiana Lodge Wedding | Suzy + Michael”

  1. Suzy Hawkins says:

    Dan, we love the pictures! And you chose some of my favorites for the blog. You and Andy did a fabulous job being our personal paparazzi for the day. It was so fun. Thanks so much for everything.

  2. Nicole says:

    Congratulations Suzy and Michael! It was a gorgeous wedding. The pictures are absolutely fabulous and really capture the spirit and emotions of your special day!

    Love, Nicole

  3. Katie Meador says:

    The wedding venue was beautiful and the photos turned out amazing! These guy’s know what they are doing.

    – Sister of the bride

  4. Mom Meador says:

    This was one of the most gorgeous weddigs I have ever attended and the couple was gorgeous, too. No, I am not prejudiced at all…

  5. These are fabulous photos…well done redbox!!! Somehow you added art to creative documentation. I am smiling just looking at all this FUN! It was great meeting you and hope that we can create more magic together in the future. You are right – Kiana is a sacred and lovely place. And you had great material with this charming group.

    Enjoy your fall!

    Be well,
    Rev. Mary

  6. Patrick Hawkins says:

    These picture are great. Particularly I liked the picture of Suzy with her Mom and Michael and Suzy pictures as well as the group picture but all of pictures are magnificent.

  7. Kelly Mosser says:

    What an amazing collection of photos (and memories)! I especially love the series of photos of Sue walking down to see Michael for the first time. So romantic! Andy and Dan, you guys did a fantastic job capturing the weekend. I immediately forwarded the album on to friends and family that weren’t able to attend. Many tears followed I’m sure. I wish we could go back and do it all over again – what a day!

  8. Nicole Scott says:

    These are the most beautiful wedding pictures ever! And, I’m not just saying that because she’s my sister … excellently done!

  9. Natalie Parker says:

    Such a beautiful wedding. Great pictures!

  10. Joel Conard says:

    Some really great shots here. Nicely done.
    Joel