Caitlin and Jake's Great Hall at Greenlake Wedding : Best Seattle Wedding Photographers

Caitlin and Jake’s Great Hall at Greenlake Wedding

Jake and Caitlin were wed one rainy and windy October day. Their Great Hall at Greenlake wedding was an intimate but festive family affair and a labor of love mostly DIY with a backdrop made of paper floral backdrops by Caitlin’s mom and aunts.

I first met Jake and Caitlin through my friend Heather, Jake’s stepmom. I was doing a workshop and looking for a couple to be the star of it, and Heather thought Jake and Caitlin would be a great match. While the workshop portion didn’t pan out, the wedding itself was a blast despite the gloomy weather. Caitlin’s sunny personality and Jake’s obvious excitement made the day one of the most beautiful celebrations I’ve ever had the pleasure of documenting.

“My favorite part of the wedding was seeing our friends and family dance at the end of the night,” said Jake.

When asked what tips they had for couples planning their own wedding, Caitlin answered, “Keep it simple. Don’t sweat the small stuff.”

The best part (for me)

Also, closing in on ten years of shooting weddings, Caitlin walked down with her dad down the aisle to Brandi Carlile’s The Story, which is perhaps one of my all-time favorite tunes in the world. Needless to say, I was crying. Heck, everyone was crying. It was perfect.

Congratulations Jake and Caitlin! Here are some of my favorites from the wedding.

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Oct 8th 2016 was a rainy Saturday for a Great Hall at Greenlake wedding. Photo by Seattle Wedding Photographers Jennifer Tai Photo Artistry.A child plays hide and seek while his family gets the wedding venue ready at the Great Hall at Greenlake, Seattle WA. Fall 2016. Photo by Seattle Wedding Photographers Jennifer Tai Photo Artistry.A child plays hide and seek while his family gets Caitlin and Jake's Great Hall at Greenlake wedding.Children play hide and seek while his family gets the wedding venue ready at the Great Hall at Greenlake, Seattle WA. Fall 2016. Photo by Seattle Wedding Photographers Jennifer Tai Photo Artistry.

Kids played hide and go seek as the grownups set up the venue for Caitlin and Jake’s wedding day.

Jake and Caitlin's families help set up Caitlin and Jake's wedding at the Great Hall at Greenlake. Fall 2016. Photo by Seattle Wedding Photographers Jennifer Tai Photo Artistry.

I love this image because Jake’s stepdad and aunt accidentally “dabbed” (this would tickle my kids to no end). Don’t know what dabbing is? Here’s a sample. You’ve been warned!

The groom Jake and his buddies chat as they get ready for his wedding at the Great Hall at Greenlake, a wedding venue in Seattle, WA. Photo by Seattle Wedding Photographers Jennifer Tai Photo Artistry.Jake and Caitlin's families help set up the wedding venue, the Great Hall at Greenlake. Fall 2016. Photo by Seattle Wedding Photographers Jennifer Tai Photo Artistry.Jake and Caitlin's families help set up the wedding venue, the Great Hall at Greenlake. Fall 2016. Photo by Seattle Wedding Photographers Jennifer Tai Photo Artistry.Jake and Caitlin's families help set up the wedding venue, the Great Hall at Greenlake. Fall 2016. Photo by Seattle Wedding Photographers Jennifer Tai Photo Artistry.Jake and Caitlin's families help set up the wedding venue, the Great Hall at Greenlake. Fall 2016. Photo by Seattle Wedding Photographers Jennifer Tai Photo Artistry.Jake greets his aunt before his wedding ceremony at the Great Hall at Greenlake, Seattle WA. The hustle and bustle before the wedding, at the Great Hall and Greenlake, a wedding venue in Seattle, WA. Photo by Seattle Wedding Photographers Jennifer Tai Photo Artistry.Caitlin getting ready for her wedding at the Great Hall at Greenlake, Seattle WA. Photo by Seattle Wedding Photographers Jennifer Tai Photo Artistry.Caitlin getting ready for her wedding at the Great Hall at Greenlake, Seattle WA. Photo by Seattle Wedding Photographers Jennifer Tai Photo Artistry.Caitlin getting ready for her wedding at the Great Hall at Greenlake, Seattle WA. Photo by Seattle Wedding Photographers Jennifer Tai Photo Artistry.Caitlin greets her mom while they get ready for Caitlin's wedding at the Great Hall at Greenlake in Seattle, WA. Caitlin getting ready for her wedding at the Great Hall at Greenlake, Seattle WA. Photo by Seattle Wedding Photographers Jennifer Tai Photo Artistry.Caitlin getting ready for her wedding at the Great Hall at Greenlake, Seattle WA. Photo by Seattle Wedding Photographers Jennifer Tai Photo Artistry.Caitlin's dad sees her for the first time in her wedding dress. Great Hall at Greenlake weddings, Seattle WA. Fall 2016. Photo by Seattle Wedding Photographers Jennifer Tai Photo Artistry.Caitlin and Jake await to see each other for the first time right before their ceremony at the Great Hall at Greenlake, a wedding venue in Seattle, WA. Fall 2016. Photo by Seattle Wedding Photographers Jennifer Tai Photo Artistry.Caitlin and Jake await to see each other for the first time right before their ceremony at the Great Hall at Greenlake, a wedding venue in Seattle, WA. Fall 2016. Photo by Seattle Wedding Photographers Jennifer Tai Photo Artistry.Caitlin and Jake see each other for their "first look", at the Great Hall at Greenlake, Seattle WA. Fall 2016. Photo by Seattle Wedding Photographers Jennifer Tai Photo Artistry.Caitlin and Jake see each other for their "first look", at the Great Hall at Greenlake, Seattle WA. Fall 2016. Photo by Seattle Wedding Photographers Jennifer Tai Photo Artistry.Caitlin and Jake pose for their professional wedding portraits at the Great Hall at Greenlake, Seattle WA. Fall 2016. Photo by Seattle Wedding Photographers Jennifer Tai Photo Artistry.Caitlin and Jake pose for their professional wedding portraits at the Great Hall at Greenlake, Seattle WA. Fall 2016. Photo by Seattle Wedding Photographers Jennifer Tai Photo Artistry.Caitlin and Jake pose for their professional wedding portraits at the Great Hall at Greenlake, Seattle WA. Fall 2016. Photo by Seattle Wedding Photographers Jennifer Tai Photo Artistry.Caitlin and Jake pose for their professional wedding portraits at the Great Hall at Greenlake, Seattle WA. Fall 2016. Photo by Seattle Wedding Photographers Jennifer Tai Photo Artistry.Caitlin and Jake pose for their professional wedding portraits at the Great Hall at Greenlake, Seattle WA. Fall 2016. Photo by Seattle Wedding Photographers Jennifer Tai Photo Artistry.Caitlin's dad walks to escort Caitlin to her wedding. Caitlin greets her dad right before the wedding ceremony at the Great Hall at Greenlake, a wedding venue in Seattle, WA. Caitlin and her dad share a moment right before the wedding ceremony.

Another clear favorite, a moment shared between Caitlin and her dad right before the wedding ceremony.

Caitlin tears up as she walks down the aisle on her dad's arm to Brandi Carlile's The Story as guests watch. Catilin's dad gives her a heartfelt hug before letting her go.Jake reacts to Caitlin's emotional entrance at their wedding ceremony at the Great Hall at Greenlake, a wedding venue in Seattle, WA. Caitlin and Jake get married in front of friends and family at the Great Hall at Greenlake, Fall 2016. Caitlin reads her vows between tears. Jake's mom tears up at the wedding ceremony. Jake's dad and younger brother share a moment at the wedding ceremony.Jake and Caitlin are married, and walk happily down the aisle.Jake and Caitlin pause for a kiss at the end of the aisle at the end of of their wedding ceremony at the Great Hall at Greenlake in Seattle WA.Caitlin and Jake share a private moment as Jake's sister looks on. Jake's stepsister congratulates him tearfully after the wedding ceremony.Caitlin and Jake share a moment right after their wedding ceremony.Caitlin and Jake share a moment right after their wedding ceremony.The dessert display at Caitlin and Jake's wedding reception at the Great Hall at Greenlake, a wedding venue in Seattle, WA. A guest plays with her phone at Caitlin and Jake's wedding reception.Caitlin and Jake join their guests at their wedding reception.
Caitlin greets her new stepmother-in-law with a hug as her mom and dad look on.Caitlin and Jake visit with their wedding reception guests at the Great Hall at Greenlake, a wedding venue in Seattle, WA. Jake's mom and dad, who are divorced and now with their own families, look upon fondly at their son and his new wife. Caitlin's dad during his toast to the happy couple.Jake's best man during his toast.Jake's dad toasts the happy couple.Jake's mom kisses his dad at the toasts portion of their wedding reception.Jake's stepdad tells a story about accidentally bumping Jake's head on a rafter when he was a kid. Jake's mom tears up during her toast to the happy couple.Jake and Caitlin mist up at their toasts.Caitlin's maid of honor gives her a hug.Jake and Caitlin get ready to cut into their wedding pie.Caitlin and Jake share their first dance.Caitlin and Jake share their first dance.Caitlin and Jake share their first dance.Caitlin's parents dance at the wedding reception.Caitlin dance at their wedding reception.Guests dance at Caitlin and Jake's wedding reception.Guests dance at Caitlin and Jake's wedding reception.Guests dance at Caitlin and Jake's wedding reception.Caitlin gives her new stepbrother a hug.Guests dance at Caitlin and Jake's wedding reception.Jake's mom and stepdad cut the rug at Caitlin and Jake's wedding reception at the Great Hall at Greenlake, Seattle WA. Jake's dad and stepmom share a kiss on the dance floor.Congratulations Caitlin and Jake, wed October 8th 2016 at the Great Hall at Greenlake in Seattle, WA!

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