Kendra + Michael


Kendra and Michael’s wedding is truly what dreams are made of! It has been SUCH a joy getting to know these two from their engagement session to their gorgeous wedding in Raymond, Washington.

Kendra and Michael grey up in the South Bend area but never really got close or started to know each other until the summer of 2007 they both loved working out at Randy’s fitness center this is where they met. They became really good friends hanging out after working out. They both managed to also be working out the same time as each other and because Kendra lived right up the hill from the fitness center, Michael would offer a ride home. they become really close that summer and in the fall of 2007. Michael decided to ask Kendra to be his girlfriend. They have been inseparable ever since then.

When I asked Kendra what her favorite part of the wedding day was, she said:

Having our first dance it was so special. We both were just in awe and couldn’t believe we were finally married. The song we danced too was extra special for us so we enjoyed every sec of it dancing. We both didn’t know much about dancing so we figured it out as we were twirling away laughing making the best of it.

I also asked her what advice she has for brides planning their own wedding and she said:

Michael purchased a bride planner that walked me step by step it was perfect and helped make sure you’re checking things off at the right time. That would be one of the things I would tell the bride to get. Advice would just enjoy every little bit of it pampering herself picking out your dress your bridal shower and bachelorette party. It went by so fast.

I wasn’t quite sure what the weather was going to do on their wedding day but it proved to be perfect. There was enough overcast with pops of sunshine here and there! They opted to get married at Swiss Hall in Raymond, Washington and I loved how they used the space! Everyone ate inside but the party was definitely outside under the string lights and I LOVED that! They also closed off an entire side of the building which I thought was WONDERFUL because it really kept people closer together. The music was fun, the food was delicious, and all the little details were perfect! These two put so much love and thought into their wedding day I feel so honored to have been a part of it! They seemed so relaxed all day and I love that. Kendra and Michael were BOTH totally ready to make this thing officially official and their love is so beautiful. I hope you love this sneak peek!


Venue: Swiss Hall Raymond, WA

Gown: Designer: Watter | a&be bridal shop, Portland, OR


Florals: Rhodesia Flower


Videography: Jerry Petersen

Catering: Nancy Salme

Bridesmaids Dresses: David’s Bridal

Invitations: Cris Decker

Emma Rose Company is a Squarespace website designer and photographer who primarily works with photographers to help them reach their business goals through thoughtful designs.png


In order for me to support my blogging activities, I may receive monetary compensation or other types of remuneration for my endorsement, recommendation, testimonial and/or link to any products or services from this blog. I appreciate the support and love you all have shown my blog and will only recommend products that I use, love, or covet. That's all!