Peace Arch State Park Wedding – Joe & Emily

Bride & groom at Peace Arch ParkThis was my first time shooting a Peace Arch State Park wedding, and it is quite a charming little venue. The day-use building is called The American Kitchen and houses about 100 people. As you walk out on the grounds, you have a view of Semiahmoo Bay and the islands. There is also a view of the 67 foot tall Peace Arch, which was dedicated in 1921 and was built  to commemorate the lasting peace between the United States and Canada. There is an abundance of flowers on the grounds, and many trees, but the Canadian portion of the International Park is teeming with flowers and is perfectly landscaped.

Groom & groomsmen before wedding

Groom with his groomsmen

Groom and groomsmen with dinosaurs

The guys were having so much fun with the dinosaurs, that I decided to include them in their photos….

Dinosaurs with groomsmen before wedding

Isn’t she gorgeous?

Bride during getting ready

Details from bride and wedding dress

Groom and groomsmen

The first look is always so exciting! Seeing each other for the first time can be pretty emotional at times. All the wedding jitters seem to dissipate once the bride and groom are reunited and can face the day together….

Bride and groom first look at Peace Arch Park

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Bride & groom during first look at Peace Arch Park in Blaine Wa Bride & groom at Peace Arch Park

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 Peace Arch Park first look before wedding

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Bride & groom at Peace Arch Park

bride & groom

Details at Peace Arch Park wedding

Emily and Joe chose a Harry Potter theme for their reception. The centerpieces on the tables that they created themselves were named after the houses in the Harry Potter series. They did a great job on the centerpieces and added a succulent to take home for each guest as favors.

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Reception at Peace Arch Park

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Harry Potter wedding

Wedding processional at Peace Arch Park Her comes the bride!

Bride Groom Wedding ceremony at Peace Arch Park

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Wedding ceremony at Peace Arch Park

Exchanging rings at Peace Arch Park Bellingham-Wedding-Photographer-0831

And a big high five to congratulate each other!

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family wedding photos

family photos at wedding

family photos at wedding

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Bridesmaids at Peace Arch Park

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Dancing at reception at wedding

Wedding rings at Peace Arch Park

Wedding rings at Peace Arch Park

Bride & groom portraits at wedding at Peace Arch Park

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Wedding at Peace Arch Park with bride & groom

Groom leading bride at Peace Arch Park

Beautiful bride at Peace Arch Park in Blaine Wa

Bridal Portrait at Peace Arch Park

Beautiful bride at Sunset at Peace Arch Park in Blaine Wa

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