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If you’re looking for a dreamy loft-style wedding venue in Seattle, Within Sodo is the place! Here’s a full guide to having a Within Sodo Seattle wedding.

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Learn all about hosting your wedding reception at Canlis Restaurant, one of the most dazzling, upscale wedding reception venues in Seattle!

The Foundry by Herban Feast is one of the most versatile Seattle spaces, making it top-notch for weddings. Enjoy this Foundry wedding guide!

If you’re planning an intimate wedding in Seattle in the near future, you won’t want to miss these top 10 downtown Seattle wedding venues!

Your Full Guide To a Dreamy Dunn Gardens Wedding With lush meadows and hidden pathways, Dunn Gardens checks every box of your intimate, secret garden wedding wishlist. Just 25 minutes outside of downtown Seattle, Dunn Gardens is picture-perfect for an intimate garden elopement or private backyard-feel retreat. This North Seattle wedding venue offers a two-story […]

2020 was all about couples making the most of their love and embracing new ways to celebrate their love! I’m a photographer who loves elopements, but this past year was chock full of them. One of my most favorite elopements was this beautiful Fall wedding at the Cave B Inn in Washington. Derek and Ahn […]

It’s been a wild and crazy year, but I see you couples not letting COVID ruin your wedding plans. So many of you have made the amazing choice to plan a civil ceremony during COVID-19. Hopefully this pandemic is coming to an end, but for those of you who just can’t wait any longer to […]

Washington State Elopement Photographer, Seattle Elopement Photographer, Newlywed Elopement Photographer, Quarantine Wedding Elopement Inspiration | chelseaabril.com

If you’re planning to elope in Washington, you’ve come to the right place! Elopements are all the rage right now. They may have been somewhat…well…forced upon us in 2020, but plenty of couples are making the best of it and loving every minute. I think it’s a trend that’s here to stay, and I am […]

Couple sits in front of just married vintage Corvette | Seattle Elopement Photographer, Seattle Wedding Photographer | chelseaabril.com

Corrine and Dylan have had a year. They are on their third reschedule of their wedding and had originally planned to elope to Hawaii until Corona hit hard. But, they are the kind of couple I love to work with! The one that doesn’t let anything get in the way of their love. So, the […]

Seattle Courthouse Wedding Photography, Couple Kissing with Masks

I know many couples are looking towards a future where we can gather in for events again! We all want to be up close and personal with our loved ones to celebrate life’s big moments. For those couples here in the PNW who are just now getting engaged and hoping to celebrate soon, I know […]