A New Year’s Eve Wedding at LaBelle Vie in Greenacres, Washington

On New Year’s Eve of 2011 I had the privilege of photographing Whitney & Chase’s themed wedding at La Belle Vie in Greenacres, Washington. I’d been planning for this winter wedding for months! The Bride and Groom had so many fantastic ideas that I couldn’t wait to see in action. After all, who doesn’t love a Mafia Themed Wedding! Everything came together beautifully; from the hospitality of the fairly new venue, to the homemade pink lemonade wedding cake and custom altar built by the grooms family. Despite the cold, wet, and dark weather; La Belle Vie provided a warm inviting backdrop that went well with the mafia themed outfits for the groomsmen… right down to the awesome pool and card tables in the “man cave”.

Winter weddings are always fun, but shooting in a single building venue poses a challenge to even the most experienced wedding photographers. You always have to remain vigilant to make sure the bride and groom don’t accidentally interact. For a wedding like this, I like to utilize a second photographer to make sure that someone is always on guard. For this Spokane wedding, I was able to focus on the bridesmaids getting ready in the upstairs bridal area while my second photographer kept the groomsmen occupied with posed photos in the “man cave”. Everything worked out to perfection and we managed to keep the groom’s prying eyes off his lovely bride to be!

Unique wedding plans? Bold ideas and bright colors? Inspiring venues?…Sign me up! LaDuke Photography loves weddings that are as unique and creative as you are!

I’ve got select openings for Summer and Fall of 2012 and I’ve started booking 2012-2013 Winter weddings in both Spokane, Washington and Eugene, Oregon. Contact me today to check my availability and get a free custom quote! Read more about my wedding packages and rates here.

  

 

Lacey LaDuke Photography

(541)954-2485 – Oregon

(509)954-3885 – Washington

 

 

 

 

 

Aimee & Derek – Spokane Winter Wedding

Aimee and Derek are one of those couples that everyone strives to be like. They are best friends and have a close knit group of friends who made up their wedding party. The wedding party had already known each other for years so this winter wedding had great energy.

When we first met they described what they wanted their Spokane Valley wedding to be like. They said they wanted a short ceremony, a fun party and lots of fun photos. They easily accomplished just that! From the sparkly shoes and unique unveiling to the disco ball on the dance floor of La Belle Vie this wedding was all about celebrating bringing their families together and having a good time!

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