Nikki And Brett's Snowy Wedding At Swiftwater Cellars Winery In Washington State / by Bradley Hanson

I just finished editing this beautiful wedding from Swiftwater Cellars Winery in Cle Elum, Washington, an hour east of Seattle. I met the groom 10 years ago when I photographed his big brother's wedding at the Woodmark Hotel in Seattle in 2007, and was happy to hear from the family again when Brett got engaged to Nikki. 

It was a beautiful sunny day, and at the altitude of the Cascade Mountain range, it was so intensely windy that Nikki's veil went flying while we were walking outside in the snow. Even though it was snowy and relatively cold by Washington State standards, the snow and altitude made the temperatures feel warmer than reality.

There were 10 bridesmaids and 10 groomsmen, and they were surrounded by friends and family, as well as what might be the world's cutest dog in a tux. A great day.

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