January 16, 2022

Charming Port Gamble Wedding | Janet Lin Photography Seattle Wedding Photographer

From streets lined with white picket fences to the chapel on a hill overlooking the water, Port Gamble is quaint, charming, and the perfect location for a classically elegant wedding.

Shannon is a classic, timeless bride if there ever was one. Her unique, regal sense of style is evident in her wardrobe choices, color palette, and her dainty Lily of the Valley bridal bouquet. Shannon & Hayden’s first look took place in the intimate courtyard outside the church overlooking the water.  It was such a tender, true moment shared between them.  As the rain steadily began to fall (and continued throughout the duration of the day) the two ran together for the steps of the church, Hayden helping Shannon with her dress along the way.

Their ceremony was filled with nostalgia and deeply rooted love.  With the original church pews (St. Paul’s Church was built in 1879) occupied by their loved ones, and the mesmerizing sound of the rain cascading off of the 8 cathedral stained glass windows, Shannon & Hayden exchanged vows in a beautifully intimate ceremony.  After being pronounced husband and wife, they headed up to church steeple and rang the original church bell as their guests gleefully cheered outside. They were greeted by guests afterward with a fairytale-worthy rose petal send off.

Shannon & Hayden departed the church in a horse drawn carriage, sharing a quiet, celebratory moment together as they rode through town, surrounded by quintessential Autumn colors and the serene sound of the water nearby. At their reception, one beautifully unique detail was a towering Kransakeke in place of a traditional wedding cake, which they broke apart by hand and served lovingly to each of their guests in honor of Shannon’s heritage.

Shannon & Hayden, you are two of the kindest, most genuine people I’ve had the pleasure of meeting and working with. Thank you for giving me the honor of photographing your love story!


Photography |  Janet Lin Photography
Planning, Coordination & Florals  | Simply By Tamara Nicole
Venue | Port Gamble Weddings
Dress | Christinna’s Bridal
Invitations | Jerry & Julep
Catering | Snuffins Catering
Hair & makeup | Salon Maison Inc.
Assistant photographer | Katy Hulten

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