Stephanie + Graham are both designers, so when I learned they were designing modern and beautifully chic Novelty Hill Januik winery wedding – I knew this wedding would be one we would never forget. Stephanie + Graham met in the UW design program sophomore year. Stephanie’s girlfriend pointed Graham out during a design lecture class and they both agreed..Graham was pretty darn cute, or as Steph referred to him as “Hot Graham”. They met after class and instantly hit it off. Shortly after they had all started hanging out, the design professor asked the class to find a work partner for their next project and Graham instantly turned to Stephanie and asked her to be his partner – to which of course she said YES. That design project, was the beginning of many late night talks, design work, college parties, spontaneous adventures, weekend getaways and the beginning of their journey of falling in love.
Their love is fierce and electric as Steph would say :) From an EPIC first date driving down to Oregon to Cannon beach, to Graham convincing his best friend to do a bro/euro trip so he could conveniently “bump” into Steph at every stop along the way during her study abroad in Italy – it was no secret they were madly in love. Music festivals, to parties to low-key afternoons with their families – over the years their love and relationship grew and matured. They graduated college, began pursing their independent careers, bought a home they are fixing up ( they are the next Chip + Joanna!), and just last year got the most adorable puppy named Bentley! Their lives are beautifully interwoven and they both agree.. they are fiercely independent individuals but amplify each others strengths and are stronger as a couple.
Graham had known for a long time that he had wanted to marry Stephanie… hence their epic hashtag, #boutgrahamtime! Haha But it was just a matter of timing. He planned the perfect weekend getaway to one of their favorite spots on the San Juan Islands – Friday Harbor and asked Stephanie to forever be by his side and she paused, just long enough to freak Graham out for a second and replied with a YES!!
I have been eager with anticipation for Stephanie + Graham’s wedding since that winter day where I met them for coffee and learned about their love story and what they envisioned for the day. And their wedding was nothing short of amazing. Truly incredible. The venue was amazing and showcased their beautifully designed pieces and modern look perfectly. The colors, the food and one heck of a dance party – it was all amazing! So Yes, the design elements were out of this world awesome – but the thing that made it so special was the passionate love that Stephanie + Graham share. They love each other, their friends and their family with their whole hearts and it showed on their wedding day because all those people that they love so much…love them right back with the same intensity. It surely was a night we will never forget! Now here are a few highlights of their truly perfect wedding day!
Stephanie designed these chic invitations herself! I love the modern fonts she chose with their personalized logo and then that pop of color! Yup, I’d say she #nailedit
Graham gave his groomsmen this AWESOME beer/picnic bag! Never seen a groomsmen gift like it!
Stephanie got Graham a beautiful watch and it completed the look perfectly!
I LOVE when a couple chooses to see each other privately before the ceremony! Maybe one of my favorite moments on a wedding day!
Steph, looked drop dead GORGEOUS in her Pronovias gown. Its like this dress was made for her!
And this bouquet! ?Flora Laura – this bouquet fit the botanical yet modern look Stephanie was wanting and it looked beautiful!
These Fame + Partners bridesmaid dresses in the slate grey – they were all so fashionable and unique!! It looked amazing!
Let the party begin!
One of the BEST father daughter dances I have scene yet… Up Town Funk.. perfect choice!
Stephanie + Graham LOVE to dance and didn’t leave the dance floor all night! One EPIC wedding for one incredible couple!
Stephanie + Graham – I ADORE YOU TWO! Its been such a joy to befriend you over this last year and am so honored I got to document your amazing wedding day!! Thank you for inviting me in and treating me like family! Love you guys! Cheers!!
Awesome Vendor Team:
Venue : Novelty Hill Januik Winery
Hair: Melissa West
Makeup: Mackenzie Brown
DJ: Bamboo Beats
Photography: Kelly Lemon Photography
Videography : Alexis with Greet Attic Films
Florist: Flora Laura
Cake: Paradise Bakery
Officiant: Cynthia Curry