{Brad + Anthea} A Rainy Day Fairytale In The Forest | Wedding | Lynden, Washington

 A rainy forest wedding in Lynden Washington, featuring teal blue accents, rustic details, umbrellas and a large bridal party. Couple in woods with umbrella  #rain #wedding #lynden  #washington #umbrella #spring #teal #grey #brown #trees #romantic #documentarywedding #unposed #romanticposes #couple #largebridalparty   Photography by Christina Voorhorst of Mimsical Photography. Do not alter, crop, edit or share these images without proper credit or permission. www.mimsicalphotography.com

Brad and I had briefly met Christina and her husband when they recently moved to the Valley. Instantly we felt very comfortable around her. She is very easy going, passionate, caring and always carries a smile! We hadn't looked into any other photographer's before checking out her website. Her website was beautiful and the photo's looked fantastic! The one that really caught our eye was the woodland wedding picture with mist floating around the couple - just magical! Christina was happy to take us on as clients and we were really excited when she suggested to take our engagement photos at Enchant - World's biggest light maze! We knew then for sure, she would be awesome!! You see... taking photos at night isn't always that easy... and she wanted to take photos of us at night!!!! :) The pictures were unbelievably magical! We were so excited for her to take our wedding pictures and once again, she has done an incredible job!! Our day was wet and chilly, and even though she was cold, she pushed through it all continuing to taking our picturesm with much patience!! We seriously enjoyed our day with her! She had awesome photo ideas, trying new and amazing pictures. We got to see little sneak peaks as she edited them, and then personally gave us the finished product in 2.5 weeks flat!!! We are super impressed with her work and seriously encourage you to have her as your photographer!!!!! Thank-you so much Christina, God has blessed you with AMAZING talents!!!!!

♥ Branthea


I feel like Brad and Anthea are old friends. The kind of people who welcome you into their life whole heartedly and when it's time for you to leave they give you big hugs. Before their wedding day we had met up at the location to scout out potential "rain problems" just in case the weather turned sour as it can do in early March. They figured no matter what they were excited to get married and the day would be magical - and you know what, they were right!

I headed down to Lyden, Washington in early March with my trusty sidekick Kristara May from Kristara May Photography who had agreed to help me out, and learn the ropes for the day. Anthea's house was a bustling hive of activity - grandparents and mothers, fathers and brothers and of course a large gaggle of girls all getting ready in the final preparations. Anthea had hand made the lace brocade straps and collar on her wedding dress, and that was the level of detail and planning she put into the whole wedding. I should mention that this was an international wedding of epic proportions - Anthea is an Australian living in Canada while her family is now settled into the States, Brad is a Canadian and they happily decided to plan their day in Lynden to satisfy all the travelers in their life!

Once lovely bride was ready in her dress, I had the privilege of driving her to the location of the first look - The Million Smiles Playground in downtown Lynden. While this park has an incredible playground, it also features beautiful towering cedars and has a decidedly fairytale feel to it. It made a perfect backdrop to their first look even as the rain drops began to fall.  Brad waited patiently with his back turned while Anthea floated towards him with a smile bright enough to light up the whole forest. She made him wait to turn around, giving him a hug from behind and hold his hands before finally he could turn around and see his bride!

From here on out the smiles never left their faces - even as the clouds grew darker and rain began to fall harder and faster, and with the temperatures dropping to a more frosty temperature. They were wrapped up in each others arms, focused only on each other and the excitement of the upcoming ceremony. By the time the bridal party had arrived and we had finished our traditional family pictures, the rain was coming down so hard and fast we needed to find a new location for the bridal party pictures! Thankfully there is a gorgeous hotel called The Mill Inn, and they were happy to let our soggy bridal party swan into their establishment and escape the rain.

With a large bridal party that was full of jokes and good-natured ribbing, we managed to pull off some vintage -vibed old world glamour pictures before laughing our way through the rest of the pictures. They were all such good sports considering the day, and it was really clear that the only thing that mattered was the excitement for Brad and Anthea.

The ceremony, hosted in the Lynden American Reformed Church, was packed. I'm clearly not the only one who has experienced great love for this couple! The teal blue and rustic themes were repeated throughout the church - from the thoughtful bowl of candies to get us through the service, to the dainty lanterns lining the pulpit, the place was filled with little sprinkles of Anthea's attention to detail. After a service filled with incredible singing, beautiful music and thoughtful words from the pastor, brad and anthea headed downstairs for their recieving line. Guests were greeted with delicious cupcakes and coffee to tide them over to the reception.

All in all the day was incredible. There were laughter, there were tears. There we so many people from near and far (Grandparents even came all the way from Australia!) to celebrate the beginning of Brad + Anthea's life together. To be able to witness these two commit themselves to each other wasn't just another job, this was something that in my heart I am proud to be a part of! Documenting their story was so fun, and I wish them many years of happy memories as they look back on this day.

xo
Christina

 Wedding dress and bridesmaids dresses hanging. A rainy forest wedding in Lynden Washington, featuring teal blue accents, rustic details, umbrellas and a large bridal party.  #rain #wedding #lynden  #washington #umbrella #spring #teal #grey #brown #trees #romantic #documentarywedding #unposed #romanticposes #couple #largebridalparty   Photography by Christina Voorhorst of Mimsical Photography. Do not alter, crop, edit or share these images without proper credit or permission. www.mimsicalphotography.com 
 Teal blue bridesmaids dress detail. A rainy forest wedding in Lynden Washington, featuring teal blue accents, rustic details, umbrellas and a large bridal party.  #rain #wedding #lynden  #washington #umbrella #spring #teal #grey #brown #trees #romantic #documentarywedding #unposed #romanticposes #couple #largebridalparty   Photography by Christina Voorhorst of Mimsical Photography. Do not alter, crop, edit or share these images without proper credit or permission. www.mimsicalphotography.com 
 Rings tied to flower girl baskets. A rainy forest wedding in Lynden Washington, featuring teal blue accents, rustic details, umbrellas and a large bridal party.  #rain #wedding #lynden  #washington #umbrella #spring #teal #grey #brown #trees #romantic #documentarywedding #unposed #romanticposes #couple #largebridalparty   Photography by Christina Voorhorst of Mimsical Photography. Do not alter, crop, edit or share these images without proper credit or permission. www.mimsicalphotography.com 
 A rainy forest wedding in Lynden Washington, featuring teal blue accents, rustic details, umbrellas and a large bridal party.  #rain #wedding #lynden  #washington #umbrella #spring #teal #grey #brown #trees #romantic #documentarywedding #unposed #romanticposes #couple #largebridalparty   Photography by Christina Voorhorst of Mimsical Photography. Do not alter, crop, edit or share these images without proper credit or permission. www.mimsicalphotography.com 
 A rainy forest wedding in Lynden Washington, featuring teal blue accents, rustic details, umbrellas and a large bridal party.  #rain #wedding #lynden  #washington #umbrella #spring #teal #grey #brown #trees #romantic #documentarywedding #unposed #romanticposes #couple #largebridalparty   Photography by Christina Voorhorst of Mimsical Photography. Do not alter, crop, edit or share these images without proper credit or permission. www.mimsicalphotography.com 
 A rainy forest wedding in Lynden Washington, featuring teal blue accents, rustic details, umbrellas and a large bridal party.  #rain #wedding #lynden  #washington #umbrella #spring #teal #grey #brown #trees #romantic #documentarywedding #unposed #romanticposes #couple #largebridalparty   Photography by Christina Voorhorst of Mimsical Photography. Do not alter, crop, edit or share these images without proper credit or permission. www.mimsicalphotography.com 
 Bridal Prep, with the makeup artist. A rainy forest wedding in Lynden Washington, featuring teal blue accents, rustic details, umbrellas and a large bridal party.  #rain #wedding #lynden  #washington #umbrella #spring #teal #grey #brown #trees #romantic #documentarywedding #unposed #romanticposes #couple #largebridalparty   Photography by Christina Voorhorst of Mimsical Photography. Do not alter, crop, edit or share these images without proper credit or permission. www.mimsicalphotography.com 
 Black and white detail of bride getting makeup application. A rainy forest wedding in Lynden Washington, featuring teal blue accents, rustic details, umbrellas and a large bridal party.  #rain #wedding #lynden  #washington #umbrella #spring #teal #grey #brown #trees #romantic #documentarywedding #unposed #romanticposes #couple #largebridalparty   Photography by Christina Voorhorst of Mimsical Photography. Do not alter, crop, edit or share these images without proper credit or permission. www.mimsicalphotography.com 
 Closeup of bride getting ready, detail of her romantic updo. A rainy forest wedding in Lynden Washington, featuring teal blue accents, rustic details, umbrellas and a large bridal party.  #rain #wedding #lynden  #washington #umbrella #spring #teal #grey #brown #trees #romantic #documentarywedding #unposed #romanticposes #couple #largebridalparty   Photography by Christina Voorhorst of Mimsical Photography. Do not alter, crop, edit or share these images without proper credit or permission. www.mimsicalphotography.com 
 bridesmaids hanging out watching their friend get her hair done. A rainy forest wedding in Lynden Washington, featuring teal blue accents, rustic details, umbrellas and a large bridal party.  #rain #wedding #lynden  #washington #umbrella #spring #teal #grey #brown #trees #romantic #documentarywedding #unposed #romanticposes #couple #largebridalparty   Photography by Christina Voorhorst of Mimsical Photography. Do not alter, crop, edit or share these images without proper credit or permission. www.mimsicalphotography.com 
 Bride doing her flower girls hair in the bathroom the morning of the wedding> A rainy forest wedding in Lynden Washington, featuring teal blue accents, rustic details, umbrellas and a large bridal party.  #rain #wedding #lynden  #washington #umbrella #spring #teal #grey #brown #trees #romantic #documentarywedding #unposed #romanticposes #couple #largebridalparty   Photography by Christina Voorhorst of Mimsical Photography. Do not alter, crop, edit or share these images without proper credit or permission. www.mimsicalphotography.com 
 Bride and flower girls getting ready in their family bathroom. A rainy forest wedding in Lynden Washington, featuring teal blue accents, rustic details, umbrellas and a large bridal party.  #rain #wedding #lynden  #washington #umbrella #spring #teal #grey #brown #trees #romantic #documentarywedding #unposed #romanticposes #couple #largebridalparty   Photography by Christina Voorhorst of Mimsical Photography. Do not alter, crop, edit or share these images without proper credit or permission. www.mimsicalphotography.com 
 Flowergirl getting dressed in white flowergirls dress with heart back detail  A rainy forest wedding in Lynden Washington, featuring teal blue accents, rustic details, umbrellas and a large bridal party.  #rain #wedding #lynden  #washington #umbrella #spring #teal #grey #brown #trees #romantic #documentarywedding #unposed #romanticposes #couple #largebridalparty   Photography by Christina Voorhorst of Mimsical Photography. Do not alter, crop, edit or share these images without proper credit or permission. www.mimsicalphotography.com 
 Flower girl getting ready  A rainy forest wedding in Lynden Washington, featuring teal blue accents, rustic details, umbrellas and a large bridal party.  #rain #wedding #lynden  #washington #umbrella #spring #teal #grey #brown #trees #romantic #documentarywedding #unposed #romanticposes #couple #largebridalparty   Photography by Christina Voorhorst of Mimsical Photography. Do not alter, crop, edit or share these images without proper credit or permission. www.mimsicalphotography.com 
 Flowergirl and bride sharing a sweet moment while getting ready. A rainy forest wedding in Lynden Washington, featuring teal blue accents, rustic details, umbrellas and a large bridal party.#rain #wedding #lynden  #washington #umbrella #spring #teal #grey #brown #trees #romantic #documentarywedding #unposed #romanticposes #couple #largebridalparty   Photography by Christina Voorhorst of Mimsical Photography. Do not alter, crop, edit or share these images without proper credit or permission. www.mimsicalphotography.com 
 Bride getting ito her lace princess cut gown with sweetheart neckline  A rainy forest wedding in Lynden Washington, featuring teal blue accents, rustic details, umbrellas and a large bridal party.#rain #wedding #lynden  #washington #umbrella #spring #teal #grey #brown #trees #romantic #documentarywedding #unposed #romanticposes #couple #largebridalparty   Photography by Christina Voorhorst of Mimsical Photography. Do not alter, crop, edit or share these images without proper credit or permission. www.mimsicalphotography.com 
 Bride putting on her shoes with the help of a bridesmaid  A rainy forest wedding in Lynden Washington, featuring teal blue accents, rustic details, umbrellas and a large bridal party.#rain #wedding #lynden  #washington #umbrella #spring #teal #grey #brown #trees #romantic #documentarywedding #unposed #romanticposes #couple #largebridalparty   Photography by Christina Voorhorst of Mimsical Photography. Do not alter, crop, edit or share these images without proper credit or permission. www.mimsicalphotography.com 
 A rainy forest wedding in Lynden Washington, featuring teal blue accents, rustic details, umbrellas and a large bridal party.#rain #wedding #lynden  #washington #umbrella #spring #teal #grey #brown #trees #romantic #documentarywedding #unposed #romanticposes #couple #largebridalparty   Photography by Christina Voorhorst of Mimsical Photography. Do not alter, crop, edit or share these images without proper credit or permission. www.mimsicalphotography.com 
 First look while  bride approaches from behind. A rainy forest wedding in Lynden Washington, featuring teal blue accents, rustic details, umbrellas and a large bridal party.#rain #wedding #lynden  #washington #umbrella #spring #teal #grey #brown #trees #romantic #documentarywedding #unposed #romanticposes #couple #largebridalparty   Photography by Christina Voorhorst of Mimsical Photography. Do not alter, crop, edit or share these images without proper credit or permission. www.mimsicalphotography.com 
 First look bride approaches from behind. A rainy forest wedding in Lynden Washington, featuring teal blue accents, rustic details, umbrellas and a large bridal party.#rain #wedding #lynden  #washington #umbrella #spring #teal #grey #brown #trees #romantic #documentarywedding #unposed #romanticposes #couple #largebridalparty   Photography by Christina Voorhorst of Mimsical Photography. Do not alter, crop, edit or share these images without proper credit or permission. www.mimsicalphotography.com 
 First look before they see each other, back to back photograph  A rainy forest wedding in Lynden Washington, featuring teal blue accents, rustic details, umbrellas and a large bridal party.#rain #wedding #lynden  #washington #umbrella #spring #teal #grey #brown #trees #romantic #documentarywedding #unposed #romanticposes #couple #largebridalparty   Photography by Christina Voorhorst of Mimsical Photography. Do not alter, crop, edit or share these images without proper credit or permission. www.mimsicalphotography.com 
 First look, bride hugs groom from behind  A rainy forest wedding in Lynden Washington, featuring teal blue accents, rustic details, umbrellas and a large bridal party.#rain #wedding #lynden  #washington #umbrella #spring #teal #grey #brown #trees #romantic #documentarywedding #unposed #romanticposes #couple #largebridalparty   Photography by Christina Voorhorst of Mimsical Photography. Do not alter, crop, edit or share these images without proper credit or permission. www.mimsicalphotography.com 
 First look    A rainy forest wedding in Lynden Washington, featuring teal blue accents, rustic details, umbrellas and a large bridal party.#rain #wedding #lynden  #washington #umbrella #spring #teal #grey #brown #trees #romantic #documentarywedding #unposed #romanticposes #couple #largebridalparty   Photography by Christina Voorhorst of Mimsical Photography. Do not alter, crop, edit or share these images without proper credit or permission. www.mimsicalphotography.com 
 A emotional first look  A rainy forest wedding in Lynden Washington, featuring teal blue accents, rustic details, umbrellas and a large bridal party.#rain #wedding #lynden  #washington #umbrella #spring #teal #grey #brown #trees #romantic #documentarywedding #unposed #romanticposes #couple #largebridalparty   Photography by Christina Voorhorst of Mimsical Photography. Do not alter, crop, edit or share these images without proper credit or permission. www.mimsicalphotography.com 
 First kiss during first look in the forest    A rainy forest wedding in Lynden Washington, featuring teal blue accents, rustic details, umbrellas and a large bridal party.#rain #wedding #lynden  #washington #umbrella #spring #teal #grey #brown #trees #romantic #documentarywedding #unposed #romanticposes #couple #largebridalparty   Photography by Christina Voorhorst of Mimsical Photography. Do not alter, crop, edit or share these images without proper credit or permission. www.mimsicalphotography.com 
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 Close up of hands and rain drop spattered vest during first look A rainy forest wedding in Lynden Washington, featuring teal blue accents, rustic details, umbrellas and a large bridal party.#rain #wedding #lynden  #washington #umbrella #spring #teal #grey #brown #trees #romantic #documentarywedding #unposed #romanticposes #couple #largebridalparty   Photography by Christina Voorhorst of Mimsical Photography. Do not alter, crop, edit or share these images without proper credit or permission. www.mimsicalphotography.com 
 A rainy forest wedding in Lynden Washington, featuring teal blue accents, rustic details, umbrellas and a large bridal party.#rain #wedding #lynden  #washington #umbrella #spring #teal #grey #brown #trees #romantic #documentarywedding #unposed #romanticposes #couple #largebridalparty   Photography by Christina Voorhorst of Mimsical Photography. Do not alter, crop, edit or share these images without proper credit or permission. www.mimsicalphotography.com 
 Bride and Groom behind the trees  A rainy forest wedding in Lynden Washington, featuring teal blue accents, rustic details, umbrellas and a large bridal party.#rain #wedding #lynden  #washington #umbrella #spring #teal #grey #brown #trees #romantic #documentarywedding #unposed #romanticposes #couple #largebridalparty   Photography by Christina Voorhorst of Mimsical Photography. Do not alter, crop, edit or share these images without proper credit or permission. www.mimsicalphotography.com 
 A rainy forest wedding in Lynden Washington, featuring teal blue accents, rustic details, umbrellas and a large bridal party.#rain #wedding #lynden  #washington #umbrella #spring #teal #grey #brown #trees #romantic #documentarywedding #unposed #romanticposes #couple #largebridalparty   Photography by Christina Voorhorst of Mimsical Photography. Do not alter, crop, edit or share these images without proper credit or permission. www.mimsicalphotography.com