Wedding portraits at the MonteVilla Farmhouse bride and groom in front of a circular window photographed by Bothell wedding photographer Rebecca Ellison

You know how sometimes you meet people and you know instantly that they are your type of people? People that just click with you?

Well, that is what it felt like about 3 minutes into the first meeting I had with Alison and Russ. These two  are so down to earth and such open and honest souls, that I loved them right off the bat. And what is even better? When I get just as excited for their wedding as they are because I know that it was the perfect step for these two as people and as a couple.

Well, that was over a year ago now, that I met Alison and Russ, and I got to know them even better through our meetings and their awesome UW engagement session this spring. I love when couples are down to try fun things in photos :)

So, they were married on the last weekend of August on a overcast but still nice and warm day at the MonteVilla Farmhouse in Bothell. The excitement was obvious in both the girls and boys rooms. These two have been together for almost 10 years... so everyone  was excited to see their union move into foreverland...

Bridal shoes and bouquet sit in a window photographed by Rebecca Ellison photographyTiered lace wedding dress hangs at the MonteVilla Farmhouse photographed by Bothell wedding photographer Rebecca EllisonBride gets dressed in a tiered lace wedding dress from Bridal and Veil photographed by Seattle wedding photographer Rebecca EllisonGroom gets ready for the wedding at the Montevilla Farmhouse in Bothell Tuxedo from the Tux Shop photographed by Rebecca Ellison PhotographyGroom, wearing tuxedo from the tux shop and a lavender rose boutonniere,  waits for the first look at his bride at Bothell wedding venue MonteVilla Farmhouse photographed by Rebecca Ellison Photography.Bridal party looks out the window at the Montevilla farmhouse photographed by Rebecca Ellison PhotographyFirst look for a bride and groom featuring a white lace tiered wedding dress from Bridal and Veil photographed by Rebecca Ellison PhotographyBride and groom stand in an arched doorway featuring a white lace tiered wedding dress from Bridal and Veil photographed by Bothell wedding photographer Rebecca EllisonBlack and white outdoor wedding portraits at the Montevilla Farmhouse photographed by Rebecca Ellison PhotographyBridal details featuring a sparkle edge veil, teardrop pearl necklace and earrings photographed by Seattle wedding photographer Rebecca EllisonWedding party portraits featuring dark purple bridesmaids dresses, black tuxedos from the Tux Shop and a white lace tiered wedding dress from Bridal and veil photographed by Rebecca Ellison PhotographyBlack and white wedding portraits of the Bride and groomsmen photographed by Bothell wedding photographer Rebecca EllisonBride gets ready to walk down the aisle in a black and white portrait at the MonteVilla Farmhouse in Bothell, WAOutdoor wedding ceremony at the MonteVilla Farmhouse photographed by Bothell wedding photographer Rebecca EllisonBlack and white outdoor wedding ceremony portraits photographed by Bothell wedding photographer Rebecca EllisonOutdoor wedding ceremony venue at MonteVilla Farmhouse, guest book, place cards and card chest photographed by Rebecca Ellison PhotographyWedding ring photography featuring rings on a metal grate and on a wraught iron door handle photographed by Rebecca Ellison PhotographyBothell wedding venue, The MonteVilla Farmhouse, photographed by Bothell wedding photographer Rebecca EllisonSquare wedding cake with lavender, green and cream roses and ribbon accents photographed by Seattle wedding photographer Rebecca EllisonFlower girls during outdoor wedding portraits photographed by Bothell wedding photographer Rebecca EllisonToasts at a Montevilla Farmhouse wedding reception photographed by Rebecca Ellison Photography

It's not very often the toast's come with props, but I loved Diana's (MOH) prop. Gotta love a teenager's desperate need to make their hair anything but what it is naturally. But, I think everyone agrees, Alison's curly hair is beautiful now that she embraces it!Little boy with cake on his face at a wedding reception photographed by Seattle wedding photographer Rebecca Ellison

First dance at a wedding at bothell wedding venue Montevilla Farmhouse photographed by Rebecca Ellison PhotographyWedding reception at the Montevilla Farmhouse featuring a white lace tiered wedding dress from bridal and veil

And I loved that Alison had a special dance with her brothers to Simon and Garfunkel's "You can call me Al" because of a childhood nickname! That entire wedding party had some awesome dance moves!Custom Cocktails at a wedding reception featuring black tuxedos from The Tux Shop photographed by Rebecca Ellison Photography

Black and white wedding reception photo of a bride and groom photographed by Seattle wedding photographer Rebecca EllisonThe Sangria was a hit! Russ used to work at a restaurant that served this sangria, and when he got engaged last year, the restaurant brewed a batch and let it mix for the whole year in anticipation of the wedding! I heard it was out of this world good!Bride and groom leave their wedding amdist a cloud of bubbles photographed by Bothell wedding photographer Rebecca Ellison

Congrats Alison and Russ. Thank you for sharing such an amazing day with me and I can't wait to get you the rest of your pictures!!!

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The little things...

Ceremony and Reception Venue | Monte Villa Farmhouse

Photographer | Rebecca Ellison Photography

Second photographer | Eliza Truitt

Dress| Bridal ad Veil , San Diego, CA

Rings | Shane CO

Tux | The Tux Shop

Caterer | Alexa's Catering

DJ | DJ DK

Florist |  Patty

Jewelry | Looney Maiden by Judith Cartier Oliver in Seattle,WA

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