AUTUMN & RAY'S ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION IN LEAVENWORTH, WA

Adorable one-year anniversary shoot in Leavenworth, Washington with cutie pies, Autumn and Ray. Pacific Engagements and Sarah Harris Photography paired up to photograph this stunning couple amidst gorgeous riverside and mountain views.

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ANATOMY OF AN ENGAGEMENT RING

If you are trying to explain what your dream engagement ring looks like, or your future fiance is thinking of proposing to the girl of his dreams, then you are in the right place. This guide walks you through common terms used to describe different parts of an engagement ring, so that you can explain to jewelers exactly what you want!

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THE MINDSET THAT COMES WITH BECOMING YOUR OWN BOSS

Going from a lifetime of answering to others commands and requests to being the one calling the shots has been such a mental transition. I have always been the one to ask, "Is this how you want this to look?" or, "What do you want me to be doing right now?" and now, I find myself on the other side. These last couple months of coordinating a team from the beginning to the end of a project have definitely trained me in getting over that initial anxiety of being in charge to being 100% confident in my vision and final decisions. That change in mentality has been completely revolutionary. And since, I have felt not only my self-confidence increase, but my trust in others grow exponentially, as well. But even though I've come this far and have experienced a ton of self-growth these last few years, it is still just the beginning.

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7 QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF BEFORE CHOOSING A WEDDING PLANNER

So - How are you supposed to decide who to hire as your wedding planner when there are so many options out there? Besides varying price points, what is the difference between them all? How are you to know which planner will be the best fit for you and your fiance? Your friends? Your family? Your wedding vision?

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INTIMATE BEACH WEDDING IN SEATTLE

The city of Seattle has some amazing views that make perfect backdrops for wedding and engagement photos. Myself and a few other wedding vendors took these two cuties to Golden Gardens Park for an evening wedding photography session and the results were too perfect! At golden hour, the setting sun reflected off the sparkling water of Puget Sound and cast the most beautiful light onto Hila and Caleb's romantic seaside picnic. The Olympic Mountain Range lingering in the background looked so peaceful and regal in the distance. Just thirty minutes north of Downtown Seattle, this beach destination was the perfect getaway from the big city!

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14 SEATTLE DATE IDEAS FOR THE ADVENTUROUS COUPLE

Since Seattle is such an amazing and flourishing city, take time away from wedding planning to-do's and go enjoy a summer day or evening away from it all! Going out on dates as an engaged couple is extremely special, especially because you can take the time to remember and appreciate all of the reasons why you fell for the person you are about to marry and spend the rest of your life with. Try out a few (if not all) of these Seattle summer date ideas. Personally, my boyfriend and I enjoy the more interactive dates which include more than just dinner and a movie, so below are some of our absolute favorites that I wanted to share with you all! Enjoy! Have all the fun in the world!

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WEDDING PLANNING TERMINOLOGY FROM A TO Z

A million-and-one decisions have to be made when planning your wedding...and those decisions can be VERY difficult to make if you are not familiar with the terminology of the wedding industry! Sometimes, communicating with wedding vendors can be hard if you feel you cannot find the words to express exactly what you want, or simply do not understand what they are explaining to you. Never feel like you can't ask a wedding professional what they mean when they mention a word or phrase you are not familiar with! A lot of the terminology are not used in everyday-life, and it is best to be sure you understand exactly what you are agreeing to! 

Use this quick wedding planning terminology guide to better familiarize yourself with common words used in the planning process! Happy planning!

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4 SIMPLE TIPS FOR STYLING YOUR SPRING WEDDING

There is something just so sweet about spring weddings! I do not know if it is because of the soft, romantic flowers that are growing all around, or simply because they are the first weddings of the season, but I LOVE them! Spring wedding decor is always so fresh, clean, and inviting! I cannot get enough of them - especially in this gorgeous lavender, French garden-inspired wedding reception.

How can you achieve this sweet and simple look for your spring wedding? Check out these 4 super easy styling tips!

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TEAL AND COPPER RUSTIC ELEGANCE WEDDING INSPIRATION

This reception reflects modern trends down to the tableware by asymmetrical placement of the triangular napkins, geometrically-shaped dinner menus, and unconventional box-shaped wine glasses. The matte black flatware is so cool and clean, serving as the perfect finishing touch to these classy, modern table settings.

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