by Scott Johnson
May Wedding on 5/6/18 at Hidden Meadows in Snohomish, Wa
Music licensed from –
The Music Bed – themusicbed.com
Song Freedom – songfreedom.com
“Reid and the Best Made Videos team are amazing.
I wasn’t planning on having a videographer at first but am so glad that I decided to hire them. Reid was super responsive and professional. He was also so quick to deliver the videos and the quality of them is outstanding. Now I’ll have a piece of my wedding day forever to look back on. I can’t recommend them enough. If you’re on the fence just do it. You won’t regret working with them. Thanks so much Reid and the Best Made Videos team!!!”
While it wasn’t our first trip to Hidden Meadows–and we certainly hope it isn’t our last–this time it was in the lovely, warm month of May. Alas, this was also for the May Wedding, as in their name is May, and they got married in May. Got it? Don’t worry, words are hard.
The utterly gorgeous area, able to fit up to 350 guests, features some of our favorite breathtaking views that tease you with never ending nights and a sky full of stars. Any time of year you’ll find some great views, and they even offer indoor ceremonies if the weather gets a little damp.
We were fortunate to go on a nice May day, this year has been rather hit and miss. The day started out in typical fashion, the boys and girls get their own private rooms to get all dressed up. Before too long, it was time for the First Look. As Emily went out to greet Charlie, the smile on his face before he even sees her showed just how amped up he was to marry the love of his life.
Spinning around, the happiness melted away into pure bliss as we followed them around the grounds, snapping pictures under awnings and trees. It wouldn’t have been complete, though, without the family dogs who did wonderfully in posing for the photos we wanted. Eventually the rest of the bridal party came out and posed with the bride and groom. Pinks and beiges went hand-in-hand with the light grey’s of the guys’ suits. There’s even some train tracks nearby, and we got a few shots of the guys looking incredibly badass puffing cigars, wheeling and dealing like businessmen.
With it being so nice, we were lucky to have the ceremony outside. As the families filed in to the little white seats, the groom made his way to the altar. Looking ready, and just the right amount of nervous, Charlie shined quite a smile as his bride made her way towards him. And after a delightful little ceremony, the two kissed and became husband and wife.
As they headed off to sign the paperwork, the rest of the wedding guests helped themselves to wine and beer, chatting amongst themselves until the newlyweds would reemerge. With a magnificent applause, they showed up to the reception hall for their first dance under stringed lights. Holding each other tight, they were both smiling the biggest smiles of their lives.
After they got the traditional dances out of the way, the rest of the group got up and dancing. The garter and bouquet toss were both hotly contested events, and the amount of delicious desserts to choose from was overwhelming!
Eventually, even if not everybody’s feet were tired, the dancing had to stop and the night along with it. Thank you once again to Charlie and Emily for choosing Best Made Videos to film their big day!
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Emily and Charlie’s story in their own words:
Charlie and I went on our first date at Beverly’s Restaurant in Coeur D’Alene over 7 years ago. He proposed over Thanksgiving last year, 2016……. in the car driving home to see our families for the holidays (patience is not his strong suit). We stopped for our first meal as an engaged couple at the Arby’s in Ellensburg Since then we’ve also purchased our first house in Kirkland. Between home projects and our 2 fur babies, Frank and Clyde, life has kept us busy. We also try to find the time to travel as much as possible and have recently been to Costa Rica, Mexico, Boston and Puerto Rico, among other places. Our honeymoon which is booked for Bali, Indonesia will also be one to remember and something we are looking forward to.