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Entries in Seattle Destination Weddings (5)


Daily Shot of Inspiration | Suncadia WA Destination Wedding Photography

Suncadia Wedding by Azzura Photography

I love the simplicity of this image ...


We are getting ready to turn some heads ...

Every year Ken and I dedicate a couple of weeks to recharge our creative juices and step out of our normal environment to push ourselves as artists (and have a little "us" time in the process!).  The time has come, and although this means it will be a couple of weeks before I resume our "Daily Shots of Inspiration", it also means we are preparing to create some truly gorgeous images that I know you will love!  The Azzura "Daily Shots of Inspiration" will resume the first week of May, so stay tuned and we promise to give you a few surprises that will be worth the wait.  :)  


Hilary and Donnie: Part 3

Need a burst of sunshine?  Just looking at these images from Hilary and Donnie's wedding in Hawaii make me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.   

How fabulous is this color palette?  The bright hues looked amazing with the Pacific blue surf as a background. 

Vera Wang is one of my favorite designers, and Hilary found the prefect Vera design at Marcella's La Boutique.  There were a few last-minute challenges with the alterations, but it all worked out perfectly - she looks so happy and relaxed! 

These images are enough to get even a seasoned wedding pro like me all choked up.  How sweet are all the girls?  I love the butterfly-moments, like this one as they watched Hilary step onto the balcony in her wedding dress.   

So cute - I love the little wings! 

So while the girls are having fun and fighting back tears, what do you suppose the guys were up to?   They were ... well, I guess you could say they were self-entertaining.  An innocent game of poker ended up with the invention of a new sport - 'stick the card on the groomsmen.'  I guess we know who won!


Hilary and Donnie's first glimpse - always my favorite moment of the day. 

As night fell the party heated up.  This group was soooo much fun! 

Any guesses on the song?  I'm thinking Journey ...


The girls weren't about to be outdone by the guys ... although the Hilary's lift seemed a bit more stable, I have to vote for Donnie's as my favorite!     

This image of Hilary and Donnie graced their 'Thank you' cards that we custom designed for the event.   



Anyone up for a moonlight stroll?  This image is one of my favorites of the day, and I can't wait to return to Hawaii!

 The Supporting Cast:

Location: Ihilani JW Marriott Resort in Oahu, Hawaii
Coordinator: A Sharpe Occasion
Hair and Makeup: Leslie Fair Makeup
Dress: Vera Wang from Marcella's La Boutique
Florist: Suv Expressions
Caterer: Ihilani JW Marriott Resort 


Daily Shot of Inspiration || Tuesday, September 22nd 

This is such a simple image we took while walking back to Benaroya Hall from our excursion to Pike's Place, but there is something about it that I love.   


Daily Shot of Inspiration || Saturday, August 8th  

Ken and Michelle spent an amazing week in Hawaii, celebrating and photographing the wedding of Hilary and Donnie ... I have so many gorgeous images to share from their Wedding Day, but since I'm still working on those I thought I would share this image from their 'Day After' shoot on the beach as a teaser.  It makes me feel warm and tingly!