Katie and Michael were married at Rio Vista Winery in Chelan, WA. Katie’s family owns the home just above Benson Vineyards, in Manson, and when she went looking for a wedding venue and photographer, Benson Vineyards recommended us because we’ve done weddings there before. Unfortunately, Benson Vineyards decided to stop hosting weddings so Katie had to find a different venue. She chose Rio Vista Winery, but stuck with us as her photographers/videographers because she said “so many people in the valley have highly recommended you”! (WOW, we are so humbled!) Though both her and her fiance’ are from Washington, they planned their wedding long distance from Virginia, because Michael is in the air force and was stationed there. We met over skype and immediately connected! One of the most unique things about this wedding, is perhaps the amazing location! Being located on the Columbia River, there is water and a sandy beach, beautiful landscaping including mature willow trees, a luscious vineyard, and a cute little red barn. Another aspect, is that since Michael is a pilot in the air force (and loves planes and flying), there were flight elements included in their decor and favors! Katie is gorgeous, with long red hair, and their colors of light blue and mint looked incredible with her hair and skin tone! Michael, sweetly chose his dad to be one of his groomsmen!! This wedding is also unique by the fact that we always try to get a special off camera flash photo to add one more dramatic memory to their day, which we did in front of the barn. Katie's brother owns Steelhead cider company and had brought his award winning and delicious "Peargatory" which is a vanilla infused pear hard cider! Katie also hired the Cake Chic Studio, famous for winning "Cake Wars" on the Food Network, to create her beautifully elegant cake! The day was spectacular and filled with love, hospitality, sweetness and memories to last a lifetime!