intimate wedding in wa

Sean and Sarah had a 10-guest wedding at the site of their future home in Tenino, WA.  The wedding was held on a Monday afternoon. Photographer Jerome Tso says it was  one of the most relaxed weddings he’s ever shot.

Sean, 32 & Sarah, 22

Tenino, Wa

Wedding Date: June 7th 2010

Number of Guests: 10

Wedding Cost: $ 1,000

Wedding Ceremony Location: The site of the couple’s future home in WA.

Wedding Reception Location: Alderbrook Resort, WA

bride getting ready for wedding

wedding dress

the groom in a field

Why did you have an intimate wedding?

Simplicity and less stress.

wedding pearls

What are some the challenges that you faced planning an intimate wedding?

The location and weather.

wedding couple lying down

Was it difficult to pare down the guest list?

No. We just moved to Washington so only family came out.

wedding bunting

Did you have any ‘issues’ with the small guest list from friends and family? If so, how did you address them?


an intimate outdoor wedding in wa

outdoor wedding

What were the highlights of the ceremony?

The wedding toast that was part of the ceremony.

bride with blue flower in hair

What were the highlights of the reception?

A chartered boat in the Hood canal.

wedding cake with yellow flowers

red wedding cake

chocolate truffles for wedding

What was the best thing about having an intimate wedding?

Easy to plan and more social.

wedding cake cutting

What advice do you have for couples who are considering an intimate wedding?

Keep it simple and fun and go barefoot.

married hands


Cake and Chocolate: Aunt Kates Chocolates in Tenino, Wa

Photography: Jerome Tso Photography, Seattle, WA