weekly wrap up + a simple dockside wedding

We don’t post a ton of weddings, but this small one on Bainbridge Island stood out for me. I always get excited to see a submission from One Love Photo because I know the images will be wonderful. Heather and Jon use classic film and retro cameras to produce the best vintage style photography I’ve seen recently. The result of their immense skill as photographers is that I find myself wanting to hang pictures of a stranger’s wedding on my wall as art. I haven’t done it yet, but you never know. :)

I can’t think of a better pairing for their style of imagery than Michael & Farrah’s wedding with its homey, vintage-inspired touches and beautiful ocean setting. The details are minimal but lovely—a simple pennant garland, a battery operated record player, a dog in a basket, touches of yellow on the bride. It’s inspiring to see a great wedding of this size, and it provides a good reminder that thoughtful editing and a few well chosen details can be hugely successful—in any kind of creative endeavor. Thanks for sharing, Heather & Jon!—Kate

Have a great weekend everyone, and we’ll see you on Monday!

Below is a summary of this week’s highlights:

See more of Farrah & Michael’s  dockside wedding after the jump!



A Boston in a basket!

Also, that dress is amazing. Lovely pics.


EEK! I Grew up dock jumping from that very location! How lovely that someone thought to use it for a wedding.


What a thrill to click over for my daily fix of D*S and (surprise) see our wedding! Heather and Jon left us with such sweet reminders of the day. Thank you for spreading the word about their talents.


Love the dress, yellow sandals, rustic setting…Everything! If I ever got married again, I’d never do the huge banquet hotel $20K extravaganza again, nice, simple elegant…immediate family only. A one table dinner party.


Seriously, I think these wedding posts are my favourite thing on Design*Sponge. I don’t think of myself as a sentimental person, but such beautiful wedding photos like these always leave me smiling.


Wish we coulda gotten married on Bainbridge Island… being Twin Peaks freaks and all!

Heidi (AlpineGypsy)

These wonderful vintage-y photos remind me of my own tiny backyard wedding~ It was the best time ever, and we danced the night away to records too. :^D

What fun this looks like ~ thanks for sharing, it seems so romantic & sweet.



oh yesssss…… up my (style) road too! For my 2nd (and last!!) wedding I would have loved to have the ‘apéro’ on a boat touring Lake Leman (Lac Léman, Lake Geneva – Switzerland) but sadly it wasn’t an option (wrong time of the year) – LOVE LOVE LOVE those pixies!
Was the doggie a wedding present or is it already part of the ‘family’? THANKS for sharing the love – I have a smile on my face and a happy ♥
Congratulations to the happy couple and a ton of love
★ Kiki ☆

Chris Horne

This is what a wedding should be. Absolutely beautiful!! The dog in the basket is adorable!

Bridget from Refined Vintage

Beautiful wedding for the Bride & Groom, It’s so nice to see Weddings that are all about the most important part, The couple. Who needs all the extras & the stress? Sweet memories of your special day doing things in a way that mean the most to you are far better.


Just got married last month, but I still love seeing pictures of unique weddings filled with love that obviously shine out in these photos. Thanks for sharing :-)


I love the table setting and all of the vintage touches. Her dress is so perfect for this wedding :)


Simple weddings are so often some of the most beautiful. Gorgeous! And ohmygoodness, that dog!


I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these photos!!! Thanks for ending my search for the perfect photographer. Sure hope they are available for my wedding.

Terry Ann

ooooooooohhh WOW – thats a wedding i would love to have had, and attend! Its simple and yet full of lovely touches – what a stunning day, and a great idea. Its just what you need to start your journey of love with your special partner!


One of our couples are also looking to take some vintage style photographs, would you know what kind of camera Michael and Farrah used?


Lovely and sweet!
Where did they get that portable player? I want to get one for my boyfriend.