It's not often you come across a love like Olga and Guillaume share. It's graceful, it's beautiful, it's passionate, it's playful, and it's truly a love to last a lifetime...
...and having photographed so many weddings over the years, I can say that a love like Olga and Guillaume's is truly rare. Photographing their wedding was such an honour because they trusted me enough (even after only meeting via Skype before their wedding day) to let me capture their love without holding anything back. When the two of them came together there was no posing, no directing, and no need for it - the connection they share is just that effortless.
Olga and Guillaume met at their Crossfit gym, when a group of them went out for dinner after a Friday night workout. As Olga puts it, "I dipped my fries into his tartar sauce, and the rest is history."
Guillaume decided to propose to Olga on a road trip of theirs that took them across the United States, to Quebec, and back across Canada, covering 7,500 miles and visiting five national parks - Glacier, Yellowstone, Grand Teton, Badlands, and Banff. He popped the question in the first few days of their trip, overlooking the Grinnel Glacier after a challenging hike. In Olga's words, "It was perfect."
When it came to planning their wedding, Olga and Guillaume decided on the stunning Gorge Crest Vineyards on the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge for its views of the river and the mountains. They wanted to throw a party for their closest friends and family to help them celebrate their love, and boy, did they ever do that!
Thank you to all the incredible vendors that came together to help Olga + Guillaume celebrate their love:
Photography | Britta Marie Photography
Assistant / Second Photographer | Connor Ebbinghouse
Videography | Watertown Films
Ceremony / Reception Venue | Gorge Crest Vineyards
Bride's Gown | BHLDN
Hair + Makeup | Bri with Portland Makeup and Hair
Wedding Planner + Coordinator | Heather with Wedding Love Notes
Officiant | Varsha Srivastana
Florals | Lucy's Informal Flowers
Catering | Celilo Restaurant and Bar
Cake | Ella Ionis
If you'd like to see Olga + Guillaume's beautiful wedding video by Craig Flood of Watertown Films, click here.