Orcas Island Wedding | Rita & Nick

March 14, 2018

Nick and Rita’s Orcas Island Wedding was personal, DIY and an intimate affair. But they knew how to party! I was most excited to see Rita getting into a canoe in her gown for their sunset portraits and enjoyed watching the guests dance the night away. Here’s a few words from Rita regarding their story…

How did you two meet?

I met Nick at a Kultur Shock concert in Seattle. During intermission, the opening band came down and played on the floor. Everyone surrounded them, holding hands and dancing around them in a circle. As I danced, I felt a tap on my shoulder. When I turned around I saw Nick standing there, with a big smile on his face. Something in that gutsy, uninhibited grin convinced me to grab his hand and pull him into that circle. That was our first dance and our only interaction throughout that show. When the concert was over, I stepped outside to find Nick standing there, waiting to talk to me, with that same big smile on his face.

  What’s your favorite memory of each other?

Nick left to Arizona for work only a week after we met. He was gone for two months. We missed each other so much that I decided to come and visit him. Those days road tripping through AZ with him are some of my favorite memories. Plus our fifth date was a sunset picnic at the Grand Canyon, it was pretty magical.

 When did you know they were the ONE?

Nick is the most spontaneous, adventurous man I ever met. When I told him I wanted to go to South America for several months, he said “when? lets do it!” That was the first time I knew we were meant to be together.

 How did your fiancé propose?

Nick proposed on March 2, 2016. It was during our first vacation together on Little Corn, a beautiful, remote, Caribbean island off the coast of Nicaragua. The original plan, to propose while snorkeling, backfired as one of us (me) is not so great at swimming. He instead waited and asked me later that day while we were splashing around in the most beautiful, clear, turquoise water. My answer was an obvious yes.


Venue: Moran State Park
Catering: DIY
Florals: DIY

Orcas Island Wedding


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