Have you ever been to a Davenport Hotel wedding? If you have, then you know that the elegance, grace and sophistication is unbeatable by any other Spokane wedding venue. With it’s ornate wood workings, impressive gold leaf accents, and grand marble ballrooms it’s guests are sure to leave the celebration impressed. If you have not attended a wedding at the historic hotel, then by golly, you need to go!!!
I met Jamie and Taylor literally ON the day they got engaged. Taylor hired me to deviously take pictures of the two before, during and after he proposed…how special!
When Jamie informed me that they were holding their Spokane wedding at The Davenport Hotel, I was beyond excited. Every Spokane wedding photographer feels privileged to photograph such a special day at such a unique venue.
Jamie and her bridesmaids got ready in two of the hotel’s rooms which provide large windows that pour in natural daylight helping our magnificent Spokane makeup artists apply their art. This bridal party had their beautiful wedding makeup done by Evy with Makeup By Evelyn Mauro. She just happened to be a gorgeous bridesmaid that day as well!
Once Jamie revealed herself as the most gorgeous bride ever, we walked around in the hotel and took some breathtaking wedding photos in the Elizabethan room.
Of course any December bride wants a few snowy wedding photos. We took everyone to a Spokane south hill park where we found plenty of snow and a couple of rock bridges to pose, play a little wedding football, and do a little wedding cheering.
Once we warmed up and finished the family formal photos in the Hall of Doges, we were ready to begin the Davenport Hotel wedding with the ceremony in the Isabella Ballroom. This ballroom is so classy that it is difficult to snap a bad photo. While it may be a bit dark, especially with an evening ceremony which provides no daylight through the windows, a successful Spokane wedding photographer will come equipped to shoot a Davenport Hotel wedding with ease.
On top of behing one of the most beautiful Spokane weddings I have photographed, it was also one of the most fun! I was fortunate enough to have my husband assisting me that day. Anytime he gets to tag along, its a guaranteed winning-wedding-photo prize for the couple AND a blast for me. Jamie and Taylor held their wedding reception in the Hall of Doges and the Grand Pennington. Hardly anything about their reception was traditional. We witnessed unique introductions including a quick offensive football play by the ushers, a blind-folded groom in seek of his new bride, and a dual-tossing of the bouquet and garter. All of this was made even more hilarious and entertaining by Dave Mason with Entertainment Warehouse.
What a beautiful, elegant, and exhilarating wedding. But oh my goodness how exhausted I was the next day! 🙂 Congratulations Jamie and Taylor, and thank you to your friends and family for showing my husband and I how to party and work all at the same time!
Crystal Madsen Photography