Jaclynn Wilkinson

Jaclynn Wilkinson



Ruston Chapel



Bedelia and John were married at the Ruston Chapel in Tacoma, Washington on Saturday November 16, 2019!

Last time I photographed a wedding at The Ruston Chapel was in 2016. When I saw Bedelia and John had booked it for their wedding I knew we were a perfect fit. The Ruston Chapel is such a bright and homey location for an intimate wedding.

The bridal suite is so cozy. It’s comforting and honestly reminds me of when I used to visit my grandma when I was little. There are old photos from previous couples sprinkled throughout the bridal suite. Old pink furniture and a classic vanity for the bride just make you feel like you’re in someone’s home. It’s soothing.

My favorite part about this venue is the ivy wall and terrace hidden on a private deck off the bridal suite. This spot makes for the perfect photo location hidden from arriving guests and the main road. It’s totally private!

Bedelia and John TOOK THE CAKE on personal wedding vows. I have heard some beautiful vows as a wedding photographer. I have cried at probably 50 different sets of personal vows. However, Bedelia and John? Gosh. They should be writers. You’ve heard the phrase, “Not a dry eye in the room”? That’s an understatement for what these two wrote. BOTH OF THEM. You could literally hear several people sobbing and catching their breath. The love these two have for each other, and the words they have to express it, is out of this world. I am so honored to have witnessed the mere fact that they found one another. ♥

After the wedding at The Ruston Chapel, we went to an intimate reception room at The Four Points by Sheratin in Des Moines, Washington. I was so excited when we were able to take a few moments to do couples photos around the hotel.

Dress: Adorned in Grace

Venue: Ruston Chapel

Venue: The Four Points by Sheratin

CONGRATULATIONS, Bedelia and John! Thank you so much for inviting me to document the most special day. ♥

Ruston Chapel

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Award: Best Federal Way Wedding Photographer 2019

Wedding: Autumn Lake Wedding

Wedding: Cabin Creek Lodge

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