Unique Moments Photography traveled to the Five2Five wedding venue to capture our first wedding of the 2019 season. We could not think of a better way to kick off the 2019 season then to be with Desi and Brandon for their wedding. And, it was our first chance to capture a wedding at the new venue in Buckley Washington. The Five2Five wedding and events center, located at 525 division street, is a one stop that does it all wedding venue. Its perfect for families that want to go to one location, get married and have a nice reception for family and friends. Best of all. The price is right. Wedding venues can be super expensive, however the managers at Five2Five gave us the price sheets for the 2019 season. Wowzers, super reasonable pricing, that will allow families to have a nice wedding with out breaking the bank. Currently the national average for weddings with a sit down dinner for 125 people is right at $28,500.00. Yes that is an accurate figure. At the Five2Five, families could cut easily $12-14,000.00 off that national average figure and thats during peak summer months. So if your looking for a place to host a wedding for your family, this venue is a great place to consider. We highlighted about 75 images for this blog post so families could see the venue and get a nice feel for what could happen for their wedding needs.
We arrived for the day to find Desi and her bridesmaids getting ready upstairs in the brides room. The venue has 2 separate areas for the guys and girls to get ready at and the “Man Cave” for the guys is super cute. The added benefit is that its super easy to keep the bride and groom away from each other which is ideal for first looks and photography needs. We were able to to bounce back and forth between the 2 dressing areas to capture all the getting ready activities easily .
When I scouted the area prior to the wedding for areas that would look nice for photos, i was a little concerned. We have had a tough winter this year with lots of snow in Washington. Everything around Buckley was brown, dead and was not conducive to pretty wedding pictures. However, we were pleasantly surprised when we walking into the outside areas of the Five2five. Everything was landscaped, green, colors, because they have an outdoor area for outdoor weddings that is easily used for formal picture needs. Problem solved for this late winter wedding and as you will see in the pictures, everything looked nice and clean.
We had a nice first look with Desi and Brandon and we immediately captured bridal party pictures outside in the brisk 43 degree air. The wind was blowing so it was a little cool, but so worth it because the couple did not want to have all of their pictures captured indoors if at all possible. This venue and NO rain made it super easy to accomplish. So, the streak continues for Unique Moments Photography. Almost 600 weddings since 2006 and No Rain outs. Thats really unbelievable but hey this is Washington. Its going to happen so we bring umbrellas just in case.
This was probably the shortest ceremony and by far the longest “You may Kiss the bride” smooch on record for Unique Moments Photography. But the ceremony was lovely and on point. Rings were exchanged, parents were wiping tears and after the marathon Kiss for luck, and these families came to do what they do best. It was time to PARTY
Guests were treated to a wonderful meal. Reception activities included lots of laughing with friends, Speeches from the maid of honor and the best man, and a warm Irish welcome to the family by the father of the groom. Desi and Brandon treated everyone to a first dance followed by the always emotional father daughter mom son dances. Everyone loves a good tear jerker, and this wedding was no exception. The bride and groom cut a cake and guest were more than anxious to get a lot rowdy and have a lot of fun on that dance floor. We convinced Desi and Brandon that it was time to go back outside in the cold cold 39 degree windy night to get one more picture. It was so worth the effort even if it only took us 3 minutes. It was super cold for sure. We wanted to get a shot at Mount Rainier for this wedding , but mother nature decided to keep Rainier hidden behind clouds all day for this wedding
In closing, we could not have dreamed of a better way to kick off the 2019 wedding season. This was a perfect wedding. We had supportive loving families coming together to celebrate the love these two have for each other. We have a great new venue in the community of Buckley Wa. The five2Five is an awesome venue and the staff was professional, courteous, and attentive to any need these families had The food was fantastic and everyone had a wonderful experience. On a scale of 1-10………This was a 100. Awesome wedding and we cant wait to go back to this venue. Congratulations to Desi and Brandon. Job well done and fantastic wedding for sure.
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