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Kara & Nicholas ~ Rose Garden & Edgewater Wedding

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Kara & Nicholas’ wedding day began at The Edgewater where they shared their first look then headed off to Woodland Park Zoo to visit the penguins and take a ride on the carousel before saying their I Do’s in the Rose Garden! The Rose Garden was in full bloom as guests arrived that afternoon. As the ceremony got underway the couple’s nieces and nephews processed down the aisle, handing both the couples mothers and grandmother each a mini bouquet. During the ceremony Kara and Nicholas wrote love letters to each other to read at a future date along with ‘adventure’ notes which described adventures that they want to experience together. After the ceremony loved ones wandered the rose gardens and had the opportunity to get up close to a Northern Saw-whet Owl.  Post ceremony Kara surprised Nicholas with a Rolls Royce as they led the way to The Edgewater for their reception. A Wishing Tree, handmade by the bride, featured tree ‘bark’ crafted from book pages that grew out of a stack of books.  The reception featured a few quirky German traditions as well as custom artwork and signage to carry through the woodland creature theme. Our favorite piece included the Escort chalkboard that was displayed on a tall log cross-section correlating to the guest tables named after the couple’s favorite literary novels. Wildflower centerpieces were paired with book-related decor, stump rounds, fresh moss and votives. Plantable paper foxes that would soon sprout wildflowers were give as favors.  Dancing, board games and s’mores under the stars caped off one fantastic wedding day! Photography by Rebecca Ellison Photography. brides-shoes-bracelet-and-earings bride-putting-on-her-earings brides-bouquet-in-window bride-getting-ready groom-awaiting-bride first-look bridal-portraits bridal-portraits bride-and-groom-reading-zoo-map bouquet-and-flamingos bride-holding-bouquet bridal-portraits bridal-portraits bride-and-groom-with-kids wedding-ceremony-site-at-rose-garden wedding-ceremony-site-at-rose-garden wedding-ceremony-site-at-rose-garden string-quartet wedding-ceremony wedding-ceremony wedding-ceremony wedding-ceremony wedding-ceremony wedding-ceremony wedding-ceremony wedding-ceremony wishing-tree wishing-tree wishing-tree wishing-tree edgewater-sign-and-view-of-rainier appetizers cocktail-hour escort-board reception-tables reception-tables reception-tables butterfly-flower-detail reception-tables entrance-into-dinner dinner toasts-and-speeches naked-wedding-cake cake-cutting first-dance father-daughter-mother-son-dance wedding-smores wedding-ring-detail

Wedding Planner – Pink Blossom Events 
Photographer – Rebecca Ellison Photography 
Ceremony Venue – Woodland Park Zoo Rose Garden 
Reception Venue & Catering – The Edgewater 
Florist – Jeni Nelson of Magniflora 
Hair & Makeup – Salon Maison
Cake – Honey Crumb Cake Studio
Custom Signage – Water & Chalk
Photo Booth – Emerald City Photo Booth 
DJ – Music Masters
Ceremony Music – Seattle String Quartet 
Officiant – Annemarie Juhlian 
Transportation – British Motor Coach & Shuttle Express 

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