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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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Julie & Walter ~ Summer Wedding at UW Center for Urban Horticulture

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Julie and Walter’s story begins at a VA medical center. It might not be the first place you think of when you think ‘romance.’ Still, love can happen in peculiar places, and in this case they met within the walls of the Primary Care Clinic. It happened over four years ago. For those who don’t know, Julie is a physician with a social worker’s heart; Walter is a social worker who once played a physician on stage. They both do their work with focus, compassion and gusto. Maybe it’s that enthusiasm they first noticed in each other. As anyone who works in a busy, stressful place will tell you, it is risky to ask a coworker out on a date, even if only for a dog walk or an evening of Karaoke with coworkers. Still that’s how their romance started—what is life if not a gamble?

For those of you who don’t know, Walter was Julie’s assigned social worker. Indeed, he was. Until he fired her, that is. You see, Walter felt a little dizzy when they worked together. And Julie relied on her social worker a lot, rarely missing an opportunity to refer a homeless patient or a distressed caregiver. Walter had to compose himself after meetings with Dr. Silverman—focus was a challenge after those encounters. So Walter met with his supervisor and requested a change. “Dr. Silverman gives me too much work,” he lied. “I need to disperse my efforts. She’s not the only doctor I work with, you know. She can’t rule my time.” Once separated from the tension, though, he couldn’t separate her from his thoughts. Action was needed. In one of those impulses that changes the course of lives, Walter asked Julie out.

On a blustery Saturday morning, Walter and Julie took their dogs, Buddy and Louie, for a walk around Seward Park. And the rest, as they say, is history. After a year spent together hiking, skiing, backpacking, traveling, sharing poetry and music, dancing, cooking and baseball and spending time with friends and family they married on July 7, 2017 at the UW Center for Urban Horticulture. bride_hugging_mom bride_getting_ready

While Julie wanted a more simplistic all white wedding, Walter wished for all the colors under the sun. And so the first of compromises in a marriage was had, white linens for Julie with bright floral for Walter. On a beautiful July summer day, Julie and Walter married in the round, under the Chuppah, as loved ones watched them repeat their vows. With the breaking of the glass, they were officially wed and it was time to celebrate! As the sounds of a Klezmer Band played guests dined on appetizers, sipped cool beverages and meandered through the tree filled grove. With guests seated under the reception tent, the Rabbi did a blessing over the Challah. A delicious meal broken up with toasts ended as the sounds of a bagpipe led friends and family up to the McVay Courtyard where Walter serenaded Julie before taking their first dance as husband and wife. A night of dancing, cake and the Hora were had before wedding guests were shuttled back to their hotel late that evening.  Photos by Lucas Mobley Photography groom_getting_ready first_look first_look first_look first_look first_look ketubah family_photos family_photos family_photos ketubah__and_marriage_license_signing ketubah__and_marriage_license_signing ketubah__and_marriage_license_signing ketubah__and_marriage_license_signing ketubah__and_marriage_license_signing welcome_sign Huppa wedding_ceremony_site huppa_details wedding_ceremony boys_at_wedding_ceremony bride_walking_down_the_aisle jewish_wedding_ceremony stomping_the_glass jewish_wedding_ceremony cocktail_hour_site passed_appetizers Klezmer_band cocktail_hour_under_trees wedding_guests_mingle wedding_guests_mingle wedding_guests_mingle sunset_bridal_portraits sunset_bridal_portraits sunset_bridal_portraits challah_bread reception_table_details reception_table_details wedding_toasts_and_speeches wedding_toasts_and_speeches wedding_toasts_and_speeches wedding_toasts_and_speeches wedding_toasts_and_speeches bagpiper_leading_guests cake_details cake_cutting

We can’t thank you enough for all your help with our wedding. I can’t tell you how many compliments we got on the weekend, especially how smooth everything went. There is NO WAY we could have done it without you! ~ Julie

Wedding Planner – Pink Blossom Events
Photographer – Lucas Mobley Photography Inc.
Venue – UW Center For Urban Horticulture
Caterer – FareStart
Klezmer Band – Seattle Klezmer
DJ – Affairs To Remember DJ Entertainment 
Floral – Designs by Courtney
Videography – Lorbaniah Cameography LLC
Bakery – BAKED
Bagpiper – Family
Rabbi – Rabbi David Stern
Hair & Makeup – Salon Maison
Rentals & Tenting – CORT Party Rental
Draping – Prop Gallery Events
Paper Goods – Valerie’s Invites
Transportation – Shuttle Express
Childcare – Best Sitters, Inc.

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Jordan & Sierra, DeLille Cellars Wedding, Woodinville, WA

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We love fabulous wedding images and Sierra and Jordan’s DeLille Cellars Wedding images from Alexandra Knight Photography did not disappoint! A stunning color palette and floral, paired with the rustic garden venue, made for one beautiful wedding day! As guests arrived for the ceremony the sounds of Yo-Yo Ma filled the gardens which featured wine barrels adorned with lanterns and floral wreaths. After the I Do’s, guests enjoyed cocktail hour by the pond, until the clouds opened in true Seattle style, encouraging guests to proceed to the reception tent by the Chateau. Long guest tables were decorated with long garlands and candles. To pull in the winery, escort cards were secured with a collection of wine corks. Following a full buffet dinner featuring short ribs and mahi mahi, toasts by friends and family, cake-cutting and first dances, guests filled the dance floor as hit the stage.   One of our favorite pieces of Sierra and Jordan’s wedding day included their desire to give back; from the blankets for their guests to use throughout the night that were later donated to the homeless to notes letting guests know that in lieu of favors, the couple had donated to Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Photos by Alexandra Knight Photography. invitations   delille_cellars   getting_ready bride_getting_ready bridal_portraits bridal_portraits bridal_portraits bridesmaids_with_bouquets bridal_party bridal_party wedding_family_portraits   vines_and_alpacas   ceremony_details wedding_processionals wedding_ceremony wedding_ceremony reception_details reception_details_tables reception_details_place_settings wedding_menu wedding_cake_and_desserts wedding_dances wedding_dances live_wedding_band dancing live_wedding_band

Congratulations Sierra & Jordan! 

Wedding Planner – Pink Blossom Events
Photographer – Alexandra Knight Photography
Venue – DeLille Cellars
Florist – Bloom by Tara
Caterer – Alexa’s Cafe
Bakery – Baked Custom Cakes
DJ – Otto-Matic Mobile Music
Live Music – The Nines
Hair & Makeup – Salon Maison Bridal Beauty & Style Bar
Rentals – Royal Restrooms of WA
Transportation – Shuttle Express

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