Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Monty and Sally's Wedding at the Skansonia Ferry

Weddings are happy occasions: everyone dressed in their party best, gathered in a great setting (in this case, the Skansonia Ferry), good food, good music, good company ... and two people totally in love. No wonder everyone is in a good mood!

The weather was perfect on Sally and Monty's wedding day! A gentle breeze, sunshine aplenty, water all around and Seattle downtown as the backdrop. (Kent and I lived aboard a sailboat for a number of years ... and love being around water.)

When Sally and Monty exchanged their vows and their rings, all eyes and ears were attuned to them.

The happy couple exited to the cheers of their guests.

From there they made their way to the second floor of the ferry where they had a moment to take in all their emotions. (This is such a good thing to do -- to just decompress and be together for a bit of time after your ceremony.)

The couple also were able to have some photos taken of just the two of them ashore.

And when it was time to "shove off," Sally and Monty headed off in style!

Thanks to Sheila Addleman for capturing the day.

We wish Monty and Sally the best in the life together as husband and wife!!!

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Thursday, November 5, 2009

Calico & Solomon Tie the Knot and Dance the Lindy

We gathered before the wedding at the Mt. Baker Community Club on a crisp October afternoon. While we munched on croissants and sipped OJ, we mingled and talked and laughed and got to know each other. Formal photographs were taken and spirits were high.

When it was time, Calico and her father entered. She was striking in a Chinese-influenced red dress - the color of happiness.

Making their the front row, their parents stood on either side of the couple so the bride and groom could receive their blessings before they exchanged their marriage vows.

Calico and Solomon wanted a very personal ceremony. They decided on the Passing of Peace and reading of one of their favorite poems, "Song of the Open Road" by Walt Whitman. We had worked together on what marriage meant to them -- their thoughts and words engaged everyone.

Solomon and Calico wrote their own vows, then lit a unity candle.

The candle itself was a work of art, crafted with love. Friends and family members gathered to create it. Friends and family members got together to create it, each person adding tokens of well wishes to this truly unique candle.

A delighted couple stepped forward in life, to the cheers of everyone present.

Delicious food followed at the reception ... and then the dance began Solomon is a musician and Calico is a dancer. Solomon's friends and fellow band members (the Solomon Douglas Swingtet) played music while guests danced the night away. The music brought out the Lindy in everyone.

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Sunday, November 1, 2009

Andy & Ashley Wed at Bastyr Chapel

May is Seattle can be a great time of the year to wed. The flowers are abloom and there are some amazing, beautiful days.

Ashley and Andy were lucky -- not only in love -- their wedding day was spectacular! So they could be outdoors and John Chin, their photographer, was able to capture some great photos.

The columns at the entrance of Bastyr Chapel were just the right place to exchange a kiss.

Andy and Ashley enjoyed the ceremony ceremony process:

"It has been the most enriching part of the wedding planning so far, because it is like a sense of calm in the midst of all of the chaos. Both of you are so relaxing to be around, and it was one of the smoothest parts of our wedding planning.

When I re-read the ceremony recently, it just brought me back to the reason we are doing all of this planning and it kept me focused on the reason for our wedding day. It is nice to reflect on that!"

The ceremony did turn out very well ... and, of course, the chapel itself is dramatic. After the wedding party entered, the oversized chapel doors closed, the bride's music began and Ashley and her father, Bill, processed down the aisle.

The flower girls and ring bearers were adorable and well behaved. They added a element of sweetness and innocence that was so endearing.

Kent was all smiles as Andy and Ashley exchanged their first kiss as a married couple. Always a tender and happy moment.

Unity candle lighting was made for Bastyr Chapel. The altar is impressive and the candles are assured to remain lit -- a good omen of a healthy and happy union.

The altar is also a great place to sign the marriage license.

Mr. and Mrs. have a good start to their new life together!

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