Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Trevor & Jenna Seal Their Wedding Vows at the Lake Union Cafe

The Lake Union Cafe is such an incredible space to celebrate a wedding.  From the first encounter with this historic building, it enchants you with its character, beginning with the classic revolving door.  But there is nothing "revolving" about Trevor and Jenna. The two are very much in love ... and are now a married couple.

Isn't this a totally elegant place to exchange wedding vows?

All eyes and attention were on the couple.  Love filled the space.

And everyone was so happy for the bride and groom!

Right after the ceremony, the marriage certificate was signed.  There is the "lounge" area near the entrance which is perfect for this.  The couple gets a few minutes to take in everything and relax with their closest friends and family.

To say the least, Trevor was "floating" with elation!  Good thing he and Jenna were holding hands.

Here's what Jenna and Trevor wrote us:

Thank you so much for everything!

Thank you, Pat, for all of your help with the writing. That was a fun process!

Thank you, Kent, for officiating. You did a wonderful job! We had several people comment on how much they enjoyed the ceremony.  We couldn't have been happier with how the ceremony turned out!

Trevor and Jenna, enjoy a happy and long-lived life together!!!

Many thanks to Vlad and Irina of Voir Photography for their lovely images.
As always, Victoria makes us feel right at home at the Cafe and Joe Bongiorno keeps things entertaining as a DJ and a pianist.

We believe the ceremony is the heart of the wedding day.  To discover the words of your heart, please call us at 206-789-9788 or contact us through our website:

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Jeff & Diana's "Love in the Rain" Wedding Ceremony

 "Thank you, Kent! It was really a pleasure working with you and Pat. The wedding was an unbelievable experience, on many levels, and including for one reason you called out - it was amazing to have so many people there who love us, and to feel that joy and delight you mention. I was so glad that we wrote our own vows, personalized the ceremony with your and Pat's guidance, involved many friends to sing, speak, play (and even chauffeur!), and that we included the community affirmation language. "
The bride and groom glowed ... and their day was blessed by the rain (very auspicious).   Thankfully, the tent kept the guests dry and comfortable and the best man shielded the bride from any stray droplets. (Yes, Kent brought a white umbrella to the wedding and it really came in handy. And I love the look of the clear tent.)

As you can see in the photo above, the wedding party was quite cozy under the focal point tree in the garden.  It created a sense of intimacy and connection, reflecting key values of the couple. What impressed my husband the most was the joy of the experience.  This unique couple enjoyed their moment, rain or shine.

Words from the heart are the best words!

Diana and Jeff exchanged their personal vows in Parsons Garden (Queen Anne area of Seattle).  It was in this very park the two shared their first date.  

During their courtship, "they climbed mountain peaks, walked deserted beaches, got lost together, sat quietly side by side together," in Jeff's words.  What made each moment better was that they experienced it all together.

The two designed their wedding rings. They wanted them to reflect a sense of movement and to signify the flow of life.  And they were beautiful.

Off they go, happy and in love.

Their wedding day was as memorable as any could be.  Spirits were high and I'm sure will remain so.  Wishing the two a happy, healthy and long-lived journey through life together. 

Other wedding professionals who help create a successful day are:
      Shannon Lassen
        Sublime Wedding and Event Planning
      Ben Wheeler, Classical Guitarist
      Photo Elan

Give us a call to co-create an amazing ceremony!  Contact us at (206)789-9788 or through our website 

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Aloha Newlyweds - Michael & Kendra at De Lille Cellars (Woodinville)

Mr. and Mrs.

Talk about a couple who added their signature to their wedding day.  It has to be Kendra and Michael.  Everything was thought out, "crafting" parties were held, and the resulting wedding day was memorable.

Nieces & nephew all took part!

The two decided on a Thursday wedding and guests traveled from all over to be there, even from Japan.  Everyone was so happy for the union and spirits were high ... and the sun emerged (even thought the forecast was for rain).

They crafted the signs & added photos all along the fence.

And it was impossible to get lost!

Hand crafted flags, a hand-painted sign and pompoms of color festooned the meadow and the trees.

Guests were photographed with various props (I chose the huge red glasses), the photo printed and each person mounted their pic in the guestbook.  Each page had a line of the couple's favorite song hand entered at the top of each page.   

Check out the table settings.  Near each plate was a picture of that person, a photo of the bride and groom, the person's name and some blackberry jam (yum).

And the table you cupcakes and love birds were enticing.

Much happiness to Michael and Kendra!!!

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Saturday, September 11, 2010

Stephanie and Reese - A Beautiful Wedding at Hidden Meadows

The Snohomish Valley takes your breath away with great sunsets.
Every time of the year is a wonderful time to wed.  In the Pacific Northwest, summer is the favorite time.  Particularly, the last weekend of July (I've heard it is statistically the weekend with the least possibility of rain).  For Reese and Stephanie, their wedding day was clear and sunny...and the sunset was spectacular!

What I remember most clearly from this ceremony is the "words of wisdom" from Rob, Stephanie’s dad.  He explained to her that in every relationship one person is like the balloon and the other is the string. In this relationship, Reese is the balloon, he is the dreamer, and Stephanie is the string, she keeps the two on task and grounded in reality. They are a good match!  I think this photo says it all.

It was a magic day, captured wonderfully by Joe and Jill Photography.

Other wedding professionals that contributed to the overall experience were:
Brett Fawcett, DJ
Emily Hawkins, Wedding Planner
Hidden Meadows 

Many gorgeous sunrises and sunsets to Reese and Stephanie!

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