Sunday, February 5, 2012

Vener + Alicia = Wedding at Gas Works Park

Love was apparent when Alicia and Vener wed!

Kent and I truly enjoyed meeting this wonderful couple.  I had a chance to get to know them better through our premarital sessions and to help them create their ceremony, while Kent had the honor of officiating for them.

All was in readiness!  From the flower girls and ring bearers ...

... to the lovely ladies.

The wedding party was joyous.  It was a day to celebrate.   Playful photos were taken 

... and so were more formal ones.

Then, the ceremony began!

Does Vener look happy or what?

There were touching moments.

And moments of down right laughter!

The couple honored both of their heritages.  Vener is Filipino so three traditions were included in the ceremony.  First, was the arras or 13 coins to reflect financial prosperity and well being for the couple.

Then, the placing of the veil to represent both blessings and protection.
The moms were delighted to have this role in the ceremony.

Finally, the placing of "the cord" over their shoulders, symbolizing their union. 

There was also a time to include Sasha, their adopted daughter and center of their family.
Isn't she adorable?

I love how the broom can be
decorated in the colors of the wedding.

After being pronounced Mr. and Mrs, the two "jumped the broom," as a nod to Alicia's cultural history.


Then, it was time to celebrate.
Sasha was enjoying herself,
along with her parents!

On to the Blue Ribbon Cooking School for the reception and fun.

Dancing, of course!

Such a fun photo!

Love this photo of Vener and the "money dance."  It is the first time I saw the money crown.

I think everyone had fun with it.

And, you can't forget the cake!  It was created by the Blue Ribbon Cooking School, along with the flowers, catering, linens, place setting and day-of-coordination.

Wishing Alicia and Vener the very best in their life as husband and wife and as parents!

We know there will always be joy and love in their lives!

Thanks to Jenn Ireland for the photographers.  Hats off to the staff at the Blue Ribbon Cooking School, who set up and took down the ceremony seating at Gas Works Park and took care of all of the details of the reception. 

DJ A.S.I.A. kept the reception hopping and guests enjoyed the Aura Photo Booth  too!

To create a ceremony that reflects you and your cultural heritage, give us a call at 206-789-9788 or contact us through our website at

1 comment:

Vener Azurin said...

Thank you so much for being part of our special day. The times we spent together planning was very helpful in creating a unique and heartfelt ceremony for us. The premarital sessions gave the both of us tools to start our lives together...we both know that it is important to have that honesty and communication and to be able to discuss the tough issues in our relationship...we are blessed to have met you and shared our day with us!