In the midst of getting settled and starting their residency, Shirin found a moment to send me this photo taken by Christopher Gendron. It is not only a STUNNING and accurate reflection of the couple – it weaves the warmth of the fireplace into the coziness and obvious joy of the couple’s mood. I also admire the artistry of the puddling of Shirin’s gown flowing as mirror to the rectangular light from above. I want to frame this!
I treasure the time right before the ceremony begins. Electricity seems to be in the air and we all take a deep breath as the guests are finding their seats and the women in the Bridal Party are doing their last “fluff and buff”. Josh and I were able to handle some pre-ceremony details and have some cuddle time. It had been a busy week and yet I believe Josh was the most calm groom I have ever encountered, relishing all the joy of the moment! Clearly the fact that 300 guests were waiting to watch him escort his sweet mother Linda and recite his vows publicly was not an issue!
Most everyday they go by “Katy and Greg” – but last Saturday they were transformed into “Gregory and Katherine”. And such an ideal day it was! All of their minute details were carried out with such grace by Merry Beth Turpin of Aisle of View, event planner extraordinaire. Both Katy and Greg had such supportive, loving families. Here they are with Katy’s parents, Tom and Karen at the divine Woodmark Hotel.
Notice Tiffany’s Bouquet (front-loaded) and how she holds the wedding rings in the little box with the lid on top. Tiffany performed her duties with the utmost of decorum last Saturday night at the Woodmark Hotel in Kirkland. Tiffany was honored to deliver jewelry once before. She was built by her “father” (Groom Greg is just behind Tiffany, looking on proudly) to deliver the engagement ring to his lovely bride-to-be, Katy. Katy is a robotics fan and was so charmed that Greg secretly built Tiffany for the utterly charming proposal. And I have NEVER seen so many guests pull out their phone cameras to capture a Ring Bearer’s roll down the aisle! It was beyond adorable.
It won’t be long now and our very special day will play out. These two are just a treat! Their plans continue to take shape and it was fun to hear about the rest of the scheme yesterday over a lunch of homemade turkey/barley soup and warm homemade sourdough rolls. They have invested a good deal of time in designing their wedding. It is to be a meaningful experience for all, grounded in close family and enriched with dear friends. The Grand Hyatt Seattle will be hosting us for a night to remember!
As anyone that has ever planned a wedding knows, the table seating task is a challenge. And once you have sorted out just who is sitting with whom – how does one display the cards so that guests are able to easily retrieve their name cards and find their table? Kerra from A Divine Event brainstormed this brilliant design and then had to convince her father to help her build it! It not only saves a LOT of space – it is classically beautiful as well. Bravo Kerra! PS: love the tiny clothes pins!
Hidden Meadows was the stage for our DRY wedding last Friday evening! Lots of creative touches flourished thanks to Kerra from A Divine Event. The country theme that Jenn and Patrick favored was found at every turn. I so appreciate how they wove their families into the ceremony. And it was great working with Sean Wheatley with Seattle Parties. He is a great DJ! Here is a little video that he shot towards the end of the evening featuring sky lanterns. Fabulous! Click on this: https://vimeo.com/45117560