We’ve got just the wedding to cure any Monday morning blues you may be experiencing at this very moment and it is fun with a capital F and totally swoon worthy with shades of pink around each and every pretty corner. And this, my friends is what it looks like when a talented wedding planner gets married. With gorgeous images from Riso Studio and beyond beautiful design and planning by Clutch Events, this modern and playful fete is sure to get your morning started on the right foot. See each and every last detail here in the full gallery.
From the Bride…As a wedding planner I always ask my brides to describe to me the ‘vibe & style’ they want to experience on the day of their wedding for themselves and their guests. I receive responses such as ‘elegant & sophisticated’, ‘care free & relaxed’, ‘romantic & classic’…but hands down, no matter what, the one word I always here is ‘fun’. I was not of original thought when I began to plan my own wedding. I wanted this to be the most FUN wedding anyone had been to! I wanted it to be a PARTY! So with that in mind my eager fiancé and I began to plan the fun on our engagement night!
My boyfriend of 4 ½ years and I had planned a party at our apartment on Friday the 15th for no reason at all other than to have a party. It wasn’t until that afternoon when I was cleaning the apartment when Sean came home with food and drinks for the party. To my surprise he also came home with the engagement ring that now sits on my finger!! The ‘its Friday night, so why not have a party’ became our official engagement celebration and that’s where the planning began. The 1st item that made our wedding special was that after a few hours of drinking two of our best friends said ‘we should be the flower girl and ring bearer!!’…that would be Jake and Pat, both over 6’ tall and quickly reaching 30 years old. Done and done! Having those two arm in arm skipping down the aisle was a highlight for many guests!
We started the event by having guests get a signature drink, sitting down at their tables that they would sit later for dinner and enjoying a drink while they watched us get married! I LOVED the ceremony! It was short and sweet, about 10 minutes, but we packed it full of greatness. The best part was that we had this whole thing planned of doing a “shout out to the gays” about how we feel humbled to be able to get married and we hope to live in a country where everyone can have the same opportunity, etc. Well, NY passed same sex marriage the day before and our officiant (through the power of the internet) held up the NY Times and the crowd went wild! It was perfect! I only welled up once when my 8 year godson, Hudson read an EE Cummings poem, “I Carry Your Heart”…he can’t pronounce his ‘r’s quite yet and to hear him read it was the most adorable thing on the planet! Oh, and we excited down the aisle to James Brown, “I Feel Good” and had an impromptu mini dance off down the aisle, too fun!!
In close, I LOVED my wedding! I simply loved it! It was the best time ever! I don’t think I stopped smiling once. It was SO fun! We had in a single room all of the people we loved and they were there to celebrate us. It was amazing!
Wedding Photography: Shannon Rice of Riso Studio / Flowers: AnnaMay Dutton / Event Design + Planning: Clutch Events / Day of Coordination: Parker Events + Sublime Events / Ceremony + Reception Location: 415 Westlake / Invitations: Red Sparrow /Reception Paper Product + Detail Goodness: Heather Driscoll of Heathoriginal / Bride’s Shoes: Betsy Johnson / Wedding Dress: Amy Kuschel at Belltown Bride / Hair + Belt: Jen Carrigan of Violet Magpie / Rings: Seattle Diamonds / Colored Votive Holders: Glassybaby / Groom’s Suit: J.Crew / Desserts: Top Pot Doughnuts, The Confectional + Tallant House / Band: Rewind / Caterer: Green Apple Events & Catering / Hair: Jamie O’Neil Salon / Make-up: Sequoia Leopold of My Flawless Tan & Makeup /Photobooth: Atomic Photobooth