Timeless and drenched in elegance this Seattle soiree is cause for celebration. With the help of their loved ones, this couple crafted a day filled with nods to their Greek and Puerto-Rican heritage including DIY details like peony filled bouquets and hand-sewn favors and you can see all the pretty through the lens of Yvonne Wong in the full gallery right here.
From the Bride… My husband and I were married last spring beautiful overcast Seattle day. Our photographer, Yvonne Wong, did a wonderful job capturing the brightness of the grey day along Lake Washington at the Seattle Tennis Club. Since I was a young girl, I dreamt of one day getting married at the classic venue, and thankfully my husband-to-be fell in love with the venue as well.
In addition to his venue-approval, he gave me free reign on most of the planning, which I was thrilled about because I had so many ideas of what I wanted to create myself with the help of my incredibly crafty Mom. We were so excited to work together and DIY a lot by ourselves, including ALL the flowers, escort cards, programs, menus, favors, and wedding sash. As I toiled on the papery items, my Mom sewed the wedding favors and pieced together my beautiful wedding sash. The two days leading up to the wedding, we worked away on all the florals, which was quite the feat in the midst of entertaining out of town guests and getting prepared for the big day. There were definitely a couple last minute runs to get more (bloomed) peonies but thankfully we had the help of friends and family to assist in getting everything organized for the big day.
Carlos and I met the summer of 2009 in Seattle’s Greenlake neighborhood. While both of us attended the University of Washington, had mutual friends, and lived directly across the street from each other, it took us years to actually meet. My new roommates and I decided to throw an open house party in our newly rented townhouse and Carlos happened to show up with one of our mutual friends. That evening, bonding over our college experiences, prior careers and cultural backgrounds, we felt a spark, and the rest is history.
Growing up in Greek and Puerto-Rican households, it was important for us to share our cultural backgrounds for our big day. While our ceremony was traditional Greek Orthodox, we tried to blend our Greek and Puerto-Rican backgrounds during our reception, with lots of salsa dancing and Greek dancing. Our favorite part of the evening was sneaking away just the two of us, to see all our closest family and friends enjoying themselves out on the dance floor. The day was filled with so much love and we couldn’t have asked for anything more.
Photography: Yvonne Wong Photography | Floral Design: Mother Of The Bride | Wedding Dress: Calla Bridal | Wedding Cake: Cake Envy | Invitations: Paper Delights | Ceremony Venue: St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church | Reception Venue: Seattle Tennis Club | Bride's Shoes: Nordstrom | Bridesmaids' Dresses: J Crew | Hair: Jodi Smith | DJ: DJ Yanni | Wedding Favors: Mother Of The Bride | Flower Girls: Janie And Jack | Groomsmen Attire: Men's Wearhouse | Makeup: Jara Mohlman | Programs/Menus: Bride