It’s absolutely impossible not to love this wedding from Kate Price Photography with every part of your heart. The setting was magical, the quests each guest was sent on brilliant, and Laura Hooper Calligraphy set a lovely, organic tone to the entire night. And the couple at the center? Cuties if I’ve ever seen cute.
From a lucky guest… The glass-covered patio and ballroom of Seattle’s Hotel 1000 was transformed into a sanctuary of glass, lights and greenery, a tranquil grove set amidst a forest of urban sky-rises. As we entered this magical glade of hanging mosses, lush ferns, and long branches, we took our seats upon elegant wooden chairs. The Willow Collective serenaded those awaiting the ceremony’s commencement with enchanting live music. A Norwegian bridal march ushered in the groom and sixteen-person bridal party to the front of the atrium where the officiant, Jennifer Bean, stood amidst an altar of trees and tables adorned with ferns and blossoming white orchids. As the band struck up Pachelbel’s “Canon in D,” the bride entered with her father and walked down a path of white petals. Her elegant Belgium lace veil, a family heirloom, flowed behind her. The first kiss as husband and wife was filled with a palatable energy that resonated throughout the audience as the band struck up a spirited rendition of the original NES “The Legend of Zelda” theme as a joyous recessional.
A grand party awaited just behind closed doors. Cocktail hour was a lively time for us to catch up with old friends and make many new. When Dave and Lizzy joined us, the party truly came alive. They brought us into the ballroom where we all took seats at round tables. Candles nestled on moss or hanging from lavish centerpieces of branches and logs helped set the mood. At each place setting was a curious little grey envelope sealed with pressed wax. Inside were quests. Yes, quests! Every guest had a quest, from finding hidden gnomes, to teaching others a new dance, and even raising toasts with new friends. The quests lasted the entire evening and were hung upon a large burlap-covered board upon their completion. To kick off the feast, Dave and Lizzy raised golden chalices edged with forest motifs, and the groomsmen raised drinking horn from days long past, toasting the five memorable speeches. Guests dined on the Northwest’s best seasonal food, featuring salmon and vegetarian main courses.
After the meal, the cake, set on a tree stump, was cut, and an array of desserts were set out upon a long table. The glass-covered patio, where the ceremony had taken place, had been transformed again into a candle-lit sylvan hall of antique soft seating and a dance floor and a stage for the world renowned Michael Benson Band. The first dances were beautiful and kicked off a night of enthusiastic dancing. I’ve never danced so much and with so many! Dave and Lizzy slipped away, and we were left with new friends, some delicious chocolate caramels, and so many good memories.
Photography: Kate Price Photography | Videographer: Aaron Horton Productions | Catering: Hotel 1000 | Hair & Makeup: Milagros Salon | Reception & Ceremony Venue: Hotel 1000 | Reception Band: Michael Benson Band | Stationery & Calligraphy: Laura Hooper Calligraphy | Wedding Design & Coordination: Sinclair & Moore