Seattle Wedding by Kip Beelman Photography
November 14, 2011
Garden Weddings

Call me crazy, but never once has it passed my little wedding-loving mind that a penthouse suite would be THE perfect setting for an intimate and unforgettable wedding day. That is, until today when I spotted this perfectly elegant, perfectly cozy, and perfectly stunning affair. If I ever renew my vows, this my friends, would be the way. I love how the suite was essentially kept as is, complete with comfy furniture and one amazing fireplace and I have to admit, I'm slightly jealous of each and every one of their forty guests. Kip Beelman Photography captured all the gorgeous elements and if you're like me and loving every inch, meet me in the gallery for a good, old fashioned swoon fest and check out what Kip had to say here.










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From Kip Beelman Photography...The couple celebrated their small, intimate affair at the iconic Sorrento Hotel in Seattle, Washington with its warm and welcoming Italianate architecture and legacy as the city's longest running boutique hotel. The ceremony was held atop the Sorrento rooftop terrace with the Seattle skyline and waterfront playing 2nd fiddle as they said their vows and committed their love in front of 40 guests on a perfect August evening.

Passed hors d'oeuvres and cocktails were served in the richly appointed Sorrento Room after the ceremony whilst the Penthouse Suite was transformed into an elegant environment bar none to host their 3-course reception dinner provided by the hotel's own celebrated Hunt Club amidst the glow of Glassybaby votives and tables named after the desirable Seattle neighborhoods.

The bride and groom wanted a soft, vintage look with lots of texture and unexpected floral elements such as succulents and nigella pods.  Rachel of Finch and Thistle used her collection of vintage milk glasses for vased and then decorated with vintage books and mason jars in the fireplace and on the cocktail tables.  The Penthouse was left "as-is" with it's cozy furniture and fireplace to welcome guests before being "turned" into the reception location.

Wedding Photography: Kip Beelman Photography / Floral Design: Finch and Thistle / Wedding Cakes: B&O Espresso / Decor: Glassybaby / Favors: Fran's Chocolates / Hair + Make-up: Intermezzo Salon / Jewelry: E.E. Robbins / Men's Attire: Men's Wearhouse / Location + Event Planning: Sorrento Hotel / Officiant: Len Smolen of Your Wedding - Your Way / Pianist: Jerry Frank / Dress Boutique: La Belle Elaine's