Lake Washington Wedding from Carol Harrold Photography
April 2, 2013
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Though I had a hard time believing this soft, sunny day took place in Seattle, I knew from the moment I opened up the pretty in pink soiree from VOWS Wedding & Event Planning that I 100% loved it. Don't get me wrong, I love Seattle's weather, but the sun was shining on a day so stunning it could only have been captured so perfectly by Carol Harrold Photography. It would have been gorgeous even with the notorious Pacific Northwest clouds, but this wedding seems to have bottled up that beautiful sunshine and spread it all over the entire day. Click here for more!
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From the photographer ... Personal. Sweet. Memorable. Romantic. Fun. These are the best words to describe the wedding of Jorie Reger and Nichlas Mellors. This gorgeous couple lives in Chicago and wanted a wedding in the Seattle area since the bride was raised here.
With so many out of town guests and the couple’s wish for a gorgeous Pacific Northwest view and a lovely white wedding tent, it was easy to choose The Woodmark Hotel on Lake Washington, in Kirkland Washington as their wedding venue.

It was a perfect, warm Seattle day as the couple stood lakeside, hand in hand, and said their I Do’s. This was a celebration of family. The groom’s father served as best man, and the bride’s three sisters served as bridesmaids and all of the family members were deeply appreciated and honored in one way or another.

After the ceremony, guests enjoyed cocktail hour as the happy couple took a private boat ride on Lake Washington. In an effort to showcase the culinary talents of The Woodmark Hotel and in true Pacific Northwest fashion, their plated meal selection included beef tenderloin and wild Alaskan salmon accompanied by Washington wines. Following dinner service, guests were treated to a scrumptious cake buffet (who can select just one flavor?), a decadent chocolate truffle bar, and late night snacks. As a surprise to the bride and groom, there was a special “flash mob” performance choreographed by the bride’s sisters and sent to guests via top secret youtube video so they could learn it in advance. Dozens of friends and family members performed this custom song and dance routine for the newlyweds. The dance floor was packed the rest of the evening as everyone enjoyed one of Seattle’s best wedding bands, The Nines.

Their color palette of different shades of pink, coral, peach, yellow and creame was implemented everywhere, including their hand painted invitations, the ribbon treatments on the chairs, the lush floral arrangements and wedding cake buffet. The entire celebration was a treat for the senses!


Photography: Carol Harrold Photography | Wedding Planning, Design & Coordination: Stephanie Wilson with VOWS Wedding & Event Planning | Ceremony & Reception Venue: The Woodmark Hotel on Lake Washington | Florist: Ring Around the Rose | Guitarist: Steven King | Band: The Nines | Hair & Make-up: The Wedding Belles | Officiant: Rev. Patrick Callahan | Cakes and Truffles: Let Them Eat Cake | Stationery: Valerie’s Invites printed and produced; The bride hand painted the design and some of the text | Gown: Belltown Bride | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Nordstrom | Alterations: Fragile Fit