These two cuties make me happy. They warm my spirits, they give me goose bumps. From their classic winery wedding to their endless looks of love, they’ve got the whole “happily ever after” thing down pat and The Ganeys captured every single second of it all. Need a boost on this hump day? Look no further, it’s all here.
From Emily of The Ganeys… From beginning to end, Alexa and John’s wedding was a classically beautiful event!
The day started off at Alexa’s parents’ home with all of the girls getting ready. Their home was the perfect space for the morning activities – bright and beautiful – with so many big windows! I was in heaven! Alexa gifted her bridesmaids personalized champagne glasses and Kate Spade stud earrings that the girls would wear for the wedding day.
Alexa put on her Anna Campbell lace gown from The Dress Theory (swoon!) with the help of her mom and a few bridesmaids. I loved the double bows in the back and the delicate detailing.
Thomas, John, and the groomsmen had made their way to the church for the ceremony. They straightened ties and pinned boutonnieres in preparation for the wedding.
We all took our places and waited for Alexa and her dad to walk down the aisle. When Alexa made her entrance with her dad by her side, everyone gasped – she looked stunning! Alexa’s dad gave her a hug and took her hand and placed it into John’s. Pastor Jim took us all through the ceremony beautifully, announcing the couple as husband and wife. After the ring exchange, Alexa and John walked over to their mothers and gave them a rose as a thank you for everything they have done. After the recessional, Alexa and John exited the church as the guests threw rice in celebration!
Everyone made their way to Woodinville, a city east of Seattle known for their wineries, for the reception at DeLille Cellars. The space there is absolutely beautiful! Everything was so lush and green – there were endless views to soak in! The Reid Jamieson Band, a duo from Canada, serenaded everyone throughout cocktail hour. They were so wonderful!
After Alexa and John made their entrance into the perfectly set reception tent, Alexa’s uncle welcomed the guests. As a winemaker, he provided the selections for the evening. After dinner, the toasts began. One after the next, they were all so heartwarming and touching. I’m pretty sure everyone was in tears at one point or another. It was wonderful to be regaled with tales of childhood, military adventures, and movie tastes evolving over the years!
For the reception, the party moved inside. The first dances were danced, the cake was cut, and the dance floor was full! One part of the evening that I’ll never forget is when the dance floor erupted with Seagals, Seattle Seahawks cheerleaders! They busted out a choreographed routine – it was so fun to watch them all move through the set – especially Alexa in her wedding dress!
At the end of the evening, Alexa and John exited through a tunnel of sparklers to their Rolls Royce getaway car, all while the guests sang the national anthem. It was the perfect ending to an unforgettable wedding day!
Photography: The Ganeys | Videography: Magical Touch Media | Floral Design: Bella Rugosa | Wedding Dress: Anna Campbell | Cake: Carli's Cakes | Invitations: Papertree Studio | Ceremony Venue: Saint Andrew Lutheran Church | Reception Venue: DeLille Cellars | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Azazie | Catering: A Platinum Event | Makeup: Susan Cummins | Hair: Heather Bezanson | Band: The Reid Jamieson Band | Groomsmen's Attire: Men's Wearhouse | Officiant: James McEachran | Harpist: Monica Schley | Bridal Boutique: The Dress Theory | Bridal Shoes: Pink Paradox London | Day of Coordination: A Platinum Event | Film Lab: Richard Photo Lab | Veil: Veils by Rebecca