Friends! We are back to blogging [Take a look below for some more recent posts and don’t worry… we’ve got more where these came from]. Can’t believe how long it has been since we posted a real wedding. We have a #weddingwednesday and a #throwbackthursday mixed all in one for you to start. We’ve had a few opportunities to catch up with this bride lately, so these two are fresh on our mind. Such lovely souls.
These two had a long winding story that didn’t connect until many years later when Dana’s mom played matchmaker. After a whirlwind cross-country romance and an intimate proposal on the Tacoma waterfront, there two found us and we all dove into wedding planning.
The guides for all of our decisions – a customized ceremony, romantic feel, and highlighting traditions. Lucky for us, both families were highly involved and every loved one felt like they had helped create a momentous day to start off Janae + Dana’s new life together.
The ceremony was one I won’t ever forget at Kilworth Chapel on the University of Puget Sound Chapel. Flora Nova Design out-did themselves with the custom draping, crystal adorned chandeliers, and white flowers everywhere. Janae and Dana incorporated a candle lighting ceremony that was so moving, I don’t think I can put it into words. Their mothers lit their separate unity candles. Their fathers then passed the flames from these candles to all the guests. Upon lighting their unity candle, those same flames we also being held by all the guests to symbolize all their loved ones being a part of their marriage. Such a memorable moment.
Cedarbrook Lodge was transformed to create the elegant, traditional reception we were looking for. With a show stopping cake from The Cakewalk Shop and breathtaking florals from Flora Nova Design, guests knew that this was going to be an affair to remember as soon as they walked into the room.
Our favorite part of the night were the hand rolled cigars from San Juan Cigars. A special request from the groom, that we were all too excited to fulfill.
Janae + Dana, the warmth and love you were surrounded by on your day was something I will never forget. Thank you so much for letting me be a part of pulling off this celebration of your love.
Video Credit: Moetic
Wedding Planner: Taylor’d Events – Alex | Ceremony Location: University of Puget Sound Kilworth Chapel | Reception Site and Catering: Cedarbrook Lodge | Officiant: Pastor John Golling | Invitations: Paper Moxie | Photographer: Jamie Jones Photography | Videography: Moetic | Photobooth: The SnapBar | Floral Design: Flora Nova | Cake and Desserts: The Cakewalk Shop | Ceremony Music: Seattle String Quartet | Reception Music: Chris Graves | Wedding Gown: Mark Zunino via Kleinfeld | Veil and Accessories: Pnina Tornai | Bridesmaids Dresses: Nordstrom| Make-up: Off White Makeup | Formal Wear for Groom: Hugo Boss via Nordstrom | Groomsmen: The Black Tux | Cigars : San Juan Cigars | Rehearsal Dinner: Pacific Grill | Transportation: British Motor Coach | Rentals: Chiavari chairs via Pedersen’s, linens and napkins via BBJ Linens and Choice Linens,Bickner Dancefloors