Filled with true Seattleite details (Scarves up Sounder Fans!), this Passport to Seattle Ferry Wedding held on the historic Skansonia ferry boat, included personal touches throughout. What we love most about this wedding is all the personal touches the creative bride and groom used to represent their story. Our favorite, being the customized passport designed by the groom himself. Enjoy the cheerful images captured by Carol Harrold Photography.
From the Bride: We wanted an extremely personal wedding for a large crowd. We LOVE our people and feel that those family and friends are life's true gifts. Matthew, as a graphic designer, created a personalized passport for each guest for our travel theme since it was on a ferry boat. In that, we had: a personal note to each guest, a personalized bio page for each guest, an adventure stamp book: drink stamp, dance stamp, photo booth, and eat stamp. We also posted quotes all over the venue for humor. For cocktails, we offered beer and wine but also margarita's and hot chocolate with peppermint schnapps. We had a photo booth set up next to the bar. Our favorite touch was that our wedding date was 3/14/15 which was pi day. It was the one day in a hundred years that ten digits of pi fell on that day: 3.141592653. So we did a pi toast with pie bites at 9:26 PM. It was a fun idea! We even had little flags with the value of pie placed into each pie bite. We aren't big math people, but it was a quirky, fun addition to our big day.
Hair and Makeup: We LOVED this salon (Salon Maison). They come on site to do hair and make up, which was relaxing. They focus on bridal and are very professional. Their costs were comparable to other higher end salons, like Gene Juarez, except they came to you.
Bridal Flowers: Metropolitan Market in Sandpoint - They did an absolutely beautiful job on my flowers. They looked perfect, had wonderful color and lasted a long time. They were really durable, too.
Wedding Photographer: Carol was absolutely amazing! First of all, she is super sweet and bubbly. She makes you feel comfortable upon first meeting her. She likes a plan and wants your input. She loves when you suggest ideas because she knows you will be happy. She has her own great ideas, too. The day of, she was outstanding. She came early and was very prepared. She knew our weather was iffy and planned to get going as soon as we were ready so that we could maximize on our time. We had a large wedding party (14 plus us) and a larger wedding (200). She shot with excitement all day long. She wanted to nail our suggested shots and had some great ones of her own. All the time, she wore a smile and talked so positively about the day. I'm sure she never sat down for a minute! She really was incredible. We loved how the photos turned out; however, just as importantly, we loved how comfortable she made us feel. Everyone at our wedding commented about how positive, patient and hard-working she was.
About the Venue: We picked the venue because: it had an AMAZING view, cool details, and the cost was very reasonable. It was one of the very few places that was: in Seattle, had an inside/outside option, could hold 210 guests, could have the reception and wedding in one location and had some options for parking. We LOVED the Skansonia.
Officiant: Tim Ledbetter was my first pastor growing up.
Cake: Whole Foods on Roosevelt and 65th: The cakes flavor was outstanding. We did three tiers and our top tier was gluten free. We got to pick six different flavors like chocolate, tiramisu, etc. People seemed to love it. It turned out exactly as we wanted.
DJ: Taylor Hanson was a friend of a friend. We LOVED him too! He did an amazing job and was very professional. He's fun and listens to what you want. He can play everything you want or just go with a certain style and do it himself. He has advanced gear if you want more detailed packages, but can also go low key.
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Participating vendors: Venue: MV Skansonia | Hair & Makeup: Salon Maison | Cake: Whole Foods | DJ: Taylor Hanson | Flowers: Metropolitan Market | Officiant: Tim Ledbetter | Photography: Carol Harrold Photography
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