Romance in the Rain
Jeff and Diana’s wedding ceremony was held at Parsons Garden on Queen Anne Hill. A fitting location, as it was where they had their very first date. The downpour of rain didn’t seem to dampen anyone’s spirits, it was all smiles and pure joy. Diana was stunning from head to toe – her GORgeous gown was custom designed by Luly Yang, who liked it so much, she asked her to wear it in her couture fashion show. And thank goodness for the exquisite shawl from Cicada Bridal – it was the perfect accessory for the chilly day. Diana’s hair and make-up was by Erin Skipley, and though you can’t see them, she was wearing swanky fuchsia Manolo Blahnik heels.
The ceremony was beautifully adorned by Elements in Bloom. Diana and Jeff wanted lots of color, and chose shades of fuchsia, orange, coral, and green.
After the ceremony, guests followed the chalk up the street to the private residence where the reception took place. Even with the constant downpour, there was still enough chalk to lead the way.
Jeff and Diana opted for a Zipcar to escort them the 2 blocks to the reception!
Once inside the tent, you never would’ve known it was gloomy out. Strings of globe bulbs and bright paper lanterns from Party Lights set the stage for the soiree. These gorgeous green shantung linens and glass chargers from Pedersens perfectly paired with the natural bamboo chairs from AA Party Rentals. And the scrumptious food was from Stephanie, Of Course!
Nicole Mae Designs provided all of the paper goods, and Diana hand painted river rocks to be escort cards for the guests. (Bless her heart!)
Diana’s grandfather was from Kentucky, so in honor of him, the signature cocktail of the evening was mint juleps. Served in 4 oz mason jars with striped green straws gave them a more festive kick.
And here’s where Jeff gets involved. He home-brewed all of their beer. An E.S.B., I.P.A. and Pale Ale! (Bless HIS heart!) Diana made custom labels for each – a true team effort!
In lieu of traditional wedding cake, Diana and Jeff chose lemon meringue tarts to satisfy their guests sweet tooth, errr teeth. Judy Tallant makes the most delectable desserts around, and these were nothing shy of delightful. Not to mention pretty to look at on these sweet trays by Totally Tabletops.
Jeff and Diana’s favorite band, is Vancouver B.C. based band called The Paperboys. They often tour through Seattle, and we thought it would be fun to try and track them down to play their wedding. With a few connections, we were in luck! They were phenomenal – made for a dance party that brought the house down!! At special request, they even learned Jeff and Diana’s first dance song – “You Are the Best Thing” by Ray LaMontagne.
This fete was fun, unique, lively, tasty, and memorable for many reasons. A huge thank you, and kudos, to Brian and Jennifer Hartman of Photo Elan for perfectly capturing it all – rain or shine!