Modern Lake Union restaurant wedding: Rachel + Stefan

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Reasons why you’re going to love Rachel + Stefan: 1) They met in kindergarten and played footsie in the 2nd grade. 2) They were crowned Duke and Duchess at their senior prom. 3) Their wedding date marked the 9 year anniversary of them dating. 4) Rachel writes and curates an incredibly well designed blog, Elephantine. Why you’ll adore their green, white, blush & black wedding with pretty paper goods: 1) Rachel designed and printed gorgeously cute invitations. 2) She’s got great DIY tips to share. 3) They kept the guest list small (40 people) and skipped traditions they didn’t feel strongly about. 4) JL Photografia photographed it!

modern lake union restaurant wedding

Rachel didn’t have a budge in mind for their invitations since she was designing and printing them herself. Just the cost of paper and ink did it. Paper & envelopes came from Paper Zone and the printer she used was a Canon PIXMA Pro9000 Mark II. Check out Rachel’s blog post for a more in depth look at the process!

modern lake union restaurant wedding

modern lake union restaurant wedding

They walked down the aisle to the instrumental version of one of their favorite songs: Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want by The Smiths.

modern lake union restaurant wedding

modern lake union restaurant wedding

modern lake union restaurant wedding

modern lake union restaurant wedding

Food favors are always the best! If they’re DIY, even better. Their mini jar favors were filled with homemade wildflower honey and Greek olive oil. Love it and want to know how to make them? Head over to Elephantine for the tutorial!

modern lake union restaurant wedding

modern lake union restaurant wedding

We wanted something small for our 40 guests, understated, and most importantly, fulfilling to the taste buds. It was an easy decision to have our wedding at a restaurant, and Canlis ended up being the perfect venue. We had a private room with designated areas for the ceremony and dinner reception. The food and service were both fantastic, and we had a gorgeous view overlooking Lake Union.

modern lake union restaurant wedding

Congrats Rachel + Stefan!

Photography: JL Photografia / Venue + food: Canlis / Pre-wedding portrait venue: Ballard Locks / Flowers: Marigold and Mint / Officiant: Bride’s uncle, who became ordained just for their wedding / Hair: Erin Hunt (Bride did her own makeup) / Rings: engagement ring was from Erie Basin, wedding bands from Green Lake Jewelry Works / Music: iPod / Bride’s dress: Gracie gown from J.Crew / Shoes: Nine West black pumps / Groom’s suit: Hugo Boss suit / Shoes: Calvin Klein

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my honest answer on Dec 8, 2011

Such a cute story! And a very pretty wedding.

Jacquelyn on Dec 8, 2011

Such a perfect set of stationary!

A Bicycle Built for Two on Dec 8, 2011

My god, Rachel looks good in that dress!

linda on Dec 8, 2011

i've been looking forward to this post! yay. it's such a pretty and sweet wedding too.

angie on Dec 8, 2011

beautiful wedding!!!!

Michael on Dec 8, 2011

I love the gals at JL!! They're awesome!

Fleur de vie on Dec 8, 2011

Amazing pictures! I heart all of the sweet details!!!

super sale on Jan 2, 2012

Great wedding story and thanks for adding this new way to cut down our expenses in weddings.

Hannah on Jan 9, 2012

Where were your invites and other paper goods made? Thanks!

pasadena on Apr 6, 2012

I really love this wedding!

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