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Real Wedding: Ryan + Ashley

December 14, 2010

We’re so excited to share this oh-so-beauteous Seattle wedding with you guys today, shot by one of our fave photographers Michèle M. Waite!  Ashley & Ryan wanted their big day to be completely personalized to showcase their uniquely special taste, something that was not only light-hearted and fun, but celebrated community – the people who have been such an important influence in their lives.

These two lovebirds collaborated to create many of the wonderful pieces you’ll see below: the invitations, programs, CDs that were given as favors, the “A+R Wedding” sandwich board, table numbers, bridesmaid flower belts…. whew! A ton of work and so gorgeously executed!

Bringing the whole “community” theme full-circle, family and friends also lovingly played a big part in bringing everything together – dessert-baking, beer-brewing, ping-pong table-painting, even choreographing their first dance!

Such fun, bright bouquets!

This fabulously flow-y fabric backdrop was made by the the groom’s sister – it’s so billowy and beautiful. The perfect addition to an already stunning ceremony space.

Those wooden ceilings and hanging lights are so grand, and the candlelight pews are just divine. Such a good venue!!

Beautiful tabletops complete with mini-lanterns, pretty pink menus, vintage glassware, and bundles of peaches(!!)

Ashley & Ryan surprised their guests by doing a swing dance for their first dance – hello, that is amazing! We totally admire their bravery, and it looks like they’re having sooo much fun!

Gorgeous and more importantly, looks like so much fun! Bravo, Ashley & Ryan. Congrats!

Wedding Planner: Steven M. Moore Designs / Flowers: Steven M. Moore Designs / Venue and Catering: Herban Feast at SoDo Park / Photography: Michèle M. Waite / Necklace: Ashley Paulina Jewelry / Dress: Monique Lhuilllier / Belt : Vera Wang / Hair: Shandra Koehler at Sense Salon / Officiant: Reverend Kent French of First Congregational Church of Bellingham / Band: The Kennedy Brothers

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