The first time I 'saw' Kristi & Joey was actually via Facebook. The fantabulous photographer Barbie Hull shot their engagement in Kerry Park. Joey had hired Barbie, plus a flash mob of dancers to surround them, on a gorgeous sunny day right before he popped the question! I thought to myself, "Those people look awesome - I want to plan their wedding!!" So you can imagine how thrilled I was a few weeks later when we first got together for coffee. I somehow inceptioned them to hire me, and I'm not one bit sorry about it!
The couple took a little break from their three favorite things- boating on Lake WA, Crossfit, and their dog, Murphy- to tie the knot on a perfect Seattle day. Kristi looked absolutely stunning in her dress, and Joey looked dapper as ever in his navy tuxedo.
And check out their crew! I was swooning over those bridesmaids' dresses all night. The mixing and matching of colors and textures was so fun. And these guys definitely look like they know how to party!
Kristi & Joey wanted what I call a "Mullet Wedding"- aka classy up front and party in the back. Just my style!! What better way to achieve that than to start off at the stunning St. James Cathedral? The dramatic aisle, vaulted domes, and the stained glass windows are phenomenal!
On their way from the church to the reception, Kristi & Joey stopped to take some photos at Pike Place and jumped in a rickshaw to take them to the Four Seasons to party! So fun!
After their ceremony, guests made their way to the Four Seasons Hotel to enjoy a gorgeous view of the Sound while munching on Asian inspired appetizers. We had Prop Gallery West drape the entire room in navy blue fabric and brought in woven metallic overlays & navy napkins from Pedersen's Event Rentals. Kristi liked the mixed medal look, so we combined the linens with gold, brass, and copper vessels from Flora Nova. The stunning florals that Christiane created were arranged in three looks and heights so when guests walked in to the ballroom they were greeted with a gorgeous display!
Their invitations were custom created by Stephanie Clarke of Dahlia Press. Joey nearly became a graphic designer before he turned his attention to contracting, so he was very involved in the fonts, layout, and design of the paper. It was pretty fun to watch him get technical when it came to the thickness and angle of the stripes.
A fun twist to the night was that after the standard traditions (speeches, cake cutting, and first dances) a rolling feed of their hashtag- #FinallyFentress- was projected onto a screen while guests danced the night away. It was a great way to see candid images of the day and it got their guests to keep snapping away fun photos!
One of my favorite moments of the evening was when Kristi's sister, who is still in high school, got up on stage to perform and absolutely CRUSHED it! What a sweet, personal moment and I was so impressed by her.
The party was still going as the sun set over the Puget Sound, providing the most beautiful backdrop to end one heck of a day!
Kristi and Joey, thank you so so much for letting me be a part of your big day! I'm so glad my mind tricks worked on you and I was able to be a part of all the fun :) And a huge thank you to all of our vendors who made the day so special and beautiful! You guys rock!
Reception Venue + Caterer: The Four Seasons
Photographer: Barbie Hull
Florist: Flora Nova
Music: Austin Beaver
Hair: Rachel Gonzalez
Makeup: Kayla Kollection
Invitations: Dahlia Press