Oh hey party people, I'm back!! Happy 2018! I hope you all had a fantastic holiday and you're ready to make the most of this brand new year! To kick the year off right I wanted to share one of my favorite weddings of 2017: Janna and Mikey. I hope seeing these photos makes you all warm and cozy during this chilly winter we're having!
Where do I start with these two? The first time they met, Mikey was helping Janna move out of her apartment during college. He was a friend of a friend of a friend and it was all hands on deck, so they didn't know each other and there wasn't a ton of interaction, but they remembered each other.
Years later, they saw each other out one night and after Mikey worked up a bit of (liquid) courage, he walked up to her and delivered a perfectly crafted one liner, "You're pretty." And.... it worked! To all the guys out there who think something that simple won't work: hope is restored!
Janna is supes classy. She is very sweet and soft spoken with long, dark, silky, swooping hair. Literally every time we met, she was dressed to perfection. My first thought every time I saw her was, "Damn girl, could you be any cuter?!" Which is why I was not surprised at all by how phenomenal she looked on the big day. She is pretty much the opposite of me in many way. But I think she must be drawn to opposites because then there's Mikey...
Mikey is a down and dirty kind of guy. He was a wrestler in college and now he wears a lot of Carhartt and Filson and works with his hands. Though you wouldn't know all that from these photos because he looks incredibly suave and charming!
The whole "opposites attract" is clearly working in their favor, because well... look at them!
These two wanted to have a very traditional and FUN wedding! They had been to about 10 weddings together in the year before they got engaged so they had a really good sense of what they did and didn't want at their own wedding. One of their main goals was awesome food, which is one of the many reasons we chose Sodo Park as their venue. Herban Feast served up an incredible family style feast of citrus rubbed wild pacific salmon and beef tenderloin.
Pike's Place Press did the invitations and the menus, and Janna hand wrote every guest's name on a menu, which served as their seat assignment identifier. Then bash & bloom killed the floral centerpieces and added lush greenery all over the venue, including green sprigs on each of the napkins. Their white, blush & navy color palette really popped with all of the accents and florals.
Mikey painted this 6 foot tall board with chalk paint and then Chalk Boss wrote out table assignments for the 25 tables for their 215 guests. It was gorg!
Another of their main goals was to have Rainier Beer. CHECK! And when the venue ran out, your girl went out and picked up three more cases. Some call me a hero, some just say I make dreams come true... I'll take either.
Mikey's only request was to have a funfetti cake and Kara from The Sweetside definitely delivered! It was a beautiful centerpiece for this incredible dessert table.
Their last goal was to have a truly EPIC dance party. Mission accomplished! It was honestly one of the best dance parties ever. Mikey's wrestling buddies from the east coast even did a ribbon dance routine to Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" that was, as the kids say, "lit."
These two were a serious highlight of last year for me, and they're leaving some seriously big shoes to fill for 2018. Congrats you two! I had a blast working with you!
And thank you to all of the amazing vendors who made this day everything Janna and Mikey wanted it to be:
Venue + Caterer- Sodo Park & Herban Feast Catering
Photographer- Carina Skrobecki Photography
Videographer- Denver Nathan Studio
Florist- bash & bloom
DJ- Kryspin Music
Rentals- Pedersen's Rentals
Hair + Makeup- OffWhite Makeup + Beauty
Officiant- Jason Boss
Signage- Chalk Boss
Hotel- Kimpton Alexis Hotel