Happy February! It's officially the most romantic month of the year, so I'm bringing the love to you all with this gorgeous couple- Andrea and Britt. Their wedding day was nothing short of spectacular! Perfect Seattle weather for a perfect Seattle couple.
This oh so beautiful pair had met roughly 18 months earlier at a UW football tailgate party when Andrea’s cousin approached Britt with a line like, "Hey you’re hot. You should meet my hot cousin." And he agreed! The two connected over the phone that week, which led to their first date the next Sunday at a Seahawks game... with several of Andrea’s family members who were also there! Britt didn’t let the pressure get to him though and that first date was the beginning of a whirlwind romance!
Britt & Andrea wanted to treat their 250 guests to an elegant and fun affair! Per Andrea's family's tradition, the couple was married at the spectacular St. James’ Cathedral, and then they were picked up by Andrea’s father in his classic white Cadillac convertible!
Then it was off to probably the only venue in Seattle that could top the stunning ceremony- the Seattle Art Museum! One of my favorite spots in the city to host a truly fantastic reception. Guests were in awe of the venue as they entered and you could tell everyone was excited to party at the SAM!
An extra special treat for guests as they entered the reception was that they were the first to celebrate under the new John Grady ‘Middle Fork’ tree instillation- a replica of a 140 year old western hemlock tree located in the Cascade Mountains. It was a mouth dropping room reveal for sure! To showcase the art, Crimson Haze worked their magic with uplights, spotlights & washes throughout the reception. And the soft chestnut color of the tree complimented the neutral tones Andrea & Britt’s wedding design perfectly! We rented gold chiavari chairs, ivory linens with champagne chiffon overlays, gold flatware, and glass gold rimmed chargers from Pedersen’s. The pops of emerald green found in the menus, table favors, and endless strands of garland kept the look sophisticated and classic.
Each guest was welcomed to their seat by an envelope that read ‘For Richer or Poorer’ with a penny attached. Inside the favor (made by the bride!) was a scratch off lottery ticket. You could hear guests' excitement as they won around the room!
To kick the party off, the couple made their grand entrance down the even grander staircase of the South Hall at the Seattle Art Museum into their cocktail hour where guests were enjoying signature cocktails and appetizers by TASTE.
After a delicious plated dinner and a dessert bar full of yummy bites by Street Treats, guests listened to thoughtful speeches and watched the first dances. Something super unique and fun to note, Britt and his mom Kathy are HUGE Tupac fans (they even have matching Tupac tattoos!) and their mother and son dance was to his song, ‘Dear Mamma'! Disclaimers were made about her excellent parenting before the song began – it was too funny!
They ended the night with a truly epic dance party! Andrea hilariously danced around the reception with a silver platter full of Dick’s hamburgers- a Seattle wedding guest's dream! As guests danced to the fabulous Blue Wave Band, burgers were snatched up left and right. It was a perfect way to send everyone off!
It was an exceptional night for an exceptional couple! Andrea & Britt are as nice and kind as they are gorgeous, and as you can see from these images, they are ridiculously gorgeous! It was a wedding where you could tell that every guest in attendance was just glowing with happiness for them!! It was fun just to be in the room surrounded by the energy!!
Thank you Andrea and Britt for letting me be a part of this perfect day! I had a blast! And huge thanks to our many vendors who made this day everything and more. You are all phenomenal!
Hotel- The Thompson
Ceremony- St. James Cathedral
Reception- Seattle Art Museum
Photographer- Wiley Putnam Photography
Florist- Creative Colours
Videographer- Green Attic Films
Music- Blue Wave Band
Dessert- Street Treats
Lighting- Crimson Haze Event Lighting
Rentals- Pedersen's Event Rentals
Draping- Prop Gallery
Hair + Makeup- OffWhite Makeup and Beauty
Transportation- Creative Bus
*As seen in the February issue of Seattle Met Bride & Groom Magazine!