Mallory & Pat: Midwestern Magic in the Pacific Northwest

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Aaah Mallory and Pat— what a fun and AMAZING couple to work with!!! These two met and live in Chicago, but Mallory was born and raised in Seattle and her whole family is here, so they decided to have their big day in the Pacific Northwest. We planned everything long distance and I have to say, we truly outdid ourselves…

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These two chose one of my favorite Seattle venues, Sodo Park, for their ceremony and reception. They both wanted a very romantic, gardeny feel, so we draped the entryways & market lights hanging from the ceiling with lots of greenery and added lots of candles and blooms. The whole place was so dreamy!

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Before the dance party began, the newly married couple snuck out to capture the last bit of sunlight and take some pictures in the golden hour. Totally worth it— how gorgeous are these shots?!

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While these two were basking in the glow of sunset and newlywed bliss, we converted Sodo Park from ceremony to reception space. For the linens we rotated every other table with navy linen and navy shantung and accented with copper flatware and individual pieces of greenery on every napkin. The head table was a gorgeous 22’ long wooden table that we topped with a mix of candles and lush greens. Alissa Lawton at Gather Events created some incredible wooden signage for the seating chart and table numbers to add to the overall rustic vibe. I know I’m biased, but I’m a big fan of how everything turned out.

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 Pat grew up in Wisconsin, where his family still lives. They actually drove from Wisconsin with a local keg for the wedding which was incredible! The bar had a secret bottle of Whiskey Pig for one lucky table of Wisconsinites and they were able to use a secret phrase to get the whiskey neat (hence the little pig icon on the table sign).

We wanted to incorporate a lot of Midwestern flair into the traditional PNW wedding elements. During the cocktail hour, they had raw oysters on ice for WA food and cheese curds for a  WI treat. And in addition to their traditional tiered wedding cake, they had a University of Wisconsin themed Groom’s cake in the shape of the school’s mascot, Bucky Badger. Then for a late night bite, we did Dick’s burgers to represent classic Seattle and they flew in deep dish pizza from Chicago.

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The bar doesn’t technically serve ‘shots’ but the bridesmaids really wanted to take a shot together. So I asked the bartender to make me really strong, small ‘drinks’ which I hand delivered to the gals to grant their wish. Ask and you shall receive! That got them into true party mode, and everyone had an absolute blast.

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Mallory and Pat are truly some of my favorite clients of ALL TIME! They are just the frigg’n best!! AND, as seen below they, they went above and beyond when they bought me a VINTAGE BUD LIGHT JACKET!!! I may or may not have cried… So awesome!!!

Mallory and Pat, you were a DREAM couple to work with! Thank you so much for letting me be a part of your wedding day. And thank you to all of the fantastic vendors who helped put everything together!

Venue + Caterer- Sodo Park & Herban Feast

Photographer- Carina Skrobecki Photography

Videographer- Denver Nathan

Florist- Flora Nova

Dessert- Cake Lady Custom Cakes

DJ- Integral DJs

Signage- Gather Events

Rentals- Pedersen’s Event Rentals & BBJ Linen & Vintage Ambiance

Makeup- Chelsey Matley

Hair- Yessie Libby

Officiant- Ashley Sherwood

Transportation- Shuttle Express