Meet Mary & Monica.
Two of the sweetest gals you will ever come across. Clients like this make my job so fulfilling. Words can’t describe the emotions felt by all in attendance on December 9, 2012 at 12:01am.
Now, let me share the back story leading up to their wedding day…
When I first met Mary & Monica, they had chosen the day of December 8 to celebrate their life long commitment to each other because they liked winter and it fit with work schedules. Planning was well under way for a gorgeous wedding with a guest list that was close to 200 people. As time passed, Ref 74 was put on to the November ballot. It occurred to everyone that if it passed, they would actually be able to be legally married in the state of Washington. Well guess what? Washington voters passed Ref 74 in November. Following the victory of Ref 74, they announced that the first legal day to be married was going to be December 9, 2012. What perfect timing!?! When they announced this, I got goosebumps.
Wedding plans were being wrapped up by this point, and invitations had already been sent out for the ceremony and reception on Dec 8. They decided that they would host their 5pm ceremony and reception according to plan; however they would add a second wedding ceremony to be held at 12:01am, December 9, where they could have a legal ceremony.
After the first ceremony they went on to enjoying a beautiful dinner, toasts, and Bamboo Beats kept the dancefloor packed throughout the entire night. One of the more special moments was watching Mary and Monica dance to “Same Love” by Macklemore. Brandy (my assistant) and I even made a run to Dicks Burgers to pick up 150 cheeseburgers as a late night snack for everyone. As the midnight hour approached we started prepping for the second ceremony. News crews and reporters were there to capture this special moment. A perfectly timed procession and ceremony was preformed by Annemarie Juhlian at exactly 12:01am December 9. I don’t think there was a dry eye in the venue.
I can’t thank the vendors on this wedding enough. We had such a fantastic team and everyone went above and beyond.
The incredible photographer, Jenny GG captured the day so perfectly. She put a photo of Mary and Monica on facebook the next day and within 24 hours I think there were over 5,000 likes. It was pretty awesome to see the support.
Special thanks to the Seattle Yacht Club for everything they did to make this day perfect. It has always been one of my favorite venues to work at, so it was extra special that this wedding was held there.
Final thanks to the rest of the vendors that made this day possible:
Hair: Lydia Wetmore at G2 Salon
Make Up: Flawless Beauty Bars
Cake: Mike’s Amazing Cakes
Stationary: Paper Fling
Flowers: Metropolitan Market
Now for the photos..Enjoy…
Oh and did I mention, this wedding is featured in the newest publication of Seattle Bride Magazine?
On news stands soon…here is a sneak peek!
“Live on and be yourself” – Macklemore
Meet Ali & Todd. I first met Ali when she was the Editor of Seattle Bride Magazine. Eventually she moved from on SBM, but gave me a ring when she got engaged. Of course, her wedding still had to end up published in Seattle Bride Magazine… It was a fun one to coordinate!