REAL WEDDINGS: Katie & Jared, July 2, 2011

Katie & Jared were an amazing couple to work with! It might seem like we say that about every couple, but we truly mean that. Katie is going to school to get her doctorate in nursing and Jared is a "handy man" carpenter. We met with Katie and her wonderful parents Ann & Ben just a few months before her wedding to get her some help finishing up with the planning since she is such a busy gal! It was a great pleasure getting to know both her family, and then Jared's family at the wedding, which included his brother Nathan who was the most amazing florist!

Katie & Jared's wedding took place at the UW Center for Urban Horticulture. The ceremony was in sort of a secret garden area, called the Goodfellow Grove, and the reception in the NHS Hall with cocktails in the outdoor garden area and dancing under the glass atrium.

The whole day had a truly organic and magical feel to it with the inspiring floral touches that Nathan and friends created, a wooden arbor, handmade by Jared himself, plenty of chinese lanterns and twinkle lights, and lanterns, right down to the the guest favors that were little flower shaped seed planters.

There was plenty of fun throughout the night including a photobooth provided by Say Cheez Photo Booth a grooms cake of an armadillo from Sweet Cakes Kirkland and Katie even busted out some of her fancy dance moves on the floor. (We heard she teaches salsa dancing!?)

At the end of the night the couple retreated to their town car after many goodbyes and headed off to a romantic evening at the Edgewater Hotel.

Photos by Keri Pinzon