Mollie & Rob | Discovery Park Engagement Session

Mollie and Rob had their engagement photo session with us this past summer. Wanting to capture a romantic, sweet and fun vibe in their photos, we headed out to one of our favorite locations to shoot, Discovery Park! Here’s a few of the images from their engagement session.

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Bhakti & Payum | Hotel 1000 Seattle Wedding

Black, white with hints of red were the colors chosen for Bhakti and Payum’s beautifully simple, yet elegant wedding at Hotel 1000 in downtown Seattle. What they loved about Hotel 1000 was its open ceiling and terrace feel. It was the perfect setting for both their wedding ceremony and reception, witnessed by close family and friends. We started the day by heading down to Seattle’s waterfront for some photos with the whole wedding party, ending the day with a lot of fun dancing!


Bhakti smiling
Payum and Brother

Guys toasting
Bhakti veil

PAYUM
BHAKTI

BRIDE/GROOM SIDE BY SIDES

CEREMONY

CEREMONY SIDE BY SIDE

MOM TOAST
BRIDE GROOM TOASTS

CAKE CUTTING

MOMS DANCING
PAYUM SINGING

BRIDESMAIDS DANCING
DANCING

 

Seattle Wedding Photographer: Photo Elan
Wedding & Reception Venue: Hotel 1000
DJ: Kris McCoskery
Cake: The People’s Cake

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Rachael & Kenji | Hunts Point & Center for Wooden Boats Wedding

Kenji and Rachael met in architecture school at the University of Washington where their friendship grew.  With the long hours of studying they had to do, they would go out for late night dinners with friends in Chinatown and stay up all night drawing and making models. After 7 years together they got engaged on Halloween! During their seven years together, they lived, worked and studied in three countries together including Canada and Japan. Thinking that Kenji was working late on that Halloween night, the proposal was completely unexpected. Their cat came to the door to greet Rachael, like their cat always did, but this time with a brand new pink collar and a ring hanging on it! Kenji came out from around the corner and proposed with their cat.

Rachael and Kenji wanted their wedding to be relaxed and located in an architecturally interesting space all while trying to mix a bit of both their Japanese backgrounds and roots from Hawaii and Seattle.  The ceremony took place at a beautiful private residence in Hunts Point.  Kenji’s father designed the large renovation of the home after the home had suffered damage in a fire.  Kenji and Rachael loved the exposed beam structure, amazing local art, and beautiful landscape.

The Center for Wooden Boats on South Lake Union was the perfect place for their reception.  They loved the uniqueness of the space that is sort of uniquely Seattle with the water, the boats, floatplanes and view of Gasworks park in the distance.  They wanted a casual picnic feel on the water where they could cater some of their favorite foods like fried chicken from Ezell’s, roast pig from Kau Kau, and sushi from Tsukushinbo.  There was plenty of beer, sake, and Hawaiian sun juice to drink and guests were able to sit in the sun and enjoy the live Hawaiian music.  In Japanese culture, having 1,000 origami cranes is thought to bring the couple good luck and prosperity.  I loved how Rachael and Kenji incorporated the 1,000 cranes into the reception decoration by stringing them and hanging them amongst the string of lights.  Rachael said the funnest part of the wedding planning process was brainstorming ideas with one another, figuring out what would make the party the most fun for all their family and guests.  They wanted to make sure everyone had a good time with them.  Congratulations Rachael and Kenji!


HOUSE FRONT

BANDS
DRESS

KENJI
RACHEL

FLOWER GIRL

TREES
RACHEL WALKING OUT

BOUQUET

LEIS

CEREMONY

WIDE VERTICAL OF VOWS
RING EXCHANGE

LEI EXCHANGE
RECESSIONAL

B&W ENTERING BACK IN HOUSE

WALKING ON DOCK

B&W BOATS ON WATER

BLANKET & YACHT
FLOWERS

LOW ANGLE OF BLANKET AND FLOWERS

SAKE
SUSHI

SIGN IN SIGN
MACAROONS

CUPCAKES

group stringing cranes
close up stringing crane

R & K walking on dock

PORTRAIT
FURTHER AWAY PORTRAIT

RACHAEL ON DOCK

GIRL SAPORO
RACHAEL AND FRIEND

GUEST HUGGING
BABY & GUEST

VIEW OF BRIDS

EVENING, HAWAII GUESTS
EVENING GUEST TALKING TO KENJI

Seattle Wedding Photographer – Photo Elan
Wedding Ceremony Venue – Private residence in Hunts Point
Wedding Reception Venue – The Center for Wooden Boats
Wedding Dress – Chrissy Wai Ching
Officiant – A Heavenly Ceremony
Florist – Botanique
Cake & cupcakes – The Sweet Side
Hair & Make up Artist – Erin Skipley

 

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Kelly Sullivan (Botanique) - August 22, 2013 - 3:31 pm

So gorgeous!