Sunday, February 1, 2009

Congratulations Jen & Gavin!

Posted by Kelly Simants

I love hearing about the creative ways our clients get engaged, and this is one of my favorite stories! Jennifer’s absolute favorite holiday is the Fourth of July because she loves fireworks, so it was only appropriate that Gavin proposed to her over the Fourth of July weekend! They were at a family member’s home on Bainbridge Island, Washington overlooking Puget Sound, when Gavin told Jen he had a surprise for her. He led her down to the waterfront where there were two chairs set up on the beach, and told her he had a private fireworks display just for her. He then spent the next half hour launching beautiful fireworks for her, and after the grand finale, he popped out the champagne and he was down on one knee asking Jen to marry him!

Fast forward exactly one year later, and it’s their wedding day…you guessed it – July 4th! The couple selected The Bell Harbor rooftop for their ceremony which is just breathtaking as it overlooks the downtown Seattle cityscape, Olympic Mountains and Elliot Bay. The reception was held across the street at the World Trade Center and was simply perfect for all of their guests to soak in the wonderful fireworks displays on the Seattle waterfront! Jen is originally a Dallas native and they currently live in California, so all of the many out of town guests enjoyed this spectacular Seattle setting. Jen and Gavin - thanks so much for allowing us to be part of your special day. We had a blast working with you!

The talented Joey of John & Joseph Photography captured these amazing images from this special holiday wedding celebration.

This was Jen and Gavin's first look at the Grand Hyatt Seattle in front of the Onyx Wall, which made for a really cool background!

The Wedding Party - note the red, white and blue hues starting to emerge in these photos...very Fourth of July but with a modern twist as Jen chose pool blue and cherry red as her colors.

Instead of a traditional Ring Bearers Pillows, the boys carried these sweet ceramic bowls from an Etsy artist, Paloma's Nest, that were personalized for Jen and Gavin's special day.

Ceremony on the Rooftop at Bell Harbor with the Space Needle in the backround. Perfect setting for all of their out of town guests!

Kendra from Loves Me Flowers provided the exquisite floral arrangements. I loved these rustic trees which were accented by small clutches of deep red and pink Dahlias blossoms and hanging strands of crystals. A puddle of deep red Rose petals formed around the base of each tree and also down the aisle.

Reception tables were decorated with these beautiful submerged cherry blossom branches with a floating candle on top.

Delicious cupcakes from Cupcake Royale!

Celebrating their new marriage, and the Fourth of July!

This photo below was taken inside of the World Trade Center, and Joey from John & Joseph Photography caught this amazing shot with the fireworks in the reflection of the windows!

Fabulous Vendors Jen and Gavin Selected:

Ceremony Venue: The Rooftop at Bell Harbor
Reception Venue & Caterer: The World Trade Center
DJ: Emerald City Productions
Florist: Loves Me Flowers
Hair and Makeup: Erin Skipley from Bellatrix Studio
Photographer: John & Joseph Photography
Transportation: British Motor Coach
Cupcakes: Cupcake Royale
Getting Ready Suite & Wedding Night Hotel: Grand Hyatt Seattle
Rehearsal Dinner Venue: Lake Union Café
Officiant: Reverend Ray Van Winkle

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