Photo by Mcklyn Cole Valenciano
You know the feeling you get when you swear you've seen a person before but can't put your finger on it? Well that was me the first time I met with Nina at a fun coffee shop in Eastlake, just up the street from her house. It would take me a few weeks to put two and two together, but by that time, we were already off to a great start with three months till the big day.
From day one, I loved Nina's vision of her big day to Aaron which was scheduled for May at Seattle's Lake Union Cafe, again just a few blocks from their home (the groom in fact walked from their house to the venue on wedding day). Using the classic beauty and simplicity of the venue with just a pops of greenery, thanks to Vases Wild, it set the scene for a gorgeous ceremony and reception. The greenery was represented with the save the date, wedding invitations and programs.
Along with the greenery, we loved the use of the geodes that were used as table decor and a cake topper. It was a nice touch to the tablescape.
One of the most important things for this couple was to include her French heritage. Lake Union Cafe Pastry Chef created the most amazing and delicious croquembouche (a tower of cream filled cream puffs, held together with caramelized sugar. They continued celebrating Nina's family by honeymooning in Europe and making a stop to visit her grandmother who lives in France.
As you know we love to tell you about our favorite but it was too hard to pick just one, I mean from seeing Aaron's reaction to seeing Nina for the first time as she walked down the aisle to Aaron's most incredible wedding vows to the couple's incredible first dance.
And by the way, Nina was the model featured on 100 years of Beauty which has over 29 million hits on Youtube.
Wedding Planner: Elegant Affairs
Venue: Lake Union Cafe
Photographer: Mcklyn Cole Valenciano
Photographer Assistant/On-site Hair and Make-up: Ryan Conover
Hair: Kelli Ramaker
Make-up: Fresh Face Stace
Videographer: Emerald Media Wedding Videography
Flowers: Vases Wild
Band: Triple Treat
Accommodations: Alexis Hotel
Seamstress: Donna Vigo of Vigos Alterations