Kate & Reed’s Seattle Winter Wedding

Seattle winter wedding

Romantic lighting and greenery decorated the venue for Kate & Reed’s Seattle winter wedding last month.

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How he asked: We were driving to Yosemite at the start of a ten-day California road trip. He showed me the past home of some dear family friends (honorary grandparents) in a town outside the Park called Big Oak Flat, which holds many special memories for him and his family. It was a scorching hot day, so we went to a gorgeous swimming hole called Rainbow Pool (check it out – it’s unreal), where Reed urged me to jump off a much higher rock than I would normally have considered. Once we hit the water, and I had put my swimsuit top back on, Reed motioned for me to swim under a rushing waterfall with him. On a tiny, moss-covered shelf in the rock behind the deafening waterfall, he asked me to spend my life with him. “There’s a ring in the car!” he shouted. It was perfect – we had discussed getting married and it was definitely in the works, but I was completely surprised that he did it then and there – so romantic and a perfect example of how Reed takes me out of my comfort zone for the absolute best experiences.

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Bridesmaids donned velvet emerald dresses for this Seattle winter wedding.

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From the bride: Honestly, Reed would have been happy getting married at City Hall or eloping on a mountaintop, but he was totally supportive of my slightly more elaborate vision. Winter and Christmastime is my favorite time of the year, and I loved the idea of marrying then. All I knew was I wanted soft candlelight, evergreens and beautiful music. My inspiration was an Elle Decor cover where interior designer Ken Fulk decked out a gorgeous ski chalet in wild, unruly evergreens, branches and roses. Bridesmaids dresses in rich green velvet pulled that green theme out even more.

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Greenery garland topped the reception tables at this Seattle winter wedding.

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Photographer:  Luma Weddings//Equipment Rentals: Prop Gallery Events//Lighting: Crimson Haze Event Lighting//Location: Thompson Hotel//Caterer: Ravishing Radish Catering//Event Planner: The Wedding Project//Event Venue: AXIS Pioneer Square