Romantic whites and pinks decorated the ballroom for Mariel & Brian’s elegant Seattle wedding.
How they met: Mariel and Brian met on a cold, rainy February evening in Seattle, WA. They were at King’s Hardware, Brian’s favorite bar back then, and bumped into each other in front of the jukebox. Mariel had stopped there to send her sister a text message. Brian walked up and said, “you should probably get off your phone!” Before Mariel had a chance to retort back, Brian introduced himself, charmed the heck out of her, and they talked until two o’clock in the morning when the bar finally closed. The couple’s first date was weeks later, after hours of phone calls and texts with each other. Brian picked Mariel up, took her to dinner, and surprised her with a ride on the Ferris Wheel. The Ferris Wheel holds a special place in the couple’s hearts… it will be in prominent view at the Four Seasons, where they will get married.
From the bride: I will never forget the first moment I emerged into the ballroom, about to walk down the aisle. Journey’s “Faithfully” was playing, a song Brian and I have always loved. I was holding the arm of my dad, the first man I’ve ever loved. I was surrounded by 130 friends and family members I loved with all my heart, who came from the ends of the earth for Brian and I. And, at the other side of the aisle, stood the man of my dreams with tears running down his face, about to marry me. It was the most beautiful moment I’ve ever experienced, and I was filled with joy and gratitude beyond what I thought any human being could experience.
Shoes: SJP//Dress Designer: Romona Keveza//Hair Stylist: Erin Skipley – Hair and Makeup//Cinema and Video: Aaron Horton Productions//DJ: Bamboo Beats//Linens and Coverings: Choice Linens//Floral Designer: SAL FLORAL DESIGN AT HARBOR STEPS//Event Planner: Simply by Tamara Nicole Weddings//Professional: Clane Gessel Photography//Reception Venue: Four Seasons Hotel Seattle//Photographer: Clane Gessel Photography