As I mentioned before, after dinner, Stefan and I snuck away briefly for a few more portraits. And where did we go? The roof of the restaurant. Talk about a cool place to escape to.
For those of you who asked, yes, we did meet in elementary school. Kindergarten, actually. In second grade we played footsie during a root beer float party at our school. In fifth grade I gave him a note with an embroidery floss bracelet and instructions to wear it if he agreed to be my "secret boyfriend". He did, but then accidentally lost the bracelet. The summer before our senior year of high school, we went on our first official date (mini-golfing and a Woody Allen movie). Our wedding day was our nine year anniversary.
You might recognize these cake toppers that I spent forever making. They were absolutely perfect for the mini cake that Canlis made us.
We cut the smallest slice of cake ever seen, and fed a bite to each other.
Besides our itty-bitty wedding cake, we also had a dessert bar with crème brûlées, berry tarts, and chocolate covered ice cream pops. There was another table set up nearby with coffee & tea.
Even though we didn't have dancing, there was music playing the whole night. Our playlist was a mix of old and new songs, like i'll try anything once, i can't help myself, heart skipped a beat, blue moon, cherry blossom girl, blackbird, and fade into you.
Right before our photographers left for the night, a group of us took over the bathroom so I could get a few shots reclining on the chaise. That's right – there's a chaise in the bathroom! I tried to look poised while the rest of the ladies looked on.
Then the night was over, and we left happy and exhausted.
Thanks so much for letting me share all these photos! Before I go, I want to thank our amazing vendors and share a few sources. (Also, a big thank you to 100 Layer Cake for featuring us.)
photography: JL Photografia
venues: Ballard Locks for our portraits and Canlis for the wedding & reception
food + cake: Canlis
my outfit: J.Crew dress (the Gracie gown), Nine West pumps, earrings from my aunt
my hair & maid of honor's hair: styled by Erin Hunt
stefan's outfit: Hugo Boss suit, Calvin Klein shoes
officiant: my uncle
flowers: bought in bulk from Marigold & Mint and arranged ourselves
decor: manzanita branches from Blooms & Branches, floating candles from Quick Candles
paper goods: designed + printed by me
photo guest book: fujifilm INSTAX 210 camera, handmade guest book by Linda
engagement ring: Erie Basin