It's been quite some time since I posted on here, and a very busy summer overall! Luckily I've returned to you unscathed and ready to start fresh. Last month I was finally married to the love of my life, and I can now say it was the most wonderful, terrifying, and thrilling day of my life. Being married gave me a sense of relief and surety I hadn't felt before. Without getting to personal, I wanted to give you all a peak into my special day and share some of the details that both myself and my friends put together to make the day extra special!
We were married on a sunny Sunday afternoon in the beautiful town of Port Gamble, Washington. This is a haven on the coast of the Olympic Peninsula that has an amazing view over the Hood Canal and Puget Sound. All of our guests got to experience taking a ferry across the water and driving in to this vintage styled town. If you're ever visiting the area it's a great little day trip, and there's no where quite like it.
I was fortunate enough to be able to use my grandmother's vintage dress from the 1940s, which was refitted and modified by a dear family friend. It was worn by my grandmother before my grandfather was sent away to World War II and then again by my mother. I can happily say that the dress is still in amazing condition and I hope that future generations will be able to use it and will love it as much as I did!
Our theme was "Blackberries and Cream; A Vintage Seattle Wedding" and we had a huge spread of food that fit that theme exactly. Among some of the treats was our candy bar with homemade blackberry macaroon courtesy of one of my bridesmaids. We also had a delicious blackberry and chocolate cake topped with my grandmother's cake topper. Our dinner was created and served by the amazing company Sunshine's All Naturals. It was a complete locally sourced, organic menu that included a cheese platter, fresh salad greens, trout, and pork loin that was probably everyone's favorite part of the evening.
To be completely open and honest, almost nothing went like I expected and the entire time before ceremony every thought of centerpieces, flowers, or schedule completely left my head. With the help of my friends, parents, and a very awesome wedding coordinator, I don't know how the event would have happened at all, but it did, and everyone had an amazing time. My advice to future brides? This is still going to be an incredibly happy, joyful day and your guests will know that no matter what. Enjoy the celebration, and enjoy your loved one. Nothing it more important than that.
All photo credit goes to Alexa Rae Photography