Effortless Urban Seattle Wedding at Axis Pioneer Square

April 7, 2018 | Junebug Weddings

When city-lovers Courtney and Patrick planned their wedding at Axis Pioneer Square in the heart of Seattle, they ditched the overly styled look and went with something truly authentic. Drawing inspiration from their version of an ideal Saturday, they took a stroll around the iconic square between wedding events, enjoyed cocktails at a local bar with their wedding party, and set up a dinner-party style reception that was all about relaxing with their loved ones. The fact that they did all of this while the bride wore a stunning Hayley Paige gown and the groom donned a tailored black suit from J. Crew made it even cooler! The planners from It’s All in the Details Seattle brought the couple’s laid-back vibes to life with crisp whites, gold accents, and natural greenery that stayed perfectly in line with the old-world feel of the venue. And the talented Olivia Strohm Photography captured the couple’s true essence as only she can, with creative angles and a touch of moodiness.

The Couple:

Courtney and Patrick

The Wedding:

Axis Pioneer Square, Seattle, Washington

From the beginning, we knew we couldn’t get married in a barn or on a beach. We’re city people, and we wanted to get married right in the heart of Seattle.

We wrote our own ceremony and vows to make sure our personalities and love for each other were evident. Our friend, who officiated our wedding, wrote a few sections of the ceremony where he described our relationship through his point of view. We didn’t get to read it before the ceremony and I’m glad we didn’t. It was beautiful. 

We wanted a very cool, effortless, and dreamy vibe. We took the things we would typically do on a Saturday, like go to a cocktail bar and an art gallery, and elevated our look with a suit, wedding dress, and flowers. Our entire wedding was personalized with the things we love to do as a couple, and it made the experience more dear to our hearts. Nothing was over styled, so we were able to focus more on the love and energy around us.

Processional – “Lover’s Carvings” by Bibio
Recessional – “Walking on a Dream” by Empire of the Sun
First Dance – “Baby” by Donnie and Joe Emmerson

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Olivia Strohm Photography
Event Planning – It’s All in the Details Seattle
Venue – Axis Pioneer Square
Floral Design – Ravishing Radish
Cake – Eat More Cake
Makeup Artist and Hair Styling – Bridal Beauty Agency
Wedding Dress – Truvelle
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – Hayley Paige
Groom and Groomsmen’s Apparel – J. Crew
Rings – Renvi


Congratulations to Courtney and Patrick, and thanks to Olivia Strohm Photography for sharing this wonderful Seattle wedding with Junebug! Looking for more urban wedding inspiration? This eclectic Marfa wedding blends the grooms’ urban and country roots in an unexpected yet stunning way!

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