Kristen and Jason’s Seattle wedding was a gorgeous blend of Old Hollywood glamour, an elegant venue, and a romantic color palette, but it was the sweet, meaningful moments that really stood out for the couple. They wisely built in time on their wedding day to spend with just each other, and even revisited some spots that had been home to some big events in their relationship. We think another one of their best decisions was hiring the talented (and fun!) Barbie Hull to photograph their day, because her gorgeous images perfectly captured the day’s spirit.
The Goals: For Kristen and Jason, the experience of their guests was most important, as well as their wedding’s overall ambiance. They chose a full-service venue, the Alexis Hotel, to make the day easy and smooth, and selected an officiant who knew them personally for a meaningful ceremony.
The Design: Kristen and Jason designed a look that conjured old Hollywood glamor. They chose colors based on the interior of the hotel so that their decor would complement the surroundings. For invitations, the couple wanted to set the tone with something vintage and fun, and found just the thing in some telegram invitations from Zazzle that were lighthearted but still classic! The couple loves music and wanted to play up the old Hollywood glamor vibe through the evening’s entertainment. They hired a “rat pack” style band, Half Pack Live, for the reception. The end result was a wedding reception that was lively, atmospheric, and of course glamorous!
The Look: Kristen channeled a combination of Audrey Hepburn, Barbara Stresiand, and Ginger Rogers to create her own version of old Hollywood glamor with fun details. Her dress was classic and elegant with fine detailing, a delicate sparkly sash, and full silk skirt. Her glittering headpiece was custom made by a bridesmaid to complement her glamorous bouffant. She carried a bouquet of romantic blush roses and white peonies.
The Moments: Kristen said – I’ll never forget the look on my husband’s face when he saw me at the rehearsal dinner the night before and we both realized we were getting married the next day. And on the actual day, it was so special when my parents saw me for the first time in my dress. I loved seeing my husband as I walked down the aisle, and all the wonderful speeches made by our bridal party. We also took some time for each other, and after the ceremony, went back to the spot where we both met (Ozzie’s karaoke bar in Queen Anne) and the spot where he proposed to me (Greenlake) right after the reception ended. It was a day filled with a lot of love and surrounded by a lot of amazing people, and there were a lot of hilarious moments!
The Pros: For more info on the talented team that brought Kristen and Jason’s vision to life, please visit their page in our Real Wedding Library!
Thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous day with us, Kristen and Jason! Congratulations!