Real Wedding- Julia and Ben

November 20, 2009 | editorial team

Happy Friday everyone! I have to say that I am officially in love with today’s Real Wedding. This darling couple, Julia and Ben, went for a casual, fun and food filled wedding that was totally their own. They chose to incorporate all the things that were important to them, and left out anything that didn’t feel authentic and like an easy fit. From the looks on their faces in this first lovely image by Belathée Photography, I’d say they chose right!

Modern Seattle area real wedding, The Corson Building, images by Belathee Photography

Without intending to officially have a wedding color palette, as the planning went on gray, white and yellow naturally emerged as their “colors”. Julia made her own veil and the flowers for her bridesmaids’ hair, and then chose fantastic jewelry and accessories from Etsy seller Medowbelle Market and creative jeweler Nervous System.

Modern Seattle real wedding at Georgetown Studios, yellow and gray color palette, images by Belathee Photography

As a wedding gift a number of Julia and Ben’s friends picked the wedding flowers at a local farm and put together all of the bouquets and arrangements. They also surprised the couple by buying an assortment of colorful lollipops to use as wedding favors since Julia had decided against them in the beginning, but was regretting her decision on the wedding day. So sweet, and as Julia said, “beyond generous”. The wedding ceremony took place in the bright, airy and modern Georgetown Studios and involved lots of audience participation. Julia’s step-father played guitar and performed Such Great Heights by the Postal Service (adapted by Iron and Wine) and the whole audience pronounced them man and wife.

Modern Seattle real wedding ceremony at Georgetown Studios, yellow and gray color palette, Monique Lhuillier wedding dress, images by Belathee Photography

The wedding reception was held at The Corson Building, an amazing Seattle area restaurant dedicated to bringing the community together with incredible organic and local food. It was truly a celebration of all things delicious, and Julia and Ben were thrilled that they chose to host their reception there.

Modern garden Seattle real wedding reception at The Corson Building, local organic food and catering, images by Belathee Photography

Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing your wedding day with us Julia and Ben! What a treat!

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  1. lovely……..!

  2. Since I am Julia’s mother, and the Best Woman at this incredible wedding celebration, I can honestly say it was like no other wedding. The feeling of joy was the prevalent sentiment of the day, and the true love between Julia and Ben made this a momentous, and very memorable event. Thank you Christy, for reminding ua all how lucky we were to have been a part of this. Barbara

  3. Oh wow, love this color palette. Belathee photography comes through again, as always.

  4. I love the clean simplicity of this wedding. And the food looks so good!

  5. The photography is so nice! It made the whole event more beautiful! And the head piece, I love!

  6. I was a guest at this wedding. It was a truly beautiful and memorable event. The planning process clearly manifested the joy of a new endeavor (marriage) and was executed with a keen artistic talent. Thank you for posting this wedding. You really caught the structure of it. The marvelous guests filled it with love.

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