Happy 4th of July everyone! In honor of this quintessential summer holiday, we have a Real Wedding that is like a ray of sunshine! Alli and Paul have a love story that simply radiates joy and romance, and witnessing their wedding through these amazing photos by La Vie Photography will warm you right through! Alli is the sister of our darling Junebug team member Katy (the stunning red-headed bridesmaid you’ll see in the photos below) and their wedding took place at their family’s traditional summer vacation spot, The Roche Harbor Resort on San Juan Island.
Alli and Paul met when they were both on the same flight from Seattle to Los Angeles. Paul was headed to Mexico with his dad, and before they even boarded, Paul saw Alli in the airport and told his father that she was the woman he was going to marry. As fate would have it they were seated next to each other on the flight, though Alli (a seasoned traveler) was interested in nothing more that a quiet flight with her earphones securely in place. After they deplaned, Paul got up the courage to ask for her number because he knew he would always regret it if he didn’t. A bit skeptical, Alli took his instead, and when she ran across his number and finally called him months later he said “I’ve been waiting for you,” and the rest is history!
Alli and Paul make an amazing team, and their family is hugely important to them, so they worked together to create a wedding that would feel like a chic tropical island get-away for all their beloved guests. With a “sunset afterglow” color palette of peach, pink, yellow and brown, there were beautiful and thoughtful creative details everywhere you looked. As the guests arrived each woman was given an orchid to place behind her ear, and the reception seating cards were boarding passes made from the one Alli saved after the flight when they first met. Each table was named after a tropical island and marked with a painted coconut and paper luggage tags on the chairs. Exotic flowers decorated the tables and the ceremonial arbor that Paul built himself. Ilee Custom Invitations made gorgeous cream, peach and brown letterpress invitations and guests were given hand made caramels and lovely welcome gift bags filled with treats and supplies. Alli and Paul truly thought of everything and hosted the ultimate elegant and joyous island celebration!
Thanks so much for sharing your wedding with us Alli and Paul!
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