Elisabeth & Ashton | Gasworks Park and Lake Union Cafe Wedding

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The day started full of family and friends all gathered together in one giant house. Think the beginning scene of Home Alone, but on a wedding day with way more fun, more people, and a whole lot of happy. On the third floor sat Elisabeth, relaxing calmly with a few bridesmaids and groomsmen, getting beautified (which is pretty much unnecessary since she’s a natural beauty) and laughing with her sister. A few floors below a groomsmen sat playing the piano as Ashton prepped for the day with some of his best friends, laughing at how Elisabeth would give him heck for making them all wear suspenders with belts.

Flash ahead to a beautiful bride crossing the street to stand back to back with her handsome groom, counting to three, then jumping to meet one another in such a fun first look. The day continued much the same, with a ton of goofiness (family photos with silly faces was a must), a lot of fun (these two were all smiles, all day as they laughed, joked, danced, and had the best time), and a whole lot of love (talk about a perfect match). It’s so obvious why they had such lovely friends and family joining them on their big day, giving speeches with the kindest words and surprising them with a special song. They’ve touched the lives of many and will now continue to do so as a team.

Thank you for letting us join in on this super fun day Elisabeth & Ashton! We loved every single minute. ~Erik & Marissa

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A tiny butt grab before the big reveal…

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Pumping up their team before the big entrance…

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A surprise performance melted every heart in the place…

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Such a fun day needed love from a lot of people including…

Ceremony- Gasworks Park

Reception, Catering, Dessert- Lake Union Cafe

Planner- MKSocial

Photographer- Ciccarelli Photography

Florals- Abbie Chandler (friend)

DJ- Otto-Matic

Hair & Makeup- Kat Green

Dress- BHLDN

Suits- Macy’s

Bridesmaids- chose own dresses

Officiant- brother-in-law

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Ashley & Jeff | Discovery Park Engagement & Family

She had just graduated and moved to Alaska for her very first job. Part of the gig was going to the docks, which is when she spied this handsome guy throwing lines to tie up their boat. That cute guy, Jeff, was working there as an engineer and they happened to have a mutual friend who happily introduced them. As the season grew to a close they knew there was something special between them so she agreed to go with him to Portland, the place where their love story really grew!

These two are so giddily in love and even better they have the cutest son, Colin, who was a trooper and slept through half our session then decided to join us for some fun on the beach. Thanks for the sweetest session Ashley, Jeff & Colin! We cannot wait for all the festivities next year! ~Erik & Marissa

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Cathy & Sunny | Woodmark Hotel Wedding

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What started as a hobby became a true passion as Cathy & Sunny took up biking together. So much so, that on a 2-day race to Portland he hid a ring in his backpack (added with a touch of anxiety over losing said backpack for a few hours) and revealed it to her as they crossed the finish line surrounded by family and friends. Her resounding YES lead to a beautiful wedding on the waterfront at the Woodmark Hotel.

Congratulations again Cathy & Sunny! We are so happy for you two. Such a fun day to celebrate your love of biking, family & friends, and of course…each other. ~Erik & Marissa

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The games happened before their first look, which included a taste test, questions about Cathy (and push-ups), plus a karaoke rendition of Back Street Boys “I want it that way”.

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Big thanks go out to everyone who made Cathy & Sunny’s wedding day a reality including:

Venue & Catering: Woodmark Hotel

Florals: Contemporary Floral

Photographer: Ciccarelli Photography

Videographer: Pixel Dust

Cake: Nancy Kay’s Confections

DJ: Sounds Unlimited

Hair & Makeup: Salon Maison

Dress Designer: Lazaro

Bridesmaids: Azazie

Officiant: Frank Harlan

Invites: Minted

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Shea & Shaun | Volunteer Park & In-Home Engagement

When you make your first date plans for brunch and the date ends up lasting 5 hours you know something magical has happened. That’s what Shea felt, after her cheeks hurt from smiling the entire date! They made plans immediately for a second date and were engaged 3 months to the date after they met, how romantic!

Shaun had planned on a sweet proposal in their favorite park down the street (hence why we shot their engagement session at Volunteer Park), but the rain didn’t let up that day so he switched plans and asked for Shea’s hand in marriage right in their living room. That apartment held so much meaning to them- where they met, fell in love and got engaged that we had to finish their session off right there, pups included. Photos happened just in time too since they were moving into their new home that same weekend!

So happy for you two (and your pups of course)! When you know, you know. Your happiness is obvious and so contagious, congrats! ~Erik & Marissa

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Matthew & Daniel | Woodland Park Rose Garden & Zoo Wedding

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Their day was perfect. It started off with a relaxed morning, just the two of them, as they prepared to marry the love of their life, each other.

A hop and a skip later they were in the garden, where they’d walked many times together before, but this walk would be special. It was a short stroll towards one another, at the same moment, holding onto their parents elbows, meeting in the middle. As guests listened to their promises, flowers swayed in the wind, birds chirped overhead and a fountain quietly gurgled nearby. It was the most perfect setting to promise their hearts forever.

The day was hardly finished after their rose garden ceremony because just around the corner a surprise guest was waiting for their party near the reception. An owl greeted guests into the zoo, closed for their private event, and even the penguins celebrated with flips as Matthew & Daniel strolled by on their way to celebrate. An epic dance party ensued, with nearly every guest making a strong appearance on the dance floor. Daniel & Matthew were all smiles as they danced the night away, the first of many days they’d spend as husbands.

Daniel & Matthew, thank you for the huge honor of capturing your wedding day! We truly loved every moment and hope these photos help you relive the day forever. ~ Erik & Marissa

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The second, first kiss…

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Thank you to everyone who made this day so special, including:

Ceremony: Woodland Park Rose Garden

Reception: Woodland Park Zoo

Catering: Lancer Catering

Florals: Caroline at Flowers on 15th

Photography: Ciccarelli Photography

DJ: Wave Link Music (Zach Strauss)

Pie: Sweet and Savory Pie

Photo Booth: The SnapBar

Officiant: Tom Eaker

Day-of Wedding Coordinator: Tonia Neal

Bridesmaids: Weddington Way

Invites: Minted

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