Mindy and Nate - how to describe this couple and these individuals? Kind, loyal, generous and a ton of fun! Mindy and Nate were recommended to me by a past bride (Mindy was also a bridesmaid in her wedding) and I'm so glad we hit it off. We started working together about 6 weeks before the wedding. Mindy has worked on the event side of things in the past, so she was very organized and ready to go when we had her first meeting. I just helped her fine tune some details and pull the final day together.
We had out first meeting at Starbucks and talked a lot of wedding, but also had some good laughs. It felt to me like two old friends getting together to catch up. The more Mindy talked about her needs, wants and overall vision of her day, the more excited I got for their wedding.
Mindy and Nate chose The Great Hall at Union Station for their venue. With its vintage look, tall ceilings and classic style, it fit the bill perfectly for the Great Gatsby style Mindy wanted.
The bride, groom, bridal party and family spent the morning getting ready in Bellevue and then made there way into Seattle for photos. I arrived on-site at 2:00 pm to start my set-up with the stars of the show arriving arround 3:00 pm.
The hall was gorgeous. It was seperated with soft white draping to create a ceremony space and a reception space. The ceremony space was adorned with gold chavari chairs, two potted trees with hanging crystals to create the alter and floating candles lining the aisle. Soft and romantic. The reception space was set with a simple cocktail tables by the bar, guest tables adorned with white table clothes, alternating high and low floral centerpieces, gold chargers with a white draped napkin and a menu card at each place setting and the headtable which was off set with large vintage benches and the bride and grooms sweetheart table. The venue itself is so pretty you really don't have to do a lot of decor.
The ceremony started at 5:00 pm and was short and sweet in front of about 150 of the most important people in Mindy and Nate's lives. From the ceremony, everyone moved into a cocktail hour full of drinks, appetizers and mingling. After the reception space was flipped and finalized, Mindy and Nate were introduced into a room full of adoring friends and family and stepped right into their first dance, a beautifully choreographed routine.
Following the first dance was a formal sit down dinner. The food looked (and smelled) amazing! Heartfelt toasts followed dinner, along with the father daughter dance and the mother son dance. Mindy and Nate were very in the moment during each traditional event and you could tell they were trying to take each moment in fully. Fropm the looks of the rest of the evenings photos, it seems Mindy, Nate and there guest had a great evening of dancing!
Minday and Nate were sent off into the evening as husband and wife through a tunnel of sparklers and were driven off into the night in a white vintage car.
Mindy and Nate are two of the nicest and most genuine people I have met in my journey as a wedding planner. I absolutely loved working with them on their wedding day and I can't wait to watch their love grow and get to know them better! Congrats!
VENUE// THE GREAT HALL AT UNION STATION, SEATTLE, WA
DAY OF COORDINATION// CASSIE RENAE EVENTS, LLC
PHOTOGRAPHY// MATTHEW LAND STUDIOS
VIDEOGRAPHY// AMANDA MUCHMORE
CATERING AND BARTENDING// JEWEL HOSPITALITY
DESSERT// CUPCAKE ROYALE
FLOWERS// RAVENNA BLOOM
DJ// BB SANTIFUL
OFFICIANT// ROD ALLEMAN, FAMILY FRIEND
RENTALS// JEWEL HOSPITALITY
HAIR AND MAKE-UP// LESLIE RIDGE AND CHELSEY MATLEY
VALET// RED CARPET VALET
TRANSPORTATION// SHUTTLE EXPRESS AND BRITISH MOTOR COACH