11 Feb Married on Capitol Hill | An Urban Wedding Adventure in Seattle
You never know what you’re going to get weather-wise on a Seattle winter day. Sometimes we have snow. Sometimes we have bright sun. Mostly, though, we have rain, and on this wedding day, it didn’t just rain, but it RAINED. As I approached the Alexis Hotel, I wasn’t sure what I would be walking into. I knew this couple to be super sweet, completely fun-loving, and a little quirky, but today they were a bride and groom and the weather forecast was grim. Luckily, they were all smiles, mixed with some nerves (naturally), and ready to play in the rain. I captured them getting all dolled up, and then we were on our way to the first of four stops on this, as everyone noted, “totally them” wedding adventure. Our first stop was to get them married at St. Ignatius on Seattle University’s campus. Religion plays a strong role in both of their families, especially the bride’s side, as it was her sister who gave a lovely and personal sermon. After the I do’s, everyone walked across the street to Rhein Haus, where they were greeted by a live Polka band, giant beers, hearty german food, and Bocce! It was a low key gathering of their friends and family with exception to the Bocce courts. They were always hopping, and after more ounces of beer than anyone would want to track, they also became competitive. Measuring tapes were even busted out to determine the winners! As the afternoon began to turn to evening, family members said their goodbyes and the bride and groom, with 20-30 of their friends and siblings, began their journey to Rock Box. After a quick stop at Stumptown to refuel, they eventually arrived at their final destination where the bride owned the karaoke stage. I loved this day and the couple’s laid back style. I hope you enjoy this little peek into their celebration.