Saturday, October 26, 2013

Ashley & Aaron ~ May 11, 2013

Ashley and Aaron both grew up in the halls of Charles Wright Academy but being one grade apart they never had the chance to meet until Aaron's senior year and Ashley's junior year when they were both cast in the One Act play together. At that time they got to know each other a little better but Aaron soon graduated and left for college in the Midwest. In the summer of 2009 after Ashley had graduated college and moved back to Seattle he decided it was time to give her a call. After she resisted multiple advances, Aaron finally asked Ashley on a date on his 23rd birthday when he knew she couldn't say no. He also popped the big question on her 26th birthday when she couldn't say no as well! The proposal happened while they were on a bike ride from Seattle to Red Hook Brewery, one of their favorite places in the Northwest. They had stopped for a picnic lunch at a park and just as they were finishing up, Aaron got down on one knee. Ashley had been wondering why he was wearing cargo shorts on a bike ride and as soon as he pulled out the ring box, she knew it was to hide the evidence! She immediately said yes and the rest if history!   
On May 11, 2013 Aaron and Ashley got ready at The Edgewater Hotel along with their bridal party who couldn't have been more thrilled that this day was finally here! Kate Price Photography was along to capture their wedding day!
After a first look on The Edgewater's Terrace, Butler Transportation whisked them away to Volunteer Park for some photos in the park as the weather was absolutely perfect this spring day!
Arriving at Trinity Lutheran Church on Capital Hill, Ashley, Aaron and their Bridal Party took a few more photos before family photos ensued. The outside of the church was adorned with bows of ivy and lush ivory ribbon. 
Boasting stunning stained glass windows and a magnificent floral arrangement by Blitz & Co Florist, Ashley and Aaron said their "I Do's" at Trinity Lutheran Church
After signing their marriage license, the newlyweds exited the church through a sea of rose petals tossed by their friends and family.
Following the ceremony guests were invited to The Edgewater Hotel for the reception.
Cocktails, appetizers, music by Affairs To Remember and a photo booth from entertained guests during cocktail hour outside on the Terrace patio.
While guests were enjoying cocktail hour Ashley and Aaron, along with their bridal party, celebrated with a champagne toast out on the pier before joining cocktail hour.
The Olympic Ballroom was the stage for the rest of the evening. Tables draped in brown linens were topped with doily chargers, napkins wrapped in ribbon, lush floral arrangements by Blitz & Co Florist along with playing card favors in nod to one of the couples favorite pastimes.
With the announcement of Mr. & Mrs. Wham into dinner, guests feasted on Pan Seared Alaskan Salmon with Cream Sherry Crab Fondue, Garlic Brushed Beef Baseball Steak and Black Truffle Beggars Purses along with wine from Barons Winery which is owned by the Father of the Bride.
Toasts, cake cutting and dancing lasted late into the evening as loved ones celebrated Ashley and Aaron!
Congratulations Ashley & Aaron! Pink Blossom Events wishes you all the best!

Thank you so much for everything! ...we felt like our vendors were amazing!!! You, Greg, Kate, Usnaps and Helen are really what made our wedding so wonderful and we really enjoyed working with you. ~ Ashley

Please don't retire until we get Lacey married! I can't thank you enough...again! ~ Kathy, Mother of the Bride

Wedding Coordinator - Pink Blossom Events
Photographer - Kate Price Photography
Ceremony Location - Trinity Lutheran Church Seattle
Reception Location & Caterer - The Edgewater
Ceremony Pianist - Josh Rawlings 
Reception DJ - Affairs To Remember
Invitations & Paper Goods - Paper Delights
Wedding Cake - Cake Envy
Photo Booth -
Groom's Morning of Golf - Hotel 1000 Golf Studio
Rehearsal Dinner - Aqua by El Gaucho

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