On August 3, 2013 Liza and Gary were married on the shores of Lake Washington as friend and family looked on. Alante Photography was onsite capturing each magical moment of their wedding day which was carefully thought out to incorporate those closest to them or to showcase something that was meaningful to the couple which we found really special about their wedding day.
Liza and Gary spent the morning getting ready at The Woodmark with their bridal party.
As guests arrived at The Woodmark they were asked to mark their fingerprint and sign their name on a thumbprint tree hand painted by Liza's mom featuring the newlyweds three animals before making their way into the tent for the ceremony
Wanting to honor both of their parents, Gary and Liza chose to be escorted down the aisle with both their mother's and father's.
To include their mom's in the wedding Liza and Gary asked them to do a reading together during their ceremony.
After sealing their union with a kiss, the newlyweds toasted with champagne and a spin on Lake Washington on the Woodmark's boat.
As Liza and Gary enjoyed a few moments of alone time as husband and wife, friends and family mingled during a cocktail hour complete with dungeness crab cakes, vegetable spring rolls, pear and brie crostini's, jerk chicken skewers and a vegetable crudite display.
Following cocktail hour on The Woodmark's waterfront lawn, guests made their way back under the Woodmark's tent for dinner.
Food stations representing various locations that were important to Liza and Gary kept guests going back for seconds. Food stations included a Seattle, New York and Italian station noting their time spent in each of the locations. And not to be forgotten the Jamaican signature drink which was enjoyed throughout the evening!
After champagne was poured, toasts celebrating the newlyweds began. Gary's brother's invited family and friends inside the Lake Washington room to watch their comical toast.
After the final toast and cutting of the cake, the lights dimmed and as the glow of soft uplights around the room and dripping lights that adorned trees surrounding the room, Liza's dad and a family friend played an acoustic version of Jason Mraz's "I Won't Give Up" for the couple's dance.
With the sun setting, Liza and Gary stole a few minutes outside together to watch the sun fall below the horizon.
Before heading back inside they spent a moment underneath the dripping lights that hung from one of the waterfront trees. After seeing the dripping lights on the streets of New York during the holidays, GreenLight Event Design was able to make that vision come to reality on Liza's wedding day as that was one detail she new they couldn't forget!
As guests were dancing, a Canadian Station was opened for those craving a late night treat of Beaver Tails and crepes in addition to cupcakes by The SweetSide.
Heading home that evening passion fruit marshmallow favors by Tallant House, Fine Sweets & Other Eats were displayed as a nod to Gary's favorite treat while in Paris.
Congratulations Liza & Gary!
BreeAnn did an amazing job planning and organizing our wedding. She was professional, well organized, responsive, and lots of fun to work with! She always responded promptly to our emails and phone calls, and the amount of attention and work that she put into our wedding made us feel as though we were her only clients...our wedding day turned out to be even more perfect than we could have hoped. ~ Liza & Gary
Wedding Planner - Pink Blossom Events
Photographer - Alante Photography
Venue & Catering - Woodmark Hotel, Yacht Club & Spa
Hair & Makeup - Venia Beaty
Floral - Family Friend
Invitations & Paper Goods - Ephemera
Lighting - GreenLight Event Design
Dessert - The SweetSide
Tree Rentals - Plants Northwest
End of Night Floral Donation - Floranthropy