It was a true pleasure to join Neenah + Andy for their vintage-inspired Seattle wedding as it spanned three unique venues: The University of Washington Waterfront Activities Center in the shadow of Husky Stadium on Lake Washington, Mars Hill Church in the University District, and the gorgeous Century Ballroom atop Capitol Hill. And what a beautiful day! Rarest of the rare in March around these parts.
The couple readied at the Waterfront Activity Center with Andy’s modern take on the vintage groom decked out in black with a vest, striped tie, caramel brogues and boutonniere of astrid, pussy willow and silver coins. Neenah had an elegant Vera Wang gown crowned with a birdcage veil and a unique, dried bouquet of pussy willows, astrid, wheat, baby’s breath, silver coins, and status with the wrapped stems adorned with a gorgeous Victorian ivory broach.
First look, details, wedding and bridal party photos were made here before moving over to Mars Hill Church for the ceremony and family formals. As a relatively recent acquisition in the Mars Hill family, the church needs some TLC and is currently under renovation. Some of the pocked walls upstairs proved to be an excellent backdrop for making artistic modern wedding photos of the bride and groom.
Our final stop of the day was the amazing Century Ballroom, currently one of my favorite Seattle wedding and reception venues. The hardwood floors surrounded by the mezzanie and stage provide unique opportunities for any party or celebration. Neenah + Andy’s was no different with some truly moving speeches by the best man, father of the groom and father of the bride.
A testimonial from the beautiful bride..
Oh let me just start by saying THANK YOU!
We are LOVING the photos! I can’t stop looking at them and we’ve gotten so many compliments! We love you work! Thank you for being there that day to help preserve the memories!
Wedding Details and Vendors
Getting ready venue: Waterfront Activities Center
Ceremony venue: Mars Hill Church, University District
Reception venue: Century Ballroom
Dress: Vera Wang
Shoes: Steve Madden
Veil: Brenda’s Bridal Veils
Hair: Kristin Rowles
Make-up: Kim Adam
Flowers: Pike Place Market
Florist: Bride & Friends
Jewelry: Neenah’s Nana
Cakes: Nica & Sebastian Falcon of Twin Sheets
Officiant: Pastor Nick Bogardus
Decor: Thrifted for the win!
If you’ve made it this far, please click the Facebook ‘Like’ button and say a word or two so your friends can get their eyes on the awesome. Thank you to my dear and talented friend Kristen Tourtillotte for bringing me along. Please check out her amazing perspective of Neenah and Andy.
Whether captured moments by way of simple wedding photojournalism or casual and fun experiential portraits, the majority of the photos above were made on gorgeous medium format film. You will see a few charmingly blurry Holga photos captured on Kodak Ektar 100 with the rest captured on a Contax 645 on Kodak Portra 400. All film processed and scanned at the FIND Laboratory in Lehi, UT.
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