A Very Pretty-In-Purple DIY Seattle Wedding

Erik and Heather. She’s a makeup buyer for Nordstrom, and he’s a firefighter. They met in an elevator (Well, kinda- they live in the same apartment building). They were married by Erik & Heather’s 2 uncles last week, and there was not a dry eye in the house. I don’t think I’ve ever been to a wedding celebration that was such a family affair! It seems like every aspect, every piece of decor, and every morsel was made or designed by a one of Heather and Erik’s friends. It was truly a day where everyone came together to celebrate as one large lovely group. Here are a few of our favorite wedding photographs that we snagged while doing the first pass-through of editing!

seattle wedding photography getting ready pictures
black and white of bride with wedding gown on staircase
photograph of a happy bride by seattle photographer laurel  mcconnell
white and purple wedding bouquet and boutonniere
seattle wedding photography of bride and groom
seattle wedding bride laughing with groom by warehouse
seattle wedding photography of a bride
bride and groom kissing by urban warehouse
seattle wedding groomsmen and groom in grey suits by rusty warehouse
smiling stylish bridesmaids in purple satin dresses with bride and bouquets
wedding party in purple and grey jumping in front of a rusty  warehouse
grey groomsmen and groom suits and ties with white boutonniere
purple bridesmaid dresses and black shoes on dock
groom whispering secret to bride with thick eyelashes
groom snuggling bride with beautiful diamond bridal jewelry

Did we mention Erik is a firefighter? Who has fire extinguisher cufflinks? So cool!

groom
bride and groom on dock snuggling
handsome groom and beautiful bride on a seattle dock
bride laughing with flower girls
groom and ring bearer laughing at a wedding
brick and columns with bride and groom
purple wedding invitation and candy bar

As each of the groomsmen walked up the aisle, they would shake Erik’s hand. I new something was going down, but couldn’t quite see it until I spyed it in my Nikon’s LCD screen. They were handing him ROCKS!!  And they wrote the sweetest little love notes on them. Every man should be so lucky to have such thoughtful groomsmen!

photographs of rocks with message at seattle wedding ceremony
ring bearer at church ceremony
church ceremony with purple lighting and gobo
wedding rings vintage keys
pictures of a purple candy bar at a wedding in seattle
flower girls dish up at the candy bar
purple wedding reception decor
ivory wedding cake with monogram topper and hydrangeas
bride and groom cutting cake under a parachute
bride and groom cake smoosh

Why yes, that IS a green parachute hanging from the ceiling!!!!

wedding first dance
maid of honor wedding toast
emotional groom wedding toast
seattle wedding bubble exit
Venue: Bethany Christian Assembly of Everett, just outside of Seattle, Washington

Photographer: Laurel McConnell Photography

Gown: Kristie Kelly

Shoes: Badgley Mischka from Nordstrom

Wedding rings and bridal jewelry: Nordstrom

Groom and groomsmen attire: grey Calvin Klein suits from The Men’s Warehouse

Bridesmaids dresses: purple Calvin Klein dresses from Nordstrom

Officients: Pastors Uncle Duane and Uncle Dave

Catering: Sandy Renando, a family friend, of Cup of Kindness

Cake: a family friend

Florals: Donna Waldal

Decor: Heather’s mom, Mary!!

Invites and programs: Heather did these, with the help of Paper Zone.

Ceremony music; John Carrington of the Seattle Symphony

Reception music: the Mark Ellis Trio

Favors: candy table and bubbles for the getaway

Getaway car: a sweet Mercedes S500 from Parkplace Limited

Espresso bar: ran by Heather’s friends

Video: another lovely friend from the church!

  • Jen MacNiven - LOVE, LOVE, and LOVE. Such great shots and I’m so excited to have gotten to witness an amazing wedding! Congrats to Heather and Erik!

  • Kevin Wrenn Photography - Laurel, you did SUCH an amazing job. I love so many of these shots. Great portraits of the B&G! Great detail capures as well!!! Let me know which magazine this ends up in :-)

  • Kip Beelman - This is an incredible wedding to be sure and you’ve nailed it. I love, love, love, love his personal tux and cuff links… SO much style, so much swagger!

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