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 picturesblack and white of bride with wedding gown on staircasephotograph of a happy bride by seattle photographer laurel  mcconnellwhite and purple wedding bouquet and boutonniereseattle wedding photography of bride and groomseattle wedding bride laughing with groom by warehouseseattle wedding photography of a bride's earringsbride and groom kissing by urban warehouseseattle wedding groomsmen and groom in grey suits by rusty warehousesmiling stylish bridesmaids in purple satin dresses with bride and bouquetswedding party in purple and grey jumping in front of a rusty  warehousegrey groomsmen and groom suits and ties with white boutonnierepurple bridesmaid dresses and black shoes on dockgroom whispering secret to bride with thick eyelashesgroom snuggling bride with beautiful diamond bridal jewelry

Did we mention Erik is a firefighter? Who has fire extinguisher cufflinks? So cool!groom's fire extinguisher cufflinks and grey suitbride and groom on dock snugglinghandsome groom and beautiful bride on a seattle dockbride laughing with flower girlsgroom and ring bearer laughing at a weddingbrick and columns with bride and groompurple 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!

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

wedding first dancemaid of honor wedding toastemotional groom wedding toastseattle 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!