A fortuitous meeting set the stage for the beginning of a marvelous romance.  Hope and Eric met through friends at dinner. It was not really a double-date setup, but ended up as one! The proposal went like this: conservatory plant walk, then asian art museum and dinner at Capitol Hill’s Adana Japanese restaurant.

The cute little neighborhood of Ballard set the scene for not only their budding relationship, but for their wedding weekend as well. They couldn’t wait to share their favorite haunts with out-of-towners and document some of their favorite spots on their wedding day!  These two really are a super sweet and fun couple, and total pro PNW pros!  This fact was proven by their rainy bridal portraits at Discovery Park.  Who was I to stand in the way of taking an adventure down to the forest and the sea? I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, my couples are major fun-havers and the absolute coolest!

From the start, they yearned for a wedding that felt like a warm, intimate dinner party. Hotel Ballard’s Olympic Rooftop Pavillion was the perfect spot for such an affair, and every little detail successfully aided in making their dream come to life.  The guests were treated to the most delicious family-style dinner catered by Stoneburner, and the event was beautifully coordinated by Marie Perez of Love Theory Events. Their guests enjoyed cocktails on the rooftop at sunset and all the love in the room at this beautiful, sparkling affair!

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Super Rad Wedding Industry Team:
Wedding Planner: Marie Perez: Love Theory Events
Venue: Olympic Rooftop Pavillion at Hotel Ballard
Catering: Stoneburner
Bride’s Dress: BHLDN
Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Bridesmaid’s Dresses: BHLDN
Groom’s Tuxedo: Suit Supply
Groomsmen’s Tuxedos: Generation Tux
Rings: Joseph Jewelry
Invitations: Minted
Hair & Makeup: Offwhite Makeup and Beauty
Flowers: Evje D. Florals
Cake: Hoffman’s Fine Cakes & Pastries
Decor: Vintage Ambiance