Bell Harbor Wedding Photography :: Alice+David
We had such a wonderful day with Alice+David at their Bell Harbor Wedding. I had the pleasure of second shooting with Brian David Casey for this gorgeous day.
The day began early with Alice and her bridesmaids getting ready for the big day. First, Alice had the cutest “Team Bride” knee socks, an accessory I hadn’t seen before. What a cute idea! Alice clearly had a vision for her wedding day and everything tied together beautifully. Even the bridesmaid’s satin robes fit the whole theme – soft rosy pink.
Once all of the ladies were ready, Alice dressed in one of three amazing dresses worn throughout the day. The first, a gorgeous red lace fitted gown with gold trimmings. It was truly stunning. David arrived and the two had their 1st First Look. David was wearing a red traditional Chinese jacket. The two were so adorable seeing each other for the first time that day.
Everyone traveled from there to David’s parents’ home nearby for a traditional Chinese Tea Ceremony. This was my first tea ceremony and I was so touched by how sweet it was. I love traditions. The respect given by the bride and groom to their family and the kindness, generosity and lovely advice brought a tear to my eye more than once.
Alice and David then changed into their wedding attire, a stunning tulle mermaid style wedding dress and David into a navy blue Tuxedo and had their 2nd First Look.
Off we all went for tons and tons of bridal portraits and bridal party photos at Kubota Garden and the Olympic Sculpture Park in Seattle. I love that Alice and David planned for so much time in their wedding day for portraits and spending time with their bridal party.
Their wedding ceremony was held in the Harbor Room at Bell Harbor – decorated beautifully with the soft pink and white flowers, crystals and draping along with gold chivari chairs for that extra little sparkle. After cocktail hour, the guests moved back into the Harbor Room for a grand Wedding Reception. Dinner, toasts, cake cutting and dancing rounded out the rest of the evening.
Alice+David had the best First Dance together, a choreographed dance routine they practiced for months. Unfortunately there was a music malfunction near the end of their dance and they couldn’t finish. Never fear though, they started over from the beginning and it was even better the second time. I still have their first dance stuck in my head, “Like I’m Gonna Lose You” by Taolo. Great song!
Finally, thank you to Brian David Casey for having me along to second shoot Alice+David’s wedding. It was a wonderful day.