by holly-kate foss
Ashlen and James were one of my favorite couples from last year. They lived on the east coast and were planning to get married in Seattle. They were not ashamed of being a little “nerdy” but I would say they were both driven! She is a Lawyer and he works for the Department of Justice. We were looking for the perfect location for their 90 guests to enjoy the city and the water. Most of their guests were flying in from the east coast to make a weekend getaway and celebrate their friends wedding.
We selected The Yacht Club on Lake Union for their wedding ceremony & reception location. This location is also known as Tyee Yacht Club and for one of Seattle’s best catering companies Ravishing Radish. We absolutely love working with them! They have the most friendly staff and excellent customer service!
A little tidbit about Ashlen and James, they not only love to travel but are HUGE Mariners fans. They have traveled all over the US to see the Mariners play in iconic stadiums. Our theme and colors choices were very Seattle; blue, teal, navy and white.
We wanted to incorporate as many paper details as possible. Ashlen is very crafty and handmade all the boutonnieres, straw banners, table cards, table signs and many other details. We also asked the uber talented Heather Driscoll of heathoriginal to help us create a paper flower arch, flowers for the aisle and custom programs. Don’t you just love this paper arch?
Adding a few pops of color with the paper poms, added the perfect Ashlen & James feel to The Yacht Club.
The cutest cake toppers, of course, including their cute cat!
The send-off was delightful! Ashlen selected this location, not just because of the great view & catering, but because her father could park the boat at the dock. The greatest getaway! We gathered all the guests and sent them off in style – sparklers and a cruise around Lake Union. What a great way to end one of the best days of the beginning of their lives together!
Congrats again to Ashlen & James!
Some of Seattle’s best wedding vendors were there to celebrate their day!
Venue: The Yacht Club at Lake Union
Catering: Ravishing Radish
Photography: Laurel McConnell Photography
Wedding Planning & Design: Holly-Kate and Company
Rentals: AA Party Rentals
DJ: Wavelink Music, Brian Dale
Paper arch, programs, giant paper flowers: heathoriginal
Makeup & Hairstyle: Erin Skipley
Ice Cream: Parfait
Cake & Floral: by family friends
We hope you enjoy!