My second wedding last weekend was at the utterly adorable Lake Union Cafe on Eastlake, with the utterly adorable Kris and Chris. I was so excited about this wedding, and it was every bit as emotional and raucous as I had hoped!
The already beautiful space was transformed in a fall wonderland with pumpkins and leaves and tea lights galore. After spending some time photographing the setup, I headed down to the bride’s room to hang out with Kris, her mom and sister, and various friends and cousins while they sipped champagne and dressed (twice!) Chris and Kris chose not to see each other before the ceremony, so we did two sets of family photos in the gorgeous but very small living room space upstairs.
The ceremony was amazingly short (less than seven minutes from start to finish) but it was filled with laughter and teary eyes. We headed out for some couple portraits at Lake Union Park afterward, and I was highly amused to see how well the newlyweds responded to my request to “get it on”! Before and after dinner we were treated to some beautiful toasts – there wasn’t a dry eye in the house after Kris’ father was finished – and then it was off to the after-party at Clever Dunne’s for an evening of drinking and debauchery. Thank you all for a wonderful afternoon, and for inviting us to party with you into the night. Enjoy the teasers!
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