Reception at The Fairview Club: Natalie + Scott

Oct 15, 2008 | Weddings

Last weekend was another busy one for me, but my two weddings were so much fun.  I started on Saturday afternoon with Natalie and Scott’s slightly unusual wedding day.  They had a magical sun-kissed destination wedding in Cabo, Mexico a week or two ago (I am so jealous!), and so there was no ceremony this Saturday – just a lot of partying!

We met up in the afternoon for an hour or two of family portraits at the Center for Urban Horticulture, then Scott, Natalie and I went on a mini photo safari for their couples photos, first at the Sculpture Park, then around Pike Place and Post Alley.  We had just an hour to work with, and two fabulous dresses to photograph (I just LOVE her mini dress!), but the weather was gorgeous and I love the photos we got.  So much fun!

At around 5pm, I headed off to The Fairview Club just north of downtown and started on the reception details and set up for some extended family portraits.  The evening was very relaxed, full of great food by Tony’s Catering and a LOT of booze.  After dinner and toasts we used the entryway to the club as a photobooth and everyone went crazy with all the props.  As well as my own bag of tricks, Natalie and Scott had brought along their crazy huge Mexican sombreros – as modeled by Natalie’s sister Andy and her boyfriend in the photos below.  As well as the photobooth, Scott’s dad’s band rocked the dancefloor, and one of my favorite funny men Fred Northup played host and DJ.  Thanks all for a fabulous evening, and enjoy your teaser photos!

© 2008 Kate McElwee Photography


  1. Holy cow! These are awesome! I cannot wait to see them all.

    Thanks for doing such a fabulous job, Kate 🙂

  2. Wonderful Kate!

    Show girl….love it!

    Your photobooths are always so much fun(:

  3. Kate- what awesome photos. You have a knack for picking very artistic settings. Thanks for having the energy to keep up with this wild crowd. I can’t wait to see the whole group of pictures.

    By-the-way, I have had a lot of people comment on Natalie’s earrings. The were purchased from Greg Leff at Olson & Sons in Factoria. He is great.

  4. Love it! I think you need to bring some of your props to WPPI this year for the KISS photobooth. You have some pretty cool ones!

  5. Oooo I’ve always wanted a two dress bride! I freaking LOVE the one in front of the strip joint. You seriously need to enter that into the WPPI competition!


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