UW Campus + Blue Ribbon Culinary School Wedding: Mary + Jay

Mar 25, 2009 | Weddings

Oooh, my wedding on Saturday was so awesome!  After a week of gray skies and rain, the sun came out for us on Saturday morning as I headed out to the UW campus to meet Jay, Mary and their wonderful friend and officiant, Erin.  The cherry blossoms aren’t quite in full bloom yet, but the light was perfect and we had so much fun wandering around in the sunshine for an hour.

At 11am we headed over to Blue Ribbon Culinary School, a new venue for me and an instant favorite.  The staff is wonderful and it’s a very cute little place right on Lake Union … and of course the food is amazing.  We had a full spread of Asian wonder-foods, including carrot, apple and jicama salad, Panang chicken curry (our dish of the day) and super fresh and tasty shrimp skewers.  Such a treat!  We even got to sit with some of Mary’s best friends for lunch and it was really fun getting to know them (hey guys!)

The ceremony and toasts were the best kind of emotional, with equal amounts of giggles and tears.  And I love how Mary and Jay had their closest friends and family members perform all the important roles.  Everything was so perfect at this lovely wedding, not least the cake (yum!  Thank you, Cake Envy) and the cake-cutting … during which they broke the knife, oops!  It was very cute 🙂  I hope you’re having a gorgeous honeymoon, and that you enjoy your teaser photos below, and the teaser slideshow (click here).

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© 2009 Kate McElwee Photography


  1. Just gorgeous!!

  2. These are absolutely wonderful, Kate! We enjoyed having you at our table… and I’m glad you got a shot of me and my makeshift napkin/bib after I spilled all those noodles 🙂 Thanks for capturing this beautiful day for my friend!

  3. Hey Drea! It was AWESOME working with you all, and we were so happy to make some friends over lunch. There are quite a few more very silly napkin shots of you coming in a few weeks 😉

  4. OMG I LOVE LOVE LOVE the image of him wiping her tear away! Augh! Awesome! I wish we got the beautiful cherry blossoms like you get 🙁

  5. Kate, thank you so much for these stunning photos!! We love them! As soon as we got back from our honeymoon, I ran for my computer and we were blown away by your slideshow (the song especially got us 🙂 ). We can’t wait to see all the big & small moments you captured–these are so beautiful–thank you!


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