The space at Urban Light Studios is eclectic, unique … and a beast to photograph. The strong back light can be killer if you’re not sure what you’re doing (luckily I actually quite like to photograph back-lit). Midnight Blossom in Ballard made a really cool sculpture out of branches and moss to offer a focal point for the ceremony. It matched the unusual centerpieces and other unique reception decor that you’ll see below.
Pre-ceremony drinking is always a winner!
The ceremony was so cool. Featured music included Mozart, Ravel and Talking Heads (yes!) and one of the readings was Ode to the Bee by Pablo Neruda. Larry and Kathleen also read to each other, in an “exchange of poetry” following the exchange of the rings. I am all about making your ceremony unique and memorable and these guys did an awesome job.
Coordinator extraordinaire Carna Lapping worked with Ravishing Radish and Midnight Blossom to turn around the room for the reception. Love the variety of mossy centerpieces, and the tasty local favors (chocolate from Theo Chocolate on Phinney):
There is a real lion at ULS. Dead, and stuffed, but real. Rawhr!
Pretty cake with edible circles by Bakery Nouveau:
My favorite candids often come from toasting time – love the photo below of Kathleen and Larry laughing:
Their sweet first dance was to a song by The Decemberists (one of my favorite Pacific Northwest bands).
The rest of the evening was spent photoboothing (I can’t wait to see what Seattle photographer Jeremy Center posts!) and dancing to the sweet tunes spun by John Richards and his wife Amy of Pair Music. John is my absolute favorite DJ in the world ever – I listen to his morning show on KEXP every day while I edit and I squealed when I found out he was DJing for Larry and Kathleen and Larry. So that was pretty cool.
Thank you Larry and Kathleen for trusting me to document your day … and to all of my old Seattle Flickrite friends for bringing the party. I loved catching up with you all!