You may remember Catherine and Micah from the photos of their beautiful rehearsal dinner on the shore of Lake Washington. Or, perhaps you’ve seen Catherine’s recaps on Wedding Bee (I waited to post these so I didn’t scoop her). This summer, these two sweethearts were married at Eastside Catholic Chapel in Bellevue. I wasn’t able to witness their nuptials, but they asked me to capture some of the lovely details of their grey & yellow-themed reception at Seattle’s Lake Union Cafe and the after party at Rendezvous in Belltown. Check it out!
This awesome “concert poster” was their wedding invitation. Can you believe it? They had this one mounted at their ceremony for guests to sign in lieu of a guest book.
All of their grey & yellow details, down to the table runners, were completely handmade. Catherine even painted the vases in the perfect shade of gold!
Before Catherine and Micah joined the party for their first dance, their friends and family mingled and enjoyed hand-carried appetizers. We thought it was amusing that the staff kept trying to feed Justin and I as we were photographing. That is great service. 😀
The Lake Union Cafe is full of lovely features… great high ceilings and detailed chandeliers above the dance floor, an open kitchen and bar, and amazing views of the lake and shipyards.
There were lots of young kids at the reception… more, in fact, than I’ve ever seen. It didn’t seem like anyone got into too much mischief, though it was hard to keep the little ones off the floor while Catherine and Micah had their first dance.
Not only were the kids well-behaved, they were also super cute. Here’s a handsome young fellow:
This little guy has some amazing almond eyes…
To keep the kids happy, Catherine and Micah set out crayons and a sweet picture to color that was designed by Wedding Bee’s Mrs. Gummi Bear. It’s pretty obvious from the photo, but C&M spent their honeymoon in Australia. Their whole decor was really whimsical… I love the Billy Buttons. This is one flower I’m really glad to see gaining popularity in weddings.
Catherine and Micah put so much thought and effort into making their party exceptional for their guests. A friend’s band provided live music on stage, and wherever we looked, people were having a great time. Especially this guy…
The room was filled with talking and laughing while everyone waited for Catherine and Micah to make their grand entrance…
Then, the band called us all to attention and started the first few bars of their special song.
The happy couple entered the floor, and though all eyes were on them, they barely noticed anyone but each other. I love these shots… Catherine and Micah are so sweet.
Part of Catherine’s inspiration for their grey and yellow theme (also reflected in Micah’s tie) was these fabulous yellow shoes. I’m a huge fan of brides with colored shoes, because they add an awesome pop of color to photos. These were a great pairing with Catherine’s off-white, handmade, knee-length dress from Etsy.
Catherine’s sister was her Maid of Honor. Here she is watching Catherine share her first dance with Micah. I think she looks so proud.
The reception ended in the early afternoon, so Lake Union Cafe could prepare for their second wedding of the day. For Catherine and Micah, this meant time for R&R before meeting their close friends at Rendezvous in Belltown for the after party. They’d reserved the Red Velvet VIP room upstairs, where we all crowded together to share cold drinks and toast the newlyweds.
Catherine changed out of her wedding dress, took down her hair, and kicked off her heels– and still looked gorgeous and radiant. Despite her exhaustion, she (and everyone else) was all smiles.
We all celebrated with the same sentiment– a hearty congratulations to Catherine and Micah, raising our glasses to their long and happy future together.
Thank you both for sharing your wedding day. We loved being a part of your celebration and wish you all the best!