Oh my, here’s a wedding we’ve been holding on to, waiting to share until the weather got warm again! Meet Andrea and Eli: Not only are these two an amazing couple, they’re also our neighbors! They were married last summer at the Seattle Tennis Club in a wedding where the wild Northwest met sweet, Southern charm. The day was a fine play of traditional elegance versus rustic simplicity, the perfect contrast to compliment their relationship– one minute volleying tennis balls at each other in formal wear, the next making the perfect Toastmasters toast. Sophistication with sass, like a fine dinner party after a really great hike, every minute filled with smiles.
Their ceremony was outdoors, next to the courts on a large lawn sitting just above Lake Washington. It was the most perfect, languid summer day with blue, blue sky and gauzy clouds. As we watched, guests were not only buzzed by seaplane but also visited by a steamboat! I love the Northwest. Andrea surprised Eli with a trumpet voluntary as she was walked down the aisle by her beaming father. And then these two sweethearts were married by their wonderfully charismatic friend in a heartfelt, tearjerking, cheek-hurting ceremony.
For good measure, after they were wed, Andrea and Eli staged their first married tennis match while their friends looked on (and set up the scoreboard to read their wedding date). The boys were suave in blue and white seersucker suits and the girls were lovely in “angel blue” dresses, not just picture perfect but really the ideal bridal party, full of love, laughter, and support for their dear friends. I don’t know if I’ve ever seen a group as willing to go the extra mile as they were. These guys partied hard, dancing well into the night, filling up the photobooth with hilarity and heart. It really was a day of love, and we loved every minute.
The Wedding Rundown:
Venue: Seattle Tennis Club
Hair and Makeup: Habitude Salon
Ceremony Music: Windsong Trio
Officiant: Friend of the couple
Flowers: Juniper Flowers
Cake: New Renaissance Cakes
Reception Music: Michael Benson Band
Photography & Photobooth: Persimmon Images
Transportation: British Motor Coach
Want to see more? Watch their wedding highlights slideshow!
Want to see more great photographs? Watch their wedding highlights slideshow!