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Real Weddings Sneak Peek #6

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The final piece..the Real Weddings website launches today!

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Brooke and George – The Celebration

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Welcome back to part two of Brooke and George’s beautiful wedding!

After the photos, it was time to get married! Brooke and George were married at the Epiphany Parish of Seattle Church where George was baptised. The ceremony was performed by the pastor Brooke grew up with in  Olympia, Washington. The couple wanted both of their religious affiliations to be represented in the ceremony.

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Brooke put together all of the reception decor herself. “As part of the décor at the reception I wanted to honour George and my parents and grandparents.  We are lucky enough to not have any divorces in our family, and feel that our marriage will be strengthened by the examples that our family have shown us.  To honour them we had a table set up with pictures from both our sets of grandparents and parents wedding pictures displayed for everyone to see.”

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Brooke’s mother made red pottery roses for guests to take home as favors and Brooke scoured the Christmas clearance sales to find red vases. She ordered the flowers and had a friend put together the centrepieces the night before the wedding.

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The cake, by Morfey’s Cakes, fit right into the plaid theme. With ribbon created from the leftover fabric of the bridesmaid’s dresses, Brooke and George chose a red velvet cake. Brooke enlisted the help of her co- worker (an art director at an advertising company) to help her design the invitations and stationery, which she then printed, stuffed and addressed herself!

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Brooke and George used the champagne flutes (with a red trim) that George’s parents used at their wedding thirty years before.

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“George and I took dance lessons for four months prior to the wedding and performed a personalized choreographed dance to L.O.V.E. by Nat King Cole.  Our dance was a mixture of Walz, Fox Trot and Swing…..and of course ended with the fancy dip and kiss”

Congratulations Brooke and George on your beautiful tartan filled celebration! Thankyou for sharing your wedding day with us! Thankyou also to Kirk Mastin for sending over today’s photos!

Photos by Mastin Studio.

Real Weddings Sneak Peek #5

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One more sleep until the new Real Weddings magazine website launches! Today another puzzle piece and certain little key landed n my inbox. I’m just a little excited!

 

“Just one more day to go… are you excited? We are! Here’s another piece of the puzzle… do you recognise this face? Soon you’ll be able to get a daily tip to help you plan a beautiful wedding! Until tomorrow…. x”

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Brooke and George

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I am so thrilled to bring you today’s wedding, the beautiful plaid details had me from the word go! Today’s Seattle wedding is the wedding of Brooke and George.

Brooke and George met through their friends from high school, Jeff and Michelle.  Everyone was home from college during the summer of 2005, and Michelle wanted Brooke to meet her new boyfriend from college, Jeff who lived an hour north in Seattle.  Brooke and Michelle went to Seattle and Jeff was hanging out with all of his friends, one of which was George.  They hit it off immediately, and dated off and on through college and were engaged two years out of college.

Brooke says “Our engagement story is pretty amazing.  I had been getting small hints about two months prior to him proposing, but didn’t want to jinx anything so I kept thinking it wasn’t happening.  George decided it would be a cute idea to get our picture taken with the Nordstrom Santa and send out holiday cards.

I was against sending out holiday cards, when we were just boyfriend/girlfriend, but George insisted that we get our picture taken anyway (hint #1).  Then he wanted to specifically schedule the picture on the Saturday after Thanksgiving (George never PLANS……hint #2).

The week of Thanksgiving George asked me what I was going to wear for the picture, I said I hadn’t really thought about it yet.  George is always saying I buy too many clothes, and when I said I hadn’t thought about what I was wearing he said, “why don’t you buy something new?”  Obviously that was a HUGE hint #3 that George was telling me to go shopping.  When the say to get our picture with Santa came, we sat on Santa’s lap and then stood up and Santa asked us what we wanted for Christmas.

It was then that George got down on one knee and said, “All I want for Christmas is this beautiful woman to be my wife.”  Everyone clapped, I cried and we have been living happily ever after since.”

Today’s photography is by Kirk Mastin.

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Brooke wore a gown from Cicada Bridal. In a nod to family she wore her future mother in law’s pearl bracelet and her grandmother’s pearl earrings. Brooke wore shoes by Cole Haan.

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The bridesmaids wore plaid, strapless dresses in red, black and white made by Brooke’s mother and her friends. The fabric was ordered from Scotland where Brooke also found a manufacturer who used the same fabric to make the cufflinks for the groom and his attendants. The bridesmaids wore Guess black peeptoes.


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Brooke and George opted to see each other before the ceremony, on the steps of their reception venue Broadmoor Golf Club.

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The flowers were from Metropolitan Market.

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Time to get married!

Check back this afternoon for the ceremony and reception of Brooke and George!

Photos by Kirk Mastin.

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