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.








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.”



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.




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!





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





“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.

Photographer: Mastin Studio
  • Sharon says:
    January 20, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    What an absolutely beautiful theme! I love the colours, the patterns and most of all the wedding dress. The straight a-line with no train is something I’ve been considering but have never seen done the way I’d imagined…now I’ve seen it done perfectly. Love it!

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  • Real Weddings says:
    January 20, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    Wow, loving all that red!

  • The Wedding Contessa says:
    January 21, 2010 at 6:40 am

    Kudos for using your creativity in decorating for your own wedding! Love the fact that there are no divorces in your family and you plan to follow in their footsteps! The photo display of wedding couples in your family is precious! Great idea! Happy Wedding!

  • Parthenia Fayne says:
    January 21, 2010 at 6:59 am

    Way to go to Brooke! I love the decor. It is clean and simple yet fun and even striking! The centerpieces are neat and bright and super sweet! I absolutely love the tribute to marriage done with the photos of their parents and grandparents. This is truly an example of a personalized and classy wedding!

  • Jessie says:
    January 21, 2010 at 8:09 am

    Love your blog! This is exactly the type of wedding we try to include on our Featured Weddings! Love the combination of color and black & white imagery in HD! Great job Brooke. This is an amazingly creative and beautiful wedding.

  • redbirdstyle says:
    January 21, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    The ceremony is lovely! I love the plaid decor at the reception too!

  • Allison says:
    January 22, 2010 at 4:03 am

    mmmmmmmmm…. that cake sure looks good 🙂

    The picture of you and George walking out of the ceremony took my breath away… gorgeous!!

  • Brooke says:
    January 22, 2010 at 6:24 am

    Thanks for all the kind comments, it was such a special day for George and me. The photographs are so lovely and really depict the style of the wedding. Thanks to Kirk for capturing all those moments.

  • kathi fennerty says:
    January 22, 2010 at 8:59 am

    Brooke and George’s wedding was filled with many meaningful gestures that expressed their love for each other, their family and friends. We even felt the presents of family members that have passed on. It was elegant, unique, fun and spiritual. Brooke and George are wonderful people who bring joy to those around them.
    from: mother of the bride

  • Lori Rimington says:
    January 23, 2010 at 2:19 am

    Absolutely original and beautiful….even though we were not able to attend, these pictures made us feel as though we were there!! Beautiful, beautiful bride 🙂



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