Katie & Josh are one of our fabulous 2009 couples who were married just over two months ago at The Golf Club at Newcastle. It was such a pleasure working with this couple and their families who spent quite a bit of time planning not only the wedding, but also the wedding date itself.
See Josh is a huge UW football fan, and it was a bit of a struggle to pick an appropriate date for the wedding given his love of the game. So considering the Huskies 0 -12 2008 season, it was not widely considered they had much of a chance against mighty USC in 2009…or at least that was the idea when the date was picked. And then the 2009 football season came along, and the Huskies started winning. On the wedding day Josh and his groomsmen were able to watch the start of the nail-biting game in the lounge at the golf club, but later duty called and Josh was off to take pictures. We updated him on the score throughout the game, and here is his reaction when we told him the Huskies won (16-13)!
It was an overcast and drizzly day at The Golf Club at Newcastle, but Ashley & Angie of One Thousand Words Photography paid close attention to the weather and captured amazing shots indoors and outside when possible.
Josh and his groomsmen wore tuxes from The Tux Shop. (And no, Josh is not turning his head in a model pose, he’s watching the game on the tv.)
Katie’s breathtaking gown was from Luly Yang, and her beautiful earrings were a one of a kind creation from local designer Brandy Thibault of Abaloria Jewelry. Katie and her girls had their hair done by the talented artists at Gene Juarez Bellevue while gorgeous on-site makeup was done by the amazing Suresh and his team from Suresh Beauty.
Christiane of Flora Nova Design created the beautiful floral and decor for the wedding and reception. We kept Katie’s bouquet primarily white, ivory and blush with touches of pink. The bridesmaids bouquets really played up the colors of the wedding, rich with bold pink, chocolate, ivory, and chartreuse.
The chocolate bridesmaids dresses came from The Bridal Garden.
Right before walking her down the aisle, Katie & her dad had a few moments to themselves.
Katie was born in Mexico, and when she was a little girl her dad told her when she grew up he would get a mariachi band to perform at her wedding. Of course we needed to make sure he stayed true to his word, so we hired a mariachi band to perform during the cocktail hour. Katie was so surprised and delighted!
A variety of styles of centerpieces were created to add visual interest and dimension in the room.
Sharon’s Catering & Cakes created the couples tasty wedding cake.
Custom football shaped cookie favors were created by The Famous Northwest Catering Company.
Katie & Josh and their guests danced late into the night as the Michael Benson Band played.