Names Lauren DeDonato and Kelan Smith Live in Kirkland Occupations She’s a national field recruiter for Free People; he’s a finance director at a nonprofit How they met Mutual friends introduced them while they were in college, but it was years before they actually got together Wedding-day weather Gray, with sun just in time for the ceremony Wedding time 5 Number of guests 170 Wedding budget They didn’t set one going into it, but things added up quickly and they spent more than they intended to First details secured They booked the venue with more than a year to spare, and then waited more than five months for the next hire—their wedding designers Their approach to wedding planning They originally thought they’d do it all themselves, but the Moores were perfect partners Bachelorette party A weekend with the girls wine-tasting in Napa Valley Bachelor party Golfing and boating at Crescent Bar in Eastern Washington Wedding theme They definitely didn’t want a theme; they wanted it to feel put-together, but playful and eclectic Colors Melon, soft peach, and deep plum Neo-traditional element The groom’s uncle is a Jesuit priest, but was unable to officiate because the ceremony didn’t take place in a church; instead he gave them a special blessing during dinner First dance song John Mayer’s version of Tom Petty’s “Free Falling” Favorite reception moment The toasts, which brought on equal parts tears and laughter Wedding cake A three-tier chocolate cake with layers of passion fruit, raspberry, and chocolate mousse How it was different than they imagined They knew it was going to be a special day, but could never have anticipated the love they felt from their friends and family The day in three words Memorable, true, rich Honeymoon Mexico

Regional Vendor List


Ceremony, Reception, and Catering The Golf Club at Newcastle

Event Design and Flowers Sinclair and Moore Events

Photography Matthew Land Studios

Day-Of Printed Matter Spruce Stationery & Design

Dessert Tallant House

Music Austin Beaver

Rings Turgeon Raine Jewelers

Hair Gabe Walton at Obadiah Salon

Alterations Lake Street Tailor

Formal Wear for Groom Topman from Nordstrom

Formal Wear for Groomsmen H&M

Rehearsal Dinner Restaurant Zoë

Rentals ABC Special Events Rentals

Lighting Green Light Event Design

Transportation British Motor Coach

Registry Crate & Barrel