NAMES Andrea Gai and Britt Corra LIVE IN Seattle OCCUPATIONS Andrea is a critical care RN, Britt works at Microsoft. HOW THEY MET On a blind date set up by Andrea’s cousin FIRST DATE At a bar in Sodo, Andrea’s cousin pointed Britt out, and they spent the whole night talking. HOW YOU KNEW HE/SHE WAS THE ONE “After dinner with Andrea’s family, I realizedAndrea is the first person that I can’t live without.” HOW HE PROPOSED Britt got down on one knee at a park in SLU, then they jetted off to Alderbrook via seaplane to celebrate with their family. BACHELOR/ BACHELORETTE PARTY Hers: a night out in Seattle; His: the Masters golf tournament in Augusta, Georgia WEDDING TIME Ceremony at 2:30 p.m. and reception at 6 p.m. WEDDING DAY WEATHER Sunny NUMBER OF GUESTS 250 WEDDING BUDGET $100,000 SPLURGED/SAVED Splurged on dress, food, and catering; saved on paper APPROACH TO WEDDING PLANNING Timeless and simple COLORS White, greens, with gold accents WEDDING THEME Elegant and classy FLOWERS Roses and peonies WEDDING CAKE A small chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting and an assorted dessert bar TRADITIONAL ELEMENTS Catholic church ceremony NONTRADITIONAL ELEMENTS Cheeseburgers from Dick’s as a late-night snack FAVORITE CEREMONY MOMENT “Being able to share the day with our family and friends, including two 90-plus-yearold grandparents” FIRST DANCE SONG “At Last” by Etta James FAVOR Small envelopes that said “for richer or poorer” with a poem on the back, a scratch lottery ticket inside, and a penny attached for scratching THE DAY IN 3 WORDS Enjoyed every moment HONEYMOON Around the world: Singapore, Bali, Sydney, Dubai, New York


Both of us are Italian, so it was very important for our meal to be shared family style. —ANDREA, THE BRIDE



Wedding design Clutch Events

Wedding planner Megan Clark with

Clutch Events

Flowers Creative Colours by Patty Schmitz

Ceremony and reception St. James

Cathedral (ceremony), Seattle Art

Museum (reception)

Photographer Wiley Putnam Photography

Photo booth Draping and lighting

backdrop by Prop Gallery Events,

mini Polaroid cameras

Videographer Green Attic Films

Desserts Street Treats

Ceremony and reception entertainment

Gemma Balinbin (ceremony singer),

Blue Wave Band (reception)

Hair and makeup OffWhite Makeup

and Beauty

Formal wear for bride Lazaro by

Nordstrom Bridal

Formal wear for groom Hugo Boss

Formal wear for bridal party Men’s

Wearhouse, Bellevue Bridal

Rehearsal dinner location Thompson Hotel

Rentals Pedersen’s Event Rentals, Prop

Gallery (draping), Crimson & Haze (lighting)

Registry Williams Sonoma, Crate & Barrel,

Pottery Barn, Macy’s