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When your OKCupid date cancels on you at the last minute, don’t be afraid to give him a second chance. After all, he just might turn out to be the love of your life. At least, that’s how it played out for Matthew Mauer and Jobie Kubiak.

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A graduation day proposal—Matthew did the asking—led to a whirlwind of planning. The couple venue shopped in their hometown of Tacoma, but finding a locale they both agreed on turned out to be tricky. Finally, Jobie scouted out the Arctic Club in Seattle, and Matt fell in love with the historic space, too.

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When the wedding day arrived, the classically opulent, romantic club provided the perfect backdrop for Matt and Jobie’s traditional-with-a-twist wedding. Touches like colorful custom lighting (a “really fun splurge”), a stuffed animal toss (instead of a bouquet toss), and even a life-size cardboard cutout standing in for the best man, who was deployed with the Coast Guard, made the day a true expression of the couple’s personalities. Honoring Jobie’s Filipino roots was also important to them, so pandan and ube (purple yam) flavored their wedding cake, and Jobie wore a traditional Filipino barong handwoven with pineapple husk. “Incorporating some Filipino elements was a great way to recognize our two families and cultures blending,” Jobie says.

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Sources
Ceremony, Reception & Caterer: The Arctic Club
Rentals: Crimson Haze Lighting
Wedding Coordinator: Escandar Group Events
Photographer: Liz Morrow Photography
Photo Booth: The SnapBar
Flowers: The Enchanted Florist
Cake: Delite Bakery
Rings: Helzberg Diamonds
Grooms’ Formalwear: Matt went traditional from The Black Tux; Jobie wore a formal Filipino barong from Barong Warehouse
Groomsmen: The Black Tux
Groomsladies: David’s Bridal
Dancing Shoes for Guests: Rescue Flats
Music: DJ Gumbeaux from Magnolia Rhapsody
Rehearsal Dinner: The West Star, Waterways Cruises
Hotel for Guests: The Arctic Club
Invitations: Minted
Registry: Macy’s, Amazon
Honeymoon: Japan and Bali

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