By Olivia Tinsley


While the bride and groom attended the same church in junior high, it wasn't until the mother of the groom played matchmaker that the pair began to fall in love. After an intimate proposal on the Tacoma waterfront, the couple and the bride's mother joined forces with a wedding planner to execute their vision. It was a team effort to incorporate their strong Christian faith and soft, rich monochromatic colors into their romantic occasion. Shades of blush and ivory were brought to life with an array of peonies, roses, and hydrangeas on their sunny afternoon wedding day.


Wedding Planner: Alex Chalk of Taylor'd Events

Ceremony Location: University of Puget Sound Kilworth Chapel

Reception Site and Catering: Cedarbrook Lodge

Officiant: Pastor John Golling

Invitations: Paper Moxie

Photographer: Jamie Jones Photography

Videography: Moetic

Photobooth: The SnapBar

Flowers: Flora Nova

Dessert: The Cakewalk Shop

Ceremony Music: Seattle String Quartet

Reception Music: Chris Graves

Jewelry: Shane Company

Wedding Gown: Mark Zunino via Kleinfeld

Veil and Accessories: Pnina Tornai

Bridesmaids Dresses: Nordstrom

Make-up: Off White Makeup

Alterations: Kleinfeld and Nordstrom

Formal Wear for Groom: Hugo Boss via Nordstrom

Groomsmen: The Black Tux

Rehearsal Dinner: Pacific Grill

Honeymoon:  Sugar Beach Resort in Saint Lucia

Transportation: British Motor Coach

Rentals: Chiavari chairs via Pedersen's, linens and napkins via BBJ Linens and Choice Linens, Bickner Dancefloors