NAMES Andrew Paulsel and Giovanni Della-Libera LIVE IN Leschi OCCUPATIONS Giovanni is a computer scientist; Andrew is a biochemist HOW THEY MET On OkCupid WEDDING-DAY WEATHER Ominous thunder during the ceremony, rain through dinner, clear skies in time for dancing WEDDING TIME 4:30 NUMBER OF GUESTS 150 THEIR APPROACH TO WEDDING PLANNING After facing all the necessary details when touring their first venue option, they instantly decided to find a planner WEDDING THEME They just wanted it to reflect their quirky interests TRADITIONAL ELEMENTS Giovanni is a first-generation Cuban American, so they had salsa dancing and a Cuban band at dinner NEW ELEMENTS While helping each other write their vows on the morning of the wedding they stumbled on a back-and-forth exchange that yielded a dueling pledge format for the ceremony PROCESSIONAL SONG Radiohead’s “High and Dry” FAVORITE CEREMONY MOMENT Booming thunder during the vows FLOWERS Andrew and his groomslady knitted calla lily boutonnieres for the grooms and wedding party RECEPTION MENU Caesar salad, antipasti, herbed lemon chicken, boneless short-ribs, rosemary-polenta stacks, baked beans, potatoes, and roasted veggies—all served family-style WEDDING CAKE Red velvet with cream cheese buttercream, and lemon-zest and orange blossom with wild blueberries and lemon mousseline—decorated with edible yarn balls DESSERT ADD-ONS Mexican chocolate mousse pie and marionberry pie with hazelnuts FAVORITE RECEPTION MOMENT The salsa dance break during dinner ADVICE FOR OTHER COUPLES Know when it’s time to stop planning and make decisions THE DAY IN THREE WORDS Dreamy, dramatic, delicious HONEYMOON Kauai, Hawaii

 

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CEREMONY, RECEPTION, AND FLOWERS Bella Luna Farms

EVENT DESIGN A Kurant Event

PHOTOGRAPHY AND PHOTO BOOTH Barbie Hull Photography 

PRINTED MATTER BHV Design Lab, Girlie Press Inc, Harold Belskus

RECEPTION MUSIC Sonaldo, DJ Larry Rose

CATERING Ravishing Radish 

DESSERTS Honeycrumb Cake Studio, A La Mode Pies

RINGS Fox's Gem Shop 

FORMAL WEAR Nordstrom, Men's Wearhouse

REHEARSAL DINNER Cicchetti 

GUEST HOTELS Willows Lodge in Woodinville, Residence Inn by Marriott in Bothell, Country Inn and Suites by Carlson in Bothell

GUEST TRANSPORTATION Shuttle Express, Red Carpet Valet