Names Blakely O’Brien and Matthew Pelascini Live in Bellevue Occupations She’s a dental hygienist; he’s a residential real estate broker How they met They first locked eyes at church and spent the whole service stealing glances How she knew he was the one Two months after they started dating he trekked two hours through a snowstorm to surprise her with a homemade dinner Wedding-day weather 65 degrees and partly cloudy Wedding time 5 Number of guests 200 Budget They went over by about $10,000 Spent/Splurged They put a premium on venue, food, expert planning, and great music, and spent less on flowers by using lots of candlelight as a décor element Wedding theme Regal glamour with a vintage edge; she wanted guests to feel royal and spoiled, special and comfortable Theme inspiration Old Hollywood and 1920s style Bachelorette party A girls’ weekend in Vancouver, British Columbia Bachelor party A long weekend in Suncadia Colors Shades of gold, blush, cream, mauve, and taupe First dance song Elton John’s “Your Song” Reception menu A wedge Caesar salad, beef filet with fresh asparagus and bleu cheese, and seared wild salmon with multigrain rice and citrus velouté Wedding cake Their favorite white chocolate strawberry cake from the Fremont bakery they frequented while dating, and a more formal one as well Favors for guests The couple donated to their church’s charity, which sponsors clean-water projects around the globe Favorite reception moment The DJ played a Macklemore song and everyone on the dance floor went nuts Signature style The bride changed into a second, showstopping gown for the reception, and they gave out ribbon wands for guests to wave during the send-off If they knew then what they know now The bride would have taken more photos with just her and her mom The day in three words Glamorous, joyful, romantic Honeymoon Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Regional Vendor List

Ceremony, Reception, and Catering The Arctic Club Seattle

Wedding Planner Solomon Event Planning

Officiant Reverend Patrick Callahan

Photography Andria Lindquist Photography

Videography Magical Touch Media

Printed Matter Carina Skrobecki, Lizzie Showman

Flowers Stacy Anderson Design

Desserts New Renaissance Cakes, Simply Desserts

Ceremony and Reception Music Your Song Entertainment

Rings J. Lewis Jewelry

Ceremony Gown Modern Trousseau from the Dress Theory

Reception Gown Sarah Seven from the Dress Theory

Bridesmaids’ Dresses Nordstrom’s Wedding Suite

Formal Wear Wall Street Custom Clothiers

Rentals La Tavola, Choice Linens, Rented Elegance

Rehearsal Dinner Assaggio Ristorante

Registry Macy’s, Crate & Barrel, Williams-Sonoma

Honeymoon Travel Agent Destinations by Colette