LIVE IN Bellevue OCCUPATIONS DeShawn is a cornerback for the Seattle Seahawks; Jessica is an attorney MOST MEMORABLE DATE The Washington State Fair. “It was so much fun hanging out together, eating food and playing games. DeShawn worked extremely hard to win me a stuffed animal and it didn’t work out!” Jessica says. HOW HE KNEW SHE WAS THE ONE “I fell in love with Jessica and everything about her. Once I met her family I realized how amazing they were as well and knew I wanted to be a part of that forever,” DeShawn says. HOW HE PROPOSED On the 50-yard line after the Seahawks won the Super Bowl WEDDING TIME 6 p.m. WEDDING DAY WEATHER Partly sunny NUMBER OF GUESTS 174 SPLURGED/SAVED Splurged on having an ice bar, saved on the rehearsal dinner, held at the couple’s home COLORS Champagne, ivory, and gold FLOWERS White orchids and white roses APPROACH TO WEDDING PLANNING “We knew this was a once-in-a-lifetime celebration, so we wanted to make it an unforgettable event,” says Jessica. FAVORITE PART OF THE MENU DeShawn loved the lemon cake with fresh berries DESSERT Cake, espresso, and an Italian soda station FIRST DANCE SONG “XO” by Beyoncé FAVORITE CEREMONY MOMENT The vows. “We wrote them ourselves and didn’t share them with one another until the wedding day,” Jessica says. DAY IN THREE WORDS Best day ever! HONEYMOON “We didn’t have time to go on a honeymoon because DeShawn started training camp a few days after the wedding,” says Jessica.

The very first meeting I had with Jessica & DeShawn, they stated they wanted a ‘more modern venue, but very elegant with the décor.’ I think we accomplished that beautifully and had a blast doing it! —Merry Beth Turpin, wedding consultant  

REGIONAL VENDORS

Ceremony and Reception: Four Seasons Hotel

Wedding Consultant: Merry Beth Turpin, Aisle of View

Photographer: Jan Domek Photography

Videographer: Bogle Productions

Judge: The honorable Julia Garratt

Formal Wear for Bride: Mea Marie Bridal

Hair and Makeup: Beauty Bridal Agency

Florist and Décor: Michael Peterson, Rented Elegance & Design

Ceremony and Reception Entertainment: Chris Graves Music

Rentals: CORT Party Rentals, Sweet n Design, Creative Coverings

Linens: BBJ Linens

Dance Floor: Bickner Dance Floors

Calligraphy: Pascale Collins

Menu Cards: Paper Moxie

Chair Covers: Swank

Cake: The Four Seasons

Ice Bar: Creative Ice

Late-Night Snack: Dick’s Burgers

Transportation: Blackstone Limousine

Security: Stephen Group International