NAMES Katie Grimes and Josh Krieger Live in: Seattle Occupations: Katie is a digital marketing account director, Josh works as an emergency medicine physician. How they met: Tinder First date: At Ocho in Ballard, where Josh ordered cheese-filled dates not knowing Katie was allergic to dairy, and she broke out in hives How you knew he/she was the one: “We survived a long-distance relationship for two years, and our hearts grew fonder.” HOW HE PROPOSED At a corner table in a crowded café in Venice, Italy Bachelor/bachelorette party: Hers: in Nashville, Tennessee; His: razor clamming in Westport Wedding day weather: A perfect summer’s day Number of guests: 110 Budget: $35,000 Splurged: Splurged on dress, wine, and a house for the wedding party Approach to wedding planning: “Katie did 95 percent of it and handled it very calmly.” Wedding theme: Italian chic Colors: Peach, sage, blues, gray Flowers: Peonies, lemons, greens Wedding cakes: Chocolate, yellow, and red velvet cakes with buttercream, lemon cake with blueberry Traditional elements: Jewish elements: broken glass, danced the hora, had a chuppah, wore a tallit Nontraditional elements: Mother-and-groom dance turned into a Flo Rida flash mob. Favorite ceremony moment: “The hora, specifically when Josh fell out of the chair. He handled it like a champ.” First dance song: “May I Have this Dance” by Francis and the Lights, featuring Chance the Rapper The day in three words: A beautiful blur Honeymoon: Sun Valley, Idaho

From the lemon table runners to the trolley that shuttled guests to the ceremony site overlooking Lake Chelan, this was definitely one of my favorite weddings of the year. —AMELIA SOPER, PHOTOGRAPHER


Wedding design and flowers Fleur de Lis

floral and event design

Ceremony and reception

Karma Vineyards

Photographer Amelia Soper Photography

Desserts Deb’s Delights

Ceremony and reception entertainment

Audiostar Entertainment

Hair and makeup AM Onsite Beauty

Formal wear for bride Monique Lhuillier

from Nordstrom

Formal wear for groom Hugo Boss suit

from Nordstrom

Rehearsal and dinner location Siren Song


Rentals Fleur de Lis

Registry Crate & Barrel, Macy’s