NAMES Spencer Lian and Ross Thornton LIVE IN Seattle OCCUPATIONS Spencer is an account executive, and Ross is a territory account manager. HOW THEY MET On OkCupid MOST MEMORABLE DATE Ross invited Spencer on a business trip that included a road trip through Sonoma. HOW YOU KNEW HE WAS THE ONE For Ross, “a piece felt like it was missing until we were together again.” For Spencer, realizing Ross was the one he could truly be himself with and enjoy his alone time with. THE PROPOSAL Spencer bought long-stem white roses and laid them in a perfect line down the dock on Pier 70 by Aqua, where he stood with one red rose. Ross got there and noticed the line of roses, gathering them until he got to Spencer. Then Spencer got down on one knee and asked Ross to marry him. BACHELOR PARTY Joint bachelor party in Scottsdale WEDDING TIME 5 p.m. WEDDING DAY WEATHER A sunny day in winter NUMBER OF GUESTS 121 WEDDING BUDGET $45,000 SPLURGED/SAVED Splurged on the venue APPROACH TO WEDDING PLANNING “Start planning right away.” WEDDING THEME Formal black tie COLORS White, pink, peach, and lots of greenery WEDDING CAKE Red velvet and lemon vanilla TRADITIONAL ELEMENTS Unity candle and the Lord’s Prayer NONTRADITIONAL ELEMENTS Pre-ceremony champagne FAVORITE CEREMONY MOMENT “A ceremony selfie and confetti poppers when we kissed” FIRST DANCE SONG “How Long Will I Love You” by Ellie Goulding FAVORS Hangover bags with chips from Spencer’s home state of Minnesota, a caramel cookie waffle from Ross’s home state of Montana, and bottles of water, Tylenol, breath mints, and chocolate THE DAY IN THREE WORDS Romantic, magical, loving HONEYMOON Saint-Tropez, France

We were pretty diligent about our budget, but overall splurged on the venue, as it’s the best in the city. —ROSS AND SPENCER, THE GROOMS



Wedding design and flowers Maureen

Croft with POSH Wedding Flowers,

Rented Elegance, draping

Planner Smiling Rose Planning

Ceremony and reception Fairmont

Olympic Hotel

Photographer Kristina Wunsch of

Poppi Photography

Wedding cake Fairmont Olympic Hotel

Ceremony and reception entertainment

RJ Musical Entertainment

Hair and makeup (For the maids of

honor) Salon Divas

Formal wear for groom

Spencer: Tuxedo from Nordstrom, Hugo

Boss shirt, Brooks Brothers bow tie,

Common Projects shoes

Ross: Hugo Boss tuxedo from Nordstrom,

Eton shirt, Brooks Brothers bow tie,

Christian Louboutin shoes

Formal wear for bridal party Maids of

honor gowns by Jill Stuart, Nordstrom

Rentals Fairmont

Registry Amazon, Macy’s