Diana & Dan in Seattle // a parsons gardens wedding & celebration at tallulah's


venue: parsons gardens & tallulah's     food: tallulah's     dress 01: galvan london     dress 02: proenza schouler     dan's ring: anna sheffield     diana's jewlery: studebaker metals          bag: olympia le tan     florals: flourish & found     officiant: the wedding gentleman     planner: molly corr     dj: luis angel cancel

Diana & I went to college together - my strongest memory involves her helping me sew an ugly Christmas sweater into a well-fitting ugly Christmas sweater dress - and kind of always just stayed in touch. You know how there are people in your life who you feel were kind of always there, always easy to be yourself with, always easy to laugh with and enjoy? Diana has been that kind of constant for me.

And damn, Diana & Dan's wedding was my dream wedding as a photographer. They held their ceremony in a beautiful park in Seattle where the wet trees hung heavy, creating a perfect canopy for them to stand beneath. We watched Diana and Dan recite their vows after hearing their story told completely, from both sides. Dan slipped his hands around Diana's hips, her dress falling perfectly against her curves, bringing her in for the most romantic kiss I've witnessed in a ceremony.

The group in the Gardens was small, and together we left for a friend's home for light snacks and bubbles and wine before heading over to one of Diana & Dan's favorite restaurants - Tallulah's. I spent years working in food service, and a good dinner party at a fantastic restaurant is my favorite type of reception.

There, they hosted a larger group of friends for an incredible dinner - filling the restaurant with people who loved them and toasts and jaw-droppingly beautiful florals. The night ended with an epic dance party and, for me at least, an impulse purchase of one of Studebaker Metal's mustache combs for my man.