I wish Traci and Jerome lived in Seattle because I want to hang out with them all the time. They make you feel like you’ve been a friend of theirs forever and they absolutely adore one another. They also have incredible taste in music, they love to dance and they are two of the kindest people I’ve ever met. Their wedding at Nella Terra Cellars in California was one for the books. Love rules.

Nella Terra Cellars | Karen Silva Designs | The Makeup Dolls | True Note Media | Minted | The Wedding Party | Photo-matica | Marky Enriquez | Honolulu Cookie Company

Leah and Seth hosted a laid-back dinner on the rooftop of their Queen Anne apartment the day after their wedding. It was the perfect way to celebrate with loved ones in a relaxed environment, where their guests enjoyed fresh salmon, grilled asparagus, wine and cheese and incredible views of Puget Sound. I loved how the space was transformed to combine vintage details in an urban space. The lace, the gold and the vertical garden had me swooning. When couples choose to follow their hearts and celebrate their union in a way that truly reflects who they are rather than what tradition dictates, it makes my heart happy.

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Leah and Seth’s vision for their wedding was so in tune with what I love to shoot and from our first conversation I felt like we were old friends. They split their wedding into two days. Day one included an intimate ceremony with close family and friends at the Edgewater Hotel in downtown Seattle, and the following day they hosted a reception on the rooftop of their apartment to celebrate with more of their loved ones. Before the ceremony we roamed the streets of Queen Anne for two hours. This is one of my favorite Seattle neighborhoods. It’s stunning! And let me tell you, I wish every couple would allot this much time to spend together taking photos. It’s the calmest, most tender and happiest part of the day, and Leah and Seth totally rocked it. They even took time to stop for champagne and oysters at one of their favorite restaurants. Every part of their day was a true celebration of their relationship. Stay tuned for part 2.

The Edgewater Hotel | Terra Bella | Gene Juarez Salons & Spa | Taylor Shellfish | Macrina Bakery & Cafe | Posh Bridal | Brooks Brothers | Last Call Neiman Marcus | Cole Haan | Baume & Mercier

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