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Golden Gardens Wedding | Ben & Julie’s fun DIY extravaganza

I have had the pleasure of photographing Ben and Julie a couple times before their wedding this Summer at Golden Gardens. First at Archie McPhee’s, a quirky local novelty store, and then at the Ballard Locks with their adorable dog, Addie Mae. Consistently, through all of the shoots and the wedding, one thing was at the top of their priority list – to have fun.

It was a community effort amongst family and friends to make this DIY wedding a fun and awesome experience. I believe they succeeded, as everyone seemed to have a great time. You can’t beat a spontaneously placed wedding ceremony site at public park and a parade procession to it! Not to mention a pink wedding dress, kazoos, pinwheels, and a trivia game, just to name a few. The reception at the bathhouse was cheerfully decorated with so many colorful DIY details. Veraci Pizza prepared and baked the pizza on site, and the impressive quilt cake was carefully arranged as each small individual cake arrived.

I’m sure you’ll enjoy the photos of this lovely couple and their unique DIY Golden Gardens wedding!


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Thanks to Mark for this shot of me “helping”.

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Second Photographer – Mark Hopkins

Hair and Makeup – Hanna Mazur Hair & Makeup

Venue – Golden Gardens

Catering – Veraci Pizza

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  • November 26, 2014 - 4:50 pm

    Julie Kerssen - Thanks, Tracie – we love the photos! Thanks for “getting” us and our oddball ideas.ReplyCancel

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