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Seattle Wedding Photography | Rachel & Terence – Alexis Hotel wedding

Fellow photographers, Rachel and Terence, flattered me beyond compare when they asked me about my availability before they even booked their Alexis Hotel wedding venue! I was very excited to work with them, although I admit being nervous to shoot a wedding for another photographer, let alone two!  Anyway, everything went off without a hitch except for the intended one (I’ve been holding off on making that joke, but the time has come), despite being sick during this Fall wedding.

The first time I did photography at Seattle’s Alexis Hotel was for a boudoir Valentine’s shoot. I got to experience the venue’s uniqueness and hospitality first hand. The Alexis Hotel has so many distinctive qualities, which went hand in hand with all of the unique elements present in this wedding. Not only did Terence’s family travel all the way from China to see him married, but they and Rachel’s family also participated in the Chinese Tea Ceremony that preceded the wedding. The cool centerpieces and vases were made by Terence’s company’s 3D printers, some of which were in the printing process before and during the wedding. Terence even made a ring “bearer” machine to go down the aisle, which was controlled by the flower girl. And my favorite part of the reception was a video documenting the proposal scavenger hunt. That was too funny for words!

Rachel and Terence put a lot of thought and energy into this wedding, and even into the proposal. It was an honor to photograph their Alexis Hotel wedding!

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Venue and catering: Alexis Hotel

Hair and Makeup: Urbanista Weddings

Flowers: Sublime Stems

Photographers: Tracie Howe and Mark Hopkins









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  • February 4, 2014 - 6:29 am

    Claudia - What an adorable couple and great job capturing the day!ReplyCancel

  • February 4, 2014 - 8:58 am

    Shebli Nikkole - What a fun wedding!ReplyCancel

  • February 4, 2014 - 2:24 pm

    Lyndi - Whoa. Those centerpieces are amazing! I love that they were being printed right before and during the reception – how cool is that?ReplyCancel

    • February 4, 2014 - 5:58 pm

      traciehowe - Very cool! I was afraid that people wouldn’t understand that those were actually printed by that machine! Crazy, huh?ReplyCancel

  • February 4, 2014 - 4:00 pm

    Melissa Avey - Great shots!ReplyCancel

  • February 4, 2014 - 5:29 pm

    Catherine from Open Shutters Photography - So many lovely details. Beautiful work!ReplyCancel

  • February 4, 2014 - 5:53 pm

    Stephanie - That hotel is amazing! I am in love with the dress shot you took! It looks like you captured every little detail perfectly! I love it!ReplyCancel

  • February 4, 2014 - 5:59 pm

    traciehowe - Thanks everyone! I appreciate the comments. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • February 5, 2014 - 1:41 pm

    sarah gee - very lovely! so many sweet, personal touches to this wedding! and i loved seeing the tea ceremony:) i know what you mean about being nervous when working with other photographers, but you had not a thing to be nervous about. these are great!ReplyCancel

  • February 6, 2014 - 3:12 pm

    Amanda - These photos are so sweet! LOVE that bouquet!ReplyCancel

  • February 6, 2014 - 8:50 pm

    Dina Farmer - Oh my gosh beautiful and nerdy wedding! My favorite combinations!ReplyCancel

  • February 7, 2014 - 11:49 am

    traciehowe - Thanks guys!!ReplyCancel

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