It was only a few weeks before Kaely and Michael’s wedding at AXIS Pioneer Square that they reached out. They needed last-minute help covering the day, but that springtime afternoon in Seattle seemed to have been made perfectly for them.
There is little like the energy of people getting ready for their wedding day. The first moment that you walk into a suite at a hotel with lots of smiles and laughs. Everyone does it a little differently, but the way that Kaely and Michael both lived into the joy of the day was palpable. Both were nearly bouncing off the wall with excitement in how their work friendship was about to turn them into partners for life.
Following the getting ready time at the Courtyard by Marriott Seattle Pioneer Square, they wandered down the street to have their first look at the Good Bar. This vintage and trendy space was perfectly bright and intimate for the couple to have their first moments together. The most intimate moments were watching them sit on the barstools, where patrons would laugh the night away, but getting to read the notes that each had written for the other, listing the memories that they shared and the dreams of their life to come.
After photos with the family and wedding party in the middle of Occidental Square, it was time to head to AXIS Pioneer Square for the ceremony. This brick building continued the vibe of brick and vintage Seattle that permeated the whole day. Kaely and Michael had packed out the building with their nearest and dearest, letting the deep colors and mood guide everyone’s gaze to watch Michael tear up while trying to give his vows. Let’s also be honest, you can’t beat a good fist pump in the air after a first kiss.
Following the ceremony, the couple dipped out for a few sunset photos in a parking garage overlooking Elliott Bay and the Smith Tower. These post-ceremony moments are so special because imbibes the time with a gravity and simultaneous light joy of “holy crap, we’re married!” It was no different for Kaely and Michael. It seemed that they floated between the parking spaces, each lifted by the golden light of a day they won’t ever forget.
They headed back for a beautiful dinner of laughter and toasts that left more sides hurting. They then improvised their first dance, just letting the passions of the moment lead them. And they eschewed the normal cake cutting for something that was way more them, eating a cookie Lady and the Tramp style.
I also want to take a minute to thank everyone else who made this day so great:
Photographer: Joe Tobiason
Videographer: Initial Videos
First Look: Good Bar
Venue: AXIS Pioneer Square
Planning/Day of Coordinator: My I-DO
Wedding Dress: Essence Designs
Bridesmaids Dresses: Azure
Flowers: Judi’s Designs
Cookies: Hello Robin
Photo Booth: Stumptown Booth
Catering: Foodz Catering
DJ: Emerald King Entertainment
Also, this wedding was posted on Seattle Bride