Monday, November 30, 2015

Valerie & James' Ballard Rooftop Wedding!

Valerie Leonard & James Barrington - the two of these people make up the best dang couple EVER! Yes, they are gorgeous looking, but in addition they are SO FUN to be around! They have that quick witty banter that is usually only heard in Hollywood comedies and they have so much adoration and support for one another, it leaves you with the feeling, 'gosh, I could really be nicer to my husband'  least for me anyway;)

James is the owner of several of Seattle's best food trucks and Valerie recently took over the catering side to their Hallava Falafel truck. (See my last blog post where the Hallava Falafel truck catered!) Together they make the best team in and out of business! The two got married this September in their neighborhood of Ballard at the Olympic Rooftop at the Hotel Ballard.

The uber talented Marissa Maharaj was their photographer and began snapping at the Ballard Inn where Valerie & her ladies got ready for the day.

James & Valerie's first look was in downtown Ballard and then they took off to the locks for some outdoor photos. So gorg!
Eleanor of bash & bloom created all of the centerpieces, ceremony arch and personal flowers for the day. Valerie was a bridesmaid in her wedding earlier this year and it was so fun to have us all back together again for the day:)
The ceremony was hilarious & heartfelt! Comedian and family friend, Pat Cashman of The 206 officiated the wedding under the Olympic Rooftop's crystal chandeliers and skylights.
After a cocktail hour in the Ballard Hotel guests came upstairs to an amazing family style dinner from Stoneburner. So good!! The weather was a perfect sunny day in Seattle and the glass doors were open to provide a gentle breeze to the guests!
After dinner guests enjoyed heartfelt speeches, delicious desserts and a few surprises during the first dances. As a surprise to the bride Valerie's dad hired professional dancers to interrupt their dance to bust a move. Guests got to partake a bit and that opened up the dance floor - so fun!
Thank you Valerie & James for letting me be a part of your wedding!! Drinks at Targy's soon please;)
Here are the amazing vendors who partook in the day!
Photographer - Marissa Marahaj
Florist - bash & bloom
Officiant - Pat Cashman
Make-up - Chelsey Matley
Rentals - AA Party Rentals

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