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Real Wedding: Chesney Morris & Andrew Schmidt

Photos by Sharlane Chase Photography

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NAMES Chesney Morris and Andrew Schmidt LIVE IN Wallingford OCCUPATIONS She’s in catering and event sales; he’s a sales project manager FAVORITE DATE SPOT Bizarro Italian Café in Wallingford HOW THEY GOT ENGAGED Andy proposed on New Year’s Eve 2007 after a friend’s party HIS PRE-WEDDING PARTY He met up with friends in his hometown of Omaha for the College World Series HER PRE-WEDDING PARTY She had two showers: one at Gas Works Park, the other at Chandler’s Crab House NUMBER OF WEDDING GUESTS 130 WEDDING WEATHER Cool and rainy WEDDING COLORS Black, ivory, and robin’s egg blue WEDDING THEME 1930s and ’40s SWEETEST CEREMONY MOMENT When Chesney’s 9-year-old nephew read a love poem he wrote SIGNATURE RECEPTION DETAILS They had a juice bar for what they thought would be a hot summer day WEDDING CAKE Lemon cake with lavender buttercream FIRST DANCE “Northern Sky” by Nick Drake GETAWAY MOMENT They boarded a 1958 Glaspar boat, lovingly restored by Andy, that the Morris family had passed down to the couple FAVORS FOR GUESTS In lieu of gifts, they made a donation to the American Heart Association HOW THE DAY WAS DIFFERENT THAN WHAT THEY HAD IMAGINED They had an eighteen-month engagement period because they wanted a beautiful, sunny August wedding, but even though it ended up raining, they thought everything was perfect HONEYMOON DESTINATION Playa del Carmen, Mexico

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LOCAL Vendor list

CEREMONY, RECEPTION, AND CATERING
Roche Harbor Resort (San Juan Island)

WEDDING PLANNER Simply Wed 

OFFICIANT Archie Brooks (San Juan Islands)

PHOTOGRAPHER Sharlane Chase Photography

FLOWERS Robin’s Nest (Friday Harbor)

INVITATIONS Little Q Designs

GOWN AND BRIDESMAID DRESSES Pearls and Lace (Burien)

FORMALWEAR FOR GROOM AND GROOMSMEN Men’s Wearhouse

CEREMONY MUSIC Keith Busha (Friday Harbor)

RECEPTION MUSIC DJ Sound (Friday Harbor)

HOTEL Roche Harbor Resort (San Juan Island)

TRAVEL AND PLANNING Treasure House Travel (Burien)

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