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Real Wedding: Lisa Keckler & Mike Min

Photos by Jenny Jimenez


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Names Liza Keckler and Mike Min Live in Capitol Hill Occupations She’s a television producer; he’s a marketing consultant How they met A mutual friend introduced them; not long after, Mike was working on an art project that involved staging a television show, so he called upon Liza’s expertise Favorite dates Collaborating on art projects was the basis of their courtship How they got engaged He proposed on bended knee in the stateroom of a cruise ship Wedding weather Warm, overcast, dry Number of guests 158 Wedding inspiration Old Technicolor films; the romance and sense of adventure seemed well suited to their venue Wedding colors Cyan, magenta, and yellow; the colors used in the Technicolor process Signature ceremony detail Their favorite poet officiated the ceremony and wrote and read an epithalamion, a poem written for a bride and groom Signature reception detail In lieu of a guest book, friends and family committed their support by signing a social contract called “The Declaration of Dependence” How they made sure everyone was happy A harlequin clown tied balloon animals for the kids, a soul DJ played original 45s of old rhythm and blues hits Reception menu Korean bulgogi, kimchi with white rice, and Asian-inspired dishes Dessert Gelato Favors for guests They opted out of this tradition and used the money to host an open bar Advice for other couples Decide on a cohesive theme, split up tasks, but stick to the theme; many arguments can be avoided by doing so. If you don’t have a planner, at least hire a helper for day-of logistics. Weddings are part party, part show, and you’ll need a stage manager

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Local Vendor list

CEREMONY And RECEPTION Olympic Sculpture Park

WEDDING PLANNER Melissa HodgsonCatering Sales Manager OSP

PHOTOGRAPHER Jenny Jimenez Photography

FLOWERS Patty Schmitz

INVITATION PRINTING Olympus Press

CATERER Taste Restaurant and Events

DESSERT Poco Carretto Gelato

GOWN Luly Yang Couture

HAIR ACCESSORIES Cicada Bridal

HAIR AND MAKEUP Glynne Davies

RINGS Green Lake Jewelry Works

RECEPTION MUSIC Emerald City Soul Club

TRANSPORTATION Yellow Cab

HOTEL FOR GUESTS Grand Hyatt

REGISTRY Macy’s, Target, Amazon