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Real Wedding: Amber Jamison & Brian Mattson

Photos by GH Kim Photography

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Names Amber Jamison and Brian Mattson Live in Federal Way Occupations She’s in sales for En Pointe Technologies; he’s a project manager for Panattoni How they met Match.com Where they got engaged At the site of their first date: Cactus restaurant in West Seattle Wedding day weather Partly sunny; 72 degrees Number of guests 150 Wedding budget $45,000, but they ended up spending about $50,000 Wedding theme Wine; it has always been an important part of their relationship so they wanted to share it with their guests Colors Deep purple, fuchsia, orange, and hints of green Traditional element Her parents regretted that they hadn’t had a church wedding, so the couple decided to have a traditional ceremony at the bride’s childhood parish Reception menu It reflected a few of their favorites things: salmon, flank steak, and specialty meats and cheeses to match the wines Reception detail The night ended with a bang: sliders, mini-milkshakes, and a fireworks show Unexpected moments Because they hosted the celebration at the bride’s family home, there were some surprise issues—like when they lost power at the tent before the reception. Her brother and his friends dug a hole to run a power line out, then quickly covered it all up so no one could tell Guest favors Wine-flavored truffles that friends and family selected according to their favorite varietal If they knew then what they know now They would have invited more people; it should be about the memories, not the budget The day in three words Classic, intimate, magical Honeymoon Maui, Hawaii

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Local Vendor list

CEREMONY Chapel Hill Church

RECEPTION Private home

WEDDING CONSULTANT An Elegant Affair

INVITATIONS AND PRINTED MATTER Nicole Mae
Paper Design

PHOTOGRAPHY GH Kim Photography

VIDEOGRAPHY Reel Thing Productions

CEREMONY AND RECEPTION MUSIC Pro DJs

FLOWERS Distinctive Designs Florist

CATERER Gallucci’s Catering

DESSERT Sharon’s Catering and Cakes

GOWN Lazaro from Marcella’s La Boutique

BRIDESMAIDS Ann Taylor, Nordstrom

HAIR AND MAKEUP Salon Maison, Robert Leonard Salon

FORMAL WEAR Men’s Wearhouse

RENTALS AA Party Rentals

TRANSPORTATION MTR Western,
Thoroughbred Classic Cars

REHEARSAL DINNER Canterwood Golf and Country Club

HOTEL FOR GUESTS Inn at Gig Harbor,
Best Western Gig Harbor

REGISTRY Pottery Barn, Macy’s, Crate and Barrel

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