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Real Wedding: Julia Littlefield & Ben Smith

Photos by Belathée Photography

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Names Julia Littlefield and Ben Smith Live in Greenlake/Wallingford Occupations She’s a graphic designer; he works in marketing How they met Online, discussing music and local concerts; they were friends for more than two years before they started dating Where they got engaged In Niagara Falls after a boat ride that took them right up to the action where they got soaking wet Wedding-day weather It was about 100 degrees; lovely, though Number of guests 80 Wedding budget $20,000, but they ended up spending more on things they knew would make them happy, like food Nontraditional ceremony element They had everyone pronounce them married rather than having just the officiant do it Flowers Friends cut them from a local farm the day before and made all the bouquets and arrangements; the bride thought she wouldn’t care much about blooms either way, and almost skipped them altogether, but when she remembers them now she nearly swoons Favors They weren’t going to do these either, but a friend brought big bowls of lollipops to share Reception menu Their caterers asked them what they didn’t like, and told them the rest would be based on seasonal crops Dessert Guests are still talking about the giant bowl of huckleberries that was served with fresh whipped cream and biscuits Reception cocktail In lieu of a signature drink, they served shots of caramel syrup and vodka; even the groom’s grandmother had a few Unexpected moment As they were having their photos taken, the Blue Angels shot into the sky from a nearby field The day in three words Surprising, emotional, delicious Honeymoon Kauai and Maui, Hawaii

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Local Vendor list

CEREMONY The Engine Room at
Georgetown Studios

RECEPTION AND CATERING
The Corson Building

OFFICIANT Reverend Ray Van Winkle

PHOTOGRAPHY Belathée Photography

DESSERT Trophy Cupcakes

GOWN Monique Lhuillier from
Marcella’s La Boutique

Hair and MAKEUP Vain

GROOM’S FORMAL WEAR Ben Sherman
from Nordstrom

REHEARSAL DINNER Tutta Bella Neopolitan Pizzeria

REGISTRY Smartypig.com, Macy’s,
Crate and Barrel, Amazon