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Real Wedding: Tana Cook & John Avellar

Photos by Azzura Photography

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Names Tana Cook and John Avellar Live in Capitol Hill Occupations She’s in commercial real estate and serves in the Washington Army National Guard; he’s in sales and IT How they met Through a mutual friend Wedding-day weather Light snow in the morning and overcast with sprinkles in the afternoon Number of guests 95 Wedding budget $22,000, but they ended up spending $33,000 Décor theme Winter wonderland in a palette of white, silver, and cobalt blue Inspiration His love of Leavenworth and skiing; she was won over by the idea of riding in a sleigh nontraditional elements Instead of flowers for the reception, she chose to use branches, pinecones, blue LED lights, and candles Cultural tradition After they were announced husband and wife, they observed a Korean custom by bowing to their parents and guests to show gratitude Regional destination extras They provided their guests with hot spiced wine, a sleigh ride, and round-trip transportation to the ceremony last minute change An hour before the wedding, the rain and snow let up and they decided to have the ceremony outside Reception menu favorite Guests loved the butternut squash soup Dessert A three-in-one layer cake of  pink champagne, chocolate raspberry, and red velvet, and a couple of cheesecakes—the bride’s favorite First dance song A remix of “Miss Shanghai Revealed” by the Shanghai Restoration Project Guest favors Organic, handmade raspberry chambord truffles from Schocolat, a chocolatier in Leavenworth The day in three words Beautiful, unique, romantic Honeymoon Maui and Kauai, Hawaii

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Local Vendor list

CEREMONY, RECEPTION, CATERING, and Wedding
coordinator Mountain Springs Lodge

PHOTOGRAPHY Azzura Photography

WEDDING PARTY FLOWERS Au Naturel 

RECEPTION FLOWERS Details Florist

DESSERT Busy Bea’s Cakes

ENTERTAINMENT Event Source Northwest

GOWN Priscilla of Boston from Calla Bridal

GLOVES Vutique 

BRIDESMAIDS Weddings with Joy

MAKEUP My Flawless Tan & Makeup

GROOM’S AND GROOMSMEN’S FORMAL WEAR
Men’s Wearhouse

RINGS Blue Nile

HOTEL FOR GUESTS The Bavarian Lodge

TRANSPORTATION Le Tours

REGISTRY Macy’s, Williams-Sonoma

 

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