Real Wedding- Kristen & Ariel

Real Wedding: Kristen Klassen & Ariel Piedmont

Photos by Asgari Photography

 

Real Wedding- Kristen & Ariel

Names Kristen Klassen and Ariel Piedmont Live in Kailua, Hawaii Occupations She’s a pastry chef and chocolate maker at Madre; he’s a safety and environmental health officer in the Coast Guard A date they’ll always remember He got the keys to the Maka Pu’u lighthouse, woke her up before dawn, and packed coffee and breakfast for the sunrise How they got engaged At the Ballard Locks; a boater honked his horn and cheered when she said yes Wedding-day weather Perfect: sunny and clear Number of guests 95 Wedding budget $20,000 Décor details Like something out of a Jane Austen novel; herbs, garlands, bundles of wheat, and greenery tied to the rafters Favorite ceremony moment When they exchanged rings with the simple sentiment, “You are my love and my life” Reception menu highlights Northwest seafood: mussels, clams, and Dungeness crab Dessert details The bride made the layer cake: vanilla brushed with St. Germain and filled with grapefruit mascarpone cream, chocolate stout cake with espresso stracciatella filling, and brown-sugar cake with brown-butter cream cheese filling and bay leaf–spiced apples—all glazed with chocolate ganache Family traditions She used her grandmother’s special-occasion colored glass goblet collection at the head table Favors for guests She made cookies and butterscotch caramels with Laphroaig, Ariel’s favorite scotch whisky If they knew then what they know now They would have started earlier than 4 p.m. in order to make the celebration a little longer The day in three words Love, love, love Honeymoon Scotland

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Local Vendor list

 

WEDDING PLANNER Simply Wed

 

CEREMONY Our Lady of Good Voyage Chapel

 

RECEPTION AND CATERING Roche Harbor Resort

 

PHOTOGRAPHY Asgari Photography

 

CEREMONY MUSIC Levi Ware

 

RECEPTION MUSIC Pearl Django

 

GOWN Peter Langer from Belltown Bride

 

RINGS Essenza

 

MAKEUP Afterglow Day Spa

 

GROOM’S FORMAL WEAR Nordstrom

 

ALTERATIONS P.A. Jens Custom Sewing

 

TRANSPORTATION Kenmore Air

 

HOTEL FOR GUESTS Roche Harbor Resort

 

RENTALS AA Party Rentals