Real Wedding

Real Wedding: Debbie Friend & Scott Haynes

Photos by John & Joseph Photography


Real Wedding

 

 

Names Debbie Friend and Scott Haynes Live in Mercer Island Occupations She’s a public relations executive; he owns Fat Tire Bike Tours in Barcelona, Spain Where they met Their elementary school science fair; they reunited at their 20-year high school reunion Number of guests 130 Wedding-day weather Sunny, cold, and crisp Wedding budget $50,000 Wedding colors Black and white with just a little green; urban cool with a hint of the season to come Décor elements Their floral designer created a natural, early-spring feeling with tree branches, ferns, new buds, grasses, moss, stones, succulents, and small garden ornaments Favorite ceremony moment When their officiant conducted a special blessing for the children—who are from the bride’s first marriage—and their newly combined family; they all held hands as she said, “May your love for one another be your children’s greatest memory” How they gave the reception just the right vibe They skipped the bouquet toss, head table, and other things and focused on creating a decadent ’80s dance party and an intimate lounge-like environment that old friends and new could enjoy Favorite reception moment When they tucked away on one of the lounge’s oversize white couches and enjoyed a few quiet, candlelit moments together Surprise moment Their designer decked out the kids’ table with an over-the-top candy spread; the little ones were beyond thrilled, and the adults were jealous The day in three words Modern yet nostalgic, inspiring (hers); sophisticated, elegant, unforgettable (his) Honeymoon Lana’i, Hawaii

 

 

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Local Vendor List

WEDDING COORDINATOR Stephanie Solomon

CEREMONY, RECEPTION, CATERING, CAKE, REHEARSAL DINNER, and hotel for guests Four Seasons
Hotel Seattle

INVITATIONS Paper Source

PHOTOGRAPHY John & Joseph Photography

OFFICIANT Reverend Mary Calhoun

FLORAL AND EVENT DESIGN Kevin Bradford Design

CEREMONY MUSIC Seattle String Quartet

RECEPTION MUSIC Austin Beaver

GOWN AND VEIL Vera Wang from Marcella’s La Boutique

MAKEUP Tiara’s on Location

GROOM AND GROOMSMEN’S FORMAL WEAR Wall Street Custom Clothiers

PHOTO BOOTH 321 Foto

REGISTRY Charitable giving to MS Society and ASPCA

 

 

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