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Real Wedding: Soni Davè and Henri Schock

September 10, 2011

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Names Soni Davè and Henri Schock Live in Madrona Occupations She’s a lead designer at their design firm, Root Culture Lab; he’s an account manager with a wine accessories company, and together they own Bottlehouse, a wine bar and shop in their neighborhood Their approach to wedding planning Being business partners made the process a bit easier; they treated their wedding as they do their other projects Wedding-day weather Record-breaking heat Wedding time 3 Number of guests 250 Wedding budget The celebration spanned three days and included many elements, so they’re OK with the fact that they went a little over Wedding theme Vintage India meets rustic Northwest; their ceremony was a hybrid of Hindu and Christian traditions How they made the day their own The big day’s events transported guests around the world via 15 acres; the groom rode in on a horse, leading guests across the property to a 100-year-old Javanese structure; the festivities commenced inside a century-old barn that was imported from China Recessional song “Across the Universe” by the Beatles Dessert The spread included 45 pounds of handmade desserts that family and friends brought from Texas Favorite reception moment Soni’s cousins were set to perform a dance before dinner; she got up and joined them, and then they pulled Henri up, too If they knew then what they know now They wouldn’t have planned a brunch reception at their wine bar the next morning The day in three words All the guests just called it magical Honeymoon TBD

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Local Vendor list

Event planning and design Root Culture Lab
Wedding Coordinator Event Success
Henna Party Golden Gardens Bathhouse
Pre-wedding Dance Party 415 Westlake
Ceremony and Reception Private residence on Vashon Island
Catering Shalimar Restaurant, Hey Jude Catering, Bottlehouse
Photography Joe & Jill Photography
Flowers Fleurish
Ceremony Music Anjuman, Ben Wheeler
Reception Music DJ Aanshul
Dessert Street Treats
Rings Hitchcock Madrona
Transportation First Student Charter Bus, British Motor Coach
Rentals AA Party Rentals, Root Culture Lab
Hotel for Guests Pan Pacific Hotel
Registry Honeyfund.com