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Real Wedding: Kristin Clute & Phillip McCleerey

Urban Industrial Chic | May 5, 2012

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Names Kristin Clute and Phillip McCleerey Live in Upper Queen Anne Occupations She’s a graphic and web designer; he’s an account manager How they met They worked together leading a division of Young Life called Capernaum Wedding-Day weather Partly sunny Wedding time 5:30 Number of guests 200 Wedding budget $45,000; Kristin traded design work with some vendors in order to stick to it Their approach to wedding planning Kristin took on the role of creative director Wedding theme The only available date at Sodo Park was Cinco de Mayo, so they decided to go with it, adding industrial and vintage elements, air plants, and palms throughout the venue, and topping it all off with a gold diamond piñata filled with notes from their guests that they’ll open on their first anniversary Flowers Beyond her wildest dreams: white garden roses, peonies, white scabiosa, lamb’s ears, Brunia, lots of succulents, mini lotus pods, heather, Ruscus, blush alstroemeria, and touches of coral ranunculus and double tulips, wrapped in burlap and ribbon Favorite ceremony moment They loved what their pastor said about the commitment and joy of marriage; when he pronounced them married, it was impossible not to get emotional Favorite menu component For him, herb-crusted beef loin; for her, gluten-free cupcakes Favors for guests Mexican wedding cookies in clear boxes with gold ribbon and a note in Spanish Unexpected moment Their Canadian friends gave them a giant bear rug—complete with a head—that somehow made its way onto the dance floor First dance song “Warm Love” by Van Morrison The day in three words Joyful, creative, lively Honeymoon Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Videography: Alec Cattarin Productions

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Sodo Park was our canvas; we blended a few décor themes and incorporated our love of scouring the city for cool vintage items for our home. —Kristin

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Regional Vendor List

Ceremony, Reception, and Catering Sodo Park by Herban Feast
Photography James Moes
Videography Alec Cattarin Productions
Flowers Paisley Petals
Arbor Bella Signature Design
Desserts Manca’s Cakes, Sweet Cakes
Invitation Printing Factory 43
Reception Entertainment DJ Domestic
Photo Booth Rachael Kruse Photography
Rings T. Anthony Jewelers
Gown Alvina Valenta from La Belle Elaine’s
Veil, Accessories, and Alterations La Belle Elaine’s
Bridesmaids’ Dresses La Belle Elaine’s, J. Crew, Macy’s, Nordstrom’s Wedding Suite
Makeup Makeup by Justine
Groom’s and Groomsmen’s Formal Wear Calvin Klein from Men’s Wearhouse
Rentals BBJ Linen
Rehearsal Dinner Ivar’s Salmon House
Hotel for Guests Hotel 1000
Registry Crate & Barrel, Macy’s, West Elm