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Real Wedding: Stacey Swanby & Teal Douville

Boho Beach Weekend | July 28, 2012

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NAMES Stacey Swanby and Teal Douville LIVE IN Queen Anne OCCUPATIONS She works in visitor services and events at Wing Luke Museum; he’s a sound engineer and music producer HOW THEY MET She noticed him during oceanography lab in college when he knocked over a large container of water FIRST DATE It was impromptu and lasted 14 hours WEDDING-DAY WEATHER Very sunny WEDDING TIME 4; low tide NUMBER OF GUESTS 130 FIRST VENDOR HIRED They talked to the venue the day after they got engaged; their family has a lot of history on Orcas Island, and they knew they wanted to get married there THEIR APPROACH TO WEDDING PLANNING Divide and conquer WEDDING THEME She liked thinking of it as modern bohemian RECEPTION MENU Selections of roasted and pickled vegetables, heirloom tomato and burrata platter, chilled cucumber gazpacho with Dungeness crab, grilled salmon, herbed chickpea crêpes with artichoke and goat cheese, baby romaine salad, risotto cakes with foraged mushrooms FAVORITE PART OF THE MENU Local strawberry, rosemary, and lavender lemonades FAVORS FOR GUESTS It was a weekend celebration, so friends and family arrived to gift baskets filled with snacks, lavender sachets, an illustration of the couple, and a note about how important it was that they had made the journey UNEXPECTED ELEMENT None of their family members were upset by how nontraditional it was IF THEY KNEW THEN WHAT THEY KNOW NOW She would have hired a day-of coordinator; she works in that capacity at her job, but it wasn’t possible to wear that hat on her wedding day THE DAY IN THREE WORDS Eclectic, fun, thoughtful HONEYMOON Belize

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Teal composed a song for me to walk down the aisle to. Our ceremony music was a collection of his originals plus one Beatles song, all played by a string quartet on the beach.
—Stacey

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Regional Vendor List

Ceremony, Reception, Catering, and Lodging for Guests Doe Bay Resort & Retreat
Photography Mastin Studio
Invitations House & Mill Press
Dessert Sugar Baby Specialty Cakes
Reception Music Song Sparrow Research
Hair Savoir Faire
Engagement Ring Alana Antique and Estate Jewelry
Formal Wear J. Crew, Banana Republic
Rentals Seattle Farm Tables
Registry Traveler’s Joy, REI

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