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Real Wedding: Kendal Klatt & Jim Langer

Golden Afternoon | July 5, 2014 | Photos by Catherine Abegg

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NAMES Kendal Klatt and Jim Langer LIVE IN Lake Stevens OCCUPATIONS She is a Registered Dental Assistant; he is a freelance videographer HOW SHE KNEW HE WAS THE ONE She met his parents at Thanksgiving and their 35-year marriage reassured her she was starting a relationship that could last MEMORABLE DATE The time they planned a “romantic” last-minute fall getaway that collapsed into a 12-hour, 20-degree nightmare of a camping trip THEIR APPROACH TO WEDDING PLANNING With no idea where to begin, they hired a planner to execute the casually vibrant celebration WEDDING-DAY WEATHER Partly cloudy with a few showers WEDDING TIME 4 NUMBER OF GUESTS 90 SPEND/SPLURGE They made sure to have an excellent photographer and food, and cut costs with a small wedding party THEME INSPIRATION Their love for nature and adventure; most guests were from out of state and they wanted to show off the Northwest HOW THEY MADE THE CEREMONY THEIR OWN They were adamant about making the wedding tech-free to keep everyone present without cameras and social media PROCESSIONAL SONG “Here Comes My Girl” by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers COLORS Cobalt, gold, and deep coral FLOWERS Crazy colorful Washington wildflowers RECEPTION MENU Halibut and steak followed by home-style cookies, pastries, and a s’mores bar FAVORITE RECEPTION MOMENT An unannounced firework show on the beach organized by their friends FAVORS FOR GUESTS Coffee from Caffé Vita; since nearly everyone flew in they had to give them a taste of Seattle IF THEY KNEW THEN WHAT THEY KNOW NOW They would have sourced more reliable information from the start to avoid making a few unfortunate vendor choices initially HONEYMOON Bali

 

In true Seattle style, it was dumping rain during setup, but the sky cleared in time for the ceremony and we were left with one of those showoff summer sunsets.

—Catherine Abegg, photographer

 

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CEREMONY AND RECEPTION Golden Gardens North Lawn and Bath House

WEDDING COORDINATOR AND FLOWERS Finch and Thistle Event Design

PHOTOGRAPHER Catherine Abegg

CATERING AND DESSERTS Herban Feast

PRINTED MATTER  Iwona Konarski

MUSIC Bamboo Beats

RINGS Robbins Brothers

GOWN Katie May from The Dress Theory

MAKEUP Jenny Bowker Makeup

FORMAL WEAR AND ALTERATIONS  David Lawrence

RENTALS AA Party, Seattle Farm TablesLa Tavola

GUEST HOTEL Hotel Ballard

REHEARSAL DINNER Hotel Ballard, catered by Stoneburner

REGISTRY Traveler’s Joy