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Real Wedding: Halley Bock & Deli Moussavi

Museum Quality | August 16, 2014 | Photos by Stephanie Cristalli Photography

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 Halley Bock and Deli Moussavi LIVE IN Capitol Hill OCCUPATIONS Both work at a leadership development company; Halley (above right) is CEO and Deli (above left) is the director of training for the school division HOW THEY MET At work 18 years ago; they didn’t like each other at first, but then they had lunch and the conversation never stopped HOW SHE KNEW SHE WAS THE ONE Deli fell for the ease of conversation and Halley’s genuinely joyful smile WEDDING-DAY WEATHER Sunny WEDDING TIME 6:30 NUMBER OF GUESTS 150 BUDGET $50,000; they went a bit over TRADITIONAL ELEMENTS They had a sofreh, a symbolic wedding-food spread from Deli’s Persian culture, and dipped their fingers in honey to feed each other for a sweet life NONTRADITIONAL ELEMENTS They signed their marriage certificate in front of all their guests, and chose to plant a tree together with their two children to represent the family’s union COLORS Turquoise and raspberry for a tropical feel FLOWERS A unique array of floating pink orchids, roses, and bright green hydrangeas RECEPTION MENU Grilled veggie and chèvre tartlets, watermelon cubes with crème fraîche and balsamic, grilled prawn skewers with spiked tomato cocktail sauce, prosciutto crostini with peppered ricotta and quince jam, roasted bistro steak with demi-glace, and pan-seared sockeye salmon with pesto gnocchi WEDDING CAKE Alternating layers of gluten-free Belgian chocolate and white chocolate cake UNEXPECTED MOMENTS A flash mob dance to Beyoncé and a friend’s heartfelt and hilarious toast (she’s a writer for The Daily Show) IF THEY KNEW THEN WHAT THEY KNOW NOW They would have given the photographer a list of key people THE DAY IN THREE WORDS Magical, joyful, authentic

 

Overall, the best moment was watching our friends and families from different parts of our lives, states, and countries come together to witness and support our union.

Halley and Deli

 

 

Regional Vendor List


CEREMONIES AND RECEPTION Seattle Art Museum

OFFICIANT Annemarie Juhlian

WEDDING COORDINATOR Lisa Chambers

INVITATIONS Kerri Efendi Designs

PHOTOGRAPHER Stephanie Cristalli Photography

FLOWERS Bella Rugosa

CATERING Taste Events

DESSERTS New Renaissance Cakes

CEREMONY MUSIC Puget Sound Strings

RECEPTION ENTERTAINMENT Blue Lotus Dance Company, Bamboo Beats

RINGS Nordstrom Fine Jewelry

FORMAL WEAR FOR BRIDES Monique Lhuillier and Roses by Reem Acra from Nordstrom Wedding Suite

BRIDAL PARTY FORMAL WEAR Nordstrom Wedding Suite

BEAUTY Kathy Evans Beauty Studio

REHEARSAL DINNER Contigo

GUEST HOTELS Alexis Hotel, Sheraton Hotel