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Real Wedding: Lindsey Otta & Andrew Zachary

Autumn Harvest | October 14, 2014 | Photos by Mark Malijan

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NAMES Lindsey Otta and Andrew Zachary LIVE IN Ballard OCCUPATIONS She’s a social media specialist for Allrecipes; he works as a structural engineer for Boeing HOW SHE KNEW HE WAS THE ONE He came to visit her while she was studying abroad in Barcelona, even though they hadn’t been dating for very long WEDDING-DAY WEATHER Overcast, but comfortably dry WEDDING TIME 4 NUMBER OF GUESTS 120 THEIR APPROACH TO WEDDING PLANNING Since the big day belonged to both of them, they each strived to be as active and equal as possible THEME The chicest dinner party of their lives TRADITIONAL ELEMENTS They factored in a traditional Greek Orthodox Stefana wedding service using goblets from her parents’ wedding ceremony COLORS Earthy green and gold with pops of autumn hues FLOWERS A lush and leafy alfresco garden party, with sprigs of rosemary (clipped from the officiant’s garden) in the bridal bouquet, boutonnieres, and table settings RECEPTION MENU Sweet-potato crab cakes, lamb loin, savory fall tartlet, pickled beet and truffle salad, thyme-crusted beef tenderloin, miso-glazed black cod, vegan polenta napoleon, and local beer WEDDING CAKE A simple buttercream and chocolate cake alongside a dessert bar with cheesecake pops, mini pumpkin pies, apple crisps, and an assortment of cupcakes FAVORITE RECEPTION MOMENT  Traditional Greek dancing with the entire family FIRST DANCE SONG “La Vie en Rose” by Louis Armstrong FAVORS FOR GUESTS Surprise late-night slider snacks UNEXPECTED MOMENT Being huge Seahawks fans, they asked the venue to fly its signed 12th Man flag as guests arrived and were later given the flag to take home as a surprise present IF THEY KNEW THEN WHAT THEY KNOW NOW They would have spent less time on the dance floor and more time with their guests THE DAY IN THREE WORDS Flawless, euphoric, heartfelt HONEYMOON London and Paris

 

We had a vision of how the wedding should be, and both expected a certain amount of deviation, but when the day was through we were amazed at how closely it fit to what we’d imagined.

—Lindsey and Andrew

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Regional Vendor List


 

CEREMONY AND RECEPTION DeLille Cellars Chateau

WEDDING COORDINATOR Simply by Tamara Nicole

INVITATIONS Wonderstruck Event Design

PHOTOGRAPHER Mark Malijan

VIDEOGRAPHY Red Filter Films

FLOWERS Bash and Bloom

SIGNAGE Drake Sign and Design

CATERING Herban Feast

DESSERTS Cupcake Royale

MUSIC Wave Link Music

PHOTOBOOTH Radiant Photo Booths

RINGS Alana Antique and Estate Jewelry, T. Anthony Jewelers

GOWN AND ALTERATIONS Monique Lhuillier from Marcella’s La Boutique

BRIDESMAIDS’ DRESSES David’s Bridal

MAKEUP Yessie Makeup Artistry

FORMAL WEAR Jos. A. Bank

REHEARSAL DINNER Bastille

GUEST HOTEL Willows Lodge, Marriott at Redmond Town Center

RENTALS AA Party, Grand Event Rentals, Seattle Farm Tables, Vintage Ambiance

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