Real Wedding: Jessica Martinez & DeShawn Shead

Modern Elegance | July 16, 2016 | photographs by Jan Domek

LIVE IN Bellevue OCCUPATIONS DeShawn is a cornerback for the Seattle Seahawks; Jessica is an attorney MOST MEMORABLE DATE The Washington State Fair. “It was so much fun hanging out together, eating food and playing games. DeShawn worked extremely hard to win me a stuffed animal and it didn’t work out!” Jessica says. HOW HE KNEW SHE WAS THE ONE “I fell in love with Jessica and everything about her. Once I met her family I realized how amazing they were as well and knew I wanted to be a part of that forever,” DeShawn says. HOW HE PROPOSED On the 50-yard line after the Seahawks won the Super Bowl WEDDING TIME 6 p.m. WEDDING DAY WEATHER Partly sunny NUMBER OF GUESTS 174 SPLURGED/SAVED Splurged on having an ice bar, saved on the rehearsal dinner, held at the couple’s home COLORS Champagne, ivory, and gold FLOWERS White orchids and white roses APPROACH TO WEDDING PLANNING “We knew this was a once-in-a-lifetime celebration, so we wanted to make it an unforgettable event,” says Jessica. FAVORITE PART OF THE MENU DeShawn loved the lemon cake with fresh berries DESSERT Cake, espresso, and an Italian soda station FIRST DANCE SONG “XO” by Beyoncé FAVORITE CEREMONY MOMENT The vows. “We wrote them ourselves and didn’t share them with one another until the wedding day,” Jessica says. DAY IN THREE WORDS Best day ever! HONEYMOON “We didn’t have time to go on a honeymoon because DeShawn started training camp a few days after the wedding,” says Jessica.

The very first meeting I had with Jessica & DeShawn, they stated they wanted a ‘more modern venue, but very elegant with the décor.’ I think we accomplished that beautifully and had a blast doing it! —Merry Beth Turpin, wedding consultant  


REGIONAL VENDORS

Ceremony and Reception: Four Seasons Hotel
Wedding Consultant
: Merry Beth Turpin, Aisle of View
Photographer: Jan Domek Photography
Videographer: Bogle Productions
Judge: The honorable Julia Garratt
Formal Wear for Bride: Mea Marie Bridal
Hair and Makeup: Beauty Bridal Agency
Florist and Décor: Michael Peterson, Rented Elegance & Design
Ceremony and Reception Entertainment: Chris Graves Music
Rentals: CORT Party Rentals, Sweet n Design, Creative Coverings
Linens: BBJ Linens
Dance Floor: Bickner Dance Floors
Calligraphy: Pascale Collins
Menu Cards: Paper Moxie
Chair Covers: Swank
Cake: The Four Seasons
Ice Bar: Creative Ice
Late-Night Snack: Dick’s Burgers
Transportation: Blackstone Limousine
Security: Stephen Group International