Real Wedding: Stephanie Frier & Ken Kelly

Photos by La Vie Photography


bride & groom Stephanie Frier and Ken Kelly LIVE IN Ballard OCCUPATIONS She’s a graphic designer; he’s a business analyst HOW THEY MET Through mutual friends WHAT ATTRACTED HIM TO HER Her elegance, her laugh, and her silly side WHAT ATTRACTED HER TO HIM His intellect; he communicates with an intelligence and humor that make her knees weak NUMBER OF GUESTS 80 WEDDING COLORS Copper, terra-cotta, orange, amber, and ivory BEST MOMENT For their first dance, they surprised guests by dancing a choreographed fox trot FAVORITE DETAIL They designed a monogram and incorporated it into many aspects of the wedding: the invitations, the table cards, the guest gifts, and even the cake SOMETHING OLD, NEW, BORROWED, BLUE Her wedding dress was new, and her maid of honor stitched her recently deceased grandmother’s ring onto her garter belt with blue thread THE DAY IN THREE WORDS Elegant, charming, fun ADVICE FOR THE BIG DAY Use a coordinator the day of the wedding even if you don’t use a consultant throughout the process. It was pouring on the morning of the wedding. Instead of stressing about it, they let someone else make sure the details of the day could be rearranged—but the clouds parted, the sun came out, and the day went off just as they’d planned HONEYMOON Planned to go Santorini, Greece, but due to flight delays and other complications, they never made it out of New York. They made up for it later by going to Venice and Cinque Terre, Italy



Willows Lodge, Woodinville

PHOTOGRAPHER Kim and Adam Bamberg of
La Vie Photography, Seattle

FLOWERS Micki’s Flowers, Seattle

CAKE Crème de la Crème, Renton

REHEARSAL DINNER Purple Café, Woodinville

OFFICIANT Pastor Jeff Smith, Lopez Island

GOWN Hannibal Laguna at Luly Yang, Seattle

VEIL AND ACCESSORIES Luly Yang, Seattle; Victoria’s Bridal Couture, Seattle

La Belle Elaine’s, Seattle

MEN’S FORMAL WEAR Men’s Wearhouse

INVITATIONS The bride; Luca Torregiani,
New York

MUSIC/ENTERTAINMENT The Bella Trio (string quartet), Seattle; Gabe Gonzales (DJ), Seattle

HOTEL Willows Lodge