Real Wedding: Marilee Myre & Thadd Wight

Photos by Luke Rutan



NAMES Marilee Myre and Thadd Wight LIVE IN Downtown Bellevue OCCUPATIONS They run Marilee’s dad’s landscaping business; Thadd also teaches guitar and bass lessons HOW THEY MET Four years ago Thadd came to work for Merilee’s dad; she was very glad to be the boss’s daughter that day WHAT ATTRACTED HIM TO HER Her beautiful smile WHAT ATTRACTED HER TO HIM His rugged good looks and ability to make her laugh FAVORITE DATE Taking the ferry to Bainbridge and biking all over the island NUMBER OF WEDDING GUESTS 150 WEDDING COLOR Lime green, cheerful and perfect for an elegant backyard event WHAT MADE HER DAY Sitting on her grandparents’ dock on Meydenbauer Bay with her bridesmaids after getting ready BEST MOMENTS Walking down the aisle with her father and tearing up as she and Thadd made eye contact; and later, riding away from the reception on a Harley Davidson motorcycle MOST UNEXPECTED MOMENT When the heat rose to record-breaking levels; since all the festivities were outdoors, she walked around with a fan, an umbrella, and a bottle of water THE DAY IN THREE WORDS Vibrant, charming, fun FAVORITE GIFT A priceless guitar from Thadd’s family ADVICE FOR THE BIG DAY Stop during the festivities to take in the entire experience; it goes by so quickly WHAT THEY WOULD HAVE DONE DIFFERENTLY Booked a later flight the next morning; they had to be at the airport at 5am HONEYMOON Ixtapa, Mexico


CEREMONY AND RECEPTION Her parents’ backyard in Bellevue

PHOTOGRAPHER Luke Rutan, Seattle

FLOWERS Flowers by Karen, Bellevue

REHEARSAL DINNER Kirkland Women’s Center

GOWN Alfred Angelo at Bellevue Bridal Boutique

VEIL AND ACCESSORIES A Perfect Celebration, Tukwila; White House Black Market

HAIR Nicolette Humphrey of Salon Genesis, Kirkland


MEN’S FORMAL WEAR Men’s Wearhouse

RINGS Nique Design, Bellevue


MUSIC/ENTERTAINMENT Queen Anne String Machine, Seattle

HOTEL Embassy Suites Bellevue