Real Wedding: Aurora Queen & Christopher Roberts

Photos by Della Chen



NAMES Aurora Queen and Christopher Roberts LIVE IN West Seattle OCCUPATIONS She’s a content and marketing manager for Worktank Brand Storytellers; he works in the custom door shop at Compton Lumber HOW THEY MET Through mutual friends WHAT ATTRACTED HIM TO HER Her pretty blue eyes and pretty blond hair WHAT ATTRACTED HER TO HIM His eyes, sweet smile, and positive outlook on life WHERE THEY GOT ENGAGED On the beach at Lincoln Park NUMBER OF WEDDING GUESTS 75 SPECIAL ACTIVITY FOR GUESTS Morning yoga on the day of the ceremony SIGNATURE DETAIL They exchanged vows while standing in the Tahuya River. The idea came from a walk they took along the Skykomish River on their first anniversary. At one point they had to walk through the water to get to the path where they could continue, and as they waded, she held onto his hand and they developed a deep bond symbolized by the ever-flowing and changing river FAVORITE MOMENT Immediately after they got to the ceremony site, torrential rains began; seeing their dedicated friends and family under umbrellas was truly moving UNEXPECTED MOMENT When he pulled her onto the dance floor for an unplanned first dance FAVORS FOR GUESTS Treats from Hedonist Chocolates, and VIP bags for overnight guests THE DAY IN THREE WORDS Wet, magical, triumphant ADVICE FOR OTHER COUPLES Be true to yourselves HONEYMOON Oregon coast and Kauai


Vendor list

CEREMONY AND RECEPTION Sahale Retreat Center, Belfair

PHOTOGRAPHER Della Chen, Seattle

FLOWERS Bride’s friends and family

CAKE Madeleine’s European Cakes, Seattle

CATERING Sahale Retreat Center, Belfair

GOWN Cicada Bridal, Seattle


ALTERATIONS Sharon Patterson
Couture, Seattle

MAKEUP Seann Robert Murray, Seattle

FORMAL WEAR Men’s Wearhouse

RINGS Green Lake Jewelry Works, Seattle

YOGA Lisa Helfer of Yoga for Weddings, Seattle