Real Wedding: Elaine Chong & Jason Kim

Photos by Bradley Hanson



NAMES Elaine Chong and Jason Kim LIVE IN Leschi/Madrona OCCUPATIONS They’re both anesthesiologists; he is also a pain medicine specialist HOW THEY MET During their medical residencies PRE-WEDDING PARTIES She had a weekend with friends in New York City that included a spa day, shopping, and dinner at the Buddha Bar; he and his friends went to Vegas NUMBER OF WEDDING GUESTS 120 WEDDING THEME They both love water sports, so they wanted a lakeside ceremony WEDDING COLOR Pink, pink, and pink; parasols in various shades of pink provided shade from the afternoon sun, favors for attendants were engraved iPod Shuffles in pink or silver, and raspberry punch carried the pink theme into the cocktail hour FAVORITE CEREMONY MOMENT The wind on Lake Washington made it impossible to light the unity candle, so they improvised and found that the symbolism was as meaningful as the actual flame MOST UNEXPECTED MOMENT A bald eagle flew overhead as the ceremony was in progress FIRST DANCE “Brown Eyed Girl” by Van Morrison SIGNATURE DETAILS They planned a cocktail hour for the day before at the W Hotel and brunch the day after at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel, and these extra activities allowed them to spend quality time with their guests HOW THE DAY WAS DIFFERENT THAN THEY EXPECTED IT WOULD BE It flew by THREE ADJECTIVES TO DESCRIBE THE DAY Enchanting, stunning, sublime HONEYMOON DESTINATION Cabo San Lucas, Mexico


Vendor list


WEDDING PLANNER Solomon Event Planning, Seattle

OFFICIANT Christopher Breen, Seattle

PHOTOGRAPHER Bradley Hanson, Seattle

FLOWERS Juniper Flowers, Seattle

CAKE New Renaissance Cakes, Seattle

INVITATIONS Ilee Custom Invitations, Seattle

REHEARSAL DINNER Columbia Tower Club, Seattle

GOWN Marcella’s La Boutique, Seattle

HAIR Seven Salon, Bellevue

MAKEUP Tiara’s on Location, Seattle

FORMAL WEAR Wall Street Custom Clothiers, Mercer Island

RINGS Alvin Goldfarb, Bellevue

MUSIC/ENTERTAINMENT Silverwood Music Ensembles and Second Wind, Seattle

HOTELS W Hotel and Sheraton, Seattle