Real Wedding: Kinsey McCormick & Cole Parsons

Photos by One Thousand Words Photography



NAMES Kinsey McCormick and Cole Parsons LIVE IN Green Lake OCCUPATIONS She’s finishing medical school at UW and beginning her residency; he does marketing for the Mariners HOW THEY MET Through mutual friends WHAT ATTRACTED HIM TO HER Her deep blue eyes, kindness, and smile WHAT ATTRACTED HER TO HIM He made her laugh, had a positive outlook, and appreciated candy and sushi FAVORITE DATE SPOT Rain, a sushi restaurant in Wallingford HOW THEY GOT ENGAGED He proposed at sunset in Mexico on his birthday NUMBER OF WEDDING GUESTS 225 WEDDING WEATHER A perfect Seattle day: blue skies and 70 degrees WEDDING THEME The Northwest; the rehearsal dinner was at Januik Winery in Kinsey’s hometown of Woodinville, and the reception was on the water at Portage Bay FAVORITE MOMENT DURING THE CEREMONY The best man offered two glow-in-the-dark rings from a gumball machine in lieu of the real things; he got a good laugh and it lightened the mood FAVORITE MOMENT DURING THE RECEPTION Watching friends and family enjoy themselves; they felt they could be the main attraction or totally anonymous at any point during the night SIGNATURE DETAILS Her father was raised in Hawaii, so her parents danced to the “Hawaiian Wedding Song” MOST UNEXPECTED MOMENT Their wedding party was pretty big, so instead of a limo, a giant 30-person black bus showed up THREE WORDS TO DESCRIBE THE DAY They only need one: Perfect


Vendor list

CEREMONY St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Medina


PHOTOGRAPHER One Thousand Words Photography, Seattle

VIDEOGRAPHER Kate Taylor, Mercer Island

FLOWERS Athena Flora, Seattle

DESSERT Ginny McGavin, Bellevue

INVITATIONS Ilee Custom Invitations, Seattle

GOWN Bridal Garden, Kirkland


HAIR AND MAKEUP  Gene Juarez, Redmond

RINGS Nique Design Jewelers, Bellevue

MUSIC/ENTERTAINMENT Silverwood Music Ensemble and Musique DeLatour, Seattle

REGISTRY Macy’s, Crate & Barrel, Pottery Barn

HOTELS Watertown, Seattle; Hyatt Regency Bellevue; and Marriott Residence Inn, Redmond