Real Wedding: Lisa Temming & Joseph Lawandus

Photos by John & Joseph Photography



NAMES Lisa Temming and Joseph Lawandus LIVE IN Bainbridge Island OCCUPATIONS They’re both in the toy industry; she’s a freelance designer, and he’s the president of Smith & Tinker in Bellevue HOW THEY MET They worked together at the Walt Disney Company in Burbank, CA WHAT ATTRACTED THEM TO EACH OTHER A mutual love of laughing, great food, and the band Depeche Mode WHERE THEY GOT ENGAGED While visiting Vancouver on her birthday, Joe put together a series of photos and gifts telling a story, and the ring was the last gift NUMBER OF WEDDING GUESTS 37 people and one dog WEDDING WEATHER Cool and clear with romantic rain at the end of the night WEDDING COLORS Black, white, orange, and silver WEDDING THEME Butterflies, because they’re graphic and fun, and polka-dots, because they were her grandmother’s favorite CAKE FLAVOR They didn’t serve cake; they love Tom Douglas’s desserts, so instead they had homemade doughnuts, mini coconut cream pies, and chocolate tarts—and her mom constructed a wood cake for decoration FAVORS FOR GUESTS Chocolate-covered espresso beans from Bon Bon Confections on Bainbridge Island and coffee-scented candles in glass votives FIRST DANCE They didn’t have dancing, but the first song after the wedding was “There Is a Light That Never Goes Out” by the Smiths ADVICE FOR OTHER COUPLES Get married on a weekday if at all possible, because everything is less expensive (theirs was on a Thursday)


Vendor list

Palace Ballroom, Seattle

Photography, Seattle

FLOWERS Bella Signature Design,
Bainbridge Island

INVITATIONS Grace & Co. Paperie,
Bainbridge Island

GOWN Designed and made by the bride, with supplies from Nancy’s Sewing Basket, Seattle and Esther’s Fabrics, Bainbridge Island

REHEARSAL DINNER Palace Kitchen, Seattle

HAIR Etherea Salon, Seattle

RINGS Tiffany & Co 

HOTEL Hotel Andra, Seattle