Real Wedding: Xcinia Babayan & Tylor Jeffery

Photos by Cheri Pearl Photography



NAMES Xcinia Babayan and Tylor Jeffery LIVE IN Tacoma OCCUPATIONS She’s a physical therapist; he’s an interior designer
HOW THEY MET She was working at Shakabrah Java, and he was a regular customer HOW THEY GOT ENGAGED He rented the Seattle Center Laserdome for a private holiday party that included 10 of their close friends; the encore of the show began with their favorite David Gray song and ended with “Xcinia, will you marry me?” in lights NUMBER OF WEDDING GUESTS 59 WEDDING THEME Eco-friendly; lots of recycled and reusable materials were used, and the focus was on minimizing overall waste SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW The ceremony included aspects of Northwest Native American mythology and environmental values, and it included a respectful appeal to the land as a witness of their devotion to the earth and to each other HOW THE WEDDING REFLECTED THEIR RELATIONSHIP Their intention in life and together is to leave the planet in a better condition; the day was an expression of their combined energies as they relate to nature DESSERT DETAIL In lieu of cake, their wedding planner created a six-foot sweets tree out of a madrona branch and an assortment of petits fours MOST UNEXPECTED MOMENT Seeing the clock and discovering that it was already 1:30 a.m. FAVORS FOR GUESTS Donations to the SeaDoc Society for their efforts in understanding and maintaining the health of marine ecosystems THE DAY IN THREE WORDS Tranquil, blissful, genuine

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Vendor list

CEREMONY Eastsound Waterfront Park,
Orcas Island

RECEPTION Odd Fellows Hall, Eastsound

OFFICIANT Antoinette Botsford, Orcas Island

PHOTOGRAPHER Cheri Pearl, Seattle

WEDDING PLANNER AND FLORAL DESIGNER Leslie Ginnes at Patina Floral and Planning, Orcas Island

CAKE Lisa Murphy at Enzo’s Italian Cafe, Orcas Island

CATERER New Leaf Café at Outlook Inn, Eastsound

GOWN Princess Bride, Bothell

HAIR AND MAKEUP Salon Mir’Toi, Eastsound

GROOM’S ATTIRE Butch Blum, Seattle

RINGS Green Lake Jewelry Works, Seattle

CEREMONY MUSIC Martin Lund, Orcas Island