Real Wedding: Jessica Rankin & Marcus Trufant

Photos by Northern Lights Photography



NAMES Jessica Rankin and Marcus Trufant LIVE IN Kirkland OCCUPATIONS She’s a mom; he plays football for the Seattle Seahawks HOW THEY MET A mutual friend introduced them at a fashion show that he modeled in WHAT ATTRACTED HIM TO HER Her energy, her realness, and her looks WHAT ATTRACTED HER TO HIM His honesty and gentle personality HOW THEY GOT ENGAGED Marcus surprised her with a limo and dinner plans; after arriving at the restaurant, they walked past all the tables to a room in the back where both their families were waiting; he gave a beautiful speech on one knee and popped the question NUMBER OF WEDDING GUESTS 360 WEDDING THEME Bling, bling! She wanted crystal everywhere, and she got it—draped from centerpieces, on tables, in huge martini glasses, and in her bouquet FAVORITE MOMENT DURING THE RECEPTION A slideshow on two huge screens showed images of both of their childhoods and recent years as well as pictures from that day, including their first glance and the ceremony SIGNATURE DETAILS OF THE DAY They had their monogram everywhere, a photobooth for their guests, and a soft seating lounge area so friends and family could kick back and relax FIRST DANCE SONG “Spend My Life with You” by Tamia and Eric Benét HOW THE DAY WAS DIFFERENT THAN THEY ANTICIPATED She thought she would be the last one standing, but was ready to leave the reception fairly early on ADVICE FOR OTHER COUPLES Communicate, listen, and love




Vendor list

CEREMONY Immaculate Conception
Church, Seattle

Fairmont Olympic Hotel, Seattle

from Aisle of View, Kirkland

PHOTOGRAPHER Northern Lights
Photography, Seattle

VIDEOGRAPHER Bogle Productions, Kenmore

FLOWERS AND DÉCOR Rented Elegance, Bellevue

RENTALS Pedersen’s Event Rentals, Seattle

LINENS Choice Linens & Chair Covers, Seattle

CHAIR DÉCOR Seasons Chair Coverings, Seattle

CAKE Kauai Desserts, Seattle

LIGHTING David Verkade, Seattle

INVITATIONS Little Q Designs, Seattle

GOWN Luly Yang Couture, Seattle

HAIR Titania Dennis at Sak’s on 2nd, Renton

RINGS Nique Jewelers, Bellevue

RECEPTION MUSIC Nite Lite Entertainment, Seattle and Beautiful Noise, Issaquah

TRANSPORTATION Blackstone Limousine

HOTEL Fairmont Olympic Hotel
and W Hotel, Seattle