Real Wedding: Sara Maultsby & Ben Reed

Photos by Airika & Gerald Pope Photography



NAMES Sara Maultsby and Ben Reed LIVE IN Bellevue OCCUPATIONS She’s a model; he’s a project manager at CB Richard Ellis HOW THEY MET They were both working at Canlis Restaurant when the tsunami hit Southeast Asia in December 2004; at that time, they dedicated themselves to the relief effort and to each other HOW THEY GOT ENGAGED Ben worked out an elaborate scheme with her modeling agency; she thought she was going to a job, but he met her at the location and whisked her away WEDDING THEME Family and community support: Ben’s father and uncle married them; Sara’s uncle drove a vintage Mason & Hamlin piano from Olympia to Bellingham for the ceremony; her agent made her dress; a friend designed and printed the invites for cost; and the venue, decorator, wedding planner, caterer, cake designer, and florist all heard about their relief work and worked for cost as well CULTURAL TRADITIONS Ben grew up in the Philippines, so they participated in a traditional veil and cord ceremony RECEPTION MENU A rustic Italian menu featuring rosemary and lemon spaghetti and chicken and sausage cacciatore reflected their love of sharing home-cooked meals FAVORS FOR THE GUESTS Sara makes her own moisturizer, Face for Change, so they created his-and-her favors for guests using this product HONEYMOON DESTINATION Three of their close friends surprised them with a nine-day trip to Sayulita, Mexico, complete with a beach villa and car rental


Local Vendor list

CEREMONY AND RECEPTION Lairmont Manor (Bellingham)

CATERING A Taste of Elegance (Bellingham)

WEDDING PLANNER Weddings Sensational (Lynden)

WEDDING DÉCOR Chic Celebrations (Woodinville)

PHOTOGRAPHER Airika & Gerald Pope Photography 

OFFICIANT John Reed (Bellingham)

FLOWERS Sweet Peas and Carrot Cake (Bellingham)

DESSERT Let Them Eat Cake (Bellingham)

INVITATIONS Nicole Mae Paper Design
(Mill Creek)

GOWN Andrew Burkhardt


RINGS T. Anthony Sholdt

MUSIC/ENTERTAINMENT Walt Wagner TRANSPORTATION Cramer Classics Horse Drawn Carriage Rides (Lynden)