Real Wedding: Ann Hui Schmidt & Yukinori Morishita

Photos by Sarah Rhoads Photography




NAMES Ann Hui Schmidt and Yukinori Morishita LIVE IN South Lake Union OCCUPATIONS She’s a researcher; he’s a software development engineer HOW THEY MET While shopping at Fireworks Gallery at Bellevue Square; they had fireworks at Fireworks WHAT ATTRACTED HIM TO HER He asked what kind of relationship she wanted and she said a meaningful one, and he found that very touching WHAT ATTRACTED HER TO HIM She knew right away that he was a good guy THEIR PRE-WEDDING PARTY Friends threw them a co-ed party featuring takoyaki, Japanese grilled squid dumplings NUMBER OF WEDDING GUESTS 20 WEDDING THEME Elegant dinner party; because of their love of Seattle and great food, they knew right away that they wanted to do a five-course meal at Canlis with their closest friends and family; they wined and dined their guests and provided round-trip shuttle service from the hotel to the restaurant CULTURAL TRADITIONS Ann is half-Korean, and Yuki is Japanese; both of their mothers wore traditional attire during the Western ceremony RECEPTION MENU Heirloom tomato salad, sablefish with truffled edamame, cucumber sorbet, lobster and Wagyu beef tenderloin, artisanal cheeses, cake, and a dessert buffet ADVICE FOR OTHER COUPLES Go with the flow, which is easier to do with wedding planners; they highly recommend day-of coordination if nothing else THE DAY IN THREE WORDS Intimate, elegant, delicious HONEYMOON DESTINATION Montreal





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Local Vendor list

Canlis Restaurant

WEDDING PLANNER True Colors Events

OFFICIANT Reverend Christopher Breen (Kenmore)

PHOTOGRAPHER Sarah Rhoads Photography

FLOWERS Flora Nova Design 

CAKE New Renaissance Cakes

INVITATIONS Paper Moxie (Snohomish)

JEWELRY Studio Porter Jensen 

SHOES Sway and Cake 

HAIR Zerene Salon 

MAKEUP  Jocelyn Santiago

TRANSPORTATION British Motor Coach 

HOTELs Alexis Hotel and Fairmont Olympic