Real Wedding: Aimee Peterson & John Palacious

Photos by Stephanie Cristalli



Names Aimee Peterson and John Palacios Live in Montlake Occupations She’s a managing editor for global marketing at Expedia; he’s a user experience designer for Amazon Favorite date spots Foosball at Jillian’s; dinner at Thai Ginger How they got engaged On August 8, 2008, John re-created their first date from six years prior; he even wore the shirt he had worn then. She didn’t catch on until he pulled out a small, iconic blue box Wedding-day weather A beautiful Seattle day Number of guests 45 Wedding theme Vintage modern Wedding colors Red and robin’s egg blue Flowers Honeycomb dahlias, freesia, spray roses, hypericum berries, eucalyptus seed; these were tucked into pint-size vintage milk bottles all around the venue Dessert They used two-tiered cakes—white with marionberry compote and chocolate hazelnut—as centerpieces for each table Favors for guests Silver tins with clear lids containing the couple’s favorite sour cherry candies; the groom designed a paper band and gift tag for each Favorite ceremony moment Their friend playing “Tonight, Tonight” by the Smashing Pumpkins as they entered the room Personalized elements They made their own invitations and wove the fonts, colors, and wording throughout other details of the day Biggest hit The photo booth, complete with props from Archie McPhee’s Unexpected moment Seeing their grandparents emerge from the booth in Viking hats and sunglasses What they wish they had known ahead of time That being the center of attention for that long can be awkward The day in three words Sweet, intimate, fun Honeymoon Grand Wailea Resort and Spa on Maui





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Local Vendor list


PHOTOGRAPHER Stephanie Cristalli Photography

FLOWERS The Flower Lady

CATERING Jewel Events Catering

CAKE Decadence Custom Cakes

GOWN Isadora’s


HAIR AND MAKEUP Oohla’s Hair Design

RINGS Tiffany and Co, Marci Jewelry

RECEPTION MUSIC Threat of Beauty

HOTEL FOR GUESTS Roosevelt Hotel

REGISTRY Crate and Barrel