Real Wedding: Brittany Tinker & Johnny Marsh

August 20, 2011


Names Brittany Tinker and Johnny Marsh Live in Kirkland Occupations She works as a business and technology consultant; he works as a commodity manager in procurement Their approach to wedding planning Initially, they wanted to do everything themselves, together, to ensure they were both represented, but they ended up needing the help of family Wedding-day weather Beautiful, warm, and sunny Wedding time 5 Number of guests 150 Décor theme Clean, simple, fun, sophisticated Processional song “Wachet auf” by Bach Favorite ceremony moment Their first kiss as husband and wife; it was perfect and surreal New world elements Most of the day was broadcast via Skype to Brittany’s sister and matron-of-honor, who was pregnant and on bed rest in Atlanta How they made the day their own Many guests were not local, so Brittany and Johnny orchestrated a weekend-long affair that included a scavenger hunt around Seattle and a walk on Alki Beach the morning of the wedding Flowers Calla lily bouquets, red flower pomander balls for the flower girls, and red dahlias and calla lilies for the reception Cake Chocolate with hazelnut and dark chocolate mousse, and yellow chiffon with white chocolate and raspberry mousse First dance song “But for Now” by Bob Dorough Unexpected moment They made a spontaneous stop at Starbucks after the ceremony; baristas loved their wedding attire and gave them their favorite drinks on the house Favors Custom cookies in the bride and groom’s likenesses The day in three words Perfect, fun, simple Honeymoon Tokyo, Japan (hopefully)

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Local Vendor list

Ceremony and Officiant Chapel of St. Ignatius, Seattle University
Reception and Catering Terrace Garden Restaurant at the Red Lion Hotel
Photography Asgari Photography
Flowers Always Affordable Flowers
Cake Madeleine’s European Cakes
Reception Music Uptown Lowdown Jazz
Rings Shane Company
Makeup Salon Maison
Formal Wear Men’s Wearhouse
Chair covers Trendy Event Rentals
Rehearsal Dinner Gameworks
Hotel for Guests Red Lion Hotel
Registry Crate & Barrel, Macy’s, Amazon