Real Wedding: Jennifer Bradshaw & Michael True

August 27, 2011


Names Jennifer Bradshaw and Michael True Live in Greenlake Occupations She’s in business consulting; he works in telecommunications Their approach to wedding planning The goal was to merge traditions from the UK and US to reflect their cultures Wedding-day weather Sunny and hot Wedding time 4 Number of guests 115 Wedding budget $40,000 Wedding logistics A blend of American—the bridal party stood at the front of the congregation—and British—Mike kept his back turned until Jen was by his side Colors Those of peacock feathers: turquoise blue, green and white; the couple also pulled in natural tones and raw wooden elements inspired by the pear orchard near the venue Processional song A guitar version of Pachelbel’s Canon in D Favorite ceremony moment A friend from the UK sang “The Wedding Song” while the couple signed the wedding register Unique ceremony element They had a wine box ceremony wherein they sealed prewritten love notes and a bottle of wine in a box; they’ll open it on their fifth anniversary Reception menu Prime rib, salmon with beet vinaigrette, grape focaccia; the buffet presentation allowed guests to try a little bit of everything Favors for guests Since so many guests were visiting from far away, they made welcome baskets which included taste tests of British and American food: Jujubees vs. winegums, graham crackers vs. digestives, Hershey bars vs. Cadbury First dance song “Let’s Stay Together” by Al Green The day in three words Amazing, memorable, fun Honeymoon Mini-moon in Napa Valley; Fiji the following June

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Local Vendor list

Ceremony, Reception, Coordination, and Officiant Beecher Hill House
Catering Ravenous Catering
Photography Amelia Soper Photography
Flowers Au Naturel
Cake Becky’s Wedding Cakes
Printed Matter VO Handmade
Ceremony Music Chumstick Liberation Front
Reception Music Tim Barnes DJ Service
Bridesmaids’ Dresses J. Crew
Hair and makeup I Love Blush
Formal Wear Men’s Wearhouse
Rehearsal Dinner Icicle Ridge Winery
Hotel for Guests The Enzian, Bavarian Lodge
Transportation Leavenworth Shuttle and Taxi
Registry Pottery Barn, Williams-SonomaCrate & Barrel