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Real Wedding: Janae Larson and Dana Pirolo

Traditional elegance with a touch of glamour

By Olivia Tinsley


While the bride and groom attended the same church in junior high, it wasn’t until the mother of the groom played matchmaker that the pair began to fall in love. After an intimate proposal on the Tacoma waterfront, the couple and the bride’s mother joined forces with a wedding planner to execute their vision. It was a team effort to incorporate their strong Christian faith and soft, rich monochromatic colors into their romantic occasion. Shades of blush and ivory were brought to life with an array of peonies, roses, and hydrangeas on their sunny afternoon wedding day.

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Wedding Planner: Alex Chalk of Taylor’d Events
Ceremony Location: University of Puget Sound Kilworth Chapel
Reception Site and Catering: Cedarbrook Lodge
Officiant: Pastor John Golling
Invitations: Paper Moxie
Photographer: Jamie Jones Photography
Videography: Moetic
Photobooth: The SnapBar
Flowers: Flora Nova
Dessert: The Cakewalk Shop
Ceremony Music: Seattle String Quartet
Reception Music: Chris Graves
Jewelry: Shane Company
Wedding Gown: Mark Zunino via Kleinfeld
Veil and Accessories: Pnina Tornai
Bridesmaids Dresses: Nordstrom
Make-up: Off White Makeup
Alterations: Kleinfeld and Nordstrom
Formal Wear for Groom: Hugo Boss via Nordstrom
Groomsmen: The Black Tux
Rehearsal Dinner: Pacific Grill
Honeymoon:  Sugar Beach Resort in Saint Lucia
Transportation: British Motor Coach
Rentals: Chiavari chairs via Pedersen’s, linens and napkins via BBJ Linens and Choice Linens, Bickner Dancefloors