Real Wedding: Mike Quinlan & Mike Salvadore

Maritime Ambiance | 9.6.2014 | Photography by Zoe Rain Photography


Names Mike Quinlan and Mike Salvadore Live in West Seattle Occupations Both work for local marketing agencies with views of Elliott Bay How they met Quinlan (above right) poked Salvadore on Facebook Date they’ll always remember An after-work hike to the top of Rattlesnake Ridge with their dogs Wedding time 6 Wedding day weather Clear and warm Number of guests 110 Wedding budget The couple went a little over their $60,000 budget Splurge They hired their friend Ethan Stowell to cater the celebration Their approach to wedding planning With plenty of creative experience to bring to the table, they wanted be involved together, while wedding planner Lisa Chambers served as a steady hand of guidance Wedding theme A shared love for the water inspired the wedding’s nautical theme Colors Blue, gray, brown, and sea green Flowers Simple white flowers were paired with succulents, moss, and driftwood to achieve a contemporary, relaxed vibe Walked down the aisle to Bon Iver’s “Holocene” Favorite ceremony moment Tied between the most epic wedding selfie ever taken and a runaway dog’s trip back down the aisle Nontraditional element A magic show intended for the kids Reception menu Courses included heirloom tomato panzanella, buffalo mozzarella with roasted peppers, and grilled beef coulotte Dessert A cake combining layers of their favorite flavors: red velvet and carrot cake Favors for guests Octopus embroidered pashminas and stenciled flip-flops Favorite reception moment Accompanied by a piano, the couple’s son sang Snow Patrol’s “Chasing Cars” How the day was different than expected The couple was humbled by how much joy the wedding brought to their guests The day in three words Astonishing, beautiful, touching Honeymoon France and Italy

“We care about so many of the same things, especially family, the fact that we both have children, and our friends.”—Mike Q

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Ceremony and Reception The Admiral’s House
Wedding Planner Lisa Chambers
Photographer Zoe Rain Photography
Invitations Lesley Feldman
Flowers Bella Rugosa
Cake The Sweet Side
Music and Entertainment DJ Leslie Wheatley of Seattle Parties
Rings Nordstrom
Formal Wear for Grooms Lanvin and Isaia suits from Mario’s
Alterations Mario’s
Rentals BBJ Linen
Rehearsal Dinner
Duo’s West Seattle
Hotel for Guests Pan Pacific Hotel