Photo by Wiley Putnam Photography

Real Wedding: Andrea Gai & Britt Corra

TIMELESS AND SIMPLE | 5.20.2017 | PHOTOGRAPHS BY Wiley Putnam Photography

NAMES Andrea Gai and Britt Corra LIVE IN Seattle OCCUPATIONS Andrea is a critical care RN, Britt works at Microsoft. HOW THEY MET On a blind date set up by Andrea’s cousin FIRST DATE At a bar in Sodo, Andrea’s cousin pointed Britt out, and they spent the whole night talking. HOW YOU KNEW HE/SHE WAS THE ONE “After dinner with Andrea’s family, I realizedAndrea is the first person that I can’t live without.” HOW HE PROPOSED Britt got down on one knee at a park in SLU, then they jetted off to Alderbrook via seaplane to celebrate with their family. BACHELOR/ BACHELORETTE PARTY Hers: a night out in Seattle; His: the Masters golf tournament in Augusta, Georgia WEDDING TIME Ceremony at 2:30 p.m. and reception at 6 p.m. WEDDING DAY WEATHER Sunny NUMBER OF GUESTS 250 WEDDING BUDGET $100,000 SPLURGED/SAVED Splurged on dress, food, and catering; saved on paper APPROACH TO WEDDING PLANNING Timeless and simple COLORS White, greens, with gold accents WEDDING THEME Elegant and classy FLOWERS Roses and peonies WEDDING CAKE A small chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting and an assorted dessert bar TRADITIONAL ELEMENTS Catholic church ceremony NONTRADITIONAL ELEMENTS Cheeseburgers from Dick’s as a late-night snack FAVORITE CEREMONY MOMENT “Being able to share the day with our family and friends, including two 90-plus-yearold grandparents” FIRST DANCE SONG “At Last” by Etta James FAVOR Small envelopes that said “for richer or poorer” with a poem on the back, a scratch lottery ticket inside, and a penny attached for scratching THE DAY IN 3 WORDS Enjoyed every moment HONEYMOON Around the world: Singapore, Bali, Sydney, Dubai, New York

Both of us are Italian, so it was very important for our meal to be shared family style. —ANDREA, THE BRIDE

Wedding design Clutch Events
Wedding planner Megan Clark with
Clutch Events
Flowers Creative Colours by Patty Schmitz
Ceremony and reception St. James
Cathedral (ceremony), Seattle Art
Museum (reception)
Photographer Wiley Putnam Photography
Photo booth Draping and lighting
backdrop by Prop Gallery Events,
mini Polaroid cameras
Videographer Green Attic Films
Desserts Street Treats
Ceremony and reception entertainment
Gemma Balinbin (ceremony singer),
Blue Wave Band (reception)
Hair and makeup OffWhite Makeup
and Beauty
Formal wear for bride Lazaro by
Nordstrom Bridal
Formal wear for groom Hugo Boss
Formal wear for bridal party Men’s
Wearhouse, Bellevue Bridal
Rehearsal dinner location Thompson Hotel
Rentals Pedersen’s Event Rentals, Prop
Gallery (draping), Crimson & Haze (lighting)
Registry Williams Sonoma, Crate & Barrel,
Pottery Barn, Macy’s