PHOTOGRAPH BY Kristina Wunsch of Poppi Photography

Real Wedding: Spencer Lian & Ross Thornton

A CLASSIC AFFAIR | 4.15.2017 | PHOTOGRAPHS BY Kristina Wunsch of Poppi Photography

NAMES Spencer Lian and Ross Thornton LIVE IN Seattle OCCUPATIONS Spencer is an account executive, and Ross is a territory account manager. HOW THEY MET On OkCupid MOST MEMORABLE DATE Ross invited Spencer on a business trip that included a road trip through Sonoma. HOW YOU KNEW HE WAS THE ONE For Ross, “a piece felt like it was missing until we were together again.” For Spencer, realizing Ross was the one he could truly be himself with and enjoy his alone time with. THE PROPOSAL Spencer bought long-stem white roses and laid them in a perfect line down the dock on Pier 70 by Aqua, where he stood with one red rose. Ross got there and noticed the line of roses, gathering them until he got to Spencer. Then Spencer got down on one knee and asked Ross to marry him. BACHELOR PARTY Joint bachelor party in Scottsdale WEDDING TIME 5 p.m. WEDDING DAY WEATHER A sunny day in winter NUMBER OF GUESTS 121 WEDDING BUDGET $45,000 SPLURGED/SAVED Splurged on the venue APPROACH TO WEDDING PLANNING “Start planning right away.” WEDDING THEME Formal black tie COLORS White, pink, peach, and lots of greenery WEDDING CAKE Red velvet and lemon vanilla TRADITIONAL ELEMENTS Unity candle and the Lord’s Prayer NONTRADITIONAL ELEMENTS Pre-ceremony champagne FAVORITE CEREMONY MOMENT “A ceremony selfie and confetti poppers when we kissed” FIRST DANCE SONG “How Long Will I Love You” by Ellie Goulding FAVORS Hangover bags with chips from Spencer’s home state of Minnesota, a caramel cookie waffle from Ross’s home state of Montana, and bottles of water, Tylenol, breath mints, and chocolate THE DAY IN THREE WORDS Romantic, magical, loving HONEYMOON Saint-Tropez, France

We were pretty diligent about our budget, but overall splurged on the venue, as it’s the best in the city. —ROSS AND SPENCER, THE GROOMS

Wedding design and flowers Maureen
Croft with POSH Wedding Flowers,
Rented Elegance, draping
Planner Smiling Rose Planning
Ceremony and reception Fairmont
Olympic Hotel
Photographer Kristina Wunsch of
Poppi Photography
Wedding cake Fairmont Olympic Hotel
Ceremony and reception entertainment
RJ Musical Entertainment
Hair and makeup (For the maids of
honor) Salon Divas
Formal wear for groom
Spencer: Tuxedo from Nordstrom, Hugo
Boss shirt, Brooks Brothers bow tie,
Common Projects shoes
Ross: Hugo Boss tuxedo from Nordstrom,
Eton shirt, Brooks Brothers bow tie,
Christian Louboutin shoes
Formal wear for bridal party Maids of
honor gowns by Jill Stuart, Nordstrom
Rentals Fairmont
Registry Amazon, Macy’s