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Within Sodo wedding venue - cultivatedrambler.comOh man, weddings go by SO fast. I wish I could have had four more hours of this stuff! I didn’t get to chat with nearly enough people, stuff my face with that dessert bar, nor dance to enough songs. Sigh. What I would give to experience it all over again…though not that whole planning part! Forget that. What a pain in the ass that was. Whoever enjoys wedding planning must be on one. Eesh.

The speeches were short, sweet and sassy. The cake was not only gorgeous but tasted delish. And the dancing was off the chain. The night ended with the song “Lovely Day” by Bill Withers and a soul train appeared out of nowhere. It was utterly magical and the perfect way to end the official party. Mind you the after party went on until 4am #shlomo! Who do you think we are ;-)?

OK, one last post coming up! The wedding video!!!

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Within Sodo Seattle wedding venue - cultivatedrambler.comWe got married at Within Sodo, this cool event space in South Seattle. It was actually the only one we saw in person. I had my eye on the Georgetown Ballroom, but it had an exclusive caterer – boo to that right there. We were utilizing a family friend that’s a local caterer and needed to find a space that would allow us to bring in whomever we wanted. Within is one of the few places in town that allows any caterer in their space. Love it.

Ketubah signing - cultivatedrambler.comKetubah signing - cultivatedrambler.comThe space is really a blank canvas, which is both a good and a bad thing. Good because you can make it what you want. Bad because making it what you want requires a ton of rentals and rentals equal $$$. I about fainted from seeing the rental bill. Yikes.

Chuppah at Within Sodo Seattle wedding venue - cultivatedrambler.comWe had a reform Jewish wedding ceremony so we signed a ketubah prior to it, which I enjoyed more than I thought! Our ceremony was not one of those 5 minute quickies you see these days and we incorporated many traditions into it including circling, wine drinking and of course, the stomping of the glass. As much as I fought it at first, I really loved how it all came out in the end. It was a super meaningful and special ceremony to us!

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We didn’t have a large wedding party, which was a good thing and a bad thing. Good because there were less people to round up and bad because we didn’t get any photos with our dear friends. Looking back, I should have found a way to make the friends photos happen. Darn it. BUT action shots happened, so there’s that!Bride and maid of honor photo shoot in Seattle -

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Groom and best man photo shoot - culitvatedrambler.comFun wedding photo shoot idea - culivatedrambler.comThe family photos were the ones I was most nervous about. I was a mild train wreck at this point in the day. We’d been taking photos for a few hours and I just wanted to be done and relax a little. Rounding up everyone was a bit of a task and I suspect I might have yelled at people once or twice. Sorry/not sorry people. Pay attention!How to stage a family wedding photo shoot - 01-293 01-290 01-282


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First look photos on Seattle rooftop - cultivatedrambler.comOh, the first look! I was so nervous to see him! I had found this BEAUTIFUL photo of a couple taken on a “secret” rooftop garage in Seattle. The photographer wouldn’t share the location, so I did a bit of sleuthing and figured out where it was. Thanks Google Earth – hello Macy’s parking garage!Close up first look wedding photography - cultivatedrambler.comFirst look rooftop location in Seattle -

Unfortunately (or fortunately?), the weather was crisp, clear, and WAY sunny, which washed everything out. Our photographers did their best, but that soft, dusky light that I was hoping for was not to be found. Oh well! I think we still got a few good ones! I’m going to keep this location in mind for another shoot down the road. I wanna capture us in that light!Urban wedding photography in Seattle - cultivatedrambler.comUnique wedding photography location - cultivatedrambler.comThe second location for our bride and groom photos worked out much better. Out of all of the photos, I love these the most! Our smarty pants photographer scouted out some locations pre-wedding and found this gem of a place. The drama – I die. I’m so glad she went the extra mile for us. These are getting framed and going on the wall!Pink and purple orchid wedding bouquet -

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