When my friend Jillian asked me to photograph her wedding in Seattle, it was a no-brainer. Of course I would do it! I love to travel, I love Seattle, and I LOVE Jillian. Matt and Jill could not be a better match! Both have fun loving personalities which really shined through when planning their intimate afternoon wedding on November 1, 2014, which is celebrated as Day of the Dead in Mexican culture. With a theme to match the date, brightly colored decorations, and their closest family and friends in attendance, they said their vows and celebrated with their friends in the hip Capitol Hill venue of Sole Repair
Since they walked together, along with their children, from the hotel where the got ready to the wedding venue, a first look was in order!
With no time between the ceremony and the celebration with their guests, we got in family photos and some of just the two of them on the way to the ceremony. Did I mention they have four children?
Sole Repair was a fun, laid back atmosphere, perfect for their afternoon ceremony and small reception. Many of the decorations were handmade by Jillian herself and their kids, along with nieces and nephews were right at home with all of the special touches just for them.
With their children walking them down the aisle, serving as witnesses, and participating in the ceremony, it was a joining together of two souls as well as the official binding together of their beautiful family.
Making it official by signing the marriage certificate and sealing it with their first kiss as husband and wife!
Thank you so much Jillian and Matthew for allowing Suzy (my fabulous second shooter and friend, Suzanne Hunt) and I to be part of your day!