Story by Shine Event Design
Photos by Robbie Negrin Photography
Ana and Tyler gathered their closest friends and family for a day of honoring their cultures in their ceremony and celebrating personal moments through their reception.
The outdoor lakeside ceremony began with a traditional conch blowing, welcoming guests, and signaling a new beginning. The couple’s pet dachshunds were walked down the aisle, wearing sweet floral collars The groom worked with a local metal artisan to design the alter as a surprise to his bride. (The structure stands in their garden today!)
During the ceremony, the couple’s mothers united the families by providing leis for the couple. Tyler, who loves the lore of Sasquatch, arranged for the rings to be brought down the aisle by a close friend dressed head to toe as the Pacific Northwest forest-dwelling Big Foot. The crowd cheered as the creature made his way through the glamorous setting.
Inside the ballroom, a Sasquatch ice sculpture welcomed guests and presided as the wedding cake topper as well. The lakeside ballroom served as the reception location, swathed in shades of blush, whites, creams, and dusty greens. Guests snapped pictures in the photo booth and danced the night away. At each guest’s place, a sweet Filipino dessert, from a much-beloved local bakery, welcomed each guest before dinner began. Upon departure, guests were treated to sweet jars of homemade jam as they exited the ballroom for the night.
Bridesmaids complimented the pastel color palette by wearing dresses unique to each in a variety of pastel ice cream colors.