The Seahawks are playing tonight, a pre-season game against the Raiders.  A normal game for so many, but tonight’s game for Georgia is WAY more important, WAY cooler, WAY more special.  This was her Dream.  Thanks to the generosity of so many people, the hard work of all of our team members at Get Hitched Give Hope and the WONDERFUL people at Dream Foundation we were able to make Georgia’s Dream of seeing the Seahawks come TRUE!

Georgia grew up in Bremerton watching and loving the Seahawks, always cheering from afar but has never been able to afford a ticket to the game.  Georgia was diagnosed with terminal breast cancer at the very young age of 52, when she learned of her diagnosis she wrote to the Dream Foundation and told them about her love of Mama Blue, Marshawn Lynch and her wish to attend a game and cheer for her favorite team in person.  Well – we couldn’t just send her to the game, we had to take it to the next level!!  Georgia & Jane are staying three nights at the Alexis Hotel, having dinner at Canlis, visiting the stadium where a generous donor has given them great seats and $300 to spend on whatever they want (hopefully so many fun Seahawks swagalicious items!) and thanks to the connections through the photo community (Jane & Benj, you are RAD!) Georgia & Jane will be ON THE SIDELINES – they get to GO ON THE FIELD!!!!  How cool is that?!?!

Life is not always fair, or great – but it’s moments like this when giving just a little makes such a BIG difference in someone’s world –  moments that are fun and exciting can help you forget your troubles, and enjoy the time you have on this earth.

Thank you to the Dream Foundation for being the best partner and to all of our Get Hitched, Give Hope supporters – it’s moments like this that remind us of why we work so hard all year.

Georgia & Jane were THRILLED with all of the excitement of the day, the fun package of Seattle SWAG and of course, our trademark CONFETTI celebration makes everything better!!   We sent them off with a little tailgating goody bag, TopPot Doughnuts, Hilliards 12th Can Beer & confetti guns!!  


 

 

 

 

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Last Tuesday was an amazing day. I feel so very lucky to have been asked to document this important day for them!  Michael & Michael met FORTY years ago and amazingly have been together every day since!! They’ve worked together, lived together, traveled together and still after all of this time – still LOVE and miss each other when they are apart!! So, I’m going to say it… I’m sure you agree that FINALLY these two handsome, loyal and wonderful men are now MARRIED!!  They shared their day with their best friends Whitney & Heidi as their witneeses & Michael as their officiant – they shared some intimate vows (that made all of us cry!) in the middle of their living room surrounded by all of their favorite things, items they have collected together over the years.  It was wonderful and magical and I just want to say Thank You so much to my good friend Whitney for being so kind and considerate to invite me in to witness and document the few minutes that changed the world of these good people!  Forever Love!!

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Eleven years and three kids later here we are once again at the beautiful Volunteer Park with the King Family!!  My mind is blown each and every time I think about it, ELEVEN YEARS ago – Mary, Stephen and I were here snapping photos dancing around this very same dahlia garden at their wedding!! Now they have three beautiful children, a gorgeous home just down the street and are enjoying every minute of it!  I have loved being a part of and watching them grow their family, Mary & I even got a little teary eyed thinking about Jordana’s wedding… oh jeeze!  Life is fast, crazy and awesome, hanging out with these people yesterday just really reminded me of that!!  I love you crazy King’s!!  Thanks for keeping me around – AND stay tuned for the STERN family portraits next week… best friends of these Kings and married TWELVE YEARS AGO!! Insanity!

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That’s right, you heard it here first… or if you follow my IG or FB posts, you heard it there last week.  :0)  Last week, on a Thursday at Gasworks park Batman married Little Red Riding Hood!

Ray & Olga what a fun wedding you had – so unique and I just can’t say it enough SUCH A FUN WEDDING!!  Thank you for inviting me to document such an amazing day!

 

I couldn’t just let a costume wedding go by without me joining in on the fun! Here is a group shot of all of us (I don’t normally join in on family photos, but I couldn’t resist!!)

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I started seeing Talia & James (those crazy kids!) at weddings several years ago – first at the Arctic Club as greeters (I think that was the first one right?!) then at Sodo Park (or was it the other way around) and last summer I don’t remember, where were we? -Anyway, they are REALLY great guests but lets be honest here – they make an even BETTER BRIDE AND GROOM!!  We had so much fun – from the moment I showed up at the apartment and Talia was looking fabulous as always we immediately started dubsmashing, laughing, eating cookies – honestly it was more like I was hanging out with friends instead of working.  I know Laura and the boys had just as much fun – one because they bragged and said they had more fun than the girls (doubt it, pretty much impossible) but I also saw all of the photos and they really did have a good time!!  Just scroll down and see!  :0)

The boys and Laura disappeared for a bit and we were all wondering what they were doing.  Ah- being ridiculous, haha! Should’ve guessed! 

SO many favorites of this day – but one of the favorites was when we stopped in at The Sloop (Ballard’s fanciest tavern) to have a beer and play a little Big Buck Hunter – you know, because why not?

 

Talia & James did a great job planning everything just the way they wanted, hiring all of the funnest vendors, here is a list of the crew that worked together to help give these two lovebirds a day they will never forget!

Ceremony – Parson’s Gardens // Officiant – Sheridan Gray // Reception Venue – Ray’s Boathouse – The Northwest Room //Florist – Pike Place (ceremony arrangements) & Ballard Blossom (Bouquet) // Dress – Preowned WeddingDresses.com // Ring – Joel’s Fine Jewelry (hers) LT Denny (his) // Ceremony Music – Kyle Curnutt // DJ – Braden Landon // Suit – Custom by Rajawongse Clothier by Jesse & Victor // Desserts – Fresh Flours (OHMANSOGOOD!) Hair – Amber with Off White Makeup & Hair // Makeup – Kaylee Moore // Photography –  Barbie Hull Photography & Laura Marchbanks Photography #TeamLaurbie

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  • Laura - I LOVED THIS DAY!!!!!!!!!! You’re amazing Barbie Hull!ReplyCancel

    • Barbie - LAURA!! I love any day we get to spend together!! Thank you for sharing your talents with us!!ReplyCancel