A Modern Wedding at Westward, Seattle
Becky and Kjell’s wedding at Westward, Seattle (the lamb there is to die for!) was on the perfect sort of October Saturday. Overcast and windy with the sun breaking through right before sunset, it’s magic weather that makes you feel you’ve won the lottery.
I met Becky and Kjell via our mutual friend Matthew Lamb, a Seattle music photographer. This is a fact worth noting because Matt is rad and everyone Matt has introduced to me, is as rad. Becky, a physical therapist, and Kjell, a soccer fanatic, are one of those couples you meet and think #couplegoals immediately. Becky has a way of looking at you like you’re the only person in the whole world and Kjell, a wicked sense of humor that has you wondering “is he kidding? is he?” so you have to constantly check with Becky. Together, they seem to have a telepathy thing going, finishing each other’s sentences, nodding in agreement like they are part of a secret collective.
While the lamb was one of my highlights at Becky and Kjell’s wedding, here are some of theirs!
The day began with Getting Ready photos at the Pan Pacific Seattle, a great hotel for these shenanigans as it’s central to just about anything. I mean, there’s a Whole Foods right downstairs. What more could you ask for?
You always need a groomsman who can sew last minute at your wedding – ALWAYS.
And now to the ladies!
I’d make the same face when one of my daughters gets married. With some ugly crying.
I mean, why not two bras? Better to be safe than sorry.
This photo of Becky always makes me smile. Her excitement is palpable!
Is she not breathtaking? She could be in a Gatsby era novel/movie/Netflix bingeworthy show!
Off to meet Kjell at MOHAI!
Seriously, THE BEST smile.
These two are too much.
How gorgeous is the bouquet by Designs by Courtney? I cannot.
After their first look, Becky and Kjell walked to the pier for a little boat ride to their wedding from the Museum of History and Industry aka MOHAI.
The prettiest boat you ever did see. I’m not an expert on boats but I’m an expert on pretty.
“One of our favorite moments from our wedding was this boat ride – anticipating the excitement on the way there, and soaking it all up on the way back!” said Becky.
Westward, Seattle, is Becky and Kjell’s favorite restaurant. Makes sense it’s the site of their wedding!
THIS. This is what I wish for all my brides and grooms. THIS level of happy.
Becky made her mathematician dad cry.
Kjell designed their rings. HE LEGIT designed his and his wife’s rings.
Next level commitment.
Here’s a closeup:
Ok back to the wedding at Westward, Seattle.
Another of Becky and Kjell’s favorites: “Getting showered with rose petals by our friends and family during the recessional!”
A group hug should be mandatory at all weddings.
Best bridesmaids photo ever.
Double exposures – always a favorite!
The sun came out at JUST the right moment. In October. In SEATTLE. A unicorn – that’s all that’s missing.
The math professor cried again. He is just the sweetest dad ever.
So Kjell is a huge Liverpool soccer fan, so Becky surprised him with soccer scarves with “You’ll Never Walk Alone” printed on them. That’s the Liverpool soccer team anthem. I think that’s brilliant.
Another Becky and Kjell favorite: The Horah!
Kjell’s parents getting jiggy with it.
Becky and Kjell would like to thank their beloved parents and siblings, village of friends, Becky’s Auntie Sue for traveling all the way from Israel, Lee Seese for his counsel and officiating a beautiful ceremony, and planner Rachel Elder from Manette Gracie for making their day so seamless!
Here is Becky and Kjell’s list of vendors that helped put together this beautiful affair:
Planner: Rachel Elder of Manette Gracie Events
Venue: Westward Seattle
Makeup/Hair: Pacific Brides
Bridal attire: Anna Campbell – The Dress Theory
Groomal attire: Banana Republic
Wedding Party attire: Bella Bridesmaids
Florals: Courtney Kroyman – Designs By Courtney
Rings: Custom made by the talented groom!
Oyster Shell place cards: Calligraphy by Letters by Ellen
Music: Seattle Parties – DJ Leslie
Video: Jonh Schwartz (yes the H is at the end)
And special thanks to my second photographer Brandon Patoc!
PS. Want a quick look at all of Becky and Kjell’s wedding decor and details? Visit instagram on your phone, add me, click on my profile @weddingsbyjenn to see it in my Stories Highlights! Alternatively, visit my Pinterest!
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