An Egyptian Coptic Wedding in Seattle: Joanna and Michael

An Egyptian Coptic Wedding in Seattle: Joanna and Michael

Before I met Joanna and Michael, I had never been to a coptic wedding and now thanks to them, I documented my very first Egyptian Coptic wedding in Seattle!

Make sure to enjoy all the photos and scroll down to all the wonderful vendors that made this wedding possible!

Joanna and Michael's Getting Ready at Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle
The day starts here at the historic Fairmont Olympic Hotel in downtown Seattle, easily a favorite of mine at which to get ready.
Fairmont Olympic Hotel Seattle: Joanna and MIchael
Joanna's wedding gown detail at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel Seattle
Joanna's wedding accessories for her Egyptian Coptic wedding in Seattle
Michael's groomal accessories during his getting ready at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle
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Michael gets ready for his big day!
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Michael and his brother banter about as they get ready for Michael and Joanna’s Egyptian Coptic wedding in Seattle
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Michael reads a card from Joanna.
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Meanwhile, at the bride’s room at the Fairmont Olympic, a few floors up.
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As Joanna gets in her wedding gown for her Egyptian Coptic wedding in Seattle she is overwhelmed. Her mom and sister Tina are on hand to quickly settle her down.
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There’s a special message under her left shoe left there for her by Michael. Isn’t that cute?
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Fairmont Olympic Hotel weddings: Joanna shows of her florals by Kroymann Flowers
Fairmont Olympic Hotel weddings: Joanna shows of her florals by Kroymann Flowers
The bride in her beautiful gown: A sillhoutte
The bride and her party walk down the hotel lobby to her first look.
Joanna walks up to Michael at the Terrace room at the Fairmont Olympic
Joanna and MIchael during their first look
Joanna and MIchael during their first look
Bride Joanna pins Michael's boutonniere on for him
Love the succulent boutonniere from Kroymann Flowers.
Bride Joanna pins Michael's boutonniere on for him
Joanna and MIchael take some wedding portraits at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle
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Joanna and her bridesmaids
Michael with his groomsmen
Joanna surprises Michael with a rental porsche to get around on during their wedding day!
Joanna surprises Michael with a rental porsche to get around on during their wedding day!
Joanna surprises Michael with a rental porsche to get around on during their wedding day!
Joanna surprises Michael with a rental porsche to get around on during their wedding day!
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Joanna and Michael’s Egyptian Coptic wedding was held at the Saint Mary’s Coptic Orthodox Church in Lynnwood, WA
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Some guests “whooped” as part of the Egyptian wedding tradition. It was pretty fun to witness!
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Egyptian Coptic Wedding in Seattle: Joanna and Michael
Egyptian Coptic Wedding in Seattle: Joanna and Michael
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More whooping!
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Congratulations Joanna and Michael!
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We stopped at the MOHAI for some bridal portraits of just Joanna and Michael before heading back to the Fairmont Olympic for their wedding reception.
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MOHAI weddings Seattle: Joanna and Michael
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A cheeky diver jumps into the water in front of Joanna and Michael at the MOHAI.
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Cute details from Joanna and Michael’s wedding reception at the Fairmont Olympic.
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The grand entrance to their wedding reception begins!
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An on-going bet all day was for me to catch Michael cry (he’s supposed to be super stoic and reserved). I managed to catch one split second of it during a very emotional video a friend of Joanna’s and Michael’s made because she and her family could not make the wedding.
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Nothing like a good bouquet toss fight!
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Instead of a garter toss, Michael threw a football which had written on it “YOU’RE NEXT!” – cute idea!
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Dance party time!
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The moms dance!
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Love this final photo of the newlyweds with Michael’s brother and HIS new bride.

Ceremony venue: Saint Mary’s Coptic Orthodox Church

Reception venue: Fairmont Olympic Hotel

Florals: Kroymann Flowers

Videography: Best Made Videos

Rentals: Vintage Ambiance

DJ: Adams DJ

Second photographer: Brandon Patoc

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