Jennifer and Ben's wedding at Semiahmoo Resort in Blaine, photographed by Radley Muller Photography, was filled with family tradition and personal details.
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The bride says: We had a Sephardic Jewish ceremony. The gold ring we used in the ceremony was originally my grandparents ring that my grandpa brought with him from the island of Rhodes during WWII. It has been used in all my aunts/uncles and cousins weddings making our wedding the 12th.
We are huge Seahawks fans so my garter and Ben's cufflinks were both Seahawks and our something blue. We had a flashmob between the father daughter dance and the traditional Hora to help get the party started. My silk roses at the top of my bouquet were my grandma's headpiece at her wedding (something old and borrowed).
When the rabbi spoke about our grandparents who aren't with us anymore a flock of birds flew right over the chuppah and then magically disappeared, only to reappear for a brief minute as we launched our lantern of hopes and dreams at the end of the night.
We had a signature cupcake created for us PB&J and a beachside bonfire and s'mores because it's my favorite dessert and why not since we were on a beach. We also had a live painter capturing our reception while it was unfolding. Our favor to our guests was little jars of honey that were harvested from my mother in law's farm in Sequim, WA too. Honey has many significant cultural histories and is part of how the term "honeymoon" came to be as well.
I think my favorite moment of the entire day was when Ben saw me for the first time. I goosed him as I often do before letting him turn around to see me. He was speechless and it was the prefect way to start our day together.