And now we’re on to Part 2 of this fabulous wedding from Abbey Hepner photography… boy are you in for a treat! (If you missed Part 1, go catch up HERE!) I definitely LOVE all of these details! Pay close attention, starting with the seating chart in the photo below. Oh and that Blogiversary surprise I was telling you all about… well you’ll just have to get to the end of this post to find out about it!!
Did any of your vendors do anything special for you before, on, or after your wedding day that you would like to share?
Lydia, our day of coordinator, gave us a celebration gift on our rehearsal day. She was always available to answer any concerns or questions that we had. Our photographer Abbey was so sweet; she gave us upgraded credit for our album. The hotel that we stayed at on our wedding night sent us up a bottle of champagne! Our dj Bamboo Beats presented us with a certificate for being “eco-friendly” at the reception.
Beer that Kat and Christian brewed themselves, complete with custom wedding-appropriate labels…
Fun Detail: The groom, Christian, owns the Chocolati chocolate and coffee shops in Seattle there was no shortage of chocolate at the wedding. A chocolate bar featuring truffles, chocolate bouquets, chocolate covered espresso beans, chocolate fortune cookies and even chocolate “Wongka” candies (Christian’s last name is Wong)!
What was your favorite thing about your wedding?
That’s so hard to answer because there was so much that we loved about our wedding. The best part was seeing our family and friends having a great time with us, whether it was riding the pedicabs that were roaming the zoo, taking silly photographs in the photobooth, riding the carousel after having a few drinks, dancing our tails off to the cha-cha slide, looting the Chocolati dessert table, or nose-diving for treats from our wedding cake pinata. We enjoyed being around our loved ones and each other. We truly believe in the saying, “the past is history, the future a mystery. Today is a gift, thats why they call it the present.” We understand how precious life is and how important it is to spend it with those we love.
Another fun detail: In lieu of a traditional wedding cake, they had a wedding cake pinata that Katrina and Christian busted open with a bat and nunchucks during the reception. The pinata was filled with candy, chocolate and lottery tickets.
What is your best piece of advice for other brides?
It’s just one day, and but the day goes by sooo fast. Take it in as much as you can. If things don’t go perfectly, just let it go. Live for the moment.
AMEN- brides, remember that! It does go by SO fast… take in as much as you can! Thank you for sharing your wedding day with us Kat and Christian!
I don’t know about you, but this is one wedding that I WISH I was at!! So many fun things! I love how they tied the zoo into the decor with the animals as the table “indicators”. They even had pedicabs that took guests from the reception to animal viewings and the carousel! It’s always a good idea to keep your guests entertained like that! :) A big thank you to Abbey Hebner Photography for sharing this awesomely fun wedding with us!
OH and the special Blogiversary surprise is…. a GIVEAWAY! It’s a big deal for me, because I NEVER do giveaways, but like I said… I want to thank you all! :) So keep an eye out for the special giveaway post coming up next!!