What I Wore: Wedding

This month marked our 4 year wedding anniversary! I shared with you the little DIY gift I made for my hubby but I thought that I would also take you back to our special day on April 12, 2008 when I married the man of my dreams! I was inspired to post some of our wedding pictures by Absolute Mommy who is celebrating her 7 year anniversary today (congrats!) and is welcoming fellow bloggers and friends to share their wedding in her first solo link party WIW: Wedding.

Hubs and I met through an online dating service (yes, they really do work!) and had our first blind date on August 25th, 2005. Fast forward two years to June 15th, 2007 when he took me to the docks on Lake Union, got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. 10 months later on April 12th, 2008, we became husband and wife!

Thanks to a lot of help from my parents, we were able to have the wedding of my dreams. It took place at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle, WA. We planned an indoor wedding because in Seattle you have to expect rain. But to our surprise, it was a gorgeous day that reached a high of 80+ degrees! That is unheard of for an April in Seattle. Everything about the day was perfect. Sure we may have stumbled over our well rehearsed and choreographed first dance, and yes, my brother-in-law gave the most embarrassing best man speech, but the flowers were amazing, the venue was gorgeous, the cake was a work of art, my dress was stunning and we were surrounded by all of our close friends and family from near and far.

Dress: Off the rack from La Belle Elaines Bridal in Seattle, WA. Found it on my first wedding dress shopping trip with my mom. When I tried it on I knew it was the one! I especially fell in love with all the beautiful beading on the front and back.
Shoes: Boutique store in Kirkland, WA that has since closed. It took me awhile to find these because I didn’t want anything less than 4 inch heels. So funny how times have changed. I don’t wear anything but flats now!
Hair and Make-up: Tiara’s On Location

Bridesmaid dresses: Brides by Demetrios
Flowers and Decor: Rented Elegance, Bellevue WA.

I LOVED my cake! I was very specific about what I wanted and the baker/decorator at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel made all my cake dreams come true! I think I need to pin this!

I had a lot of fun putting together this post. I love looking back at our wedding pictures and remembering all the details of the day. I even took out our wedding video and watched the highlights! It makes me tear up every time. 
Oh and here is one more picture…from my bachelorette party at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas! Any way I can reverse time and get my body back?!


  1. says

    Beautiful wedding, Sarah! We have so much in common! I met my husband on an online dating service and had my bachelorette party in Vegas too! Oh. And really, really wish I had the bod I did then. :)

    • says

      Yay, another online dating success story! I couldn't believe how thin I was on my wedding day. I remember my exact weight. Make me motivated to lose this baby weight once and for all!

  2. Joanna says

    I just found your site and started poking around and I'm struck by our similar dating stories! My husband and I met online, went on our first date in August of 2005, got engaged in May of 2007, and got married in September of 2008! Yay for online success stories :) It looks like you sure did have a beautiful day!

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