A romantic and intimate wedding with family and close friends. That was what Sarah Hayden and Steve Forman who were married at the Alexis Hotel, in downtown Seattle successfully accomplished in mid-October. It was so apparent to see how much in love they are. What also was apparent was their sense of humor. They really know how to have a good time and laugh. Tradition is also important to them. The wedding cake topper was originally used on the top of Steve’s parents wedding cake. They brought their wedding album of old black and white pictures and it was fun to go through them and see how some things have changed and others are still the same.

Sarah hid herself away in the unique suite they would later spend the night while Steve got ready in the room his parents were staying in. They followed the tradition of not seeing each other before the ceremony and so the picture of Steve seeing Sarah for the first time as she walked down the aisle is priceless.The small group of friends and family numbered about 65 and it was great to see how Sarah and Steve got to spend time with every one there. After the wedding ceremony, there was a reception in the Library Bistro.

It was great to watch the children’s table where they had games set out and then to watch them eat spaghetti. The toasts to Sarah and Steve were heartfelt and touching. They are both very close to their families. I would like to present some photograph showing the highlights of their day. Thanks to officiant Pat Stimac of A Heavenly Ceremony , Amber Zbitnoffmy associate photographer and to Angie Casper of the Alexis Hotel for making everything run smoothly.

The is the outside of the hotel at night.There is a real bookstore on the corner and the bar is called The Bookstore. Here is a link to Sarah and Steve’s  previous post of their Alexis Hotel Wedding.

Below is a mini-slide show with a larger selection of wedding pictures from Sarah and Steve’s wedding . Click on “toggle images” at top right to hide the thumbnails; to start just click on the right arrow on the image.

Last weekend Sarah and Steve were married at the Alexis Hotel, a very intimate and romantic hotel in downtown Seattle. How romantic?  Well, readers of Seattle Bride magazine rated the Alexis Hotel as Seattle’s “Best Place To Spend Your Wedding Night” in 2011. Not only did Sarah and Steve spend the night they had their wedding ceremony and reception there as well along with about 65 friends and family. Here are a few highlights I selected to preview the ones to come.

I really love this hotel with its exposed brick walls. Every room or suite seems unique. No cookie cutter layouts here. It feels more like you are in someone’s apartment than a hotel, with wonderful art from Pacific Northwest artists on all the walls.

The wedding cake topper was the one used by Steve’s parents at their wedding 50 years ago. Special thanks to Angie Casper, at the Alexis HotelPat StimacSeattle Wedding Officiant and Amber Zbitnoff, my associate wedding photographer.