Volunteer Park Wedding Portrait with Seattle Space Needle

 

Malim Park and Charles Stoner chose Seattle’s first boutique hotel the Sorrento Hotel as the venue for their wedding ceremonies last month. A western-style wedding ceremony in the Top of the Town ballroom was first. Then they changed clothes for a Korean wedding or Paebeck ceremony in the Penthouse of the Sorrento Hotel.

They wore custom Korean Hanbock or traditional Korean dress to their Paebeck ceremony. In short, the Korean Paebaek Ceremony symbolizes the joining of  families, not just the bride and groom. The couple has tea and then show their respect for their new families. The parents and other older relatives impart advice and wisdom on what it takes to make a marriage a success. They throw dates & chestnuts onto a part of the brides robe in an effort to predict the number & sex of their future offspring. Chestnuts are believed to predict the number of boys and dates predict the number of girls. The ceremony then ended with the groom giving the bride a piggy-back ride, symbolizing his strength and how he will be responsible for taking care of the bride. I am posting just one picture from each ceremony here now but there will be more when the editing is complete.

Below are my favorite pictures from their wedding and below them is a slideshow of a more complete set of  their wedding pictures. Special  thanks to my assistant photographer Monica Frisell. Here is a link to the web gallery with all of Malim and Charles  wedding pictures.

Wedding at the Sorrento Hotel

Seattle wedding at the Sorrento hotel

Seattle wedding photographer at the Sorrento Hotel Wedding

Seattle Asian Art Museum Wedding

Seattle Asian Art Museum Wedding

Seattle Asian Art Museum Wedding

Seattle wedding photographer at the Sorrento Hotel Wedding

Seattle wedding photographer at the Sorrento Hotel Wedding

Seattle wedding photographers at the Sorrento Hotel Wedding

Seattle wedding photography at the Sorrento Hotel Wedding

Seattle Asian Wedding at The Sorrento Hotel

Seattle wedding photography at the Sorrento Hotel

Korean Wedding ceremony a the Sorrento Hotel

Korean Wedding ceremony a the Sorrento Hotel in Seattle

Korean Wedding ceremony a the Sorrento Hotel in Seattle

Korean Wedding ceremony a the Sorrento Hotel in Seattle

Seattle wedding photography at the Sorrento Hotel

Korean Wedding ceremony a the Sorrento Hotel in Seattle

Seattle wedding photography at the Sorrento Hotel

Seattle wedding at the Sorrento hotel

Below is a mini-slide show with the complete set of wedding photography highlights from Kristin and Jonathan’s wedding. Click on toggle thumbnails to hide them; to start just click on the right arrow on the image.

Here is a link  Sorrento Hotel Wedding Photos   to their wedding pictures  previewed  here right after the wedding. Here is a link to the web gallery with all of Malim and Charles   wedding pictures.

Under the  604 ft high Seattle Space Needle, Tineke and Christian and all of their family and wedding guests gathered on the lawn for a large group wedding panorama portrait. They had just said their vows up on the 100 ft Skyline Level of the Space Needle

Here is a link  Space Needle Wedding  to the photos that I previewed  on this blog right after the wedding and here is a link to the post with a slideshow of Tineke & Christian’s  Wedding at the Seattle Space Needle.

The Seattle Space Needle , which is just turning 50 years old, and it’s 520′ Observation Deck tower over the wedding guests at  Tineke Meeuws and Christian Guerrero wedding at the Space Needle on August  24th.

 


Tineke and Christian had been together for some years and decided when that when the got married it would be at an iconic spot high above the city of Seattle with a great view and that made the Space Needle their first choice.

The Seattle Space Needle has to be the iconic building that says Seattle. Their wedding ceremony was held on the Skyline Level of the Space Needle which is 100 feet up in the air with a 360 degree view of Seattle. August  24th was one of those beautiful clear  summer days and the views extended for miles.

Special thanks for assistance to photographer Monica Frisell. Here are my favorite highlights and below them is a slideshow of the complete set of  wedding pictures.

 

Below is a mini-slide show with the complete set of wedding photography highlights from Tineke & Christian’s  Space Needle wedding.  Click on toggle thumbnails to hide them; to start just click on the right arrow on the image.

Here is a link Space Needle Wedding   to the photos that I previewed  on this blog right after the wedding.

Tineke Meeuws and Christian Guerrero have been together for some years and decided to get married. They wanted an iconic spot high above the city with a great view. They decided on one of my favorite spots in the city to get high –  the Space Needle.
The Seattle Space Needle has to be the iconic building that says Seattle. 100 feet up in the air with a 360 degree view of Seattle, their wedding ceremony was held on the Skyline Level of the Space Needle. Here are a few preview images to give you an idea of how it went. We had one of those beautiful clear days of August last Friday and the views were good for miles and miles. See Mount Rainier in the distance behind them in the last shot from the outside observation level of the Space Needle. Here is what the Needle looks like from Queen Anne when it is not painted in the orange paint celebrating the 50th anniversary. More to come as soon as they are all editing and processed.

Sugar Magno and Chris Olivar were married on a Friday night in August at The Seattle Space Needle. It was a wonderful evening on a very special date at a Seattle landmark high above Seattle Center, the location of the World’s Fair in 1962. The Space Needle is 605 feet high and when it was completed it was the tallest structure west of the Mississippi River. The wedding was at the Skyline level but after the ceremony we went up the the observation deck at the top for some photographs.

Reminding me of the popular recent book by author and journalist Stieg Larsson “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo”, Sugar arrived with her beautiful dress ready to slip on which she did with the help of her mom.

The flowers including the bouquet were orchids.

Her Dad and Mom walked her down the aisle.

It was beautiful and intimate ceremony up there at the top of the Space Needle as the sun was starting to set.

This was the largest of the 5 wedding cakes and they were topped with orchids flown in from Hawaii, which is where Sugar and Chris went for their honeymoon.


Sugar and Chris cut the cake which tasted as wonderful as it looks.

Every table was decorated with a bowl of orchids.

Chris and Sugar were toasted by friends and family as they awaited dinner.


The cut of the dress really showed off Sugar’s dragon tattoo. Later on they had a dollar dance and which was as much fun photographing as it was for the family and friends attaching bills to the wedding couple as they danced to the music of the Pacific Islands. The band was fantastic and people danced through the evening.

Sugar and Chris up on top of the observation deck with the city behind them as the sun drops behind the Olympic Mountains.