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.

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Seattle Asian Art Museum Wedding

Seattle Asian Art Museum Wedding

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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

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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.

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Alexis Martinez and AJ Sutera were married in a beautiful and intimate ceremony at the Seattle Asian Art Museum a few years ago, and have decided on the pictures they want to have in their Wedding Photography Album. I am now in the middle of making the prints for their book and thought I would share some of them here. I will highlight a few pictures and include some of them in a mini-slideshow below. Seattle Asian Art Museum is an elegant and sublime location for a wedding. Surrounded by the fantastic Asian Art it is classic, romantic and inspiring. Located in Olmstead-designed Volunteer Park overlooking the city and Elliot Bay, the Seattle Asian Art Museum features a nationally renowned collection of Asian art housed in a historic art deco building.

Below is a mini-slide show with these and some more highlights from Alex and AJ’s Wedding at Seattle Asian Art Museum, check it out. Click on “toggle images” at top right to hide the thumbnails; to start just click on the right arrow on the image.

Seattle photographers Daniel Sheehan, specializes in photojournalism and portrait photography for publications and corporations and Seattle wedding photographers who travel internationally to photograph weddings and other events.

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Fred and Jenn got married with a 50’s Vintage theme at the Asian Art Museum on Saturday March 14th. I posted the panorama group portrait last week and here is a selection of some of the rest. As a Seattle photographer, I was happy to get this shot of the two of them after the ceremony. What a great couple they they are. What I did not know before I photographed their wedding is that vintage weddings are one of the 5 hottest wedding trends of the year.

I guess I should have had a clue before but I know it now. According to a post on the Five Hottest Wedding Trends of 2009 at Your Wedding Dollars website: “Vintage wedding wear! Vintage Style Weddings are hot — from birdcage veils and fascinators (a feathery head cap) to gowns cut on the bias and tea length dresses with huge slips, touches of bygone eras will be everywhere! The 20’s and 50’s will be the most popular decades copied for vintage style weddings. This may be the best way to economize on your wedding day! Why spend several thousand on a dress that screams 2009? Instead, head to your favorite vintage store, look on-line or pair up with a great seamstress and channel your inner diva with a vintage style wedding dress that echoes a golden-era screen siren. Remember, this is where eBay, craigslist and other online “flea markets” become your best friend!”

Anyway here are the photos from Fred and Jenn’s vintage wedding.

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The cake ornament above.

Fred and Jenn were not your typical bride and groom and it was a really fun and different wedding. It is apparent that they are a couple very much in love. Jenn’s children were in attendance and they looked great. Jenn spent quite a long while doing their hair and makeup. Most of the guest got into the spirit and dressed for the occasion.

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Fred and Jenn and their entire wedding party outside on the steps of the Asian Art Museum.

Fred and Jenn had a big to do last month at the Asian Art Museum. What a great place for a wedding. Shooting as a local Seattle photographer, I was happy to get this shot of the two camels on either side of the entrance in the background.

More pictures to be posted here soon. They are now all done.


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