July 26th 2014
Tizbee and Stephanie are a couple who complement each other in every way, living a life together that’s grounded in mutual respect but full of laughter and lots of love. Together Tizbee, a high school special education teacher and Stephanie, who works in client services for an online sports apparel company, planned a whimsical backyard wedding to celebrate with family and friends in Seattle, WA.
Both brides walked down the aisle for a ceremony and celebration they describe as “Vintage, whimsical, romantic,” and perfectly fitting to their personalities.
The wedding was a labor of love, with tables custom-made by Tizbee’s father, and plates collected from antique stores and garage sales over the course of a year. The girls in the wedding procession all wore tutus made by the brides.
Why This Venue:
Stephanie: “We really wanted a backyard wedding … but in somebody else’s backyard. The nursery spoke to us from the first visit. Not only that, but the space has a true family spirit. It is a nursery run by a wonderful woman, her family, and volunteers.”
Brides’ Favorite Wedding Memory:
Stephanie: “Looking into her eyes while she read a poem to me during the ceremony- reassuring her that she was doing great!”
Tizbee: “When our friends and family gave speeches during dinner.”
Wedding Song: Ed Sheeren- Thinking Out Loud & Sara Bareilles- Choose You
While their day was “perfect,” both brides admit they would change one thing: They wish they had their entire ceremony recorded. Lucky for us, Kaylen Jay So captured most of the celebration:
As Ma & Pa tell Stephanie & Tizbee, “There’s never a better time for happily ever after.”
Time for a first look …
As a lush ceremony spot awaits the brides.
The ladies’ showcased their own personal styles and were a perfect match from head to toe.
They make it official with a kiss.
Now it’s time to party.
The subtle floral touches enhanced the natural surroundings.
The custom tables add to the personal vibe of the day.
Stephanie, left, and Tizbee get caught up in the moment. Both describe their wedding as “breathtaking.”