Urban Elopement Among the Skyscrapers of Seattle

Aaron and Kendra met at their local supermarket. Since that day they have been at each other sides, and one beautiful spring day they finally got the chance to say yes to each other. They chose to combine their elopement with a wedding party, and brought an officiator and photographer Arlene Chambers Photography to a beautiful wedding site before going back to Kendra’s parent’s garden to celebrate with friends. What a smart combination of you both want to elope and have a wedding reception!

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in the words of photographer Arlene Chambers

Aaron and Kendra both longed to start a family together, they knew our engagement would be right around the corner and then SURPRISE- that little white stick came back positive and their family was going to start right then and there. They slowly spread the news, slightly hesitant because of some shame that they were experiencing, but this little bundle of joy was reshaping all they knew.

With baby Olson quickly growing they decided there is no time like the present so, in 3 weeks they put together an elopement and family celebration to follow. If it weren’t for all the loving hearts and hands surrounding them, there would have been no way to pull it off. They knew they wanted something small and then Aaron said “but I want to host a party for everyone” so they got to work contacting incredible vendors who sacrificed plans and rearranged schedules to accommodate their last minute elopement and reception. Kendra’s mom helped her pool ideas together and started creating a vision for the day. Friends didn’t hesitate to offer their beautiful decorating assistance.

They decided a tent in her parents driveway would be a good option, so her family spent 3 weeks revamping the yard and sacrificing every afternoon and weekend to get everything organized and into shape. Kendra’s dad, a world-renowned chef, offered to cook the meal for everyone. He made his famous, salmon. His friends manned the BBQ’s and hosted guests while they were in Seattle at Kingstreet Station saying I DO.

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Photographer: Arlene Chambers Photography
Location: King Street Station
Suit: The Black Tux
Design and decorations: Juliet + Lou
Wedding dress: BHLDN