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Elena and Jim: Easter Wedding

I thought this would be the perfect week to share Elena and Jim’s wedding. They were married a year ago on Easter. When I asked Elena why they chose to marry on Easter, she explained that 2011 was a rare convergence of Orthodox and Catholic faith. This is significant as the Gregorian calendar, used to honor Orthodox tradition and religious significance, came into rare alignment. Christmas, as the date is fixed instead of the numbered Sunday, as is the case with Easter, can never be on the same day for the two religions. Orthodox Christmas always falls on 7th of January and Western Christmas is on the 25th of December.

We had an Easter egg hunt in the park prior to the ceremony at Columbia Tower and the adults loved it just as much as the kids. And the fun didn’t end there! We also had a magician mingling with guests during the cocktail hour at the reception.

Elena’s parents presented traditional karavay bread to the bride and groom prior to the ceremony. Doesn’t it look delicious?

Every detail of this wedding at Columbia Tower was stunning, from the emerald green and pink color combination to Elena’s haute couture dress, designed by Sergei Ermakov especially for her.

I’d like to thank all of the vendors who made this beautiful wedding happen:

Erin Skipley, Hair and Make up
Pastor John Green
Jim Garner, J. Garner Photography
Aria Style, flowers and linens
Dale Dunning, Wall Street Clothiers
Bonnie Lyons, New Renaissance Cakes
Cookies and Hot Chocolate in the park, Ravishing Radish Catering
Photo Booth at the Reception, 3.2.1. Photo
Grand Event Rentals
Fairmont Hotel Seattle, all guest sleeping rooms
Columbia Tower, Ceremony and Reception
Parsons Garden, Seattle for the Egg Hunt
Pacific NW Limo Service for all our transportation

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