Vanessa and Rav - A Classic Church Wedding - July 2, 2011

The Details

Photographer: f7 photography

Ceremony Location: St Anthony's Church, Renton

Reception Location: Renton Pavilion Events Center

Dress and Bridal Salon: Demetrios Bride

Tux: Men's Wearhouse

Hair Stylist: Salon Maison

Makeup Artist: Salon Maison

Florist: April Showers

Rings: Fred Meyer Jewelry

Invitations: Costco

Cake: Suzie's Cake Creations

Caterer: Rainy City Catering

Transportation: Creative Bus

Entertainment: DJ OZ

Coordinator: Events in the City

Officiant: Father Gary Zender

Honeymoon: Puerto Rico

Vanessa and Rav were married on July 2, 2011 at their church in Renton and brought their Filipino culture into the ceremony with the rope, veil and coin ceremony. We always enjoy it when we get to experience other cultures in weddings as the symbolism represented is so heartfelt. They held their reception following the ceremony in Renton at what used to be the Spirit of Washington Event Center now renamed the Renton Pavilion Event Center.

We actually met Vanessa and Rav as wedding attendants in Jamie and Sam's wedding that we photographed last year. Almost a year to the day. We were so honored that they had so much fun in the wedding party that they wanted us to capture their own wedding. It was extra fun for us because we knew a lot of the crew.

Vanessa and Rav wanted to spend most of their wedding day together so the girls started getting ready at 6am and the guys played basketball at the same time. We had our first look at the Hyatt at Olive and 8 in Seattle at 10:30 in the morning and then all boarded a party bus to have a super fun time in the city taking pictures before heading to the Church to get married. We took the crew to the Olympic Sculpture Park and Pioneer Square. They are actually the last group we could take to our favorite alley in the city as construction started there a week later and the cool brick wall and "no parking" driveway are now gone. It was really sad for Jeff and I as we really love the texture and personality of that area, but at least we were able to take Vanessa and Rav there!

We had an amazing time being a part of their wedding and capturing so many wonderful and fun moments...these are just some of our favs from the day.

Their wedding colors were so bright and cheery. Very summer. Very fun. My favorite detail were the japanese lanterns they hung over the dance floor. They really made the room come alive.

We had a pretty early start time, but it was totally worth it. Even the guys chose to play basketball over sleeping in!

How adorable are these two? They even have a combined name "RavNess"!!

Vanessa and Rav had 18 people in their wedding party and we had such a blast with all of them running around Seattle. They were all so willing to play around that it just made the day that much more fun for us and Vanessa and Rav.

It really was a wonderfully traditional Catholic and Filipino ceremony with the family involved.

The stage was set right at the beginning that this would be a fun and festive party when the bride and groom entered and did a choreographed dance to "Apache" by the Sugarhill Gang! Of course the song was in my head for the next week after their wedding. :-)

We hope you enjoyed Vanessa and Rav's wedding as much as we did, please let us know what you think.



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