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Laura & Maxwell

Rain-or-shine beach wedding

* Laura, Primary Teacher & Maxwell, Grant Consultant * Photographer: Jonas Seaman (APW Sponsor) * Soundtrack for Reading: “Sea of Love” by Cat Power *

One sentence sum-up of the wedding vibe: Relaxed, fun, gorgeous, wet, lovely, emotional, amazing!

The Info—Photographer: Jonas Seaman (APW Sponsor) / Location: Ketchikan, Alaska / Venues: Refuge Cove Beach and The Red Men Hall / Laura’s Dress: Carolina Herrera’s Botticelli, bought used / Laura’s Shoes: Faryl Robin from Anthropologie / Maxwell’s Suit: Brooks Brothers

Other cool stuff we should know about: The beach wedding was going to happen, rain or shine, and it rained—hard! Friends were sent to town to buy as many umbrellas as they could find. The bride was ushered in on a boat, while the groom and guests waited on the beach. The ceremony was short, sweet, and sometimes funny. It was very personal as it was written together with the bride and groom’s BFF, who ordained the ceremony as well. The vows were super personal, handwritten notes of promise. Friends played and sang “Sea of Love,” and another friend read “Song of the Open Road,” by Walt Whitman.

The reception was confetti filled! The food was all done up potluck style and served with nine King Salmons caught by the groom. Not to mention a gorgeous cheese and cookie spread! Wedding favors doubled as centerpieces; dainty bud vases were collected from thrift stores, wrapped in a satin ribbon with a tag, and stuck with one carnation each. A friend made the cake. There was a man-made photo booth, and the DJ played dance hits until well after 1:00am. The floor was packed! It was simply perfect!

Favorite thing about the wedding: FRIENDS and Family!!!! The turnout was incredible. Smiles and laughter filled the room!

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