Axis Pioneer Square Wedding | Karissa + Alex

In honor of these lovebirds celebrating their one year anniversary a few weeks ago, we had to share Karissa + Alex’s Axis Pioneer Square wedding with you!

Axis Pioneer Square Wedding in Seattle | Seattle wedding photo location: Pioneer Square | Perfectly Posh Events, Seattle Wedding Planner | Roland Hale Photography

It was clear upon sitting down with them for the first time that they adored each other, and were adamant their wedding day be threefold: fun, elegant, and intimate. We would learn throughout the planning process that Alex is laid back and a jokester {and proud of his alma mater- Go Cougs!}, and Karissa is composed and kind. There was so much laughing whenever we got together to dream and plan, and their wedding day was no different– except maybe a few more tears. We also learned Alex is a softie. :)Axis Pioneer Square Wedding in Seattle | Custom design tear-drop wedding ring in rose gold | Perfectly Posh Events, Seattle Wedding Planner | Roland Hale PhotographyAxis Pioneer Square Wedding in Seattle | Clever ways to incorporate alma maters into your wedding: WSU Cougar cuff links | Perfectly Posh Events, Seattle Wedding Planner | Roland Hale Photography

Karissa got dolled up with her gals at Alexis Hotel before being whisked away in a vintage Rolls Royce to her first look with Alex.Axis Pioneer Square Wedding in Seattle | Wedding party getting ready photos in colorful robes | Perfectly Posh Events, Seattle Wedding Planner | Roland Hale PhotographyAxis Pioneer Square Wedding in Seattle | Seattle bride getting ready in classic, sleek wedding gown with beaded belt | Perfectly Posh Events, Seattle Wedding Planner | Roland Hale PhotographyAxis Pioneer Square Wedding in Seattle | Seattle groom getting ready | Perfectly Posh Events, Seattle Wedding Planner | Roland Hale PhotographyAxis Pioneer Square Wedding in Seattle | Vintage Rolls Royce rental cars in Seattle | Perfectly Posh Events, Seattle Wedding Planner | Roland Hale Photography | British Motor Coach; Vintage Car Rental, SeattleAxis Pioneer Square Wedding in Seattle | Vintage Rolls Royce rental cars for wedding in Seattle | Perfectly Posh Events, Seattle Wedding Planner | Roland Hale Photography | British Motor Coach; Vintage Car Rental, Seattle

Gas Works Park was the perfect location for Seattle to show off how beautiful it can be; even when the skies are gray!

Axis Pioneer Square Wedding in Seattle | White and blush round bridal bouquet with peonies, garden roses, and anemones | Perfectly Posh Events, Seattle Wedding Planner | Roland Hale Photography | Floral Design by Sugar Pine {Formerly known as Butter & Bloom}Axis Pioneer Square Wedding in Seattle | Seattle wedding photo location: Gas Works Park, Seattle | Perfectly Posh Events, Seattle Wedding Planner | Roland Hale Photography | Floral Design by Sugar Pine {Formerly known as Butter & Bloom}Axis Pioneer Square Wedding in Seattle | Seattle wedding photo location: Aurora Bridge, Seattle | Perfectly Posh Events, Seattle Wedding Planner | Roland Hale Photography | British Motor Coach; Vintage Car Rental, SeattleAxis Pioneer Square Wedding in Seattle | Seattle wedding photo location: Aurora Bridge, Seattle | Perfectly Posh Events, Seattle Wedding Planner | Roland Hale PhotographyAxis Pioneer Square Wedding in Seattle | Seattle wedding photo location: Gas Works Park, Seattle | Perfectly Posh Events, Seattle Wedding Planner | Roland Hale Photography | Floral Design by Sugar Pine {Formerly known as Butter & Bloom}They arrived at Axis via the back alley for what Karissa called an “intimate grand entrance!” where they were greeted by their friends and family with cheers, whistles, and gold confetti! We’ve never seen this done before, but loved the special moment it was for their families to see K+A together for the first time on their wedding day!Axis Pioneer Square Wedding in Seattle | Intimate grand entrance with friends, family, and confetti at back alley of Axis Pioneer Square | Perfectly Posh Events, Seattle Wedding Planner | Roland Hale Photography

Opting for a timeless look, K+A  chose ivory, black, and gold accents as their wedding colors. The bridesmaids donned different styles of gold dresses, and the men looked dapper in black suits + ties.Axis Pioneer Square Wedding in Seattle | Seattle wedding party photo location: Pioneer Square | Perfectly Posh Events, Seattle Wedding Planner | Roland Hale PhotographyAxis Pioneer Square Wedding in Seattle | Seattle wedding party photo location: Pioneer Square | Perfectly Posh Events, Seattle Wedding Planner | Roland Hale PhotographyAxis Pioneer Square Wedding in Seattle | Seattle wedding party photo location: Pioneer Square | Perfectly Posh Events, Seattle Wedding Planner | Roland Hale Photography

The ceremony was breathtaking; with lush, ivory drapes framing the two, complete with crawling vines and a glowing chandelier overhead. Our favorite part of the whole day was watching Alex bury his face in his hands as Karissa walked down the aisle; we told you Alex was a softie! He cried good tears most of the ceremony. Their ceremony was so personal to them and their supportive and loving relationship.  Axis Pioneer Square Wedding in Seattle | Elegant chandelier and drapery ceremony altar against brick wall at Axis Pioneer Square | Perfectly Posh Events, Seattle Wedding Planner | Roland Hale Photography | Floral Design by Sugar Pine {Formerly known as Butter & Bloom} | Drapery Installed by Prop Gallery | Chandelier Rental from Vintage AmbianceAxis Pioneer Square Wedding in Seattle | Elegant chandelier and drapery ceremony altar against brick wall at Axis Pioneer Square | Perfectly Posh Events, Seattle Wedding Planner | Roland Hale Photography | Floral Design by Sugar Pine {Formerly known as Butter & Bloom} | Drapery Installed by Prop Gallery | Chandelier Rental from Vintage Ambiance

From then on it was a celebration! Drinks were flowing, food was passing, and music was playing! They had a mini grand entrance at the beginning of cocktail hour, where they said “Thank You” and had their first dance! From there, dinner was served buffet style, and Karissa + Alex enjoyed their own sweetheart table under the re­purposed ceremony chandelier. A personal touch they added were their table names; they were all named different cities that have significant meanings to the couple. Like where they met, their first date, places they’ve been together, etc.  Axis Pioneer Square Wedding in Seattle | Signature Cocktail calligraphy sign for bar at a wedding | Perfectly Posh Events, Seattle Wedding Planner | Roland Hale PhotographyAxis Pioneer Square Wedding in Seattle | Elegant black and gold reception at Axis Pioneer Square | Perfectly Posh Events, Seattle Wedding Planner | Roland Hale Photography | Floral Design by Sugar Pine {Formerly known as Butter & Bloom} | Light Installation by Crimson Haze | Drapery Installed by Prop Gallery | Chandelier Rental from Vintage AmbianceAxis Pioneer Square Wedding in Seattle | Table name alternative: names of significant places to the couple; places they've been, where their first date was, etc. | Perfectly Posh Events, Seattle Wedding Planner | Roland Hale Photography | Floral Design by Sugar Pine {Formerly known as Butter & Bloom} | Sign Rental from Vintage AmbianceAxis Pioneer Square Wedding in Seattle | Sparkler cake topper atop two tiered white buttercream frosted wedding cake | Perfectly Posh Events, Seattle Wedding Planner | Roland Hale Photography | Cake & Floral Design by Sugar Pine {Formerly known as Butter & Bloom}

In lieu of a garter toss, the groom sported a crimson jersey as he threw a nerf football wrapped with a WSU Cougars bowtie to all of his single buddies! The DJ even played the WSU Fight Song to be more thematic. Karissa + Alex’s guests came to party! The music was awesome, and the bar was stocked. They were set for a great night! At the close of the evening, Karissa + Alex were sent off to their new lives together with a sparkler exit, and drove off as newlyweds in their Rolls Royce. Axis Pioneer Square Wedding in Seattle | Clever ways to incorporate alma maters into your wedding - WSU Cougar bowtie toss | Perfectly Posh Events, Seattle Wedding Planner | Roland Hale PhotographyAxis Pioneer Square Wedding in Seattle | VW Bus photo booth the back alley of Axis Pioneer Square | Perfectly Posh Events, Seattle Wedding Planner | Roland Hale Photography | Shutter Bus & Co. Photo BoothAxis Pioneer Square Wedding in Seattle | VW Bus photo booth the back alley of Axis Pioneer Square | Perfectly Posh Events, Seattle Wedding Planner | Roland Hale Photography | Shutter Bus & Co. Photo BoothAxis Pioneer Square Wedding in Seattle | Sparkler exit in the back alley of Axis Pioneer Square | Perfectly Posh Events, Seattle Wedding Planner | Roland Hale Photography

We had so much fun celebrating with you, Karissa + Alex. Happy belated anniversary, and cheers to many, many more! Let’s hit up happy hour soon.Axis Pioneer Square Wedding in Seattle | Sparkler exit in the back alley of Axis Pioneer Square | Perfectly Posh Events, Seattle Wedding Planner | Roland Hale PhotographyPhoto Credit | Roland Hale Photography

Watch their sweet, sweet video from First & Foremost Productions! Grab a tissue!

Until next time!

~Danae


Fabulous Wedding Professionals

Planning + Coordination | Danae with Perfectly Posh Events
Photographer | Roland Hale Photography
Videographer | First & Foremost Productions
Caterer | Ravishing Radish
Florist | Sugar Pine {Formerly known as Butter & Bloom}
DJ | Tony Schwartz
Rentals | CORT, Vintage Ambiance
Stationery | Family Friend
Transportation | British Motor Coach
Photo Booth | Shutter Bus Co. Photo Booth

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