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Amanda & Alex: A Casual Wedding in Seattle, WA

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Amanda & Alex in Seattle, WA
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The centerpieces at Amanda and Alex's wedding reception consisted of square glass vases filled with dahlias, hypericum berries, and sliced lemons.
Acanthus Floral Design, Snohomish
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Amanda and Alex's cake was four tiers, and consisted of white chocolate cake with lemon cream cheese filling and a white chocolate cake layer with orange peach schnapps mousse. It also had fresh dahlias and roses.
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"The flowers that I chose for the wedding were comprised mostly of dahlias (they are one of my favorite flowers), freesia for fragrance (one of my mother’s favorite flowers), roses, and hypericum berries,” Amanda says.
Acanthus Floral Design, Snohomish
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The bride, her mother, and her grandmother filled hand-stamped (with the double happiness logo), red Chinese take-out boxes with Rice Krispie treats and Hershey’s Hugs.
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Amanda and Alex added small touches to the reception that included single red dahlias poking out of tiny tin canisters.
Acanthus FLoral Design, Snohomish
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Amanda and Alex were married overlooking the water under a large arbor covered with red, yellow, and orange dahlias (the bride’s favorite flower), which matched the bridesmaid bouquets. “Right as we were finishing our vows, the arbor toppled over,” says Amanda, who couldn’t have cared less as it further opened up a view to their guests of the great ...
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Amanda's bridesmaids donned strapless chiffon empire-waist gowns in a rich red color by After Six. They also carried red, yellow, and orange bouquets.
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Amanda & Alex in Seattle, WA

“We really wanted to incorporate Alex’s heritage into our ceremony and reception and make his family feel comfortable,” says Amanda. “Alex is Chinese, and in his culture red is a very important color -- it brings good luck. So, our primary color was red.” The Bride Amanda VanderSys, 26 The Groom Alex Soh, 26 The Date August 7 This color of good fortune turned up everywhere, from the invites to the flowers and favors. It even made a strong statement at their ceremony spot.
- Allison Micarelli
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  • Acanthus Floral Design, Snohomish
  • Acanthus FLoral Design, Snohomish

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