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Deborah & Shawn: A Casual Wedding in Vashon Island, WA

  • A friend’s home, Vashon Island
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Deborah & Shawn in Vashon Island, WA
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Deborah had five bridesmaids. She picked out fabulous bright-colored pink and purple fabric from a neighborhood store and the maids made themselves knee-length, sundresses.
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Though 100 people were in attendance, the ceremony felt incredibly intimate, partially because they incorporated dozens of personal touches. They asked a close friend, who had recently been ordained online, to perform the ceremony.
A friend's property, Vashon Island
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Round tables were topped with floral-patterned linens in vibrant colors: red, pinks, fuchsia, purples, blues, and oranges. To accent their natural surroundings, Deborah topped the tables with small clusters of flowers -- gerbera daisies, dahlias, and more that she purchased at Pike Place Market --in simple bud vases.
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“We wanted a very eclectic and bright feel to our wedding,” she explains. The centerpieces were variety of birdcages she found at thrift stores and antique shops with two beautiful multicolored origami cranes inside each one that she made. It was this unique and personal setting that provided a memorable evening of festivities for all.
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Deborah's paternal grandmother was unable to attend the wedding. In honor of her grandmother, Deborah wore one of her brooches clipped on to the back of her gown
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A friend's property, Vashon Island

Deborah & Shawn in Vashon Island, WA

Deborah and Shawn, who met in a journalism course, couldn’t have written a better script for theirr wedding themselves. The Bride Deborah Lambert, 26, administrative social worker The Groom Shawn Blake, 33, researcher The Date September 4 The couple exchanged their wedding vows on an island that’s just 12 miles long and accessed only by ferryboat. It was the perfect day for a celebration: sunny, warm, relaxing. Friends of theirs, who own property on Vashon Island, had offered ttheir home for the festivities which took place ouside surrounded by both ocian and mountain views.
- Allison Micarelli
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  • A friend’s home, Vashon Island
  • A friend's property, Vashon Island
  • Pike Place Market, Seattle

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