*NEW* Colleen & Cam: A College Crush Leads to Hometown Vows in Seattle

by Allison Micarelli

Colleen Cronway was a college freshman when she laid eyes on fellow student Cameron Sheehan -- she had a crush on him from that point forward. The two were finally introduced by mutual friends, but Cam's graduation and subsequent move kept the two apart. Three years later, Cam phoned Colleen out of the blue and they immediately began dating. They were engaged a year later, and six months after that they married in Colleen's hometown of Seattle.

The Date October 30

Ceremony Site The ceremony was held at Assumption Catholic Church, where Colleen had been baptized. (206) 522-7674, Seattle

Reception Site The reception was held at the Dome Room in downtown Seattle. The ballroom got a chic autumnal makeover with hurricane-lamp centerpieces, tons of candlelight, and fresh fruit accents. (206) 328-2195

PhotographyDani Weiss Photography

Videography Delacosta Productions (206) 322-7986

Officiant Father Oliver Duggan, Assumption Catholic Church

Gown The bride chose an ivory Vera Wang lace mermaid gown. "It is a very classic style that I hope a daughter of mine will wear someday!" Colleen says. Marcella's La Boutique (206) 264-0700

Veil Colleen accented her fingertip-length veil from Marcella's La Boutique with a headpiece by Paris. She also wore the diamond cross that her maternal great-grandmother had worn on her wedding day, in 1909, as well as her paternal grandmother's diamond earrings.

Hair and Makeup Gene Juarez Salon & Spa (425) 455-5511, Bellevue Galleria, Bellevue

Bridesmaid Dresses All seven bridesmaids wore black halter-style Vera Wang dresses from Marcella's La Boutique.

Formalwear The six groomsmen rented their Oscar de la Renta tuxedos from the Tuxedo Club (425) 822-2384, Kirkland

Invitations "I loved my invites! They were so elegant," Colleen says. Classic cream-color square invites from Encore Studios. For the table numbers, the bride and groom used Seattle landmarks: "My bridesmaids and I took pictures of the Space Needle, Pike Place Market, and more to place on the 23 tables," Colleen says. Stacey Eastern, You Name It (425) 653-5890

Flowers Kelley Godfrey used vibrant jewel tones for all of the bouquets. The bride carried all-white but the bridesmaids carried colorful bouquets of roses, mini calla lilies, and orange freesia. Kelley and Company (206) 849-0516

CateringPyramid Catering (206) 691-9918

Music The pair entered the reception to U2's "Beautiful Day" and had their first dance to "At Last," by Etta James. Creative Sound (206) 242-3412

Cake Sharon's Catering & Cakes (425) 747-2610, Bellevue

Accommodations W Seattle (206) 264-6000

Honeymoon Ten days in Paris!

--Allison Micarelli
Photography © Dani Weiss Photography

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