A Historic Ballroom Wedding at The Arctic Club Seattle in Seattle, Washington

Shantelle Dinsmore (26 and a dean of students) and Alex Dinsmore (25 and a production worker) met their freshman year while attending Central Washingt

Shantelle Dinsmore (26 and a dean of students) and Alex Dinsmore (25 and a production worker) met their freshman year while attending Central Washington University (CWU). One day Shantelle and her friend heard screaming in their dorm, which ended up being Alex and his friends playing video games. The girls started up a conversation and hung out with them for a couple of hours, which led to Shantelle and Alex exchanging numbers. Five years later, the couple attended the CWU homecoming game with some friends. Since they had time before the game, they decided to visit their freshman dorm for old times sake. As they were taking pictures inside the building, Shantelle turned around to see Alex down on one knee. The couple had their classical themed wedding inside the elegant ballroom at The Arctic Club Seattle  a historic building located in Seattle, Washington. The gold, black and coral color palette decorated the ceremony space that was later flipped into the reception, with a downstairs cocktail hour in between. The gold aisle runner was lined with a variety of vases filled with roses, surrounded by candles and rose petals on the ground. After the ceremony, their florist took the aisle decorations and turned them into centerpieces on dining tables sprinkled with rose petals. Also at the reception, a table had an assortment of flip flops in all sizes for guests to change into when dancing. “The Arctic Club said they had never seen so many people still dancing at a wedding at 1 a.m. in the morning,” says Shantelle.

Set of Silver Traditional Wedding Rings
Shantelle wore a pair of bright coral heels that were purchased from Charlotte Russe.
“I wanted a classic look that fit my body perfectly,” says Shantelle. “It was an off-white Pronovias dress that had a Tejido external fabric and was mermaid shaped, accented with a lot of lace. I wore a cathedral style veil that had little rhinestones on the edges. Since it was winter I had a fur shawl that I wore over it for pictures.”
“It [the venue] really reminds you of the olden days,” says Shantelle. “The ballroom has these beautiful glass pieces on the ceiling, and the entire room is in the shape of a dome. In the center, there is a huge beautiful chandelier.”
The flower girl was dressed in an ivory dress and held her basket as she walked down the ceremonial aisle with the ring bearer, who wore a classic black tuxedo with a bow tie.
Shantelle and Alex shared their first kiss at the altar inside The Arctic Club Seattle ballroom.
“My bridesmaids had coral high-low halter dresses with a gold brooch,” says Shantelle “They wore strappy gold open-toed heels and they could design their hair how they wanted."
Shantelle and Alex stood on the steps of their venue with the entire wedding party behind them. The groom and his groomsmen wore classic black tuxedos draped with traditional leis from the ceremony, and the bridesmaids wore coral long bridesmaid dresses.
Shantelle and Alex Kissing, Wedding Venue
Classis Couple Shot Inside Wedding Venue
Ivory dining tables had matching napkins and were decorated with a coral flower centerpiece.
Round Ivory Linens on Dining Table
The three-tiered ivory wedding cake was decorated in coral and ivory lilies. “The first layer was chocolate with raspberry filling, the middle was an Oreo cake and the top layer was red velvet,” says Shantelle. “It had butter cream frosting along with lilies and gold ribbon at the base.”
Shantelle and Alex First Dance