A Romantic Waterfront Wedding at The Edgewater Hotel in Seattle, Washington
With future plans to host an over-the-top wedding in China, Hairong Cao and Yutian Zhu planned an intimate destination celebration for close friends in Seattle. They chose The Edgewater Hotel for its stunning views of the Pacific Ocean, downtown Seattle and the Olympic Mountains. The color palette of the day was pink, gray and white, accentuated with whimsical flower arrangements. The ceremony took place beneath a wedding arch of branches and pink roses. "Our ceremonial arch resembled the willow trees along the river bank in Jiangsu (the couple's hometown in China) and also had a touch of a small European town vibe," Hairong says. She stunned in an elegant ball gown with a full tulle skirt, while Yutian looked dapper in a navy suit. The reception took place in a small room inside the hotel, and the overall wedding vision was romantic and soft with touches of nostalgia. The tablescape, for example, consisted of metallic gold, chiffon silk and lace accents, while the wedding cake featured soft flower appliqués with fondant.