A Yellow Backyard Wedding at a Private Residence in Maple Valley, Washington

Jessica Wallsinger (39, a bartender) and Michael Passig (38, a cement mason) met while Jessica was working and relentlessly pursued her until she agreed to set up a play date for their children to meet. Throughout the summer, the kids would get together and, as a result, Jessica and Michael became much closer. When the New Year came around, Jessica and Michael celebrated the holiday with making their relationship official. For Valentines Day, Michael took Jessica out for dinner and a romantic gondola ride in Seattle, Washington. As Jessica was distracted taking pictures, she turned to Michael and he was down on one knee with a beautiful diamond ring. The couple had their wedding at Michael’s father’s home at the bank of Cedar River, with two acres surrounded by trees. The rustic, country wedding was decorated with wooden elements that Michael built himself, ranging from the dining tables to the bar and even the sweetheart table that had the couple’s initials “M+J” carved into it. Jessica’s favorite flower were ditch daisies, which accented the outdoor venue as well as served as the inspiration for the yellow color palette accented with blue shades. Mason jars were used as vases and candleholders, and handmade pine box centerpieces decorated tables with burlap runners. The dance floor was made with five gallons of gravel and wooden posts that held up string lights, creating a magical space to dance the night away!