Lisa & Aaron: A Formal Wedding in Seattle, WA

Lisa and Aaron tied the knot in a gorgeous, Gothic-style Catholic church and followed with a reception in the striking 2004 Seattle Home of the Year (owned, conveniently, by the groom’s uncle). The Bride Lisa Collins The Groom Aaron Jennings The Date June 11 It took ten years of friendship between Lisa Collins and Shelly Jennings before Lisa was, by chance, introduced to Shelly’s very eligible older brother, Aaron. He had stopped by to rescue his brother-in-law from a baby shower hosted in Shelly’s honor and, even in observing their brief first encounter, Aaron’s sister noticed the obvious attraction. She quickly set them up -- with no disagreement from the smitten pair -- and since then the couple has been virtually inseparable, and never short of romance. Lisa and Aaron spent their first of many weekends together at the Jennings’ family home on Lopez Island, where they indulged in decadent dinners, drank lots of wine, and took leisurely walks along the shore. Seven months later, Aaron, 32 and a vice president of strategic development, proposed to Lisa, 28 and a health-care management account executive, on a whirlwind tour through Germany. The fairytale moment took place during a horse-drawn carriage ride down a snowy mountain after a visit to a historic German castle.