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Real Wedding: Lacey Axemaker & Paco O’Keefe

Rose City Fairy Tale | December 8, 2013 | Photographs by Stephanie Kaloi Photography

11475140075_057a29541a_oNAMES Lacey Axemaker and Paco O’Keefe LIVE IN Los Angeles (they moved shortly after their I do’s) OCCUPATIONS She’s a graphic designer; he’s a barber HOW THEY MET ’80s Night at the Fez Ballroom HOW THEY GOT ENGAGED Paco proposed on the Mark Twain Riverboat at their “favorite place in the world: Disneyland” NUMBER OF GUESTS 75 COLORS Black, white, and pale pink THEME “Us,” a.k.a. things that make them happy: Disneyland, Elvis, tattoos, sprinkles, favorite cocktails, photo booths, their cats, great food, ’80s music, balloons, confetti, sparklers, and more FLOWERS Roses, ranunculus, anemones, dusty miller, and baby’s breath, arranged by the bride’s sister DIY HIGHLIGHTS A friend built the altar’s heart marquee, Paco made Tangled-inspired paper lanterns to hang above it, and Lacey designed the reception’s paper goods MENU Three stations: Alaska (Lacey’s home state), with items like crab legs and caribou; California (Paco’s home state), with avocado and asparagus salads; New Orleans Square/Disneyland, with the park’s famous gumbo CAKE FLAVORS Tiers of pink Champagne, lavender, and low-sugar chocolate chip chipotle (Paco has type 1 diabetes), plus a bananas foster sheet cake FAVORITE DETAIL Their self-written vows—they each independently included a promise to protect the other in a zombie apocalypse FIRST DANCE SONG “Love Me Tender” performed by an Elvis impersonator FAVORS Temporary tattoos of the couple designed by Atlas Tattoo’s Jerry Ware, who also gave the couple real heart tattoos on their ring fingers during the cocktail hour! PACO’S ADVICE Plan a wedding-talk-free date night every week to remind you why you’re getting married in the first place THE DAY IN THREE WORDS Fun, beautiful, awesome HONEYMOON Disneyland

Focusing funds on our dream venue, food, and photography first got them checked off the list, so we could move on to extras like an Elvis impersonator. 

—Lacey Axemaker


Vendor List

CEREMONY & RECEPTION Union/Pine

CATERING The Lamb’s Table

RENTALS Barclay Event Rentals, Events Etc NWSomething Borrowed

WEDDING PLANNER Donna Cole with Pearl and Roses Wedding Planning

PHOTOGRAPHY Stephanie Kaloi Photography

VIDEOGRAPHY Levy Moroshan Photography

CAKE Pastrygirl

GOWN Sottero and Midgley from Bridal Exclusives

ALTERATIONS Custom Fit to You

VEIL, HAIR BOW & SASH C.R.Boggs Designs on Etsy

PUMPS Self-customized Pinup Couture from pinupgirlclothing.com

GROOM’S FORMAL WEAR Alfani from Macy’s

BRIDESMAIDS’ DRESSES Unique-vintage.com

GROOMSMEN’S ATTIRE H&M

RINGS Kay Jewelers, Morgan Jewelers

HAIR & MAKEUP Caprice Hammon Styling

DJ Stumptown DJs

ELVIS IMPERSONATOR Mark Stevenz

BALLOONS Pacific Balloon Co

TRANSPORTATION The-Trolley

REHEARSAL DINNER Kells Irish Restaurant & Pub

HOTEL FOR GUESTS Hotel deLuxe

TRAVEL AGENT Mindy Marzec with Budget Fairy Tale Travel

REGISTRY Honeyfund

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