Real Wedding: Kerry Russell & Chris Chartier

Home Style | September 12, 2015 | Photographs by Shirock Photography

NAMES Kerry Russell and Chris Chartier LIVE IN The West Haven-Sylvan neighborhood OCCUPATIONS She’s a dental sales representative; he’s a supply planning operations lead at Nike HOW THEY MET At a mutual friend’s Christmas party THE PROPOSAL Chris made the ask at the top of Mount Titlis in Switzerland REHEARSAL DINNER The couple didn’t have a wedding party, so they opted for an intimate meal with just their parents at Irving Street Kitchen NUMBER OF GUESTS 120 COLORS White and gold THEME Midcentury-modern chic, a.k.a. Palm Springs meets the Northwest FLOWERS Green and gold succulents in square birch boxes for décor and a bouquet of green and purple succulents with vibrant yellow craspedia DIY HIGHLIGHTS The pair hosted their wedding at their home, which required substantial remodeling and landscaping. They also made a chalkboard-wall guest book in their entryway and painted two yard flamingos gold for a little Palm Springs flair. Chris’s father made the gold starburst for the altar. MENU A Koi Fusion food truck dished up customizable Seoul Sliders, K-Dogs, kimchi quesadillas, tacos, and more DRINKS A signature mai tai as a nod to ’60s tiki bars, plus local beer, wine, and bubbly DESSERT A vanilla buttercream cutting cake atop tiers of French vanilla cake pops dipped in Belgian white chocolate and garnished with candy pearls FAVORITE RECEPTION DETAIL The music—their DJ was an expert at reading the crowd and setting the mood. He also spontaneously mixed the perfect soundtrack for the Rose City Rain Drops’ final synchronized swimming performance with glowing orbs of light. FIRST DANCE SONG “La Vie En Rose” by Daniela Andrade WHAT THEY’D DO DIFFERENTLY Invite all of their awesome neighbors to the wedding—everyone was so understanding about the noise and limited parking on the wedding day THE DAY IN THREE WORDS Epic, stylish, unique HONEYMOON Maui

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If your venue allows it, consider food-truck catering. It’s a delicious, cost-effective, and memorable way to feed your guests. —Kerry Russell

Photography: Shirock Photography
Catering: Koi Fusion
Dessert: Laurie Clarke Cakes
Flowers: Kristin Leblanc of New Seasons Market Cedar Hills
Music: DJ Mr. Mumu
Synchronized Swimmers: Rose City Rain Drops
Rentals: The Party Place | Portland Wedding Lights
Gown & Veil: Katie May in Los Angeles
Alterations: Custom Fit to You at the Bridal Loft
Bride’s Accessories: Pour La Victoire (shoes) | Dana Rebecca Designs (necklace)
Groom’s Formal Wear: Bartorelli from Collier
RingsKassab Jewelers
Hair: Albina Vityuk Amrani
Makeup: Kirstie Wight Makeup Artist
Rehearsal Dinner: Irving Street Kitchen
Paper Goods: Revel Flair
Registry: Crate & Barrel | Williams-Sonoma