A few months ago my friend Carlo texted me and asked me for my address. He and his darling girlfriend Kelsey had recently gotten engaged and he was going to send me a save the date. I ended up asking A if she wanted to come with and enjoy a fun girls weekend in Seattle. We flew in to Seattle Friday night after work. We picked up a rental car, stopped by our Airbnb and ended up eating a tasty dinner down the street.
Saturday morning we woke up super early #teacherlife and decided to walk the 2 miles to Pike Market. We got there right as they were opening everything up, and enjoyed the market with little to no crowds.
We picked up a little of everything, from bbq pork buns, to freshly baked bread. It was grey, cold and windy but the rain held off until later in the day which was nice. My favorite food stop was the Crumpet shop, a place I used to frequent often when I lived on Capitol Hill. I remember long-boarding down to pikes and getting a big pot of tea and a few crumpets and working on homework in a tiny corner at the front of the shop.
From there we walked back to our airbnb to get all gussied up the for wedding at Seattle University in the chapel. We had stayed up late the night before at our dinner, and needed some coffee to last the second half of the day. We stopped at Stumptown which was a block away from SU campus on our way to the chapel.
The ceremony was lovely. We actually walked in right as the couple was doing the first look in the chapel, which was so sweet to watch. They both looked so happy.
After, they walked over to the chapel bells and actually rang them. It was kinda funny and pretty awesome to hear. You can actually watch it here as I took a quick video of them. 🙂
From there we drove to the reception at the Center for Urban Horticulture. It was a beautiful location, and the rain held off until just after dinner. It sprinkled as we sat down and a little during dessert. The cake was gorgeous, as was the table decor.
I was able to say hi to Carlo just before dinner and hear a little bit about their move to Buffalo as Kelsey starts grad school soon. I can’t wait to hear all about their adventures.
We drove back to our hotel, and I ended up meeting up with an old college friend to hear him play piano at a restaurant. I met some of his friends and stayed up so late! A and I got up early the next morning, walked back to Pike’s to get some tasty plane food and then left for the airport. It was a super short weekend there, but I’m so glad I was able to make it to the wedding. Congratulations Carlo and Kelsey, I’m so happy for you, and was glad that I was able to be there on your beautiful day!