Sean & Jessica had the most beautiful intimate garden wedding here in Olympia, Washington. From start to finish, the day was filled with sentimental touches that made one moment after the next so unique and beautiful. One such detail was this incredible hand-built altar.
Sean is a lineman, as are several of his groomsmen. These guys work tirelessly in their field, and it has played a huge role in Sean’s life and in some of his most important relationships. It was only fitting that this part of who he is be incorporated into the wedding in some way. With the help of some of their dearest friends, Sean & Jessica created this gorgeous custom altar for their ceremony. The cross-arms are a specific piece of wood to hold insulators that power line tie into. The bells are called dead end bells, and are used for isolating energized wire. Every single piece, from the wood to the bolts, screws, and cross-arms are all a part of Sean’s trade. As unique and incredible this piece of art is, the real value is the love it represents; the work that went into creating it, with attention given to the role of each piece, and the acknowledgement of his career and how it’s impacted, challenged and shaped his and Jessica’s love for each other. These are the details I live for!
Jessica wore a gorgeous Stella York gown and I love that she wore a bracelet that Sean gifted her earlier in their dating journey. To say she was stunning is an understatement! While the trend of bridesmaids being in different dresses has been around a while, this is the first time I have seen the groom in a different color than the groomsmen and I LOVED how these guys pulled the look off! They were a dapper, lively, bunch and I know it meant a great deal to Sean to have them each by his side.
Another really special and unique part of this day was a ‘first look’ with the bridesmaids! The suspense was absolutely killing these ladies as they waited to see Jessica for the first time, and their reactions were simply priceless and from the heart. Seeing them shower her with love through tears of joy was one of my favorite moments of the day.
Sean & Jessica, working with you over this last year has been SO MUCH FUN and I am overjoyed that you took the leap “from puka shells to wedding bells!”… Congrats you two!
Photography | Janet Lin Photography
Brides Dress | New Beginnings Bridal Studio
Bridesmaids | Something Blue Bridal Boutique
Grooms & Groomsmen Attire | Men’s Wearhouse
Invitations | Dandylion Paper
Hair & Make Up | Lisa Marie - LoneStar Salon
Florals & Coordination | Beth Gordon
Ceremony Musician | Nicholas Hollander