For those of you wondering what happened to my photocasting stuff in the sidebar (as well as the photocast search), sadly my .Mac account expired. I do intend on renewing it, probably when I purchase a MacBook in the next couple months, but for the time being, I have other places I need to spend that money. We’re still trying to recover from the wedding costs. :)
Another few hundred fantastic wedding photos have made their way in. We have about 800 photos now spanning the entire weekend, from rehearsal to reception. And this is not counting the photos from the actual wedding photographers! This was one of the perks of having several friends and family members with an interest in photography and good cameras. I’ll post a couple of my favorite photos below, as well as a link to the Flickr set.
I want to make sure and specifically note the various vendors and professionals we hired at our wedding. Jessica and I feel we got more than our money’s worth out of almost everyone, and I would recommend them to anyone. So, in no particular order:
Seattle Asian Art Museum: The venue for our wedding. It’s not cheap, but it’s one of the most beautiful buildings to throw a party in.
Bon Appetit: SAM’s exclusive caterer. You may think that having to use an exclusive caterer would mean the food quality would be low and/or prices would be high. But you would be wrong. The people at Bon Appetit bent over backwards to get us the food we wanted at a competitive price. The service was outstanding. As an example, we went straight from the ceremony into a private room so we could have 10 minutes to relax before entering the reception. Bon Appetit had set up a small table with food, two different types of wine, candles, and elegant place settings for us to enjoy during our time. Outstanding!
AWI Photography: As I said above, we haven’t yet received our photographs from them (we’re supposed to very soon now). I’ll let you know how they look when we get them, but the service they provided was top-notch. From the engagement photo shoot to the way they conducted their business at the wedding, AWI was wonderful. It also helped that they’re photography style was exactly what we wanted (sort of a photojournalistic style) and they were extremely competitive price-wise.
Aaron Mesaros and band: We really wanted a classy, jazzy, upscale sound for our reception. Aaron and his band fulfilled that desire perfectly! I would highly, highly recommend them to anyone.