by Scott Johnson
Lei Wedding on 9/15/18 at Bell Harbor International Conference Center in Seattle, Wa
Music licensed from –
Song Freedom – songfreedom.com
The Music Bed – themusicbed.com
Boasting some unforgettable views of pretty much every major highlight in Seattle: Mt. Rainier, Elliott Bay, the Olympics and the city skyline in general, Bell Harbor International Conference Center is one of Seattle’s premiere wedding venues. Located on the waterfront just north of Pike Place Market, this large and very customizable venue was the perfect spot for Elaine and Aaron to tie the knot surrounded by all of their family and friends.
Midway through September, we met at Bell Harbor to witness the wedding of Aaron and Elaine. Poised right in the month where Seattle just doesn’t know what to do with itself—whether to stay summer a little longer or change—we were lucky enough to have some blue in the skies even if there were some clouds. No matter, that’s what indoor ceremonies are for.
A morning of getting ready saw some vibrant colors come out, not by any means your typical wedding tones. The boys rocked yellow shirts while Aaron whipped on a flashy red jacket, matching his bride-to-be. Some fun games outside the bride’s house got the boys all close and personal, while the ladies watched them do some push-ups. Finally, Aaron was able to head in to meet his bride, and soon they were itching for some photos.
Everyone else joined in on the shenanigans, with beaming smiles shining bright. Keeping with Filipino traditions, there was a freshly roasted pig to be had, while the anxious bride and groom continued through the other traditions as they worked their way to the big ceremony. After some exchanging of jewelry, and a few more traditions, it was time to head to the conference center.
In the wide open ceremony hall, Aaron and Elaine met to be married. The broad bay windows behind them illuminated the area. Looking slick as can be in his red suit, and beautiful as ever in her dress, Aaron and Elaine committed their love and lives to each other, surrounded by everyone they love. The traditional Filipino ceremony was full of so many wonderful traditions, check them out!
Following the ceremony, excitement was coursing through the air. With more group photos to come, the ladies and gents were all just having the time of their lives. Roaming around the conference center with tons of light letting in through the hundreds of windows made our jobs easy, but it made everyone else look even better!
Returning for the reception, some truly excellent speeches (particularly from Aaron’s “high school sweetheart”) welcomed the newlyweds with words of encouragement and support. Following dinner and cake, the dancing got off to a rip-roaring start that you have to see to believe. Then the rest of the night just flew by in a series of unbelievable coordinated dances, happy memories and good times.
Thank you again to Aaron and Elaine for choosing Best Made Videos® to film their wedding! We hope your first two months of marriage have been as fun as your wedding! Have any questions? You know what to do!
Elaine and Aaron’s story in their own words:
How did you guys meet?
We met at a mutual friend’s (Brian one of the groomsmen’s) 16th birthday party. We played red rover and water balloon fight.
Tell us about the proposal!
Aaron planned to propose on a helicopter ride but because of the weather, he proposed during dinner on our 4th Anniversary. After dinner, there was a surprise engagement party at home with our family and friends.
Why did you choose your venue?
We love the rooftop ceremony. We both grew up in Seattle so we want to showcase beautiful downtown Seattle to our many out of town guests.
What are you most excited to see in the video?
Performance and dancing!