by Scott Johnson

Park Wedding on 9/22/18 at Cedarbrook Lodge in Seattle, Wa

Music licensed from –
Song Freedom – songfreedom.com

“Couldn’t be happier with Best Made Videos! Reid and Jeff were awesome to work with day of and brought great energy to the day. Reid was super responsive throughout and delivered amazing work quicker than expected! Do not make the mistake of not having a videographer for your wedding. We initially didn’t plan on having one, but it was the best decision we made to book; the videos and moments captured allows you to look back and re-live all the wonderful memories of your big day. Best Made Videos is highly recommended and offers amazing value!”

Almost directly next to SeaTac Airport lies Cedarbrook Lodge. You’d imagine it might not be the quietest of venues, but you will certainly be surprised. With an indoor venue, as well as a beautiful exterior one, you won’t have to worry about anything coming from the sky–whether it be noise or rain. With capacities of up to 200, you can surely invite everyone to come–but maybe not those pesky aunts and uncles.There’s also the magnificent Copperleaf Restaurant for food, as well as a handpicked menu for weddings.

There was some blue peaking out of the clouds in the fresh new season of Fall. The spirits were high from the get-go with tons of laughing and fun in simply getting ready. Everyone was beaming with smiles as they fixed their ties and hair, while imagining what lies ahead. Though there were some struggles getting the jacket on, it was a boisterously good time. Some singing and dancing bided the time before an adorable first look.

Meeting on a little wooden walkway, enclosed by greenery, Andrew had one of those “million buck” smiles on his face while Katie approached from behind. Teasing each other just a tad, the two were eager beavers as we walked them around the area, snapping photos with the Fall sunlight sneaking through the leaves. As soon as everyone gathered out on the grass for group photos, it felt like the sun came blasting on through. Looking awesome in contrasting blue suits and deep red dresses, the ladies and gents got in on the fun poses with some we’ve never seen before!

After a few more sweet and hilarious photos, it was the moment we had all been waiting for: the wedding. Lucky enough to be outside in the spacious and welcoming ceremony venue, the sun really burnt away the clouds to illuminate the little enclosed space. A spiritual, loving and simply stunning ceremony finally saw the union of Andrew and Katie as they officially became husband and wife.

Retreating inside for some decadent food and plenty of fun, the reception was a sophisticated affair with no shortage of good times. With wine and beer flowing, everyone was feeling ready for some celebration. A beast of a three-tier cake was soon cut into, enjoying some sweets and an already splendid day. Then came the dancing. With the lights dimmed down low, the newlyweds embraced each other closely as they swayed on the dance floor.

After the bouquet and garter toss, the strobe lights flicked on and soon it was one massive dance party. With everyone celebrating the new love of Andrew and Katie, it was only fitting for their send off to be done with dozens of sparklers as they headed off to start their brand new life together.

Thank you again to Andrew and Katie for picking Best Made Videos® to film their wedding. We hope your first two months together have been incredible. Have a burning question or comment that you need to get off your chest? Leave it below!

Venue – Cedarbrook Lodge

Photographer – Paul Maranan

Videographer – Best Made Videos

Day of Coordinator – Sprinkled in Seattle

DJ – DJ Rocryte

Florals – Alice’s Floral Designs

Photo Booth – The SnapBar

How did you guys meet?

Through a mutual friend. First met at the gym and worked out our legs together for three hours trying to impress each other. We were very, very sore after!

Tell us about the proposal!

I proposed to Katie the night of her cousin’s wedding. The wedding was in Woodinville and I booked us a suite at the Willow’s Lodge next door. The staff there decorated the rooms with candles, rose petals, etc. and when we came back to the room, I proposed to her.

Why did you choose your venue?

I used to work at Cedarbrook and love the feel of the place.

What are you most excited to see in the video?

Seeing our friends and family, dances, things that we won’t be able to see due to being too busy, first look, sparkler send off, etc.