Bellamy and Michael Tie the Knot!!

Bellamy and I go way back. We met while I was photographing an event for Seattle International Film Festival’s Women in Film about 10 years ago. We started chatting. Bellamy looked like an important person to photograph that night. Bellamy is a reporter for KPLU. We became great friends. She met Michael when she hired him to prune the walnut tree outside her apartment in the University District in November, 2007. He owns Standing People Tree Care. The rest is history. Their wedding was held in her fathers amazing back yard in Olympia. They were to have their ceremony under the huge walnut tree in the back yard. Unfortunately, it poured with rain. Luckily, they planned well and had a huge tent! Everything happened under the tent, with the exception of the tree cutting ceremony. (A German tradition that displays teamwork). Everyone had the pleasure of listening to  Dar Williams, an old friend of Bellamy’s and Cyndia Sieden, famous Soprano Opera Singer and Step mom to Bellamy sing at the wedding.  Bellamy had am amazing team of people helping her with this wedding. It was a very Do it Yourself wedding.  The list of vendors is below.


Simi Pearce of Print Source Northwest. Illustrations by Susan Jones  — both of Bothell, WA

Venue: Bellamy’s Father’s home in Olympia, WA

Coordination and event management:  Melissa Siedentop, Shelton, WA. 360-427-7248

Tent and food service rentals: Celebrations in Lacey, WA.

Self-catered with help from: Caveman Kitchens in Kent, WA.

Pies: Crystal Creek Cafe, Canyon Park in Bothell, WA. (425) 486-7781

Linen rentals: Linens by Alice, Seattle, WA.

Flowers: Diana at Simply Life Farm in Olympia, WA. (She’s at the Olympia Farmer’s Market most weekends and does wonderful consults with the flowers she has for sale there.)

Candles and holders as favors: Ikea

Bride’s dress: David’s Bridal in Lynnwood, WA.

Alterations and earrings: Fragile Fit, Darcy Martin: (206) 362-2686

Hair: Toni at Euphorium (an Aveda Concept Salon), Olympia, WA?. (360) 943-4444?

Make-Up: Bare Minerals at Nordstrom in Bellevue Square for color selections, application by Tori Pipe.

Groom’s suit, shirt, shoes and men’s ties: Men’s Wearhouse in Lynnwood, WA.   Michael’s linen suit is by Calvin Klein.

Flower girls’ dresses: Burlington Coat Factory, Lynnwood, WA.

Bride’s rings: Nadine Kariya, Facere Jewelry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA.

Groom’s ring: MaMo Jewelry Design, Seattle,WA.

Officiant: Geoffry Ruskin, Seattle.

Band: The Eclipse Band of Yelm, WA. (They sometimes gig Saturdays at Liquid Soul in Yelm…can be reached via drummer Michael Harrison, 360-915-8373.)

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