There are many perks that come with choosing a downtown Seattle wedding venue (full list of Seattle venues we’ve shot at). The waterfront is close by for portraits including the Olympic Mountains to the West or turn around to see the city’s skyscrapers. There are also many water features, steps and nooks sprinkled around the area such as the Harbor Steps.
The Hotel 1000 is right in the middle of all of it down on first ave. Ceremonies look great in their outdoor terrace area which has articulating louvers that open to show the surrounding skyscrapers (see photo below). Krystal and Ryan chose this venue and added several bits of personal touches.
Football was on the big screens in both rooms as the girls and guys got ready in the morning. Krystal is a Cougar and Ryan is a Duck and it just so happened that both teams were playing that day so there was a good deal of hooting and cheering. Krystal’s wedding dress was tied up and Ryan button his cufflinks, we taxied down to the Waterfront Park to give them their “first look” moment then moved North to meet up with family and the rest of the bridal party waiting at the large, wide-open Pier 62/63 for group portraits.
Back at the hotel, as the ceremony began, the guys filed in from the side and each bridesmaid walked the isle. Krystal entered dramatically to the first 30 seconds of Coldplay’s “Yellow”. After the ceremony, I had a few minutes with them around the hotel, out at the street level and nearby areas.
The reception buffet was “breakfast for dinner” and the guests loved it. This included a ton of bacon, sausage, potatoes, muffins and pastries. Tables for guests were located in the adjacent “Great Room” followed by toasts, dancing and a great slideshow.
Another great wedding!