Weddings are about creating new families and forming bonds between existing ones, as Kalea Harrison and Nathaniel Feltner recognized on their own big day. “It turned out exactly how I had hoped it would,” says Kalea. “We really felt like it was a big family reunion and so enjoyed spending time with our family and friends.” Their ceremony exhibited a traditional, formal style, but wasrelaxed and comfortable, too. The cloth napkins and runners were hand-sewn, jam favors were homemade, and dinner was a burger bar. To keep with the “family first” theme, Kalea’s uncle married the couple, and she wore her aunt’s veil. “It was a very family-centered wedding, and that’s exactly how we envisioned it,” she says.

OCCUPATIONS She’s a doula and a student at Seattle Pacific University. He’s a lawyer

THEY MET at Seattle Pacific University

HE PROPOSED at Kerry Park in Seattle

NUMBER OF GUESTS 300

NUMBER OF ATTENDANTS 19

COLORS WERE khaki, raspberry, black and white

THEY GOT AWAY IN Kalea’s parents’ Mercedes

SPENT THE NIGHT in a lodge at Canyon River Ranch in Ellensburg

AND THEY HONEYMOONED IN Mexico

THE WEDDING WAS traditional, but laid-back

AND FILLED WITH FAVORITE MOMENTS like the reception, especially the location

Kalea and Nathaniel’s team

CATERING A Midsummer Catering, 509-910-2223

PHOTOGRAPHY Jennifer Noel (Dagdagan) Photography, jennifernoelart.com

FLOWERS Melia’s Floral, 509-965-4055

INVITATIONS La Happy, lahappy.com

RENTALS Party Palace, 509-453-0048

WEDDING GOWN Amy’s, 509-942-9106

ATTENDANT GOWNS Moms, Maids and More, 425-455-2202

RINGS Shane Co., shaneco.com

SHOES Zappos, zappos.com

TUXES Men’s Wearhouse Seattle, 206-622-0570

HAIR Daisy Hernandez, 509-594-7563

MAKE-UP Kim Bastinelli at Onyx Salon & Boutique, 509-966-0633

MUSIC Entertainment Plus, 509-469-7399

CAKE Christie’s Cakes, 509-961-5430