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Whimsical Batman wedding in Olympia

Couple adds a bit of whimsy to otherwise traditional wedding

WHO: Ingrid Pharris and Tim Goebel
WEDDING VENUE: Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, Olympia. RECEPTION VENUE: Indian Summer Golf & Country Club, Olympia.
SEASON: Fall
COLORS / FLORIST: “Black and gold were used as the primary colors, then jewel tones were added,” says Ingrid. FLORIST: Newbury Bay
DÉCOR: “At the reception, we watched the leaves fall outside through the huge windows, while the lights twinkled through the night. It was quite magical,” Ingrid recalls.

Reception tables were decorated with jewel-toned Moroccan lanterns, blue hydrangeas, purple lisianthuses, red roses and green orchids.

UNIQUE TOUCHES: Tim’s interest in all things Batman was tastefully carried out in his cufflinks, boutonniere and the Batman mask at his place setting. Ingrid wore a Batman garter. Tim and his groomsmen even found a bat cave in which to pose for a picture!

The cake top was a gold wire and Swarovski crystal tree that was custom-made in the wedding colors.

SPECIAL MOMENTS: The ceremony included readings by poets such as David Whyte, Mary Oliver, Robert Bly and Rumi, plus Shakespeare’s “Sonnet 116.” Ingrid explains that these all describe the “deeper, spiritual aspect of committing your heart to someone for the rest of your life.”

“Our traditional wedding hymns were about love, gratitude and beauty – all the things we wished to celebrate throughout the day,” says Ingrid.

At their reception, they played love songs from the ’30s, ’40s and ’50s. The couple’s first dance song was the Landon Pigg and Lucy Schwartz duet of “Darling I Do.”

FAVORS: The couple made a donation in honor of their guests to Heifer International’s honeybee program.

Featured in South Sound Wedding & Event Magazine.

Photos by Van Whye Photography

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Published on March 18, 2016.

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