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Vintage elegance wedding at Port Gamble

WHO: Abby Woodall and Kyle Rodeheaver
VENUE: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Port Gamble
SEASON: Summer
DÉCOR: Abby describes their wedding as “vintage elegance with lots of personal do-it-yourself touches. I wanted it to be a beautiful, personal and unique wedding that would show who we are and what we love through all the intimate little details.”

Centerpieces of freshly cut flowers in mason jars were placed on pink and white vintage hankies; each table also included photos of each pet in pink, wooden picture frames.

Kyle made chalkboard-paint table signs that displayed the couple’s pet’s names to help identify table assignments.

Colorful candy was displayed in apothecary jars at a candy buffet. A burlap bunting sign painted with the phrase “Sweet Love” hung above the candy table.

UNIQUE TOUCHES: Abby and Kyle love their pets, so they included their Yorkshire terrier, Georgia, in their ceremony. Abby’s cousin walked her down the aisle before the flower girl. “It was so sweet being able to look out into the church and see her staring at her ‘mom and dad’ tying the knot,” remembers Abby.

Kyle and Abby made gray directional signs for the reception to denote cocktail hour, dinner and dancing, along with their personal symbol.

Meaningful quotes, poems and verses were printed, matted, and displayed on several chair backs at the reception. “Everyone enjoyed going around and reading them,” says Abby.

A scrapbooker, Abby created paper luggage tags for guests to write their good wishes to the couple, in place of a guest book.

SPECIAL MOMENTS: “Port Gamble felt like a fairy-tale town and looks like it was taken right out of a movie or storybook,” says Abby. As she and her groom walked down the church aisle during the recessional, her cousins rang the church bell. “The church bell was a perfect touch to the fairytale wedding.”

FAVORS: Guests filled hand-decorated goody bags at the candy buffet, and were given the floral centerpieces following the reception.

Appearing in South Sound Wedding & Event Magazine. Photos by Saleina Marie Photography

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Published on March 23, 2016.

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