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Bride and groom recess down the aisle at the conclusion of their Seattle wedding ceremony at the Lake Union Cafe

Seattle wedding photography – Lake Union Cafe

Seattle Wedding Photography – Miriah and Roemon get married at the Lake Union Cafe

On December 27, 2016 Miriah Maher and Roemon Field were married at the Lake Union Cafe in Seattle.  Miriah is a student and had done all of her communicating with me by email or phone, so I had never met either her or Roemon until the day of the wedding.  Crazy how things are now, but this is the case in ~20% of all the weddings I photograph these days.

The Lake Union Cafe is a very cool and quite unique venue, and has been one of my favorite Seattle wedding venues since I first photographed a wedding there ~25 years ago.  Built in 1920, it features a beautiful wood dance floor that is also used to seat guests for wedding ceremonies.  A small stage at one end of the dance floor works well as the altar.  Tables and booths surround the dance floor, and the mirrored walls and wonderful lights make the facility feel much larger than it really is.  Downstairs is a large and well-lit bridal dressing room, and the guys also have their own space as well, though nowhere near as nice as the ladies get.  Grooms just get no respect!  😉

I met Miriah and her bridesmaids just before they were ready to get dressed, and had fun getting some shots of the ladies and the flower girl, who happens to be Miriah’s daughter.  Miriah and Roemon did not want to see each other before the ceremony, so I bounced back and forth between the two dressing rooms, as well as getting some shots of the family and guests as they arrived at the Cafe.

It wasn’t long before it was time for everyone to head upstairs and line up for the processional, and the wedding was underway.  The ceremony went beautifully, and a short time later Miriah and Roemon were officially married.

Once the ceremony was completed, the guests were moved back to the front lobby for drinks and appetizers while the staff turned the room.  I grabbed the wedding party and family so we could get a few posed shots before dinner.  Not an easy proposition as all of the guests were excited to greet the newlyweds, and many of those I needed for photos wanted to grab some food.  But we managed to get everyone together long enough for the critical photos.

Dinner was fantastic, and as the guests were finishing their meals the first dance for the newlyweds began, followed by the father/daughter and mother/son dances.  Then the dance floor was opened up to everyone and the party really got underway!  This was a hard-core dancing crowd, and once the dancing got started the floor was very busy until the party finally came to an end.

All in all this was a very fun wedding, with one of the best dancing groups I have worked with.  Pretty funny, but this past year I have had more really good dancing groups than I have had in years!  Everyone in attendance obviously had a great time, and would have happily stayed longer if they could!

Photos from the wedding and reception follow. I think I got a bit carried away, but there were just too many good photos to share and I didn’t want to leave any out

 

Outside nighttime photo of the Lake Union Cafe with its famous neon sign
Indoor photo at the Lake Union Cafe showing the set up of chairs on the dance floor before a wedding ceremony
Bride with her bridesmaids and flower girl, still in their dressing-robes, pose for a photo in the dressing room at the Lake Union Cafe
The flower girl poses in front of the mirror in the dressing room at the Lake union Cafe, in a very cute robe with "Mommy's Flower Girl" printed on the back
Bridesmaids arrange dresses for a pre-wedding photo in the dressing room at the Lake Union Cafe
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Beautiful black and white reflection photo of the bride as she has her hair done in the dressing room at the Lake Union Cafe
One of the staff helps with the groom's boutineer in the guy's dressing room at the Lake Union Cafe
Groom and groomsmen share a champagne toast in the dressing room at the Lake Union Cafe
Close up shot of the wedding cake before the ceremony at the Lake Union Cafe
Maid of honor works to tie the bow on the bride's dress before the Seattle wedding ceremony at the Lake Union Cafe
Sepia toned photo of the bridesmaid adjusting the bride's dress in the dressing room at the Lake Union Cafe
Special black/white and color combo photo of the bride reflected in the mirror in the dressing room at the Lake Union Cafe
Groom greets his aunt just before his Seattle wedding ceremony at the Lake Union Cafe
Bride's father poses with his granddaughter/flower girl before the wedding ceremony at the Lake Union Cafe
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Groom comes down the aisle at the beginning of the wedding ceremony at the Lake Union Cafe
Maid of honor and the flower girl come down the aisle together at the beginning of a wedding at the Lake Union Cafe
Father of the bride and the bride stroll arm-in-arm down the aisle at the beginning of the wedding ceremony at the Lake Union Cafe
Photo shot from the back of the room of the bride and groom at the altar during their wedding ceremony. Vertical format, showing off the beautiful lighting at the Lake Union Cafe
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