Zora & Jerome

May 22, 2014

Vintage Sodo Park Wedding

Even the most laid back wedding is sure to see minor drama at some point. Whether it’s the result of hustling to stay on schedule, the anxiety of making last-minute decisions or just having too many cooks in the kitchen.

So it’s strange that I have absolutely zero memory of anything even remotely stressful happening on this day.

In typical Seattle fashion, the sky thundered rain mixed with ice that morning. As it continued to drizzle throughout the day Zora and Jerome were still nothing but smiles and excitement. Their incredible community — which includes groomsmen who know every single word to Robyn’s “Dancing On My Own” — added to the joy that swept through Sodo Park like a tidal wave of support.

Being extremely close with her grandfather, Zora opted for two First Looks where she revealed a surprise photograph of her grandmother sewn into her dress. Months before the wedding, Zora’s grandmother passed away, and this little talisman was her own way of making sure both of them still got to walk her down the aisle.

Usually we spend wedding days in admiration of the bride and groom, but it’s astounding just how much the love and respect went both ways amongst this group of people. I’m always honored to bear witness to that. True love.


Zora & Jerome’s event details - Sodo Park Wedding Photographer



Bride’s dress hanging in a window - Sodo Park Wedding Photographer




Bride’s sister putting on necklace - Sodo Park Wedding Photographer








Bride and Groom kissing in the courtyard - Sodo Park Wedding Photographer


Portraits of bride and groom in the courtyard - Sodo Park Wedding Photographer
Portrait of bride holding bouquet - Sodo Park Wedding Photographer





















The ceremony altar - Sodo Park Wedding Photographer






The bride walking down the aisle with her grandfather - Sodo Park Wedding Photographer













Bridesmaids toasting in the bridal loft - Sodo Park Wedding Photographer




















Bride and groom laughing over toasts - Sodo Park Wedding Photographer




Bridesmaid giving a toast - Sodo Park Wedding Photographer

Groom and Maid of Honor helping Grandpa give a toast - Sodo Park Wedding Photographer






Wedding cakes on display - Sodo Park Wedding Photographer





Bride and Groom’s first dance. Sodo Park Wedding Photographer
Bride and Groom’s first dance. Sodo Park Wedding Photographer













Dance floor action shots at the wedding reception. Sodo Park Wedding Photographer



Dance floor action shots at the wedding reception. Sodo Park Wedding Photographer
Dance floor action shots at the wedding reception - Sodo Park Wedding Photographer
Groom and Groomsmen smoking cigars in the courtyard - Sodo Park Wedding Photographer



Vendors & Resources

Venue: Sodo Park | Officiant: Ron Halweil | Wedding Coordinator: Laura Gram | Florist & Event Design: McKenzie Powell | Graphic Design: Julia Manchik | Caterer: Herban Feast | DJ: Bamboo Beats | Hair & Make-Up: Salon Maison | Bride’s Dress & Headpiece: Jenny Packham | Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Bride’s Jewelry: Handed down from late-grandmother | Bride’s Shrug: ChicAura | Groom’s Suit: Custom My.Suit | Groom’s Shirt & Bow Tie: Hugo Boss | Groom’s Shoes: Brunomagli | Groom’s Suspender’s: Trafalgar
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Absolutely gorgeous wedding dress – she looks stunning!

Awesome pictures. That one, when she show rub of her dress to her father(I guess) and where is a picture of her mother( again, I only guess) it’s so touching. Photographer really need to have speed eyes so he can catch moments like this! Awesome, really!

A seriously gorgeous and lovely wedding. You did an absolutely phenomenal job. I love Zora’s dress and Jerome’s style. Seriously, mental job Kim.

Love the one about 6 or 7 down where you have shot her through a small gap.

Wow this is such an incredible wedding. Such killer style. You did an absolutely beautiful job documenting this wedding.

I love her bouquet and dress! You did an amazing job capturing this beautiful wedding.

Freaking stunner of a wedding. That dress. You seriously knocked it out of the park.

Talk about magic. And managing all that low light in such a sensuous way. DAYMN GURL.

Thank you Jasmine! I hadn’t shot an exclusively indoor wedding in quite some time — and this was a winter one in Seattle, no less! — so it makes me happy to hear that. :)

Brilliant Kim!! the style/quality/storytelling i bet they are over the moon with these

I’m in LOVE with this wedding. The bride’s style, the venue, the rocking reception, the invitation!, gosh just everything is beautiful, and you captured it beautifully.

Oh wow, so lovely. I love your processing and black and whites!

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