Katie and TJ met here in Spokane and got married here this past summer. Katie wore a light strapless lace gown that suited her very well. The dark purple flowers and tie complimented TJ’s tuxedo, and the light pink color selection for the bridesmaids blended well with the rustic coloring of Commellini’s buildings. Guests enjoyed giant Jenga and a bean bag toss set up on the lawn. The couple opted to have a seating chart indicated by a decorative sign when guests entered the reception. Guests could also sign congratulatory cards and place them in a bucket, acting as a guest book. Vegetable crudites and a delicious spinach artichoke dip rested on the bar for guests to nibble on. For dinner, delectable goat cheese ribeye, white wine spinach alfredo, roasted vegetables and garden salad were served family style. Glazed donuts and coffee were served for dessert.

Get to Know Katie + TJ

Occupations? Katie: resettlement specialist at World Relief. TJ: full-time at Whitworth in Masters for Marriage and Family Therapy program. First Impressions? Katie: “TJ was quiet, subdued, but had a certain energy about him.” TJ: “Katie was cute, great legs, good taste in music, quirky …. But in a good way.” First Real Date? Road trip to Montana, and then a three hour hike. It was the first time we kissed and it was snowing which was pretty romantic. Number of Guests? 120, exactly. Colors? Gold and white with flowers that were blush, champagne, deep burgundy. First Dance Song? Rembihnutur by Sigur Ros . . . we are all about the build up. Favorite Ceremony Moment? Vows. Something so powerful about saying those words in front of everyone you love, to the person you love the most. Favorite Reception Moment? So hard to choose, this was the most fun we’ve had. I love to dance, so that hour sticks out. Wedding Dessert? Krispy Kreme Donuts. Favors for Guests? Friend Kyle brought freshly-roasted coffee beans from his company. Splurge? With the chance of rain we were recommended to rent tents with bistro lights and it ended up looking beautiful. I’m happy we did it. Nontraditional elements? Both of Katie’s parents walked her down the aisle.

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