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bride and groom at outdoor Seattle hotel wedding venue

Allyson & Avi

An Emerald City Duo

Allyson & Avi

If ever there were a quintessential Seattle couple, it’s Allyson and Avi. They love coffee and craft beer, have a dog that goes everywhere with them, work in tech, and adore grungy alternative rock. So when looking for a wedding venue to suit their style, they found the Kimpton Alexis’ modern elegance mixed with urban beauty to be the perfect match.

Memorable Details

Big-day stress? Not here. According to the bride and groom: “We really didn’t expect to be so relaxed on our wedding day, but everyone at Kimpton Alexis was so helpful and so in control of the event that we weren’t worried about how things were going downstairs or if we’d forgotten something essential.”

A little drizzle didn’t scare anyone away, including patient photographers Clayton Getsinger and Sang Cho, who gamely shot the first look and bridal party photos outside.

In the bet of who would cry first, Avi lost once Allyson came down the aisle. He mixed his tears with laughter as he acknowledged his defeat.

The Jewish ceremony included a chuppah, a wedding canopy. It represents, among other things, a Jewish household. Rabbi Daniel Weiner from Temple De Hirsch Sinai officiated, making the ceremony personal and memorable.

Given the exposed-brick wall and elegant furnishings, the couple found they didn’t need much in the way of decoration — flower arrangements from Down to Earth provided the only accent necessary.

With just under 100 guests, Allyson and Avi had plenty of time to socialize with everyone.

What the newlyweds remember most — and what their guests frequently commented on — was how intimate the wedding was. They attribute that largely to the atmosphere of the hotel and the friendliness of the staff, factors that made the event feel special and never like just another wedding.