It was a lot of fun for us this summer to return to our alma mater for the wedding of Helen and Patrick, two fellow University of Puget Sound alums who selected Kilworth Chapel on campus for their wedding. (You can see their engagement pics here.)
Before arriving at the Tacoma chapel, Helen got ready with her girls at a friend's home nearby. Is it a sign of the times? Helen, months before, had programmed a "get married" reminder into her iPhone, which went off just before she wiggled into her dress.
Back at the chapel, bright colors were out in full force, thanks to some absolutely stunning wedding floral arrangements by Fiore Blossoms. Against the backdrop of Kilworth Chapel's signature organ pipes, the couple exchanged their vows, rings, and first kiss, then exited through the church doors in a flurry of rose petals thrown by guests.
We toured some of our favorite spots on campus for portraits with Helen and Pat while their guests headed over to the reception at Tacoma's classic Union Station. Here are a handful of our favorites showing off the ivy-draped brick walls and archways of our beloved campus.
This wedding was one of the most visually lush that we attended all year, with well-thought-out and well-done details from start to finish. It was a treat for us photographers! Check out Helen and Pat's creative approach to table seating cards, which recognized Union Station's history as a train depot.
After a great dinner, a round of toasts, and cake by Celebrity Cake Studio, the dancing and party began! Guests were energized by the musical stylings of cover band Daryl and the Diptones. Pat even took a competent turn on the drums!
Helen and Pat left Union Station under the glow of our favorite nighttime traditions — sparklers!
A double congrats to Helen and Pat, who not only tied the knot this summer but are expecting the arrival of their first child soon. We're so excited for you!