ethiopian wedding – seattle – hannah and joe

ethiopian wedding, seattle wedding, jenny gg

hannah and joe’s ethiopian wedding was amazing…the people, the colors, the music and most importantly, the couple…

the word on her back reads ‘bride’ in amharic – love the light on her face here…

both of her dresses were beautiful but i adore a dress with sleeves!

joe was hanging out with his guys and gettin’ the hair just right…

hannah is seriously gorgeous right?!

we had a quick first look in the lobby – lots of smiles and a couple tears and then we piled in the party bus to head to her mother’s house…

so in ethiopian tradition, the bride waits in her mother’s room while the groom and his groomsmen chant and “push” their way in to get to his bride…

her mom is so sweet…

and then off to the church!

the orthodox ethiopian church was so colorful and the drumming/singing was really exciting…

the smoke from the incense in the room combined with the compression from our 200mm lens (for the mutual photo geeks out there) gave such a cool look to this photo that jen wade took below…

so many components to their ceremony…crowns and robes and being anointed with oil…

family spoke as well as their choir brought everyone to their feet…

joe has the BEST sense of humor…

party on!

after some big fun with their wedding party, i spent a little alone time with them at the sculpture garden before heading to the reception…

my favorite from the day!

the ballroom at bell harbor was decked out!

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so many beautiful faces in this crowd and such a warm, friendly group of family and friends…

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BEST photobomb ever right?!

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after some fabulous toasts and the yummy cake was cut, the dancing began – this was my first ethiopian wedding and while i’m familiar with a full dance floor, THIS dance floor beat them all – such energy!

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awesome day.

hotel – marriott waterfront

ceremony – st. gebriel church

reception – bell harbor conference center

floral/decor – sweet n design

wedding day coordination – wishes!

hair – leila hayward

makeup – neikia williams

catering – ww food service

photo booth – clowns unlimited

hot dog cart – dante’s inferno dog

cake – celebrity cake studio

transportation – british motor coach and sp transportation

1 Comment

  1. Tigist Negash on June 2, 2015 at 4:13 pm

    it was a wonderful wedding. I had so much fun. Thank you and God bless!!

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