Abby and Johnny wanted a destination wedding getaway over the Fourth of July weekend for all of their friends and family from Texas. They were taken by the landscape of Seattle and in particular, the waterfront Seattle Aquarium. The aquarium is an expansive wedding venue in the heart of the city on the Puget Sound, Abby and Johnny were married on the boardwalk with panoramic views of both downtown and the mountains of the Olympic Peninsula. Their two kids, Johnny Mac and Maddy were included as an integral part of the events, although baby Johnny Mac slept through the whole ceremony! They also included all of their nieces and nephews as honorary members of the wedding party. And that’s what their whole wedding experience felt like, one big family and many life-long friends.
I first met Abby and Johnny at Jen and Patrick’s Mexico wedding in 2012, which has been postponed from 2011 because of Hurricane Rina. What I remember most from that first encounter was Abby and Johnny’s enthusiastically kind and welcoming demeanor. We all stayed in touch after the wedding and I was so happy to see some familiar faces again including Jen and Patrick!