Gnome is Where the Heart Is: A Whimsical Woodinville Wedding

A North Seattle couple plans a whimsical, storybook-inspired bash
From: Spring/Summer 2015 edition
A larger-than-life (photo-shopped) gnome chases the wedding party.

The love story of Jillian Andrews, 31, and Robert Scheibeck, 33, reads like a romantic comedy filled with narrowly missed connections. The two grew up fewer than five miles apart in Lacey, Washington, where they attended rival high schools and later, rival colleges: She’s a Coug, and he’s a Husky. Years later, the couple finally crossed paths in their first MBA class at Seattle University, and their romance began. On their fourth anniversary, Robert proposed, and the couple began planning a quirky, colorful kind of day, with pinwheels and gnomes, inspired by the bride’s affinity for them. “I have always loved gnomes; there is just something magical and quirky about them when they are displayed prominently in someone’s garden, although not ours, surprisingly,” she says.

Classic Hollywood glamour mixed with handmade decor and crafty details—including a quilt topper made in the 1950s by Consiglia Ennis, 91, the best friend of the bride’s 94-year-old grandmother Evelyn Brousseau (both of whom were in attendance at the wedding)—made for a playful vibe. After the getaway at the end of the night (in a 1960s Rolls-Royce, no less) the spirited couple made one last wedding-day request of their chauffeur: a pit stop for frozen yogurt.

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Credits: 
Photography
Bridal Gown
Bridesmaids' Attire
Catering & Venue
Day-Of Coordinator
Heidi Murray
Entertainment
Groom's & Groomsmen's attire
Bow Ties
Esquire
Invitations and Day-Of Paper Goods
Minted, Yellow Brick Graphics and Quality Press
Pie
Rings
Transportation