Tamarah & Ashton

Sept. 3, 2010 at Thornewood Castle in Tacoma

Tamarah, 21, and Ashton, 28, grew up within blocks of one another, but their paths didn’t cross until a Sunday church service in 2008. They noticed each other immediately and exchanged numbers at the subsequent Sunday service. Exactly one year later, Ashton proposed to Tamarah on a sunset boat trip with a series of greeting cards, the last of which held his heartfelt proposal. The blithe couple settled on a circus-themed affair at Thornewood Castle, where Tamarah moonlights as an assistant event coordinator. With details of cadmium yellow, cherry red and bright turquoise, the wedding came complete with a carousel bounce house, popcorn machine, cotton candy and a ticket booth. Tamarah, a hairstylist for Shelli Cummings Salon, and Ashton, a police officer, live in Lakewood on American Lake.

Favorite moment: “Our favorite aspect of the wedding was the bounce house," the couple says. They also provided red clown noses for guests to wear (the bride threw hers on as they came back down the aisle).

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