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12s Join Hands at Beacon Hill

Shaima Shamdeen

When lobbyist Alex Hur asked development and operations director Samantha Kersul to marry him on their fifth anniversary, he had planned a fairy-tale helicopter ride overlooking Lake Union. Unfortunately, the winds were too strong for lift-off. He knew he didn’t want to wait, so with a change of plans, he handed his football-loving gal a Seahawks street sign with a special message he had inscribed by coach Pete Carroll that read, “Samantha, just say yes!”

Because Samantha and Alex had bonded over their love of food, their priority was to ensure that there was delicious cuisine for all to enjoy. Guests dined on a dinner buffet by Farestart that included Parmesan gnocchi, tender beef short ribs and Northwest-cherry-glazed, barbecued chicken. The night also included a Seahawks ice sculpture (another football-related surprise, this time for Alex), footballs for guests to sign in lieu of a guestbook, and, of course, an incredible view of CenturyLink Field from the eighth floor of Pacific Tower.


Bridal gown and accessories: I Do Bridal Bridesmaids’ attire: La Belle Salon Cakes: Morfey’s Cake; sheet cake by Fuji Bakery Caterer and bar: FareStart Decor and rentals: Drapes by Quest Events; lighting by Crimson Haze; ice sculpture by Tony’s Ice Creations; linens from BBJ Linen  florist: Studio 3 Floral Design Groom’s and groomsmen’s attire and accessories: Kenneth Cole suit; shoes by Cole Haan  hair and makeup: KLS Makeup Artistry invitations, paper products and signage: Minted; signs by 
Ever Laser Musicians/DJ: Mobile Celebrations Photographer: Alex Studio Venue: Pacific Tower Wedding planner: Sweet Pea Events

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