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Sentiment in the Details

Tradition was made on a winter day on the shores of Puget Sound.
Megan Bartley

Date: February 22, 2021 

It’s no secret that love, is, all we really need to keep us warm. When Liz Merrill and Brian O’Dell set out to plan their elopement, they opted for sentiment, first: February 22nd is the bride’s grandparent’s and great-grandparent's wedding anniversary. Celebration, of course, came next. After prepping for the day (and toasting to love with the bride’s sisters) at home, the couple ventured to Lock & Keel Tavern in Ballard, where they first met through mutual friends in 2010, for photos, then to Discovery Park to exchange vows. A close friend officiated. Two separate looks, worn by the bride, and statement florals in bold, saturated hues, set the stage against the gray backdrop of a Seattle winter day. Thoughtful details kept family close, even if not in attendance – Liz's vintage fur was a gift from her mother on her 16th birthday, and her veil a 1970s vintage find worn by a close family friend on her wedding day. The bride wore her grandmother’s rosary on her bouquet, proving that the smallest details (and celebrations) can often mean the most. 

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