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Oh, Happy Day: Family-Style Summer Wedding at The Olympic Rooftop Pavilion

By: 
Kate Calamusa

THE COUPLE: For graphic designer Natalie Olbrantz and Derrick Deese, who works in marketing for Amazon, it was love at first click after the two met online on OkCupid while living in Minnesota. One perfect first date, one move to Seattle, and two and a half years of dating later, Derrick surprised Natalie with a ring during a sunset walk through their favorite neighborhood park on Capitol Hill.

HEARTY PARTY: After an intimate ceremony held at the lush and romantic Parsons Garden on Queen Anne, the couple and their nearest and dearest mingled in Kerry Park before heading off to The Olympic Rooftop Pavilion in Ballard to party it up. Self-described foodies, the couple dined family style with their guests on such fare as charred broccoli, beet salad kissed with fresh cheese, and a main course of salmon and steak. After listening to heartfelt speeches from both dads, everyone took to the dance floor before indulging in fine food once again, this time with sweet desserts from Stoneburner and a Nuflours vanilla cake.

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