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Urban Elegance at AXIS Pioneer Square

Shaima Shamdeen

After graduating from college, Sakurako “Saki” Kato, who works at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and Kyle Larson, who works at Microsoft, found their way back home to Seattle, where they met through mutual friends. After four years of dating, the two sealed the deal after a romantic dinner at LloydMartin as Kyle got down on one knee and proposed at the top of Queen Anne along a lamppost-lined street.

The couple’s distinctly urban style, full of class and elegance, was exquisitely captured throughout their big-day decor. As a nod to the mother of the bride’s longtime practice of ikebana (the Japanese art of floral arrangement), Jennifer Piazza of Black House Flowers incorporated in-season florals and native plants to create a lush and organically effortless vibe that brought light and movement to the industrial backdrop of AXIS in Pioneer Square. The pair also paid tribute to the groom’s late mother, as Saki’s bridal veil was lined with lace from the wedding gown Kyle’s mother wore when she said her own vows.


Bridal gown and accessories: Rue de Seine and customized veil both from The Dress Theory; shoes from Christian Louboutin; jewelry from Nordstrom  Bridesmaids’ attire: Gowns from Show Me Your Mumu; earrings from Soko Cake and desserts:
Dahlia Bakery caterer, bar and rentals: Ravishing Radish decor and florals: Black House Flowers; gold dinosaurs, guest book and prints from Etsy Groom’s and groomsmen’s attire and accessories: Suits from Suitsupply; ties from J.Crew  hair and makeup: Makeup by Iris and Gold; hair by Urbanista Weddings Invitations, paper products and signage: Minted Musicians/DJ: Sounds Unlimited Photographer: Lauren Scotti Venue: AXIS  Wedding planner/coordinator: Elements NW Events & Weddings 

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