Nick and Sarah met on a warm Seattle day at one of the best parks for a first date, Gas Works. It’s pretty idyllic. The Space Needle greets you from across the water as you sit high up on rolling grassy hills. And fun fact, the paintball scene from “10 Things I Hate About You” was filmed there. It used to be this gross old factory, and now it’s something beautiful. Pretty cool for a first date, if you ask me. And that’s what Nick and Sarah were planning on. The only thing they forgot was that it was also the same day as Seattle’s annual Solstice Day Parade. I’m not joking you when I say this, over 1500 naked bicyclists gather for this event every year. And which park is on the parade route? Gas Works. And which couple was on their first date when 1500 naked bicyclists strolled by? Nick and Sarah.
For two pretty private people, this was not the most ideal way to start a new adventure. But it did make it pretty memorable. And that’s, ultimately, all that really matters. Don’t you think?
Sarah is a good friend. A really good friend of mine. All the way back from high school. We were in musicals together, math class, and prom dates. When I heard Nick was in the picture, a good old fashion happy hour was in order. Before I even heard anything about him, I knew this guy was the one. I saw it on Sarah’s face. Sarah is strong, focused, and knows herself so well. Any guy that can keep up with that is aces in my book.
They got married on a very typical fall, rainy, afternoon. In a forest. With red, golden, leaves everywhere. It. Was. Perfect. For two girls who watched rom-coms and ate pizza on Friday nights, it felt only fitting to watch Sarah enjoy this dreamy day with her dreamy husband.
Trinity Tree Farm
Sarah and I grew up near Trinity Tree Farm. When we were younger it was just a plot of land that was above a nice housing development. Then it turned into a muddy pumpkin patch. And now it is a 2-house venue for weddings and the most instagrammable Christmas tree farm on the Eastside. When I see my Seattle friends posting pictures and feeling hipster about themselves from this place, I giggle at the memories I have there long before it was cool. From meager beginnings, am I right?
But seriously, if you’re thinking about a PNW wedding, Trinity Tree Farm is the place to be! It’s perfect in the fall and spring and summer. Who wouldn’t want to be surrounded by trees? I’m surprised no one dances around like Fraulein Maria when they’re up here. The hills be ALIVE!
Check out Nick and Sarah’s perfect fall wedding, y’all!