Fairmont Olympic, Seattle

Matthew and Ariana made their dream wedding a reality in Seattle, Washington. Their beautiful ceremony was held at the Roman Catholic St. James Cathedral in First Hill. The Renaissance Revival-style cathedral offered a stunning location for their nuptials with a spacious interior and large stained-glass windows. The chapel’s Shrine of the Blessed Virgin Mary was lit up with a sea of candles for Matt and Ariana to enjoy an intimate, romantic moment captured on camera. The newlyweds’ reception took place at the Fairmont Olympic after they were escorted from the Cathedral in a white stretch Hummer limousine. The Fairmont Olympic is an iconic luxury hotel in the heart of Downtown Seattle, and has been a beloved prime wedding spot for more than 95 years. The hotel’s glamorous event spaces can accommodate up to 650 guests for a large ceremony or wedding reception. For Matthew and Ariana’s reception and dinner, the hotel’s Garden Room was transformed into a lush, green oasis with sparkling lights and floor-to-ceiling Palladian windows.

For an unforgettable wedding day photo shoot, Seattle has many picturesque spots offering incredibly scenic views of the city and mountain backdrop. No Seattle wedding is complete without a photo in front of the iconic Space Needle and Mount Rainier in the background. Matt and Ariana took advantage of the beautiful Seattle weather and went for a romantic stroll along the city’s waterfront. To top it off, they shared a romantic kiss before skyline views in Kerry Park on Queen Anne Hill.

If Ariana looks familiar, you might recognize her as an Olympic gold medal winner and world record holder in swimming.