Rolling with the punches can often create the most beautiful of love stories, if you let it!  For Steven & Alex, that couldn't be more true.  The couple first met on Hinge in 2019.  They planned to meet at a local restaurant for their first date but upon arrival, Steven realized he'd forgotten his ID.  The pair pivoted, deciding to go on a walk along the Kirkland, WA waterfront instead.  They sat on the dock, sharing a bottle of wine, talking about life and watched the sunset.  They shared their first kiss and now go back to that dock to sit and reminisce on the beginning of their love story. 


When it came time for Steven to propose, he orchestrated an intimate family filled day to surprise Alex with a ring!  Alex's family came to visit, telling her it was for nothing more than a family get together, when all along Steven had the perfect plan in place.  They went for a family walk through the Japanese Gardens at the Seattle Arboretum.  As they came across a small bridge, overlooking a pond full of Koi fish, Steven got down on one knee and asked Alex to marry him with their families close behind! 


"After the proposal, we celebrated the night away with our family. Steven had only told the immediate family he was proposing so we also got to call all our friends and surprise them with the news!"

When it came time for Alex to say yes to the dress, she was excited to make the trip to the Portland area to find "the one" with her families support!


"I live in Kirkland, WA but my family lives in Vancouver, WA so I knew I wanted to go dress shopping in Portland.  When I stumbled upon Charlotte's through my research I knew I had to go there!"

Alex knew that a ballgown would be the style for her and she came prepared with a Pinterest board full of gorgeous wedding dresses that fit the vision. After trying on a few styles, Alex slipped in to Sincerity Bridal style #44304, a frothy layered ballgown with an intricate beaded bodice.  


"Charlotte’s was the only dress shop that I went to because I fell in LOVE with the customer service and my dress. I had the most amazing stylist who helped make sure I got exactly what I wanted and that I felt the way I wanted to feel in my gown." 

The dress features a sheer, plunging v-neck bodice which gives it a touch of sexiness, while the layered horsehair tulle skirt is fun, flirty and unique.  Finished with a matching v-back and a soft chapel length train the gown was perfect for Alex to glide down the aisle in on her big day!

Alex & Steven tied the knot at Liljebeck Farms in Woodinville, Wa.   It was a wonderful day full of laughter and love that the pair wish they could relive over and over.  


"We constantly talk about how we wish we could relive it all again because of how perfect it was. We chose our venue because we loved the inside space and it was in Woodinville which is Wine Country up here in Seattle." 

Although the day was perfect in a lot of ways, Alex reminds us that something is bound to go wrong.  For Alex & Steven, it was their rings getting stuck in a hotel lock box and having to be pried out - but at the end of the day all that matters is you get to marry the love of your life!


"My best advice is to live in the moment the day of your wedding. Take it all in and love every minute of it... When I was up in the front for our ceremony I took a second to look around at everyone and it filled my heart with so much joy seeing all these people we love so much come together to help us celebrate."

Looking back on their wedding day, Alex's fondest memories were seeing Steven and her dad for the first time and taking a pause with Steven after the ceremony to soak it all in and enjoy the fact they'd just said "I do!"


 "The dance floor was another favorite! It was always packed and everyone had smiles on their faces!"


Congratulations Alex & Steven!! Thank you for sharing your wedding day with us!



Venue: Liljebeck Farms

Dress: Sincerity Bridal Style #44304

Photographer: Renee Bowen 

Coordination and Florals: Britta's Brides

Hair and Makeup: Marley Turner

Caterer: Alexa's Cafe & Catering Co.