Colourful Seattle Elopement: Kayleigh & Jason

June Cochran Photography

May 6, 2013


If there’s one thing I’m never seen without, its something bright and colourful on top of my head. And as the weather gets warmer, I’m rocking my flower crown collection as often as possible – the bigger and brighter the better I say! So it goes without saying really that I was pretty darn excited when I saw Kayleigh’s bridal ensemble. I know that if I was getting married now, I’d so be wearing something like this. Also, be sure to check out her amazing nail art. Daaaamn this girl’s got style!


Kayleigh & Jason were married in Olympic Sculpture Park, Seattle, with just Jason’s children and his best friend there as witnesses. “I’ve always felt that weddings are a bit of a show for others and having both been previously married, we wanted our wedding to be focused completely on our love and family alone”, explained the bride. “Becoming a family unit is a private thing for us, we wanted my husband’s children and our best friend to be the only ones in attendance. We tried to plan as much as we could but even the location of the ceremony wasn’t settled on until the day before!  We wanted a laid back, go with the flow, let’s go to the park and get hitched on a Monday type day. We wanted it to be intimate and romantic and personal, I think we achieved that.”


“I visited Seattle once as a teenager and my favorite part of the whole experience was our time at Pike Place”, she continued. “I remember dreaming of going to the market the day of my wedding when I grew up to buy one of the huge bouquets of gorgeous flowers, but being from Indiana, I thought it would forever stay a dream. Never would I have guessed that I would get to have that special moment marrying Jason nearly a decade later! The big day did have a few laughable bumps though –  our cupcakes got smashed by our best friend hopping on top of them in the car as we were riding from venue to venue, and the pen to the window paint for the kids to write a send off message exploded right after dinner all over my husband when we still had pictures to take. Surprisingly those things phased us so little, we were having such a fun time!”


Kayleigh wore a simple Donna Ricco dress with Chinese Laundry shoes and the flower crown which she made herself (you can see her DIY tutorial on her own blog!) “My favorite bit of the wedding was hearing the rousing applause from the crowd as we kissed after saying our vows. We picked a funky sculpture in the park to get married under and without us noticing, we had gathered a small crowd of spectators in the park and it was just such a joyous Hollywood moment! There is nothing I would change about our wedding! The day couldn’t have been more perfect and ‘us’. I cared about the important things – I wanted amazing photos to remember how happy we were and that’s about all I HAD to HAVE. Prioritizing and coordinating a colorful wardrobe really afforded us to have the wedding we wanted, at a budget that was newly-wed friendly.”