Thao and Daniel

Seattle, Washington



Photography | Lenaig Delisle Weddings | @weissphotoandfilm

Ceremony Venue | St James Cathedral

Venue | Metropolist | @metropolist_

Event Planner and Floral Designer | Shine Event Design | @shineeventdesign

Bakery | Cakes of Paradise @cakesofparadisebakery1

Caterer | Lovely Night | @lovelynightseattle

Favors | Theo’s Chocolates | @theochocolate

Handmade Goods | Glassybaby | @glassybaby

From the Event Planner

Thao and Daniel knew they wanted to get married in Seattle. Providing full planning and design, Shine Event Design helped these two Harvard PhD candidates infuse all of the personal details that made their day come to life. Studying science, vintage microscopes decorated the guest book table and the cake table, alongside lab beakers of various sizes filled with stems to coordinate with their deep berry color palette. The color palette was used literally as small vintage millinery blackberries and raspberries were used to anchor each guests usher cards.


Desiring to infuse as many local artisans and flavors into their day as possible, the couple selected Seattle chocolatier, Theo’s Chocolates, full size milk chocolate bars wrapped in the Seattle skyline to provide at-place favors for their guests. Combining round guest tables with long farm tables, each featured local company Glassybaby votive holders in their berry toned color palette. The menu featured local flavors and craft cocktails with recipes specifically created for the cocktail loving couple. And, their cakes were from a long time family favorite bakery, Cakes of Paradise and featured tropical flavors of coconut and passionfruit.