Maryam and David’s simple Courthouse wedding in Seattle, Washington was the perfect early fall wedding celebration. Their Seattle wedding happened at the end of September. The leaves were just starting to change colors. The temperature was comfortable, between the warm sun and crisp breeze. The sky was partly cloudy – letting in the right amount of sunshine. Everything came together perfectly too for Maryam and David’s classic and intimate Seattle Courthouse Wedding.
I meet them about an hour before we needed to head to the Seattle Courthouse. I watched as they both tried to figure out how to secure David’s boutonniere. I could have intervened to help out, but that would not have reflected the real moment between them. Weddings are about the real moments. What started as a struggle turned into laughter as they figured out how to pin the boutonniere. That’s what I first learned David and Maryam. They both work together as a great team. Even when there is a struggle they can have a positive and humorous outlook.
We ventured around Pioneer Square taking wedding portraits. We explored a few parking garages to escape the busy streets. Surprisingly, parking garages offer a great urban aesthetic backdrop for wedding photos. We then went to Occidental Park for more wedding portraits, this time with their families. Lastly, we walked up the hill to the Seattle Courthouse.
David’s niece had just woken up from a nap before we started taking pictures and she was a bit quiet and shy in the beginning. She looked fascinated by the big and loud city – quietly looking all directions as we walked made our way to the Courthouse. Once we arrived she really woke up and was as curious as ever. While we waited for David and Maryam’s turn to be married, she gazed outside the window overlooking downtown Seattle and Smith Tower.
A few more of David and Maryam’s friends showed up for their Seattle Courthouse Wedding. The wedding happened on the rooftop of the Seattle Courthouse. With Mount Rainer, Smith Tower, and downtown Seattle as their ceremony backdrop. They spoke their vows and exchanged rings as their family cried witnessing the beautiful and authentic moment. My favorite moments were the glances between David’s Parents as they watched their son get married.
Words can’t describe everything. Check out some these photos of Mayan and David’s Seattle Courthouse Wedding.