How Laura and Rachel Met: “Laura and Rachel met soon after signing up for match.com, Rachel received a ‘wink’ from a suspicious looking person. Rachel emailed, and soon Rachel and Laura were writing back-and-forth to one another. Five days later…The pair met at Teaism, a cute tea shop in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of DC, known for its loose-leaf tea, local art, tasty ethnic flavors, and of course, their chai shakes. Unbeknownst to Laura and Rachel at the time, the chai shake is well known for its strong aphrodisiac properties; many a couple has united through its sweet, exotic creaminess. Laura and Rachel were no exception…”
The Proposals: They had talked about getting married and had even designed their rings, but Laura didn’t know the rings had been made. They were visiting DC, seeing my family and our friends, and one day Laura and Rachel went for an afternoon date in Dupont Circle. They ended up at Teaism. After ordering their drinks at the counter, Laura excused herself to the restroom while Rachel went upstairs to get seats. People were sitting at the table where they had had their first date, and Rachel kindly asked them if they could relocate because she was about to ask her girlfriend to marry her! When they returned with our drinks, Rachel gave Laura a love letter. As she finished reading and looked up into Rachel’s eyes, Rachel pulled out a ring and asked Laura to marry her. Laura said yes, and as they left, their fellow patrons yelled Mazel Tov!
That night, Rachel’s parents pulled out a bottle of champagne, the same kind they drank at their wedding, and toasted the newly engaged couple. Then Rachel’s mom pulled Laura aside and gave her Rachel’s ring.
Two days later, they each went to have lunch with their old co-workers, in different parts of the city. Unbeknownst to Rachel, Laura was not having lunch with her co-workers, but was actually getting cake from their favorite bakery on U Street. When Rachel finished lunch, she called Laura who told her to meet her at the Georgetown Waterfront park. Laura was wearing a cute red sundress and carrying cake, so Rachel tackled her to the ground. Upon regaining a seated position and her composure, Laura pulled out a ring and asked Rachel to marry her, and Rachel said yes!
Why they chose Farm Kitchen:
“We’re not very frou frou wedding decoration people, so we decided we wanted a place with enough natural beauty that we wouldn’t have to dress it up. We looked at each other and just thought, yes, this is where we will get married.”
and the rest is history…
Rachel and Laura’s Vendors:
Type of Event: Wedding with Dani
Venue: Farm Kitchen 360.297.6615
Wedding Coordinator: Kristen Tsiatsios of Jubilee Event Engineers 206.260.9095
Officiant: Rabbi Rochelle Robins
Dresses: Olivia Luca 503.753.2787
DJ: Seattle Parties 206.533.8284
Band: The Haggis Brothers 206.533.8284
Caterer: Ravishing Radish 206.860.7449
Florist: Amy at Butler Greens 360.620.5181
Cake: The Confectional 206.282.4422
Transportation: Agate Pass Transportation 877.981.2022
Rentals: Tents and Events 253.872.6020
Photographer: Dani Weiss 206.760.3336
Second Photographer: Iklil Gregg 206.323.8682