Tasha + Nick
How did you meet?
Nick and I met in 7th grade science class – you could say there was a little chemistry! He was my first kiss in middle school and we dated a little in high school, but it wasn’t until we went off to college that we started seriously dating.
When did you know they were the one?
Nick and I have known each other for over 15 years, and have been through so many different phases of life together. I’m not sure there was an actual “moment” for me; rather, it was just this constant pull back towards him. He’s always been the one.
What are your three favourite attributes of your partner
He is so caring, passionate about life, and always down to try something new.
Where did you fall in love with your dress and why?
At a&bé bridal shop in Seattle! It felt like me instantly, and I couldn’t wait for him to see me in it.
Who proposed and how?
Nick proposed. We spent the day on a friend’s boat – he had the ring in his pocket the whole time, and everyone on the boat knew! After getting off the boat, we walked around to a few special landmarks in our relationship (where he first said I love you, where I said I love you, etc.). We then went to a park nearby our house where he popped the question (our siblings were hiding in the bushes taking photos), and went back home where the final surprise was an engagement party with our closest family and friends!
What was the best moment for you at the wedding?
We got married on our 9th anniversary and wrote personal vows. Reading them to each other in front of all our friends and family was such a special and emotional moment.
What surprised you most at or about your wedding?
Perhaps how at peace I was day-of. It is a stressful process to plan a wedding, and the few weeks leading up to it were very busy. However, we weren’t focused on any of the small details or the what could go wrongs day-of the wedding, and were really able to enjoy!
What advice would you tell other brides?
We made a commitment to stick together throughout the entire wedding – it is very easy to get separated or pulled apart into different conversations throughout the night! Remember the day is about the two of you, so make sure to take the whole experience in together.
What was the one thing you did differently for your wedding?
I’m Chinese, so not only was it a marriage between the two of us, but also our two cultures. We had a Chinese tea ceremony the day before the wedding, which involves serving tea to our elders in exchange for red envelopes and marriage advice. It was special to honor that tradition during our wedding weekend.
Columbia Winery in Woodinville, Washington
Hologram Beauty by Megan Yamamoto
Laurel’s Floral Decor
Grace Helen Photography
Your MWL stockist:
a&bé bridal shop Seattle