Sunday, March 20, 2011

Seattle Weather!

At A Perfect Little Wedding and Curtis Rhodes Weddings, (I always have to get those names into my posts for Google's sake!) we often perform outdoor weddings and naturally our couples are concerned about the weather. Let me be the first to say that, yes, it does seem to rain a lot in Seattle. But that doesn't necessarily ruin a wedding! Two weeks ago I married a wonderful couple at Gasworks Park in the pouring rain. We all had umbrellas and they made for some amazing pictures. Everyone loved the wedding! Yesterday I married another wonderful couple on Alki in the bright sun with Seattle in the background. This couple came from Arizona and were really hoping for an umbrella wedding! Go figure! Today we're back at Gasworks Park with another wonderful couple. We're hoping for sunny weather...they're from Alaska!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011


One of the most delightful things about being in the wedding industry, whether as Curtis Rhodes Photography, Curtis Rhodes Weddings or A Perfect Little Wedding is that every weekend we get to go to someone's best party. Everyone is all dressed up, the bridesmaids are beautiful and the groomsmen handsome, the room is filled with beautiful flowers and filled with wonderful music. I remember so many weddings where the music was absolutely amazing. One especially memorable wedding was of the daughter of our favorite impresario, the director of the Seattle opera. The ceremony took place in Saint Marks Cathedral which is well known for its amazing acoustics. We arrived extra early...were the first people there. Soon afterwards, a scruffily dressed woman arrived and asked if I knew how to get to the choir loft. I showed her the way, thinking she must be cleaning up or something. I began setting up my tripod as she began to sing. Holy cow! What an amazing voice. I should have known that the music at this wedding would be fabulous but never expected this little lady could produce such wonderful sounds!! Of course, after warming up, she changed into something more appropriate and soon enough was greatly entertaining the entire wedding.