Melanie and Nathan’s wedding was held at one of our favorite Seattle venues, The Ruins. If you’ve never seen The Ruins, you’re missing out–it’s a beautiful venue, with all kinds of unique and interesting quirks that make it feel both eccentric and elegant all at the same time. We loved so many elements of their wedding–from Melanie’s non-traditional wedding gown, to the choruses of the St. James Schola during their candlelit ceremony, to the candelabras on their gorgeously decorated reception tables, and their delicious wedding cheesecake. However, I think our favorite part of the wedding was probably the toasts. Through the barrage of funny stories and embarrassing photos, you could see that the community of friends and family that came to celebrate with Melanie and Nathan truly love them, support them, and are incredibly happy for them. What more can anyone ask for?