Buzz + Rodney. You had me at Ya’ll. The most perfectly dynamic duo, and add in their Southern charm… wow.
We were introduced to Buzz + Rodney by Jenny at New Chapter Events, as they contracted her to plan their laid back waterfront wedding at Gasworks Park while they got on with life in Atlanta, GA. These two met whilst in Seattle – they had moved to Seattle from Atlanta within a month of each other. The rest is in their words:
How did you know….?
Rodney: I knew that I loved Buzz and that we had a bond and connection. We dated for a while then took a break, then I randomly reached out and he said yeah, “I’ll go on date”… fast forward several years I knew in my heart that he was my soul mate and the man I wanted to spend my life with.
Buzz: We dated for awhile, then stopped talking for about a year. When Rodney came back he insisted to take me on a picnic at Gasworks for my birthday. We have been together ever since….
On the proposal. . .
Buzz: Rodney proposed to me in Sitges, Spain… The setting was beautiful as we were on a overlook in the small town overlooking the city and the Mediterranean Sea. I honestly thought he was going to do it several times before then, so I wasn’t expecting it when he did. I was excited, but more overwhelmed and speechless when it happened.”
Rodney: Actual I did propose. I proposed because he said I had too! 😉 The planning was in the works for a months. I had custom cuff links made to represent our time in Seattle along with his first trip to Europe. I felt, excited, happy, nervous, full of love and completeness the moment he said yes! “
On the wedding. . .
Buzz: I’m excited to go back where it all “officially” started (Gasworks Park), and complete the circle with our closes friends from our time in Seattle and Atlanta.
Rodney: Getting to say our vows and exchanging rings and proclaiming our love for each other in front of our friends and family.
Buzz + Rodney: Our theme, “You had me at y’all” has to do with our very southern accents in Seattle. Our accents turned heads there, so we thought it would be fitting … For our decor, it is a continuation of our style we us at our home we built together. We have a simple, modern aesthetic with a touch of rustic. We really want the environment and venues to speak for themselves, though. Being 2 of the best views in the city, we didn’t want to compete with those quintessential Seattle landmarks.
“I knew in my heart that he was my soul mate and the man I wanted to spend my life with.”
So, from reconnecting at Gasworks Park years before moving back East to the exchange of vows and committing to a life of partnership and love – complete with lawn blankets and vodka lemonades! They fostered a quintessential chill waterfront wedding and travelled a mile down the road to have the waterfront reception at Westward.
It was impeccable…. They had the most excellent fusion of celebrants from the Deep South, to the Midwest to the local PNW scene. People were elated to come together, get to know each other, drink, dance and so on in the name of beards, I mean, love. From the oyster bar, humaned by the worlds fastest shucker, to the shrimp + grits to the seafood skewers, and the on-site spit-grille with Prime Rib to the locally harvested Salmon smothered in seasonal vegetables…. it was ridiculous. Not to mention the craft cocktails, the spread of deserts and the heartfelt toasts shared by friends.
Thank you, Buzz + Rodney for including us in your day of celebration, we are so happy to have been your wedding photographers. It was the best getting know you as well as your nearest and dearest as we captured the essence of your day. Your love most definitely wins.