Granddaughter of Lucille Ball makes her own Magic at the Seattle Aquarium

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by Planner/Designer Amber Sooter

Having the pleasure of working with Kate and Jeff on their Seattle Aquarium wedding for nearly a year and a half, I got to know this perfectly paired duo well. I always knew their wedding would be fun, but I never imagined both Mother of the Bride (none other than Lucie Arnaz) and the Bride herself would blow everyone away with their song and dance performances, with music performed by the Seattle Rock Orchestra.

I always knew their wedding would be beautiful, but I found myself taken aback by just how beautifully the design vendors worked their magic on the day, even despite weather challenges, leading us to move the ceremony indoors with limited set-up time.

I always knew their wedding day would be emotional, honoring Kate & Jeff’s undying love in front of those who clearly meant the world to them. Though to no surprise, I heard some of the most heartfelt toasts, witnessed some of the most genuine moments between the Bride and Groom and felt nothing but sheer joy in the room that magical evening in June.

Though when you’re the granddaughter of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, magic is in your blood. My biggest congratulations to Kate & Jeff Conner! 

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K&J’s magical day was captured by Amelia Soper Photography.  Ceremony backdrop and blue runner by Prop Gallery, ceremony rug by Vintage Ambiance and floral by Bash and Bloom

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Bash and Bloom created a unique design for each guest table, mirroring Bride Kate’s love of candlelight, bright colors and tropical flowers. Menus by Wedding Paper Divas, gold Chiavari chairs provided by Pedersen’s.

KLS Make-Up Artistry made Bride Kate and her bridesmaids look flawless. 

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Not doing a First Look? Consider a heartfelt First Touch instead to help calm nerves and create a, well, touching photo opp.

first touch instead of first look

Wedding Gown from Dolce Bleu and tuxedo from The Tuxedo Club.

Dolce Bleu gown, Tuxedo Club
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Bride Kate accessorized with jewelry and a handkerchief that once belonged to Grandmother Lucille Ball.

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Alternating Creative Coverings’ linens in navy and ivory complimented the venue, while adding a splash of glam with gold accents in the chargers, chairs, votives and table numbers. Bride & Groom dined at a sweetheart table draped in what else but gold sequin!

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DJ Mack Long provided lighting, audio and mixed dance hits after the Seattle Rock Orchestra’s set.  


Groom Jeff and all his charm honoring his second love, the Seattle Seahawks, with his black lapeled navy tuxedo and lime green pocket silk. Groomsmen suits also provided by The Tuxedo Club.

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Mother of the Bride, Lucie Arnaz, bringing down the house with her rendition of “The Glory of Love.”

wedding cake, oreo cake
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Honoring their favorite deserts, Kate and Jeff featured an Oreo cutting cake by New York Cupcakes, Oreos and milk and Vietnamese crème puffs from Pho Than Bros.

sickness and health favor
sparkler sendoff

What a perfect way to end K&J’s magical day.