December 1st was a day I won’t forget – and I can’t believe this intimate wedding was already a month ago. When Abby and Stuart had originally reached out to me earlier in the Fall, I immediately was so hopeful that it would work out for me to photograph their wedding. Why? Because I had heard and seen such amazing things about The Corson Building. It truly served as the perfect spot for an intimate dinner-party styled wedding.
The building was originally built as a home in the early 1900’s, and has now been serving the people of Seattle with beautiful, Pacific Northwest sourced cuisine since 2008. The atmosphere is cozy, Tuscan, and communal. The dining room downstairs as well as the private dining room upstairs (where we were) have rustic farm tables, inspiring guests to take part in family-style meals and share conversation with one another. The emphasis on relationships with local farmers and artisans that The Corson Building has somehow translates into the relationships around the table, making for the perfect space for an intimate wedding. While this was an after-dark dinner party in the winter, this venue is surrounded by lush greens and beautiful exterior details outside, making it an alluring “secret garden”-esque option for a spring or summer wedding as well.
The forecast for the day of their wedding was a rainy downpour, and so we actually rescheduled their bride+groom portraits for the day before which was a perfectly sunny, crisp, December afternoon. I’m so glad we did that because the sun worked so well with us to create a glow as we traipsed around the exterior of The Corson Building as well as the local spots around Georgetown. The surrounding area of Georgetown is yet another stunning reason to wed here. The exposed brick and historic buildings make for such beautiful backdrops and interesting lines to work with.
The evening of the wedding came around and 12 guests plus Abby and Stuarts’ sweet daughter, Eloise, joined the party in the private dining area upstairs. Drinks were shared, photos were taken, and then Stuart’s brother-in-law officiated a thoughtful, concise ceremony – exactly what the couple hoped for. Food was eaten, stories were shared. Eloise wiggled from lap to lap in a room of her favorite people. And it was perfect.
I hope that seeing these photos leaves you inspired by the history of Seattle, the intimacy of doing something small with your closest people, and the love of the people involved. If a Corson Building wedding feels right for you, I couldn’t recommend it more.
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