They often say that you meet someone when you least expect it, and for Jamie and Barry this was no exception. “We met at a restaurant in Seattle,” says Jamie. “Barry helped me fix something that was wrong with my car.”
As for the proposal, that was also an unexpected surprise. “We accidentally got engaged in a ramen shop near our house in Seattle,” she says. “I was feeling upset because I wanted him to propose and he had asked me what I wanted for Valentine’s Day.”
Jamie and Barry chose Catalyst, a trendy restaurant in Cambridge, Massachusetts, to exchange vows. “My dad actually suggested Catalyst as a venue. We live in Seattle and were getting married in Boston, which is where my family lives, and didn’t have time to zip around to a million different locations. It was perfect,” says Jamie.
Admittedly, the couple wanted their big day to feel more like a party than a traditional wedding, and the cozy, sophisticated space, decorated with colorful peonies, was just the right setting. “I wanted it to feel very grownup, which it did,” adds Jamie.
The appetizers and the range of demi-cocktails were their favorite part of the day. “Of course, we barely got to eat anything because we were so busy with our guests,” admits Jamie, “but we certainly had some of the cocktails.”
By Katie Menosky
Photography by Studio Nouveau
Vendors: Wedding Planning: Lola Grace Events // Ceremony Location, Reception Venue + Catering: Catalyst // Officiant: Priscilla Geaney // Rentals: New England Country Rentals // Florist: Little Flower Cottage // Bridal Gown + Accessories: BHLDN // Hair: Katy Brown Hair // Makeup: Leather & Lace Artistry // Invitations + Paper Products: Minted.com // Calligraphy: Susan Smith // Ceremony Music + Reception Entertainment: Rhett Price