Sandy & Vern

June 3, 2017




Bride’s name: Sandy Ton

Groom’s name: Vern Henderson

Occupations: Sandy is a business manager and Vern is a general manager.

How they met: Sandy and Vern serendipitously met while waiting in line at a coffee shop.

The proposal: Vern took Sandy to the Seattle Waterfront, where the two had their first date. “He proposed in front of the Seattle Great Wheel, right by the water. It was magical!”

Number of guests: 105

Wedding colors: Forest green and gold

Most memorable moment…

For her: “Walking down the aisle and seeing all of our friends and family present to celebrate such an important day of our lives.”

For him: “How happy I was, especially during our first look, and walking around the pond at the Alaska Native Heritage Center taking first look photos.”

Unique aspects of the day: “Our wedding location was incredibly special and unique to us. We got married outside in front of a beautiful pond surrounded by lush trees,” says Sandy. Personalized signs and magnolia leaf place cards also added a special touch. “It was surreal to see everything come to life. Our reception space was truly transformed.”

Funniest moment: "The best man’s speech was hilarious – he talked about things he never expected Vern to do, like watch The Bachelor, since meeting Sandy."

Three words that best describe their day: “Blissful, beautiful and heartwarming.”

What Sandy loves most about her husband: “I love how incredibly loving my husband is.”

What Vern loves most about his wife: “I love how happy my wife makes me.”

Best advice for a couple planning their wedding: “A great wedding planner is a must! When I felt overwhelmed and stressed, I had an experienced professional to go to for advice and support.”

Photography: Lauren Parker Photography · Videography: Megan Eleanor Clark · Ceremony & reception site: Alaska Native Heritage Center · Rehearsal dinner site: Fat Ptarmigan · Cake: Midnight Sun Cakery · Catering: Ray’s Place; Pho Saigon Restaurant; Groat Catering & Entertainment · Wedding coordinator: LaBoum Events · Flowers: Alaska Knit Nat · Bride's dress: Vera Wang gown, David’s Bridal · Bridesmaids' dresses: Lulus · Groom's/groomsmen’s formal wear: Men’s Wearhouse · Hair: Ebb & Flo Hair Boutique · Makeup: Kierra Manion · Entertainment & music: Groat Catering & Entertainment; Blaze & Eric · Decorations, party supplies & rentals: AK Décor Rentals; Party World · Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas · Custom Signs/place cards: KY & CO · Bride/groom’s wedding night accommodations: Hotel Captain Cook · Honeymoon destination: Ocean Shores, Washington

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