The Emerald City
Yesterday I gave you a super quick peek at my outfit from one night of our trip, but today I wanted to share more of what we did during our weekend in Seattle. So, let’s dive in — and be prepared, there are a lot of photos, but I couldn’t help it, everything was beautiful! So, let’s go!
Friday was by far my favorite day. We started the day by heading to Pike’s Place Market. I absolutely love walking through markets, so I guess it makes sense that this was one of the highlights of the trip. We walked past the Gum Wall on the way there, which was really pretty gross, but at least I can check it off my list. We strolled through the market for quite some time admiring the gorgeous flowers, beautiful produce and of course, the freshly caught seafood. It made me desperately wish for a kitchen so we could have shopped and cooked.
That afternoon we took the ferry across Puget Sound to Bainbridge Island. Once the ferry starts pulling away from Seattle, you get a really great view of the city. Once we got to Bainbridge, we walked into downtown and found a spot to eat lunch and enjoy a glass of wine. We ate at a cute spot called Cafe Nola and the food was awesome! We had to wait about 20 minutes, but it was worth it! While we waited we poked around in a few shops.
After lunch we stopped into Alehouse on Winslow for a beer while we waited for the next ferry to take us back. Daisy, the bull dog, was about the funniest shop dog I’ve ever seen. Every five minutes or so, she’d walk around the whole place stopping at each table as if she was checking in on everyone to make sure they were okay, so sweet! For dinner that night we ate at the Italian place I mentioned yesterday called Tulio.
On Saturday my dad was throwing a groomsmen lunch for my cousin, so my mom and sister and I went to brunch at Boka before heading towards the Space Needle to check out that area. We toured the Chihuly Garden & Glass exhibit which was absolutely breathtaking. Even if you’re not into art, the colors in here are simply stunning! We decided against going into the Space Needle because the line was way too long, but it was cool to see it up close from underneath.
We hopped over to Fremont Brewing to meet up with my dad before heading home to clean up for that night’s rehearsal dinner. We sat outside enjoyed a few great beers and really just soaked up the amazing weather and time we got to spend with each other.
Sunday was a bit of a short day because the wedding started at 4. We went to Serious Pie for a quick lunch. I’m a huge pizza fan (maybe even a pizza snob?) and this place was incredible. They had unique combinations, homemade charcuterie and super thin crust — all good things. They also had a really amazing kale salad that I’m dying to try to emulate. After lunch we walked back towards Pike’s Place Market before heading back home to relax before the wedding. I’ll admit I was pretty exhausted at this point!
The wedding was held at Sodo Park, a restored old cannery not far from the Seahawks Stadium. The whole space was decorated so beautifully and the wedding and ceremony couldn’t have been more special. I’m thrilled for my cousin and his new bride and can’t wait to get to know her more over the years.
I was so thankful that we were able to spend so much time exploring Seattle while we were there for the wedding and I can’t wait to come again with Rob someday! If you’re wondering why he wasn’t there, he’s in Tel Aviv with his guy friends. Hopefully you enjoyed the little photo diary, and maybe got inspired to book a trip to the Emerald City soon!