Most guests—and the couple—stayed at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel ( fairmont.com/ seattle). “We could greet guests as they arrived, and everyone gathered there,” Jess says.
THE REHEARSAL DINNER
Family, close friends, and out-of-town invitees celebrated the night before at the hotel’s Spanish Ballroom. On the menu: red-wine-braised short ribs, honey-smoked wild salmon, and seven kinds of mini desserts.
The weekend was capped off with a casual buffet in the hotel’s Garden Room. “It’s beautiful—one of my favorite venues in Seattle,” Jess says.