Olympic Sculpture Park Wedding Showcases Quintessential Seattle Ambiance

Real Wedding
Sydney and Ben returned to the bride's hometown of Seattle for a glamorous night of love and festivities.
Written by
Catherine Cortes


Seattle Bride Fall/Winter 2023

Olympic Sculpture Park was the scene of Sydney Hopper and Ben Iaderosa’s wedding, as loved ones gathered to socialize, share memories and engage in some friendly competition over ping-pong. Sydney and Ben first met in Chicago: A weeknight date over drinks quickly blossomed into true love, and a few years later the pair was searching for the perfect wedding venue in Sydney’s hometown of Seattle. With guests traveling in from various parts of the country, Sydney and Ben wanted a venue that captured the essence of Seattle, and PACCAR Pavilion at Olympic Sculpture Park embodied that vibe with its lush outdoor space and floor-to-ceiling glass windows, which afford a breathtaking view of the iconic Space Needle. In wanting to create an inclusive atmosphere, Sydney and Ben knew traditional dinner seating was not for them. The reception took on an elevated bar-lounge vibe, featuring modern credenzas, stylish barstools, and sleek lounge areas designed to encourage conversation and connection among guests. For some nostalgic fun, an assortment of games, including ping-pong and cornhole, were scattered throughout the pavilion. Dinner featured delectable foodand-drink stations, including a tempting poke bar and an Italian espresso cart, which paid homage to Ben’s Italian heritage—and his family’s tradition of partaking in espresso shots at every gathering. Sydney and Ben’s wedding was the perfect union of love and family traditions, along with a solid dose of caffeine and healthy competition.

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