A Beautiful Samoan Wedding Ceremony in Seattle

Marlon and Mariah first met at church in 2008 and realized their attraction in 2012. A year later, they welcomed their boy, Marcus, into the world, and the family has been living happily together ever since. When they finally made things official in July 2021, they knew their wedding was the perfect opportunity to celebrate their love, faith and culture.

Family and tradition are important values that strengthen Mariah and Marlon’s relationship. They wanted to find a way to blend their Samoan culture with the marriage traditions they’ve become familiar with growing up in the United States.

By the time of their wedding, the couple found the perfect venue that allowed them to celebrate everything they love about their relationship and heritage. They trusted Shutter & Sound as their Seattle wedding videographer, and we couldn’t have been happier to join in the party.

Blending Tradition With Modernity

On the big day, Mariah and Marlon hoped to achieve a sophisticated vibe that still felt energetic. Connecting with nature and their Samoan culture was a must. They checked out various outdoor wedding venues in Washington to find a picturesque spot that would enhance the day and make the perfect setting for the celebration of a lifetime.

The couple knew they wanted an outdoor venue they could accent with their favorite color —  a regal shade of green. After some time, Marlon and Mariah were elated to find Black Diamond Gardens.

A Celebration of Love and Heritage at the Perfect Venue

The couple’s Black Diamond Gardens wedding video captures their ceremony at an altar encircled by lush foliage and woodland.

Check out the video  — the verdant landscape sets the base for the wedding party’s forest-green wedding dresses and vests. Mariah glimmers in her dazzling white dress as the men look strong in wood-brown tuxedos. Love is in the air and good vibes abound.

The couple stuck with modern wedding tropes for most of their ceremony and reception. Their video shows gleeful memories, tears of joy and positivity characteristic of their upbeat day of romance and fun.

The Perfect End

Marlon and Mariah carried the fun deep into the festivities. They capped off their wedding day by donning traditional wear with the wedding party — including Marcus — and dancing the Taualuga before their families.

It was smiles all around as the couple danced the night away. The congregation’s Fa’aumu cry let it be known that Marlon and Mariah’s loving marriage was off to a wonderful start.

A Wedding Video That Captures It All

Incorporating Samoan customs into their wedding was essential for Marlon and Mariah, and so was capturing the moment to cherish forever. We’re proud to give this couple a piece of art to help them relive their special day for years to come. Check out their video online — and if you’re planning your own wedding, get in touch with our team. We’d love to capture it for you.

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