Jiayi Liang & Galen Maly

Seattle, WA   —   07/28/2018

Ceremony & Reception

Olympic Sculpture Park
2901 Western Ave
Seattle, WA 98121


6:00pm Ceremony
6:45pm Hors D'oeuvres
7:30pm Dinner
Merriment to follow.

To be able to spend more time with out-of-town guests, we'll be having a happy hour 8-10 PM Friday, July 27. Details to follow.

Wedding Party

Charbel El-Beyrouty Officiant

Carolyn Kriss Maid of Honor

Amy Gao Bridesmaid

Laura El-Beyrouty Bridesmaid

Emma Zhu Bridesmaid

Greg Maly Best Man

Ryan Finley Groomsman

Erik Bronnum Groomsman

Donald Oellerich Groomsman

Jessica Tam Readings

Najmeh Habili Readings


The lodging in Seattle over Summer time can be competitive - book early to secure a reasonable rate. The venue is in downtown Seattle and there are many places to stay within walking distance. Here are a few nearby options:

The Edgewater Hotel
2411 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98121

Inn at the Market Seattle
86 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101

1900 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

What to wear

Garden Party Attire. Dress nicely, but don't worry about being too formal.

Weather permitting, the ceremony will take place on Olympic Sculpture Park’s beautiful lawn! There will be grass so for the ladies, flats or wedges would work well. Gents, a jacket and/or tie would be lovely. More details.


Lovely friends and family, your attendance is what will make our day special! We already have most of our household supplies covered, and are just so happy to celebrate with you in Seattle!

If you want to get us something, we ask for a big hug from you!

If you have to get us something (and you don't!), you could check out the registry fund for our upcoming expedition to the 22,000ft Mt. Aconcagua: Zola, Amazon. Thanks!

It all started with...

When two people power through the hardships of a mountain climb - suffering through the biting cold, devouring bland freeze-dried meals, and sharing a tent despite excessive altitude-induced flatulence, it is a promising sign that they have broken down walls and secured a level of intimacy that’ll last a lifetime.

We met in May 2014 in Seattle on a hike to Mailbox Peak, both training to climb Mt. Rainier. We bonded over our expeditions in Alaska and our shared desire to push ourselves and live life fully. Later that summer we formed a two-person rope team and summited Mt. Rainier together, putting our lives in the other's hands.

As the years went on, we continued to climb mountains and adventure together. We ventured out across the United States, traversed the Alps, and trekked in the high mountains of Sichuan. And In January 2017, shivering on a snow-covered mountain-side in Yosemite, we got engaged.

We so look forward to seeing you at our wedding in Seattle, the city where we met and fell in love.

Seattle & surrounding area

Hikes to try

The PNW offers great nature and hikes. We have included a few of our favorite hikes within 60 minutes drive from Seattle. If hiking on a weekend, be sure to leave early — Seattle area trailheads can get crowded!

Mailbox Peak Old Trail

This is the hike where we first met and it is truly a “stairmaster” - you gain almost 2,000ft per mile on this arduous hike! On the summit you will find the namesake mailbox and unobstructed views of Mt. Rainier and surrounding mountains. Discover pass is required.


Poo Poo Point - Chirico Trail

If you only have 3 or 4 hours to spare, the Chirico Trail will offer, in Jiayi’s opinion, the “best value for money” with a decent workout and a rewarding view of both Seattle/Bellevue Downtown and Mt. Rainier. Discover pass is required.


Silver Peak

For a hike a little further away from the crowds, head to Silver Peak - one of Galen's favorite hikes. Requires a Pacific Northwest Forest pass or Interagency "America the Beautiful" pass.


Places to go

Pike Place

Pike Place is Seattle’s original farmers market, established in 1907 - fresh produce, flowers, bakeries (Piroshky and Country Dough is our favorite), cafes (Café Campagne), bars (Radiator Whiskey, Zig Zag Cafe) and fine dinings (The Pink Door, Sushi Kashiba, and Chan Seattle); the gum wall, Rachel the Pig, and the fish-throw - one can easily spend a whole day wandering around it. Arrive before 11am to avoid lines, and make sure you check out the new market front area.


Kerry Park

A stunning view of the city with Mt. Rainier as a backdrop. We would have totally held our ceremony here if we could sort through the logistics.

Ballard farmers market (Sunday)

22nd Avenue NW and NW Market Street.

If you have a few hours on Sunday, check out the Ballard Farmer’s Market and meet the local farmers, bakers, cheese makers, and chefs. Located in the historic Ballard downtown, the BFM used to be a part of our Sunday routine when we lived in Ballard.


Unexpected Productions Improv

Located inside the Pike Place Market, Unexpected Productions bring out the fun inside of Seattleites. Jiayi is a big fan of theirs. Evening and late nights shows on every night over the weekend.