How could we resist a wedding with so many cheery colors and details? Leah and Justin’s Seattle wedding is an absolute dream, thanks to Leah’s vision and the incredible work of Troy Grover Photographers, Chambers and Company, and Lola Floral. We absolutely love that the initial inspiration for their wedding day was the orange sapphire stone in the bride’s engagement ring, which lent the perfect cheeriness and truly set the tone for the day.

Colorful Wedding at Hotel Ballard - photo by Troy Grover Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-wedding-at-hotel-ballard

From the bride, Leah: We wanted a modern, urban wedding that was warm and welcoming and would set the scene for a kick-ass party! My engagement ring center stone is a true orange sapphire, so that was the starting point for our color palette. Because we didn’t have a traditional wedding party who needed to purchase dresses months in advance and didn’t care if our save-the-dates matched our decor (our save-the-date was a basic, non-blog worthy e-mail), we could work with our planner and florist to let the color palate unfold throughout the planning process. The warm oranges were complemented by the greenery and the blue napkins and accent table cloths were a last minute addition to further ground the hot hues.

letterpress wedding invitations - photo by Troy Grover Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-wedding-at-hotel-ballard

groom in blue suit - photo by Troy Grover Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-wedding-at-hotel-ballard

gold wedding shoes - photo by Troy Grover Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-wedding-at-hotel-ballard

orange sapphire engagement ring - photo by Troy Grover Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-wedding-at-hotel-ballard

first look - photo by Troy Grover Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-wedding-at-hotel-ballard

bouquet with greenery - photo by Troy Grover Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-wedding-at-hotel-ballard

Another element informed the whole feel of the event were the hanging kokedamas. When our florist, Emily, presented the idea, we were immediately drawn to their organic but modern look. Our florist hung them throughout to warm up the modern rooftop space. Because they are each handmade, she was able to incorporate orange flowers to draw the orange theme throughout.

ceremony chairs - photo by Troy Grover Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-wedding-at-hotel-ballard

ceremony seating - photo by Troy Grover Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-wedding-at-hotel-ballard

wedding ceremony - photo by Troy Grover Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-wedding-at-hotel-ballard

wedding ceremony - photo by Troy Grover Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-wedding-at-hotel-ballard

colorful place setting - photo by Troy Grover Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-wedding-at-hotel-ballard

unique seating charts - photo by Troy Grover Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-wedding-at-hotel-ballard

blue suit grooms - photo by Troy Grover Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-wedding-at-hotel-ballard

Colorful Wedding at Hotel Ballard - photo by Troy Grover Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-wedding-at-hotel-ballard

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Planning our wedding from across the country made it difficult to DIY, but we did ask Leah’s Seattle-based Dad and Grandma “Mutti” to contribute some personal touches. My Dad has a unique gift of making figurines with champagne cages and put his skill to use creating our pretty amazing, one-of-a-kind cake topper. Mutti (84 years old) baked over 100 of her classic chocolate chip cookies to include in the dessert buffet. Guests loved the cookies so much they were taking them into the photo booth for photo-ops and hoarding bunches to take back to their hotel rooms for a midnight snack.

Colorful Wedding at Hotel Ballard - photo by Troy Grover Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-wedding-at-hotel-ballard

colorful wedding receptions - photo by Troy Grover Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-wedding-at-hotel-ballard

tablescape ideas - photo by Troy Grover Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-wedding-at-hotel-ballard

Colorful Wedding at Hotel Ballard - photo by Troy Grover Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-wedding-at-hotel-ballard

Colorful Wedding at Hotel Ballard - photo by Troy Grover Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-wedding-at-hotel-ballard

reception tablescapes - photo by Troy Grover Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-wedding-at-hotel-ballard

cake tables - photo by Troy Grover Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-wedding-at-hotel-ballard

wedding desserts - photo by Troy Grover Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-wedding-at-hotel-ballard

orange wedding cakes - photo by Troy Grover Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-wedding-at-hotel-ballard

Colorful Wedding at Hotel Ballard - photo by Troy Grover Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-wedding-at-hotel-ballard

cake cutting - photo by Troy Grover Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-wedding-at-hotel-ballard


View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Location: Seattle, WA / Photographer: Troy Grover Photographers / Event Design: Chambers and Company / Flower Design: Lola Floral / Venue: Olympic Pavillion at Hotel Ballard / Wedding Dress: Anne Barge / Hair and Makeup: Ashli of Erin Skipley / Jewelry: McTeigue & McClelland / Groom’s Tuxedo: Martin Greenfield / Wedding Cake: Flying Apron / DJ: Chris Graves / Wedding Invitations: Albertine Press

3 comments
  • Absolutely love the cheerful yellow and orange hues! Also, the geometric details on the bride’s dress was intricate, yet simply stunning.

  • Thank you for such a stunning feature! Always love what you guys do!

  • Lovely feature! Thank you Troy Grover for the beautiful captures, Lisa Chambers for the leadership, and Leah and Justin for your love! Leah, your dress AND Justin’s suit was one of my faves of the season!