Seattle Summer Wedding
Sound the alarms: we may have found a new favorite venue. Seattle’s Within Sodo is an ideal space for any wedding, but especially Krista and Krispijn’s summertime celebration. Julie Harmsen captured all the details, from the hanging dreamcatchers to the succulent accents to the couple’s incredible style.
From the bride, Krista: We wanted a hand-crafted, Northwest feel in an urban and modern setting. We really wanted to include vintage, found objects as decorations. I enlisted friends to help scour thrift and antique stores for vases, glass containers for potted succulents and tea light candle holders. We spent months collecting different types of liquor bottles to use as water bottles for the dinner tables.
As we thought about our wedding, the words “textural”, “hand-crafted”, “eclectic” and “urban” sprang to mind. Later, when our friends Matt and Tiffani asked us to describe the theme of our wedding, as they prepared to design our website, Krispijn jokingly said “rustic-modern/neo-hipster”. Looking back, we agree that was an apt description. We started with our logo that Krispijn designed, and we incorporated it throughout the wedding. We put together a color palette of kraft paper brown, light aquas, blues and navy. Some of our DIY projects included: cake topper, sandwich board sign, rocks covered in hand-crocheted lace, decorative punched paper and washi tape garlands for the ceremony backdrop, hand-sewn cloth napkins, dream catchers, beach wood airplant holders, a hand bound Polaroid guest book, tissue paper tassels, watercolor seating assignment tags, and a paper mâché fresh flower “K&K”.
Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? You have friends and family who love you and want to help. Rely on them. Ask them to share their gifts and talents with you. It will personalize your wedding, while creating excitement and a unique support system. This was vital for us and we felt the love and a sense of community leading up to “the day”. Enjoy the process. Simple advice but very necessary. Looking back, you’ll remember all the preparation and planning with (almost) as much fondness as your wedding day. Don’t get so caught up in the minutiae of the reception that you forget about the ceremony! My cousin officiated our ceremony and kept reminding me to give equal energy to the ceremony as I was everything else. We did this by 1) having the best officiant ever (seriously), and 2) writing our own vows. Both Krispijn and I agree that the ceremony was the favorite part of our wedding. The day flew by but time stood still for both of us during the ceremony.
Processional: The Wedding March
Recessional: “Together at Last” from Annie
First Dance: “My Baby Just Cares For Me,” Nina Simone
Father/Daughter Dance: “What a Wonderful World,” Louis Armstrong
Mother/Son Dance: “Circle Game,” Joni Mitchell
Wedding Location: Seattle, WA / Photographer and Videographer: Julie Harmsen / Wedding Venue: Within Sodo / Florist: Marigold & Mint / Reception Flowers: Pike Place Market flower stand / Wedding Dress: Nicole Miller via The English Dept / Wedding Shoes: Zara / Bride’s Earrings: Julianne Blumlo / Makeup: Jenny Bowker Makeup / Groom’s Suit and Tie: J. Crew / Wedding Caterer: Madres Kitchen / Drinks: Standard Brewing / Wedding Cakes: Bride’s sister, Elaina Stackhouse / Ceremony Musicians: friend, Yuuki Matthews and groom’s cousin, Kevin Navarro / DJ: friend, Troy Nelson / Wedding Website: friends, Matt Brown and Tiffani Jones Brown / Ring Bag: Redesign Workshop / Wedding Invitations: florever / Videographer: Andy Fitts