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Modern Geometric Wedding

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Newlyweds Trish and Michael met while working at a local newspaper agency in Seattle, and both went on to careers in design — so it seems like a logical jump that their wedding day would incorporate a love of paper, bold graphic design, and a color palette described by the bride as “sophisticated Lego.” After receiving many recommendations from friends, the couple hired photographer Jenny Jimenez and the amazing talents of Matthew Parker Events who sent these lovely images our way. We adore that the couple picked a venue only four blocks from their home, so that their guests were able to get a taste of the couple’s own neighborhood life!

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From the bride, Trish: Our hope was for the wedding to reflect our personal style and to include things in our everyday life. The colors that we chose were the same as bowls and French serving plates that we have in our kitchen. We have lots of friends and family who live far away and who we don’t get to see as often as we’d like so, as much as possible, we wanted them to feel like they were visiting us and seeing our lives when they came to our wedding. Also, we go to a lot of parties and celebrate often so we wanted the guests at our wedding to have fun and feel like we were celebrating them and showing them how grateful we are to have them in our lives.


geometric modern wedding from jenny jimenez
geometric wedding invitations

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geometric modern wedding from jenny jimenez

We both work in the design industry; Michael as a founder of creative agency called Dumb Eyes and I’m a recruiter for Filter, working with web and graphic designers. We met while working at The Stranger, an alternative weekly newspaper in Seattle. When Michael proposed, it was with a ring that he made out of paper that had lorem ipsum printed on it, which is used by web designers as placeholder copy in comps. This would be the placeholder ring until I picked one that I liked.


geometric modern wedding from jenny jimenez

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geometric modern wedding from jenny jimenez

geometric modern wedding from jenny jimenez

Because we met at a newspaper we really wanted to use paper as a theme. Since we had a pretty limited budget, we wanted to keep the paper décor simple and bold to avoid an overly crafty look. As we sought inspiration, a friend introduced us to a book on paper folding techniques “Creating With Paper” by Pauline Johnson. We also watched the documentary “Between The Folds”. We enlisted the help of artist Matthew Parker, who shared our admiration for geometric paper shapes, to bring these shapes to life. Our ring bearer carried our rings down the aisle on a paper sculpture created by Matthew. Rather than flower petals, our flower girls dropped “petals” of colored tissue paper that Michael and his mother cut into geometric shapes.


geometric modern wedding from jenny jimenez

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geometric modern wedding from jenny jimenez

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geometric modern wedding from jenny jimenez

Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? Michael and I were really fortunate to have supportive families who didn’t impose their expectations or wishes on our event. In that respect, we could do almost anything we wanted and this became daunting sometimes. We tried to focus on the top things that were important to us and remind ourselves of those things when our attention would start to become divided. This ended up being really helpful when I’d find myself obsessing over some minor detail that wasn’t on my list. If you’re lucky and have wonderful friends like we do, they’ll offer to help you. If you’re organized enough, graciously accept!

geometric modern wedding from jenny jimenez
polyhedron wedding backdrop
polyhedron wedding backdrop
polyhedron wedding backdrop


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Wedding Music:

Flower Girl Processional: “Here She Comes,” The Velvet Underground
Bride’s Processional: “Terrapin,” Syd Barrett
Recessional: “All My Loving,” Almighty Defenders
First Dance: “I’m Sticking To You,” The Velvet Underground
Father/Daughter Dance: “‘Til There Was You,” The Beatles

Wedding Vendors (Seattle, WA):

Wedding Venue: Rainier Chapter House / Wedding Photographer: Jenny Jimenez / Officiant: Wazhma Samizay / Event Design: Matthew Parker Events / Wedding Flowers: Katherine Anderson of Marigold and Mint / Wedding Dress: Neiman Marcus / Wedding Veil: BellaBridalVeils / Wedding Hair: Beehive Salon / Wedding Rings: Greenlake Jewelry Works / DJ: Mark Gockley, DJ Buttontop and Chris Sutton / Wedding Caterer: Long Provincial Restaurant / Wedding Invitations: Designed by groom, Dumb Eyes / Stationery Printer: United Reprographics

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[seven-degrees]

A new angle on the art of entertaining. [seven-degrees] is an award-winning & full-service events venue. At [seven-degrees] we provide a range of services which are layered together to create a complete wedding experience. Our property, winner of the Architecture Guild Award, is a 25,000 square-foot indoor/outdoor gallery noted for its modern design and elegant feel. Our [seven-degrees] Coordination team will assist you in implementing your unique vision for the space. We understand the intricacies of planning a distinct ceremony and reception and take pleasure in working with couples throughout each stage of the process. You’ll enjoy customizing your menu with our Executive Chef and meet with our Wedding Coordinators and Design Team to make choices regarding design and décor (including presentation, technology, lighting and floral arrangement).

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Urban Wedding at the Corson Building

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“Vera Wang meets chicken coop!” How could one resist? Audra and Chris chose the Corson Building in Seattle for their wedding and designed their invitations and concept around the chicken coop that the venue has. And unique venues call for equally distinct gowns…so a Vera Wang number was in order. The wedding was dubbed “Big Dress / Small Wedding” due to the huge peach Vera Wang dress she wore (lovingly referred to as “the Wang”). Shot by Jenny Jimenez, this wedding is filled to the brim with handmade touches. Check out the photo gallery for the deets!

blush pink Vera Wang wedding dress Corson Building
blush pink Vera Wang wedding dress Corson Building

Sweet wedding at one of the most beautiful venues in Seattle, the Corson Building. Audra and Chris crafted most of their decor by hand. Audra painted the invitations to match the Corson Building & their chickens that live on site.

We had seedbombs as favors, customized for every region of the country their guests came from, and a taco bar at the end of the night.

I worked from the thing we were sure about– the venue– and so I was thinking about intimate urban gardens. We wanted it to feel personal and fun.

We had a very loose chicken theme, because the Corson Building has a chicken coop (and I like them.) Vera Wang meets chicken coop! Our colors were peachy-grapefruity and minty/aqua.
blush pink Vera Wang wedding dress Corson Building Seattle Venue
blush pink Vera Wang wedding dress Corson Building
blush pink Vera Wang wedding dress Corson Building
blush pink Vera Wang wedding dress Corson Building
blush pink Vera Wang wedding dress Corson Building
blush pink Vera Wang wedding dress Corson Building

We had many DIY projects: save-the-date card and wedding invitations, dyed coffee filter garlands, watercolored heart garlands, ombre-dyed napkins, welcome bag stamps, seedbomb wedding favors, and our cake garlands and cake topper.

Audra’s advice for brides: Definitely be inspired by all the wonderful ideas in blogs and magazines, but keep it an honest reflection of who you and your groom really are and what you love. Not because it’s “your day,” but because it will make it meaningful for everyone.

Jenny Jimenez, this wedding is filled to the brim with handmade touches. Check out the View all images from the gallery

Wedding Songs:

Processional: “As Long as the Grass Shall Grow”- Johnny Cash and June Carter

Recessional: “The Best is Yet to Come”- Frank Sinatra

First Dance: “In My Life”- Johnny Cash

Wedding Vendors and Venue (Seattle, WA):

Venue: The Corson Building / Wedding Planner: Michelle Engvall of Married with Michelle / Lead Photographer: Jenny Jimenez / Second Photographer: Sergio Mottola / Getting Ready Location: The Arctic Club / Florist: Marigold & Mint / Veil: Twigs and Honey / Jewelry: Catbird / Stationary: Chris and Audra using Girlie Press / Transportation: Starline Shuttle / DJ: Bryan with Emerald City Productions / Cake: Créme de la Créme / Greek cookies: Chris’ mom and sister Tuni / Seedbomb Favors, Vintage Handkerchiefs: Audra and Chris / Dress: Vera Wang / Groom’s Suit: Paul Smith

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Home Sweet Flowers

Home Sweet Flowers is flowery hearted; there is no doubt that in every creation that is made the recipe consists of love & intuition. Flowers are not merely “pretty”, we believe each stem has the inevitable ability to enhance ones mood, daily life, & wedding day.

HSF always respects a couples budget, without reducing quality. We use locally grown stems and love that “just picked from the garden” whimsical touch. Let us make your wedding glow!

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