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Garden Pacific Northwest Wedding

Romantic Weddings

As if we don’t dish out enough, here is some beautiful wedding eye-candy from the astounding lens of Amanda K Photography. Taylor and Mike’s nuptials in Seattle focused heavily on the beauty of the Pacific Northwest, while also incorporating natural and earthy tones you can’t ever go wrong with. Stacy Anderson Design kept the blooms elegant in tone and style and Alexis Marie Events wrangled all of the fine details of the day to make sure that even in a rainstorm typical for the northwest, everything was still a vision to behold.

grooms in navy suits - photo by Amanda K Photography http://ruffledblog.com/garden-pacific-northwest-wedding

From the bride, Taylor: My vision was sort of a mish mash of a few different themes: A garden wedding, with the feeling of a seaside affair while paying tribute to the Pacific Northwest. With guests coming from all over the country, we wanted them to really have a great time. I wanted lots of lush greenery and ferns, soft natural tones, lush florals, and elements like sun bleached mussel shells strewn on the dining tables and a raw oyster station to bring in the ocean. I was aiming for elegant, earthy and personalized.

orange and gray weddings - photo by Amanda K Photography http://ruffledblog.com/garden-pacific-northwest-wedding

bridal bouquets - photo by Amanda K Photography http://ruffledblog.com/garden-pacific-northwest-wedding

bridal updos - photo by Amanda K Photography http://ruffledblog.com/garden-pacific-northwest-wedding

outdoor ceremony - photo by Amanda K Photography http://ruffledblog.com/garden-pacific-northwest-wedding

groom's styles - photo by Amanda K Photography http://ruffledblog.com/garden-pacific-northwest-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Amanda K Photography http://ruffledblog.com/garden-pacific-northwest-wedding

groom's reaction - photo by Amanda K Photography http://ruffledblog.com/garden-pacific-northwest-wedding

Seattle wedding photographers - photo by Amanda K Photography http://ruffledblog.com/garden-pacific-northwest-wedding

wedding dresses - photo by Amanda K Photography http://ruffledblog.com/garden-pacific-northwest-wedding

I also wanted a huge emphasis on photographs. We made a large display table inside with dozens of framed family photos, ranging from antique portraits of my grandmother’s wedding day to photos of our parents as kids, and everything in between. We had a few baby and family photo albums on display, and then I got tons of loose prints made as well. My aim was for every guest at the wedding to be able to find themselves in a photograph somewhere – loose prints we strewn onto the coffee tables and high tops for people to be able to thumb through during cocktail hour. We also had a photo booth for some fun candids, and our guestbook was our trusty little Fuji film Polaroid camera.

wedding ceremony candles - photo by Amanda K Photography http://ruffledblog.com/garden-pacific-northwest-wedding

wedding ideas - photo by Amanda K Photography http://ruffledblog.com/garden-pacific-northwest-wedding

natural wedding colors - photo by Amanda K Photography http://ruffledblog.com/garden-pacific-northwest-wedding

wedding table names - photo by Amanda K Photography http://ruffledblog.com/garden-pacific-northwest-wedding

place settings - photo by Amanda K Photography http://ruffledblog.com/garden-pacific-northwest-wedding

bride and groom - photo by Amanda K Photography http://ruffledblog.com/garden-pacific-northwest-wedding

We didn’t have a ton of DIY elements, but we had tons of personalized elements throughout the day. What we did create was the escort card display, where I pasted cards into a vintage window we bought. My talented cousin created sketches that we used in lieu of table numbers, highlighting all the different locations that Mike and I have lived or hold dear to us. It was a really wonderful way to incorporate all the traveling and moving we have done, while simultaneously including our guests who had come in from or also cherish all those various locations. We also chose coffee as our favors (Seattle, duh!), but chose the brand based on its name, Herkimer coffee – Herkimer is a county in rural upstate NY, and between my family’s vacation home up there and Mike’s family being from Rochester NY, everyone instantly recognized the coincidence in the name and loved it! We had stamps made by my friend Allison, using the calligraphy that Libby designed for us, and stamped all the coffee with our “logo”. Also, my brother graciously made a customized corn hole set for us by hand! We also created cards for each guest’s seat, thanking them for joining us and reminding them how much it meant to us.

seating charts - photo by Amanda K Photography http://ruffledblog.com/garden-pacific-northwest-wedding

guest books - photo by Amanda K Photography http://ruffledblog.com/garden-pacific-northwest-wedding

bridesmaids dresses - photo by Amanda K Photography http://ruffledblog.com/garden-pacific-northwest-wedding

wedding favors - photo by Amanda K Photography http://ruffledblog.com/garden-pacific-northwest-wedding

Along with the dozens of photographs that we brought, we also brought about half of our home to be used as decor! The rug we stood on during our ceremony was my grandmother’s; Mike was wearing his grandfather’s tie clip; we brought a vintage globe and old wooden soda crate for the guest book display; lots of brass candlesticks and trays to place around the venue; my brother played guitar as I walked down the aisle with my dad, and the song he played was “Here Comes the Sun”, which was my parents’ recessional song at their own wedding; instead of a reading or poem during the ceremony, we had Mike’s mom prepare some thoughts on love and marriage, which she shared and moved everyone; instead of a stranger, we had Mike’s brother-in-law marry us; we brought in the ferns to adorn the aisle, and the coffee favors sat on my grandmother’s old tray table.

wedding table setup - photo by Amanda K Photography http://ruffledblog.com/garden-pacific-northwest-wedding

thank you messages - photo by Amanda K Photography http://ruffledblog.com/garden-pacific-northwest-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? If things don’t go the way you planned, don’t sweat it! You’re the only two (and your planner) who know that it didn’t go “your way” – your guests won’t ever know! Some things, big or small, are bound to go wrong.

simple wedding cakes - photo by Amanda K Photography http://ruffledblog.com/garden-pacific-northwest-wedding

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Amanda K Photography

Event and Floral Design

Stacy Anderson Design

Day-of Coordination

Alexis Marie Events

Venue

The Robinswood House

Wedding Dress

Nicole Miller

Wedding Shoes

Badgley Mischka

Bridal Boutique

The Dress Theory

Hair and Bridal Party Makeup

Off White Beauty

Bride's Makeup

Bride

Catering

Twelve Baskets Catering

Wedding Cake and Desserts

Honey Crumb Studio

DJ

Kris McCoskery

Table Number Drawings

A. Towne Design

Calligraphy and Signage

Libby Tipton

Seattle Summer Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

To kick off summer in high style, Catie Coyle Photography and Paper Hearts + Co. got together on a creative playdate as wedding pros and came up with this shoot that is nothing short of happy. Bringing in city elements from their native downtown Seattle and bright pops of citrus hues, we’re already feeling like throwing a summer party this weekend!

weddings in Seattle - photo by Catie Coyle Photography http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-summer-wedding-inspiration

From the photographer, Catie Coyle Photography: I worked with Erica from Paper Hearts + Co. on this lovely styled wedding. We wanted to combine our love of urban weddings with the upcoming arrival of summer and put together this downtown Seattle styled wedding, with fresh pops of color, succulents and stunning flower arrangements.
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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Catie Coyle Photography

Event Planner, Designer, and Floral Designer

Paper Hearts + Co.

Venue

The Studio

Wedding Dress

Watters Wtoo

Hair and Makeup

Beehive Salon

Wedding Cake

Pastel Cakes Bakery

Rentals

Vintage Ambiance, Pedersen's Rentals

Wallpaper and Watercolor Wedding Ideas

Wedding Design

In today’s inspiration shoot, we’re taking a willing dive deep into some romantic wedding ideas combined with beautiful vintage prints and accents. B. Jones Photography was one of the creatives behind this ultra-feminine shoot and it was nothing short of fun ideas, interesting concepts, and a delightful color palette. Drawing inspiration from vintage wallpaper and the latest watercolor trend making splashes in the wedding world, this shoot went above and beyond to show us a side of vintage and florals that calls back to a time of daintiness, softness, and elegance.

pink wedding ideas - photo by B. Jones Photography http://ruffledblog.com/wallpaper-and-watercolor-wedding-ideas

From the photographer, B. Jones Photography: The idea behind our romantic watercolor shoot was to combine the beauty found in the imperfect. We’ve been loving the incomplete edges found in classic watercolor paintings, as well as the comeback that vintage wallpaper has been making in interior design. With inspiration from both design stances, you will find a wooden backdrop styling a gorgeous wallpaper and overgrown florals, as well as peach and olive green watercolor accents across the tablescape, cakes, and invitation suite. This look is for the bride who wants to add vintage touches to her wedding while maintaining a very classic look.
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Wedding Vendors

Photography

B. Jones Photography

Event Planner, Designer, and Floral Designer

AlexisMarie Events

Venue

Private Residence

Wedding Dress

Laineemeg

Jewelry

Greenlake Jeweler

Hair and Makeup

Melissa Korn

Catering

Ravishing Radish

Cake

Stone Layne

Rentals

Vintage Ambiance, CORT Party Rentals

Favors and Bridesmaids Gifts

World Market

Ribbon

Of the Earth

Wedding Paper Goods and Calligraphy

Libby Tipton

Model

Samantha McFarlen

Seattle Mid-Century Modern Wedding

Whimsical Weddings

Photos by:

Carina Skrobecki

A mid-century modern wedding in Seattle inspired by Palm Springs? Heck yes. Rachel and David’s wedding day is everything we could hope to see and more, with some retro glam and plenty of gorgeous floral design and fun. Thanks to Carina Skrobecki, Perfectly Posh Events, and Butter & Bloom for pulling everything together so beautifully!

Seattle mid-century modern wedding - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-mid-century-modern-wedding

From the event designer, Perfectly Posh Events: Rachel & David were inspired by Mid-Century Modern designs, Palm Springs, cocktails and Mad Men. Holly with Perfectly Posh Events spent a year with the bride Rachel, her mother, Rachel with Butter & Bloom and Beckie with Vintage Ambiance collecting and thrifting mid-century modern pieces to use in their wedding décor. For the ceremony, we constructed a “breeze-way” backdrop and hung vintage lights over the aisle to create a romantic glow. The reception centerpieces were an eclectic mix of classic table lamps and cocktail vignettes with whimsical flower touches. For dessert, guests enjoyed mini pineapple upside down cakes baked by Butter & Bloom. The bride and groom are WSU alumni, so it was only fitting that they treat their guests to WSU Grabber Ice Cream Sandwiches from as the late night snack to conclude the evening!

wedding shoes - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-mid-century-modern-wedding

pink and yellow bouquet - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-mid-century-modern-wedding

pink bridesmaid dresses - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-mid-century-modern-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-mid-century-modern-wedding

mid century inspired mirror - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-mid-century-modern-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-mid-century-modern-wedding

ceremony setup - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-mid-century-modern-wedding

unique ceremony lighting - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-mid-century-modern-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-mid-century-modern-wedding

ceremony - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-mid-century-modern-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-mid-century-modern-wedding

bouquet charms - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-mid-century-modern-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-mid-century-modern-wedding

seating chart - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-mid-century-modern-wedding

drink display - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-mid-century-modern-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-mid-century-modern-wedding

mid century modern wedding - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-mid-century-modern-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-mid-century-modern-wedding

gold table number - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-mid-century-modern-wedding

tablescapes with lamps - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-mid-century-modern-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-mid-century-modern-wedding

gold and white wedding cake - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-mid-century-modern-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-mid-century-modern-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-mid-century-modern-wedding

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Carina Skrobecki

Event Planning and Design

Perfectly Posh Events

Floral Design

Butter & Bloom

Venue

The Foundry

Hair and Makeup

Urbanista Hair & Makeup

Catering

Herban Feast

Dessert

Butter & Bloom

Rentals

Vintage Ambiance

Paper Goods

Song Bird Paperie

Fair Isle of Scotland Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

Photos by:

Scotland is one of our favorite destinations, so we were thrilled to hear The Big Fake Wedding traveled to Seattle for the first time, bringing along a theme of Fair Isle romance. Imagine lots of coziness, cool blues and greens, and even some ideas that look like they could have been plucked right out of a chic fisherman’s wedding.

woodsy wedding invitation - photo by Gina Paulson Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fair-isle-of-scotland-wedding-inspiration

woodsy wedding invitation - photo by Gina Paulson Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fair-isle-of-scotland-wedding-inspiration

Above image by Gina Paulson Photography

wild bridal bouquet - photo by Gina Paulson Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fair-isle-of-scotland-wedding-inspiration
Above image by Gina Paulson Photography

bouquets with dahlia and thistle - photo by Tammy Dahlquist Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fair-isle-of-scotland-wedding-inspiration
Above image by Tammy Dahlquist Photography

bridesmaid bouquet - photo by Gina Paulson Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fair-isle-of-scotland-wedding-inspiration
Above image by Gina Paulson Photography

Seattle wedding - photo by Tammy Dahlquist Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fair-isle-of-scotland-wedding-inspiration
Above image by Tammy Dahlquist Photography

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Amanda Photographic http://ruffledblog.com/fair-isle-of-scotland-wedding-inspiration
Above image by Amanda Photographic

wedding party - photo by Gina Paulson Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fair-isle-of-scotland-wedding-inspiration

ceremony backdrop - photo by Gina Paulson Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fair-isle-of-scotland-wedding-inspiration

woodland inspired wedding - photo by Gina Paulson Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fair-isle-of-scotland-wedding-inspiration
Above images by Gina Paulson Photography

peach floral centerpiece - photo by Gina Paulson Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fair-isle-of-scotland-wedding-inspiration
Above image by Gina Paulson Photography

navy and gold reception - photo by Gina Paulson Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fair-isle-of-scotland-wedding-inspiration
Above image by Gina Paulson Photography

Ruffled - photo by Tammy Dahlquist Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fair-isle-of-scotland-wedding-inspiration
Above image by Tammy Dahlquist Photography

fishing inspired wedding - photo by Amanda Photographic http://ruffledblog.com/fair-isle-of-scotland-wedding-inspiration

Ruffled - photo by Amanda Photographic http://ruffledblog.com/fair-isle-of-scotland-wedding-inspiration
Above images by Amanda Photographic

driftwood wedding centerpiece - photo by Gina Paulson Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fair-isle-of-scotland-wedding-inspiration
Above images by Gina Paulson Photography

sweetheart table place settings - photo by Amanda Photographic http://ruffledblog.com/fair-isle-of-scotland-wedding-inspiration
Above image by Amanda Photographic

sweetheart table - photo by Tammy Dahlquist Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fair-isle-of-scotland-wedding-inspiration

cake pops - photo by Tammy Dahlquist Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fair-isle-of-scotland-wedding-inspiration
Above images by Tammy Dahlquist Photography

wedding cake with flowers and greenery - photo by Amanda Photographic http://ruffledblog.com/fair-isle-of-scotland-wedding-inspiration
Above image by Amanda Photographic

View all images from this event in the gallery
Don’t miss the film from Two by Two Studios:

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Inspiration board credits from left to right, top to bottom: Craig + Eva Sanders, Whit’s Knits + Purl Bee, Charlotte Jenks Lewis. Board Curator: Ashley Buzzy Lettering + Press

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Amanda Photographic, Gina Paulson Photography, Tammy Dahlquist Photography

Floral + Event Design: Ceremony Backdrop + Tables 2, 5

La Fleur Kitchen

Floral + Event Design: Head Table + Tables 1, 4

Bixby + Pine

Floral + Event Design: Personal Flowers + Tables 3, 6

Country Bouquets Floral

Day-Of Coordination

Hillary Hall Events

Venue

The Space Needle

Wedding Dress

Laineemeg Bridal

Accessories

Melinda Rose Design

Jewelry

Chloe + Isabel by Split Pea Jewelry

Hair and Makeup

Seattle Bride Hair

Bridesmaid Attire

Nadia's Evening

Bow Ties

Xoelle

Catering

The Space Needle

Wedding Cake

Nuflours

Dessert Bar

Dianne's Delights

Popsicles

Seattle Pops

Wine

ONEHOPE Wine

Ceremony Music

The Solo Harp, Susan Haas

DJ + Emcee

A Sounds Unlimited

Vintage Rentals

Unique and Chic Event Rentals and Design

Fortune Cookie Favors

Greenfire Custom Fortune Cookies

Event Service

The Neighborhood Clean

Health + Beauty

Dr. Amanda Guerrero with LeCuyer + Amato Dentistry

Hotel

Executive Hotel Pacific

Wedding Invitations: Gray Box Mailer

Letter and Line Studio

Programs: Sage Simple Life

In Style InSpirations

Thank You Cards

Robinson Paperie

Photo Booth

Fresh Pics Photobooths

Videography

Two by Two Studios

Real Estate

John L. Scott Real Estate

Seattle Watercolor Wedding Editorial

Wedding Design

Photos by:

Samantha McFarlen

There are a few reasons why I love summertime, but this styled shoot from Samantha McFarlen, Bloomed Out Floral Design, and Champagne Wedding Coordination does a better job of summing up those reasons than I ever could. With a darling popsicle truck, bright colors, and some watercolor details, this shoot is getting me ready for the days of warmer weather ahead!

Seattle watercolor wedding editorial - photo by Samantha McFarlen http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-watercolor-wedding-editorial

From the photographer, Samantha McFarlen: Summer beauty is captured in every frame at this gorgeous Seattle waterfront wedding venue! With the splashes of watercolor, aztec hints, lush florals & greenery, and the summer heat, these vibes can surely make every heart smile. If the Café Vitta Latte or Blueberry Lemonade Ice-Pops didn’t hit the spot, then the Grapefruit Rosemary Moscow Mule was sure to do the trick! The real showstopper was the attire – the modern cut bridal dress featuring the high neckline gave the keyhole open back a more dramatic reaction. And how perfect were those matching ombre bridesmaid’s dresses?! No detail went unnoticed, and guests even got to take home mini succulents as wedding favors! Calling this day a win-win, friends. Be sure to check out all of the vendors involved in creating this boho-chic masterpiece.

Seattle watercolor wedding editorial - photo by Samantha McFarlen http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-watercolor-wedding-editorial

wedding bouquet with purple - photo by Samantha McFarlen http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-watercolor-wedding-editorial

modern bridesmaid makeup - photo by Samantha McFarlen http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-watercolor-wedding-editorial

bouquet with tulips and anemone - photo by Samantha McFarlen http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-watercolor-wedding-editorial

Seattle watercolor wedding editorial - photo by Samantha McFarlen http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-watercolor-wedding-editorial

Seattle watercolor wedding editorial - photo by Samantha McFarlen http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-watercolor-wedding-editorial

Seattle watercolor wedding editorial - photo by Samantha McFarlen http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-watercolor-wedding-editorial

Seattle watercolor wedding editorial - photo by Samantha McFarlen http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-watercolor-wedding-editorial

glitter dipped feathers - photo by Samantha McFarlen http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-watercolor-wedding-editorial

Seattle watercolor wedding editorial - photo by Samantha McFarlen http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-watercolor-wedding-editorial

colorful tablescape - photo by Samantha McFarlen http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-watercolor-wedding-editorial

Seattle watercolor wedding editorial - photo by Samantha McFarlen http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-watercolor-wedding-editorial

wedding tablescape - photo by Samantha McFarlen http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-watercolor-wedding-editorial

Seattle watercolor wedding editorial - photo by Samantha McFarlen http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-watercolor-wedding-editorial

pink and gold cake - photo by Samantha McFarlen http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-watercolor-wedding-editorial

seating chart - photo by Samantha McFarlen http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-watercolor-wedding-editorial

Seattle watercolor wedding editorial - photo by Samantha McFarlen http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-watercolor-wedding-editorial

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Samantha McFarlen

Florist

Bloomed Out Floral Design

Wedding Coordinator

Champagne Wedding Coordination

Venue

Ballard Bay Club

Bride + Bridesmaid Dresses

Calla Bridal

Hair + Makeup

Urbanista Weddings

Groom's Attire

Handsome Menswear

Wedding Cake

Stone Layne

Popsicle Cart

Six Strawberries

Rentals

Borrowed And Blue Event Rentals, Rented Elegance, AA Party

Succulent Favors

Coloring Nature

Wedding Stationery

Wildheart Paper

Monochrome Spring Wedding Editorial

Wedding Design

One of our all-time favorite wedding trends? Monochrome. Given the right amount of texture and irresistable floral design, it’s never boring and provides endless inspiration. Kelly Lemon Photography and Koordination by Krisanna used an all-white palette with just the lightest hints of grey and greens to create a delicate weddingscape full of natural light and sunshine.

monochrome spring wedding editorial - photo by Kelly Lemon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/monochrome-spring-wedding-editorial

From the event designer, Krisanna of Koordination by Krisanna: When Kelly (the photographer) and I sat down to discuss styled shoot theme ideas, we wanted a challenge… so we chose to do an all-white theme (with a hint of green & gray). Criteria for my team was simple: white & delicate! The Rainier Chapter house (in Seattle, WA) was perfection for what we had in mind – it provided us with a ballroom, complete with hardwood floors and white walls + big windows and the most dreamy natural light.

white wedding invitations - photo by Kelly Lemon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/monochrome-spring-wedding-editorial

white and green bouquet - photo by Kelly Lemon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/monochrome-spring-wedding-editorial

white paper goods - photo by Kelly Lemon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/monochrome-spring-wedding-editorial

delicate bridal hair accessory - photo by Kelly Lemon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/monochrome-spring-wedding-editorial

lace dress detail - photo by Kelly Lemon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/monochrome-spring-wedding-editorial

white bouquet with greenery - photo by Kelly Lemon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/monochrome-spring-wedding-editorial

Delicate glassine bags were filled with homemade almond meltaway cookies and tied with silk ribbon (as favors), our “bride” was dressed in the most enchanting Claire La Faye gown (with local jewelry designer, Heidi Hull’s, pearl earrings as the cherry on top), Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse (Seattle) provided an all-white food spread, and Liz of Stone Layne Baked Specialties incorporated the most intricate piping on the 3-tiered cake, which sat on top of a 2-tiered scalloped table. Our goal was to keep it minimalistic but pretty – a way to show brides that you can have a beautiful set-up in the most simple way, with bits of flowers and DIY touches.

monochrome spring wedding editorial - photo by Kelly Lemon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/monochrome-spring-wedding-editorial

monochrome wedding inspiration - photo by Kelly Lemon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/monochrome-spring-wedding-editorial

unique wedding dress detail - photo by Kelly Lemon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/monochrome-spring-wedding-editorial

monochrome spring wedding editorial - photo by Kelly Lemon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/monochrome-spring-wedding-editorial

three tier wedding cake - photo by Kelly Lemon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/monochrome-spring-wedding-editorial

monochrome spring wedding editorial - photo by Kelly Lemon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/monochrome-spring-wedding-editorial

white and green wedding - photo by Kelly Lemon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/monochrome-spring-wedding-editorial

white wedding cake with sugar flowers - photo by Kelly Lemon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/monochrome-spring-wedding-editorial

monochrome spring wedding editorial - photo by Kelly Lemon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/monochrome-spring-wedding-editorial

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Kelly Lemon Photography

Event Design, Coordination, and Stationery

Koordination by Krisanna

Florist

Studio 3 Floral Design

Venue

THe Rainier Chapter House

Wedding Dress

Claire La Faye

Bridal Store

Cicada Bridal

Earrings

Heidi Hull Designs

Hair and Makeup

Hanna Mazur, Hair and Makeup Artist

Food Display

Ruth's Chris Steak House

Wedding Cake

Stone Layne Baked Specialties

Furniture Rentals

Vintage Ambiance

Tableware Rentals

Pederson's Event Rentals

Dinner and Salad Plates

Pier 1 Imports

Bouquet Ribbons

Silk & Willow

Model

Sydney Wright

Mid Century Modern Spring Elopement

Wedding Design

A bright punch of color, mid-century modern styling, and a backdrop made of flowers and greenery all add up to make the key to my heart. Barrie Anne Photography, Alyssa Hoffman Event Design and Coordination, and Bash & Bloom are here to share their most recent styled shoot, which makes its way onto our pages just in time for the brighter days of spring.

mid century modern spring elopement - photo by Barrie Anne Photography http://ruffledblog.com/mid-century-modern-spring-elopement

From the photographer, Barrie Anne Photography: This elopement style shoot that we did was meant to capture the bright side of mid-century modern and to get our minds ready for spring and summer! Alyssa Hoffman Events selected a unique and bright “sunset” color palette to brighten and accent Vintage Ambiance’s newest addition “Don Draper” a stunning mid-century modern sofa.

fuchsia and orange bouquet - photo by Barrie Anne Photography http://ruffledblog.com/mid-century-modern-spring-elopement

colorful wedding ideas - photo by Barrie Anne Photography http://ruffledblog.com/mid-century-modern-spring-elopement

mid century modern spring elopement - photo by Barrie Anne Photography http://ruffledblog.com/mid-century-modern-spring-elopement

painted wedding cake - photo by Barrie Anne Photography http://ruffledblog.com/mid-century-modern-spring-elopement

hanging flower backdrop - photo by Barrie Anne Photography http://ruffledblog.com/mid-century-modern-spring-elopement

tulle wedding dress - photo by Barrie Anne Photography http://ruffledblog.com/mid-century-modern-spring-elopement

pink and green boutonniere - photo by Barrie Anne Photography http://ruffledblog.com/mid-century-modern-spring-elopement

mid century modern spring elopement - photo by Barrie Anne Photography http://ruffledblog.com/mid-century-modern-spring-elopement

The original vision for this shoot was to be outside, however the Seattle weather did not permit that, and we found the perfect spot in the University of Washington Club that had the most dramatic lighting that Barrie Anne captured flawlessly. The entire team was excited about the bright “sunset” color palette, as you can see through the colors of the stunning bridal bouquet designed by Bash and Bloom, and the sweet pink cake by Honey Crumb. We hope this shoot helps pull your minds from winter to spring as it did ours!

mid century modern spring elopement - photo by Barrie Anne Photography http://ruffledblog.com/mid-century-modern-spring-elopement

mid century modern spring wedding - photo by Barrie Anne Photography http://ruffledblog.com/mid-century-modern-spring-elopement

groom looks - photo by Barrie Anne Photography http://ruffledblog.com/mid-century-modern-spring-elopement

mid century modern spring elopement - photo by Barrie Anne Photography http://ruffledblog.com/mid-century-modern-spring-elopement

painted wedding cake - photo by Barrie Anne Photography http://ruffledblog.com/mid-century-modern-spring-elopement

organic wedding ideas - photo by Barrie Anne Photography http://ruffledblog.com/mid-century-modern-spring-elopement

mid century modern spring elopement - photo by Barrie Anne Photography http://ruffledblog.com/mid-century-modern-spring-elopement

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Wedding Vendors

Modern Orange and Black Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

If you think orange and black can’t go together without looking overly “Halloween-y”, this styled shoot from Jordan Voth Photography and Ginger Bee Events & Planning is about to prove you wrong. It’s an ultra-modern take on an unexpected color palette for a wedding, and to say we’re a fan of the results is quite the understatement. Take a look for yourself!

modern orange and black wedding inspiration - photo by Jordan Voth Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-orange-and-black-wedding-inspiration

From the event designer, Natalie of Ginger Bee Events & Planning: This shoot was devised with the goal of presenting some new masculine details, emphasizing bold colors, and highlighting a mixture of textures and materials. With sand, slate, chiffon, glass, and wood the photos represent a natural balance between “hard” and “soft” which came together to add beautiful textures and a constant movement of the eye. Funky details and quirky knickknacks add personality to an otherwise, minimal landscape.

modern orange and black wedding inspiration - photo by Jordan Voth Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-orange-and-black-wedding-inspiration

modern wedding invitations - photo by Jordan Voth Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-orange-and-black-wedding-inspiration

orange groom boutonnieres - photo by Jordan Voth Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-orange-and-black-wedding-inspiration

orange wedding bouquet - photo by Jordan Voth Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-orange-and-black-wedding-inspiration

watercolor invitations - photo by Jordan Voth Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-orange-and-black-wedding-inspiration

dyed wedding gowns - photo by Jordan Voth Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-orange-and-black-wedding-inspiration

orange bouquets - photo by Jordan Voth Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-orange-and-black-wedding-inspiration

paper seating chart ideas - photo by Jordan Voth Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-orange-and-black-wedding-inspiration

unique centerpiece ideas - photo by Jordan Voth Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-orange-and-black-wedding-inspiration

The small pool of vendors that helped me with this shoot is lively, creative, and silly! The whole set was cracking up so many times during the day of the shoot. Beyond the fact that we had such a great time, I’m so freakin’ proud of the amazing job that they did! So fun and so inspirational to be surrounded by such great folks. Thanks to all!

modern orange and black wedding inspiration - photo by Jordan Voth Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-orange-and-black-wedding-inspiration

orange black tablescapes - photo by Jordan Voth Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-orange-and-black-wedding-inspiration

modern wedding inspiration - photo by Jordan Voth Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-orange-and-black-wedding-inspiration

orange centerpiece ideas - photo by Jordan Voth Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-orange-and-black-wedding-inspiration

unique centerpiece ideas - photo by Jordan Voth Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-orange-and-black-wedding-inspiration

dip dyed wedding gown - photo by Jordan Voth Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-orange-and-black-wedding-inspiration

dessert tables - photo by Jordan Voth Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-orange-and-black-wedding-inspiration

modern wedding inspiration - photo by Jordan Voth Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-orange-and-black-wedding-inspiration

modern orange and black wedding inspiration - photo by Jordan Voth Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-orange-and-black-wedding-inspiration

unique centerpiece ideas - photo by Jordan Voth Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-orange-and-black-wedding-inspiration


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Shoot Location: Seattle, WA / Photographer: Jordan Voth Photography / Event Design, Planning, and Floral Design: Ginger Bee Events & Planning / Venue: Utina Wardroom / Dresses: Wai-Ching / Jewelry: Everling Jewelry / Hair and Makeup: Emerald City Beauty / Cocktails and Dessert: City Catering Company / Rentals: AA Party Rentals by Cort / Stationery: Songbird Paperie / Models: Heffner Management

Colorful Wedding at Hotel Ballard

Elegant Weddings

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


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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

Seattle Wedding with Vintage Glam Flair

Elegant Weddings

Photos by:

Kim Smith Miller

If you’ve got a vintage wedding theme in mind, you may want to take notes from Zora and Jerome’s Seattle wedding. Kim Smith Miller, McKenzie Powell, and Simplicity Events LLC were the perfect team of vendors to execute Zora’s vision, which included nods to her recently passed grandmother’s impeccable style. Prepare to fall in love, folks:

Seattle Wedding with Vintage Glam Flair - photo by Kim Smith Miller http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-wedding-with-vintage-glam-flair

From the bride, Zora: I wanted the aesthetic of the wedding to be a blend of vintage and classic elements to compliment the rustic environment of Sodo Park but I also wanted to maintain an overall elegant feel. I wanted my look to complement the venue and enhance the elegant, timeless feel I was aiming to achieve. My grandma was my style icon and truly the most glamorous women I’ve ever known; her influence was definitely a huge factor in creating my look for the big day. Before I even started looking at dresses, I knew “the-one” would have to work with my grandma’s long, art-deco inspired, opera glass necklace. I tried on many white dresses before finding “the one” which just didn’t feel right to me – I wanted something more unique and interesting. The minute I spotted the Jenny Packham Eden dress in Platinum, I knew it was the perfect dress to tie all the elements I wanted together. I guess you could say I was going for a vintage glamor look, sort of my grandmother’s glamor meets Great Gatsby – I really didn’t want it to be too theme-y. McKenzie described it as, “A touch of the dark and romantic offset by the light and fresh. Ornate + rustic + clean + simple + lush + vintage + timeless… blended all together and not too much of any of it.” I asked the bridesmaids to wear long black gowns of their choosing and the men were all in black suits with white shirts, black ties, and tie clips. I felt this look would add to the elegant, timeless, and formal look I wanted to achieve.

glitter wedding shoes - photo by Kim Smith Miller http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-wedding-with-vintage-glam-flair

wedding bridal accessories - photo by Kim Smith Miller http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-wedding-with-vintage-glam-flair

Seattle Wedding with Vintage Glam Flair - photo by Kim Smith Miller http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-wedding-with-vintage-glam-flair

anemone ranunculus bouquet - photo by Kim Smith Miller http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-wedding-with-vintage-glam-flair
Bouquet recipe: Black-eyed white anemones, white peonies, rich greenery, delicate textural flowers, and berry accents.

glam bridal parties - photo by Kim Smith Miller http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-wedding-with-vintage-glam-flair

watercolor paper goods - photo by Kim Smith Miller http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-wedding-with-vintage-glam-flair

vintage bridal fashion - photo by Kim Smith Miller http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-wedding-with-vintage-glam-flair

wedding ceremony - photo by Kim Smith Miller http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-wedding-with-vintage-glam-flair

wedding ceremony - photo by Kim Smith Miller http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-wedding-with-vintage-glam-flair

ceremony recessionals - photo by Kim Smith Miller http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-wedding-with-vintage-glam-flair

I was really reluctant to choose “my wedding colours” as I wanted the colour palette to be rich and was worried selecting one or two colours would make the aesthetic flat. Thankfully, with the help of our florist and event designer, McKenzie Powell, we were able to select a more complex colour palate of neutral tones with accents of emerald green and dark dusty blues. McKenzie posted a great blog entry describing the aesthetic of the wedding here. I added touches of vintage throughout, such as: a vintage cigar cart, a table with old family wedding photos which were displayed in mismatched silver frames and our ceremony backdrop was a pair of vintage glass doors with dark green and white floras draped over top. For the décor and table settings the focus was mostly on florals, mismatched silver trays and lots and lots of candles. I included a few personal touches to the day: I made the wedding invitations myself from vintage handkerchiefs. We wrote our own vows and preformed a wedding wine box ceremony, where we chose a bottle of wine, wrote letters to each other and sealed it all in a wooden box made by the grooms father which we will open on our 5th wedding anniversary. My favourite detail was the fabric swatch with my grandma’s picture on it that I got sewn to the underside of my dress — that way both she and my grandpa would get to walk me down the aisle (I always told my grandma that she and my grandpa would one day walk me down the aisle; my grandma passed away two years ago, so this was a way to fulfill that).

Seattle Wedding with Vintage Glam Flair - photo by Kim Smith Miller http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-wedding-with-vintage-glam-flair

Seattle Wedding with Vintage Glam Flair - photo by Kim Smith Miller http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-wedding-with-vintage-glam-flair

blue watercolor paper goods - photo by Kim Smith Miller http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-wedding-with-vintage-glam-flair

blue green tablescapes - photo by Kim Smith Miller http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-wedding-with-vintage-glam-flair

Seattle Wedding with Vintage Glam Flair - photo by Kim Smith Miller http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-wedding-with-vintage-glam-flair

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? It’s so easy to get carried away, remember what it’s really all about – the couple! Everyone says that your wedding day will fly by and to take it all in, and that is more true than we expected! It went by in a flash. I never would have hesitated to hire a day-of-coordinator or in getting a videographer, they were worth every penny!

Seattle Wedding with Vintage Glam Flair - photo by Kim Smith Miller http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-wedding-with-vintage-glam-flair

table number ideas - photo by Kim Smith Miller http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-wedding-with-vintage-glam-flair

green centerpieces - photo by Kim Smith Miller http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-wedding-with-vintage-glam-flair

blue paper goods - photo by Kim Smith Miller http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-wedding-with-vintage-glam-flair

wedding cake - photo by Kim Smith Miller http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-wedding-with-vintage-glam-flair

dessert tables - photo by Kim Smith Miller http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-wedding-with-vintage-glam-flair

wedding toasts - photo by Kim Smith Miller http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-wedding-with-vintage-glam-flair

Seattle Wedding with Vintage Glam Flair - photo by Kim Smith Miller http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-wedding-with-vintage-glam-flair


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Wedding Music:
Family Processional: “When You’re Smiling,” Louis Armstrong
Bridal Party Processional: “La Vie en Rose,” Edith Piaf
Bride’s Processional: “At Last,” Etta James
Recessional: “Home,” Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes
First Dance: “Your Song,” Ellie Goulding
Mother/Son and Grandfather/Granddaughter Dance: “Have I Told You Lately,” Van Morrison
Anniversary Dance: “All My Tomorrows,” Frank Sinatra
Farewell Song: “It’s Business Time,” Flight of The Concords

Wedding Location: Seattle, WA / Photographer: Kim Smith Miller / Floral Design: McKenzie Powell / Wedding Coordinator: Laura Gram of Simplicity Events LLC / Venue: Sodo Park / Wedding Dress and Headpiece: Jenny Packham “Eden” via The Dress Theory Bridal Shop / Bride’s Shrug: ChicAura / Wedding Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Bride’s Jewelry: Handed down from late-grandmother / Alterations: Debra Hedeen Custom Bridal / Hair and Makeup: Salon Maison / Groom’s Suit: Custom My.Suit / Groom’s Shirt and Bow Tie: Hugo Boss / Groom’s Suspenders: Trafalgar / Groom’s Shoes: Bruno Magli / Caterer: Herban Feast / Desserts: Simply Desserts / DJ: Bamboo Beats / Rentals: Vintage Ambiance amd Sodo Park / Officiant: Groom’s Uncle, Ron Halweil / Graphic Design: Julia Manchik / Wedding Invitations: Bride / Videographer: Josh Perrault

Palace Ballroom Wedding

Romantic Weddings

If your life is missing a heavy dose of glam, then a few looks at this wedding from Ryan Flynn Photography and McKenzie Powell is just what the doctor ordered. Gold sequin tablescapes, vintage stoles, a luxe satin wedding gown all conspire to make this Seattle wedding one of the prettiest we’ve seen yet!

Palace Ballroom wedding - photo by Ryan Flynn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/palace-ballroom-wedding

From the bride, Liz: When planning our wedding I really wanted to create a day where all of our family and friends could come together to celebrate Jake and I in a beautiful setting with great food and good drinks. I’d say we definitely achieved this. The day came together even better than I could’ve imagined. It was so filled with love, laughter, and cheer. It’s really hard to choose just one favorite part, but sitting down for the delicious dinner surrounded by all of our loved ones was probably my favorite moment. We chose to get married at Palace Ballroom because we love Tom Douglas’ food, and the menu designed for our wedding did not disappoint. Everything from the beet salad we started out with, the black cod and steak we ate as the main course, to the dessert bar we finished off the night with was so delicious. It was so special to share our favorite food with our family and friends surrounded by so much love on our wedding day.

blue boutonnieres - photo by Ryan Flynn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/palace-ballroom-wedding

bride getting ready - photo by Ryan Flynn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/palace-ballroom-wedding

jeweled bridesmaid dresses - photo by Ryan Flynn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/palace-ballroom-wedding

wedding bouquet - photo by Ryan Flynn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/palace-ballroom-wedding

anemone bouquet - photo by Ryan Flynn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/palace-ballroom-wedding

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Ryan Flynn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/palace-ballroom-wedding

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Ryan Flynn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/palace-ballroom-wedding

All of the small details that went into our wedding made it special. I wanted our wedding to feel collected and personalized with an art deco style, through the details we achieved that aesthetic. From the lace robes my mom made for my bridesmaids and me, the runner my sister hand painted, the different bridesmaids dresses that matched each of their personalities perfectly, the vintage gold brooch I wore in my hair that belonged to my great-grandmother, to the black cod entrée we served at dinner (my husband is a commercial fisherman for black cod) our wedding felt so personalized. McKenzie Powell really worked with us to achieve this feel too, her centerpieces of collected vases, candles, and winter flowers set against the sequin tablecloths looked so magical. Our guests are still raving about how beautiful of a job she did.

Palace Ballroom wedding - photo by Ryan Flynn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/palace-ballroom-wedding

Palace Ballroom wedding - photo by Ryan Flynn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/palace-ballroom-wedding

wedding processional - photo by Ryan Flynn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/palace-ballroom-wedding

Ballroom ceremonies - photo by Ryan Flynn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/palace-ballroom-wedding

ceremony kiss - photo by Ryan Flynn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/palace-ballroom-wedding

wedding recessionals - photo by Ryan Flynn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/palace-ballroom-wedding

Palace Ballroom wedding - photo by Ryan Flynn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/palace-ballroom-wedding

Palace Ballroom wedding - photo by Ryan Flynn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/palace-ballroom-wedding

gold wedding decor - photo by Ryan Flynn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/palace-ballroom-wedding

personalized wedding ideas - photo by Ryan Flynn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/palace-ballroom-wedding

Also, getting married with the city of Seattle as our backdrop was really meaningful to us. Jake and I are high school sweethearts and both Seattle natives, we both really love our city and it has been the setting for most of our relationship. Our wedding ended up being on the day of the NFC championship game between the Seahawks and 49ers. It felt like thousands of people descended on the city not only for the game, but also for our wedding. There was a lot of tension among guests as the game went on throughout the ceremony and cocktail hour. During the cocktail hour my Grandpa was listening to the game on the radio through headphones and yelled “Interception!” letting all of our guests know that Richard Sherman made the interception in the last minute to win the game. After the win everyone relaxed and it was time to let loose and celebrate. While it’s not really ideal to have your wedding during a major sporting event, it ended up being a good story and the win just ended up adding to the excitement of the day.

Palace Ballroom wedding - photo by Ryan Flynn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/palace-ballroom-wedding

gold paper goods - photo by Ryan Flynn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/palace-ballroom-wedding

gold wedding inspiration - photo by Ryan Flynn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/palace-ballroom-wedding

gold wedding receptions - photo by Ryan Flynn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/palace-ballroom-wedding

gold cake decorations - photo by Ryan Flynn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/palace-ballroom-wedding

engagement rings - photo by Ryan Flynn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/palace-ballroom-wedding
Palace Ballroom wedding - photo by Ryan Flynn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/palace-ballroom-wedding

Palace Ballroom wedding - photo by Ryan Flynn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/palace-ballroom-wedding

wedding guests - photo by Ryan Flynn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/palace-ballroom-wedding

wedding cakes - photo by Ryan Flynn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/palace-ballroom-wedding

Palace Ballroom wedding - photo by Ryan Flynn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/palace-ballroom-wedding

Palace Ballroom wedding - photo by Ryan Flynn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/palace-ballroom-wedding


View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Location: Seattle, WA / Photographer: Ryan Flynn Photography / Floral and Event Design: McKenzie Powell / Venue: Palace Ballroom / Wedding Dress: Badgley Mischka via The White Dress / Bridal Fur: Autumn and Yo’s Vintage / Bridal Earrings: Kara Ross / Hair and Makeup: Glynne Davies / Rings: Ben Bridge / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Aidan Mattox via Bloomingdales, ASOS, Pisarro Nights via Nordstrom, Parker / Junior Bridesmaid Dress: J. Crew / Flower Girl Dress: Nordstrom / Bridesmaid Robes: Bride’s mother / Caterer: Tom Douglas with Palace Ballroom / Wedding Cake: New Renaissance Cakes / Matches: Beau-coup / Menu and Program Design: McKenzie Powell / Wedding Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas

Seattle Art Gallery Wedding

Whimsical Weddings

Photos by:

Carina Skrobecki

This wedding… My heart absolutely jumps for joy whenever I look at this beauty. Is it any surprise? The bride, Brianne, is a crafting workhorse, and put together one of the most inspiring, creative weddings we’ve seen yet. Carina Skrobecki took care of the images and Very Important Events handled the day-of coordination, but all the paper flowers and fun whimsical details came straight from the bride’s talented hands. Stay tuned for a DIY from the bride herself!

Seattle art gallery wedding - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-art-gallery-wedding

From the bride, Brianne: Our wedding was the culmination of not only a long engagement, but several years of a long distance relationship due to Erik being stationed on the east coast for his time in the US Navy. So, more than anything, we wanted our wedding to feel like a celebration. A big party to celebrate not only our marriage, but also the success of making it through some tough years, and also to celebrate Erik being back in Seattle for good. It was important to us to be surrounded by friends and family we love and make sure that the experience was full of joy, happiness, and laughter for everyone. We translated this style-wise into bright colors, and big bold patterns. I’m an Architect and Erik has always been interested in origami as a hobby, so we wanted to incorporate geometric elements as a nod to these passions. In order to make it feel like a party for everyone, we also incorporated some traditions from New Orleans where I lived during college, like a Second Line parade, and cake pulls for all the ladies. Good food and fully stocked bars were also important to make it a great party.

colorful wedding invitations - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-art-gallery-wedding

teal wedding details - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-art-gallery-wedding

Seattle art gallery wedding - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-art-gallery-wedding

paper flower bouquet - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-art-gallery-wedding

stationery calligraphy - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-art-gallery-wedding

blue bow ties - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-art-gallery-wedding

Seattle art gallery wedding - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-art-gallery-wedding

paper flower bouquet - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-art-gallery-wedding
Bouquet recipe: Since we made all the flowers out of paper, we took some artistic liberties with which types exactly. I would say that my inspiration flowers were Poppies, Anenomes, and Tulips. Big blooms with graphic bold colors.

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-art-gallery-wedding

bride and paper flowers - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-art-gallery-wedding

whimsical wedding ceremony - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-art-gallery-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-art-gallery-wedding

whimsical wedding ceremony - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-art-gallery-wedding

confetti recessionals - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-art-gallery-wedding

We knew we wanted it to be colorful and pop against an architectural backdrop. We chose an industrial venue with brick and concrete details and then put a ton of color over top. From the very beginning, I enlisted my friend Tammie Bennett to design a pattern for the day that we could use for paper goods, decor, fabric, etc. We used her color palette as a jumping off point, but we generally just stuck to a variety of bright teals and oranges and picked what spoke to us most. I tried not to worry too much about a color scheme, because I didn’t want to have to give up something I loved just because it didn’t match exactly. Friends and family were pretty confused when they’d ask for the palette and I’d say “Well, anything really!”

paper flower centerpieces - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-art-gallery-wedding

wedding reception signs - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-art-gallery-wedding

colorful wedding centerpieces - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-art-gallery-wedding

colorful wedding ideas - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-art-gallery-wedding

whimsical reception inspiration - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-art-gallery-wedding

colorful wedding details - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-art-gallery-wedding

paper garlands - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-art-gallery-wedding

wedding details - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-art-gallery-wedding

paper flower bouquets - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-art-gallery-wedding

Seattle art gallery wedding - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-art-gallery-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Take everything one step at a time and go with your gut. Since we had a long engagement, I assigned myself one vendor to research, interview, and hire at a time. Once that task was complete I could move onto the next one. This helped me from ever feeling overwhelmed with decision making (something that can be tough for me). When hiring vendors, the most important thing to me was whether or not I connected with the person, so I think sitting down over coffee is key. You’re going to be spending the most important day of your lives with these people, you want them to feel like friends. On going with your gut – just pick whichever vendor/design/etc speaks to you most and don’t worry too much on whether everything will “go”. If it’s a reflection of you and your guy’s personality, it will naturally flow into a day that is the perfect representation of you.

chair signs - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-art-gallery-wedding

paper flower centerpieces - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-art-gallery-wedding

colorful wedding reception - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-art-gallery-wedding

cake table inspiration - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-art-gallery-wedding

confetti bar - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-art-gallery-wedding

whimsical wedding details - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-art-gallery-wedding

teal wedding cakes - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-art-gallery-wedding

cake pulls - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-art-gallery-wedding

Seattle art gallery wedding - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-art-gallery-wedding


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Wedding Music:
Processional: Etude in D, composed by Julio Sagreras
Recessional: Luna de Miel
First Dance: “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me,” She & Him
Parents’ Dance: “Don’t Worry, Be Happy,” Caroline Savoie
Newlywed Entrance: “You Make My Dreams Come True,” Hall & Oates
Cake Cutting: “Happy,” Pharrell Williams

Wedding Location: Seattle, WA / Photographer: Carina Skrobecki / Day-Of Coordination: Very Important Events / Venue: EM Fine Art Gallery / Wedding Dress: Brides by Demetrios via Brides Against Breast Cancer / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Modcloth, Target, and Garnet Hill / Groom’s Suit: Hugo Boss via Nordstrom / Caterer: Gourmondo / Wedding Cake: Rosellini Sweets / Ceremony Musician: Julian Catford / DJ: Magnolia Rhapsody / Officiant: Rev. Mary Calhoun / Vintage Furniture Rental: Vintage Ambiance / Photobooth: The Snap Bar / Wedding Invitations: Designed by Bride, printed at Nikko Media

Bowties and Bourbon Southern Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

Almost nothing pleases us as much as a dream team of vendors coming together to create something truly magical. Lora Grady Photography, Darien Leigh Events & Design, and Botanique collaborated to bring us this Southern-inspired wedding shoot all the way from Snohomish, Washington. How precious is the George peach theme with all the pops of navy?

Bowties and Bourbon Southern Wedding Inspiration - photo by Lora Grady Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bowties-and-bourbon-southern-wedding-inspiration

From the photographer, Lora Grady: Bow ties and bourbon for the gentlemen, baubles and bubbly for the ladies — a little Southern summer charm is coming your way! The welcoming double-bar set up is a stylish, charming way to invite your guests to mingle, chat and enjoy the wedding day. As guests laugh and “get fancy” with bourbon or bubbly in hand, the evening is sure to go off without a hitch. Gentlemen swap their neckties for a bow tie while ladies adorn themselves with vintage costume jewelry — creating a look and feel that is vibrant, festive and charming.


Bowties and Bourbon Southern Wedding Inspiration - photo by Lora Grady Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bowties-and-bourbon-southern-wedding-inspiration

peach wedding ideas - photo by Lora Grady Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bowties-and-bourbon-southern-wedding-inspiration

romantic wedding details - photo by Lora Grady Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bowties-and-bourbon-southern-wedding-inspiration

summer flower bouquet - photo by Lora Grady Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bowties-and-bourbon-southern-wedding-inspiration

bride and groom - photo by Lora Grady Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bowties-and-bourbon-southern-wedding-inspiration

wedding signs - photo by Lora Grady Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bowties-and-bourbon-southern-wedding-inspiration

vintage wedding rentals - photo by Lora Grady Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bowties-and-bourbon-southern-wedding-inspiration

pink bow tie - photo by Lora Grady Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bowties-and-bourbon-southern-wedding-inspiration

art deco wedding invitations - photo by Lora Grady Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bowties-and-bourbon-southern-wedding-inspiration

peach wedding flowers - photo by Lora Grady Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bowties-and-bourbon-southern-wedding-inspiration

peach wedding flowers - photo by Lora Grady Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bowties-and-bourbon-southern-wedding-inspiration

rose gold rings - photo by Lora Grady Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bowties-and-bourbon-southern-wedding-inspiration

wedding jewelry - photo by Lora Grady Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bowties-and-bourbon-southern-wedding-inspiration

groomsmen toasting - photo by Lora Grady Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bowties-and-bourbon-southern-wedding-inspiration

pink blue bow ties - photo by Lora Grady Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bowties-and-bourbon-southern-wedding-inspiration

yellow boutonnieres - photo by Lora Grady Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bowties-and-bourbon-southern-wedding-inspiration

bridal party toast - photo by Lora Grady Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bowties-and-bourbon-southern-wedding-inspiration

The feminine color palette of coral, blush and peach is anchored by masculine tones of rich navy blue. The guys’ bar is full of all things sportsman and gentleman, complete with antique whiskey bottles and crates, vintage trophies for the flower vases, and a wide array of bow ties to choose from. The ladies’ bar is light and airy with glasses of bubbly, colorful vintage jewelry, and sparkly cut crystal vases. The cake, with layers of peach and coral, looks just as delicious as it tastes. This interactive bow tie and bauble bar breathes a little life into traditional wedding favors while creating a unique guest experience that is sure to get them talking!

peach wedding bouquets - photo by Lora Grady Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bowties-and-bourbon-southern-wedding-inspiration

peach wedding cake - photo by Lora Grady Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bowties-and-bourbon-southern-wedding-inspiration

cake tables - photo by Lora Grady Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bowties-and-bourbon-southern-wedding-inspiration

wedding accessories - photo by Lora Grady Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bowties-and-bourbon-southern-wedding-inspiration

groom with bow ties - photo by Lora Grady Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bowties-and-bourbon-southern-wedding-inspiration

chalkboard wedding signs - photo by Lora Grady Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bowties-and-bourbon-southern-wedding-inspiration

peach wedding cakes - photo by Lora Grady Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bowties-and-bourbon-southern-wedding-inspiration

small bridesmaid bouquets - photo by Lora Grady Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bowties-and-bourbon-southern-wedding-inspiration

bridal party portrait - photo by Lora Grady Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bowties-and-bourbon-southern-wedding-inspiration


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Shoot Location: Snohomish, WA / Photographer: Lora Grady Photography / Second Photographer: Alyssia B Photography / Event Design: Darien Leigh Events & Design / Floral Design: Botanique / Venue: Dairyland / Wedding Dress: Unveiled Bridal Boutique / Jewelry: Charming Charlie / Hair and Makeup: Ceann Cherry / Bow Ties: The Tie Bar / Wedding Cake: Baked / Decor: Vintage Ambiance / Wedding Invitations: Dahlia Press

Seattle Escala Wedding

Elegant Weddings

Photos by:

Carina Skrobecki

Who doesn’t love a dose of glam sophistication to brighten up their day? Julia and Deric’s Seattle wedding is doing the trick for us in the form of a black tie affair and intimate celebration all captured by the wonderful Carina Skrobecki and coordinated by It’s Your Day Events. Just wait until you see all the incredible signage and paper goods for the reception — our jaws hit the floor.

Seattle Escala wedding - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-escala-wedding

From the bride, Julia: We tried to approach the planning from the perspective of the guest. When we first sat down to plan, we tried to list all of the things about the weddings we’ve been to that we didn’t love or that made us uncomfortable. By approaching it this way, we were able to focus our budget on key elements that would be memorable for everyone (food, drinks, music, venue) and spend less on the things most people tend not to notice (fancy chairs during the ceremony or custom invites). For example, I LOVE all things paper, so the invites were really important to me in the beginning. It was pointed out to me that most guests toss the invite in the garbage without much thought, so the $2500 hand-illustrated invites I wanted were probably not a great idea! Instead, we opted for simple invites from Minted, but spent money upgrading the paper and adding beautiful calligraphy and vintage stamps. Everyone raved about them anyway and we were able to use the money saved on really killer dessert from Hotcakes! In the end, focusing on the guest allowed everyone to have an amazing experience and we were able to relax knowing everyone else was taken care of!

kraft wedding invitations - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-escala-wedding

bride getting ready - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-escala-wedding

bridesmaid jewelry - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-escala-wedding

Jimmy Choo shoes - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-escala-wedding

pale pink bouquet - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-escala-wedding
Bouquet recipe: Ranunculus, hydrangeas, and roses.

black tie groomsmen - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-escala-wedding

bride and groom - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-escala-wedding

jeweled hair accessory - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-escala-wedding

elegant white bouquets - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-escala-wedding

formal bridal party - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-escala-wedding

Seattle Escala wedding - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-escala-wedding

Our colors were black and gold. Originally, we had talked about doing a Gatsby theme, but then the movie came out right in the middle of our planning and it seemed like everyone was doing it! We kept the black and gold, but planned the rest of the wedding without a major theme. We just wanted to keep everything formal and modern without being too stuffy. The wedding was in Downtown Seattle, so we knew it needed to feel like we were in the city. We had three major DIY projects: the save-the-dates, the centerpieces, and folding 1000 paper cranes. Yes, we folded 1000 paper cranes! Our save-the-dates were little boxes filled with champagne flavored candy, stamped with a custom stamp from Antiquaria with all of the info, and wrapped with a miniature black bow tie. We had so much fun assembling these and our guests loved getting adorable little packages in the mail (who doesn’t?)!

wedding processionals - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-escala-wedding

sophisticated wedding ceremony - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-escala-wedding

ceremony first kiss - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-escala-wedding

wedding recessionals - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-escala-wedding

wedding signs - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-escala-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Don’t procrastinate! We left a lot of details until the very end that could have easily been taken care of in advance and saved us a lot of headaches. At the same time, don’t stress too much! Something will go wrong, no matter how much you plan. The food was the most important element for us, so we had the menu/catering details squared away first. On our wedding day, the caterer forgot the drink mixers and Hotcakes, so it was a scramble to get enough for all of our guests. In the end, everything felt perfect, despite the major hiccup.

unique seating charts - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-escala-wedding

glam wedding receptions - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-escala-wedding

origami backdrops - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-escala-wedding

glam wedding receptions - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-escala-wedding

seating chart calligraphy - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-escala-wedding

elegant centerpieces - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-escala-wedding

sophisticated wedding ideas - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-escala-wedding

gold place settings - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-escala-wedding

black gold signs - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-escala-wedding

sweetheart table signs - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-escala-wedding

elegant wedding reception - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-escala-wedding

newlyweds at reception - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-escala-wedding


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Wedding Music:
Bridal Party Processional: “Let it Be” (Vitamin String Quartet)
Bridal Processional: “Can’t Help Falling in Love” (Vitamin String Quartet)
Recessional: “Any Way You Want It” (Vitamin String Quartet)
First Dance: “Can’t Help Falling in Love,” Elvis Presley
Other: “You Are the Best Thing,” Ray LaMontagne
We had quite an eclectic mix during the night! At one point, our 3 year old flower girl was dancing with the entire wedding party to Bugatti by Ace Hood (censored of course)!

From the photographer, Carina Skrobecki: Julia and Deric kept their wedding intimate, classic, and tasteful. Julia owns her own children’s boutique shop in Spokane, WA (and has an affinity for all fabulous paper goods), so it’s only natural that she had an eye for all the details for the day, including the paper crane backdrop behind their sweetheart table. The day from beginning to end was laid back, thoughtful, and to say the least: a total breeze. We lucked out with beautiful weather in February in Seattle so we took most portraits outdoors in the streets, but also took advantage of the beautiful architecture inside Escala — they had a gorgeous wine cave, a grand staircase, and eclectic furniture scattered everywhere. The ceremony itself was short and sweet, but very romantic. They had a good friend from college officiate as the two of them exchanged vows outdoors on Escala’s grand patio. Once the reception started, it was clear that they were aiming to have a great time! Black and gold signing was placed among white hydrangeas and really elevated the already timeless look of the venue. I love that even when it came to the food, it was a reflection of their taste — the cutest, tiniest, and tastiest finger foods were served during dinner (think miniature tacos, burgers and tarts!) and was unlike anything I’d ever seen at a wedding. Overall, as “grand” as the wedding was, it was still a very intimate feel, with only their closest friends & family present. It was truly a special evening to be a part of. Wishing them the absolute best!

Wedding Location: Seattle, WA / Photographer: Carina Skrobecki / Second Shooter: Sergio Mottola / Coordinators: Ashley & Christina of It’s Your Day Events / Floral Design: Wendy Morgan of Ravenna Bloom / Wedding Venue: Escala (*Fun Fact: Escala is the setting of the 50 Shades of Grey novels! Tourists are always outside taking pics. They do not typically host events, but we are lucky enough to have friends that live in this gorgeous location!) / Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero / Wedding Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: J.Crew / Groom’s Suit: ASOS / Wedding Caterer: Lisa Dupar Catering / Dessert: Hot Cakes / DJ: A Sounds Unlimited / Rentals: Grand Event Rentals / Day-of-Materials and Calligraphy (except table numbers): Carolyn Kach / Table Numbers: Rifle Paper Co. / Wedding Invitations: Minted

Seattle New Year’s Eve Wedding

Elegant Weddings

How could you have a New Years’ wedding without a healthy dose of glitter and gold? Rebecca and Andrew married on December 31st of last year in Seattle, and welcomed in the new year as newlyweds with their closest loved ones and – you guessed it – enough glitz to make it a true party wedding. Simply by Tamara Nicole took to the task of making their dream wedding a reality, and Blue Rose Photography handled all the capturing.

glitter wedding invitations - photo by Blue Rose Photography http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-new-years-eve-wedding

From the bride, Rebecca: We decided to marry on New Year’s Eve, 2013 in Seattle, WA in a small, intimate ceremony with close family, friends, and even our little Yorkie, Samson in attendance! God also blessed our family in allowing my father, Joe, to attend and walk me down the aisle. In 2006, my father had a massive brain hemorrhage and was never expected to live to see me married again. But despite his physical and mental disabilities, almost everyone present shed a tear of joy when he walked me down the aisle and gave me away to my love, Andrew. The ceremony was sweet and personal, and we talked about our long journeys and the love that brought us back together.

seattle new year's eve weddings - photo by Blue Rose Photography http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-new-years-eve-wedding

purple wedding details - photo by Blue Rose Photography http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-new-years-eve-wedding

wedding bouquet - photo by Blue Rose Photography http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-new-years-eve-wedding
Bouquet recipe: Roses, Hydrangeas, glitter gold leaves, and so much more. All I know is the bouquet was bigger than I was!

purple white flowers - photo by Blue Rose Photography http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-new-years-eve-wedding

glam wedding ceremony - photo by Blue Rose Photography http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-new-years-eve-wedding

gold wedding ceremony - photo by Blue Rose Photography http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-new-years-eve-wedding

glam wedding ceremony - photo by Blue Rose Photography http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-new-years-eve-wedding

newlyweds during ceremony - photo by Blue Rose Photography http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-new-years-eve-wedding

party wedding details - photo by Blue Rose Photography http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-new-years-eve-wedding

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gold guest books - photo by Blue Rose Photography http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-new-years-eve-wedding

The colors were navy and sparkly gold. The cocktail hour had a custom slider bar, classic Coke bottles, fried okra, kettle chips, and fried pickles in glitter cones. Everyone enjoyed the unique Southern comfort cuisine on the rooftop of the beautiful venue at “Within Sodo” overlooking a view of the city. There was a photo booth for the guests to coincide with their written New Years resolutions. Dinner was served as personal speeches were delivered by close family members. They cut the wedding cake and everyone enjoyed their choice of ten different desserts at the dessert bar. Shortly thereafter, we all changed into more casual attire and the dance party began! At five minutes until midnight, everyone grabbed their noise makers and party hats and made their way to the rooftop. They raised their glasses counting-down until the New Year. The evening ended with all attendees in the street lighting three foot long sparklers to celebrate 2014 and wish us a happy and prosperous life together.

gold receptions - photo by Blue Rose Photography http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-new-years-eve-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Hire a wedding planner for sure!! Hiring Tamara was the best choice I ever made. She made my dream wedding come to life and kept all stress away from me while making the wedding run so smoothly. I have a friend for life!

seattle new year's eve wedding - photo by Blue Rose Photography http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-new-years-eve-wedding

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bold wedding cake - photo by Blue Rose Photography http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-new-years-eve-wedding

gold glitter wedding - photo by Blue Rose Photography http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-new-years-eve-wedding

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seattle new year's eve wedding - photo by Blue Rose Photography http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-new-years-eve-wedding


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From the photographer, Brittany of Blue Rose Photography: Rebecca and Andrew got married on Dec 31. 2013 at Within Sodo. They had an intimate wedding with about 40 guests (including their dog Sampson, bow tie and all). They had an amazing southern inspired meal including macaroni and cheese, and cornbread by Blue Ribbon Cooking. Their planner Tamara Nicole made so many glittery details for their wedding including, personalized sparklers, appetizer glitter cones, glitter to go boxed for the desert, a s’mores bar, champagne bottle save the dates and more ! Rebecca wore three different gowns for each part of the wedding. One traditional lace mermaid gown followed by a long black Alice and Olivia evening gown for dinner, and then a short gold sequin dress by BCBG for the New Years dance party!

Wedding Music:
Processional: “Turning Page,” Sleeping at Last
Recessional: You Make My Dreams Come True,” Hall and Oates
First Dance: “A Thousand Years,” Christina Perri
Newlywed Entrance: “Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy,” Big & Rich

Wedding Location: Seattle, WA / Photographer: Blue Rose Photography / Wedding Planner: Simply by Tamara Nicole / Flowers: Florarama Modern Design / Venue: Within Sodo / Wedding Dress: Winnie Couture / Black Lace Reception Dress: Alice & Olivia / Gold Sequin Reception Dress: BCBG / Wedding Shoes: Christian Louboutin / Hair Accessories: Stella’s Design / Hair and Makeup: Yessie Libby- Makeup And Hair / Wedding Caterer: Blue Ribbon Cooking School / Wedding Cake: Honey Crumb Cake Studio / Rentals: Vintage Ambiance / Gold Sequin Linens: La Tavola / Sequin Runners: Creative Coverings / Chair and Napkin Rentals: A Tailored Affair / Goldware: AA Party Rentals / DJ: Integral DJs / Wedding Invitations: Paper Creations By Siveng

Seattle Summer Wedding

Bohemian Weddings

Photos by:

Julie Harmsen

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.

seattle summer wedding // photo by Julie Harmsen via ruffledblog.com

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.

gold studded heels // photo by Julie Harmsen via ruffledblog.com

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letterpress wedding cards // photo by Julie Harmsen via ruffledblog.com

bride getting ready // photo by Julie Harmsen via ruffledblog.com

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bride during ceremony // photo by Julie Harmsen via ruffledblog.com

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outdoor wedding recessionals // photo by Julie Harmsen via ruffledblog.com

bride and groom // photo by Julie Harmsen via ruffledblog.com

dreamcatcher wedding decorations // photo by Julie Harmsen via ruffledblog.com

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”.

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garden wedding ideas // photo by Julie Harmsen via ruffledblog.com

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indoor dessert tables // photo by Julie Harmsen via ruffledblog.com

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glitter cake toppers // photo by Julie Harmsen via ruffledblog.com

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wedding lantern decorations // photo by Julie Harmsen via ruffledblog.com

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.

newlyweds cake cutting // photo by Julie Harmsen via ruffledblog.com


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Wedding Music:
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

Seattle Ballroom Wedding

Romantic Weddings

Photos by:

Andria Lindquist

Editing down the number of images for today’s wedding was no small task, let me tell you. Every single image from Andria Lindquist is such a beautiful sight to see! Blakeley and Matt married in Seattle’s The Arctic Club, which is a showstopper of a venue if I’ve ever seen one. Just wait until you see the ballroom for their reception space!

black tie weddings

From the bride, Blakely: My inspiration was from my love and appreciation of classy, regal, timeless elegance of the 1920’s. However, I wanted to spice it up with the excitement of glamorous sequins and beading, giving the regal theme some personality and fun.

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My favorite moment of the entire day was peaking into the ceremony room with my future husband once it had been completely finished. We were both completely awe struck and overtook with tears. We couldn’t speak; we just looked at each other with our hearts full and soaking wet faces.

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Any advice to future brides planning their weddings now? Whenever a decision comes up, just go with your gut feeling and then stick with it and feel great about it. It’s not about how others would do it, or what other people think, it’s YOUR day and YOU should enjoy it. I believe most of the reason I enjoyed the process so much was because I was excited about each decision I made, and then I stuck with it so my stress level was usually low.

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Wedding Location: Seattle, WA / Photographer: Andria Lindquist / Second Shooter: Phil Chester / Floral Design: Stacy Anderson / Event Coordinator: Stephanie Solomon Event Planning
/ Wedding Venue and Caterer: The Arctic Club / Wedding Dresses: Sarah Seven via The Dress Theory / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Nordstrom / Groom’s Attire: Wall Street Custom Clothiers / Wedding Cakes: New Renaissance and Simply Desserts Seattle / DJ: YourSongDJ / Linen: La Tavola Linen

The Wedding Pie: Jessica + Terry

Budget Weddings

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Jessica and Terry’s beautiful Seattle Fall wedding was featured a few months back. I’m wondering if the bride’s contagious smile has anything to do with how great the wedding turned out and how much money they saved!

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Budget Breakdown:

[expand]Food: $5000
Photography: $3300
Attire/Accessories: $2400
Venue: $900
Invitations/Decor/DIYs: $250
Flowers: $60

From the bride, Jessica: I’m always on the hunt for a good deal! If your funds are limited, call on your creative friends! Invite them over for lunch and wedding crafting. Be gracious and respectful of their time and chances are they will be more than willing to help with any projects. Also, shop ahead for decor and attire. Check sample sales for dresses and search thrift stores and online for second hand decor or clearance paper goods. Every dollar adds up, so even saving $20 here and there matters. We DIYed our invitations, guest book, ceremony backdrop, flowers and some decor. We love to create and our projects saved us money.

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What did you splurge on? For us, wedding planning was great practice at prioritizing! I recommend setting your top three priorities as a couple. Ours were location, food, and photography. Splurge on things that will make your day more relaxing and take the stress off you, your partner, and your families!

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Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? I believe it is essential to be on the same page as your partner. Once you know where the funds will come from, like family gifts or your savings, you know what you limits are. We had savings and contributions from family to work with, and we also budgeted to put a set amount of our monthly income into the wedding fund during our engagement. We bought a house close to the wedding, so veering from our budget was out of the question! No mindless spending allowed! Plan ahead, get creative and do your research. Do loads of research to avoid sticker shock and be flexible, but realistic with your funds.

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Wedding Location: Seattle, WA / Wedding Photographer: Carly Bish / Wedding Venue: Utina Wardroom / Wedding Coordinator: Emily of Manette Gracie Weddings & Events / Wedding Dress: Anne Barge La Fleur, style 161 / Bridal Cap: Twigs & Honey, style 117 / Bolero: Anthropologie / Wedding Shoes: Steve Madden “I-Dreemy” / Engagement Ring: EidelPrecious / Hair and Makeup: Erin Skipley / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: H&M, Anthropologie, Macy’s / Wedding Caterer: City Catering Company / Wedding Cake and Desserts: Bride’s mother / Wedding Music: Samantha Lynn / Officiant: Ray Van Winkle / Wedding Invitations: Groom[/expand]

Bright Watercolor Inspiration

Wedding Design

What is it about watercolor that’s so romantic? Every time we see the playful mix of colors, our hearts skip a beat. Angela & Evan Photography and Chesney of All the Flutter bring us this utterly inspiring styled shoot with both pastel and rich, bright tones that make us oh-so-excited for summer.

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From the stylist, Chesney of All the Flutter: As a lover of all colors, I’d imagined doing a watercolor themed shoot for some time. Watercolors can be romantic and fun, and I knew there would be endless ways of using various colors. I really wanted the focus to be on the colors… both washed out and bold tones. Instead of flowers being the focus, we filled vintage glass bottles with different colored water. This along with the sea of flowers overhead, created a romantic but relaxed setting perfect for any gathering.

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I love that each place setting is also completely usable. The paints can be used along with the mini canvases provided to each dinner guest for an extra fun activity. Each place mat and setting is hand painted and the rich gold toned flatware brings a pretty punch to the overall look. Our cake, which is absolutely exquisite, was carefully painted by hand as well. The table came together perfectly and could easily be used for entertaining a large wedding party or an intimate celebration.

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Being in the Pacific Northwest, it had to be the perfect time of year when the natural color palette would match such a colorful theme. Being that we live in such a beautiful part of the county, this time of year the tress are lush, cherry blossoms are in full bloom and the blue shades of the waters that surround us are exquisite! Through many painting projects & brainstorming with our amazing team, my vision came to life beyond what I expected it to be!

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Shoot Location: Seattle, WA / Photographer: Angela & Evan Photography / Event Styling: All the Flutter / Wedding Dresses: The Dress Theory / Makeup: Meghann Oliberos / Jewelry: Alvin Goldfarb / Wedding Cakes: Cake Envy and Baked Custom Cakes / Table: Seattle Farm Tables / Vintage Rentals: Vintage Ambiance

Modern Blue & Gold Wedding

Wedding Design

This styled shoot from Seattle based Blue Rose Photography and Simply by Tamara Nicole shows a classic color palette with a modern DIY twist. Blue hues and shiny gold accents compliment each other beautifully on everything from the stationery to the desserts. And, did I mention the glitter? Oh, the glitter!

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Shoot Location: Seattle, WA / Photography: Blue Rose Photography / Styling and Planning: Tamara at Simply by Tamara Nicole / Dresses: La Belle Reve / Sashes: Tessa Kim / Clutch: Gift Shop Brooklyn / Earrings: Rain Rain Rain / Headpieces: Abigail Grace Bridal / Hair Leaf: Hettie Silovich / Hair and Makeup: Yessie Makeup Artistry / Suit: Trillium Tailor / Flowers: Juniper Flowers / Cake and Dessert: Lady Yum / Stationery: Just Milled / Vases and Ceramics: Michelle Williams Ceramics / Paper Mache Bowl: Etco / Candles: Glassy Baby / Wood Chandelier: uncommon / Venue: EM Fine Art / Rentals: Grand Event Rentals,Vintage Ambience / Models: Lyndsey and Mckenzie (with SMG) and Spencer

Gold Parisian Bridal Shower

Wedding Design

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Julie Harmsen

It turns out that not only is Julie Harmsen one talented photographer, she also knows how to throw one heck of a bridal shower. For her friend Nicole’s celebration party, Julie brought together vintage details with a bit of Parisian flair and quirkiness for one picture-perfect shower. Evidently Nicole is known for her retro style, and we can see why — couldn’t you just live in her vintage frock from Pretty Parlor?

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From the photographer, Julie Harmsen: Nicole is a total babe and is always wearing a fabulous vintage piece of clothing along with stunning red lips. She loves gold and is also spending her honeymoon in France so I wanted to incorporate those two things into the shower. Googling inspiration for Parisian themed parties brings up a lot of cheesy things and I wanted to be sure to gently incorporate the Parisian elements rather than batting the party over the head with it. I downloaded a free Parisian themed font for her wedding invite and printed it on top of some already made Paper Source gold dotted invitations.


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We didn’t want to go heavy on the shower games either and just had one questionnaire finding out who knows Nicole and her fiance, Nate, the best. In the design of those I incorporated the simple black and white stripes that is often seen in Parisian design. We snacked on macarons, lemon tarts, croissants, cheeses, chocolate treats and sipped champagne. The gold vases were my favorite diy craft and I purchased them at Archie McPhee and found some other various vases at Goodwill. Some of the vases I taped half of them and then spray painted the untaped half, then peeled away the tape once dry. I was thrilled with how it turned out. The vases with the drips was done by holding the spray can directly over the vase until it collected enough paint and started to drip down the side. The glitter vases was done the same way with the tape and the I sprayed glue adhesive and sprinkled gold sparkles on it. To add some pops of color I bought some tulips and pussy willow from the Pikes Place Market and ranunculas from another market, arranging them together. I had the blue vintage fabric in the back of my car and threw it on the food table to add a vintage aspect.


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Shoot Location: Seattle, WA / Photographer: Julie Harmsen / Dress: Pretty Parlor / Hair and Makeup: Tiffany-Colors / White Picnic Table: Scout Vintage Rentals / Balloons: Red Balloon Company

Seattle Fall Wedding

Whimsical Weddings

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Every time I look at this wedding from Carly Bish, I get the biggest smile — because of the bride! Not only does she have some amazing style, she also has the most infectious smile I’ve ever seen. With a fall wedding in Seattle, a little rain was almost a given, but I think it only added to the romance of these wedding portraits. And how great are all the dahlia arrangements made by the bride and her friends and family?

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From the bride, Jessica: Our wedding style was urban-whimsy with vintage touches and lots of full and semi-DIY. We are both artistic, so hand making elements of our wedding was important to us and came natural. We wanted to create a fun, hand made, not-at-all-stuffy day.

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I’d call our wedding eclectic, like us. We chose gray, ivory, teal and olive green as our colors, with gray having the strongest presence. We DIYed as much as we felt we could, including email save the dates, invitations, guestbook, flowers, music playlist, dessert, favors and our ceremony backdrop.


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I always wanted to DIY the flowers, but worried it would be a headache. It was one of my favorite things! The day before our wedding, my best friend and I went to the farmers market in our hometown of Issaquah, WA to get flowers. We purchased 5 large dahlia-filled bouquets and spent less than $60. I have some dahlia plants at my parents home, and my mother-in-law also picked up some flowers to add to the mix. My maid of honor met us at my house to assemble all the bouquets and mason jar arrangements. The morning of the wedding, another one of my bridesmaids helped me wrap the bouquets in twine. A true team effort! I’d highly recommend doing this, if the season is right and you aren’t super particular and willing to work with what the farmers have.


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Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? The wedding and all its details are secondary to the happiness of the couple getting married! Don’t sweat the small (and the not-so-small) stuff; if the linens are slightly off tone, or your dress hem is filthy (like mine became), or people don’t mail in their RSVP, do your best to let it go. We were blessed to have some of our friends and family reminding us of this during the planning process. Also, do whatever you can to live in the moment, and take moments to yourself (and your new spouse) as needed!


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Wedding Music:
We created an all Beatles and Beatles members pre-ceremony iPod playlist to lead into Samantha’s ceremony performance. We made separate cocktail hour and reception playlists, including everything from Sinatra to Dylan to the Beastie Boys.
First Dance: “When the Stars Go Blue,” Ryan Adams
Father/Daughter Dance: “Pennies from Heaven”
Mother/Son Dance: “Lights,” Journey

Wedding Location: Seattle, WA / Wedding Photographer: Carly Bish / Wedding Venue: Utina Wardroom / Wedding Coordinator: Emily of Manette Gracie Weddings & Events / Wedding Dress: Anne Barge La Fleur, style 161 / Bridal Cap: Twigs & Honey, style 117 / Bolero: Anthropologie / Wedding Shoes: Steve Madden “I-Dreemy” / Engagement Ring: EidelPrecious / Hair and Makeup: Erin Skipley / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: H&M, Anthropologie, Macy’s / Wedding Caterer: City Catering Company / Wedding Cake and Desserts: Bride’s mother / Wedding Music: Samantha Lynn / Officiant: Ray Van Winkle / Wedding Invitations: Groom

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Garden Weddings

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Pure art — that’s exactly what these images from One Love photo are. Newlyweds John and Desiree wanted a wedding full of color, lush gardens, and affection for their friends and family, and it seems pretty safe to say they achieved this tenfold. How absolutely incredible is Desiree’s floral crown from Ravenna Blooms?

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From the bride, Desiree: John has always loved being in nature and beautiful gardens, so I knew we needed to have a lush scenery. I wanted lots of color to highlight the beauty of our lives together and the warmth we feel from our friends and family. I wanted everything to feel full of life. I also love the look of something weathered and worn juxtaposed with natural beauty.


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I loved searching thrift stores, antique stores and eBay for handkerchiefs and tablecloths. It was so satisfying to look at different materials and not having any of them “match” yet seeing how they all tied in together. It was so great to make each “birdhouse” and selecting what bird would go in each jar. Also, putting together the idea, finding and painting the frames that hung as our backdrop- it turned out even more beautiful then I ever imagined.


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The most memorable moment for me was walking down the isle with my son. He was so proud to have such an important role and as we walked I could feel his excitement- and then looking up and seeing John and my daughter and my family all waiting for me, made me feel so full of love I could barely contain myself. I will never forget looking at them and feeling so much pure happiness.


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My advice for others is to find someone you completely trust to help you that day. Once you can let go of the reins and pass on duties to someone else it frees you up to enjoy your day. The day of your wedding you should wake up and just feel relaxed in knowing everything will work out- and that it will just be what it is- there is no “perfect” wedding, and if you let go of thinking that it needs perfection and that you need to cater to everyone else you will be happy and in the moment… and don’t forget to have some healthy snacks!


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Wedding Location: Seattle, WA / Wedding Photographer: one love photo / Venue: Robinswood House / Wedding Flowers: Ravenna Blooms / Wedding Dress: Milly from Nordstrom Wedding Suite / Bride’s Shoes: Joan and David / Hair and Makeup: Off White / Hair Accessory: Bride’s mother / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Nordstrom / Groom’s Apparel: Tux Shop / Wedding Caterer: 12 Baskets Catering / Cake and Desserts: The Sweet Side Cake and Pies Alamode / Music: Sonny Byers and Jazz Trio (friend of Bride) / Wedding Favors: JonBoy Caramels

Sodo Park Wedding

Romantic Weddings

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One of our all-time favorite venues has to be Seattle’s Sodo Park, which seamlessly blends the best of barn style with a sophisticated, chic air. We adore what newlyweds Alyssa and Aaron were able to do with the space, dressing it up to fit their personalities while still maintaining the space’s great atmosphere. Our biggest thanks goes out to Kirk Mastin of Mastin Studio for sending this prettiness our way!

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From the photographer, Kirk of Mastin Studio: Alyssa and Aaron, in welcoming their large families to Seattle from as far away as Norway, put a lot of time and energy into transforming Sodo Park into a home away from home with many special details dear to their hearts. Their city wedding combines rustic and classic elements such as exposed beams and chipping patina with large silk banners and gold chairs.

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Wedding Location: Seattle, WA / Wedding Photographer: Mastin Studio / Wedding Venue: Sodo Park / Wedding Planner: New Creations Wedding Design & Coordination / Wedding Flowers: Flowers by Karen / Wedding Cake: Honey Crumb Cake Studio

Modern Geometric Wedding

Whimsical Weddings

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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.


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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.


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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.


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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!

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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

Local Wedding Guide: Pacific Northwest

Local Guide

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We’re ready for another installment of our Local Wedding Guide! We’re selecting various locations to highlight the numerous resources available from our vendor guide members and their favorite pros they love to work with. We’ve tackled four states so far: North Carolina, Texas, and Massachusetts, and Florida. Now we’re onto the Pacific Northwest! Most vendors love to travel, so fret not if you’re not in their immediate area!

Portland, OR:



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Above images by Portland photographer You Look Nice Today Photography.

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Above images by Portland photographers Gemmer Photography

What is your favorite tip for couples for being photographed on their wedding day?
Gemmer Photography: It’s sincerely all about forgetting we’re here! Honestly! A lot of people feel awkward being in front of the camera, and have so many hopes and dreams hanging on what they dream their wedding photographs will look like, that they get too preoccupied with it. Channel your emotions into every moment… do the things you would do normally… whether you feel silly, quirky, or goofy! The truer to yourself & the way you process emotion typically will ensure that you get teary-eyed when you see yourself in the midst of true bliss years after when you’re looking at your memories. So, practice shedding your self-consciousness… and fix your eyes on your love… let the day sweep you away!
Julie of Julie Randall: If you’re feeling uncomfortable, say something! It’s my goal to make you and your partner feel comfortable and relaxed in front of the camera.


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Above images by Portland photographer Julie Randall
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Tell us a little bit about you.
Gemmer Photography: We’re quirky, nerdy, & madly in love with each other! We think that trickles down into our work! We’re saps. We love {love}, and we strive to be known to take a non-traditional approach to documenting wedded bliss! We are a small family-owned business, so we don’t outsource jobs or book as many weddings as possible in the summer, just to wait until the winter months to start editing couple’s wedding photographs. plus, we love to have open dialogue and brainstorming communication from the moment our clients book us up until the wedding and beyond! The more we communicate, dream, and plan together, the sweeter!
Julie of Julie Randall: I strive to tell the narrative of the day in a relaxed, unobtrusive manner. I want you and your partner to feel relaxed, comfortable, and confident in front of the camera. I aim to show the true emotion of the day and all the gorgeous details. You may get silliness from me, but never gimmicky cheesiness.

Any favorite photo spots for engagement sessions or must see sightings?
Gemmer Photography: We always say be different! Find some unique location! Don’t just take your engagement photographs at a popular must-see spot, unless it has significant presence in your lives.
Julie of Julie Randall: Think about having your engagement shoot in a location that’s completely different from your wedding. Say if you’re getting married on the Coast, you can have the shoot downtown where we walk around, grab a beer or coffee, maybe some ice cream!

Salem, OR:


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Above images by Salem photographer Erich McVey Photography

Tell us a little bit about you.
Rebekah of A & B Creative: I offer brides the design-savvy for the vision they’ve dreamed of in a budget-savvy way!

Any favorite photo spots for engagement sessions or must see sightings?
Rebekah of A & B Creative: I love Haystack Rock at Cannon Beach, the top of Bald Hill or Avery Park in Corvallis, Diamond Lake or Mount Thielsen, or Crater Lake. We’re so lucky that in Oregon gorgeous fields, barns and forests are aplenty, you can basically drive in any direction and find gorgeous inspiration for e-sessions!

Seattle, WA:


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Above images by Seattle photographer Jessica May Photography

What is your favorite tip for couples for being photographed on their wedding day?
Jessica Ho of Jessica May Photography: Just have fun!

Tell us a little bit about you.
Jessica Ho of Jessica May Photography: I love love love getting to know my clients! I enjoy taking them out for lunch and or coffee to chat and talk about how they met, ideas for their wedding day, etc.

Any favorite photo spots for engagement sessions or must see sightings?
Jessica Ho of Jessica May Photography: I heart big open spaces!

Bellingham, WA:


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Above images by Bellingham photographer Aubrey Joy Photography

Tell us a little bit about you.
Aubrey of Aubrey Joy Photography: Because my goal is to make you look your best, you will have fun working with me, and that will really reflect in the photos I take. Lots of couples tell me that the photoshoot was the most fun they had at a wedding, what a compliment! I love what I do and it shows in my work. I’m very drawn to soft romantic light and natural backgrounds. I think shooting in places like this really makes an image timeless.

Venues:
McMenamin’s Cornelius Pass Roadhouse (Hillsboro, OR)
Five Pine Lodge (Sisters, OR)
Mack Theater (McMinnville, OR)
Moon Mountain Lodge (Alger, WA)
Columbia River Gorge (Corbett, OR)
Crag Rats Hut (Hood River, OR)
The Silcox Hut at Timberline Lodge (Timberline Lodge, OR)

Photographers:
Gemmer Photography (view portfolio), Portland OR + will travel worldwide
Aubrey Joy Photography (view portfolio), Bellingham WA + will travel worldwide
Jessica May Photography (view portfolio), Seattle WA + will travel worldwide
You Look Nice Today Photography (view portfolio), Portland OR + will travel worldwide
Julie Randall Photography (view portfolio), Portland OR + will travel worldwide
Erich McVey Photography (view portfolio), Salem OR + will travel worldwide

Stylists + Planners:
A & B Creative (view portfolio) (Salem, OR)
Your Perfect Bridesmaid (Portland, OR)

Florists:
Punch Portland (view portfolio)
Erica of Moda Floral & Event Design (Portland, OR)


Stationery:
Red Pearl Designs (view portfolio)
Royal Steamline (based in Portland but available online, view portfolio)

Bakeries:
Dianne’s Delights (Seattle)

Makeup:
Nadia Artistry (Portland, OR)
Beth Level of Blush Make-Up Artistry

Rentals:
Scout Vintage Rentals (Seattle)

Mention “Ruffled” to Aubrey Joy Photography and receive a free vintage inspired canvas print when you book your wedding with her!

Julie Randall Photography is offering 15% off all my packages for any weddings that take place before October 1, 2012!

Sodo Park Barn Wedding

Bohemian Weddings

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The venue for this Seattle wedding, Sodo Park, is truly the stuff dreams are made of. Romantic, twinkly lights, hanging votives, and ubiquitous references to the family’s history makes this one of our favorite intimate weddings. All captured by Stefano Choi, this wedding puts winter officially behind us in style.


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From the bride, Abigail: Because Arnold and I are both Seattle transplants, we knew most of our guests would be coming from out of town, and so we wanted to host a wedding day that would be warmly welcoming and have a feeling of love and closeness. We kept coming back to the vision of a classic, nice dinner party with all the people who know us the best and love us the most.


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In light of our goal to have a nice dinner party with our family and friends, we went for a classic, romantic and warm look for the wedding. We also wanted to incorporate ourselves into the wedding in different ways – including aspects of our respective family’s heritage and history. Arnold is Chinese-Korean-American, so we used accents of red (a traditional color for Chinese weddings) in various ways – the groomsmen ties, ribbons on the programs and guest favors, runners on the dinner tables.


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Our florist/decorator used a palette of cream and pewter with some twinkles of gold and bronze. Because I had know for years that I wanted to wear my grandma’s 1940’s wedding dress, we naturally went carried that over to the rest of the wedding, and went for a classically vintage style. I also tried to incorporate other family pieces into the decor – such as my grandpa’s old farm lunchbox to hold cards of marriage advice from our guests.


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Arnold and I have lived a number of places, and because we would have guests coming from all parts of the country, we used the various cities we had each lived as the table markers for dinner. Our favors were little jars of Starbucks coffee beans which I put together with my mom and sister (because Arnold and I both love coffee, and we live in Seattle). I also ordered menus which I used to double as namecards at the dinner table – my girlfriends helped me handwrite the guest names at the top of the menus.


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Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? The best decision and best investment we made was to use a day-of-coordinator. Because of budget concerns, we didn’t decide to use a coordinator until just a few weeks before the wedding, but I am so glad we made that decision! Having somebody else working out timelines, keeping everybody on task, and making sure everything is running smoothly allowed us to just enjoy our wedding. Definitely the best investment we made, because of the priceless return we got of peace of mind.


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From the photographer, Stefano Choi: Abby & Arnold’s wedding at Sodo Park in Seattle WA was a beautiful day filled with many DIY and vintage items. For instance, her wedding dress was her Grandmother’s dress from the 1940’s. The engagement ring was the same ring that Arnold’s father proposed to his mother with. The couple both spent a lot of time decorating their wedding around the history and heritage of both of their families. Sodo Park was a perfect venue for the couple because of the history that you could literally feel once you entered into the wooden framed structure. Colorful and bright on the outside, warm and inviting on the inside. This is what Abby and Arnold are.


View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Processional: “Dream,” Priscilla Anh
Recessional: “3 Little Birds,” Ziggy Marley
First Dance: “At Last,” Beyonce
Father-Daughter Dance: “What a Wonderful World,” Louis Armstrong

Wedding Vendors (Seattle, WA):

Wedding Venue: Sodo Park / Wedding Photographer: Stefano Choi Photography / Day-of Coordination: Laura Gram Simplicity Events / Wedding Flowers: Bella Signature Design / Wedding Dress: Vintage / Bride’s Jewelry: Vintage / Bride’s Chinese Wedding Dress: Pala Pala / Bride’s Reception Dress: Alex Evening from Macy’s / Bride’s Hair: Salon Armand / Makeup: Megan Bingham of Offwhite Makeup and Beauty / Groom’s Suit: Brooks Brothers / Groom’s Tie: Canali / Wedding Caterer: Herban Feast / Wedding Cake: Simply Desserts / Chinese Wedding Cakes: Mon Hei Bakery / Pastries: Metropolitan Market / DJ: Jake Edens (206.409.6461) / Videographers: One Track Films / Wedding Invitations: David’s Bridal

Woodsy Port Townsend Wedding

Vintage Weddings

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The vintage flair in this Washington wedding captured by Seattle photographer Yvonne Wong is nothing short of killer. From cardboard cutouts of retro ladies to hats aplenty for the gents, no detail was overlooked for these nuptials. And how about that woodsy ceremony setting also designed by Matthew Parker Events?


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From the bride, Anne: We wanted to do a modern twist on the Prohibition era and then stage the whole thing in the woods. The trees and ferns on our land were our first inspiration, and then we realized that there is a rich rum-running history in the Northwest. It all worked perfectly together. We used lots of color, lace, wood, and ferns. Then Matthew Parker took our ideas, brought them to life, and incorporated all these other elements of who we are that made the day so special!


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Sean is Dutch so we automatically had to use a lot of orange, then we just kept adding color! Dusty purple, persimmon, fern green, and light turquoise. We also used a lot of wood elements and tried to highlight the beauty of the northwest. Sean and I built the archway and aisle from a recycled garage door and old picket fence that we found at Waste Not Want Not in Port Townsend.


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Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? We did two things that I would recommend to everyone: 1) We had fun! We spent as much time as possible dreaming and imagining together and this helped us create an event that was truly about us and our love for each other. 2) We only hired vendors that we really liked. We had a great team of flexible, supportive, friendly, and excited people. Everyone was great to work with and that made all the difference.


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We had 230 people and decided that with so many people we wanted to prioritize just the things that would really make it memorable. We chose a couple elements to really splurge on and then kept it simple for everything else. For example, we wanted great food so we went as all out as we could there, but then played it simple and just served beer, wine, and a few premixed cocktails at the bar.


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View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Vendors (Port Townsend, WA):

Reception Venue: Clam Cannery / Wedding Photographer: Yvonne Wong / Event Designer: Matthew Parker Events / Day-of Coordination: Karle Coppenrath of Weddings by Design / Wedding Flowers: Denise of Petals / Wedding Dress: Tara Keely, “2950” / Wedding Shoes: Seychelles / Bride’s Necklace: Express / Bride’s Earrings: Nordstrom / Bride’s Rings: Studio 311 / Hair and Makeup: Glynne Davies / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: BHLDN / Groom’s Suit: J. Crew / Groom’s Hat: Goorin Bros. Hat Company / Groomsmen’s Outfits: Macy’s / Groomsmen’s Hats: The Mad Hatter / Wedding Music: The Tune Stranglers / Wedding Caterer: Arran Stark of Cultivated Palette / Wedding Cake: Artisan Cake Guild / Wedding Invitations: Lucky Luxe / Information Cards: Anna Skates / Postcard RSVPs: Oh So Suite / Officiant: Kent Buttars of A Heavenly Ceremony / Tables, Chairs, and Dishware Rentals: R&R Party Rentals / Glassware Rentals: AA Rentals

Vintage 1930’s Wedding

Vintage Weddings

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Be ready to be charmed, as this gem shot by Nickel Images will entrance you into wedding mode in such a loving and relaxed way. Lucy and Bret met at a dancing ballroom, so it was only fitting they would choose a 1930s Jazz theme as the base for their wedding vision. This Seattle couple shares a love for vintage fashion, which is clearly shown below in the most scrumptious way! View all details in the gallery.

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Nickel Images will entrance you into wedding mode in such a loving and relaxed way. Lucy and Bret met at a dancing ballroom, so it was only fitting they would choose a 1930s Jazz theme as the base for their wedding vision. This Seattle couple shares a love for vintage fashion, which is clearly shown below in the most scrumptious way! View all images from this wedding in the gallery

From Nickel Images: I am so in love with this wedding. It oozes these two people’s personalities perfectly. Lucy and Bret met swing dancing a few years ago, and ended up falling in love and eventually, getting married! What I LOVE is that Bret fully embraces vintage, and does so in a stylish, classic way. Just look at his details. Lucy found her vintage 1930’s gown at a boutique in Seattle, along with her sisters 1950’s dress and her mother’s 1930’s gown. Lucy’s veil was also made from vintage and re-purposed netting and embellishments.

For the wedding, they combined all sort of elements to create their perfect centerpieces. Lucy and her mom crochet the red doilies, the wood was from her mom’s house, the touches of cotton were from Bret’s grandparents cotton farm, and the couple even reused wine bottles as vases (they cut the tops off).

Other noteworthy details were the flags for the ceremony. The venue is located right in a flight path, so in order to embrace the airplanes that flew by (about 1 a minute), Bret and Lucy gave their guests flags to wave as they went by. Talk about a great comedic relief during the ceremony.

The Reception was full of dancing (with a live jazz band!), the cake was made by a friend, and in the end, it was a beautiful reflection of what makes these two complete.

Wedding Vendors and Venue (Seattle, Washington):

Venue: Georgetown Ballroom / Photography: Nickel Images / Event Coordination: The Invisible Hostess / Caterer: Via Tribunali / Band: Holotradband / Vintage Wedding Dress: Pretty Parlor / Bridesmaid dress: Vintage / Transportation: British Motor Coach / Flowers, hair, make up, veil, cake, officiant: Friends and family of the couple.