My smile gets a little wider any time we get to share some special tropical inspo, especially when it comes with an unexpected twist. Using lighter blush-tone pinks with lots of greenery in a warehouse-loft setting helped to balance a variety of styles. While the Pacific Northwest may be known for darker hues and natural rocky beauty, this team of vendors chose to inject some serious fun, color, and tropical influence for a look that leaves us totally inspired.
Photographer Kat Willson effortlessly balances this tropical theme with the deeper, dramatic hues of this warehouse venue in her artistic photography.
Event Designer Filosophi Events, wanted to showcase that the Pacific Northwest is not just about rocky beaches and forest feels. It can be anything you desire! Here, an unexpected mix of industrial and tropical styles work together to create a never-before-seen design.
With the help of floral designer Celsia Florist, this unique vision was brought to life. Various strands of greenery with long-stemmed neutral flowers are held together with texture-rich rope for a whimsical yet chic bouquet.
This bride wore two different gown styles from Union Bridal, both sleek and modern in design.
From the event designer, Filosophi Events: With wedding season fast approaching, we wanted to put together an inspirational styled shoot that would emphasize the unexpected. We are located in the Pacific Northwest, which leads to many weddings embracing the natural beauty of this region and taking a decidedly rustic coastal forest feel. We wanted to show brides that they can mix it up and do whatever inspires them and suits their own personal taste.
We decided to take a warehouse style venue, the beautiful Settlement Building, and really have some fun, bringing in industrial and tropical elements to create a hip and stylish, elegant but unique atmosphere. We started with an organic palette of neutrals, green, and cream, added touches of gold for elegance and then pops of pink as an homage to our favorite emerging trend, flamingos! We were so lucky to be working with an A-List team to bring this tropical loft wedding creative to life, and hope that this will inspire brides and grooms to be to follow their own heart stylistically and create a mood that feels perfect to them, not dictated by the trends around them.
This stunning 5-tier cake from A. Elizabeth Cakes showcases the blend of styles in this editorial. A neutral base with gold and green hoops and pink fondant flowers bring together all the elements of this shoot.
Photography: Kat Willson
Videography: Andi Wardrop of The Whistler Wedding Collective
Design + Planning: Filosophi Events
Decor + Styling: Angelina Corona of Bold Event Creative
Floral Design: Celsia Florist
Venue: The Settlement Building
Gowns: Union Bridal
Groom’s Attire: Haberdasher & Co
Hair and Makeup: Denise Elliott & Chris Funk of Denise Elliott Beauty Co
Jewels: Hailey Gerrits Designs
Wedding Rings: Cavalier
Cake: A. Elizabeth Cakes
Stationery: Lele Chan Designs
Fibre Art (macrame canopy): Saige and Skye
Glassware and Flatware: White Event Studio
Potted plants: Greenscape Design and Decor
Rentals: A&B Party Rentals
Models: Katherine Penfold, Luke Starbuck, and The Westie Bestie