Erin & Nate moved here after Nate was stationed near Tacoma. They were going to have their wedding back in Missouri but decided on an intimate gathering of their friends and family in this beautiful city they both now love. Erin wanted to keep things simple to go with their family style dinner, but also elegant. I love 1927 Events...the brick wall was a perfect back drop for the copper arch with nothing but greenery on it. The aisle was lined with large lanterns that then went on the centerpieces that had different sizes of candles and bud vases. The long family style tables had greenery garlands of Erin's favorite, eucalyptus. It was such a fun celebration and you could just feel the love from their family and guests. Erin & Nate decided not to do a lot of the traditional things at their reception. Instead of a bouquet toss, they did a special dance for couples married the longest. They knew it was going to be her Aunt and Uncle, who are very special to Erin. Erin gave her aunt her bouquet and everyone congratulated them on their 42 years of marriage. Her mom told her later that she was so excited to receive the bouquet and even carried it on the plane home! That is what this day was all about for them, their guests and their time together. What a great night!!!
Where do I even start with this amazing wedding! The details? The couple? Just the day in general??? This was one of my favorite designs of the year. It was so simple but just so cool. It started out perfect on a Winter day with the sun and blue skies out! Hilary & Linda are seriously the sweetest and so laid back. I love looking at these pictures of them during their ceremony. You can just feel, see and know that there is a ton of love between them. Each lady brought their style and rocked it. Hilary's amazing short cocktail dress and Linda's blue fur...Flawless! The pops of navy from Hilary's dress to Linda's shoes were fantastic touches to give a little dramatic vibe. For their decor they knew what they wanted but also left it up to myself and Danae to lead the design plan for their big day. They wanted simple, modern with different elements for interest like cement, glass and wood. We lined the aisle and altar with large cinder blocks with candles and loose greenery. A simple greenery garland was suspended off the wood wall at Metropolist....that wood wall though!!! The cinder blocks were then moved to the centerpieces on the long farm tables with loose eucalyptus, candles and glass globes that had succulents in them. Some of the tables had huge air plants on them that their guests were able to take home. I love the wood table numbers that Perfectly Posh Events had...they were perfect with this design. Their guests had family style Mexican dinner and for dessert got to make their own ice cream sandwiches by Street Treats!!! More amazing details were so thought out. Their specialty drinks were a nod to both their dads, such a sweet idea. Their guest book was a pair of vintage skis that they were going to hang in their house! So cool. I could go on and on about how this day was so easy, fun and how much I loved every detail from this day. This vendor team was amazing too!!! We even made it to Seattle Bride Magazine's online front page!!! Check it out here. I am so happy to be a part of a gorgeous day for these amazing women!
Hilary + Linda | January 14th, 2017 | Seattle
Wedding Venue-Metropolist | Wedding Photographer-Katie Parra Photography | Wedding Coordinator-Danae with Perfectly Posh Events | Desserts-Street Treats | Hair & Makeup-Off-White Makeup & Beauty | Calligraphy-Whit Design Shop | Rentals-CORT Party Rentals | Catering-Kaspars Catering | Drapery-Rented Elegance | Rentals-Vintage Ambiance | DJ-Seattle Parties | Officiant-Pastor Jim | Getting Ready Hotel-Hotel Andra
I love when projects come up where I can be creative and collaborate with an amazing vendor! Kendall with Kendall Lauren Photography is just amazing! Not only does she take gorgeous pictures, but she is just a rad person to be around. I have known her for years and was so excited when she wanted me to do a few flower items for her Mother's Day Minis. A couple flower crowns is always a must! I love the bouquet I created with so much texture and amazing local blooms. It was so fun to create a simple backdrop out of my copper pipe arch that I hung greenery & lily blooms. A simple eucalyptus garland lined the back of the couch. Her studio space has such amazing light and I love how everything looked like it belonged in the space.
I had my assistant with me, my hilarious 2 year old daughter, helping me along the way. Kendall was so sweet to take some shots of us as well and I just LOVE how they turned out.
Thank you so much Kendall, I love creating fun elements for your beautiful clients and photos!
I took these pics below before the Mamas and their families showed up to have fun in front of the camera! My little helper was so excited to model under the arch!!!
I did a little testing out the flower crown before drop off and I got this picture from Kendall after she was finished and headed to another photoshoot wearing the other crown I made...so stinkin adorable Kendall!!!