A Bold Spring Wedding in Seattle

I love it when I walk into a venue and it inspires me, I can start getting a vision for the flowers right away. This was one of those times. Walking into the church I saw floral with that amazing window. I got even more excited when Diana said that is where they want to stand at the ceremony. This is a huge church. But there is a small chapel that is the original chapel from years ago and they moved it over to the new addition. The wood ceiling just takes your breath away and that wood cutout of the tall window is just gorgeous. We didn’t want to take anything away from the beauty of this window, so we decided on a large floral piece for one corner of the ledge. Their colors were a mix of blush, light peach with deep burgundy and a splash of fuchsia. Greenery flowed down and draped over the dark wood ledge. We moved this piece over to the piano at the reception, it fit perfectly in both spots!

Diana’s dress was so beautiful. It had an off white, almost a blush undertone. The cut reminded me of a Greek goddess…so gorgeous!!! Her bouquet was full of lush, ruffle blooms and texture. The juiciest ranunculus and fluffy peonies were the show stoppers. We also snuck in a few air plants for texture.

I was so excited that Diana went with a bold patterned linen for their tables. When she was describing her vision to BreeAnn of Pink Blossom Events, this was the first thing that popped in her head. It was perfect with the dark, moody burgundy flower arrangements for the centerpieces.

The couple and their guests ended this amazing day with karaoke, dancing and cake!!! So happy to be a part of this sweet couples day!!!

Diana + David | April 29, 2018 | Seattle

Ceremony Venue-University Presbyterian Church

Reception Venue-The Landing at Tyee

Planner-Pink Blossom Events

Photographer-Jenny GG Photography

Catering-Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes

DJ-Bugsie Productions

Rentals-CORT Party Rentals

Winter Wedding at Pacific Northwest Kiana Lodge

One of my favorite venues is Kiana Lodge. I think it is because you can get on a ferry to get there and you feel like it is a far away destination for your friends and family to gather. It has the best of both worlds that the Pacific Northwest has to offer, the woods and the sea. It is nestled under tall trees that make you feel like you are secluded in the mountains. It is also right on the water. You can walk the beach, listen to the waves and relax. The garden area is perfect for an outdoor ceremony. Or if you choose the winter like Bonnee & Abhi did, you can have your ceremony in garden atrium. One of my favorite details of the atrium is the hanging lanterns, stars that float over your guest tables. This is such a great room.

Bonnee & Abhi live in Las Vegas. They decided to have a destination here in Washington to get married around the gorgeous trees that our state offers. They picked a perfect place! They wanted a design that played off of the Pacific Northwest and woodsy vibe. Their wedding was intimate, so on the tables we used wood slices and tall lanterns with flowers flowing out of it. She loved the combo of moody burgundy with soft blush and splashes of white. Dark greenery of salal and fern helped the flowers stand out. Bonee decided to have hair flowers. Instead of a crown, she went with blooms that hugged the back of her hair that her veil could hang from. I love how it turned out.

I love that this couple wanted to come here for their wedding because of how beautiful it is here. And they really got the best of both worlds with choosing the Kiana Lodge.

Bonee + Abhi | March 9, 2018 | Poulsbo, WA

Venue-Kiana Lodge

Photographer-Gull Photo

Hair & Makeup-Anne Timss Makeup and Styling

The Gathered Creative Styled Shoot in Seattle

One of the coolest styled shoots I did this year was for The Gathered Creatives. It’s a group of amazing photographers that put together a workshop for other photographers to come and photograph a styled shoot without having to plan anything. Some were new to the business, or wanted to do test shots and some wanted to just be creative. The outcome was so awesome. It is great to see different styles and perspectives on the same scene. The day was broken up in three different groups, a couple, bridal and boudoir. We were in an incredible space in Pioneer Square with perfect natural light. It had so many great elements to use as a backdrop, like the brick wall, the windows or the furniture and accessories that were in the space!

For flowers I didn’t need to do much. They let me have creative freedom. I went with funky textures for the boutonnieres for the guys. I kept with the texture theme for the two bouquets for the bridal and the boudoir. Dark and moody for the boudoir which went great with her dark intimate wear. Then soft and light for the bridal. There were hints of blush and off white which went so well with the dresses we used. For a fun backdrop, I created an altar piece that had air fern climbing up them, almost like huge feather boas. They turned out so amazing.

It’s so hard to narrow down what pictures to use. So I decided to break down my favorites from some of the photographers that I got shots from and grouped those together. They are just so good!!! A huge thank you to our models for the day! Jenna was gorgeous and the dresses fit her perfectly. She was the sweetest!!! Thank you to the guys, Ian & Jason. You both were so fun to work with and looked so dapper!!! And thank you to Chelsea, she was a last minute fill in and she rocked it. We all said people need to channel her fierce vibe when getting boudoir done. She was so fantastic to be around. You guys made this day so amazing!!!

I can’t wait to join in the next event like this. Felt so good to be creative and be around people that bring out that creativity.