Come to the Desert at I Do Sodo.

I started the year off right with an amazing wedding show in the Sodo district of Seattle. I Do Sodo is a wedding tour where each of the 8 venues has it’s own vendors to set up mock weddings with a theme of their choice. I was at Within Sodo, one of my favorite venues in Seattle. Our planner came up with an amazing theme of desert oasis and each area in this space was a different type of desert.

Guests are shuttled to each of the venues on the route. They walked in to the “Palm Springs desert”, which is the new lobby and main entrance. A tropical, swanky vibe with a live duo band, cocktails and vendors to chat with.

Walking into the gallery room you were met with a “Boho Desert”. Lots of eclectic pots with succulents and cactus, a sand runner on the long live wood table, muted colors and retro lounge areas. This room was filled great vendors like stationary, cake and desserts (and the most adorable cookies), as well as us!!!

There is the coolest little room that connects to the Lounge area that has a wall of funky mirrors. This is where the gorgeous dresses were displayed as well as a local hotel vendor. The lounge area was set up as the “Moroccan Desert”. In the middle of the room was another long table this time with warmer tones of blue and wood with brass.

The final room was the ballroom. This was the “Arid Desert”. This was the fun room with the photo booth, ice cream cart and the DJ setting the vibe.

They have an amazing rooftop that you can set up your ceremony and that’s just what we did. Arch with macrame, a cow skull, candles and funky seating of different styles of chairs.

Once everything was set up and ready to go, we had three beautiful models in crazy gorgeous dresses and set it up as a styled shoot. The pictures are just ridiculous!!!

It was so great working with all these crazy talented vendors and chatting with all the couples that came through. This was such a fantastic day!

A Late Fall Multicultural Destination Wedding at Olympic Rooftop Pavilion, Seattle

It's hard enough planning a wedding with traditions included.  But having two different cultures and bringing them together to honor them both has got to be a challenge.  But M & A did an amazing job!!!  From the flower garlands, kiddish cups and traditional Pakistani sweets.  They also included poetry in Arabic and English and of course at the end the smashing of the glass.  The Olympic Rooftop is such a great venue for an intimate gathering.  We designed the ceremony with a simple wood chuppah draped with fabric and greenery.  A few blooms in the corners to add a softness.  The aisle was lined with candles and white columns with flowers.  And as they walked down the aisle, they passed under hanging cherry branches. We re-purposed the chuppah greenery and flowers to the amazing outdoor fireplace for the reception.  And then took the candles and flowers to the long guest tables.  I love how soft everything looked, it had a Winter feel to it, but still bright and cheery and Spring like.  There were a few snow flurries during the ceremony too!  All the gorgeous details of this wedding came together so flawlessly because of the fantastic vendor team we had.  This was such a beautiful day and I am so happy I was able to be a part of it.   

M+A  |  November 4, 2017  |  Ballard

Venue-Olympic Rooftop Pavilion  |  Photographer-Amelia Soper Photography  |  Coordinator-Danae with Perfectly Posh Events  |  Hair & Makeup-Anne Timss  |  DJ-DJ Kryspin  |  Catering-Stoneburner  |  Paper & Signage-Songbird Paperie 

Pacific Northwest Elopement Adventure From Florida

You plan an elopement to make it easier than a large wedding, especially if it's a destination wedding.  Have as many or as little of guests, intimate so you can really enjoy the day.  For Katie & Devin, planning a cross country wedding from Florida to the Pacific Northwest seemed pretty easy...until natural disasters and wild fires tried to slow them down.  Their first speed bump was right before they were leaving and hurricane Harvey was coming their way.  They had to make sure their family was safe and anchored down their houses as best as you can before they hit the road.  It wasn't until the last minute that Katie's dad was able to confirm he will be there to join the celebration.  So with their dog as the co-pilot, they drove across this gorgeous country in an RV!  I talked to them a couple days before the big day and let them know they might be detoured by massive wild fires that the West and Pacific Northwest were battling.  Little did we know that their destination of Lake Cresent was hit with fire and the lodge was closed...the lodge that their reception was going to be held!  These two just rolled with the punches.  The location change lead them to Sequim and the gorgeous state park there.  Getting ready their view was the water and they got to relax inside adorable cabins at the John Wayne Waterfront Resort.  They were married by Devin's dad surrounded by trees with their close family watching.  They found a cute little restaurant to hold the reception of about 15 people right in the marina.  Everything came together for this calm and grateful couple.  They got the best of the PNW with the trees and forest as well as the gorgeous water and sunshine.  

Katie + Devin  |  September 13, 2018  |  Sequim

Photographer-Petrichor Photo  |  Getting Ready-John Wayne Waterfront Resort  |  Ceremony-Sequim State Park  |  Hair & Makeup-Salon Maison  |  Reception-Dockside Grill