A Sophisticated Persian and Jewish Wedding in Sodo Seattle

A chilly but gorgeous sunny afternoon in February was the backdrop for Samira & Dan’s wedding day. They were lucky enough to get amazing pictures outside with all the great murals around the Sodo area of Seattle and the perfect weather. I love how elegant they looked with very industrial backgrounds. The bridesmaids looked so amazing! They had different dresses in a neutral, blush palette. Samira’s dress was one of my favorite cuts. A high neck and cap sleeves…so beautiful.

Samira’s family was working hard when we arrived on making the Sofre Aghd table just perfect. Sofre means spread and Aghd means ceremony. It smelled so good with all the fruits and spices. Behind the table where Samira & Dan would sit, we hung greenery down the drapery, it turned out so elegant. Samira walked down the aisle by herself, which I think was a first for my weddings. It was very important for Dan & Samira to include both a traditional Persian and Jewish ceremony which made it so unique. One of my favorite moments was their dancing down the aisle after being announced as husband and wife. Loved that, everyone cheering and throwing petals.

They had long tables for their reception. We kept it simple, elegant and light. Canvas Event Space is very modern with white walls and cement floors. With white linens and champagne table runners the candles and white and neutral flowers looked amazing along with the splashes of gold in the votives, chiavari chairs and flatware. I love how simple it all looked, but very sophisticated. Some of the tables had long flower arrangements and the others had floating candles in cylinder vases with greenery at the base. It almost looked like everything was glowing.

This was such a gorgeous day for the sweetest couple and their families. It came together so smooth with a fantastic vendor team! I am so happy I was a part of this gorgeous day!

Samira + Dan | February 17, 2018

Venue-Canvas Event Space

Photographer-Jonathan Gipaya Photography

Planner-Ginger Bee Events

Rentals-CORT Party Rentals

Cake-Cake Life Everyday

DJ-206 Events

Linens-BBJ Linens

Specialty Rentals-Fanciful Rentals

Paper Goods-Songbird Paperie

Bar & Beverage-Prive Bars

Videography-First Person Pictures

Catering-Koorosh Catering

Hair & Makeup-Erin Hunt

Dessert-Cupcake Royale

Dessert-Lady Yum

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