I am still quite excited about the wedding I am blogging about today – I have very fond memories of the bride, the bride’s mom, the groom’s family, a fantastic Northwest setting, and a fabulous set of vendors. It is the wedding of super-sweet Amanda and Justin who got married at Suncadia Resort last August. And … I just love the photographs of their wedding day by one of my Seattle favorites – Stephanie Cristalli.
Since Amanda lived in California at the time, I first met her mom for an initial consultation. Not much was planned at that point, but I understood their general vision, and we had a lot of fun tackling some ideas and design concepts. I loved this project right from the start. And a year and several meetings later, the wedding day turned out to be spectacular!
Their beautiful venue set the underlying tone for the whole wedding day: Suncadia Resort in a gorgeous Northwest setting. We created an event focusing on ferns, garden roses, birch and lichen branches, rocks, mosses, and other lush Northwest greens.
Amanda wanted a not too tailored look for her and her brides maids’ bouquets, so we combined soft pink and peach garden roses, ranunculus, and various ferns for an organic feel and natural look.
For the flower girl and ring bearer we created a basket and pillow completely wrapped in moss and accented with ferns and berries – so precious!
Wow, what a gorgeous setting for Amanda and Justin’s ceremony in a park by a small lake surrounded by tall conifers and mountains in the back ground.
The wooden wedding arch was embellished with simply a few lush clusters of roses, dahlias, hydrangea, ferns, and amaranth.
Aisle entry arrangements like this one – matching the overall design and color scheme – is a great idea to tie together the whole ceremony setting.
For the reception in the Suncadia main ballroom we created a beautifully elegant Northwest atmosphere – each decor element carefully chosen to go with the lush theme. Walnut brown Chiavari chairs, burlap linens, rattan charger plates, tall ‘blooming’ birch trees along the perimeter of the room, and a mix of tall lush floral center pieces, and tall hurricane candles made a perfect match.
It was the lighting installation that added a big wow-factor after sunset. The crew and Suncadia installed up-lighting against the walls and pin-spot lights from the ceiling to illuminate the focal points in the room. Simply gorgeous!!