January 10, 2011

Beautiful Vintage Wedding – Kristi and Tim

I loved Kristi right from the start: her simple elegance, her natural beauty and down-to-earth character, her sweetness, and kindness … The day she walked into our studio to tell me more about her wedding plans she did not yet have a clear vision, but together we came up with a decor plan that completely embodied the couple’s style and personality.
Kristi and Tim got married last July at the Villa Academy chapel with the reception following at the Arctic Club Hotel in downtown Seattle. With both venues of a more traditional and vintage style, we wanted the decor to compliment the existing feel and style of those spaces: “simple vintage elegance!”

For Kristi’s bouquet I used romantic ‘old’ vintage flowers: David Austin garden roses, lisianthus, hydrangea, Queen Anne’s lace, Dusty Miller foliage – such a romantic mix!

Kristi liked the idea of using different flowers for each of her 4 brides maids: we incorporated roses in peach, cream, dusty rose, and white lisianthus.

These photos of the ring bearers and the flower girl are just too adorable!

To the pews at the Villa Academy chapel we attached clusters of hydrangea, garden roses, andastilbe – and connected the pews with long panels of cream silk organza. The altar was simply decorated with tall silver candelabras.

For the reception at the beautiful Dome Room at the Arctic Club Hotel each of the 16 guest tables was decorated slightly differently: each in the style of ‘simple elegance’, they featured various vintage vessels, candle holders, silver mint julep cups, and glass vases of different height and shape and each filled with different floral elements. Here we used pinkastilbe in a silver julep cup.

The blend of different old-world flowers and vintage vessels combined with lots of candles made this a very romantic design.

Whiteastilbe in a silver bud vase

The beautiful 4-tiered cake was embellished with lots of roses, hydrangea, Queen Anne’s lace, andranunculus – stunning!

The fabulous team of vendors:
Wedding Ceremony – Villa Academy Chapel
Wedding Reception – Arctic Club Hotel
Wedding Coordinator – Wendi with Ethereal Events
Photography – Azzura Photography
Thank you Ken and Tania for providing these gorgeous images!!

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  1. Fleur

    January 14th, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    Stunning! Just beautiful! I love the garden roses in her bridal bouquet and the astilbe on the tables.

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