Tag Archives: Northwest

Elle and Colby – A Romantic Winter Wedding

Elle and Colby’s Sodo Park wedding this past January was a super romantic affair featuring lots (and LOTS) of ferns, mosses, garlands, and greenery. I mean, just look at their ceremony aisle covered in greens and the large wreath above the reception tables!! Just wow!

Elle and her mom – in collaboration with the ever so awesome Holly-Kate Foss – were a pleasure to work with: though Elle’s mom was a little hesitant with Elle’s vision, she was quickly convinced. Even with minimal flowers you can create stunning bouquets and centerpieces and create a very warm and inviting atmosphere.

I received the sweetest card from Elle’s mom which puts it all into words perfectly: “Kent and I are still in the clouds after Elle and Colby’s breathtaking wedding. It truly was exquisite and had your magic fingerprints all over it. The bouquets, the church aisle candles + greenery, and the reception!!! Absolutely a stunning, elegant evening! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!”

It is for sweet notes like this, that make all the hard work pay off.

The fabulous vendor team:

Planning, Cooridnation and Design: Holly-Kate & Company

Photography: Talita Photography

Reception Venue: Sodo Park

Rentals: Cort Party Rentals

Amy and Luke – Northwest Beauty

Amy and Luke’s wedding at The Edgewater Hotel last May was an elegant affair with a Northwest touch – beautifully photographed by Michèle M Waite.

I loved Amy’s approach to incorporate lots of ferns, succulents, and various greens to achieve a natural and organic vibe. Centerpieces were placed into wooden boxes, long tables were covered with burlap table runners, and the wooden vineyard chairs gave the whole room a rustic, yet warm and inviting feel. It was the perfect look for the Edgewater ballroom which incorporates the quintessence of Northwest decor. And to top it all off: it was a beautiful sunny day so the view across the sound was heavenly. Quite a treat for early May!

Day-Of Coordination: Jocelyn of Invisible Hostess

Rentals: Cort Party Rentals

Linens: Choice Linens

 

A Whimsical Wedding on A Northwest Island

I have been looking forward to blog about Madeline and Ryan’s wedding for a while now – you will see why below. For their wedding day was full of magical moments, beautiful settings, and lots of very unique design elements.

I loved this wedding for so many reasons: Madeline was a wonderful and beautiful bride – I loved working with her!! Their wedding location – a beach on Guemes Island (San Juan Islands) – had the perfect Northwest beauty. And the theme and style the couple chose for their big day? Well, just magical!

Their wedding day was one day before the summer solstice and the couple incorporated so many fun and creative elements embracing the beginning of summer – large bon fires and fire dancers, fairy wands and floral crowns, an altar of light! Friends decorated the tent throughout with dream catchers and other spiritual elements, and we hung two large floral wreaths right above the head table. I truly loved everything about this wedding!! Thank you so much, Brandon Patoc, for the gorgeous images!

A Seattle Wedding of Northwest Elegance

Working on Gretchen’s and Bret’s wedding last March was truly a pleasure! Gretchen and her family were such sweethearts to work with – we had so much fun planning for this wedding which I’d like to describe in short as “True Northwest Elegance!”
Gretchen is the sister of Airika Pope, wife of the talented husband and wife team The Popes Photography – you will see below how fabulously talented they truly are!! Thank you so much Airika for trusting me to do your sister’s wedding designs!! 🙂
Gretchen had a vision to incorporate many cool natural Northwest elements into the decor and the bouquets. And you probably know from earlier blog posts that I just love the rich flora the Northwest has to offer: from mosses, ferns, and succulents to lichen branches and local hellebore and tulips. We incorporated it all into lush and yummy designs in deep purples and greens.

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Gretchen’s bouquet was a very natural and organic design featuring succulents, calla lilies, roses, hellebore, lady slipper orchids, ferns and fern curls. A simply stunning combination!! I loved how it turned out!!


The gorgeous bride in her gorgeous dress

Love this picture of the couple under their vintage umbrella!

Details of the ceremony decor: large designs of branches, ferns, hydrangea, cabbage roses were combined with tall hurricanes, river rock, succulents, and mosses.

For the reception guest tables we chose various centerpieces: some tables had gorgeous tall lichen vase designs”blooming” with purple orchids, other tables were adorned with mixed low floral/fern arrangements, and then some other tables featured tall hurricane candles with rock and moss accents.




For the rehearsal dinner the night before we created designs in similar fashion – but added some fun twists. The long guest table was a visual showcase for the richness in Northwest nature.



The fabulous team of vendors:
Ceremony and Reception Venue – Hotel 1000 Seattle
Photography: The Popes in collaboration with Erwin Wijanto Photography
Linens: Pedersen’s Party Rental
Desserts: Trophy Cupcakes
DJ and Lighting: Wavelink Music

An Elegant Northwest Wedding

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!!




And here the great team of vendors who made this beautiful wedding happen:
Ceremony and Reception Venue – Suncadia Resort
Wedding Coordinator – Janel Schlitt with Occasions
Photography – Stephanie Cristalli
Chair Rental – Pedersen’s Party Rentals
Burlap Linens – Mosaic Linens
Charger Plates – Choice Linens