Are some weddings very photogenic? Yes absolutely.
This wedding was great fun to put together. I immediately loved Jenni’s idea for a hanging rose installation as a ceremony backdrop. The simple elegance was harmonious with the venue feel and the transition from ceremony to reception. And white trailing clematis and fairy spray roses from a local farmer added that feminine touch.
It’s even more fun to get the pictures back, when a photographer like Sako Pak really captures the details both individually and as a cohesive design! The wedding was held at The Foundry by Herban Feast, and a beautiful cake was delivered by Macrina Bakery. Thanks to Dolce Blue day of coordination for making it all come together smoothly.
As mentioned, the headtable was placed in front of the ceremony backdrop. Which then took on new meaning, and became a frame of reference for the bridal party on through the reception. A wonderful way to maximize such a key piece to the night. The guest dinner tables had floral centerpieces or a trio of bud vases for variety.
Cheers to many more years of eating cake, together.
Many months ago, in the slower pace of January, several of us gathered for a winter styled shoot. We trekked up to the pass in search of snow and found ourselves snapping pictures on into dusk. The fading light is magical…
A beautiful panorama of Lake Kachess.
Maddie’s dress on the left is the Penelope gown by Love Marley of Watters, and Anita’s dress on the right is the Chante by Houghton NYC (a personal favorite!). For Maddie’s bouquet I used black calla lily, ‘Tess’ garden rose, two varieties of trailing jasmine vine, english ivy berry, privet berry, sumac, black pussy willow & wide satin ribbon.
Maddie’s is wearing the the Olivia by Theia here, thanks to The Dress Theory. For Anita’s bouquet below, I used Peach Campanella garden rose, skimmia japonica, fuzzy magnolia buds, button mum, blackberry, queen anne’s lace, trailing jasmine & two types of fern.
Now, let’s warm up with some of that dessert + hot cocoa.
I would use the word ‘classic’ to describe this late August wedding. From the couple, to the venue, to the flowers and to the summer day. I enjoyed working with Kat & Daniel who had a elegant vision from the get go. As you’ll see, the white & green floral matched the historic tile of The Great Hall at Union Station very well.
Kat had 10 Bridesmaids. That’s right, 10! So we created mono-floral bouquets for each, to highlight the elements that went into each centerpiece.
The Great Hall is one of my favorite historic venues in the town. There is ample space to work with and natural light that emanates from the vaulted ceilings above. Kat & Daniel decided to get married at one end of the space, with pipe & drape to separate the reception space beyond.
Vintage ambiance provided antique gold candle holders and we placed soft open garden rose blooms atop them to accent the centerpieces. They also brought in their charming dessert cart to display the magnificent croquembouche.
Dinner in a department store. This was a unique project, and we collaborated with Tara of Sugarcomb to transform the space. Macy’s in downtown Seattle, hosted an in-store dinner with Tom Douglas and his crew. Guests were invited to watch a cooking demonstration then sit down to a multi-coursed meal.
Tara & I dreamed up a lavish table setting. To begin, Tara pipe & draped the space for a more intimate feel. Sugarcomb also creates custom paper goods, and designed menu cards for each place setting. Rich blue velvet linens were brought in from La Tavola as well as handsome gold flatware. I complimented the tabletops & meal with seasonal fall foliage, berries, blooms & pumpkins. The tall statement pieces were composed entirely of smokebush & beauty berry.
Unfortunately, we couldn’t dim the overhead brights and bring in candlelight. But the banquet style tables really brought the focus to what’s important: the food, floral & people you meet while enjoying a meal together.
Fall bounty is a great reason and time of year to gather.
We created flowers for Nahil & Richard’s wedding at the Hollywood Schoolhouse in Woodinville this past August. It was a scorcher! Bluebird sky and robust sunshine, a perfect summer day. They held their ceremony outside behind the historic brick building and the reception inside throughout the expansive ballroom. Nahil wanted rich, textured & varied tones in burgundy & marsala. She asked for verdant greenery and hop vine garlands, as her fiancé is a committed craft beer fan. A great pairing of floral materials for a great pair.
Ryan caught this moment.
And this first look moment!
We strung a hop vine garland along the back garden gate for the ceremony, and transferred it to stretch the front of the headtable for the reception.
Cheers to a summer wedding, and all the details that make it special.
Wild flowers. Drinking beer. Summer storms. Seattle trees. Surrounded by friends. Compostable plates.
Anne initially contacted me to create her bridal bouquet. (She shared her pinterest inspiration board, and her taste in shoes alone was enough to have me booked!) Her soon to be Mother-in-law Sally, a fellow plant enthusiast & nursery owner in Texas came on board, and we delighted in talking about summer blooms. And so we put flowers together for their rehearsal dinner at the Olympic Rooftop Pavilion, then picked it all up that night and added in more seasonal textural elements & multi-colored flowers for the wedding reception the next day at the Mt. Baker Community Center. It was fun. A service I’ve haven’t offered before! It worked because, we added dimension to the existing floral with new material, wispy gestures & an expanded color palette.
Thanks to Quartier Collective for these wonderful images!
Cheers to Anne + Stuart! Clink.