Our last wedding of 2013 was… well, fresh comes to mind. Crisp evergreens abound at this 1927 Events night in downtown Seattle.

The bride had terrific ideas when we first met– ways to make her wedding seasonally grounded, hip and true to their style.

We quickly scratched the idea of centerpieces and settled on the concept of evergreen garlands extending the length of the reception tables. December is garland season after all. Bouquets for Kristin & her maids wasn’t on the agenda either. We made head wreaths composed of olive & bay branches, and added a cluster of soft ivory garden roses to highlight one.

The Bride collected wine bottles to serve as candle holders, and we tucked olive branches, gold-painted pine cones & evergreen magnolia leaves in and around the garlands. For the altar Kristin rented pillars from Vintage Ambiance and we hung mercury glass illumination to warm it up.

Thanks to Ryan Flynn Photography for these gorgeous images!

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I am reminded that a wedding can be full of tradition and beauty without the repertoire of usual elements. And that timeless aspects of wedding design can be mixed in with fresh details.

Cheers to the Holiday season, and the merriment that comes with it!