A sweet fusion of cultures meets a breathtaking winery setting: this, my friends, is a wedding that is sooo worthy of some swoon-time. Think lush, purple-hued blooms meets gorgeous vintage-inspired stylings meets a whole host of special moments that will leave you a little teary. See every beautiful moment crafted by Simply Wed right here in the Maurice Photo Inc. captured gallery.
From Simply Wed… The wedding of Stefanie and Amar was one of the most amazing experiences for both vendors and guests alike to be a part of. To use the bride’s words, they were most concerned with the guest experiences and that every detail be fully intentional. It was the marriage of two styles – that of a Montana country girl and an Indian gentleman – but made all their own. The property features many different areas to utilize, which meant a welcome cocktail hour in a barn; a leisurely walk up to the ceremony (complete with a spritzer station half-way by a waterfall); a ceremony on a deck overlooking the mountains, forest and a little winery on the property; and finally a reception in a tent set up in the lush gardens of the property.
The overall style was one part rustic winery, one part vintage elegance. Decorative elements featured crystal chandeliers, brass candelabras and urns, purple cut glass vases, and a lush mix of mismatched vintage furniture in lush velvets. Old trunks were stacked to create vignettes – one holding a tribute to the groom’s late father, and an old sewing table was set up with the homemade Jalapeno Jelly favors, lovingly made by Stefanie and her “Grammy” for all of the guests to enjoy. Grammy was also included in the special day as the flower girl, a touch that put a smile on everybody’s face!
The colors were a deep plummy purple, bright chartreuse green with accents of dark woods and tarnished brass. Custom linens were created out of the bride’s selected fabric to give the table settings a bit of a patterned flair. They perfectly tied together the various floral arrangements, which featured various textures of herbs, berries, pods, cabbage, greenery and flowers such as snapdragons, hydrangea, larkspur and hanging amaranthus. Tiny succulents were planted in vintage containers for an extra bit of interest around the table. Other areas such as the buffet and cocktail talbes were accented with lanterns, wood containers and logs, moss and other natural NW elements. The bridal bouquet was a unique stunner, and featured a King Protea accent flower with an unstructured, softly draping style. Custom chalkboard art created by Simply Wed was utilized around the property to help orient the guests, show the wedding program, and bring attention to some of the more special and thoughtful details.
The details that brought together Stefanie and Amar’s different backgrounds included a variety of Montana micro brews featured at the bar (and driven over by family members especially for the big day), and a buffet dinner featuring Vegetarian Indian Cuisine. They did a menu at each place setting explaining the different Indian foods and how to eat them (with your hands!), and included a pouch with a handy wipe to encourage the guests to give it a try! Finally, the big moment of the night was when the bride changed into a gorgeous sari and performed a surprise choreographed Indian dance for the groom. I don’t think anybody will soon forget to look on his face!
Photography: Maurice Photo Inc. | Floral Design: Susan Snyder For Simply Wed | Wedding Dress: LaineeMeg Bridal | Cake: The People's Cake | Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas | Ceremony Venue: Storybook Farm | Reception Venue: Storybook Farm | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Etsy | Catering: Haveli Vegetarian Restaurant | Catering: Flat Iron Grill | Hair & Makeup: Salon Maison | DJ: Seattle Parties | Groom's Attire: J Hilburn | Linens: Choice Linens | Reception Print Goods: Marsupials For Simply Wed | Rentals: ABC Special Event Rentals By CORT | Shuttles: A&A Limo | Staffing: The Invisible Hostess | Transportation: British Motor Coach | Vintage Rentals: Vintage Ambiance | Wedding Planner & Designer: Simply Wed