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Chic Backyard Farm Wedding in Washington

Get those Pinterest boards ready because this is one stunner of a celebration. A backyard wedding with the talented O’Malley Photographers behind the lens that’s effortlessly elegant thanks to VOWS Wedding & Event Planning and the simply beyond Flora Nova blooms. From the tempting The Sweet Side desserts, to a few animal friends making their cameos, this is one party we would’ve vied for an invite to. See it all in The Vault!

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Rustic

From Katy Roberts of VOWSThe Altig family (groom’s family) are well known in the Seattle suburb of Kirkland; they are a big and active family, devout Catholics, kind and generous…they also have a farm in the middle of the city! Parents Rick & Lisa bought the large property in the Kirkland Highlands in the 80s then raised their family of 4 there. It was the dream of first daughter, Natalie, to get married in this special place so we did that on the pool deck in 2010. The tradition continued with Richie Altig (eldest son) wanting to do the same. His love of the animals took us down to the farm property.

Among the boisterous turkeys, lamas, goats, a mini horse (who loved to eat flowers, we later learned!), and a donkey named Burrito is a heavily slanted orchard which was determined large enough for a tent to fit 275 guests – perfect! We brought in the experts and the vision became reality. It took 5 days and 10 men to build the staging, install the hardwood-like flooring, grand staircase, railings, catering ramp, and to erect the gorgeous Tidewater Tent on the Altig Family Farm.

Words beautiful bride Brita described as her vision were: romantic, timeless, chic. Our palette was the softest of blush, greens, ivory, and taupe. We used a variety of table shapes and sizes to fill the grand white tent: farm tables, large, medium and small rounds with different textured linens to bring interest. Each place setting was adorned with vintage flatware, layered chargers of gold rimmed glass and floral print vintage china, gorgeous menus describing the lucky guests’ 6 course, Italian-inspired meal (Mom’s side is Italian).

The groom and groomsmen got ready in the 100-year-old cabin at the base of the property that had been moved by the family from Kirkland’s waterfront before it was demolished. The Altigs refurbished it staying as true to the time it was built as possible. The girls got ready in an extension of the main house in a well-appointed guest apartment next to a private dance studio where Brita and her girls spent a lot of time practicing (Brita is a Sea Gal for the Seattle Seahawks).

The day was a dream though rain did flirt with us (it is Seattle after all). Traditional Catholic ceremony with mass, then a send-off in Grandpa’s Vintage Model A. A sea of greens and romantic flowers awaited them at the reception including a stunning, one of a kind, floral backdrop behind their head table. The night was full of great food, entertaining toasts, and roaming animals per the family’s request. The mini horse spent hours looking at his reflection in our porta potty waiting area’s vintage vanity. He was the hit of the night!

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Photography: O'Malley Photographers | Cinematography: Bogle Productions | Event Planning: VOWS Wedding & Event Planning | Floral Design: Flora Nova | Wedding Dress: Berta | Cake: The Sweet Side | Stationery: La Happy | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Catering: John Howie Catering | Calligraphy: La Happy | Lighting: Greenlight Events | Tuxedo: Neiman Marcus | Bridal Party Hair + Makeup: Erin Skipley | Bride's Hair: Erin Skipley | Bride's Makeup: Susan Cummins | Dress Shop: Bridal Galleria San Francisco | Grooms Shoes: Gucci | Rentals: Cort Party Rentals | Rentals: Vintage Ambiance

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Industrial-Meets-Organic Romantic Gray Wedding Inspiration

Vintage rings from Trumpet And Horn. An ethereal dove gray Alexandra Grecco lace top and and tulle skirt. Lush, organic-inspired florals full of white peonies. And an empty loft transformed into an elegant, industrial chic reception with a french flair thanks to Kaleb Norman James Design and La Tavola Fine Linens. Trust me when I say, it doesn’t get any prettier than this inspiration session from Whiskers And Willow Photography. Pin it all in The Vault

From Whiskers And Willow PhotographyGray is a color of transitioning – midway between heavy dark black and light bright white. As winter transitions to spring we wanted to reject the stark heaviness typically associated with winter, and instead evoke a wispy mood. Winter weddings are so frequently associated with dark colors, but we wanted something that spoke to a nascent transition from winter to spring. Deep floral hues, arranged by Kaleb Norman James (accented tastefully with white peonies), heavy flatware, and the striking dark wood of the Metropolist, were contrasted against the light and airy color of linens from La Tavola Fine Linens, enabling this mood of rebirth. Preppy details – aged books and wood darts – adorned the airy stationary by Koordination by Krisanna. The flowy Alexandra Grecco skirt and top from The Dress Theory, juxtaposed with the wool ASOS grooms’ suit, completed the ambiance, and perfectly encapsulated our winter to spring transition.

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Photography: Whiskers And Willow Photography | Event Planning: Merren Events | Floral + Event Design: Kaleb Norman James Design | Wedding Dress: Alexandra Grecco | Rings: Trumpet And Horn | Hair + Makeup: Yessie Libby | Calligraphy: Koordination By Krisanna | Groom's Attire: ASOS | Venue: Metropolist | Bridal Boutique: The Dress Theory | Female Model: Abby Armstrong | Male Model: Andrew Matz | Rentals: La Tavola Fine Linens | Ring Box: The Mrs Box

Romantic Washington Light House Engagement

You guys, I can’t – This engagement session is just TOO cute, I mean will you just look at those pups! Giving true meaning to the term puppy love, Alex & Jake planned the ultimate engagement session complete with a lighthouse backdrop that’ll have you mesmerized. It’s the sweetest lil’ session we ever did see and thanks to Blue Rose Photography we’ve got it all to share in The Vault!

From Blue Rose Photography Alex & Jake met us on a beautiful fall day down in Gig Harbor Wa. They grew up in that area together and it had special meaning to them. We found a cute little lighthouse on a private peninsula and walked around playing on the beach with their two adorable dogs. I really loved the outfits they picked out for their shoot and so I know their wedding will be stylish and beautiful as well. Cant wait for their August 2016 wedding!

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