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Romantic Winter Wedding Inspiration

I’m not the biggest fan of winter, I’ll be the first to admit that. But this shoot by Nikki Closser, full of romance and beauty, just may change my mind. From the beautiful blush stone and gown, to a cake I’d like for my own upcoming nuptials, I’m dreaming of kisses atop a veil of newly fallen snow. Whether you’re a snow bunny or spend all your ski time in the lodge instead, these pics aren’t to be missed.

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From Nikki Closser Photography… I had been wanting so badly to do a photo shoot in the snow, so when I heard there was going to be a huge snowfall up in the mountains, I jumped at the opportunity. I decided to put together a snowy wedding inspiration shoot and we lucked out with the most perfect day at Snoqualmie Pass. The scenery with the mountains and fresh, bright snow was breathtaking!

To me, the snow can be so dreamy and I wanted the shoot to have that same dreamy feel. I loved incorporating deep maroon with the softness of the blush Reem Acra that beautiful Suz wore. I made the belt from velvet ribbon and it added a beautiful contrast to the white snow. I then added in some gold accents to the table scape by DIY’ing gold flatware and plates. The winter themed flowers looked just stunning against the snow and we brought in the blush color again with soft roses and a ring with a blush colored stone.

There is something so peaceful about being in the mountains after a snowfall. We were so happy to be there and to be surrounded by such natural beauty. To add in some of our own beautiful touches, and to have a couple to photograph who are so in love, made this photo shoot that much more special!

Cake: Butter & Bloom | Champagne Flutes: Nicole Miller | Dress: Reem Acra - Rent the Runway | Dress Belt & Flatware Ribbon: Pacific Fabrics | Earrings: Betsey Johnson | Flatware: DIY by Nikki Closser | Flowers: Butter & Bloom | Models: Suz & Greg Fix | Paper Goods & Love Sign: Sweetpeas & Seashells | Photography: Nikki Closser Photography | Suit: Indochino | Tie: Cheap Neckties | Venue: Snoqualmie Pass

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Julie Vino Trunk Show at Mea Marie Bridal Atelier

The pretty is spilling over today thanks to bridal gown designer Julie Vino! And get this  — on February 7th + 8th, 2015, Seattle’s Mea Marie Bridal Atelier is hosting an official Julie Vino Trunk Show. My dears, mark your calendars! This is a show you won’t want to miss…

Handmade of the finest European fabrics and Parisian laces, these incredibly gorgeous and effortlessy romantic gowns are unlike anything you’ve ever seen! The trunk show will feature the Julie Vino Provence Collection 2015 as well as some of the most requested styles from the Orchid and Ceasaria Collections.  Not only will brides get the chance to try on these stunning gowns, but there is also a 10% discount for styles purchased during trunk show appointments!

Brides have been booking flights from across the country to get the chance to try on a Julie Vino wedding dress, so be sure to book your appointment! Head over here to see exactly which gowns will be featured at the trunk show and to choose a time slot. Contact Nikki at Mea Marie Bridal Atelier at 425.531.5664 with any questions. Happy dress hunting, my dears.

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If you are anything like me (and I know you are), there are three things your wedding NEEDS to be: personal, unique and, of course, unexpected.  Enter Meant2Be Events, a team of talented planners + styling superstars that will take all of those visions you can’t stop thinking about and make them a beautiful reality.  Check out their lovely work, in collaboration with Countryside Floral, below…

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Floral Design: Jon Throne at Countryside Floral | Event Planning & Design: Meant2Be Events | Photographer: Genesa Richards Photography | Wedding Dress: Cicada Bridal | Cake: Baked | Stationery: Songbird Paperie | Hair & Makeup: Urbanista| Linens: BBJ Linen | Rentals: Vintage Ambiance | Rentals:R&R Rentals | Venue: Vistas at Tolt Hill

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Camano Island Engagement

A beautiful oncology nurse and a professional soccer player for the Seattle Sounders – I already love this duo.  So add this obviously awesome pair to an amazing Camano Island backdrop with some seriously stylish attire and, voila.  Engagement session masterpiece.  See it all captured beautifully by Matthew Land Studios right here

From Matthew Land Studios… Natalie is an oncology nurse, and Lamar is a professional soccer player for the Seattle Sounders. They are an awesome couple–I’ve really enjoyed getting to know them and can’t wait to be there for the wedding!

I love Natalie and Lamar’s style, and it combined so well with the gorgeous, rustic backdrop of Camano Island. I am actually from Camano Island and enjoyed showing them some of my favorites spots, including the horse farm (Rogala Arabians) close to where I grew up.

Natalie's Skirt: CestCaNY | Photography: Matthew Land Studios | Venue: Camano Island

Romantic Wedding Film on Whidbey Island

I hope you don’t have much you need to get done today because it’s all about to be tossed out the window as soon as you dive into this romantic video. Luminance Wedding Films captured an absolute love story, a true tearjerker, shot on Seattle’s beautiful Whidbey Island. It’s going to take awhile for me to regain my composure so I highly recommend you have some tissues nearby; you can’t say I didn’t warn you.

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From Luminance Wedding Films… If I had it to do all over again, this is what my wedding would have looked like! Oh my, what an absolutely amazing idea and a stunning location to boot! April and Karl decided on having a destination wedding, inviting an intimate number of family members and very close friends to witness their heart warming exchange of vows and celebrate in this new chapter of their lives. They chose the adorable Quintessa on Whidbey Island just across Seattle via a Ferry Ride through the Puget Sound. This wedding was a true do-it-yourselfer. The wooden signs were created by the bride and groom, the bent forks as place cards were melted by a special friend, all the vases and candles were set out by the couples family, I even watched the bride sprinkler tiny white flower petals down the sides of the aisle. It was truly spectacular. The Quintessa did not disappoint either. Lush gardens abound everywhere you looked. The property had a cute little private cottage for the bride to get ready in and served as a romantic getaway from the main house for the couple. The main house was just as beautiful with stunning views of the water, floor to ceiling windows throughout and had enough bedrooms to comfortably sleep all of their out of town friends and family. The house was gorgeous lit up at night as well. There was not one possible bad place for a shot. Every angle, was glorious!! And of course this couple was beyond beautiful! All in all the day was perfect. A little bit of light rain in the morning and bright sun the rest of the day. To top it all off, this couple did what I had been longing for my couples to do for so long…they lit Chinese Lanterns. Ahhhhhh, finally! Three things I took away from this wedding 1.) have your wedding as a destination wedding on a lovely island 2.) surround yourselves by only your closest family and friends and 3.) celebrate all the love that you can contain for each other.

Catering: Chef Jay DeLong | Cinematography: Luminance Wedding Films | Florist: Vases Wild | Hair And Make Up: Talmidge And Chelsie | Officiant: Betsy Harvey | Photography: Captus Photography | The Quintessa On Whidbey Island: Carrie & Tessa | Wedding Dress: Pronovias

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Red & Gold Autumn Wedding in Washington

The more I scroll through these Laura Nelson images, the more I’m convinced this just might be my favorite autumn wedding EVER. Tucked away in pine trees of Washington, it’s a day that lets nature’s beauty speak for itself, while layering in moments like the ceremony arch, eye-popping florals, and rich, seasonal hues all styled by Kae & Ales. More wedding goodness right over here.

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From Laura NelsonIrina & Denis’ Wedding took place in Battle Ground, Washington at a private residence surrounded by towering pine trees and both of their families. There was so much love surrounding them that day! Kae & Ales styled everything so beautifully, from the wild warm autumn hues of the ceremony arch to the tablescapes adorned with fresh fall fruits and foraged flowers.

Bride's Gown: Sincerity | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Made By Maid Of Honor- Anna Harchenko | Invitation Suite & Calligraphy: Jenny Sanders | Photography: Laura Nelson | Private Residence: Private Residence | Styling/Creative Direction: Kae & Ales