When we add galleries like this one to THE VAULT, I want to jump inside, cozy up with a cocktail and join the party. The engagement party to be exact, complete with cozy throws, a vintage-decked table topped with En Fleur Event Design florals and a blooming cake from The Sweet Side. Sounds like fall fun right? Join us in the gallery with imagery from Katie Parra!
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From Katie Parra Photography…This styled photoshoot was the culmination of several ideas I’ve had and have wanted to photograph for a long time. First, the chance to photograph my dear friends and real life couple Brandon and Tyler was a total dream come true! Besides both being totally and utterly gorgeous, they are the sweetest most giving couple! I’ve wanted to photograph an event at The Admiral’s House for the last two years and with this shoot I finally got the opportunity! With it’s classic architecture, stunning views and undeniable charm it was the perfect backdrop for our “engagement party.” The floral elements that Molly of En Fleur made were absolutely unreal! I’m so in awe of that girl’s talent…the flowers really just blew my mind! I wanted the engagement party to feel like a classic throw back cocktail party with rich jewel tone colors contrasting against the stark white back drop of The Admiral’s House. I wanted it to feel lush and a little over the top. In the end I feel we really captured that. Megan of Clutch Events helped me pull everything together…she is my go to gal whose taste is impeccable, work ethic is undeniable, and all while keeping me and the entire crew laughing and smiling throughout the whole process! Plus that Porsche that made an appearance…100% Megan working her charm to score the ultimate addition to our over the top fabulous cocktail party!
Wedding Paper Divas was the perfect place to go when searching for the right engagement party invite, save the date and custom coasters. Their amazing variety made choosing so hard, but in the end I feel like we captured the exact feel we wanted to achieve. I love the laser cut save the date that we chose. It was modern in design but had a whimsical take to it with the laser cut letters. I was able to choose a custom color that matched perfectly with the aesthetic of the shoot. The engagement party invite is classic in design, very much like the Admiral’s House, but with a hint of party with the gold foil detailing. I also loved that I could choose matching coasters and place cards to tie everything together.
I wanted the engagement shoot to be softer in it’s color palette and full of warm happy light. I wanted it to feel very masculine while also feeling very romantic. Charlie my German Shepherd added a little bit of whimsy for some of the more formal portraits at the beginning….any excuse to photograph my beautiful pup! I can’t thank Tyler and Brandon enough however. They are such a wonderful couple and made my job easy by being incredibly generous, honest and open with me throughout the whole shoot. The most amazing part of my job is that I get to see couples in love express that love in their own unique way. Whether it’s through a look or a smile, I’m allowed a peek at the beautiful connection the two of them share. It’s perfection!
Photography: Katie Parra Photography | Coordination: Clutch Events | Floral Design: En Fleur Event Design | Cake: The SweetSide | Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas | Calligraphy: Koordination By Krisanna | Venue: The Admiral's House | Coasters: Wedding Paper Divas | Macarons: The SweetSide | Rentals: Vintage Ambiance
All things light, bright, blush, and beautiful make our hearts sing here at SMP, and this stunningly light-filled inspiration shoot from Blue Rose Photography is absolutely no exception. Brimming with blush details, lush cream florals, and the perfect ballerina-inspired bridal topknot to boot, we know you’ll fall in love with every inch of this stunning shoot right here in The Vault!
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From Blue Rose Photography…This styled shoot was inspired by a modern ballerina and her love for a clean minimalist look. The shoot took place at an all white modern loft that resembled a dance studio. We created an all white look infused with romantic hints of gold, cream and soft pinks. The white washed farm table and benches were provided by Seattle Farm Tables. The vintage candle sticks were provided by Vintage Ambiance.
Each place setting had a clear charger with the dinner menu handwritten on each plate using chalk marker. The guest favors were wine glasses hand painted with each guests name using Martha Stewart Gold Gilding. A beautiful vintage gold framed mirror from Vintage Ambiance had the cocktail menu of White Russians and White Cosmopolitans hand written in chalk marker.
Yessie Libby Makeup and hair created a modern ballerina bun with dewy glowing makeup. The tulle ball gown is by Tara Keely provided by Laineemeg Bridal salon. The gorgeous white on white cake was designed by Carla of Honey Crumb Cake Studio. She played with textures of lace to create a monochromatic cake that would pop.
This inspiration shoot shows how a winter wedding can be created bringing the softness of summer indoors. The photos were shot on Fuji 400h film and processed by PhotoVision Prints.
Photography: Blue Rose Photography | Floral Design: Jenny Luu Flowers | Wedding Dress: Lainee Meg Bridal | Cake: Honey Crumb Cake Studio | Invitations: By Invitation Only Designs | Hair And Makeup: Yessie Libby | Venue: Bandia Rua Studios | Bridal Boutique: Lainee Meg Bridal | Film Processing: PhotoVision Prints | Rentals: Seattle Farm Tables | Rentals: Vintage Ambiance
Tucked away amongst the evergreens, these Seattle sweethearts wed in a ceremony touched with tradition. From the DIY’ed bouquets to the sentimental vows, it’s the type of celebration that reminds us what marriage is all about. Continuing the festivities at the Museum Of History And Industry, it’s an evening graced with harbor views and Kate Weinstein Photo has it all in The Vault!
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From Kate Weinstein Photo… Tim and Becky were married on a beautiful July day in Seattle. Becky wore two dresses on her wedding day; for the ceremony she wore a stunning BHLDN beaded topper over a J. Crew white chiffon dress, and for the reception she changed into a fun gold and cream sequin BHLDN shift dress. The bridesmaids wore mismatched navy dresses, and the bouquets were made of baby’s breath and greenery, which the bride and her family DIY’d.
The ceremony was held at St. Anne’s Chapel at the Villa Academy, a quaint chapel tucked away amongst evergreens, with high arched ceilings and a beautiful cream and light blue interior.
Their reception at the Museum of History and Industry was ideally situated on Lake Union, giving their guests a beautiful view of the harbor. For portraits, we snuck out to the rooftop and had a beautiful view of the boats at sail. The bride’s mother painted the blue watercolor table numbers and signage.
Photography: Kate Weinstein Photo | Cake: Macrina Bakery | Invitations: Paper Snaps | Ceremony Venue: Villa Academy | Reception Venue: Museum Of History And Industry (MOHAI) | Bride's Shoes: Clarks | Catering: Foodz Catering | Hair And Makeup: Pure Beauty Co. | Groom's Suit: Men's Wearhouse | Groomsmen Attire: Men's Wearhouse | Ceremony Dress: J.Crew | Ceremony Dress Topper: BHLDN | Earrings: J.Crew | Reception Dress: BHLDN