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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 & Willow Photography | Event Planning: Merren Events | Floral + Event Design: Kaleb Norman James Design | Wedding Dress: Alexandra Grecco | Rings: Trumpet & 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 Linen Rental | Ring Box: The Mrs Box

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Elegant + Quirky Dog Themed Garden Wedding

And just like that my heart exploded into a million shiny little pieces – all thanks to the adorable captures from Jennifer Tai Photo Artistry. For this is the type of gallery that should come with an advisory because trust me, once you see all the adorable elements (hello, pup inspired details) you’ll explode with squeals. Don’t say we didn’t warn you and get ready to see it all firsthand in The Vault!


From Jennifer Tai Photo ArtistryKathryn and Max, with wedding planner extraordinaire Lisa Chambers of Chambers & Co, created an elegant yet quirky evening of celebration featuring their beloved dog, Douglas (or Dug)!

Held at the beautiful Dunn Gardens, the wedding felt like a private backyard affair. At the center was a flag-cloth tent from Cort Rentals, which at the time was the only company that had the service of renting and installing. Lisa, her team and the ladies from Lola Creative did an amazing job with the florals with paper flowers at the ceremony, and arrangements of coral and teal at the reception.

Herban Feast welcomed Kathryn and Max’s guests with a festive and colorful mimosa bar before the ceremony. Dinner was a creative showcase of bento boxes created with the bride and groom’s faves and dessert an ice cream buffet bar – all of which Doug hovered over protectively.

The highlight of the evening, among other things, was the unique karaoke DJ, helmed by the lovely Chrissy Williams. Everyone loves a good karaoke session with a spot of dancing mixed in from time to time.

It was a beautiful wedding to document from start to finish, laid back yet intricate, just as a backyard wedding should be. The best part was that Dug was the star of it all!

From the Couple… Max and I are huge nerds. We met online while playing a role-playing video game. We battled digital monsters and quested for rare treasures for about six months before deciding to meet in person. The designated location? A Japanese anime convention…dressed in costumes as our favorite characters. (Nerd alert!) When we met, he was relieved that I turned out to be an actual girl. I was relieved that he had a decent face.

Many years later we decided to tie the knot. We got an adorable dog named Douglas somewhere along the way. He was the inspiration for our wedding. Mainly because we couldn’t figure out how to incorporate both of our nerdy hobbies into the wedding, in a way that we wouldn’t regret in the future (Think: Full-blown Star Trek themed wedding complete with phasers instead of bouquets). Also because our lives revolve around that 110 pound mutt. He is many breeds, including: St. Bernard, Husky, German Shepherd, and Mastiff. Including Douglas in the wedding was easy. I have to give a lot of credit to our amazing wedding planner Lisa Chambers from Chambers and Co. She was such an enabler in the planning process–even inviting Douglas to all the planning sessions! It was no wonder he became such a (literally) huge part of our big day. First, he was assigned the role of ring-bearer. Next, our stationery designer Sheryl of Paper Moxie included him in our invitations. Then, the place cards turned into his silhouette. Our floral designers Emily and Flick from Lola Creative got in on the fun and added him to many parts of the decor, such as the decorative pillows for the seating as well. We tried to sprinkle some subtle details with Douglas throughout our wedding too (e.g. Max’s lapel pin, bar menu holders).

The actual wedding day was a whirlwind of fun and festivities–at the end of the day I couldn’t believe that it flew by so quickly! We enjoyed being with our small, tight-knit group of friends and family. Good food and drinks, dancing, karaoke, ice cream for dessert, and our cuddly pup right there with us the whole time–we wouldn’t have had it any other way.

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Photography: Jennifer Tai | Event Planner: Chambers & Co. | Floral Design: Lola Creative | Gown: Tadashi Shoji | Stationery: Paper Moxie | Engagement Ring: LT Denny | Rings: Ravens' Refuge | Catering: Herban Feast | Hair + Makeup: Ashli Danielle | Calligraphy: Mary Beth Person | Favors: Theo Chocolate | Groom's Attire: J.Crew | Wedding Venue: Dunn Gardens | Dug's Custom Collar: Danes And Divas | Groom's Dog Pin: Wild Life Pins | Guestbook Poster: Harvey Grey | Linen: Creative Coverings | Magnet Dog-Shaped Menu Holders: BHLDN | Mobile Restrooms: Royal Restrooms | Music: Chrissy Williams | Placecards: JonNi Paper Goods | Tent + Rentals: Cort Party Rentals | Valet: Butler Valet Service

Stylish + Modern Winter Wedding Inspiration

Not only would I say yes to this whole scene if I were to re-do my wedding, but I’m on board to replicate this for every winter celebration I have over the next several months. Cozy and organic, simple yet incredibly stylish, this shoot by Anna Peters is what I want to live in for the foreseeable future. Join me with these gorgeous blooms and these chocolate treats in the VAULT right this way!

From Anna Peters Photography… This fresh winter wedding shoot was inspired by a stylish Seattle couple who wants their wedding festivities to be an organic and cozy winter affair. We paid special attention to sourcing elements that are locally and ethically made; from beautiful rough diamond jewelry from Point No Point studio crafted with recycled gold and conflict free diamonds, to seasonal florals from Sarajane Camacho, and an invitation suite printed on handmade and recycled paper. And for dessert what better idea than indulging in individual molten chocolate cakes for each guest from Seattle favorite Hot Cakes! The result is a fresh spin on winter inspiration that reflects a thoughtful, modern couple!

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Photography: Anna Peters | Floral Design: Sara Jane Camacho | Wedding Dress: Kaarem | Invitations: Kwesi Phillips | Jewelry: Point No Point Studio | Makeup: Boom Boom Glow | Hair: Corinne Brown | Venue: Sole Repair | Desserts: Hot Cakes | Handmade Paper: Papel Vivo | Linen Rentals: Not Perfect Linen | Place Settings: West Elm | Rentals: Vintage Ambiance | Ribbon: Frou Frou Chic