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The Dreamiest Alfresco Wedding by the Lake

This Bride knows just how to build a Dream Team of vendors and her Washington wedding to the love of her life is the living proof.  With flowers turned art and the prettiest of lakeside details crafted by Sinclair & Moore, plus snapshots by Maria Lamb that are so gorgeous, they are begging for a gallery wall display, this celebration is about to suck you right in.

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From the Bride… I started out wedding planning with the top three things that were most important to me, then went from there. 1. Dress: I wanted something unique that would really stand out in the crowd, high quality materials, trendy but timeless, and comfortable. When I went into Le Salon Couture in Seattle the Julie Vino Martina Dress immediately caught my eye, It was the first dress I tried on at the store and every dress after that I was comparing it to the Martina. I guess that’s when you know its the ONE! Another stand out about the experience was the great customer service. It can be hard to come by, but when you come across people that are really living out their passion you know you are in good hands. Alexis the owner gives 100% of her attention to each of her brides and really goes above and beyond to make you feel comfortable throughout the process.

2. Photographer: We changed our Wedding date to book our photographer, and it was one of the best decisions! All I can say is, the power of social media. I found Maria Lamb on Instagram! It was instant gravitation. So dreamy and organic, was my first thought. I love that she shoots both film and digital to really capture the mood and setting your in. I love her ability to see the finer small details along with the big picture, and also capture what you may think is a simple background and transform it into an amazing piece of art! She really is just a genius behind that lens and a truly a gifted photographer. Maria puts her heart and soul into her work and it undeniably shows. Not to mention she is a joy to work with, and makes you feel comfortable in sometimes not so organic situations(slow dancing in the woods). Again, one of the best wedding planning decisions to book Maria. Now I just have to figure out what other life event I’ll have next for an excuse to work with her again!

3. Design/Florals: Call me crazy but if florals and table designs could talk, Sinclair and Moore’s Designs are telling a story. When I came across their wedding designs I was blown away. Steve Moore is such an innovator in his field and definitely sets the standard high in the industry. Being an artist myself, I know if your put in a box of too many requirements it’s more challenging to let the artistic mind flow. So with that, I gave a few things I was interested in and told Steve to have at it and to create whatever he wanted. While doing an event he created a mock up of the floral design and it was absolutely gorgeous and more beautiful than I could ever imagined. Perfection! So easy to work with, can’t say enough good things about the experience I’ve had with Sinclair and Moore Events.

In conclusion, I have THE Dream Team and I feel so grateful. Jay and I met 6 1/2 years ago through friends. Definitely was smitten at first sight! We dated for a month, took a month off, and by the third month became inseparable and the rest is history! On our four year anniversary we took a trip down to Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. It was a pretty memorable vacation to say the least. Tanning, Sun, Drinks, Tacos, Sick for 4 days….., Then bouncing back to tour the incredibly breathtaking ruins of Chichen Itza, swimming in a Cenote, and then ending with a proposal on the beach! 

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Photography: Maria Lamb | Videography: Cabfare Productions | Event Design: Sinclair & Moore | Floral Design: Sinclair & Moore | Invitations: La Happy | Ceremony Venue: private residence - Moses Lake | Reception Venue: private residence - Moses Lake | Rings: Joseph Jewelry | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Marie Moi Couture | Catering: Michaels on the Lake | Makeup : Avery-Christine Golson | Hair: Avery-Christine Golson | Favors: Mighty-O Donut | Grooms Attire: Nordstrom | Beer: Ten Pin Brewery | Bride Dress: Le Salon Bridal | Bride Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Headpiece/earings: Le Salon Bridal | Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Robes: Stone Cold Fox

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Natural, Lush Green + White Wedding Inspiration

Inspiration comes in many forms, but when it’s crafted in the hands of top-notch vendors, beautiful things happen. In the words of photographer Heather Payne, “This design collaboration focuses on capturing the natural beauty of the bride and groom, the unity of their ceremony, overflowing lush florals and other carefully curated decor details.” See how all of the above came to life this way in the gallery.

From Heather Payne Photography… This look was inspired by the beautiful grounds of Christiansen’s Nursery. With lush landscapes, arching trees and gorgeous glass houses, these verdant venues provide a beautiful backdrop for any event.

This design collaboration focuses on capturing the natural beauty of the bride and groom, the unity of their ceremony, overflowing lush florals and other carefully curated decor details. Wearing a sleek Inbal Dror gown, the bride clutches an artfully-arranged bridal bouquet of sustainably-grown flowers as she walks down the isle to meet her groom. Meanwhile, the muted mocha tones in the table linens create an unexpectedly elegant neutral base to the classic white and green color palette.

Interspersed between the florals and china are natural beeswax taper candles in varying heights to provide additional vertical interest to the table setting. Special touches abound, from the timeless calligraphy on the Brown Linen Design name cards to the vintage flower pinfrogs utilized as name card holders, a subtle nod to the floral-centric nature of the celebration. It was pure joy to collaborate with Floret Flowers and our team.

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Photography : Heather Payne | Wedding Dress: Inbal Dror | Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Hair & Makeup: Yessie Libby | Venue: Christianson's Nursery | Calligraphy & Paper Goods: Brown Linen Design | Candles : Creative Candles | Earrings: BHLDN | Flowers & Design: Floret Flowers | Models: Alyssa Knowling

Chocolate Is the New Ceremony Staple

This is not your typical wedding film. First off, these cuties eloped to Ruby Beach in Washington State, with the most stunning views all around. The Bride wore a bedazzling cream gown and instead of lighting a candle during their ceremony, they shared a piece of chocolate (seriously, does it get any better!?). From this creativity to their overflowing love for one another, With This Ring Wedding Films captured it all. We have a feeling we’ll be seeing many more tasty ceremony touches to come this year…

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From With This Ring Wedding FilmsIt’s SO hard keeping a secret!

While most wedding cinematographers are slowing down at the start of a new year, we were flying cross-country a few weeks ago to film Danielle and Brandon’s elopement in Forks, Washington. We arrived in Seattle late Friday evening, drove four hours through the snowy roads of Olympic National Park, and awoke Saturday morning to crisp air and the excitement that a very special day was ahead. A couple hours of bridal and groom prep at a local bed & breakfast, a first look nestled under a giant redwood tree, vows on the incredibly beautiful Ruby Beach, and a special chocolate ceremony – this one’s a stunner, you guys!

Today, these two officially announced their elopement to family and friends so we can finally share (*woot!*) their film with all of you. A special thanks to Kayla Coleman Photography, Celebrations by Amber, hair and makeup artist Alena Adragna, and coordinator B. & Co. Weddings. You were all amazing!

We hope you enjoy Danielle and Brandon’s cinematic elopement film!

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Photography: Kayla Coleman Photography | Cinematography: With This Ring Wedding Films | Coordination: B. & Co. Weddings | Ceremony Venue: Ruby Beach, WA | Hair + Makeup: Alena Adragna | Officiant: Celebrations by Amber | Getting Ready Venue: Misty Valley Inn

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Romantic Woodland Wedding Under a Canopy of Trees

Planning an al fresco wedding can be nerve-racking. You’ll have ALL the weather apps downloaded on your phone and basically be glued to the weather channel non-stop. #realweddingfears But when it pays off, it pays off sooo good. This woodland wedding soaked in sunshine is all the proof you need. the vondys. captured each and every glowing moment of which you can find warming up The Vault with love.

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From the vondys.As photographers, every now and then, you meet a couple like Maddie & Aaron, who you know are just meant to be together. These two have a special connection and understand that marriage takes love, hard work, and sometimes a little self-less sacrifice. These two are always there to support each other through anything that life has thrown their way. We had an absolutely amazing time capturing their private, woodland wedding!

From the Bride… Prior to planning I envisioned my wedding to be outdoors and decorated with a romantic, rustic look. I wanted to focus on the amazing features of the Pacific Northwest, where we both were born and raised, but add some special touches to make it our own. I envisioned the event to be special but something that felt like our personalities and somewhere where everyone would be comfortable. While the day is about celebrating our marriage, I wanted everyone to feel like they could have a good time.

Keeping with a romantic rustic theme, I envisioned burgundy and pale pink as the main colors with touches of greenery and wood accents. I created the chalkboard signs as well as the wine label graphics. The unique elements we included were all the one off glass vases that the venue had. The head table had no two of the same vases. Terri (the owner of the venue) has collected and found each one of those pieces herself and did an amazing job putting the table together the day of. We kept with the same color pallet as the rest of the wedding, but created a romantic and unique design that turned out amazing.

My favorite moment was being at the alter with my best friend and standing in front of our closest family and friends, promising to love each other for the rest of our lives. My second favorite moment was toward the end of the night when 30-50 of our friends and family members stayed on the dance floor until they shut the venue down. It was so amazing to look across the dance floor and see every wonderful memory of our lives put together in one big celebration.

My dress: I walked until the bridal shop with too many pictures and not a clear vision on what I wanted. While the lady at Ania Collection went through every single picture with me and spent the time to understand what I liked, she already had a dress in mind. Based on my body type and the style I was going for, she came out with Pippin. This was not one of the many pictures saved on my phone but at the end of the day it was the one I couldn’t live without. Pippin is a modern sweetheart with some vintage flare. The dress is accented with a geometric lace pattern with beaded detail. I chose the ivory lace with the rose gold lining. I not only felt comfortable in the dress, but it was a clear reflection of my style and personality.

Flowers: The venue was located in a woodland area with lots of greenery, so there was not a lot of floral décor needed. I wanted to accent the greenery in with a soft romantic touch without looking out of place. I chose deep red and pale pink roses with accents of a couple different kinds of eucalyptus. Kim did an amazing job helping me pick the greenery and the right color roses that I wanted for my vision. Kim created the most amazing garland for the ceremony. The arbor was a wood structure and I envisioned a garland with mostly greenery and accents of roses would be the perfect way to combine the romantic rustic look. I didn’t see the garland until I was walking down the aisle, and I was not disappointed. Kim created something that was even more amazing than what we had envisioned. We added a chandelier in the middle to complete the look. It was too perfect.

Cake: My favorite kind of cake comes from Chuck’s Produce and Street Market. For years the only birthday cake Aaron and I have had is the almond poppy seed cake with raspberry filling and cream cheese frosting. It is to die for. Naturally, we found a way to make this our wedding cake. We kept the design simple and added a few of our amazing flowers as decoration.

One piece of advice that I would give brides-to-be would be to try to enjoy every piece of the wedding and planning. As cliché as it sounds, it goes by fast and it is over before you know it. Some of the planning details can be stressful but treat each moment, each decision as its own separate event and enjoy the decision that you make together towards a celebration that you will remember for the rest of your lives. Don’t sweat the small stuff because at the end of the day, it wont matter that your napkins are not the right shade of pink or that you one decoration didn’t turn out the way that you planned. What matters is that you got married to your best friends and you had your favorite people in the world standing with you while you did it.

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Photography: the vondys. | Event Design: Maddie, The Bride | Florist: One Flesh Floral Designs | Wedding Dress: Watters | Cake: Chucks | Bride's Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Catering: BJ’s Restaurant | DJ: Ron Rouse | Groom's Attire: Men's Wearhouse | Groomsmen's Attire: Men's Wearhouse | Officiant: Christian Rector | Day of Coordinator: Samantha Amren | Hair/Makeup: Katelyn of Glam Beauty Bar | Private Residence: Private Residence in Battle Ground, WA | Wedding Dress Shop: Ania Bridal

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