It’s beautifully obvious when a couple just got married; they’re glowing, smiles wide, eyes bright. So what better time to take more snapshots than right then and there. The day after these cutie’s festive fall “I do’s,” they headed outdoors with Christine Clark in tow to capture that special glow. See all these pics in our VAULT but don’t miss their wedding ones either (and ARIA Studios cute clip); with Jenny Yoo’s dresses and sweet treats courtesy of Fran’s Chocolates, the whole celebration is one to remember.
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From Christine Clark… Everyone who knows Holly and Kalani will immediately describe them as the sweetest and cutest couple out there. Both of their reputations for being easy-going, happy and kind people combine into one of those matches that seem to radiate adorableness and sunshine. This can be seen by their beaming, nonstop giddy smiles in all of the photos during their wedding day.
One of my favorite moments from their day (of which there are many) was their first look. While leading Kalani to the first look location, he was bursting with excitement, exclaiming, “she’s going to be sooo pretty!” They stood side by side down in Pioneer Square, with their hands covering their face, and then looked over at the same time. Kalani’s reaction was priceless, and Holly laughed in delight.
A couple days after the wedding, being the adventurers and artists that they are (Holly herself is a wonderful photographer), I headed with these two up into the Cascade Mountains where we did a newlywed photo session. The long hike up with gear and garment bags was thrillingly worth it as we wandered high up, amidst the bright autumn mountain foliage. Reds, oranges, and greens provided a rich and romantic backdrop to Holly’s delicate blush gown and the blue of Kalani’s navy suit. The sweet intimacy of newlywed life was soaked into their chemistry, creating wonderful moments and a photo session to remember always.
Photography: Christine Clark | Floral Design: The London Plane | Wedding Dress: Watters | Cake: Dahlia Bakery | Invitations: Minted | Bride's Shoes: Cole Haan | Engagement Ring: Joseph Jewelry | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Adrianna Papell | Hair + Makeup: KLS Makeup Artistry | Favors: Fran's Chocolates | Venue: Court In The Square | Bridal Boutique: BHLDN | Cinemetography: Aria Studios | Raw Gemstone Ring: Alexis Russell | Ribbon: Adorn | Robes: Plum Pretty Sugar
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 Sweet Side | Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas | Calligraphy: Krisanna Reiff | Venue: The Admiral's House | Coasters: Wedding Paper Divas | Macarons: The Sweet Side | 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: Tara Keely | Cake: Honey Crumb Cake Studio | Invitations: By Invitation Only Designs | Hair And Makeup: Yessie Libby Hair And Makeup | Venue: Bandia Rua Studios | Bridal Boutique: Lainee Meg Bridal Salon | Film Processing: PhotoVision Prints | Rentals: Seattle Farm Tables | Rentals: Vintage Ambiance