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Romantic Seattle Waterfront Wedding

I was lucky enough to attend a wedding in Seattle last fall, and so I would agree 110% with this Bride’s wish to showcase the city’s beauty for her guests. The Puget Sound absolutely sparkles, the perfect accompaniment to this adorable couple, these blushing bridesmaids (thanks to Jenny Yoo) and one decadent cake courtesy of The Sweet Side. Blue Rose Photography captured every bit – see it all here!

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From the Bride… Joe and I met on May 1, 2013 and were engaged exactly a year later on May 1, 2014, and married June 13, 2015. Joe grew up in Chicago and went to college in Kansas, I grew up in Texas and went to college in NYC. We chose to have our wedding in Seattle where we fell in love and live, where most of our guests would be visiting for the first time. We wanted all our guests to see what a magical place it is and why we love it so much, the water, the mountains and especially important to Joe, the music scene. We wanted to be married in June as close to the summer solstice as possible because it was the first day Joe said “I love you,” it is the longest day of the year, and in Seattle the long days and beautiful sunsets are especially magical – it also meant I could have peonies!

The most stressful part of planning was finding the perfect venue. We knew that we wanted to have a downtown wedding, but we also wanted to show Seattle’s outdoorsy side. The Edgewater was our perfect fit; it is literally on a pier and was made famous by The Beatles (Joe’s favorite band). The ceremony site faces the Puget Sound and mountains, and the cocktail hour was on a terrace with city views including the Space Needle. Also the food is amazing. After the venue was booked the next two big decisions were the dress and the photographers.

Since our wedding was a destination wedding for most of our guests, we had events Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday leading up to the wedding. This made the big day so much fun because so many of our guests had already gotten to know each other; it also took the pressure off Joe and I because we got to spend quality time with most of our guests throughout the week instead of cramming it all into one evening. For me the best event was a private yoga class for friends and family the morning of the wedding (47 people ended up taking the class). This set us up to enjoy the day and be as present as possible.

The details of the day were so fun for me. I took a calligraphy class and was able to use my calligraphy on all the invite addresses, table numbers, place cards, welcome sign, and seating chart. My Mom hand punched the heart shaped confetti for the processional from the RSVP cards and envelopes. Our String Quartet, who also plays with Macklemore, were able to play Joe’s favorite Beatles songs for the ceremony and they even threw in Nirvana (Joe’s other favorite) during cocktail hour.

We spent a lot of time planning the wedding and getting wrapped up in details but two of my favorite parts of the day ended up being the time I spent getting ready with my Mom and Bridesmaids in the penthouse and the ceremony itself. We did not see each other before the ceremony so I had a little more time for my Mom and Bridesmaids. We also wrote our own vows which I would highly recommend for personalizing your wedding. I was very nervous about it but with the help of my two married Bridesmaids I was inspired to stick with this choice. We didn’t share with each other before the wedding(although I almost caved the weekend before) and it made it so special. I truly felt the support of everyone listening and loving us.

Another piece of advice I loved and will share is to step back when the reception is happening and just take a moment to observe your beautiful day!

Photography: Blue Rose Photography | Floral Design: Stacy Anderson Design | Wedding Dress: Matthew Christopher | Cake: The Sweet Side | Invitations: Color Me Carla | Rings: Whitney Stern | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Jenny Yoo BHLDN | Groom's Attire: The Black Tux | Wedding Venue: The Edgewater | Bridal Boutique: Calla Bridal | Linens: Choice Linens | Makeup & Hair: Off White Makeup & Hair | Music: Passenger String Quartet

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Simple & Chic Outdoor Engagement Session

This sweet couple held their engagement session with O’Malley Photographers just outside of Seattle, near the local island where the beautiful Bride-to-be grew up. Looking forward to their upcoming summer wedding, they wanted to first bask in that unbeatable engagement bliss in a place they hold dear. Take a peek at the full gallery here, and feel the love!


From O’Malley PhotographersWe’d love to share a recent engagement session with you! Lizzie & Andy’s upcoming wedding is being planned by Sinclair & Moore this summer on the Bride’s family’s estate and they are the sweetest couple. After spending time with them, you easily see why they fell in love and are perfect for each other.

Lizzie grew up on a nearby island outside Seattle and wanted their engagement session to reflect a strong sense of place including water, wide open space and a slightly dramatic back-drop. Their simple and chic sense of style, love for one another, and natural surroundings made this engagement one of our favorites.

Photography: O'Malley Photographers | Dress: Aritzia | Shoes: Madewell | Venue: Discovery Park

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Le Salon Bridal Couture

You’ve spent months searching for that perfect gown… and you have 300 dresses pinned to your “Dream Gown” board to prove it. So now that it’s time to hand off the inspiration to the professionals, you need the absolute best there is. Enter Le Salon Bridal Couture, a boutique bridal shop that knows all there is to know about making you look lovely; whether you’re a classic bride, boho chic or somewhere in between.

Known for their unique, straight from the runway collections from all over the world (think Barcelona, New York City, Israel and more), Le Salon Bridal Couture has exactly what you’re looking for, plus an amazing team of stylists to make sure you’ve never been happier. Imagine drop-dead gorgeous silhouettes, stunning fabrics and intricate details crafted by some of the world’s most exclusive designers… and Le Salon’s very own Lead Stylist, Nikki, helping you choose “the one” that is absolutely perfect. Just text Nikki at 425.272.5596 to begin the conversation, even before you have booked your appointment. She’ll be able to track down that dream gown you’ve been pinning non-stop… and walk with you step by step throughout the entire process.

Le Salon Bridal Couture’s newest location is in the always-amazing Seattle, a city that knows a thing or two about awesome weddings. Which is why Le Salon Bridal Couture chose to showcase their works of bridal art at The Four Seasons Seattle, a place where stunning city views and breathtaking weddings happen on the daily. Picture some of the prettiest dresses you’ve ever seen set against The Four Seasons’ amazing penthouse. It’s Seattle meets boho modern meets all kinds of pretty. We’re in love.

Text Nikki TODAY at 425.272.5596 to start your dress journey. And don’t forget that Le Salon Bridal Couture also offers an amazing lineup of stunning bridesmaid gowns, beautiful accessories and dapper ties for your groom + groomsmen, making it a one-stop shop for all of your bridal needs. Happy shopping, lovelies! xo

Photography: Alexis J. Williamson | Floral Design: Laurels Floral Decor | Venue: The Four Seasons- Seattle | Bridal Fashion: Le Salon Couture Bridal- Seattle | Day Venue: Four Seasons Residences- Seattle | Hair & Make Up: Kathy Evans Beauty Studio | Stylist: Nikki Zesch

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Jewel Toned Wedding Inspiration

Jewel tones are my kryptonite.  Sure, I love a soft, muted color palette, but give me a shoot rich in dark, dramatic tones juxtaposed against a crazy cool industrial space and that, my friends, is my happy place. Now add in a fabulous team of vendors, drop-dead gorgeous florals + decor from Kaleb Norman James Design and a gallery of lovely captured by Ali Mae Photo and it’s happy, happy Monday.  

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From Ali Mae Photo… This GORGEOUS inspiration shoot included lush jewel tones, sweet watercolor menu cards, a beautiful and unique lilac wedding gown and a touch of elegance that would make any bride swoon.

Coupled with the industrial nature of the Fremont Foundry, the table setting and details created the perfect juxtaposition for the setting and a balance of masculine and feminine. Kaleb Norman James Design’s floral and table design is stunning, including vintage gold candle holders and cutlery, Ali Lavin of the up and coming So Lavinder created unique Menu and escort cards for each guest and Watters included the most wonderful lilac gown. To top it all off, Ali Mae Photo provided beautiful, romantic photography. You will love it, Enjoy!

Photography: Ali Mae Photo | Wedding Dress: Watters | Make-Up: Ashli Danielle | Calligraphy: So Lavinder | Florals And Decor: Kaleb Norman James Design | Fremont Foundry: Fremont Foundry | Other Rentals: Pedersens | Vintage Rentals: Classic Vintage Rentals

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Fall Seattle Rooftop Wedding

Anytime the O’Malley Photographers pick up a camera, pretty things follow. Just take one look at this rooftop beauty and you’ll agree. It’s a chic autumn celebration with florals and design by Stacy Anderson, with each moment somehow more lovely than the last. Need further proof? Head to the gallery for so much more.

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From O’Malley PhotographersThis Bride and Groom chose a destination wedding in Seattle because of their childhood ties to the area. Guests flew in from from all over to witness their union and in true Seattle fashion, they sipped artisan drinks while taking in gorgeous mountain and city views as the bride and groom said their vows.

Noah and Allie have a unique yet classic taste. Just a sampling of what was incorporated: Hawaiian traditions to pay tribute to the groom’s childhood in Hawaii; Allie rocked a gorgeous gown that came up in the front to show off her chic Christian Louboutin burgundy heels; the flowers brought in an earthy, organic feel to the modern vibe of the new Hotel Ballard’s beautiful space while the guests enjoyed a delicious family style feast as the sun was setting.

Photography: O'Malley Photographers | Event Design: Stacy Anderson Floral & Event Design | Floral Design: Stacy Anderson Floral & Event Design | Wedding Dress: Rochas | Ceremony Venue: Hotel Ballard | Reception Venue: Hotel Ballard | Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Catering: Stoneburner | Make-up: Jilladair Carlson | Hair: Jilladair Carlson

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