Rustic Sodo Park Wedding and a fun Slow Motion Film
March 3, 2014
RusticIndustrialGarden Weddings
This wedding dances the line between garden and rustic; taking the natural beauty of an outdoor ceremony and pairing it with the industrial beauty of Sodo Park where family style dining reigns Queen. And folded into the pretty details is the design prowess of McKenzie Powell, beautiful imagery by Bryce Covey Photography and a wedding video by Super Frog Saves Tokyo that went viral for good reason. Have a look here for even more.
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From the Bride... So many of our friends and family travelled incredibly far to be at our wedding in Seattle, so we really wanted the whole day not only to be a party, but feel like a huge family-style dinner. We pulled a lot of inspiration from the earthy, community dinners we had always fawned over in Kinfolk, so we put an emphasis on having long communal farm tables, a neutral/warm color palette, and lots of greenery and florals. We also lucked out with a truly beautiful reception space with high ceilings and exposed beams that didn't require any extra fluff.

It was amazing to watch the pieces come together on the day-of, but honestly, our friends and family played the biggest role in making the whole day above and beyond what we ever would have imagined. We had so much involvement from everyone - from the DIY projects and printed material, to having a close friend marry us, and my whole family singing at our reception Von Trapp-style - everyone left their own imprint on our day, (my cousin is a baker and actually flew our cake all the way from Toronto!) which made it incredibly memorable for us. The icing on the cake had to be the dance party that followed. We really had an amazing crew of friends and family to celebrate with, bar none, and exceptionally talented vendors that helped us pull the whole day off!

Our slow motion booth was the by-product of tasking a creative agency to make a wedding video. SFST are not wedding videographers, but my husband, Quang, is a master at convincing people to do things they normal would never do. (And it probably helped that he is a co-owner of SFST.)

The idea for the booth came about after realizing a couple of things: It would take a long time for them to edit the full wedding video, but more importantly, we wanted to try and leverage some of the things that SFST is actually good at - like making beautiful things go viral. In truth, it was almost an after thought. From realization to idea was maybe ten seconds.

They suggested putting a RED camera in a section of the reception hall and shooting everything at a high frame rate. But the success of the video is in how it was executed, and the friends and family that participated. The man behind the camera, Blaine Lundy, had the perfect personality for directing people and did an incredible job editing the piece. Even the shyest of guest were coaxed into cutting loose in front of the camera. Re-watching the footage for the first time, and seeing all the shenanigans that went on during our reception was a really fun moment for both of us.