While the lavender fields of France may be well known, are you aware that this fragrant flower also blooms beautifully and bountifully in the state of Washington? Oh yes, and it is stunning to say the least. Need proof? This shoot from The Ganeys has it all and is guaranteed to leave you in absolute awe. I mean, come on… this veil, this ring, these views! Let your wedding day dreams begin!
From The Ganeys… There is something so romantic about lavender fields. They’re elusive – only blooming a few weeks every year. They’re calming, with the savory scent and the buzzing of bees as the insect makes their way from one plant to the next. Woodinville Lavender is the perfect spot for an intimate wedding in the Seattle area. This peaceful venue at dusk became the inspiration for this shoot.
The floral invitation suite from Grey & Cake set the stage for the event. The intricate, and vintage botanical print surrounded the elegant script, invited guests to the intimate wedding.
The bride, Cristiana, looked incredible in her lace gown with beaded detail by Jenny Packham from The Dress Theory. The lace sleeves and illusion back added a soft elegance to her look. Her hair was tousled in a loose updo, complete with a delicate headband. Yessie Libby Makeup Artistry did an incredible job applying natural makeup highlighting the bride’s beautiful cheekbones. In her hands she carried an organic, jewel-toned bouquet, filled with iris, lavender, and deep colored foliage created by Gather Design Company.
The groom, Curtis, wore a navy suit with a floral tie and a lavender boutonniere. His cognac leather accents completed the look.
The ceremony took place among the lavender. Exchanging their vows between the rows, the sight was breathtaking.
Guests found their seats at long farm tables with elegant cross-back wooden chairs. Styled by Gather Design Company, tapered candles and an array of centerpieces in lavender and gold vessels welcomed the guests to the event. The menu was set atop gray ceramic plates from Pedersen’s Event Rentals.
After dinner, the bride and groom and their guests enjoyed the 3-tiered hand painted cake from Lilac Cake Boutique.
It was a beautiful day, filled with so many incredible details from Seattle’s wedding vendors. I feel so grateful that Thomas and I were able to document this lavender at dusk inspiration with an amazing team!
Photography: The Ganeys | Event Design + Styling: Gather Design Company | Floral Design: Gather Design Company | Wedding Dress: Jenny Packham | Cake: Lilac Cake Boutique | Jewelry: Nordstrom | Hair + Makeup: Yessie Libby | Venue: Woodinville Lavender | Bridal Boutique: The Dress Theory | Film Processing: Richard Photo Lab | Paper Goods: Grey and Cake | Tables: Seattle Farm Tables | Tabletop Rentals: Pedersen's rentals | Talent: Seattle Models Guild