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Embracing the Lush Outdoors of the Pacific Northwest at Four Seasons Seattle


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[field title=”Design / Vibe / Vision”]Lexi and Connor’s wedding at the Four Seasons in Seattle is a celebration of elegance and natural beauty, drawing inspiration from the lush outdoors of the Pacific Northwest. With the iconic view of Puget Sound as their backdrop, the design vision intertwines sophistication with the region’s verdant landscapes. White, green, and apricot hues evoke the freshness of nature, while luxurious touches reflect the refined ambiance of the venue. Every detail exudes a sense of timeless romance and quiet luxury.[/field]
[field title=”Proposal Story”]Lexi and Connor initially met in San Francisco at a food truck park in 2017. Little did they know that two years later they would cross paths again, matching on Bumble and falling in love! They got engaged a day shy of their 3 year anniversary in beautiful British Columbia, with a surprise proposal on the beach.[/field]
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[field title=”Wedding Gown”]The Darlington gown by Lela Rose is a perfect compliment to the overall feel of Lexi and Connor’s wedding day. The gown’s flowing silhouette and delicate lace and floral details exude timeless sophistication and soft understated elegance. [/field]
[field title=”Bridesmaid Dresses”]The varying sage green bridesmaid dresses by Jenny Yoo offered a soft accent to our color palette. Their array of styles introduced a playful and personal flair to Lexi’s bridal party, infusing the occasion with a hint of whimsical charm.[/field]
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[field title=”Food & Drink”]At the Four Seasons, impeccable service intertwines with delectable culinary offerings. Cocktail hour resonated with laughter and cherished memories from the ceremony, as guests savored passed appetizers and sipped on signature cocktails like “Lexi’s Libation” and “Connor’s Craft Cocktail.” Dinner unfolded as a refined affair, featuring a four-course plated meal showcasing exquisite dishes such as Slow Roasted Wild King Salmon, Akaushi Beef Tenderloin, and Housemade Delicata Squash Cannelloni, elevating the dining experience to an unforgettable culinary journey.[/field]
[field title=”Florals & Decor”]Elle Fleurit showcased her exceptional talents, with the highlight of the evening being her stunning floral installation, adorned with sparkling chandeliers rented from Lightsmiths. This lush and dynamic display, along with an array of candlelight, added dreamlike magic to the day. Elle’s soft and romantic floral arrangements perfectly complemented the additional décor crafted by Papier and Design, including the escort wall and hand-painted welcome sign, enhancing the overall aesthetic with exquisite detail.[/field]
[field title=”Wedding Cake”]Lexi and Connor delighted in sharing a petite Vanilla and Lemon Curd cake adorned with fresh raspberries! As they cut into the cake, the atmosphere shifted, marking a seamless transition into an evening brimming with joyous laughter and lively dancing![/field]
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Photography: Tetiana Photography | Cinematography: Daybreak Weddings | Event Design: Bridal Bliss | Event Planning: Bridal Bliss | Floral Design: Elle Fleurit Floral Co | Wedding Dress: Lela Rose | Invitations: Papier and Design | Reception Venue: Four Seasons Seattle | Bride's Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Catering: The Four Seasons Seattle | Band: Oncore | Groomsmen's Attire: The Black Tux | Beauty: Carissa | Bridal Store: Nyanza Bridal | Ceremony Musicians: Puget Sound Strings | Rentals: Lightsmiths | Rentals: Quest Drape | Rentals: CORT Party Rentals | Rigging: EncoreMX | VIP attire: Lisa Marie Couture

Romantic Wedding With Scenic View Of Lake Washington


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For Cathy and Gavin’s wedding, the wedding design and floral team used A La Chloe‘s color scheme they crafted; the palette predominantly featured creamy tones intertwined with various shades of pink with a tiny touch of baby blue, casting a soft and romantic ambiance throughout the celebration.

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Envisioned by the couple for a romantic and intimate ambiance, the wedding design exuded charm and elegance, accentuated by lush garden-inspired elements. Against the breathtaking backdrop of Lake Washington and Mountain Rainer at Seattle Tennis Club, the ceremony area was transformed into a verdant oasis, evoking a sense of serenity and natural beauty, seamlessly extending into the indoor reception. The result was a celebration imbued with timeless romance and refined sophistication, where guests reveled in both the stunning surroundings and the love shared by the newlyweds.

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From the Bride Cathy… For my birthday, Gavin planned a surprise trip without revealing the destination. When we arrived at the airport, I discovered we were going to Phoenix. We explored the city and visited the Grand Canyon before heading to the border of Utah. That’s when the amazing surprise happened – we arrived at Amangiri, a resort I’ve always wanted to visit but never told him about. We enjoyed stunning views and a luxurious stay. It’s a romantic and special resort located in the heart of the desert. After a lovely dinner, he surprised me with a birthday cake in our room. As I was cutting the cake, he got down on one knee and proposed with a ring he had been carrying. It was a beautiful moment filled with love and excitement, and of course, I said yes!

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Cathy chose the Pronovias IXION dress for its simple and elegant design. She especially loves the satin fabric’s beautiful luster, which is not too overwhelming. Surprisingly, she bought the dress without trying it on in-store. She only got to try it two months before the wedding, but it exceeded all her expectations.

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By the Catering team at Seattle Tennis Club, to tantalize the taste buds of their guests, the bride and groom curated a delectable menu showcasing the finest local flavors. From tasty King Salmon to tender Beef Tenderloin drizzled with a rich Red Wine reduction, each dish celebrated the culinary delights of the region. Complementing the exquisite fare was an array of wines sourced from the picturesque vineyards of Washington and Oregon, offering a perfect pairing for every palate. With every bite and sip, guests savored the essence of the Pacific Northwest, creating unforgettable moments of culinary bliss amidst the joyous celebration.

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The wedding ceremony was designed to transport guests into a serene garden setting, where the bride’s entrance felt like a stroll through a floral wonderland by A La Chloe. Towering aisle arrangements stood, showcasing a harmonious blend of larkspur, queen anne’s lace, fragrant stocks, and verdant greenery. The arch and reception centerpieces dazzled with an abundance of garden roses mixed with other blooms to create a romantic ambiance. Together, these floral decorations transformed the venue into a dreamy oasis where love bloomed amidst the beauty of nature.

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A small wedding cake from a local bakery was adorned with some flowers.

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Music was another special part of this wedding. The ceremony music was performed by harpist Monica Schley to create a more romantic vibe. The wedding party and groomsmen entered with canon in D, and the bride entered with cany you feel the love tonight with soft and beautiful harp sounds. For the reception, jazz band Ambience Jazz invited guests with amazing lists, including the couple’s first dance song, ‘Can’t Help Falling in Love.’

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[field title=”Special Detail #1″]To respect their culture, couple add traditional Chinese tea ceremony at the wedding day. The couple serves tea to their partner’s parents, addressing them as mom and dad for the first time. The parents, in turn, express their best wishes to the couple. To honor this tradition, bride sourced all the decorations from China, including exquisite tea cups, desserts, and plates. They added a touch of elegance to the ceremony. Bride entrusted one of her bridesmaids to host the tea ceremony, and she excelled, bringing laughter and joy to couple’s parents.

For the tea ceremony, Bride had a QiPao custom-made from China. QiPao is a highly classic Chinese attire often worn by brides during the tea ceremony or wedding. She chose a matching updo hairstyle and a hairpin that coordinated with the color of the QiPao.
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Photography: Tetiana Photography | Coordination: Town and Country Weddings | Event Design: A La Chloe | Floral Design: A La Chloe | Wedding Dress: Pronovias | Wedding Dress: Idina Bride | Officiant: Weddings with Rev. Jim Beidle | Harpist: Monica Schley | Wedding Venue: Seattle Tennis Club | Beauty: Jessica Zhang | Music: Ambience Jazz | Rentals: BBJ La Tavola

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Feminine Modernity With an Iconic Seattle View


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[field title=”Wedding Colors”]White, Cream, Blush, Dusty Rose, Violet, and hint of pale blue[/field]
[field title=”Design / Vibe / Vision”]For Shine & Kyonghoon’s wedding, the couple wanted to create a dreamy and classic atmosphere while infusing just a hint of modernity. To achieve this design and vibe, A la Chloe carefully selected a palette of soft pastels such as blush pink, lavender, and pale blue. These colors were incorporated into every element of the wedding, from the floral arrangements featuring delicate roses and orchids to the table settings adorned with beautiful linens from BBJ La Tavola. To add a touch of modernity, the ceremony arch, which was artistically filled with beautiful florals on the custom backdrop from On the Wall Studio, seamlessly blended with the overall aesthetic. The venue was chosen for its romantic ambiance with stunning views of Elliott Bay & Puget Sound in Seattle downtown. Ultimately, this design combined the enchantment of dreams with timeless elegance and subtle contemporary elements for an unforgettable wedding experience.[/field]
[field title=”Proposal Story”]From Shine- It was on Christmas Eve! The church where I grew up in Kona Hawaii had their Youth Group come to Tacoma Washington for a mission trip, so Hoon and I decided to bring some Korean snacks and ice cream as a little Christmas treat at a lunch hosted by our former senior pastor. During that time, three of Hoon’s brothers secretly came to our house and decorated our living room with balloons, backdrops, and an aisle runner in front of our Christmas Tree that we had all put up together a couple of weeks before (this was all planned too according to Hoon); it was pretty impressive. When we got back from lunch, I noticed that our living room light was on, and I was immediately annoyed since I thought I had forgotten to turn off the light; what a waste of electricity for about 4-5 hours! Then we came upstairs through the basement garage, and as soon as I stepped on the aisle runner, I knew it was time. The background music that the brothers chose was “Christmas Tree” by V; they were so into the music as we were walking down the aisle together. And there it was! The ring with the diamond. Despite the immense pressure of all of a sudden seeing something so valuable, I was above and beyond grateful that God placed me with the right partner at the right time of my life.[/field]
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[field title=”Wedding Gown”] Shine visited 7 dress shops for wedding dresses and finally met Morgan from Cicada Bridal in Downtown Seattle. She wanted a simple, elegant dress that was possibly off-shoulder for more of a feminine touch. Morgan, one of the designers at Cicada Bridal, and her mother-in-law guided her through many tips and inputs during the three dress try-on, and finally found the perfect match![/field]
[field title=”Bridesmaid Dresses”]She wanted the bridesmaids to wear something with noticeable “color” since the venue allowed the sunlight to shine on them directly, so we chose the color Dusty Blue since that was one of our color themes for the wedding.[/field]
[field title=”Groomsman Attire”]KyoungHoon’s attire was tailored in Korea, named Mr. Right Suites[/field]
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[field title=”Food & Drink”]Guests were welcomed with a four course meal into the ballroom at the Four Seasons Seattle. With their signature synchronized service, guests were presented with their first course of Dungeness Crab Bisque with Truffle Spot Prawn Cakes. Their second course was a salad that consisted of Baby Gem Lettuce, Juniper Crusted Pecorino, Black Pepper Brioche with a Classic Cesar. Each guest had an option to pick between Chilean Seabass with Morel Mushrooms, or Beef Tenderloin with Black Truffle, or White Truffle Gnocchi.[/field]
[field title=”Florals & Decor”]For the ceremony, A la Chloe created a refined and inventive oversized backdrop that not only fills the spacious grand ballroom but also doesn’t block the view of the iconic Seattle Great Wheel that the couple wanted to share with the guests. With the same consideration, colorful roses and phalaenopsis were mixed with pastel baby’s breath for the airy effect. These delicate hues convey a sense of tranquility and grace, adding a touch of sophistication to the overall aesthetic. For the reception, it was all about classics and sophistication. Mixed different centerpieces, combined with several candles, were perfect for creating a dreamy ambiance that will leave guests in awe throughout the entire event. [/field]
[field title=”Wedding Cake”]3 Tier wedding cake from Four Seasons hotel was filled with delicious two flavor- Strawberry short cake and double chocolate cake. It was beautifully presented with floral nest.[/field]
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[field title=”Special Detail #1″]The Bride Shine grew up in Hawaii and wanted to incorporate her upbringing with a surprise hula dance to her guests that traveled from all over the world such as Korea, Hawaii and the East Coast of the US.[/field]
[field title=”Special Detail #2″]The Bride also wanted to surprise her new Groom with a fun hip hop dance with her Groom’s brothers and together they choreographed a cute dance for him![/field]
[field title=”Special Detail #3″]Both bride and groom wants to incorporate their culture in the wedding, so wearing Korean traditional hanbok for the part of the reception and also captured in beautiful shot from tetiana photography.[/field]
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Photography: Tetiana Photography | Cinematography: Austin & Emily Creative | Coordination: like a dream weddings | Event Design: A La Chloe | Floral Design: A La Chloe | Wedding Dress: Cicada Bridal | Cake: Four Seasons Seattle | DJ: dj Kemyst | Wedding Venue: Four Seasons Seattle | Beauty: SK studio Seattle | Rentals: BBJ La Tavola | Rentals: Sweet N Design | Rentals: On the Wall Design Studio | Weddings Rings: Tiffany & Co

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A Pacific Northwest Wedding With Coastal Elegance at The Admiral’s House


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Shades of french blue, navy, and white.

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[field title=”Design / Vibe / Vision”]The bride named her vision Coastal Elegance – an organic Pacific Northwest feel with an elevated New England aesthetic. She wanted to highlight the colors of the PNW coastline from their historic venue overlooking the beautiful Puget Sound. The couple feels most at peace near or on the water, both growing up on the West Coast, so the wedding colors were inspired by the cool and airy tones you experience while at sea. The venue offered ties to both families of the bride and groom with a view of the ferries crossing between the city and Bainbridge Island (the groom’s hometown) and sitting just above Elliott Bay marina, where the bride’s family spent many weekend trips on their boat. Lastly, the couple worked so hard to match in Seattle for their residencies together and have been thrilled to make Seattle their ultimate home. With so many family and friends traveling to celebrate in their city, the bride and groom felt there was nothing more picturesque and iconic than the venue’s ocean view looking back over the city skyline, the Space Needle, and Mount Rainier in the hazy distance. [/field]
[field title=”Proposal Story”]Connor and Hannah met the first week of medical school at the University of Colorado. During their first conversation, Connor mentioned that he liked to fire up pizzas on his pizza stone, which immediately made sparks fly for Hannah. For the next couple of weeks, Hannah tried to get the attention of Connor at a Rockies game and over beers at the local breweries. It wasn’t until they stood in line to get their flu shots that Connor finally mustered up the courage to invite Hannah over to study and the rest was history. Connor proposed to Hannah on his birthday, the day before they graduated from medical school. All he wanted for his birthday was to hike their favorite local trail before closing their chapter in Denver. Along the entire hike, they reminisced in chronological order about their medical school memories and life in Denver together. With perfect timing upon reaching the top of the hike, Connor said “I think my favorite Denver memory will be the day I asked you to marry me” and he got down on one knee! After the hike, their families, in town for graduation weekend, were waiting to celebrate all of their exciting milestones at their favorite brewery. [/field]
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The Bride’s Alyssa Kristin gown was called the Katherine – a fitted silhouette, stretch crepe, boatneck gown with rounded v-back, button accents, and long dramatic train. The side features nude mesh v-cutouts for a peek of skin without losing any support. The dress was made in Chicago and selected from A&Be Bridal Shop in Ballard, Seattle. The elegant gown was accented with pearl jewelry and a pearl-studded veil. The bride changed into a fun and flirty mini dress by Zimmermann paired with white Rothy’s shoes, so she could really boogie on the dancefloor!

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Bridesmaids wore satin 90’s-inspired Jenny Yoo Gowns in Navy. Each bridesmaid selected their own style.

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The groom wore a gorgeous Emporio Armani navy blue tux with black patent shoes and black bow tie. The groomsmen complimented him with black tuxes from The Black Tux and navy blue bowties gifted by the groom.

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Lisa Dupar Catering is the creme de la creme of Seattle fine catering! The bride’s father is a total foodie, so his job was to find the best caterer and he most definitely did! Cocktail hour offered small-bite appetizers including mint-compressed watermelon cubes, jicama ahi tacos, deep fried Barbacoa tacos, and Dungeness crab cakes. The bar offered specialty drinks named after the couples’ pups, Winnie & River. The Winnie (peloton de la muerte mezcal, cilantro, jalapeño, grapefruit bitters, lime) was designed with inspiration from Hannah’s favorite spicy mezcal margarita. The River was a classic old-fashioned for the groom: Jameson, orange, cherry, and a dash of bitters. Dinner started with a roasted peach and burrata salad served with marcona almonds over torn radicchio. Guests selected from grilled wild local salmon, seared beef tenderloin, and grilled eggplant involtini for their plated entree meal. Late Night Wood-Fired Pizza: The couples greatest love in life besides their dogs and each other is hot cheese (their term for pizza)! From their very first conversation about Connor’s pizza stone and first study date over take-out pizza to hosting countless pizza nights with medical school friends, they say their love story was founded over their shared obsession with hot cheese. They even spent an entire year counting the number of pizza slices they had eaten together! When they heard Lisa Dupar had a wood-fired pizza oven, they knew this had to be their late night snack. Lisa Dupar and company outdid themselves and will go down as the best hot cheese they have ever had.

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Kaleb Norman James Design was the floral artist and designer for this wedding and he did not disappoint. The bride wanted lots of blues scattered throughout beds of white florals to bring her coastal chic theme to life. The bride and groom, both lovers of nature and the outdoors, wanted the ceremony to have an organic and intimate feel. They selected beautiful large wooden benches for seating and a winding isle lined with florals, both unique selections to the The Admiral’s House. Full hydrangeas helped to shape the bar and fill the floral arrangements lining the ceremony aisle for an elevated look. Her bouquet was dainty and whimsical, fitting her personality and dress so perfectly! Paper goods were designed by Etiquette Design, a luxury event stationary company based in San Francisco that prides themselves on refined and sophisticated prints. The menus with french blue letterpress, ribbon tie, and the couple’s monogram accented the elegant invitations received by their guests.

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Lisa Dupar Catering created a beautiful three-tiered vanilla sponge cake with Pacific Northwest berries and white chocolate buttercream. Sugar flowers decorated the cake to accent the florals of the ceremony. The cake stand was placed on a blue seersucker linen from BBJ Linen | La Tavola Linen, which offered an adorable coastal touch. A late night desert bar also included mini espresso panna cotta, strawberry rhubarb tartlets, mini creme-filled ginger molasses cookies, and chocolate dipped nutter butters all handmade by the incredible pastry team of Lisa Dupar.

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A Seattle/Vancouver-based band, Side One, played acoustic guitar for the ceremony, jazz for the cocktail hour, and the perfect blend of oldies, rock, and pop for a dancefloor that was absolutely on fire all night long!

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[field title=”Special Detail #1″]It was so important to the couple to include their pups, Winnie and River, in their day! Winnie and River came to Discovery Park to join Hannah and Connor in their first look. They were glowing when their dogs arrived! In addition to the groomsmen, two friends played the role of esteemed escorts of Winnie and River, who brought them to the ceremony and walked them down the aisle to give the groom some love before he was joined by his bride. Specialty drinks were named in their honor as well. [/field]
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Unforgettable moments with their most important people including the bride’s emotional first look with her dad in The Admiral’s House sun room, the bride’s cousin starting dinner with a prayer in honor of his father who recently passed, the officiant being one of the couple’s best friends from medical school and residency, the presence of all of the bride’s grandparents, and a photo memorial to honor family who are no longer with us. The day wouldn’t have been what it was without the couple’s loved ones who mean so much to them and played special roles in their day.

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[field title=”Special Detail #3″]The wood fired pizza was more important to them than their cake! These two are major pizza lovers! See info in food section and the melted goodness of the best hot cheese in the photos. [/field]
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Photography: Blue Rose Photography | Floral Design: Kaleb Norman James Design | Wedding Dress: Zimmermann | Wedding Dress: Alyssa Kristin | Invitations: Etiquette Design | Ceremony Venue: The Admiral's House | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Catering: Lisa Dupar Catering | Band: Side One | Groom's Attire: Armani | Groomsmen's Attire: The Black Tux | Beauty: Zo and Co Styling | Beauty: Kayla Kollection | Planning: Simply By Tamara Nicole | Rentals: BBJ Linen | La Tavola Linen | Rentals: CORT Party Rentals | Rentals: Fanciful Rentals | Rentals: Noble Rentals | Video: RP Imagery

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A Classic Seattle Waterfront Wedding with Must-See Florals


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Katie wanted that quintessential classic feel to the wedding day, with a light, airy, and fine-art flair. Sticking with a neutral color palette with subtle pops of sage and blush gave the day a feminine but classic appeal without detracting from the beautiful surroundings offered at the The Admiral’s House. Secluded on nearly four acres on the SE corner of Magnolia, the Admiral’s House overlooks Elliott Bay. It boasts an unobstructed view of the Seattle city skyline, including the iconic Space Needle and the majestic Mt. Rainier. The venue has a classic appeal with a nod to life by the sea, a perfect representation of Katie’s vision for her wedding day. Most of all, Katie wanted to create an experience for her guests. Seattle and the water hold a special place in her heart. She envisioned both of their families venturing up the hill to Magnolia as they arrived for the wedding day and feeling the same sense of awe that she does when she gazes out at the water. To further envelope their families in this momentous affair, Katie solicited the help of Oak & Fig Floral. In addition to creating the most breathtaking statement piece at the altar, Oak & Fig lined the entire aisle with lush, garden-inspired arrangements. It felt so magical for the wedding party and couple to walk down this aisle and to see guests immersed in blooms as they witnessed the couple exchanging vows.

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We were in New York City, visiting my family, and it was our three-year anniversary. After a lovely dinner next to Central Park, we decided to walk through a bit of the park and came upon the Alice in Wonderland statue. Alfonzo, knowing the original whimsical Disney feature was my favorite movie as a kid, got down on one knee, next to the White Rabbit. As it was dark outside, the timing helped give me an air of privacy for the very special moment.

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Katie wanted a dress that was slightly modern but still elegant, and that gave a nod to the past. Something timeless and romantic. She found the perfect Pronovias dress at The Dress Theory Seattle. She loved the lace on top and the simple, classic skirt.

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[field title=”Bridesmaid Dresses”]The bridal party wore mismatching dresses/jumpsuits in sage green, and the bride’s “best man” wore a tux with a sage bowtie to match the ladies. We loved how providing the bridal party with freedom to select unique pieces in a cohesive color palette allowed their personalities to shine! [/field]
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Shooby Doo Catering delighted guests with a culinary experience that begins with passed hors d’oeuvres of cilantro shrimp skewers, roasted potato cups, and parmesan tartlets with tomato basil & gorgonzola. Can you say mouth watering!? After being seated under a beautiful tented reception overlooking the water, guests were treated to a beautiful plated dinner. At the end of the night, after dessert and drinks, a late-night snack was served before sending the couple off for the evening.

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Katie & Alfonzo’s wedding day florals were a highlight of the design. Jaws dropped as guests were welcomed to this dreamy ceremony space. It set the stage for the day and created an instant experience for every person in attendance. The back row of chairs was adorned with flowing, robust arrangements, creating the feeling that guests were walking into a garden as they entered the space. Oak & Fig Floral lined the entire aisle with lush, garden-inspired arrangements that led to a stunning arch at the front of the ceremony space. It felt so magical for the wedding party and couple to walk down this aisle and to see guests immersed in blooms as they witnessed the couple exchanging vows! The garden ambiance extended to the beautiful bar, adorned in florals and set under trees with sweeping views of the Seattle city skyline and the water. Tabletop florals during the reception were kept intentionally low to facilitate conversation and celebration, while the cake table was engulfed in a beautiful bed of flowing garden arrangements.

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A simple and classic cake by Bakery Nouveau accented with fresh florals.

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The floral design was instrumental in setting the stage for this magical day. As soon as guests entered the ceremony, they were transported into what felt like a romantic and lush garden space. Using tall ferns to create a more lush and natural garden feel, Oak & Fig Floral lined the back of the chairs and the full aisle with beautiful garden-like arrangements. These led the way to the stunning altar, a full arch of blooms and greenery. As the wedding party walked down the aisle and as guests sat during the ceremony, it was the most whimsical feeling to be surrounded by blooms.

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Photography: Janet Lin Photography | Event Planning: Harlow Events | Floral Design: Oak & Fig Floral | Wedding Dress: Pronovias | Cake: Bakery Neaveau | Stationery: Blake Design Studio | Wedding Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes | Catering: Shooby Doo Catering | Band: Michael Benson Band | Wedding Venue: The Admiral's House | Beauty: Zo and Co Styling | Dress Boutique: The Dress Theory | Linens: BBJ La Tavola | Rentals: CORT Party Rentals

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You’ll Love The Lush White Florals At This Glamorous Waterfront Wedding In Seattle


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We stuck to a neutral palette of whites and soft gray for the decor, with gold as our metallic accent color. We also incorporated some bold pops of red into the wedding party attire to create a fun contrast and vibrant accent.

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The overall design vision was a regal and glamorous feel while still having a fun and lighthearted edge. Elyse and Mathias don’t take themselves too seriously and wanted to incorporate their playful, energetic nature into the day’s vibe.

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From the bride… We had been dating since we were 17 and 18 years old. We both went to college on the east coast and we both were working in real estate. After 6 years of being together, we decided we were ready to invest in a property together. We were so excited and this was a big step for us, especially because we weren’t even engaged yet! The day before we were closing on our property, Mathias had asked me to come to meet him at the property once more. I happened to be with my two girlfriends and they eagerly drove me over there. When I walked into our investment property I was met with a “Will you marry me?” sign, red flower petals scattered on the floor, a bouquet of red roses, pictures of us everywhere, and Mathias kneeling down! I was so shocked at that moment; I just couldn’t believe it! It was such an intimate moment, just us and a photographer that Mathias had hired, or so I thought…. After catching my breath and yelling, “of course, I’ll marry you!” Mathias lead me into another room and out popped two of my best friends! It was such a fun surprise to have them there, and of course, the two best friends who had dropped me off were waiting in the doorway! I then immediately called my mom to ask her if she was home — as though she wasn’t already in the loop about the proposal! I told her to stay home because I had a really fun surprise for her. I just had to see her face in person, I couldn’t break the news over the phone! So I raced home with Mathias to go tell my family the amazing news, and to my surprise, every family member and friend from Seattle and Philadelphia were all waiting for us to celebrate! I was just in shock! Seeing everyone together to celebrate us was one of the greatest moments of our lives.

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Elyse wore the “Adana” gown by Ines Di Santo. This dress is a sparkle tulle trumpet gown with an illusion sweetheart neckline, long sheer sleeves, and an illusion back with pearl buttons. The dress features stunning hand-beaded lace accents and 3D petal appliqués throughout.

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The bridesmaids wore dresses from the Australian brand White Runway. Elyse picked several styles in the same vibrant red color for all the girls to pick from based on the silhouette they liked best. There were 12 bridesmaids, so we wanted to make sure there was a lot of style variety so everyone felt beautiful in what they wore.

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The groom and all 14 groomsmen wore tuxedos from Men’s Wearhouse. The groomsmen had red pocket squares that matched the bridesmaid dresses for a small pop of color.

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To keep a high-energy vibe throughout the night, Elyse and Mathias knew they wanted to skip doing a plated meal and instead opt for having high-end food stations that guests could explore throughout the night. This was also an entirely Kosher wedding, so we brought in Eli Varon Events, who is famous in the Pacific Northwest for their incredible kosher food displays. They showcase each of their food stations in spectacular arrangements that look almost too good to eat! The lush food and countless delicious options kept all 375 guests happy throughout the evening.

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Elyse and Mathias had their ceremony at the rooftop pavilion on the third floor of the Hyatt. Their gorgeous chuppah was covered in lush greenery and white hydrangea florals, roses, and orchids. The chuppah was placed on a small white stage, so all 375 guests could see them during their service. We used the reception centerpieces as aisle decor, which gave their long ceremony aisle a lush and elegant look without adding to the budget. The blue sky, glimmering water, and lush floral from the chuppah embodied the epitome of a perfect summer wedding in Seattle. At the reception, we built a custom hanging trellis above the dance floor covered in lush greenery and floral like the ceremony chuppah. In the center of the floating trellis, we hung icicle string lights that cast a warm glow over the dance floor and looked like twinkling stars once dancing began and the lights were turned off overhead.

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Since the wedding was entirely kosher, Eli Varon Catering made their stunning 6-tiered wedding cake. The cake was covered in real orchids with carefully placed gold foil underneath. In addition to the wedding cake, they created three other dessert food stations for their guests. They had a fresh cookie station, a summer pie bar, and a death-by-chocolate display.

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Their wedding invitation was a very important detail for Elyse and Mathias. They spent countless hours looking at options all around the world for their perfect invitation suite. She even had her best friend Lyssia reach out to a few Turkish vendors because she speaks Turkish fluently. Eventually, after searching countless places locally and abroad, we found the perfect match in an Australian designer called Vinas Invitation. They designed a gorgeous suite featuring an elegant acrylic invitation. This was paired with a light gray suede insert sheet that had a love quote written in hebrew and was printed in a silver foil.

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Every aspect of our wedding blew us away! We truly enjoyed each moment, it was a fantasy that had come to life. The flowers at the chuppah were especially cherished by us. The chuppah is a structure used in Jewish weddings that is supported by four poles, open on four sides, and covered above with a tallit- a Jewish prayer shall. The chuppah symbolizes a new home that the newlyweds will build together. When seeing our chuppah it embodied the beauty of our relationship and the marriage that we will have together. It was covered in white beautiful flowers and stood tall and strong. I will never forget walking down the aisle and seeing it for the first time with my husband to be standing under it waiting for me. It is truly a moment I think about all the time. [/field]
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Photography: Betty Globa Photography | Cinematography: Hu Productions | Event Design: Elite Events | Event Planning: Elite Events | Floral Design: Sal Floral Design | Invitations: Vinas Invitation | Reception Venue: Rancho Pescadero Hotel | Bridesmaids' Dresses: White Runway | Catering: Eli Varon Events | Lighting: R90 | Band: Ben Mallare Events & Entertainment | Groom's Attire: Men's Wearhouse | Groomsmen's Attire: Men's Wearhouse | Bridal Beauty: Natalie Kalini Luxury Makeup and Hair Style | Bridesmaid Beauty: Olga Vicovan MUA | Bridesmaid Beauty: Glammed by Bella | Bridesmaid Beauty: Style by Lidia | Bridesmaid Beauty: Hair by Angelina | Drapery: Prop Gallery West | Dress Designer: Ines Di Santo | Dress Shop: Nyanza Bridal | Paper Items & Signage: Perfect Press | Rentals: Noble Rentals | Rentals: CORT Party Rentals | Rentals: Sweet N Design

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A Timeless Black and White Wedding In Seattle

When it comes to weddings, there’s something undeniably captivating about the timeless combination of black and white. The elegance, sophistication, and sheer beauty of the day was expertly planned by Sinclair and Moore to create a more than memorable affair. Through their incredible imagery O’Malley Photographers takes us on a breathtaking journey of the sweet celebration of love, take a closer look inside the full gallery.



From O’Malley PhotographersWeston and Makenzie had a gorgeous, quintessential Seattle wedding, getting ready downtown, taking photos on the gorgeous Puget Sound waterfront and saying “I do” at the historic Union Station building surrounded by their friends and family.



Guests wined and dined on the area’s finest food and drink and, once dinner wrapped, had an epic dance party– exactly what the couple hoped for!



Sinclair and Moore designed and planned the beautiful, black-tie event to perfection.

Photography: O'Malley Photographers | Cinematography: Cabfare Productions | Event Planning: Sinclair & Moore | Floral Design: Sinclair & Moore | Wedding Dress: Anna Campbell Bridal | Cake: The Sweet Side | Ceremony Venue: Union Station | Reception Venue: Union Station | Catering: Jewel Catering | DJ: Puget Sound Strings | DJ: Side One | Beauty: Studio Artist Collective | Music: Side One | Rentals: CORT Party Rentals | Rentals: Classic Vintage Rentals


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A Late-Summer Fête in the Pacific Northwest


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Modern/romantic late-summer fête in the Pacific Northwest.

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It was our first evening in Miami and Charles suggested we take a walk before dinner. The sun was just setting and we (somehow) had the beach to ourselves when he got down on one knee and asked if we could spend the rest of our lives together. Easiest question I’ve ever answered.

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I (the Bride) fell in love with a beautiful Elysée wedding gown but knew I also wanted a reception dress I could dance the night away in. I searched for the perfect dress for almost a year before fate brought me to Lisa Marie Couture. She brought my design to life in a custom silk gown and I’ve never felt more beautiful in a piece of clothing!

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The Groom and groomsmen suited up in classic tuxes from The Black Tux, and the groomswomen coordinated in black dresses.

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We wanted food to be a highlight and we wanted to showcase everything Seattle has to offer, so we opted for a PNW-inspired menu, including a raw bar with Pacific oysters, salmon, and locally-sourced meats, cheeses, and vegetables for a stunning charcuterie board. We also drew from some of our favorite local restaurants: our wedding cake from DERU Market, ice cream from Molly Moon’s Ice Cream, and a late-night snack of burgers and fries from the classic Seattle spot Dick’s.

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We wanted romantic, ethereal, blooms on our wedding day, and our florist delivered big time. The brides/groomsmaids carried bouquets of baby’s breath, and the Bride carried a lush cream and green bouquet of ranunculus, roses, white stock, and peonies.

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Live music was one of my (the Bride) must-haves. Our phenomenal band made the evening feel so elevated and kept the party going all night. Truly a highlight of our wedding!

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As my (the Bride) something borrowed and blue, I wore a small blue charm on my bouquet that my bridesmaid wore on her wedding day. I’m the second to wear it, and it will be passed on to our next friend (another bridesmaid) who is getting married this year as her something borrowed/blue.

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It turned out our wedding day was the UW-Stanford game, so to honor our roots as University of Washington alums (where we met), we had purple and gold touchdown shots passed around after the Huskies scored.

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Photography: Anna Peters | Event Design: Simply By Tamara Nicole | Event Planning: Simply By Tamara Nicole | Floral Design: Leah Erickson Floral | Dress: Lisa Marie Couture | Catering: Table Catering Co | Makeup: Kayla Kollection | Hair: Rose Opal Co | Band: Oncore | Transportation: Butler Valet | Dress Shop: La Belle Elaine's | Location: The Admiral's House | Printing: Perfect Press | Rentals: CORT Party Rentals | Rentals: Fanciful Rentals

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Seaside Rooftop Wedding in Seattle at a Private Home

Today’s intimate rooftop wedding at the bride’s family home in Seattle is sweet as can be! The two exchanged vows in front of their nearest and dearest overlooking views of the sparkling Puget sound. Sinclair & Moore planned and designed the event to perfection – incorporating a cream, mustard, and peach color scheme and organic autumnal arrangements. O’Malley Photographers was behind the lens capturing every must-see moment from their day, see all the pretty at the full gallery!

Matt + Jenni opted for an intimate celebration at the family home she grew up in overlooking the beautiful Puget sound. 

They wanted the evening to be all about connections filled with love, light, and laughter and that’s exactly what it was. 

The bride grew up on the water in the beautiful PNW so everything from the photos to food and overall design incorporated the natural elements of the water, mountains, trees, sunset, and beach. This chic, intimate wedding was planned to perfection by Sinclair & Moore.

Photography: O'Malley Photographers | Design: Sinclair & Moore | Event Planning: Sinclair & Moore | Floral Design: Sinclair & Moore | Cake: Blue Box Bakery | Ceremony Venue: Private Home | Reception Venue: Private Home | Catering: Lisa Dupar Catering | Beauty: Bridal Beauty Agency | Rentals: Lightsmiths

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Classic Celebration By The Sea At Historic The Admiral’s House

This classic and timeless celebration at historic The Admiral’s House is an absolute must-see.  The day was filled with elegant touches and sophisticated details all artfully planned by Holly-Kate and Company.  Floral design by Leah Erickson Floral brought the couple’s love story to life, and O’Malley Photographers beautifully captured the love and joy of the day in artful imagery.  You’ll love every magical moment inside the full gallery.



From O’Malley PhotographersMore than anything, Chris and Grace wanted their day to be a snapshot of the love and joy they felt marrying each other! From the gown to the venue to the photos, everything had a classic and timeless touch. The bride and groom were most excited to bring their closest friends and family together to celebrate their love at the historic The Admiral’s House overlooking the Puget Sound. Chris and Grace made their wedding a “pop up” of sorts, bringing in all their favorite things to spoil their guests from the famous Sea Wolf sourdough bread to delicious, local Hello Robin Cookies cookies.



With the help of Holly-Kate and Company and lots of special touches through the day, this sweet couple crafted a beautiful celebration of their love. You know what they say about couples that were just meant to be together? This is one of those lovely couples. Grace’s mother went to the same high school as Chris’s father. They met through friends of friends and began dating. Both grew up in the greater Seattle area. They were able to get married a very important date – Sept 9th. Which is Grace’s grandmother’s birthday. Little did we know that she would pass away just a few months before their wedding date. It was bittersweet to be able to celebrate a beautiful life on their wedding day. We made sure to take a moment in memory of her.



We knew we wanted to create a beautifully elegant wedding for Grace & Chris. Incorporating many layers of neutrals, featuring taupe & bone colors with touches of white. Sophisticated feminine details throughout the dinner tables & paper details. Textured chargers and scalloped white plates, paired beautifully with the most delicious dinner for their guests. Gorgeous florals of white & green through the ceremony and reception. The wedding day was a lucky weather day in Seattle with not a spot of rain! Such a great way to celebrate this lovely couple. What a pleasure it was to work with them on their wedding plans. Truly honored to be able to put together this amazing vendor team of the best of the best in the Seattle area.



Photography: O'Malley Photographers | Videography: Cabfare Productions | Event Planning: Holly-Kate and Company | Floral Design: Leah Erickson Floral | Wedding Dress: Nyanza Bridal | Wedding Dress: Nyanza Bridal | Invitations: Perfect Press | Ceremony Venue: The Admiral's House | Reception Venue: The Admiral's House | Bridesmaid Dresses: BHLDN | Catering: Manca Catering | Band: Blue Wave Band | Groom's Attire: HUGO BOSS | Transportation: Butler Valet | Dessert Table: hello robin | Favors with custom monogram: The SweetSide | Hair & Make-up: Megan Bingham - Off White | Linens: BBJ La Tavola | Lounge Furniture: Fanciful Rentals | Rehearsal Dinner: Harry’s Fine Foods | Rentals: CORT Party Rentals

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This Couple Lost Their Home and Had a Comeback Wedding

This wedding is proof that love conquers all. Despite losing their home in the Colorado Marshall Fire, our couple persevered through wedding planning and the result is truly something worth celebrating. Kate Alexandra Events beautifully planned the elegant day and Callarose and Co filled it with endlessly romantic blooms.  The love and happiness of the day shines in imagery by Jacqueline Benét Photography, take a closer look inside the full gallery.




From Jacqueline Benét PhotographyI will never forget when my bride Stephanie reached out saying that she was sorry for the delay in getting back to me, and that they want to choose me as their photographer, but they just lost their home in the Colorado Marshall Fire. She said they lost everything, left the house with the clothes on their backs, their laptops, and their cat Holly Golightly. Not only did they lose their house and all that they own, but the groom’s father in the same neighborhood also lost his house as well. She wanted to still continue planning their wedding, but they needed some extra time to pick up the pieces and figure out what was next for them. I had chills reading their email, and cried for them at the thought of losing everything. I felt like their beautiful wedding day was their comeback story and made all the joy that much sweeter!



From the bride… Six months before their wedding, on December 30th, 2021, Stephanie and Chris lost their house in the Marshall Fire in Boulder, Colorado. They got out safely with nothing but their passports, computers, and their beloved cat. The following day, along with over 1,000 other neighbors, they learned that the wildfire had completely destroyed their home. Right away, we agreed that our wedding would remain our top priority. We continued to travel to Seattle to meet with vendors and for site visits at our venue, The Seattle Tennis Club, located on Lake Washington. The overall inspiration for the wedding was to create a feeling of relaxed luxury. A black-tie encouraged, al fresco reception with a large sailcloth tent, a mix of circular and rectangular tables, and lots and lots of flowers. I chose the Anne Barge La Femme dress from LWD Bridal shop in Denver. A strapless Chantilly lace ball gown with sequined appliques and a deep V-notched neckline with a matching veil. It was the 3rd or 4th dress I tried on, and was the easiest wedding planning decision I made. My favorite part of the gown was the sheerness of the skirt in the sunlight and how lightweight and easy to wear it was. 10/10! Choosing the flowers with our florist, Callarose and Co, was both the most fun and the most stressful pre-planning activity and the result, which drew on the colors of the wedding’s outdoor location, was spectacular. The color palette included the blues of Lake Washington, the greens of the tennis club grounds, pale yellows to complement, and a mix of whites to soften. A classic combination with a whimsical touch. I chose a beautiful sage-champagne color for the bridesmaid’s dresses that coordinated with the color scheme.



For our cake, we chose a 3-tier all-white lemon pound cake with blackberry filling as a nod to Washington state. One of my favorite details of the wedding was using my grandmother’s silver cutting knife and cake server to cut our cake as our Something Old. Another favorite detail was my wedding gift from Chris, a pair of blue topaz stud earrings that have special meaning. While Chris was sifting through the rubble after the fire, he miraculously found the gemstones from his late Mother’s blue topaz earrings. She passed in 2015 from cancer, and the earrings had become a family heirloom. He took the stones to Miro Jewelers in Denver, who also created our custom wedding rings. They were able to clean them up and reset the stones to create a new pair of stud earrings which Chris surprised me with the day before the wedding. A beautiful sentiment to have a piece of jewelry from Chris’s late mother and my Something Blue. My favorite moment of the wedding was doing the first look. It felt so special and beautiful and felt like time had stopped just for us. One piece of advice that we took to heart (and I would suggest to all brides-to-be) is to invest money in the best photographer you can find that fits your wedding day vision because that’s how you’ll remember and preserve your wedding day. They’ll know how to capture you (and your wedding) in the best way and will create a lasting memory of everything that happens throughout the wedding day.



Photography: Jacqueline Benét Photography | Event Planning: Kate Alexandra Events | Floral Design: Callarose and Co | Cake: Celebrity Cake Studio | Stationary: Minted | Ceremony Venue: Seattle Tennis Club | Shoes: Sarah Flint | Rings: Miro Jewelers | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Shona Joy | Makeup Artist: Kayla Kollection | Hair Stylist: Zo and Co Styling | Groom's Attire: Men's Wearhouse | Gown Boutique: Little White Dress Bridal Shop | Gown Designer: Anne Barge | Linen: BBJ La Tavola | Rentals: CORT Party Rentals | Rentals: Happy Hour Bar Rentals | Rentals: Alexander Party Rentals | Rentals: Pedersen's Rentals | Seating Chart: Papier and Design

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A Mid-Summer Castle Wedding In Seattle

This Seattle charmer is sure to steal your heart.  Filled with the bride’s own artwork and a sea of hydrangeas, just one look and you’ll feel as if you’ve fallen into your favorite fairytale. The dreamy day was planned by awaiting the name Floral & Design who created a ceremony so stunning it looked as if a garden was growing around the couple.  Studio Opia beautifully documented all the details in artful imagery that is sure to stand the test of time.  Watch the entire day unfold in the full gallery.




From awaiting the name Floral & Design… Our bride has always dreamed of a British castle wedding. And this stunning venue has everything to make the dream come to life. This castle in Seattle was built with intact charm using the brick of a 15th-century British house that was imported directly from England. With all the elements put together, we designed the theme as romantic with vintage accents.

From the bride… My husband and I share a lot great time together wine tasting and winery touring. And I have a huge passion for painting. So we had the idea to celebrate our hobbies or pastime interest at our wedding and make it one that is personal to us. From there, we titled our wedding “the wine and art at the castle”.



From awaiting the name Floral & Design…  The bride is a good painter and calligrapher, so we set up an open-air studio area in the yard to display the bride’s paintings of summer flowers. The paintings were displayed on studio easels where the escort cards, also from the bride, were placed.

From the bride… Yes, I made all the paintings myself. I had flowers in every painting as a way to appreciate and celebrate the summer season. All the work took me over a month to finish. I also brought my easels to display the work. I think they fit the scene really well. I DIYed a lot, I requested to do it myself because it is my passion and I had so much fun making them. Besides the paintings, I made the menus for flat lay, escort cards, vow books, table numbers, etc. I was initially planning to make individual menu for each of the guests myself but was stopped by my husband because it was too much work.



From awaiting the name Floral & DesignThe castle garden where the ceremony took place is a hydrangea heaven in the summer! It’s the best backdrop for the ceremony. We wanted to feature the hydrangea blossoms and decided not to add any unnecessary extras. Instead, we placed floor arrangements on the steps up to the ceremony stage with the idea of a growing garden. It created some warmness to the concrete floor, as well as a complement to the floral background.



Photography: Studio Opia | Cinematography: Forever Cinema | Event Planning: awaiting the name Floral & Design | Floral Design: awaiting the name Floral & Design | Cake: Lady Grey Seattle | Invitations: Inkinity Studio | Wedding Venue: Thornewood Castle | Beauty: Christy K. Makeup Hair | Rentals: Vintage Ambiance

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See How Your Venue Can Inspire The Entire Aesthetic For Your Wedding Day At The Edgewater Hotel!

When it comes to the ‘look and feel’ of your wedding day, sometimes you just know what you want in advance, or sometimes once you choose your venue, it all falls into place. Courtney of Courtney Bowlden Photography wanted to showcase this at The Edgewater Hotel in Seattle which has a woodsy and outdoorsy aesthetic, which then translated into the rest of the details from natural colored florals by Leigh & Mitchell and a stunning view of the water. With the help of Harlow Events, this beauty of an inspiration shoot came to life, with the showstopper being the stunning Idina bridal gown…I mean those sleeves are EVERYTHING!

From Courtney Bowlden PhotographyThe Edgewater Hotel is a famous hotel in downtown Seattle but my team wanted to show that it can also have a high-end wedding look to it. It has a woodsy and outdoorsy aesthetic to it so we wanted to showcase that as well as show a luxury look to it as well. 

My wedding advice is when looking for a wedding venue, you should go in knowing what kind of decor and vibe you want. The venue can either help the overall look and compliment it, or it could go in the opposite direction.

With this venue, because it already had a woody and natural look, we wanted to accentuate that by the details we included in the wedding. This real-life couple met when the ‘bride’ was working as a waitress at a restaurant!

Photography: Courtney Bowlden | Event Planning: Harlow Events | Floral Design: Oak and Fig Floral | Wedding Dress: Idina Bride | Cake: Birch Bakes | Invitations: Blake Designs | Wedding Venue: The Edgewater Hotel | Beauty: Kayla Kollection | Rentals: CORT Party Rentals | Rentals: Vintage Ambiance

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This Micro-Wedding Inspiration Beautifully Married Unique Personal Touches With Classic Design

When it comes to wedding inspiration, it just doesn’t get more timeless than this… Today’s stunning styled shoot from Rose Andrew Events is your personal guide on how to incorporate personalized details into your wedding design while keeping the overall look and feel effortlessly ageless. Jacqueline Benét Photography was behind the lens capturing every last detail to perfection. Classic brides, head on over to the full gallery to fall head over heels in love with this black and white affair.

From Emily Muddiman of Rose Andrew Events“I often see couples who want their wedding to feel classic and timeless but are afraid to incorporate personal touches.. And to that I say “What is more classic and timeless than your love?!” Our team created a beautiful editorial to illustrate how even the most unique details can be used to create an absolutely timeless event. Our initial inspiration for this editorial was the custom toile pattern that Crystal of The Fancy Cat Studio created. It featured elements and scenes that were meaningful to our couple— from their award winning pup, the spot our groom proposed, to their first home! From there, we incorporated the toile throughout the event.

From Crystal… “We incorporated that toile into a few key areas of the day. First, for the invitation suite, we went with a simple design, which was then enhanced with elements like the vintage art piece (a nod to our bride’s career as an art curator) and vintage postage to reflect their love of traveling! Their beautiful suite was sent out in a custom wrapped invitation suite box which made for a memorable moment as guests received it in the mail. We also had the toile printed as custom linens for the cake table! Lastly, we had wrapping paper made to wrap favor boxes that were placed at each attendant’s seat as well as in our curated gift boxes! It was absolutely spectacular to see the print that was created specifically to capture our couple’s love story carried throughout the event.”

Another key area to tie in personal touches is with a beautiful escort display. Our bride and groom travel the US participating in dog shows with their pup, Baxter! We utilized Baxter’s “Best in Show” trophies and turned it into a beautiful and unique escort display for our guests to find their seats— complete with award ribbon style placards! Lastly, one of our favorite ways to incorporate personal elements is with curated gift boxes for your guests. Our inspiration featured thank you booklets lasered with a custom venue sketch by The Fancy Cat Studio, an etched bottle of wine, toile wrapped macarons, our bride’s favorite candles, local tea and honey and the perfume our bride wore on her wedding day. Gift boxes can be simple or elaborate— the act of curating a beautiful welcome gift for your guests creates such a thoughtful opportunity to make your guests feel special and help them remember your day forever! Our ceremony was set on the porch of the beautiful Rainier Chapter House in Seattle, WA. The venue was modeled after George Washington’s Mt. Vernon home and set the tone for the classic fête. Large lush arrangements of fluffy white blooms ornamented the altar and reception space. The tables featured rich textured linens paired with gold rimmed china, modern gold flatware and opulent glassware. We adorned the table tops with lush centerpieces, warm votive candles and beautiful candelabras to add drama to the timeless design. The cake, perfectly created by Missy of Missy Lee Cakes, featured tall opulent tiers, blooming sugar flowers and a fondant monogram that mimicked the one created by The Fancy Cat Studio. For the wedding look, our bride wore a stunning Louvienne gown. Paired with her encrusted Manolo Blahniks and gifted diamond earrings, her bridal ensemble was feminine yet grand. She carried a lush bouquet of garden roses, peonies, and budding pieris. Our talented Hair and Make-up artist, Jen Lagers, styled her hair into a chic, low updo and adorned her bun with two pearl pins by Riot of Flowers. Standing beside her, our groom wore a classic black tux.

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“The escort display is the first thing your guests will see when they enter the reception and will set the tone for the rest of the wedding day experience. Don’t be afraid to think out of the box and have fun with it! You want your guests to be reminded of your love over and over again throughout your wedding day!”

Photography: Jacqueline Benét Photography | Event and Floral Design: Rose Andrew Events | Gown: Lovely Bridal Shop | Cake: Missy Lee Cakes | Stationery: The Fancy Cat Studio | Tux: Men's Wearhouse | Vintage Car Rental: British Motor Coach | Venue: Rainier Chapter House (DAR) | Hair and Makeup Artist: Jen Lagers | Linens: CORT Party Rentals | Models: McKenna and Turner | Rentals: Alexander Party Rentals | Specialty Rentals: Vintage Ambiance

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This Effortlessly Romantic Editorial Will Have You Rethinking Your Definition of Wedding Flowers

When we realized the floral design by Gather Design Company of today’s editorial was made entirely of dogwoods… our jaws quite literally dropped to the floor. The results couldn’t be more breathtaking, and surprisingly so timeless! Pair that with wood-handled flatware, a dusty navy and white striped table linen under a grapevine covered terrace – yup, it’s all just too good. Check out all the details planned to perfection by Callista & Company at the full gallery, all captured by The Ganeys!

From Callista & CompanyInspired by the intersection of sleek, minimal design, and the old world charm of The Corson Building, Callista and Company and Gather Design Company worked together to design a fresh look in a well-loved space. We wanted the design to feel effortlessly romantic, but also attainable. For the floral design, Amy worked entirely with dogwoods to create a design that was simple and clean but still lush and natural. 

The arch was designed to look like the dogwood branches grew up and onto it. It was surrounded by a half-circle of bistro chairs and an aisle lined with dogwood arrangements to set the scene for the ceremony. Dogwoods elegantly adorned the berry and buttercream cake created by Honey Crumb Cake Studio. 

The reception was set under a grapevine covered terrace and featured white ceramic plates, contemporary wine glasses, wood-handled flatware, and a dusty navy and white striped linen from La Tavola. Hanging lanterns added a festive glow to the space. The menus created by Kelsie Malie brought together romantic calligraphy with a modern typeface. This old and new combination was echoed in the rest of the paper goods, as seen in the intricate drawings of venue, the couple’s family crest, and handmade vow books. 

The bride’s attire featured the deceivingly simple Alexandra Grecco ‘Cohen’ gown. What at first seems like a clean sheath reveals a fluttery cape that catches light and movement in the most feminine way. Yessie Libby created an elegant reception look with a soft updo and natural makeup, and a fun reception style by letting the bride’s hair down. The engagement ring was designed by Ashley Zhang Jewelry and featured an elegant Asscher cut diamond. The couple escaped into the evening in a vintage convertible. 

Photography: The Ganeys | Floral Design: Gather Design Company | Gown: Alexandra Grecco | Cake: Honey Crumb Cake Studio | Shoes: Bella Belle | Jewelry: Ashely Zhang Jewelry | Hair and Makeup: Yessie Libby | Vintage Car: Nicholas Bergeron | Wedding Venue: The Corson Building | Bridal Salon: The Dress Theory | Linen: BBJ La Tavola | Paper Goods: Kelsey Malie Calligraphy | Planning & Design: Callista & Company

A Classic Wedding in Neutral Pink Hues at The Admiral’s House in Seattle

Seattle brides – if you haven’t already heard of The Admiral House, then boy do we have a treat for you! This gorgeous colonial home,  built in 1944 for the Navy’s commanding admiral and his family, is complete with sweeping views of Elliott Bay, the Seattle skyline, and Mount Rainier – I mean, it just doesn’t get more Seattle than that. Today’s wedding planned by Perfectly Posh Events is the epitome of classic. The couple exchanged vows under a blooming arbor created by Kaleb Norman James Design, and later danced the night away under a greenery adorned tent. Head on over to the full gallery to see all the details – taken by Amanda K Photography!

From Amanda K PhotographyBoth hailing from the Seattle neighborhood of Magnolia, Emily + Brett knew they wanted to celebrate their union in the neighborhood that raised them. The Admiral’s House’s history + architecture mixed with its killer views had everything Emily + Brett envisioned for their day. They wanted a classic, timeless, and elevated celebration with all of their loved ones surrounding them to eat, drink, and be married. For those that are unfamiliar with The Admiral’s House, it is a colonial-style home built in 1944 for the Navy’s commanding admiral and his family and sits atop a hill in Magnolia. With its sweeping views overlooking Elliott Bay, the Seattle skyline, and Mount Rainier, the view is picturesque, and the perfect place to say “I Do!”

With the Elliott Bay Marina just down below [and visible!] from the Admiral’s House, a yacht moored in the marina was the only fitting option for Brett + his groomsmen to hang out in before the festivities! They shared whiskey, gifts, words of wisdom, and a few laughs! Emily wore a stunning Sarah Nouri gown, the softest pink Chanel shoes, and a timeless, low-set knot bun. With such a sophisticated look, it was only right for her to travel in style— a vintage, white Rolls Royce! Brett met Emily on the docks of the Marina for their captivating first look. If you look closely in the background of one of their shots, you’ll see the Admiral’s House standing proudly atop its perch, and their tent in all its glory, getting dolled up for the big day. 

In keeping with their Magnolia roots, they wanted their bridal party photos to be taken atop of Magnolia Boulevard, the main street, and hub of the neighborhood. The bridesmaids were in gorgeous neutral pink gowns and the men in bowties. To top it off was the surprise mini-concert provided by a little boy and his guitar who happened to be playing for claps and cheers in the neighborhood! They were sure to get a photo op with the star. The ceremony was nestled in the west lawn of the Admiral’s House which offers an intimate garden retreat. Their amazingly talented florist, Kaleb Norman James fashioned the most exquisite blooming arch as the ceremony’s focal point, with flowering aisle markers framing it on either side. Emily wanted petals down the aisle.

In keeping it personal to Emily + Brett, they opted to have their favorite Coldplay song turned into an acoustic string quartet rendition for Emily’s walk down the aisle. They also asked their good friend to marry them in lieu of a formal officiant and asked another friend to share an excerpt of the Supreme Court’s ruling for same-sex marriage, as it reminded them that love is universal and open to all. Cheers and whistles erupted at the conclusion of their union. Cocktail hour ensued on a perfect summer evening, and eventually dinner + dancing under the stars. The breathtaking reception tent that was erected on the front lawn of The Admiral’s House, overlooking Elliott Bay and would be where E+B and their guests would spend the rest of their evening. They ate, drank, and were merry, just as Emily + Brett wanted. They shared laughs over the meal and toasts, and the band played their first dance just as the sun was setting, and the lights in the tent began to twinkle—it was magical. Thoughtfulness and attention went into all of the details. From having the same chandelier that hung in their home hang above the dance floor, their His + Her Signature cocktails, the gorgeous cream striped napkins, and the mismatched blue plates that offered a pop of color against their otherwise timeless color palette. They even commissioned a custom crest for their newly shared last name to include magnolia tree flowers in the design as a nod to their home. They used the crest in their invitations, signage, paper goods, and so much more. And don’t forget the macaron tower! Emily + Brett shared a memory of eating macarons in Paris and wanted to bring a bit of Paris to Seattle. This wedding was beautiful from every angle, and represented the bride + groom perfectly!

Photography: Amanda K Photography | Wedding Planning: Perfectly Posh Events | Floral Design: Kaleb Norman James Design | Wedding Dress: Sareh Nouri | Invitations: Perfect Press | Reception Venue: The Admiral's House | Catering: City Catering Company | Makeup Artist: Yessie Libby | Band: Michael Benson Band | Groom's Attire: Suitsupply | Groomsmen's Attire: Suitsupply | Decor: The Prop Gallery | Linens: BBJ La Tavola | Paper Goods: Grey and Cake | Rentals: Cort Party Rentals

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A Bosc Pear – AKA the Wedding Color Palette Inspiration We Never Knew We Needed

Did you ever think a Bosc pear could be the perfection inspiration for your wedding color palette? Neither did we. Luckily, the creative geniuses at Willow & Ivy Events figured it out. Leah Erickson Floral brought their vision to life with dreamy, mustard blooms (trust, they’re swoon-worthy)… Head on over to the full gallery captured by Sarah Harris Photography to get out of the typical blush and green wedding box and into something completely new and fabulous.

From Willow & Ivy Events… This wedding inspiration was born out of a love for the rich color of a Bosc pear. The designer, Alex of Willow & Ivy Events, wanted to explore the mustardy-brown color of this unique fruit as it is not a hue that is typically tapped for wedding designs. The rich, bold color allows for a crisp juxtaposition with white, a classic wedding color. Sarah Harris Photography captured the whole dreamy set up with her light and airy style; it was the perfect match for this shoot! 

Alex knew she needed a luxurious linen that fit the color scheme perfectly and she found just that from Party Crush Studio. The velvet mustard linen is perfect against the white brick backdrop of The 101, a killer space in historic Pioneer Square in Seattle, Washington. The tabletop rentals from CORT Party Rental stand out against the bold linen and the stunning tabletop florals from Leah Erickson Floral tie everything together. You can even peep some Bosc pears of the table to represent the inspiration behind the shoot. The organic floral arrangement style of the centerpiece gives the table the perfect amount of whimsy and the delicate florals on the wall installation behind the table add that perfect little touch. For Michaela’s attire we went for a soft, feminine approach.