Childhood sweethearts. Devoted Believers. Souls made of grace and gratitude. Kristina and Josh.
If you know these two well you’ll know they are a rare pair and a true gift to know and love. When I was first contacted to play a part in their late winter Seattle wedding celebration, I was very excited. Travelling to execute a wedding in a new place is a passion of mine, and the more places I get to serve my clients in the better. As Kristina told me about her fiance, Josh, their romance (which goes back all the way to grade school), their adorable bulldog, Henry, their loving families, and their faith in the Lord, I knew I would be incredibly grateful to be alongside these two every step of the way. And I was absolutely right.
What was supposed to be a January winter wedding, ended up becoming an early March wedding for these two, which allowed for a darker color palette infused with the hopefulness and newness of spring. Using mustard, cranberry, and navy tones paired together with ivory, blush, and lavender, we brought in so many beautiful colors, textures, and florals to play off the rustic and industrial space of Sodo Park. The venue felt like a fairytale from the minute people walked into the pre-ceremony until guests sent off the couple through a sparkler tunnel to their awaiting vintage car. The stars certainly aligned that night.
Kristina and Josh, and the Coates family especially; we love you! Thank you for your graciousness. Seattle will always hold a special place in my heart thanks to you. And to the vendors that all made this wedding happen, thank you too. There was an absolute dream team behind this event and I feel lucky to have been in great company working this event. More on everyone at the bottom of this post. And finally, Marissa Maharaj is responsible for the gorgeous imagery seen throughout both this post and the beautiful feature on BRIDES.
Enjoy some of my favorites from this special soiree!
The ceremony space was one of my favorites from last year. We decorated a 5 by 5 foot circular hanging Edison bulb chandelier with greens and blooms to hang over where the couple would stand and say their vows. This then become the hanging focal point for over their cake and dessert table at the reception. I spent most of the set up that day up on a ladder but it was well worth it and really made quite the statement!
Those flower girls! The sweetest.
Jenny from Graceline Art created the stunning invitation suite which I designed and assembled into dove gray box mailers. We used laser cut wood medallions to adorn the ribbon wrapping everything together and of course, vintage stamps on the outside of the boxes. The paper was triple weight and included water color florals hand painted by Jenny plus gold foil and letterpress detailing. They were truly works of art!
And the bouquets! So many delicious textures and colors.
Like a real life fairytale, right?
I also have to thank Steve and Jamie of Sinclair and Moore for letting Betsi, the team and me use their gorgeous studio space for the week. Without it, I’m not sure this would have been doable! And to the gals who freelanced that week (like Trouvaille alum Jen!) I had such fun working alongside you. Let’s do it all again soon shall we?
See you this summer, Kris and Josh! Xoxo
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Ceremony & Reception Venue: Sodo Park /Photography: Marissa Maharaj / Planning, design, floral, coordination: Hey Gorgeous Events / Bride’s Wedding Dress: Sarah Seven / Hair & Makeup: Erin Skipley / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Zara / Groom’s Attire:Ralph Lauren / Groomsmen’s Attire: Jos. A. Bank / Flower Girl Attire: Tutus Chic / Invitations: Graceline Art / Music: Puget Sound Strings; Austin Beaver / Catering: Herban Feast / Cake: Honey Crumb Cake Studio / Rentals: ABC Rentals / Videographer: Good Times Productions / Floral tags: Layers of Loveliness / Linens: La Tavola Linens