I had the privilege of being hired by Kate’s mother, Jennifer, after a simple (but great!) conference call from Portland. Kate and J had gone to grad school in Seattle and were excited to come back to the NW (from the mid-west) to celebrate their wedding day! Lots of long-distance planning – never a problem for Simply Wed! The entire family was nothing but a joy to work with from beginning to end in planning the mid-October nuptials held at Trinity Parish Church in Seattle and The Woodmark Hotel in Kirkland.
The look was what I call classic with a jolt of the couple’s super-fun personalities. Nothing was “overdone,”, and the simplicity of the well-selected details shone through with beautiful impact. I loved the use of grassy green & deep purple in the fall, and the personal touches that both Kate and her uber-creative mom dreamt up. Simply Wed‘s in-house floral and design guru Susan Snyder came up with a cost-effective way to accent the client-provided lanterns on the tables by using tons of our vintage bottles with single blossoms in a variety of shades in the green, dark purple and whites.
Lucas Mobley, ultra-talented and under-the-radar photographer extraordinaire, captured the spirit of the couple AND the gorgeous fall light in a stunning way! I became a fan the day he recommended that the bride and groom come up with something “fun” to do while shooting, and embraced their idea to play their favorite lawn game of “bags” in Gasworks Park. Brilliant! Even though they didn’t end up needing them (in the true sense of the word), the multi-colored umbrellas from Bella Umbrella made for some cute photos!
The staff at The Woodmark was, as always, on top of all of the details and provided an awesome experience for the bridal party, the guests and all of the vendors involved. Braden Landon – DJ of choice for many of our planning colleagues and tons of big weddings in town – kept the party moving effortlessly, impressing everybody in attendance.
Once again, we find ourselves lucky to work with such wonderful people – wishing the best to Kate and J in their long and happy marriage ahead!
Other vendors included:
Hair & Makeup: Salon Maison
Bridal Gown: Bridals by Marissa
Tuxedos: The Tuxedo Club
Bridesmaids: J. Crew Weddings
Transportation: A Blackstone Limousine