This Portland wedding at the Jupiter Hotel just screams cool and when we saw that it was recently featured on viagralank”>Style Me Pretty, we just had to share it with you. When it came to choosing a theme for the day, the bride Carrie wanted classic and pretty and the groom Jason wanted cool and urban. We love that the bride and groom were able to fuse their different visions for the day into a theme that is both quirky and pretty and completely works.
Vibrant Table Catering and Events both designed and catered the wedding. The bride’s bouquet of white feathers matched the light-as-air look of
her tea length dress by Urchin Re.Design (a super cool Portland company that creates dresses and jewelry from salvaged and vintage items). We love that Carrie integrated her grey and yellow color palette down to her dove grey shoes and the pops of gold in her bouquet.
Inspired by the venue (The Jupiter hotel’s The Doug Fir is a popular music venue in Portland) and his own love of music, Jason created the custom record invitations himself.
Carrie’s bridesmaids wore different grey dresses and carried small posies of yellow peonies and guinea fowl feathers. Jason wore a dove grey suit with blue shirt and yellow tie and the young ushers wore yellow bow ties.
The couple chose the Jupiter Hotel for their venue because as Carrie said, “it married my wants: an urban and classy feel, and Jason’s love of music. I loved all the greenery contrasted by the concrete, chandelier and curtains in the atrium. It was perfect.”
The menu of Mexican food was a unique choice with a margarita chosen as the signature cocktail to match the color scheme. Young guests amused themselves by drawing on the cool chalkboard walls.
The beautiful cake was lemon and raspberry flavored to match the color scheme and decorated with peonies and black and white lace ribbon. We adore the turquoise cake stand for contrast and think this is one of the prettiest cakes ever!
Via: Style Me Pretty / Wedding Photography: Jen Hecht of Luminous Studios / Floral Design: Page Winograd of Vibrant Table Catering & Events / Catering & Event Design: David Robinson of Vibrant Table Catering & Events / Wedding Ceremony & Reception Location: The Jupiter Hotel / Wedding Dress: Urchin Re.Design / Wedding Invitations: The Groom / Wedding Cake: Mickala Duprey of Wildwood Restaurant
It’s all in the details. We hear it over and over because yes, it’s true. And details may be a lot of work but they are worth every minute as evidenced by Kirsten and Mike’s striking Sodo Park wedding. Angela of the wonderful husband and wife viagra pricee=”Angela and Evan Photography” href=”http://www.angelaandevan.com” target=”_blank”>Angela and Evan Photography team sent us these images with the following details directly from bride Kirsten…
On how they met… “Mike and I met as volunteers for the Obama presidential campaign in 2008. I had taken two weeks leave from work to volunteer in Denver and Mike (originally from Delaware) had also picked Denver to volunteer and was assigned to the same office. Almost one year later, on a trip back to Denver, Mike proposed in front of the campaign office where we met.”
The ceremony took place at Holy Rosary Church in West Seattle with a reception following at Herban Feast’s gorgeous venue, Sodo
Angela is trained as a fashion photographer and we think that is why her portraits are always so stunning. Look at these gorgeous pictures of the happy couple!
On the music… “Music was also an important theme that emerged. Mike has a huge appreciation for music and wanted to incorporate it into our day. We played Mike’s favorite concert film, Martin Scorcese’s The Last Waltz as entertainment during dinner and Mike created a playlist on CD of some songs that are meaningful to both of us as favors for our guests.”
We love how the details of this vintage inspired wedding are beautiful but not remotely girly! Simple succulents and herbs combined with all the wood and a few dahlias to soften the look and provide some color.
On the details… “A lot of our design inspiration came from our venue, Sodo Park. Sodo Park was the perfect match for our requirements and aesthetic, since the building is a great mix of vintage and rustic with a little urban edge thrown in. Although the style of the day came together gradually, all along it seemed like the things we were drawn to had a vintage feel and stayed true to a palette of natural colors in grays, greens, ivory, light brown and a bit of pink.”
Favors were CDs made by the couple and packaged in these cute muslin bags stamped with “love.”
We love the vintage card catalog seating “chart” and the detail of books wrapped in lace.
The centerpieces, created by Florarama Modern Design were a lovely mix of blush toned roses and dahlias with grey leucadendrons and spanish moss providing contrast.
Herban Feast catered the buffet with a pecan pie from High 5 Pie and a traditional kransekakke dessert from Larsen’s Bakery to celebrate the couple’s heritage. Tiny silver pots of succulents were used as both favors and escort cards.
Wedding Photographer: Angela and Evan Photography / Wedding venue: Holy Rosary and Sodo Park / Caterer: Herban Feast/ Florist: Florarama Modern Design / Pie: Kransekakke: High 5 Pie and Larsen’s Bakery/ Music: DJ Kris K / Bride’s Dress: Alvina Valenta / Bridesmaid’s Dresses: J.Crew/ Hair & Make-up: Erin Skipley/ Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Wearhouse
We love this pretty summer wedding from the talented Ben Blood that was recently featured over on 100 Layer Cake and we just had to share the details with you all.
Kevin and Jenny’s wedding ceremo
ny took place under a tree at Pomeroy Farm in Yacolt, WA with an outdoor reception in a field. We love that they were brave enough to skip the tent and enjoy an evening under the stars!
The couple designed their wedding logo and stationery themselves.
Jenny’s dress was by Jenny Yoo, purchased in Portland at The English Dept and the groom and groomsmen’s vests were found at various vintage stores. Their sweet polka dot ties were made by Me and Matilda.
Almost every detail of this wedding was DIY’ed by the couple themselves or a close family member. They complimented the farm feel by continuing the vintage, country look through every element of the decor – vintage books, bouquets made of wheat stalks and darling tiny felt kites as boutonnieres. Kevin’s mother made the tablecloths and pennant flags and Jenny and her sister made the bouquets and boutonnieres. Kites were hung in the ceremony tree and friends and family arrived early to help with setup.
Jenny and Kevin decided upon a new last name by combining both their names – Klinksi and
Dorn – to Klinskidorn.
We adore the handmade signs for the old fashioned lawn games. Too clever!
Flowers from the Vancouver, WA farmers market placed in vases scavenged from thrift and antique stores decorated the tables. Vintage books also added color and visual interest.
Via: 100 Layer Cake / Photography: Ben Blood / Venue: Pomery Farm, Yacolt, WA / Catering: Simply Thyme Catering / Cake: Bakery Bar / Bridal gown: Designed by Jenny Yoo, purchased at The English Dept / Bridal hairpiece: The English Dept / Bridal shoes: Seychelles / Groom’s suit: J.Crew / Groomsmen vests: various thrift & vintage shops / Polka dot ties: Me and Matilda / Bridesmaid hair pieces: Designed by Sown Designs / Favors: Stumpy Originals / Signs: Made by groom
When we saw this wedding featured on Style Me Pretty we just had to share the images with our local reader
s in case you missed it. For a full gallery and more details, click the SMP link above.
This Seattle wedding by la Happy + Yvonne Wong Photography certainly makes us happy! Black, white and coral are quickly becoming a new favorite color combination of ours and to see it used so sweetly with metallic touches and vintage details makes our little hearts go all aflutter! We’re loving the boutonniere cones made out of paper for the groom and groomsmen. It is such a whimsical twist on a traditional wedding element.
From the Bride, Sally… We were married at the newly-restored Arctic Club Hotel under the gorgeous, stained-glass ceiling of the legendary Dome Room. As a professional graphic designer and lover of all things pink and vintage, I was intent on finding the perfect
backdrop for my wedding day vision. The moment Chris and I walked into the historic Arctic Club building, built as a social club at the turn of the century for men who had hit it rich in the Klondike Gold Rush, and took in the signature walruses, speakeasy music, historical photos and atmosphere that evoked Seattle’s Gold Rush heyday, we knew we had struck gold!
Our wedding day began under sunny skies with a photo shoot at a Seattle gem, Top Pot Doughnuts, our favorite Saturday morning date spot. Photographer Yvonne Wong perfectly captured our personalities and those of our wedding party. Then we headed back to the Arctic Club Hotel where both our ceremony and reception was held.
A string quartet and vintage-farm-table-turned-alter set with pink peonies and ivory candles set an elegant mood for the highly personal ceremony. After the “I do’s,” the 150 guests were ushered to the lobby for hors d’oeuvres and drinks while the Dome Room was transformed into an enchanting formal dining room, replete with place cards hand-lettered by me, silver striped paper straws for sipping iced tea and mercury glass vases filled with peonies and anemones. Guests enjoyed a sit-down dinner of crab cakes and beef tenderloin served by a the incredible waitstaff, followed by dancing. The grand finale was a dessert buffet of doughnuts (with little stripped take-home bag for those who wished to take some for the road) from a tiny jewel of a bakery.
Nearly all the details of our wedding were designed and created by me, from the twin-silhouette logo of Chris and me that graced all our papery to the individually-set letterpress invitations, and tiered programs tied with vintage gold, pink, black and cream striped ribbons and groomsmen’s boutonnières fashioned out of vintage church-hymnal pages.
As we ran through a gauntlet of sparklers into the Seattle night, Chris and I agreed we had just experienced a perfect day that reflected our personalities, appreciation of family and friends and love for each other. We wouldn’t have changed a single thing!
Via: Style Me Pretty / Wedding Photography: Yvonne Wong Photography / Floral Design: Wilson Gardens / Event Design & Coordination: The Bride / Wedding Ceremony & Reception Location: The Arctic Club / Wedding Invitations: la Happy (The Bride) / Bride’s Shoes: Ann Taylor / Wedding Dress: La Sposa / Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Express
Jonathan Steinberg sent us pictures from this romantic coastal wedding at the Oddfellows Hall on Orcas Island. We love how beautifully he captured the late
summer glow that the San Juans are known for and how perfectly the island theme was incorporated into the country style wedding.
Here are the details direct from event designer Rachel Bowes of Finch & Thistle Event Design….
On the apple theme… The bride, Chelsea, grew up on an apple farm in Wenatchee, WA and in her senior year of high school she was nominated Apple Blossom Queen. On a weekend trip to Lake Chelan, I found a pile of vintage apple label postcards in a roadside antique store and inspiration hit. We would design the day with a country, organic theme based around vintage apple posters.
On the ceremony…The ceremony took place on the patio of the Oddfellows hall in Eastsound, overlooking the beautiful Puget Sound and surrounded by native Madrona trees. Penny the Labrador served as flower girl and ate her corsage halfway through.
On the outfits…Chelsea wore a Nicole Miller gown, accessorized with a multi strand gold and pearl necklace from Macy’s, and carried a bouquet of white and orange garden roses, blackberries, thistle, dahlias, stock, freesia and green hypericum berries. Jamie wore a custom suit from Nordstrom. The bridesmaids wore dresses in different shades of blue from J.Crew and Kenneth Cole while the groomsmen wore grey slacks with white shirts and blue and orange checked ties.
On the DIY decor… Chelsea was a very hands-on bride. She made the burlap table runners herself, spent a weekend sewing pennant flags, collected crates and crates of coveted blue mason jars and vintage bottles and glued lace cutout blue paper onto recycled cans for centerpieces. We used white linens to show off the burlap and the blue mason jars and used the apple postcards in lieu of table numbers.
On the apple tattoos….Chelsea’s sister Erica had a *brilliant* idea. She had been to an event for the WA wine commission and seen apples “tattooed” with logos for a sponsor company. We had been tossing the idea around of using apples grown by Chelsea’s father as place card holders but this took things to a whole new level. Erica found a small indie sticker company in Seattle and commissioned them to design a small black heart shaped
sticker with a C & J cutout in the middle. Two weeks before the apples were to be picked, Chelsea’s dad and stepmother stuck the stickers onto the apples while they were still green. Apples turn red right before they need to be picked so the sticker blocked out the sunlight leaving a stencil in green on the red apple. They turned out perfectly!
On the flowers…I wanted to use seasonal, local flowers wherever possible and the predominant colors in all the posters was blue and orange so I used those colors as gentle guide. The bouquets featured thistle, dahlias, cherry brandy and orange unique roses, stock, queen anne’s lace and green blackberries picked from the shoreline that morning.
On the desserts…The cupcakes were actually made by the bartender at the wedding and the cake topper was from the bride’s grandmother’s wedding day!
On the grand entrance…The bride and groom entered the reception to a taped recording by one of the groomsmen mimicking the starting lineup for an NFL football game and guests danced the night away under a ceiling draped with pennant flags in vintage fabric while the sun shone through lanterns and aqua jars of flowers hung in the windows.
Photographer: Jonathan Steinberg/ Floral and Event Design: Finch & Thistle Event Design/ Venue: Oddfellows Hall, Eastsound, WA/ Bride’s Dress: Nicole Miller/ Bridesmaid’s Dresses: J.Crew/ Groom’s Attire: custom Nordstrom suit