January 20, 2012

Backyard Elegance in a Northwest Setting - ARCHIVED

This wedding is dear to my heart – a wonderful bride and groom, a gorgeous setting for the ceremony, a romantic and intimate style for the reception. We only had a few weeks to plan and execute this wedding but working with the delightful bride Robin and the fabulous team at True Colors Events made this all just an easy and wonderful project for us!
The wedding took place at the clients’ beautiful residence on Mercer Island – a gorgeous setting to host a wonderful outdoor party like theirs. The fabulous images below from Bradley Hanson illustrate the stunning surrounding beautifully.
It was all the little details that were tended to that made this wedding such a memorable event!

Robin liked a trailing design for her bouquet in burgundy, peach, chocolate and accents of ivory colors.
 We used lush garden roses, wildcat orchids, chocolate dahlias, sedums and hydrangea to create a sumptuous bouquet in a yummy color palette – so rich with lots of texture!
 Details – Details: the color of the orchid in the groom’s boutonniere matched the tie color perfectly!

And more details: the layered, gathered silk style of the bride’s dress was repeated in the bouquet wrap ..

 Loved the bride in her breath-taking Luly Yang gown – just stunning!!
 The ceremony! Oh, the ceremony! The gorgeously landscaped setting in the back yard made this one of the most beautiful natural ceremony settings I have ever seen. The terraced area with a planted stone wall, the view of Lake Washington, and the surrounding Northwest greenery created a perfect backdrop. No further decor was needed – even the clear acrylic chairs used for the ceremony couldn’t take away from the natural beauty of the setting!
The reception was super-stylish and expressed the couple’s exquisite taste throughout. We rented a clear canopy tent for their large patio and added crystal ceiling chandeliers and champagne colored silk drapes to enhance the ambiance for the evening.
 Lush centerpieces of garden roses, sedums, hydrangea, fern curls, and dahlias decorated the dinner tables. And of course paired with lots of votive candles for romantic candle light …
A gorgeous focal point of the reception area was a large planting bed totally covered in rose petals! Groupings of hurricane candles added a warm light to the area.
The cocktail patio overlooking Lake Washington …
… featuring a large acrylic bowl with floating candles and floating blooms.
Large vases with submerged orchids were lining the entry area.
 Thank you Brad for the gorgeous images!
And finally, here is a wonderful video by cabfare productions capturing the day!!

Robin + Dennis: Love Under the Trees from cabfare productions on Vimeo.

The fabulous list of vendors:
Coordination – Jesse Brix with True Colors Events
Photography – Bradley Hanson
Videography – cabfare productions
Chair Rental – Pedersen’s Event Rental
Tent and Furniture Rental – AA Party Rental
Linens – BBJ Linens

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