You are going to love this romantic electic Seattle wedding from Elegant Affairs captured by Shane Macomber. The couple’s ‘wine and whisky’ theme is so creative and fun. With a burgundy and blush color palette and candles galore, it couldn’t be more romantic. The ceremony decor is absolutely dreamy, with an amazing wine barrel backdrop you will be sure to fall for!
We knew we wanted to celebrate in Seattle– where we met– and that we wanted to treat our guests to an epically fun night full of Northwest flare. The venue had a lot of cement, exposed beams, and metal- very Northwest and very masculine. We loved the industrial edge of the space, and balanced it out by using a ton of candles throughout the venue to add a definite romantic vibe. Our colors were medium gray, blush, burgundy, and gold- also adding to the romantic vibe.
I wore my great grandmother’s pearl necklace and bracelet. I grew up across the street from her house and we were incredibly close. She passed away shortly before I met Mike, and it breaks my heart that she didn’t get a chance to meet my husband. Wearing her beautiful jewelry made me feel like she was a part of our special day even if she couldn’t be there in person. Putting them on while getting ready was the first of several emotional moments on our wedding day.
The ceremony was something neither of us will ever forget. The ceremony space was breathtaking! We had a backdrop of wine barrels, draped with greenery and lit up with votive candles. Candles and cherry blossoms lined the aisle. We collaborated to write the entire ceremony so it perfectly reflected our unique love and commitment to one another. Our family dynamic can be interesting since both of our parents are divorced, but we were able to incorporate them into the ceremony to say “thank you” to our parents and really symbolize the joining of families in a celebration of love.
Everyone says planning a wedding is so stressful and that the groom has no interest in planning, but our experience was totally different! We had a great time making decisions together and creating our vision. We took our time and communicated about what we wanted and why. We really wanted to create an event that celebrated the magnitude of our love and commitment to each other, while also providing our guests with a big party!
Wine and whiskey played major roles in our décor– from old fashioned cocktails to wine barrels throughout the venue, from corks from wine bottles we had enjoyed as escort card holders to our color scheme of blush and burgundy. We did our best to pepper the event with personal touches reflecting our passions. We wanted our wedding to reflect who we are as a couple and leave our guests thinking “that was SO Mike and Krista!”
With the help of our amazing wedding planner, Lori, we used hand watercolor escort cards and table numbers set in stands made out of wine corks from bottles we had drank during our engagement. Beautiful!
Photography | Shane Macomber | Venue | The Foundry by Herban Feast | Planning | Elegant Affairs | Florals | Love Blooms | Cake | Better Than a Boyfriend Bakery | Rentals | BBJ Linen Rental | Invitations | Wedding Paper Divas | Videography | Gray Media Productions | DJ | Brandon Ghorley | Lighting | Greenlight Events | Dress | Justin Alexander from Charlotte’s Weddings & More | Bridesmaid Dresses | Nordstrom | Hair | Seattle Bridal Hair | Makeup | Taylor Loen | Groomswear | Menguin
We are starting off the week with this elegant cliffside wedding from Cotton & Clover Photography. With the prettiest dusty blue color palette and a stunning setting, this wedding is sure to steal your hearts. The floral embroidery hoop details are a definite favorite!
I would consider our wedding to have been vintage/rustic. It was simple, elegant, and fun! We used very natural colors (our ceremony venue was pretty much enough in itself!) including dusty blue bridesmaids dresses and bouquets containing greenery and touches of blush. The reason we chose Ephesians Farm on the Bluff is because it was absolutely breathtaking. Every time we went up there to plan the wedding, we would be in awe every single time! It was the PERFECT location for my husband and I to become one!
I wore my mother’s veil that she wore when she married my dad in 1987. My dad passed away when I was 3 so it was so special that I was able to wear something that was apart of their special day.
It slightly started to sprinkle right before the ceremony. This part was NOT my favorite as I was frantically waiting in the car for the wedding to start. Our ceremony was completely outside with no shelter in sight so if it rained, all of my guests would get soaked. BUT right before I walked down the aisle, the sprinkling stopped and a huge rainbow appeared behind the bluff for everyone to see. I was then thankful for the sprinkling. Without the rain we wouldn’t have gotten the rainbow, and I like to think that this rainbow was my dad looking over me as I walked to the man that I will spend forever with!
Instead of doing a guest book, we did a guest quilt. My guests signed quilt squares with words of encouragement. My mom is going to make a quilt with all of the squares that our guests wrote on. The chalkboard that sat in front of the quilt squares said “Share your thoughts to keep the newlyweds warm”.
One of my favorite parts of the day was seeing Clayton get emotional when I was walking down the aisle. We had done a first look earlier in the day, so I didn’t really expect him to shed any tears during the ceremony. As soon as I walked through the doors though, I looked at him and saw him crying. Of course I couldn’t hold them back either! The ugly cry began as I slowly walked down the aisle, but I could care less because it honestly felt like Clayton and I were the only ones standing on that mountain side.
My mother made my wedding cake. She is so very talented and bakes for fun on the side. She did such a wonderful job and it added so much to our amazing night! Also, all of my chalkboards and signs were written by my sister Katelyn Tribble) and my new sister-in-law. They have both have BEAUTIFUL handwriting and made our signs look absolutely perfect!
We also displayed wedding pictures of our parents and grandparents at the reception. It was so neat to see so many generations of love!
The most important thing when we were planning our wedding was to make sure that it was us. We weren’t looking to have a flashy wedding day, but wanted something that was simple and truly reflected our love for each other. It was also important to us that we remembered the main reason behind all the crazy wedding planning. It didn’t matter what colors we had or if we had a cake topper or not, we were just truly so excited to be be married and live life together!
Photography | Cotton & Clover Photography | Venue | Ephesians Farm | Florals | M Floral Design | Catering | Top Notch Caterering | Paper Goods | Emily Wells Design | Videography | Christian Al-Hagal | Dress | Essense of Australia from The Something Blue Shoppe | Bridesmaid Dresses | BHLDN | Hair & Makeup |Madeline Hulsey | Groomswear | Jos A Bank
We are ending off the week with the sweetest elopement inspiration captured by Anna + Mateo. D.C. is the perfect place to travel for an elopement for an intimate ceremony for two. With the Tidal Basin and Washington Monument as the backdrop and a beautiful sunset, it couldn’t be a more romantic setting. I love the darling heirloom vow books! And that pear shaped ring? Too dreamy!
Photography & Film | Anna + Mateo | Florals | Cedar + Lime Co. | Paper Goods | Kara Hill Calligraphy | Dress & Accessories | BHLDN | Ring | Susie Saltzman | Hair & Makeup | Keema Easterling | Vow Books | BHLDN