Kirk Mastin of Mastin Studio was an easy choice for us, when looking for a photographer we looked for someone who created art that could hang on our walls for 50 years and never get old. We did not want a trendy photographer and Kirk's work is timeless.
Karen from Flowers by Karen designed our flowers. They were incredible and everything I had envisioned. I had always dreamed of having peonies in my wedding bouquet but unfortunately they weren't in season until May. Karen went above and beyond to find me white peonies from Canada in order to make my dream come true.
Our wedding day inspiration was mainly pulled from the textures, elegance and girly-ness of my dress. We knew we wanted it to be traditional, elegant and over the top from the start and we didn't want to use color to get this effect so we chose to use texture paired with candlelight and heavy draping on the ceiling and walls.
Herban Feast catered our wedding reception. The food was incredible. I have a gluten and dairy allergy and they were able to accommodate me and make the entire menu gluten and dairy free without losing any of the incredible flavor.
We chose Sodo Park because it was a perfect mix of our styles. Aaron loves the feeling and look of raw wood and I wanted a space that would be a strong contrast to the elegant candle light wedding that I was envisioning.
We wanted a wedding cake that was a show stopper. We hired Carla from Honey Crumb Cake Studio to design a custom wedding cake that would play to the elegance of our wedding. She also designed a small gluten free red velvet birthday cake for me that coordinated with our wedding cake since we got married on my birthday! The flowers on the cake and design were extraordinary, as well as the flavors. Guest were talking about it all night!
We used Gayle from Paper Passionista. She was incredible to work with and she found the invitations that fit our wedding day flawlessly.
The biggest piece of advice I have for brides and grooms that are planning a wedding is to relax, hire a day-of coordinator so that you can enjoy your wedding day. They allow you to take in all of the details and actually spend time with your guests and family.
We hired New Creations Wedding Design and Coordination for day-of coordination. It was an incredible experience, and I would recommend them to anyone, and that is not just because I work there now!
We hired Chris Anderson of The Chris Anderson Experience for both live entertainment and to be our DJ/Emcee. His live performance of classic jazz music was incredible, I would recommend him time and time again.
Photographer: Mastin Studio
Venue: Sodo Park Herban Feast
Flowers: Flowers by Karen
Wedding Cake: Honey Crumb Cake Studio
Wedding Coordination: New Creations Wedding Design and Coordination
Catering: Herban Feast
Musical Entertainment: The Chris Anderson Experience
Stationery: Paper Passionista
Bride's Dress: Marcella's La Boutique
Bridesmaid Dresses: Cynderellie's Closet
Transportation: British Motor Coach
Photo Booth: Carey Lynne Event Planning and Photography
Hair Design: Hannah Sorensen
Favors: Buchanan Chocolate