Sugarcomb Studio featured on Style Me Pretty Living

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We’re delighted to be featured on Style Me Pretty Living today as part of their Behind the Scenes series. Our studio was shot by the amazing husband and wife team of O’Malley Photographers. We just love how they captured every design detail of our space. View the full post to see what we think are the 5 must-haves for every event. Thank you SMP Living, Scott and Ashlee!

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Sugarcomb Welcomes Tara Lee | Planning & Design Lead!

 

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I am delighted to officially announce that Sugarcomb has grown and welcomed an amazing talent, Tara Lee, into the role of Design & Coordination Lead!

Tara is a Seattle designer with over ten years of experience in Visual Communication Design and Event Planning. Working for interior design studios, brand agencies, and beauty companies have helped her develop a sincere and passionate approach to design. She has a creative eye for heartfelt details that resonate with clients’ unique vision for their wedding day. Her belief that wedding design is meant to tell a couple’s story, evoke emotion, and inspire beauty are just a few reasons why Tara clicks so well with Sugarcomb. Tara is all around an amazing person to know and work with;  her sense of humor, understanding and overall magnificence have made her time here already such perfection.

Welcome, welcome, Tara! Sugarcomb is so lucky to have you in the family!

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Want to know more about Tara and what she’s working on? Follow her wedding inspiration images on Pinterest, and find her here, on Instagram and Twitter.

Blueberry Harvest Wedding Inspiration with Jasmine Star

We were excited to have our latest styled shoot featured on Style Me Pretty and The Jasmine Star Photography Blog today! Below are images of our designs, shot by JD and Jasmine Star. The vision was to create a worldly palette with mixed patterns and textures; it translates well as a summer or fall palette.

This shoot was also the premier of Sugarcomb’s new Paper Goods services! We are in the process of launching our full collection…find more details here!

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Design: Sugarcomb
Photography: JD & Jasmine Star Photography
Venue: Sodo Park
Flowers: July Floral Design
Cake: The Sweet Side
Paper Goods: Sugarcomb
Linens: La Tavola
Beauty: Nikoma Souza

Hello, Sugarcomb! The wedding planning studio is open.

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A dream that has been in the back of my mind for years now came to fruition this summer when I opened Sugarcomb’s headquarters in Magnolia village. Designing the space was such a fun experience. The studio was a well-loved blank canvas when I received the keys; plans began this spring and I opened the Dutch door for business this June.

The studio is very close to my heart for a couple of reasons. I grew up in the area and spent a few high school and college years working in the exact same location, back when it was owned by an interior designer. That first job of mine was so inspiring and it greatly steered me along my design path. Bringing my own business to the studio has truly been a heartwarming full-circle experience for me.

Sugarcomb had been home-based since its start in 2008 and it’s a pleasure to be able to invite couples in to work on their plans where I have everything I need at my fingertips. The talented Julie Harmsen came by recently to shoot the studio and I’m thrilled to share her images with you…

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 The studio is open by appointment only, please contact us to schedule your consultation or visit.

Photos by Julie Harmsen Photography. Studio Design by Kelsey Eads of Sugarcomb.

“Foundation of Love.” A Styled Shoot with Jasmine Star

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This spring, I had the tremendous privilege to begin working with Jasmine Star and CreativeLIVE on an exciting styled shoot project. Jasmine came to Seattle in April to teach a 3-day CreativeLIVE course to photographers on how to shoot an editorial wedding, Sugarcomb was brought in to create her live set design, which was used as part of the classroom experience.

We started with the story of who our bride and groom were – a savvy fashion blogger and a detailed architect, and took the design from there. I designed a concept based on water-washed feminine elements and structural images that came together to create a bright, angular and floral heavy wedding reception that was a balanced blend of the bride and groom. It took place in an empty industrial photography studio where we collaborated with a fabulous team of builders and wedding pros to put our vision together. Here are is a sampling of the images that Jasmine shot live during the class…

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Photography: Jasmine Star
Floral Design: Mum Floral Design
Beauty: Tiffany Colors
Cake: The SweetSide
Fashion: Styled.Seattle
Paper Goods: TKTJ Design
Set Design, Decor and Floral Structure Design: Kelsey Eads with Sugarcomb

Jennifer & Jerry’s Wedding | Design Details | Vintage Glam Ceremony Altar

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Coordinating all of the elements that came together to create Jennifer & Jerry’s Ceremony was so much fun. We found a gorgeous and impressive vintage corner cupboard through Becky at Vintage Ambiance, who also sourced the beautiful sparkly chandelier that was hung overhead. Here was our initial sketch that we presented to Jennifer:

We ended up being able to center the alter between two of the large windows on a brick wall, rather than in the corner of the room, which is the most common placement at The Palace Ballroom. We chose a sheer fabric backdrop from Rented Elegance, so that the early evening light  was able to filter in from Lenora Street. Glassybaby votives in an array of pink and gold shades lined the shelves along with floral arrangements by Finch and Thistle. We selected chiavari chairs from Pedersen’s with a dark walnut finish to compliment the deep tones of the venue and to ground our light and airy design. The design was dual purpose, after the the room was transformed for the Reception, the cake display was centered under the chandelier.

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Photography: Barbara Kinney Photography

Jennifer & Jerry’s Wedding | Design Details | Newspaper Rehearsal Dinner Program by Hum Creative

How fun are these rehearsal dinner programs?! We worked with Kate at Hum Creative who designed these adorable newspaper Rehearsal Dinner programs for Jennifer & Jerry’s pre-wedding festivities. Their actual size is a managable 8.5″ x 11″ page folded in half, I know the photo makes them look like they could be the size of an actual newspaper. Jennifer is a reporter at The Seattle Times, which played a huge role in meeting her now-husband, Jerry, a police officer. The program showed a photo of their engagement (Jerry was waiting for Jennifer with a ring at the finish line of a marathon she ran in San Francisco), and also included a weather forecast, crossword puzzle and an adorable story about the couple.
Kate also created the wedding day menu’s, escort cards and favor tags that can be seen Jennifer & Jerry’s full wedding post from last week.

Behind the Scenes | Punch Bowl Flower Arrangement

I’m still a little obsessed with the flower our arrangement from the ABC/ISES event last week.  (See yesterday’s blog post for more info.)  It was put together by the talented Meghan Stoller of MUM Floral Design.  I’m so excited to see more of her work at the weddings we are working on together this Summer!  We started out with our design, a trip to the floral wholesaler and a giant silver punch bowl.  The flowers used were gorgeous carmel garden roses, white roses, ranunculus and hydrangea.  Meghan brought andromeda that was from her own garden.  Here are the photos of the arrangement coming together…enjoy!
See the prior post for photos of the final product.