A {Death Cab for Cutie} Sugarcomb Wedding | K & N

First off, I have to say that Kate and Nick are two of the sweetest people I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing.  Their love is magical and it instantly fills any room these two walk into.  Nick Harmer is the bass player for a little band you may have heard of, called Death Cab for Cutie.  Working on their wedding was a designers dream.  Kate is an amazing graphic designer and she came to me with their gorgeous color palette, stunning iconic stationery that she had poured her soul into, a beautiful vision of succulents, white cakes and milk jugs with swirly straws.  I worked with them in the months before the wedding to pull all of the details together and to help them incorporate and layout the many elements into their rustic Sodo Park venue.  Sarah Rhoads did an exceptional job of capturing the beauty and whimsy of Kate & Nick, along with the ambiance at the wedding which was truly mesmerizing.  Tiffany Lowry, who always blows me away with her talents, did a stunning job on hair and makeup.
Kate and Nick’s ceremony was a tear jerker.  It included a candlelight vigil during their vows, a duet by Nick’s Death Cab for Cutie band mate, Ben Gibbard and his wife Zooey Deschanel of She & Him, as well as a moving performance by Chris Pierce.  The ceremony was officiated by Kate & Nick’s good friend and fellow musician, John Roderick.  Sodo Park was so full of love that I don’t doubt all of Seattle felt a little bit sweeter that night.  The admiration of their family and friends was overflowing during the hilarious, moving, kind toasts that were given to the couple.  Just one of many, many highlights of Kate & Nick’s wedding…
Did you catch it featured on Style Me Pretty yesterday? 

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“Best. Planner. Ever.” – Kate & Nick Harmer
Photography by: Sarah & Chris Rhoads
Venue: Sodo Park
Florist: Bella Signature Design
Hair/Makeup: Tiffany Lowry
Catering: Herban Feast
Cakes: Macrina Bakery
Invitation Design: Kate Harmer of Croak & Hum (the bride)
Letterpress: Spoon & Sailor
Kate’s Dress: Vera Wang
Kate’s Veil: Twigs & Honey
Kate’s Shoes: J.Crew
Bridesmaids Dresses: J.Crew
Calligraphy: Letters by Ellen

Wedding Advice | Thinking Outside of the {SHOE} Box.

If you search for Bridal Shoes online, you will find pages and pages of stores that specialize in various classic styles of white silk and satin shoes.  Just pick your style and your size and in 7-10 days it’s all yours.  Bam, done, cross it off your list of things to do.  Why has this become the standard?  Let’s apply a valuable lesson we learned in grade school and think outside of the box.  Bridal footwear options have come a long way since my mom wore bright white polyester platform pumps on her wedding day.  Have some fun with it!
With the right pair of shoes, a bride can express her sense of style through its shape, color and embellishments.  The added bonus is that you get to walk away {pun intended} from the best day of your life with a fabulous pair of shoes that will continue along your journey with you.
My own wedding shoes were a pair of Loeffler Randall peep-toes in baby-pink metallic leather and I’ve worn them quite a few times since our big day.  Yes, they were an investment piece, but I still love them as much, if not more, than I did at our wedding.  Their timeless style and craftsmanship will carry on for years to come and how great is it that I can reach for that box in my closet and wear them out to dinners, events or even our anniversary?  Ooh, I should wear them on Valentines Day this weekend!
Now, yes, I’m a sucker for an expensive shoe {I can’t help it, they’re drawn to me}, but there are plenty of budget-friendly, stylish choices out there that would be great alternatives to a classic bridal shoe.  Leather, feathers, tulle, crystals, booties or bows; jewel tone, pastel, saturated color, even black; there are hundreds of stunning options that will add a unique quality to your bridal fashion statement.  Explore your options before you check this one off your list!
Already married?  Planning a wedding and just found your dream shoes?  What’s your take on the subject?
Please note I resisted adding a single pair of Louboutin’s to the collection above.  That should serve as solid proof that I do not have an addiction. :)
Click on the Polyvore collection for information on where you can purchase any of the items.