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Wedding Sugar Palette #1104 | Frosty Seaside

It’s getting chilly out! This Inspiration Board brings out the glamour of winter weather, recalling dripping icicles and morning dew on a field of sea grass. The 1920s twist on fashion and furniture give the look a vintage elegance, dazzling with subtle sheen and silver sparkles. The modern color palette and surprising mix of accessories update this look for an unforgettable party overlooking a frosty landscape, just in time for the New Year!

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Wedding Sugar Palette #1103 | Hot Chocolate

Happy December, we’re officially in the heart of the holiday season! Today, a chic and polished inspiration board centered around a calf-length bridal gown, silver & gold accessories, and a playful hair-comb veil. The Ceremony would be followed by a chocolate filled Dessert Reception with artistic china and well-paired wines.

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Wedding Sugar Palette # 1101 | Pattern & Flow

There is a lot of contrast in this inspiration board that all blends well together. The soft flowy fabric and the structured pattern in the vases and furniture. The delicate pink and the strong blue. All so different but they can tell a beauty story when put together, well balanced and full of love.
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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 Sugar Palette #1012 | Canary Frost

A frosty and sophisticated palette with tons of personality.  The strength of neutral colors make this combination easy to design into an array of venues and landscapes. Canary yellow is a crisp bite of clean color, a stunning alternative to the usual holiday combinations.  A pop of deep red adds a kiss of winter warmth without becoming part of the decor.
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A Sugarcomb Halloween Wedding | Marissa & Andrew

Marissa and Andrew knew early on in their engagement that they were destined for a spectacular Halloween wedding.  They chose a warm color palette and a rustic, weathered venue, Sodo Park, that was perfect for a mild Fall day in Seattle.  Their wedding day was cold as expected, but turned out sunny and gorgeous although heavy rain had been in the forecast.  The majority of their guests were visiting from out-of-town and got to see our city at it’s Fall best.  After a beautiful ceremony and dinner, The Michael Benson Band put on a spectacular performance and Marissa & Andrew’s candy-filled guests packed the dance floor for hours.
 
 
 
Many thanks to:
Sarah Rhoads Photographers
Tiffany Lowry | Hair & Make Up
MUM Floral Design

Wedding Sugar Palette #1011 | Modern Nature

A sophisticated palette inspired by nature and clean modern lines.  The reception is modern and detailed with wooden accents, such as plates and chandeliers.  The bouquets and boutineers are made from white phalaenopsis orchids and bonsai trees add an adorable pop of nature to the tabletops.
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Sugarcomb Wedding | Danell & Chris

Chris asked Danell to marry him half way down a ski slope! :)
They live in Colorado and ventured back to Danell’s home town for their wedding.  On a warm sunny day, they married at St. Joseph, (my favorite church in Seattle, can you guess why?), and had their reception at Pike Place’s Top of the Market.  Full of personality, their wedding included a vibrant color palette and an ecstatic gathering of family and friends who danced through the night.  My favorite parts: bridesmaids who changed from pink pumps to pink flip-flops at the reception, burgers at Dick’s Drive-In, and a deliciously sweet ice cream bar.
Photos by: Red Fish Blue Fish Photography
Florist: Mum Floral Design
Cupcakes: Sugar Rush Baking Co.

Wedding Sugar Palette #1008 | Marry in Sperry

A daring combination at a carefree wedding by the water.  Perfect for a hot sunny day: flying kites, paper boats, and chic, comfortable bridesmaids wearing bright patent leather Sperry Top-Siders.  What more could you ask for? Your guests will remember how much fun they had at this whimsical event for a long time to come.
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Wedding Sugar Palette #1007 | Copper Show Stopper

Pops of copper, gold, peach and coral come together to create a dazzling array of warmth and glamor.  A trio of chandeliers over the center of the dance floor create a dramatic statement.  The flirty mix of bridesmaids dresses let your girls express their individuality while standing out in your color palette.

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Wedding Sugar Palette #1006 | Ace of Lace

This rich classic palette started with the luxurious bridesmaid dress.  At $7,660, the Oscar de la Renta black sequin embroidered lace dress is a show stopper!  Of course, unless you are planning your wedding with lottery winnings, it may be a bit of a stretch.  Considering it an inspiration piece, the ideas in this palette can be recreated on a budget.  I’m picturing a summer afternoon on a grassy tree lined field.  A canopy of black, ivory and white lace umbrellas hang from the branches above, they form an imaginary room and offer your guests shade from the sun. Pops of red and deep coral warm up the cool ivory and solid black staples.
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Wedding Sugar Palette #1005 | Sunset Blue

A warm evening, sunset ceremony, blue lanterns hanging from the trees.  The golden votives glow the color of the sky at the time of the ceremony all of the way through the night…
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Wedding Sugar Palette #1002 | Outstanding Orange

I love orange, a lot of people love orange, but it is one high maintenance color!  Easy to misuse, complicated to blend, quick to overwhelm.  So, what is one to do who must have orange in their wedding?  The key is to make it work with your palette, rather than against it.  Orange is best used with equally warm neutrals.  A warm cream and toasty charcoal are the perfect pair to tone down the powerful color and let it stand out as a beautiful pop of energy.
Below is my compilation of items that fit this perfect palette.  Flirty bridesmaids dresses, a fun Swarovski goldfish bracelet, and the star of the show is the amazingly flirty and fun Badgley Mischka ruffle flower t-strap sandal on the bottom right.  Delicious!

Wedding Sugar Palette #0904 | Everything is Golden

This week’s palette is warm and toasty for December, but would be fitting at anytime of year. Pulling from peacock feather tones, this acid gold and rich navy are a beautiful contrast that make for a bold and sophisticated statement.
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Wedding Sugar Palette #0903 | Dream Green

Christmas tree lots are popping up all over town right now. There is something about that rich green color that makes me so happy, no matter what time of year it is. Because it is such a powerful color, I paired our green with a few subtle pastels that would add much needed splashes of lighthearted color throughout a wedding. I would love to see this palette in a December reception, with bold green taffeta or silk table linens, silver vases filled with lush white bouquets, the tables glowing with gorgeous Glassybaby votives in an icy aqua color they call Cashmere. Sweet wintery perfection…
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Wedding Sugar Palette #0901 | The Premier

Lately, I’ve given a lot of thought as to what I can contribute to the wedding and events community through my blog, and have come up with a colorful solution! This morning, I’m very pleased to post the premier of “Sugar Palettes”. Each week, I will post a fresh new palette, specific to the time of year, the season and constantly evolving inspirations.
“Fall-ternative.”
We are well into Fall in Seattle. Although I’m happy to pull out my sweaters and warm slippers after a really hot summer, I usually can’t wait to get through these cold seasons and back to Spring again. When we think of Fall, it is so typical to envision a plethora of pumpkin oranges and yellows, brown leaves and dark reds. This palette above is my take on a softer side of the season. Growing up near the water, one of the first things you see when Fall hits is how dark the water gets before a good storm. I chose that deep sea blue as my starting point for this palette. To keep things warm I added a pale gold. This could be bridesmaids shoes, table linens and glistening flickering candelabras. I added a cool ballet pink for contrast and a warm cloudy off-white to ground the colors with. This would make for a comforting and elegant fall wedding, out of the box, but definitely not out of style.
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Emily & Sam | Bainbridge Blue Wedding by Sarah Rhoads Photographers

Their wedding was on one of the most beautiful days of September. These two are so in love, one of THE sweetest ceremonies I have ever seen. On a day full of great memories, my two favorite are Emily’s genuine happiness minutes before she went down the aisle, “Oh my gosh, I am so excited!”, and then the best recession song of all time, Queen – You’re my Best Friend. Enjoy the photos by the amazing Sarah Rhoads Photographers.