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Sugarcomb Wedding | Galen & Jeff by Sarah Rhoads Photographers

Galen and Jeff are sweet and stylish. In my consultation with the East Coast couple, the bride and I discovered that we grew up just a neighborhood apart and attended the same high school. The pair returned to their hometown of Seattle to share their wedding with family and friends in venues that are as beautiful as they are nostalgic for the couple. Galen and Jeff married on a gorgeous August day at St. Joseph, one of my favorite churches. They created a wedding as sophisticated as it was organic, with vintage inspired colors, florals and decor. Their reception took place at The Seattle Tennis Club on glistening Lake Washington…

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Photography: Sarah Rhoads Photographers
Ceremony: St. Joseph
Reception: Seattle Tennis Club
Florist: McKenzie Powell Designs
Entertainment: Wave Link Music
Beauty: Christina Rose of Lux Agency

Wedding Design Tip | Tell a Visual Story

Planning a wedding can easily turn into a shopping spree.  “I love this and this and this…!”  It’s so easy to do, you pick everything you fall in love with: dresses, shoes, invitations, linens, decor, etc.  When you take a step back and look at all of your choices as a whole, as they will be seen on your wedding day, do they all tell the same story?  Not everything has to match, but in order to throw a wedding that visually captures your guests and could be wedding blog or magazine-worthy, the design must be consistent.  You should be able to hold any of your choices up to another and they should make the same statement.  Telling a story is a phrase I’ve heard countless times as a designer; it’s like a theme, but more so, it portrays a feeling in a moment.  It visually tells viewers about a person, a time, a place and an emotion, without speaking a single word.  It is the easiest way to captivate an audience, to throw a wedding that becomes known for it’s details, and to help you keep your choices manageable as you plan your big day.
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Here are two examples of different stories.  Notice the feeling the groups create, what kind of bride & groom would each of these stories portray?  What would the guests experience?  They both tell two very different stories, but both are beautiful…
What story will you tell at your wedding?

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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