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Featured in Seattle Met Bride & Groom | Private Party

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The new Summer/Fall issue of Seattle Met Bride & Groom came out in the beginning of July! We’re delighted to have done prop styling for their Private Party fashion shoot in the issue. Photographed by Alvin Nguyen, and edited/styled by Editor In-Chief Laura Cassidy, I had help from a talented group of vendors (Mum Floral Design, Ruth-Ann Ford Cakes & ConfectionsCapitello Wines) to set the scene…

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“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

We’re featured on Grey Likes Weddings today with Jasmine Star!

I was honored to be invited to be a part of photographer Jasmine Star‘s latest CreativeLive workshop on shooting an editorial. We worked together in the months leading up to April’s shoot – I designed a set for Jasmine to use in her class where she could show her students how a live editorial shoot works and what shots and techniques are important. Jasmine’s final images were chosen to be featured today on the Grey Likes Weddings blog! Yay! More images are on Jasmine’s site today as well, and I’ll share more in the future including inspiration sketches and design details. Click below to view Summer’s full post on Grey Likes Weddings.

Sugarcomb and Jasmine Star featured on Grey Likes Weddings

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

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.

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.

Wedding Sugar Palette #1004 | Barely Metallic

I’m writing this on a beautiful day, the sun is pouring in through the window on to my desk.  What a perfect time of year.  This color palette is very exciting in that it is the first I’m publishing (aside from real weddings) that I’ve had the chance to take from color palette, to inspiration board to an actual table-scape.
This was created for the annual Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC) / International Special Events Society (ISES) Table Top Design Competition which made for a wonderful day this past Monday.  Meghan Stoller from MUM Floral Design put together a stunning punch-bowl flower arrangement for the table.
Here is the inspiration board:
Click on the Polyvore collection to find out where you can purchase any of the items.
Inspired by bare tones of gold and cream, this color palette is easy on the eyes and intriguing to guests.  Hints of lavish sparkle round off this luxurious wedding design.
The elegant neutrals become the palettes strongest color tones while black acts as the bold base that grounds the concept.  This palette is for a bride and groom who have a flair for bold choices like a silver bridal gown and abalone chandeliers, and who want a timeless theme with modern glamor.
Photos by: Jack Young Photography