Lauren & Alex’s Engagement Photos by Kristen Marie Photography


Lauren and Alex are one heck of a brilliant, kind hearted and adorable pair and I adored every minute of working with them on their wedding. Sugarcomb worked with Kristen Marie Photography a couple of weeks ago at Lauren and Alex’s wedding on San Juan Island. Before we get to those big day shots, here is a sweet sampling of their engagement shoot from a very sunny day in Seattle this spring. Lauren’s hair and makeup was styled by Jenny Bowker.











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

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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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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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 #1001 | Spring Fashion Inspiration

As a designer, I find inspiration everywhere. One of my favorite things to do is flip though the latest runway shows on I get crazy inspired by the latest shows; the textures, the colors, the hairstyles. On a recent drool-fest through the Sonia Rykiel Spring 2010 RTW show pictures knew I had to make a color palette out of a few of my favorite shots. The muted lilac, vibrant citrus and pops of bold, saturated colors are so rich and would look delicious whether in your closet, living room or at your wedding. Yum!
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Photographer: Marcio Madeira