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“High Fashion Wedding Photography” Styled Shoot with Brett Florens

This past fall we had the pleasure of working with South African photographer Brett Florens, and the online education company creativeLIVE. Brett taught a 3-day creativeLIVE course for photographers wanting to break into high-end, high-fashion styled wedding photography. Sugarcomb was brought in to create his set designs, including a bridal suite and ceremony, which were used as part of the live classroom experience.

The vision was to create sets that looked feminine, elegant, luxurious, and dramatic. To achieve this, we started with a color palette of blush pink, coral, gold, and crisp white. We incorporated elements with different textures – organza, crystals, sequins, velvet, and metallics – to add visual richness and a feeling of modern luxury. It all came together with oversized orchid-filled arrangements and lush garden rose bouquets from July Floral Design.

We were privileged to collaborate with a talented team of producers, production assistants, prop managers, and wedding professionals who helped bring our vision to life in the studio. Here are some of our favorite images that Brett shot during the live class.

Design: Sugarcomb
Photography: Brett Florens
Flowers: July Floral Design
Rentals: Pedersen’s

Sugarcomb Wedding | Gary & Gilbert

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Gary and Gilbert were married in downtown Seattle at The Sorrento this past December. These handsome grooms had us at hello with stunning dreams for their wedding day. One of the first things they said to us when we started working together was that they wanted their guests to be completely “Wowed!” by their wedding. They wanted the event to feel elegant and sophisticated, but also be memorable and personal. And above all else, one big (dance) party! We figured out pretty early on that designing their wedding was going to be just plain fun.

As we do with every couple, we asked about their story and what made them excited about their wedding day. It could not have been a sweeter story. Gary met Gilbert on a blind date shortly after they had each moved to Seattle, Gary from Idaho and Gilbert from Utah. Neither of them was quite sure how well their first date had gone, but 15 years later that date would become their wedding day. That’s right, they got married on the 15th anniversary of their first date. Total heartmelt.

During the design process we learned about their love for traveling and used this as a springboard for ideas. They already had a color palette of classic black and white, to which we added accents of glittery gold, warm greys and amber. We looked to Paris, their favorite international city, for inspiration on how to tie it all together. The twinkle and sparkle of candlelight, the metallic shine of gold and sequin linen gave a nod to the name “City of Lights”. The hand painted window signs often seen in Parisian storefronts were represented by the calligraphic style of the custom table numbers, signs and name cards. The architectural details of building facades and interiors were matched in the patterned table linens. And to top it all off, guests signed vintage Paris postcards as their guestbook.

Everything about that evening turned out beautifully, but nothing could compare to the joy and love shared by the guests and happy couple. It was definitely amazing and we were the ones “Wowed!” by Gary and Gilbert’s open hearts and dance moves.

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Wedding Design: Tara Lee with Sugarcomb
Photography: James Moes
Venue / Catering: The Sorrento
Florist: Ravenna Bloom
Cake: The SweetSide
Day-of Paper Goods: Sugarcomb
Entertainment: Integral DJs

Sugarcomb Wedding Featured on Green Wedding Shoes!

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We’re so excited to have the wedding of our own Tara (Sugarcomb’s Design & Coordination Lead), and her husband Nathan, featured on GreenWeddingShoes.com today! The wedding took place last August at Old Chaser Farm on Vashon Island and was photographed by Julie Harmsen Photography. Check out the feature here!

 Stay tuned for our full post with more photos and our vendor list in the next week…

Sugarcomb Welcomes Tara Lee | Planning & Design Lead!

 

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I am delighted to officially announce that Sugarcomb has grown and welcomed an amazing talent, Tara Lee, into the role of Design & Coordination Lead!

Tara is a Seattle designer with over ten years of experience in Visual Communication Design and Event Planning. Working for interior design studios, brand agencies, and beauty companies have helped her develop a sincere and passionate approach to design. She has a creative eye for heartfelt details that resonate with clients’ unique vision for their wedding day. Her belief that wedding design is meant to tell a couple’s story, evoke emotion, and inspire beauty are just a few reasons why Tara clicks so well with Sugarcomb. Tara is all around an amazing person to know and work with;  her sense of humor, understanding and overall magnificence have made her time here already such perfection.

Welcome, welcome, Tara! Sugarcomb is so lucky to have you in the family!

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Want to know more about Tara and what she’s working on? Follow her wedding inspiration images on Pinterest, and find her here, on Instagram and Twitter.