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…
Photography: Jasmine Star
Florist: MUM Floral Design
Cake: The SweetSide
Paper Goods: TKTJ Design
Custom Linens and Pillows: Susan’s Couture
Beauty: Tiffany Colors
Fashion Styling: Styled.Seattle
Rentals: ABC Special Event Rentals
Set Building: Caleo Quezner
Concept, Design & Floral Structure: Sugarcomb
As seen on Grey Likes Weddings and Jasmine Star Photography Blog
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.
I love these fun shots of Olita and Steve, one of our 2011 wedding season couples. I’ve had these photos for a while, they did their engagement shoot with Sarah Rhoads back in chilly April, so don’t be fooled by how comfortable Olita looks in her adorable sleeveless emerald green dress on the beach. :) The black + white shot below is so sweet and magical…Tiffany Colors.
I love this black + white photo! It’s just a quick peek at Galen and Jeff’s engagement session, one of our sweet summer wedding couples. I’m so excited for their upcoming big day.
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?
“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
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
I was blown away by one of my couple’s engagement shoots that Sarah Rhoads Photographers posted this morning. It has completely made my day; it’s so nice when that happens before breakfast. :) The mood they set with this shoot is absolutely stunning, these two are so in love. You can view the entire post on Sarah’s blog.
Hair & Makeup by Tiffany Lowry