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Sugarcomb Wedding | Olita & Steve

Olita & Steve’s wedding made it into our galleries and onto Style Me Pretty quite a while back, but never officially hit our blog…so here we go! This gorgeous couple was the sweetest and they filled their wedding with lots of yellow pops, grey accents and fun DIY projects including homemade limoncello favors.

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Wedding Planning: Sugarcomb
Floral Design: Metropolitan Market
Ceremony Location: Kubota Garden
Ceremony Music: Windsong Trio
Reception Location: 415 Westlake
Reception Music: Events with Integrity
Beauty: Tiffany Colors
Photography: Sarah Rhoads (who has since retired from wedding photography)

Featured in Seattle Bride Magazine

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It was a thrill to contribute to a Seattle Bride design editorial that is featured in their current issue (pages 104 – 114). Paper Parade  uses bright colors to display new concepts of how to incorporate paper goods into your wedding, “…from playful centerpieces to patterned backdrops and chandeliers, creative new uses for paper are grabbing the spotlight.”

I designed and hand-painted a graphic yellow backdrop for one of the photographs. The idea could be customized and used as a backdrop for a dessert or escort card table. It was so much fun to collaborate with Seattle Bride! Many thanks to Megan Arpin and Brittany Allen for their work on the shoot. It was photographed for the magazine by Hayley Young.

Seattle Bride's Paper Parade, Sugarcomb Backdrop

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.
Click on the Polyvore collections to find out where you can purchase any of the items.

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.
 Click on the Polyvore collections to find out where you can purchase any of the items
 
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 #1008 | Marry in Sperry

A daring combination at a carefree wedding by the water.  Perfect for a hot sunny day: flying kites, paper boats, and chic, comfortable bridesmaids wearing bright patent leather Sperry Top-Siders.  What more could you ask for? Your guests will remember how much fun they had at this whimsical event for a long time to come.
Click on the Polyvore collection to find out where you can purchase any of the items.

Wedding Sugar Palette #1005 | Sunset Blue

A warm evening, sunset ceremony, blue lanterns hanging from the trees.  The golden votives glow the color of the sky at the time of the ceremony all of the way through the night…
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Wedding Sugar Palette #0904 | Everything is Golden

This week’s palette is warm and toasty for December, but would be fitting at anytime of year. Pulling from peacock feather tones, this acid gold and rich navy are a beautiful contrast that make for a bold and sophisticated statement.
Click on the Polyvore collection for information on where you can purchase any of the items.