Jen and Theo were married in August at the picturesque Seattle Tennis Club set on Lake Washington in the Madison Park neighborhood. With a crisp view of Mount Rainier in the background it was the perfect setting for their Seattle destination wedding. Family and friends flew in from around the country for a weekend filled of activity. What makes their celebration very dear to my heart is that they are two of my closest friends and not only was I the planner, I was also the maid of honor. My sister Alana, was a bridesmaid as well and my husband and parents were guests. It was a family affair and such an amazing day to be a part of.
Now onto details and the fabulous team of vendors involved. Photos by my talented friend Laura Totten.
Jen and Theo were a dream couple to help. They are madly in love and wanted the day to reflect each of them and embrace their family and friends. Theo is an architect and loves clean modern design while Jen leans towards a romantic style. She is a "girly girl" through and through and I lover her for it. We blended both elements throughout the details from her flowing Alvina Valenta gown and abundance of hydrangea floral on her stationary and on guest tables created by Bella Rugosa to the sleek Seattle skyline logo stamped on CD favors doubling as escort cards and the structured bite size dessert bar by Jen's Desserts.
The morning began at the stylish W Hotel in downtown Seattle where Alana (my sis) who is a hair and makeup artist (and normally my wedding day assistant) worked her magic with Jen as we relaxed in the room drinking Starbucks and listening to some classic Britney Spears.
After taking pics at the hotel we hopped in a shuttle to Pike Place Market and Post Alley, a special area of the city to Jen and Theo where they enjoy restaurants, shopping and art.
Invitation designer, Chris Griffith, made an elegant stationary suite featuring hydrangeas and their color palate of chartreuse green, black and white, which paired beautifully with the atmosphere in the Tennis Club. Chris is uber creative and so meticulous in her work. I love that even the stamp is custom.
The ceremony took place on the club's waterfront lawn. Bright green kermit mums were placed on chairs and the aisle was completely covered in white rose petals for a lush look.
After the i do's guests mingled on the lawn, sipped on fresh mojitos and nibbled on dungeness crab cakes.
The sun started to set and guests were called to dinner inside the club's ballroom for a feast of filet mignon and halibut.
Their dessert bar is my favorite to date! Every creation Jen's Desserts makes is delish and has its own artistic touch. Guests devoured the array of cake, mini chocolate fudge cupcakes, key lime cheesecake tarts and sugar cookies.
Austin Beaver spun their favorite records and kept the crowd dancing late into the night while Laura opened up a photo booth with plenty of Seahawks props and sliders and sweet potato fries were dished up. Jen's adorable nephew even gave us a break dancing performance which was a huge hit!
Huge kudos to my assistant Tanya for coordinating the day and doing such a fabulous job!
I love you guys! Can't wait to meet the new addition to your family this Spring and be an auntie.
venue Seattle Tennis Club
photographer Totten Photography
floral and decor Bella Rugosa
string trio Bella Trio
DJ Austin Beaver
cake and desserts Jen's Desserts
linens BBJ Linen
save-the-date Izzy Girl
invitations and wedding day stationary Chris Griffith
candy favors Fran's salted caramel chocolates - to die for!
bridal gown Alvina Valenta at La Belle Elaines
wedding ring Alana Jewelry
bridesmaid dresses White House Black Market
tuxes Tuxedo Club
getting ready & wedding night hotel W Hotel
transportation Beeline Tours
rehearsal dinner Volterra
on-site hair and makeup artist - Alana Bernard (my sis) - contact information available upon request.
wedding day on-site massage - Barbara Bernard, LMP (my mamma) - contact information available upon request.