Brooke and Trevor were, beyond a doubt, the fresh faces of true love. It was an honor to work with this picture-perfect couple and their kind families. They chose to wed in the wintertime at the popular Herban Feast's Sodo Park in Seattle. The venue's rustic charm and soaring ceilings were perfect for their bohemian chic wedding theme (coined for the bride's relaxed yet classic taste). The VOWS team and many integral vendors (not to mention the dynamo DIY Mother-of-the-Bride Carrie) poured blood, sweat and a full Uhaul van(!) of details into making sure the bride's vision became a reality.
The talented Jose Villa was chosen to fly up from L.A. to photograph the celebration. It was a dream for Brooke to have Jose capture her special day, and with the help of a very special wedding gift from the bride's grandmother, Jose was on hand to work his magic.
Photography by Jose Villa Photography | Planning + Event Design: VOWS Wedding & Event Planning | Location: SoDo Park/Herban Feast Catering | Hair & Makeup: Salon Maison | Bridal Gown: Pronovias, La Belle Elaines | Floral Design: Anna's Flowers | Vintage Rentals + Decor: Vintage Ambiance | Rentals: Rented Elegance | Entertainment: Good Times DJ | Lighting: Greenlight Event Design | Cake: Hoffman's Bakery | Cake Topper: Over the Top Hat Studios Videography: Urban Vid | Wedding Programs: Makewells Etsy Shop | Photo Booth: 321 Foto Booth
Following in her mother's footsteps, Brooke chose a long, lace, sweetheart gown by Pronovias that showed off her beauty along with her stylish innocence.
The ceremonial cake was a sweet and simple two tier round cake with brushed buttercream frosting. The small cake was topped off with a bird's nest and a miniature "Mr. & Mrs." banner by Over the Top Hat Studios.
Guests found their escort cards in an old-fashioned mail sorter; veils and photos of family weddings were displayed; a photo booth kept things lighthearted for guests, with props displayed in a stack of vintage suitcases next to an old camera.
Brooke carried a soft combination of ivory garden roses, accented with silver tones of eucalyptus, Dusty Miller, succulents and white ranunculuses. The bridal bouquet was hand-tied with lace cut from a swatch of her mother's wedding dress.
The color scheme remained neutral with only one burst of yellow--the groom's boutonniere was a sunflower, his favorite flower that he selected.
Bridesmaids carried bundles of lavender to accent their countrified dresses --all were different, short and textured with matching boots of their choice.
A very rustic, bleached wood structure served as the ceremony altar. It was adorned with hanging blooms of roses, hydrangea, soft greenery, candles and curly willow. The aisle was flanked by tall silver buckets of baby's breath, perfect clouds leading the young couple up the aisle.
Centerpieces were a one-of-a-kind collection by the mother-of-the-bride. Trips to antique shops were made throughout the year to gather enough to dress twenty-six dining tables. The eclectic centerpieces were placed on custom burlap runners with hand torn ribbons of fabric on the ends that softened the look. Each Chiavari chair was also accented with these frayed ribbons.
When the truck pulled up for loading all the boxed details of the day, we realized what the team had accomplished for this family. We knew they would be cherishing this special memory for generations to come.