Tag Archives: Seattle

Garden Shoot with Betsey Johnson

Jeff & Maggie got married at the courthouse in Seattle but met with their photographer Dana Pleasant a couple of weeks later to do this rad photo shoot. Maggie wore this beautiful Betsey Johnson dress that she also wore the day they got married. She really wanted some great photos in it – what an excuse! The trio headed to the international district to Kobe Terrace, which is a community garden.

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Monochrome Magic

Karl & Stacia’s monochrome and magic wedding took place in Seattle. The black & white palate with the vintage touches had me at hello. So much love and such great photography from Benj & Maddie (remember them?)

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Anglophile

One word…Eeeeeeek!

I am so excited about this wedding. Not only because it’s photographed by one of my favourite photographers, Ben Blood; not only because the couple, Diane & Adam are super cool, lovely and stylish; but because even though the couple are both American and the wedding took place at Lairmont Manor in Bellingham, WA, they expressed their love of all things British with a fabulous English themed wedding.

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Anglophile

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One word...Eeeeeeek! I am so excited about this wedding. Not only because it's photographed by one of my favourite photographers, Ben Blood; not only because the couple, Diane & Adam are super cool, lovely and stylish; but because even though the couple are both American and the wedding took place at Lairmont Manor in Bellingham, WA, they expressed their love of all things British with a fabulous English themed wedding. Diana told me all about their retro, funky, British punk rock day: My dress was from Les Habitudes on Robertson Boulevard in L.A.They specialize in getting a lot of their dresses from European designers that they bring in under their label, so most of their dresses are one of a kind. My shoes were Alexander McQueen and the hair comb I wore was a Victorian antique. The necklaces are by Pyrrha, in Vancouver B.C. Their bronze pendants are made from 19th century wax seal molds. The ones I chose say "My life is a prayer," "While I breathe I hope", and" Love conquers all." The blue seal ring on my finger was one I had from Anthropologie. The jacket I wore to leave the wedding is from All Saints in the UK. My bridesmaids are wearing runway dresses from BCBG. Our hair was all done by Shawn Wright, the owner of Ryan Chanel Hair in Anacortes WA. She researched runway shows of Vivienne Westwood and Alexander McQueen for days before and we also channeled a bit of Helena Bonham-Carter's impeccable style. My husband Adam wore a custom grey suit we had made at Nordstrom and grey patent leather Italian loafers. His groomsmen were all wearing tweed vests and hats from J. Crew with "The Who" edition converse all stars because Adam had always wanted Chucks in his wedding. All our music was all British. I walked down to the theme song from "Love Actually," we danced out to Queen's "Don't Stop me Now," and Adam sang Coldplay's "Fix You" in the ceremony. Our band for the reception was Garage Voice from Seattle. We went with our overt Anglophile theme because I'm in love with London and theatre, so Adam flew me there for a weekend in March and proposed in front of Big Ben. We went back in June and collected tube station signs in Notting Hill for the tables, as well as teacups and pots from all over the world. Most of the hanging flags were from WWII. We're planning on moving to London someday soon.

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Over the Moon

Photographer Ben Blood’s weddings are always kick ass and loved by seemingly the whole of blog land! So when I asked him if I could be the one to share Erin & Erik’s wedding and he said YES! I was over. the. moon!

Just soak up the calm, the beauty and the love…

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Roller Derby Bride

This roller derby bride (who met her friend and photographer Lilly whilst playing roller derby for the Rat City Rollers in Seattle) married her long term boyfriend at a 1920’s/1930’s Bonnie & Clyde inspired wedding in Kubota Gardens, a Japanese garden in Seattle.  The entire wedding party was in vintage 1930’s garb, as were many of the guests. A getaway car in the form of a 1930’s hot rod was provided by a good friend of Randi and Todd’s: Jerry Chinn, who is a local prop house owner and collector of vintage vehicles.  He was kind enough to pull over a couple of times so the photographer could get some really great shots of them with the car. The reception was at a neighborhood watering hole called Calamity Jane’s where jambalaya and collard greens were served and square dancing ensued.

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Eerie.

Remember when I told you green dresses were in?! Well that exact thing is what drew me to this amazing photo shoot at Clise Mansion in Seattle. The models brought their own clothes and the girl in the green gown actually found it in a vintage store in Portland. I love the misty, foggy and eerie setting of these.

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