We were elated to hear that one of our favorite modern weddings from last year was going to be picked up by the one and only Style Me Pretty this week!!!!! We could hardly wait to show you this STUNNING modern yellow and grey affair! Hop on over to their style blog if you want to see it there, otherwise, read on!
We were so excited for Kristen and James’s downtown urban wedding in Seattle this October. They love and live in the city, so they wanted their celebration to feel like a Saturday night out downtown instead of a wedding, and the Palace Ballroom was the perfect choice. The affair was peppered with their love of art, music, and fashion: Kristen couldn’t wait to wear her fashionable Chie Miharas under her dress (they were a secret just for her and those who shared her affinity for amazing footwear, then she donned TOMS for the reception), the cake topper was a sweet touch of handmade whimsy found on Etsy, and their save-the-dates resembled concert tickets, one of the couple’s favorite hobbies.
Mercury votive holders, translucent shell chandelier, chic pottery vases and long white fabric curtains brought her love of Anthropologie to the wintery and cozy ballroom. Modern acrylic ghost chairs were chosen for a touch of glam for the guests during the ceremony.
For their “fabulous cocktail party” wedding (direct quote!), Kristen and James chose food stations boasting the delicious food of famous chef and restauranteur Tom Douglas. James was most looking forward to the artisan grilled cheese with ingredients such as chanterelle mushrooms and Mt. Townsend Cirrus cheese. They each had a signature drink that was so very them: James chose a delicious microbrew, and Kristen chose a swanky cherry blossom martini with cranberry garnish.
And finally, the cake. This cake NEEDS an introduction. White, smooth, and modern on the outside, it was everything beautiful and classy a wedding cake should be. Surrounded by little bite-sized deserts, it made for a beautiful arrangement, topped with a whimsical piece of art — a love tree (they LOVE handcrafted local art!). But inside? It’s a party! Kristen loves rainbows, so she couldn’t WAIT to unveil this little piece of happiness to her guests. She actually compared her cake to a mullet: business on the outside and party on the inside.
The celebration was beautiful and fun at the same time, and it was so VERY them! An urban cocktail party set in the heart of their beloved Seattle during the most romantic season of the year… fall! Congrats, you two! It’s been incredible having beers with you, shopping for tacky fridge magnets to swap, and being inspired by your art and concert poster collections! Can’t wait to show you my latest- I hope to pick up a good one at the Black Keys show next month
Kristen and Jame’s wedding was made up of talent from the following event peeps and designers:
Wedding Planning + Design: Married & More with Michelle
Floral Design + Decor: Bella Rugosa
Getting Ready Hotel: Hotel 1000
Officiant: Rich Sclafani
Wedding Venue: Palace Ballroom
Catering: Tom Douglas
Wedding Cake: Divine Confections
Wedding Invitations: Brittany Troxler
Save-the-Dates: MaeMae Paperie
Ghost Chairs + Linens: Pedersens Rentals
Accommodations: Hotel 1000
Hair, Makeup, and Lashes: Erin Skipley
Groom’s Suit: Nordstrom