black and white wedding photography

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.

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wedding toasts at the palace ballroomwedding cake and cupcakes at a yellow and grey weddingAnd 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.

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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 Photography: Laurel McConnell Photography assisted by the lovely Rebecca Ellison

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

DJ: Injoy Entertainment

Ghost Chairs + Linens: Pedersens Rentals

Accommodations: Hotel 1000

Wedding Dress: Enzoani via Luly Yang

Hair, Makeup, and Lashes: Erin Skipley

Groom’s Suit: Nordstrom

Custom Rings: Green Lake Jewelry Works + Fremont Jewelry Design