Friday, January 23, 2009

Seattle Wedding Mood Board {Natural Spring Wedding}

This is one of my favorite weddings of the past year, due in part to the awesome couple! I worked with Kim & Dave to take a raw venue - Golden Gardens Beach House - and do it up with an eclectic chartreuse and chocolate color palate that they selected. This is a perfect example of working with a venue rather than against it. The raw brick walls and natural wood beams were complimented with touches such as a paper lantern chandelier above the bar and a variety of plants were used in lieu of floral centerpieces. Moss, greens and the fern curl were used throughout for continuity. Just look how natural and gorgeous it all turned out (again, due in part to Kim & Dave)! You can see more in the current issue of Seattle Bride Magazine under the title of Team Spirit.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Creative Inspirations {Reception Art}

Trying to come up with a way to spice up your reception with art? How about having your first "real" piece of art for your new home together painted of the biggest celebration of your life! You can now hire wonderful artists to come and compose a scene of your reception while it's going on. The bonus is that the painter becomes a wonderful "performance artist" of sorts for your guests to watch throughout the evening. Here I hired local artist Kelly Lyles to do just this with beautiful results. Check out her art here

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Seattle Wedding Trends {Modern Crafty}

Simply Wed designed a table for the 2009 Washington ABC and ISES Table Top Competition, which took place on January 12th at the Columbia Tower Club. Our table was called Modern Crafty and Simply Wed took home one of the big awards of the night - Best Verbal Trend / Theme Presentation.

The DIY (Do-It-Yourself) trend is hot right now, and this table focuses on how to keep those crafty wedding ideas modern and fabulous! More and more brides are exploring the DIY trend to create a wedding that is uniquely theirs and cost-effective at the same time. This look is perfected with a mix of patterns, textures and colors that creates a lush and captivating tablescape. With a combination of professional ideas and elements that you can make yourself - from the printed goods to the favors to the centerpiece - unique crafty items make a lovely and eclectic table that is sure to charm your wedding guests.

Thank you to Jack Young for professionally photographing all of the wonderful crafty details!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Seattle Wedding Awards {Best Wedding Under $30K}

I am so proud to announce another award of recognition for Simply Wed! I won the Washington Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC) "Best Wedding Under $30K" for the 2nd year in a row. It is so thrilling, as I know how each year it becomes harder and harder to do a fabulous wedding in this price range in Seattle. Check out the Story Board I made for the winning wedding of lovely couple Brittany & Brian.

Simply Wed Features in Current Mags

Check out some of Simply Wed's recent 2008 weddings in the latest issues of Seattle Bride Magazine (Team Spirit, pg. 62) and Seattle Metropolitan Bride & Groom (Real Weddings: Morris & Schmidt, pg. 58). Enjoy!