Friday, June 20, 2008

Real Weddings: Lara + Brad

I had so much fun planning with Lara. First of all, I knew we were off to a good start when she plopped herself down with a Guinness at our first consultation. What a great beginning. And, she has such a sense of her own style and stays true to it. The result? A gorgeous day at The Sunset Club (a beautiful private Seattle club built in the 1920's), in shades of vibrant orange, deep dark purple, bright "cymbidium" green, and ivory, with fabulous accents such as feathers and pods--all with a nod to an earlier design aesthetic.
All photos by Every Moment Photo. (Thank you so much Jen and Adam! Your work is just stunning). And of course, flowers from Fiore Blossoms. Enjoy!
Fashion first. A custom Cicada dress, feathered hairpiece from Pam, and brilliant sunset colored parasols from Bella Umbrella.

Washington really does offer some great photo ops. Have great umbrellas? The weather will usually comply and give you a reason to use them! And want an interesting place to shoot photos? Our ferries can't be beat! Love the lacrosse team they ran into...

Lara and her maid's bouquets pulled the whole palette in and set the stage for all of the color to come! Brad's bout had pods and a dark calla from Lara's bouquet.

One word. Precious.

A wonderful shot of the ballroom at the Sunset Club. The antique Italian chandeliers are breathtaking in person, and the hand painted murals cover every wall surface.

The reception featured two centerpiece designs--tall for drama in ivory and purple, and low for more color in orange and green. The long head table had draped smilax vine and flower clusters, with the bridal party flowers and mint julep cups of orange roses and scabiosa pods.

Lara's friend made the gorgeous chocolate cake with faux bois chocolate frosting, white chocolate birch bark, and sweet birds from Ann Wood.

The best detail might have been the last...Lara's dad surprised her with an accordion serenade!

Want to see more? Check out the rest here.


cara said...

Was this the wedding that had the orange Ann Wood bird? It's gorgeous and Lara's dress is just fabulous!

Beautiful florals, as ever!

Alexa Johnson said...

P&P--Yes! Those sweet birdies. (I've been the watching the progress on yours by the way, and they are darling!). Thanks for the flower compliment as well.

Maryam in Marrakesh said...

Those bouquets are just so beautiful.

Alexa Johnson said...

Thanks Maryam--for visiting, and the sweet compliment.

Fifi Flowers said...

HOW fun working on weddings! This looks fabulous! You're GOOD!

Alexa Johnson said...

Aw, are good to ME!

Anonymous said...

her bouquet is beautiful! as are the others, but the bride's definitely stands out!