As a former ballerina myself, when we were approached by Emi Fujii Photography to do a ballet inspired shoot, I knew we couldn't say no. A design quickly came together in my mind; it would be a dreamy, light and airy shoot that would feature soft pinks, dove gray, and lots of greenery. But first we needed the perfect space, which is where Rainier Chapter House came into the picture. With it's walls of windows, old world architecture and hardwood floors, it was just what we had been looking for. It fit the ballet inspired aesthetic to a T. The other elements quickly fell in to place after that including a real life ballerina posing as the bride with her real life husband and daughter as the groom and flower girl. What could be more perfect than that?!
Loose florals from Dandy Flower Co complemented the gauzy linen runner, blush plates and gray tile place cards on the intimate sweetheart table set for 2. The florals had a slightly whimsical yet soft and ethereal feel to them. With crawling greenery on the venue wall and loose textured florals in the bouquet and centerpiece, the dreamy feel flowed through each bloom. For the cake, Eat More Cake created a simple design with a beautiful ribbon and floral detail which looked as dreamy as it tasted!
The paper goods from incorporated the soft pinks of the shoot, but paired them with a modern calligraphy style to add a little contrast. The lounge set up featured pieces from Wander Event Rentals, and lent to the soft, romantic nature of the shoot. As the model is a ballerina herself, we wanted the dress choice to mimic that of a ballerina's tutu without having her wear an actual tutu. We went with a strappy Sarah Seven gown complete with an English net tulle skirt. She then paired the dress with her own pointe shoes to complete the ballet inspired look. And don't miss this feature on Hey Wedding Lady!
Photography: Emi Fujii Photography | Design & Styling: Willow & Ivy Events | Floral Design: Dandy Flower Co| Wedding Cake: Eat More Cake | Wedding Dress: The Dress Theory Seattle | Hair: Urbanista Weddings | Makeup Artist: Bethany Yackel Beauty | Event Rentals: Wander Event Rentals | Linen Rentals: Nettle Textiles | Ribbon: Hey! It’s Oh, So Pretty | Stationery: Santa Fe Paper Co. | Videography: Silver Screen Weddings | Models: McKenna Herzog & Mark Herzog | Venue: DAR Rainier Chapter House
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