Dusty Blue Winter Wedding Inspiration

This has to be one of our FAVORITE shoots ever. The whole shoot was built around an ethereal, romantic feel that was involved modern touches in order to highlight the design of today's brides. But this inspiration truly is not about the bigger picture, it's all about the details; each piece of this shoot was chosen and curated specifically. Courtney Bowlden Photography photographed each and every detail, capturing the love of this real couple while also highlighting the overall design.

We often feel that styled shoots can sometimes be hard to picture when translating to a real wedding. Because of this, we decided to include a full ceremony set up, complete with guests and an officiant so brides and grooms to be can really get a feel for what their whole wedding day would look like! The pair exchanged beautiful rings, handmade by a local Seattle artist Jennifer of Anueva Jewelry. We featured a maid of honor, a best man, and the cutest little puppy ring bearer you ever did see! He sported a greenery collar and really stole the show! He posed like he owned the place and was the sweetest addition to the day.


We really wanted to opt for unique, hand crafted details. One of our favorite would have to be the mini cake place cards. Each one was handcrafted by Nancy of Saltadena and frosted in the most beautiful dusty blue watercolor design. They were then topped with marble "cake topper" place cards lettered by Baylie of Santa Fe Paper Co. Each one sat on the guests plates atop a running dusty blue velvet table linen from Party Crush Studio. A matching larger cake was also featured and included climbing greenery which mimicked that of the ceremony floral pieces and hanging installation over the dinner table, all done by Bonnie of Petal & Posy. Those weren't the only floral pieces either! Bonnie created dream bouquets and centerpieces (YES! Multiple of each!) full of amazing summer florals. You can spot lush, blooming peonies, beautiful ranunculus, and roses.

Another amazing piece that we can't stop swooning over would have to the be the paper goods. The invitation suite featured a venue sketch featured on the invite and on the envelope liner. And don't miss the muslin menu. It is so different from a traditional menu card or poster for those couples looking for something a unique. Speaking of unique, the furniture from Fanciful Rentals lent a romantic, whimsical vibe to the set up. With mismatched ceremony chairs that transferred to dinner chairs, a killer blue and white vintage rug, and a dreamy couch you can't go wrong!

Photography: Courtney Bowlden Photography | Event Design & Planning: Willow & Ivy Events | Florals Petal & Posy | Cake: Saltadena | Calligraphy & Paper Goods: Santa Fe Paper Co. | Furniture Rentals: Fanciful Rentals | Dress: Sweet Caroline | Jewelry: Anueva Jewelry | Linens: Party Crush Studio | Tabletop Rentals: CORT Party Rental | Hair & Makeup: Jessica Rockwell | Venue: Generations | Models: Kahla Perry & Rechelle Lewis

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