Lauren and Griffin, the couple in this shoot, threw the last wedding in Seattle before all gatherings were shut down due to COVID-19. Had their celebration been planned for 12 hours later, it wouldn't have happened at all! This editorial shoot is an imagining of what their day could have been as a micro wedding. We pulled together a team of strong female owned businesses to create this wild garden dream complete with fine art details and modern designs.
The mixing of these two styles is something we at W&I call "funky fine art." The venue, Lairmont Manor, adds a little old world charm to the atmosphere that pairs perfectly with the voluminous blush ballgown from Nyzana Bridal while the three tiered ombre cake from Lady Grey, rose gold starburst like rings from Anueva Jewelry, and wild floral design from Petal & Posy add a touch of modern whimsy.
The ceremony space is set for an intimate affair with mixed soft seating from Fanciful Rentals in front of a beautiful fountain adorned with Petal & Posy's floral pieces, which appear to be growing out of the fountain and around the bride and groom. The pair ended their ceremony with a petal toss and made their way over to the lounge for a champagne tower of sparkling rose in a gorgeous garden-like setting. Following the champagne toast and mingling was a small dinner set up.
On the table we opted for classic blush and cream colors with traditional plates but we played around with textures - velvet table linen and napkins, vellum envelope place cards with pressed flowers - and fluffy floral centerpieces which were a unique twist on the ever popular garland table runner in the form of mixed pottery vessels running the length of the table. The menus from The Fancy Cat Studio were small booklets on handmade paper with a nod to the venue's wrought iron gate, tied with a sweet silk ribbon. This stunning design was also woven into the invitation suite as well. This whole look created a modern, wild garden feel that mimicked the ceremony design and creative lounge space.
Planning & Design: Willow & Ivy Events | Photography: Tetiana Photography | Florals: Petal & Posy | Venue: Lairmont Manor | Rentals: CORT Party Rental | Furniture: Fanciful Rentals | Dress: Nyanza Bridal | Paper Goods & Calligraphy: The Fancy Cat | Hair & Makeup: Hair by Alise | Jewelry: Anueva Jewelry | Linens: Bella Angel Boutique | Cake: Lady Grey