Funky Blue Mini Wedding: Rainier Chapter House


Creative inspiration comes from a plethora of places. It could be a color palette, a place, a feeling. For this editorial, it was a fabric. A blue and white watercolor floral suit to be exact. The groom’s attire was the first piece of the puzzle for this creative team. From there, a fine art feel with an edgy punch blossomed into a soft ethereal tablescape with bright blue hues and rich berries kicked up a notch with black flatware and black and white leather menu booklets and tassel place cards from Texture & Tequila. Let’s start with those place cards. Classic fine art postcards feature a vellum overlay with handmade black leather tassels and modern calligraphy. This combination of classic, fine art, modern, and edgy is the epitome of what this wedding day is all about.


The juxtaposition between the classic Daughters of the American Revolution Rainier Chapter House venue with it’s regal columns and green gardens and the bride’s modern beaded wedding gown and high black leather booties creates such magic! Add in the couple’s tattoos, the leather vow books, and the modern acrylic signage spray painted black and you have a polished yet edgy wedding design that is totally on brand with the couple’s personality.


Sarah Harris Photography captured everything in film to create such a dreamy aesthetic. Not only were there blueberry champagne cocktails but the black pepper chai cake from Sift and Gather was a stunner. With custom sugar paper watercolor flowers, a layer of white florals, and a black buttercream topper you can’t go wrong! Not only is it beautiful but absolutely delicious!


On the table you will find two fluffy floral centerpieces from Petal and Vine accented with bowls of various blue fruits to keep the color story alive and well. The blue patterned salad plates from Balancing Balloons add a little pop to the table with those crazy cool leather menus and place cards tying it all together.

Photographer: Sarah Harris Photography | Film Lab: Richard Photo Labs | Designer & Planner: Willow & Ivy Events | Floral Designer: Petal & Vine | Dress Designer: ASOS | Rentals: Balancing Balloons | Venue: DAR Rainier Chapter House | Cake Designer: Sift & Gather | Hair & Make-up Artist: Michelle Wight Makeup Artistry | Paper Goods & Calligraphy: Texture & Tequila | Models: Gregory and Chalayia