Summer Wedding in Ballard

Katelyn and Josh got married this summer in Ballard, Washington.  Lucky for me, Katelyn’s aunt is a great friend & neighbor of mine on Whidbey Island – and a retired wedding planner.  It was fun to work with her on this wedding.

Katelyn has classic tastes.  Her beautiful lace gown deserved a strong yet simple bouquet.  I used creamy ‘Vendela’ Roses with a collar of Magnolia leaves.  I love how the cinnamon colored indumentum (fancy word for fuzz!) on the back of the leaves pulled out the cream in her dress.  I had a hard time selecting the best of Jason Hick’s many beautiful photos so I’ve used 3!

image of bridal bouquetimage of bride with rose bouquetimage of bridal bouquet with rose and magnoliaWe lined the aisle with little cones of Baby’s Breath.  They hung from the pews on sheer gold ribbons.  Very sweet and romantic.

image of pew cone with babys breathHere’s a funny part:  we hadn’t planned to do much for the actual altar.  I did have some extra flowers though, and the church had some arrangements left from an earlier event.  So we repurposed them into flowers for Katelyn & Josh!  I just removed the existing yellow flowers, added the peach Dahlias and Roses that were left from the reception flowers and voila!.  Pretty good teamwork – I wish I knew who did the original arrangements!

image of wedding centerpieceThe reception was at Leif Erikson Lodge – one of those great historic spots in Ballard, an original old hall that is now nestled between 2 newer buildings.  It’s a spot with lots of old Ballard, Nordic character that can accomodate a large group (I think this reception was about 150 people!).  Katelyn had fallen in love with the idea of floral centerpieces placed within gilded vintage frames.  We warmed the colors up from the creams and golds of the ceremony to include ambers and peach.  I used lots of locally grown Dahlias, plus Roses, Hydrangea, Snowberry, and Alstroemeria.  The colors were lovely with the woodwork of the hall.  Isn’t the light in these photos pretty?

SONY DSCpeach wedding centerpiece with dahlia, rose, hydrangea, snowberry, alstroemeriapeach dahlia wedding centerpiece in glass cube vase

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