Vintage Coral and Turquoise Wedding Decor and Floral Ideas on the Shores of Lake Michigan

Today we have a gorgeous wedding inspiration shoot to share with you. Created by Summer Jean Photography and White Dress Events , both of Holland, Michigan; it reflects their love of Michigan’s beautiful lakes, vintage decor, and pretty peonies. The the vintage coral and turquoise wedding decor ideas feel like summer and romance all rolled into one, and I love how the floral motif practically jumps off the floral arrangements right onto the beautiful papers and vintage plates!

Vintage Coral and Turquoise Wedding Decor and Floral Ideas on the Shores of Lake Michigan

From West Michigan wedding photographer, Summer Osborn of Summer Jean Photography : It all began one evening when Cassie Celestin of White Dress Events and I we were meeting for coffee and the cafe experienced a power outage. Even that could not stop us from talking about wedding details that we love and how it would be fun to plan a styled shoot together, even if it meant sitting in the dark! Then and there, we decided we would do an inspiration/styled shoot including all of our favorite things – romance, anything vintage, and the nearby shores of Lake Michigan. We did the shoot at Holland State park, with our real life couple, Amanda and Bryan, who are getting married this July!

Vintage Coral and Turquoise Wedding Decor and Floral Ideas on the Shores of Lake Michigan

Vintage Coral and Turquoise Wedding Decor and Floral Ideas on the Shores of Lake Michigan

We wanted to feature our beautiful lakeshore area and wanted to show couples how they could have a beach wedding without the typical sand and seashells motif. We immediately went to work on planning our shoot. We selected a color scheme of coral, aqua and white and enlisted the help of several local vendors we have worked with before. We knew we could trust them with our vision, so we told them what we were looking for and let them do the rest. We understand that as artists and professionals, when a client trusts us 100%, we do our best work. We wanted our vendors to have that same feeling and to have a final product that they could be excited about. It is very important for brides to hire professionals who really have the experience and know what they are doing. We always recommend hiring vendors who really understand your vision!

Vintage Coral and Turquoise Wedding Decor and Floral Ideas on the Shores of Lake Michigan

Vintage Coral and Turquoise Wedding Decor and Floral Ideas on the Shores of Lake Michigan

Vintage Coral and Turquoise Wedding Decor and Floral Ideas on the Shores of Lake Michigan

Vintage Coral and Turquoise Wedding Decor and Floral Ideas on the Shores of Lake Michigan

Photo Shoot Team:

Photographer: Summer Jean Photography
Event Planner: White Dress Events
Location: Holland State Park
Floral Designer: Eastern Floral
Invitation Designer: Jamie Lynne Creative
Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero
Wedding Dress Store: September’s Bride
Cake Designer: Ryke’s Bakery . Catering . Cafe
Hair Stylist: Audrey Streng
Heirlooms and extras: Refunction Junktion
Bakery: The Piped Cookie, Patricia’s Chocolates

Want even more wedding style inspiration? Check out our wedding photo gallery where you can search by color palette, fashion look, decor items and more!

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Woodland Winter Wedding in Lake Tahoe, California – Scott Corridan and Viera Photographics

Although Memorial Day weekend just kicked off the summer fun, I couldn’t resist sharing this fabulously stylish and creative woodland winter wedding in Lake Tahoe, California, since many of you out there are probably planning winter weddings as we speak! Groom Karl imagined a campfire-style wedding in the middle of the forest, while Christina envisioned something a bit more polished, so they looked to wedding planner Scott Corridan to create a chic event that suited both of their personalities. I fell head over heels in love with the hot cocoa, roasted chestnuts winter wedding fashion and modern woodland decor in these wedding photos by Viera Photographics !

Woodland Winter Wedding in Lake Tahoe, California – Scott Corridan and Viera Photographics

The Couple: Christina and Karl

The Wedding: 1.29.11 – Northstar – Lake Tahoe, CA

What three adjectives best describe your wedding day? It was a snowy woodland adventure!

Woodland Winter Wedding in Lake Tahoe, California – Scott Corridan and Viera Photographics

Woodland Winter Wedding in Lake Tahoe, California – Scott Corridan and Viera Photographics

Was there a decor theme that ran through your wedding? What was the inspiration for that particular idea and how did it reflect you as a couple? The theme sprang from Karls idea of making our wedding feel like a hunting lodge in the forest. I was hoping for something a bit more polished and elegant. Ultimately, we both wanted a small winter wedding, where we could fit everyone in a small room together at just a few tables. Scott managed to bring these ideas together brilliantly. It felt like a chic woodland event.

What were some of the different ways you used decor elements to create the beautiful, cohesive event you were envisioning? For the ceremony, we relied on the natural setting of a snowy aspen grove with a creek running behind it on the Northstar golf course. For the reception, having a lot of flowers at a winter wedding did not make sense. So, Scott focused on bringing the reception alive with linens, tablescapes and candles. The linens were an assortment of bold black and white graphic prints. The tables were topped with lots of candles and interesting objects like, sculptures, antlers, etc. We had faux busts of animals suspended from the ceiling and twinkly lights everywhere.

Woodland Winter Wedding in Lake Tahoe, California – Scott Corridan and Viera Photographics

Woodland Winter Wedding in Lake Tahoe, California – Scott Corridan and Viera Photographics

Where did you choose to hold your wedding, and how did the location influence your decor decisions? We made the crazy decision to have our wedding outside … in the middle of winter … in Tahoe. Given that, we had to figure out a way to make things both cozy and elegant. As people arrived to the ceremony, they were greeted with hot cocoa, coffee, Baileys and roasted chestnuts. To keep the feel of the location natural, we interspersed chairs with wooden stumps for people to sit on and had others stand. Thus, when I walked down the aisle, it felt like I had just happened upon a magical gathering in a snowy aspen stand. It was beautiful.

Looking back, do you have a favorite project or successful decor idea from your wedding? Tell us what you loved about it! I outsourced the projects and decor. I was far from a DIY bride! So, I was stunned to see how beautifully all our zany ideas came together. The ceremony site itself, on a snowy slope with a creek running behind it and surrounded by aspens was stunning. I will never forget turning around after our log-sawing moment (a German tradition in which the newly-married couple saws through a log together to show how well they will work through problems in life together) and seeing almost everyone we love gathered around us in that beautiful spot.

Woodland Winter Wedding in Lake Tahoe, California – Scott Corridan and Viera Photographics

Woodland Winter Wedding in Lake Tahoe, California – Scott Corridan and Viera Photographics

Woodland Winter Wedding in Lake Tahoe, California – Scott Corridan and Viera Photographics

Woodland Winter Wedding in Lake Tahoe, California – Scott Corridan and Viera Photographics

The Wedding Team:

Photographer: Viera Photographics
Event Planner: Scott Corridan
Ceremony Venue: Northstar Golf Course
Reception Venue: Baxter’s Bistro at Northstar
Officiant: Vik Barad
Invitation Designer: Edition One Books
Catering: Baxter’s Bistro
Florist: Scott Corridan
Wedding Cake: Baxter’s Bistro
Wedding Dress: Priscilla of Boston
Bridal Accessories: Shrimpton Couture
Bridesmaids’ Apparel and Acessories: H&M
Groom and Groomsmen Apparel and Accessories: H&M
Hair and Make-up: Hair – Laura Seegmiller, Make-up – Kiss & Makeup
Live Music: Lake Tahoe Entertainment
Transportation: Northstar
Favors: Truffles
Rings: Chabo’s Jewelry

Christina and Karl, we absolutely love your chic and cozy wedding celebration!

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Fun and Colorful Eco-Friendly Wedding Decor from Bella Signature Design

Today’s styled inspiration shoot is a fun mix of color, creative re-purposing, and unique ideas. Put together by Junebug member Bella Signature Design and captured by Clane Gessel’s artistic eye, it is just the sort of inspiration we love at Junebug!

Fun and Colorful Eco-Friendly Wedding Decor from Bella Signature Design

From Bella Signature Design : Our shoot was a combination of two lovely gents (Chris and Glen, who are a real couple and planning their upcoming wedding!) playing with us in a fun, eco-friendly wedding design. We used  lots of recycled materials; our goal was to use what we had around. The ceremony backdrop was made out of Home Depot masking tape, recycled ribbon from past events and painted receipt tape. We used the same materials on the aisle chairs, where we let the tape spool out behind the chairs. The runner was hand painted by one of our staff on a natural-colored canvas that we already had. The fabric pomanders were made with fabric from left over projects, chuppah coverings, and ceremony backdrops. Our staff created a ton of pomanders out of them! For the table, we used the same materials plus a few roses and ranunculus to add that soft touch. Chris and Glen were magical to shoot – totally in love and oh-so-photogenic!

Fun and Colorful Eco-Friendly Wedding Decor from Bella Signature Design

Fun and Colorful Eco-Friendly Wedding Decor from Bella Signature Design

Fun and Colorful Eco-Friendly Wedding Decor from Bella Signature Design

Thank you to all of the talented professionals that created this beautiful, eco-friendly wedding inspiration!

Photos: Clane Gessel
Styling & Decor/Floral: Bella Signature Design
Venue: Sodo Park
Custom Aisle Runner: Bella Signature Design
Stir Sticks, Sparkly “Groom” Signs, Table numbers: Covet and Swoon

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Anthropologie Inspired Southern California Wedding at Terranea Resort – Rebecca and Dan

With Terranea Resort as the backdrop, and soft and inviting Anthropologie inspired wedding decor all around, the glowing couple Rebecca and Dan couldn’t possibly have been surrounded by more beauty! What a treat this ocean-view California wedding is!

Anthropologie Inspired Southern California Wedding at Terranea Resort – Rebecca and Dan

The Couple: Rebecca and Dan

The Wedding: 7.09.11 – Terranea Resort – Palos Verdes, CA

Anthropologie Inspired Southern California Wedding at Terranea Resort – Rebecca and Dan

Anthropologie Inspired Southern California Wedding at Terranea Resort – Rebecca and Dan

What three adjectives best describe your wedding day? Intimate, fun and unforgettable

Was there a decor theme that ran through your wedding? What was the inspiration for that particular idea and how did it reflect you as a couple? I love all things Anthropologie , which inspired me to create a warm, natural and charming setting for our wedding. As a couple, we love to host people at our home and we always try to provide a warm and cozy environment for our guests. Thats how we wanted our wedding to feel at our wedding too.

Anthropologie Inspired Southern California Wedding at Terranea Resort – Rebecca and Dan

Anthropologie Inspired Southern California Wedding at Terranea Resort – Rebecca and Dan

What were some of the different ways you used decor elements to create the beautiful, cohesive event you were envisioning? I wanted my wedding to be both timeless and charming. My wedding dress was an elegant, yet fashion forward Carolina Herrera gown. I dressed my bridesmaids in bright, sunny dresses from Anthropologie. Also, I adored my florist, Susan from Peony and Plum , and her arrangements! I chose flowers and centerpieces that were soft and elegant, but still made a statement.

Anthropologie Inspired Southern California Wedding at Terranea Resort – Rebecca and Dan

Anthropologie Inspired Southern California Wedding at Terranea Resort – Rebecca and Dan

Where did you choose to hold your wedding, and how did the location influence your decor decisions? We chose Terranea Resort for its stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. The location provided the perfect backdrop for a charming and rustic, yet elegant wedding, and we centered our decor decisions around that theme.

Anthropologie Inspired Southern California Wedding at Terranea Resort – Rebecca and Dan

Anthropologie Inspired Southern California Wedding at Terranea Resort – Rebecca and Dan

Anthropologie Inspired Southern California Wedding at Terranea Resort – Rebecca and Dan

The Wedding Team:

Photographer: Picotte Photography
Wedding Planner: Brooke Avishay – Orange Blosson Wedding Events
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Terranea Resort
Florist: Peony and Plum
Wedding Cake: Cupcakes and Couture
Wedding Dress: Carolina Herrera
Bridesmaids’ Apparel & Accessories: Anthropologie
Groom & Groomsmen’s Apparel & Accessories: Macy’s
Hair & Make-up: Symmetry Beauty
DJ: Tim Coy
Dance Instruction: Dance Doctor
Wedding Favors: Corkey Creations
Wedding Rings: Ultimate Jewelry Designs

Rebecca and Dan, we adore the sweet elegance of your wedding! Thank you so much for sharing!

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Sunset Garden Wedding at Villa de Flores, Rancho Santa Fe – Lindsay and Chris

Lindsay and Chris’s big day was an elegant, charming, and oh-so-stylish garden wedding celebration complete with sweet details, a stunning sunset, and an ethereal color palette. Held at the Villa de Flores in Rancho Santa Fe, California, and beautifully captured by Bryan N. Miller Photography , it’s the perfect way to start off the week!

Sunset Garden Wedding at Villa de Flores, Rancho Santa Fe – Lindsay and Chris

The Couple: Lindsay and Chris

The Wedding: 9.10.11 – Villa de Flores , Rancho Santa Fe, CA

Sunset Garden Wedding at Villa de Flores, Rancho Santa Fe – Lindsay and Chris

Sunset Garden Wedding at Villa de Flores, Rancho Santa Fe – Lindsay and Chris

What three adjectives best describe your wedding? Classic, magical and fun

What was your wedding color palette? Sparkling neutrals

Sunset Garden Wedding at Villa de Flores, Rancho Santa Fe – Lindsay and Chris

Sunset Garden Wedding at Villa de Flores, Rancho Santa Fe – Lindsay and Chris

What inspired your personal wedding style, and how did you incorporate your style and personalities into your big day? We loved the idea of getting married outdoors right before sunset, and then dancing the night away under the stars with our nearest and dearest. When we first visited the venue, we immediately fell in love with its beauty and ability to create the kind of wedding we wanted. We are drawn to sophisticated, yet simple styles, which influenced our planning choices.

Sunset Garden Wedding at Villa de Flores, Rancho Santa Fe – Lindsay and Chris

Sunset Garden Wedding at Villa de Flores, Rancho Santa Fe – Lindsay and Chris

Looking back, what are the moments, decisions or memories that you love the most about your wedding? Our most vivid memories include waiting in anticipation of walking down the aisle, and then walking back up the aisle together after saying I do. The moments in between were surreal and a bit of a happy blur! Dancing with our friends and families, listening to the heartfelt speeches and jumping into our classic getaway car at the end of the night were icing on the cake. I highly recommend doing a first look before the ceremony, as it gives you that much more time to be with your fiancé on your big day, and you’ll walk into the wedding feeling like you’re taking this major step together, as a team.

Sunset Garden Wedding at Villa de Flores, Rancho Santa Fe – Lindsay and Chris

What piece of advice would you give to a bride planning her wedding today? Find a way to really enjoy the planning process. You only get to do it once and it is as much about the journey as the destination, as cliche as that sounds. Focus on how you want the event to feel. If a certain detail doesn’t contribute much overall and you don’t care about it, scrap it and don’t look back. Ask for help! Friends and family may want to help, but don’t want to impose. Hire the vendors you have the best gut feeling about and let them do what they do best. Try to structure your wedding day in a way that will keep you calm, focused on what’s about to happen and ready to have fun!

Sunset Garden Wedding at Villa de Flores, Rancho Santa Fe – Lindsay and Chris

The Wedding Team:

Photographer: Bryan N. Miller Photography
Event Planner: First Comes Love Weddings and Events
Ceremony/Reception Venue: Villa de Flores
Officiant: Tom Boggs
Invitation Designer: Wedding Paper Divas
Catering: Four Seasons Foods
Cake: Nothing Bundt Cakes
Wedding dress: Watters
Bridal accessories: J.Crew
Bridesmaids Apparel and Accessories: Macy’s
Groom and Groomsmen Apparel and Accessories: Friar Tux Shop
Hair: Kristee Tamulis
Make-up: Cheryl Cowell
DJ: Michael Tiernan
Guest Transportation: Balboa Transportation
Rentals: Abbey Party Rentals

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful day with us! We wish you the best!

See more beautiful wedding photographs on our Photobug blog!

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Romantic Wedding at Grand 1912 Estate, Alder Manor – Bianca and Ernesto

Romantic Wedding at Grand 1912 Estate, Alder Manor – Bianca and Ernesto

Bianca and Ernesto share a love of books, libraries, reading, and incredible old buildings with the perfect amount of romantic decay, so when they found Alder Manor, just minutes from downtown New York City, they knew it was the perfect place to write their own love story! Their day was filled with family, friends, music, food, and inspired touches that reflected their shared passion for all things literary in the most beautiful of ways. Bianca and Dave Robbins Photography generously shared every chapter of their day with us!

Romantic Wedding at Grand 1912 Estate, Alder Manor – Bianca and Ernesto

The Goals: When we first started looking for a wedding venue all we knew is that we wanted our guests to feel like they were being taken away to a different place and time. When we happened upon the beautiful Alder Manor, in disrepair and filled with romance, we knew this was the place. I did the planning myself because I love the details and wanted to really choose things that we love and represented us. For me, the biggest things were aesthetics and food, and for Ernesto, it was the music and food.

We are big foodies and took a lot of time putting together the menu. We decided on a multi-course meal that had smaller plates and more variety rather than just one big main course, because this is the way we like to eat- a little bit of everything! We also wanted it to feel like a big dinner party so we used long tables instead of rounds for a communal feel. In terms of music we knew from the beginning that a really good band was a must!

Romantic Wedding at Grand 1912 Estate, Alder Manor – Bianca and Ernesto

Romantic Wedding at Grand 1912 Estate, Alder Manor – Bianca and Ernesto

Romantic Wedding at Grand 1912 Estate, Alder Manor – Bianca and Ernesto

Romantic Wedding at Grand 1912 Estate, Alder Manor – Bianca and Ernesto

The Design: The inspiration for the style of the wedding grew out of the venue itself – the first thing we fell in love with was the library! We both dream of building a beautiful dark wood library one day, the walls covered in shelves filled with stories we have read. From the library came the idea to make our save-the-dates into a little book, entitled “A Love Story”, that told our story. My brother and I worked on it tirelessly (he did all the illustrations) until it was perfect. All of guests loved it and it set the tone for the whole wedding. Our tag line for the event, printed on the invitations was “The best love stories never end.” We continued this theme throughout the decor and the leather bookmarks we gave guests as one of the favors. On several occasions I have seen the bookmarks in use at my friends’ houses, which always makes me happy! Our invitations were created by Paperfinger , and incorporated the work of Ice Cream Social Shoppe . We had them design a monogram that included a cupcake to represent me, a crown to represent Ernesto, and a bumble bee to represent our daughter Bianca Sophia, who we call B. Each of these made their way on to the invitation pieces.

We used a palette of purple and gold because purple is my favorite color, and gold just seemed to fit with the venue and create a vintage, glamorous feel. The colors were of course in our invitations, and also my bouquet and other flowers, bridesmaids attire and shoes, groom and groomsmen attire, programs, favors, signs and welcome bags.

Romantic Wedding at Grand 1912 Estate, Alder Manor – Bianca and Ernesto

Romantic Wedding at Grand 1912 Estate, Alder Manor – Bianca and Ernesto

Romantic Wedding at Grand 1912 Estate, Alder Manor – Bianca and Ernesto

The Look: I wanted something romantic, sexy, and elegant with a somewhat vintage/old world feel to it. More than anything, I wanted something that looked like me. This was the main reason I wore my hair down, because I love wearing my hair down and more importantly, Ernesto loves it too!! For my veil I knew I wanted a mantilla, because I love the old world Spanish look, and I knew I wanted a long one! I am not one of those brides who dreamed about my dress and wedding my whole life, but the one things that did stick with me from childhood was Julie Andrew’s long dramatic veil from “The Sound of Music.” I didn’t take it quite that far, but that was the inspiration for my long veil! The dress I finally decided on was all lace and felt vintage (even thought it wasn’t).

For my bridesmaids, I wanted the look to be soft and romantic and for the dresses to have some movement as they glided down the aisle. My two sisters and two best friends are all beautiful, so it didn’t take much effort on my part to make them look good. I wanted the groomsmen to look sharp (which they did effortlessly) and they had to have suspenders because I absolutely love them!

Romantic Wedding at Grand 1912 Estate, Alder Manor – Bianca and Ernesto

Romantic Wedding at Grand 1912 Estate, Alder Manor – Bianca and Ernesto

The Moments: The moments that stand out the most are when I began walking down the aisle on my father’s arm to Coldplay’s “Yellow,” (which my husband picked for me!) and finally saw him standing there waiting for me. We had insisted that we did not want to see each other that day until I walked down the aisle, and it was absolutely worth the wait. I cannot describe the feeling of seeing him and it finally hitting me that we were really getting married! After that, the next best moment was our daughter breaking it down on the dance floor. She had just turned two and loves to dance. She stole the hearts of all our guests. Exchanging our vows was definitely unforgettable. We had chosen vows that included everything we wanted to say to each other, and the moment when we finally said those words was really beautiful. And I have to mention our private first dance! We had a fun first dance planned for the reception, but I wanted to share a private moment with my new husband before going to meet all our guests. I surprised him with a couple members of the band playing Eric Clapton’s Wonderful Tonight (the first song on the playlist he played for me the night he proposed!) under the trees in the garden. It was so amazing to take those few minutes to be together dancing close, all alone.

The Pros: Visit Bianca and Ernesto’s page in our Real Wedding Library for more information about the talented professionals that contributed to the wedding.

Romantic Wedding at Grand 1912 Estate, Alder Manor – Bianca and Ernesto

Romantic Wedding at Grand 1912 Estate, Alder Manor – Bianca and Ernesto

Romantic Wedding at Grand 1912 Estate, Alder Manor – Bianca and Ernesto

Romantic Wedding at Grand 1912 Estate, Alder Manor – Bianca and Ernesto

Thank you for sharing your spectacular romantic wedding day with us Bianca and Ernesto! Our best wishes for your new life together!

Readers, you can find more real wedding stories in our Real Wedding Library , along with more details from Bianca and Ernesto’s big day.

Romantic Wedding at Grand 1912 Estate, Alder Manor – Bianca and Ernesto

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Intimate Dinner Party Wedding at The Corson Building in Seattle – Megan and Tim

Here at Junebug, one of our favorite things about weddings is that they are unique and different for each couple. We truly believe there is no right or wrong way to do things. I love how today’s couple, Megan and Tim, followed their hearts and created a wedding day that had all the elements they love – intimate moments with their closest friends and family, spectacular seasonal northwest cuisine, and none of the things that felt like an obligation. Enjoy reading about their planning process, what was important to them, and the gorgeous photos by Renata Steiner of Nataworry Photography !

Intimate Dinner Party Wedding at The Corson Building in Seattle – Megan and Tim

The Couple: Megan and Tim

The Wedding: 7.16.11 – Corson Building Seattle, WA

Intimate Dinner Party Wedding at The Corson Building in Seattle – Megan and Tim Intimate Dinner Party Wedding at The Corson Building in Seattle – Megan and Tim

What were the top three priorities for you in planning your wedding? Food, family and DIY details. We really wanted to bring our three amazing families together to break bread over an incredible meal. We wanted to introduce our families not only to each other, but also to the local and seasonal foods of Washington. We chose to have a very intimate wedding with only immediate family and a few very close friends. We wanted to be able to talk and laugh and dine with everyone who traveled so far to share our special day with us. We wanted to have our hands in every part of the process. Tim and I have design and art backgrounds and very much wanted to design the invites and corresponding thank-you notes. Our friends made our guestbook and the place cards which used rocks collected from the beach near our home. Megans sister, a horticulturist, purchased flowers with Megan the morning before the wedding and created the bouquet, boutonniere, and table arrangements with the help of Megans mom. Tims mom Karyn sewed each dinner napkin from fabric we picked out together. Megan knitted her shrug and created the paper garlands that decorated the outdoor patio and bar.

Intimate Dinner Party Wedding at The Corson Building in Seattle – Megan and Tim Intimate Dinner Party Wedding at The Corson Building in Seattle – Megan and Tim

What wedding traditions or cultural traditions did you incorporated into your wedding and what did they mean to you? I did the something borrowed, something blue, something old and something new tradition. I had my sister wrap the stems of my bouquet in a handkerchief that my mom used in her wedding, as a very special something borrowed. Instead of the traditional wedding vows, Tim and I incorporated the Celtic handfasting tradition into our ceremony. It’s where the term tying the knot originated.  There are typically six questions to be asked of the couple, and with six parents, this worked out perfectly for us. A question is asked of the couple and then a ribbon is secured around their joined hands. It was a great way to include our parents and our families heritage. We also had a bagpiper play before and after the ceremony, as another nod to our heritage.

Were there any places where you broke the rules in your wedding planning? Why and how did you do that? We didnt follow the must dos. We decided early on that we wanted a dinner party atmosphere, not a traditional reception. There was no DJ or dancing. We also chose not to have a bridal party, not to have a first dance. To many couples, planning a wedding is checking off a list of the things that weddings are supposed to be instead of including the aspects that are meaningful to you as a couple.

Intimate Dinner Party Wedding at The Corson Building in Seattle – Megan and Tim Intimate Dinner Party Wedding at The Corson Building in Seattle – Megan and Tim

What was your biggest wedding planning success? The food! We worked very closely with chef Matt Dillon to craft a nine-course menu that would showcase the bounty of the Northwest in the summer. This included Dungeness crab, oysters, salmon, currants, mint and fava beans.

What was the most important thing that you learned through the wedding planning process and what would you tell other brides-to-be? Be true to yourself. Weddings can become overwhelming, both financially and mentally. The best thing Tim and I did was communicate our wishes right away to each other. With a united front, we told our families and we stuck to them. It would have been amazing to have everyone we know celebrate with us, but we stuck to our small budget and original wishes. To us, the day was everything that we wanted it to be! Also, stay calm and carry on. At the end of the day, the only thing that matters is that you are marrying the person of your dreams.

Intimate Dinner Party Wedding at The Corson Building in Seattle – Megan and Tim Intimate Dinner Party Wedding at The Corson Building in Seattle – Megan and Tim

The Wedding Team:

The Photographer: Renata Steiner – Nataworry Photography
Ceremony/Reception Venue: The Corson Building
Officiant: MaryLee Lykes
Catering: The Corson Building
Florist: Rachel Hoverman and Judy Campbell
Wedding Dress: J.Crew
Bridal Accessories: Shoes – Marc by Marc Jacobs , Earrings – Leslie Danzis , Headpiece – YJDesign at Etsy.com
Groom’s Apparel and Accessories: Suit – Zara , Shirt – Xacus , Tie – J.Crew , Boots – MOMA , Socks – Happy Socks
Hair and Make-up: Hair – Off White , Make-up – Aja Blanc
Live Music: Bagpiper Tyrone Heade
Favors: JonBoy Caramels
Rings: Laudick’s Jewelery

Thank you, Megan and Tim, for telling us about your amazing wedding! We wish you the best of luck!

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Intimate Dinner Party Wedding at The Corson Building in Seattle – Megan and Tim

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