by VOWS Planner/Designer Amber Sooter
On August 28th, 2015, the city of Seattle experienced heavy rain, 50 mph winds, downed trees and numerous power outages. Though, no storm could have put a damper on Jane & Nick’s bright and glittery elegant affair.
As if on cue, the skies cleared and the sun emerged as they began their wedding party photos in the Arboretum. Bride Jane wanted to blend her classic and preppy style with the perfect amount of glitter and glam. Groom Nick is an avid golfer, so it only made sense the two chose Seattle’s Broadmoor Golf Club as their reception site. The Bride wore a breathtaking Monique Lhuillier gown and Groom Nick sported a navy and black tuxedo.
But enough talking, let’s take in their swoon-worthy day with just a few highlight photos by Affinity Photography.
The newlyweds departed their St. Joseph’s Church ceremony in the Father of the Bride’s vintage Mercedes.
I first met Jane & Nick at as a guest of a wedding in 2014. Though they weren’t yet engaged, it was clear they would be soon. Two months later, Nick proposed to Jane on San Juan Island (see their invites below) and they asked me to be their wedding planner. Cue the champagne popping!
Save the Date and wedding invitation suite by Kerri Effendi Designs.
Playing off of the warm tones at the Broadmoor, gold was a real highlight of the décor from the gold Chiavari chairs to the gold sequin head table. To create a glamourous impact without being too over-the-top, we opted for three alternating linen colors: almond, ivory and gold sequin. Topping the tables, we used two different styles of chargers: gold beaded glass and brushed gold chargers, along with gold votive candles.
The lovely Anne of Floressence created centerpieces of bright pops of deep pinks, corals and orange tones blended with the bride’s favorite white hydrangeas. And the cake, oooh that cake! Cake baker extraordinaire Carla of Honey Crumb Cake Studio created a four-tiered pleated buttercream frosting cake with an ombre floral scaling the length of the cake.
We lucked out in that the skies cleared for their ceremony and cocktail hour on the Broadmoor’s outdoor deck, the power didn’t go out and the unseasonal weather returned for a dramatic end to the night — and none of us would want it any other way.
Huge congratulations to Jane & Nick! I am so honored to have been a part of their big day!
A very special thank you to our amazing vendor team: