This was quite possibly one of the most fun weddings I’ve ever had the pleasure of working on (and for two of my favorite people EVER)! John and Maia (along with their 1 year-old daughter, Izzy ) wanted to throw the most epic wedding, and the succeeded (with flying colors!). The weekend commenced with giant BBQ on the couple’s property on Friday – complete with a Flipbook, Mechanical Bull, Zorb and Battle Balls, an inflatable obstacle course AND a real-deal Crab Feed provided by the Seattle’s favorite, Tom Douglas Catering. The wedding day began with a lovely cocktail hour in the orchard, a ceremony on the water, more cocktailing in the orchard and then on to dinner under a Sperry Tent! After shaking their booties in one of the most epic dance parties I’ve ever witnessed, guests were surprised with a short trek through the woods to a tiki-themed afterparty, compete with giant structures spouting fire, fire dancers, a live tiki band, and tiki-themed drinks and pu pus! Sunday closed out the weekend with a hangover-brunch on blankets strewn about the garden. So many photos over three days – I’m just sticking with a snippet of the wedding! The most amazing group of vendors that spent 4 days living on Orcas pulled out all the stops to make this wedding amazing:
Catherine and Anil celebrated their GORGEOUSLY colorful fall wedding in downtown Seattle – exchanging vows at Christ Our Hope Church and then dining, drinking, and dancing at the fabulous Palace Ballroom. It was a lovely, sunny Seattle October day to be surrounded by an eclectic mix of vibrant and lovely pinks, blues, purples, and neutrals, a mix of vintage and modern collections of curiosities on the table, a magical dance-floor draped in floating umbrellas, and both Western, Korean and Indian traditions. The lovely day was made possible with the amazingly talented helping hands of Fiore Blossoms, Tom Douglas Catering, Vintage Ambiance, Bella Umbrella, GH Kim Photography, and of course, A Kurant Event.
Seattle Bride Magazine agreed with us, it was one lovely day worth sharing, so they did! It was featured in their Real Weddings section here! See what the editors and the bride had to say about this beautiful day!
When I met Lindsay and Colt I couldn’t believe how stunning and stylish they both were (come to find out they both work for Nordstrom.. no wonder!), and I was super excited to get to be a part of their wedding day (which was likely to be just as stunningly stylish as the two of them!). With great taste and loads of class, the couple wanted to show their friends and family how Seattle celebrates. With Seattle’s quintessential venue, Sodo Park, as the backdrop for the party, guests enjoyed amazing food and drink by the amazing Herban Feast caterers and partied all night to the vocal stylings of the Craig Lawrence Band. A friend of the bride created a lovely blush ruffled cake surrounded by delectable cupcakes, and the bride herself designed all printed materials (such an artist!). Hair and Makeup for the lovely Lindsey were courtesy of the fabulous Megan Bingham and Off White Makeup & Beauty, and, of course, the amazingly talented Shane Macomber captured their day in the stunning images below…
Shannon and Justin’s celebration shows the state of Washington just how lovely the south end really is! On a gorgeous and sunny summer day they tied the knot in the chapel of the historic Annie Wright School and celebrated in her beautiful brick courtyard late in to the evening. The stately beauty of the classic architecture mixed with the stunning style of this lovely couple made for a wonderful wedding day! With simple elegance, the couple treated their guests to hearty antipasto served on freshly cut cedar planks, rustic pizzas right out of a wood-fired oven, and even a late night ice-cream sandwich truck! The libations flowed as the couple and their friends and family hit the dancefloor and partied in to the sultry starry evening – the weather and ambiance more closely resembled that of a southern garden party in the French Quarter than a Pacific Northwest night in Tacoma! Gourmondo and Veraci Pizza kept folks well fed while The Sound Factory brought the party to life! A magical day in weather and weddings, indeed!
Andrew and Gio’s wedding was one of the most magical, dramatic, and lovely events I’ve had the pleasure to be a part of (and I can only imagine how fun it must have been for the guests!). The two were wed at a lovely farm in Snohomish, Washington in September. Their ceremony, draped in electric purple skies and punctuated with tremendous claps of thunder, only inspired guests to laugh louder and cheer harder as the couple read their heartfelt and hilariously practical vows to one another. It started to pour right as the ceremony ended, but guests were handed umbrellas (and cocktails) and everybody had a blast going on a Passport-guided scavenger hunt throughout the property checking off to-do items like visiting the photobooth, playing lawn games, and sampling some of the farm’s fresh-made cheeses. The grooms wanted to incorporate their love of maps and games in to many of the wedding day details and did so with items like the aforementioned Passport maps/Scavenger Hunt game, a custom cootie-catcher that served as escort card, menu, and trivia game, the use of Jenga blocks as a guestbook, and many other fun past-times strewn around the farm (boccie, ladder golf, corn hole, a photobooth, and on and on!). Many, many thanks to Barbie Hull Photography for her talented eye, to Ravishing Radish for supplying an endless smorgasbord of delicious comfort foods, Harold Belskus for his amazingly talented guitar playing, Sonando Cuban Band for making dinner an unstoppable dance party, KEXP’s very own DJ Larry for keeping the late night party going, BHVDesign Lab for the beautiful printed materials including invites, passports, cootie catchers and signs galore, and both HoneyCrumb Cake Studio & A La Mode Pies for adding the sweet treats! It was truly a lovely team of people to accompany A Kurant Event in helping those grooms celebrate in style!
I’m not the only one smitten with this one! Seattle Met Bride & Groom decided to spotlight Andrew and Gio’s big day in their Real Weddings feature! To hear more from the Grooms about their wedding, check it out HERE!
Cecily and Andres celebrated their water-loving wedding this summer in perfect Pacific Northwest style at Cecily’s family home on Lake Sammamish. Each wanted to incorporate elements of each other’s roots as well as quirky touches that reflected the pair as a couple and it was especially fun to blend all these elements to create a homey, comfortable, classy August wedding. The venue was a special one: not only was it the home Cecily grew up in, but was also the very spot her parents were wed over 30 years prior. The food, carefully selected to reflect her Pacific Northwest heritage as well as Andres’s Argentinian roots, included fresh salmon and local produce as well as an Argentinian-style chargrilled BBQ with chimichurri sauce and regionally popular ham and cheese empanadas. The couple also included their quirky love of Legos, travel (specifically their love of exotic and domestic bodies of water), and DIY projects including the beautiful hand-painted signage & family tree. With the lovely weather, the bride was able to further incorporate her love of the water by arriving by vintage boat with her father!
Two of the most beautiful people (inside and out) that I have ever met fell in love, decided to get married, and called me….. And I am soooo grateful! Though they met on the east coast, Nancy was a Seattle girl who spent every summer on Bainbridge Island with the same friends and families throughout her childhood and in to adulthood. It wasn’t long before Matt was inducted in to that same community as an honorary family member, and it was inevitable that they would one day make that title official. They were married on the edge of Puget Sound beneath the hill where the family home had stood for generations. Only a few months before the wedding, the century-old homestead burned to the ground in a tragic fire, and from the ashes, the tightly-knit neighborhood raised a breathtaking and poignant community-wide celebration of the couple and new beginnings. The event was a perfect marriage of old and new, friends and family, romance and fun, fire-pits and fireworks, and the most epic dance party I’ve ever witnessed (200 + people, ages 9 to 90, all crammed on a dance-floor from sundown to midnight!)
Though Genevieve and Derek have relocated to LA, they met here in Seattle, fell in love, and decided to return to celebrate their wedding day in total Northwest style with a little bit of glam, a little bit of romance, and a little bit of eclectic funk! The day began with a touching ceremony in Kubota Gardens paired with a live Dixieland Jazz band and a classic car getaway, then segued in to a heartfelt gathering at the ever-quirky Urban Light Studios, and finally morphed in to a full-on dance-party complete with dancefloor injuries (minor!) and shoeless bridesmaids. Key players that made the day super blog-worthy and (hopefully super memorable for the super-model couple): Finch & Thistle, Jenny Jimenez Photography, Market Street Dixieland Jass Band, Shooby Doo Catering, Tallant House Bakery and yours truly: A Kurant Event!