I wasn’t sure what to expect at Lacey and Kerrie’s August wedding, since we hadn’t met in advance. I was pleasantly surprised by a bride with a very fun and funky sense of style, the coolest bouquet of fake flowers ever, and a totally sweet wedding party. We were also, not so pleasantly, surprised with rain for their Wednesday wedding. The rain moved the ceremony into the greenhouse at Starling Lane Vineyard, which was still beautiful, though it restricted our movement a bit. But Gwen and I were really excited about the fog that rolled in for their Elk Lake portraits. The weather perfectly suited their personal style, and the couple seemed too happy to even notice the rain.
Lacey’s smile was the perfect symbol for this day – so full of joy and unrestrained happiness. I love the moment she saw Kerrie while walking down the aisle: nervousness at first, but a huge grin breaking out as soon as she saw him. The groom and crowd’s reaction mirrored her own. Such a fitting representation of the day.
Ceremony venue: Starling Lane Vineyard
Reception venue: Prospect Lake Community Hall
DJ: Sound Choice Entertainment
Caterer: Food for Thought
Bride’s bouquet: Vernon Flower Shop (Melinda)
Hair and Makeup: Lacey Huolt, Greta Oakes, Lindsay Larocque Makeup Artistry
Cupcakes: Crumsby’s Cupcake Cafe
Officiant: Michael Denton
Dress: Light in the Box
Dress alterations: Jenn Ann
Kimmie has one of the brightest, bubbliest personalities of anyone I’ve ever met. She gets so excited about things and on the wedding day, that translated to a lot of laughter and emotion. Steven, I think, is her perfect match. They both brought such enthusiasm to the events of the wedding day. Not many of my clients do the traditional bouquet and garter toss anymore, but these guys did and they relished it. It was a joy to watch. Their first dance was so sweet and cute, with twirling and hand holding, and even a Dirty Dancing style jump-into-his-arms fakeout.
The wedding took place at Arbutus Ridge Golf Club, which is such a stunning location with a killer view. The decor was fun and hot pink, perfectly matching Kimmie’s personality. It was such a perfect day for this super sweet couple. We left them dancing into the night, after taking a ridiculous number of photos of all the fun.
Venue/Catering: Arbutus Ridge Golf Club
DJ: Paul’s Music Services
Florist: Leaf and Petal
Hair and Makeup: Melodie Reynolds
Videographers: Persona Video
Cake: Cakes Galore
Officiant: David Peck
Bride’s dress: MJM Wedding Services
Groom and groomsmen’s suits: Black & Lee
Bridesmaids’ dresses: David’s Bridal
Shannon and Eric were married at Sea Cider in early August. Shannon is an artist and clearly put a lot of effort and care into every detail of their wedding. Verbena Floral Design‘s amazing flowers were the perfect complement to the DIY details, along with many items by individual artisans.
I loved that Eric had so many groomsmen – a group of guys he’s been close to since high school (or earlier). They also had a lot of family involved in the day. It was lovely to see so many long lasting friendships and it showed during the toasts and trivia (they had tables compete at answering trivia about the couple in order to get them to kiss). The reception was full of tears and laughter in equal measure (or nearly equal), and lots of love all around.
Venue: Sea Cider
Band: Paul Smith
Caterer: Food for Thought Catering
Florist: Verbena Floral Design
Hair: Conscious Hair by Elena
Makeup: Melanie Baird
Cake: Ooh La La Cupcakes
Officiant: Joanne Pitzel
Bride’s Dress: Robert Bullock from The White Peony
Veil: Jennifer Leigh Couture Veil Design
Sash: Sara Gabriel Veiling and Accessories
Shoes: Modcloth and BHLDN
Pearl bracelet: Emma Glover Designs
Earrings: Virginia Geiger Jewels
Groom’s suit and groomsmen’s pants: Indochino
Bridesmaid’s dresses: J. Crew
Groom and groomsmen’s ties: Cyberoptix Tie Lab
Wedding Dress Hanger: Just Beachy Décor
Cake plate: Jeanette Zeis Ceramics
Mr. and Mrs. Dessert forks: For Such a Time Designs
Mr. and Mrs. teacups: Yvonne Ellen Unique Homewares
Stationary: designed by the bride