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Any fall or winter bride knows the challenge of planning an indoor winter elopement in Washington State! While it could downpour literally any day of the year, fall and winter are particularly prone to wet weather. So keeping yourself and your guests dry is a big priority — not to mention your wedding gown and gorgeous hair!!
Finding great indoor venues in the Seattle area isn’t impossible, but it can be a challenge. And if you’re getting married in the Northwest, you probably want your wedding day to showcase the amazing natural beauty of the area, which again can be a challenge when you also want to stay dry and cozy inside!
I collaborated with a team of incredible vendors to envision a gorgeous Fall/Winter elopement that brings the beauty of the PNW indoors. We were able to use the gorgeous loft-like space at Block 41 in the Belltown neighborhood of Seattle. The loft space at Block 41 is so chic and stylish, and we really wanted to showcase that airy, modern architectural backdrop with the addition of nature-inspired winter PNW botanicals. The spacious venue provided a beautiful, modern canvas for Kelly of The Botanical Company to work her magic with a beautiful tablescape and floral arbor. Using the inspiration of dried foliage, preserved ferns, seed pods, and branches found on a walk in the woods in winter, Kelly created a stunning arbor installation featuring ivory blooms, branches and ferns along with vintage hanging lights to provide a ceremony focal point.
Honey Crumb Cake Studio provided our exquisite tiered cake, which featured a textural modern fondant with black sesame seeds.Carla of Honey Crumb used flowers provided by the Botanical Company to compliment her clean design, including one blush bloom that evoked the promise of an eventual coming spring.
Kelly used blossoms in pale shades of blush, ivory, and the faintest mauve to build a lush bridal bouquet featuring ferns, pods, and grasses from our inspiration. while lunaria, thistles, and pampas grass added texture and dimension.
In a stroke of genius, Kelly used dramatic black fiddlehead ferns to accent the otherwise neutral blushes and golds of the tabletop. It was the perfect echo of the black industrial detail in the venue itself, the elegant black chivari chairs, and even the black metal wall behind the ceremony arch. While the pallete was primarily driven by soft, subtle tones of the brown foliage and ivory blooms, the black accents really pulled everything together cohesively.
Balancing Balloons provided our amazing tableware, including gorgeous wooden chargers, ivory place settings, and gold flatware combined with blush glassware, glass candleholders, and pale champagne linens. L&L Events provided tealights, taper candles, and mercury glass and copper candleholders in shades of blush and rose.
Our model Danielle wore a spectacular dress from The Dress Theory in Seattle and two elegant hairstyles created by Nono of Mane By Nono. The Hayley Paige gown featured an intricate botanical lace overlay and plunging neckline.
Above all, the best part of this project was working with an incredible team! Each person brought their own talent and energy to the vision, and it made the whole process so much fun. When you choose vendors for your Washington wedding or elopement, it’s so important that you select people of great talent who can also collaborate with other artists and professionals!
Vendors from our Modern Winter Loft Wedding Inspiration Shoot:
Decor| L&L Events and Rentals
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