When it came time for Mike + Krista's April Wedding at The Foundry, it was the culmination of a year of planning. We had a lot of fun with this couple, starting with venue and vendor selections to color choices to overall wedding vision.
Knowing Krista since 2009 we were privileged that she chose us to help execute her and Mike's wedding vision. From working with us as an intern in 2011, Krista knew exactly what she was getting by having EA by her side.
After selecting their venue, Herban Feast's newest location, The Foundry, located in the SODO district, we immediately fell in love with this unique, industrial space that had so much to offer including a white room. To soften the concrete and dark wood at the venue, this couple chose a color palette of burgundy, blush, cream with a gold accent using the cherry blossom as an inspiration.
Then in January, Krista got the call she wasn't expecting and that was she had won a free wedding dress from Portland's Charlotte's Weddings & More. I mean who doesn't love winning something let alone a wedding dress. To compliment her dress, she and her bridesmaids (Krista's aunt and three sisters) selected a stunning blush Adrianna Papell Beaded Chiffon gowns. We would later discover this was the bridesmaid dress of 2016.
When it came down to the details, that's was when we got to be creative. Using the idea of the watercolor theme, we created the place cards and tables names (the couple named their tables about places they had visited as a couple) with a burgundy/blush ombre effect that Herban Feast continued with their signage. Next, Rachel created beautiful chalkboard bar signs that hung over the bars.
For decor, Krista and Mike, wanted a lot of candles to illuminate the ceremony room which would be transformed to the dining room. We loved the wine barrel wall that served as the gorgeous backdrop of the ceremony with a floral garland by Love Blooms and more candles. We lined the aisle with candles that would later move to wine barrel wall and cherry blossoms on the chairs down the aisle. Being in April, it was the end of the season for cherry blossom but the florist wouldn't take no for an answer and was able to find probably the last flowery branches.
My favorite design aspect of their reception was their head table. Using their wood tables, we accented the table with a beautiful rose gold sequin runner and lined it with the bridal bouquets, bud vases with flowers and candles. Photographer Shane Macomber was really able to capture the true beauty of the table. For the guest tables, the couple chose an ivory linen with a burgundy napkin and two design concepts for centerpieces.
For dessert, guests were treated by an incredible spread of bite sized treats from Heaven by Better Than a Boyfriend Bakery, complete with pie pops, coconut macaroons, mini chocolate cupcakes, fudge bites and cheesecake shooters.
When all was said in done, Krista + Mike were married, happy and surrounded with a lot of love by their family and friends and had the best start to their married life. We were so lucky to have played a part in their big day and can't wait to see what these two do.
Wedding Planner: Elegant Affairs
Venue: The Foundry
Catering: Herban Feast
Photography: Shane Macomber
Videographer: Gray Media Productions
Florist: Love Blooms
DJ: Brandon Ghorley
Officiant: Judge Lisa Worswick
Desert: Better Than a Boyfriend Bakery
Chalkboards: Rachel Ermitano of Elegant Affairs
Hair: Seattle Bridal Hair
Make-up: Taylor Loen
Wedding Dress: Charlotte's Weddings & More
Accommodations: W Hotel
Paper Products: Wedding Paper Divas