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Katie and Phil- Vintage Vogue

Katie and Phil were a dream to work with. Their complete trust in our ability to take their vision and run with it set us free to create this vintage-mod wedding. We were inspired by vintage Vogue, and combined the refinement of 1950’s Dior with the simplicity of Jackie Kennedy’s iconic style to create a design that intersected sophisticated, couture design with modern angles and clean lines. We softened everything up with a touch of classic romantic detailing.

This wedding was simple, yet lush; classic yet modern. Most importantly, it was a reflection of our client¬† her love of timeless style. There were so many subtle details that could be easy to miss, but I love the intention and confidence behind the understated touches. I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out, and will always be grateful for the experience of working with such an amazing couple.

Photography: Ryan Flynn Photography 

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Kate and AJ- Bloedel Reserve

Most of the planning meetings with Kate and AJ were spent laughing. These two love life and love to have fun… their wedding was just an extension of this. Hosted at the beautiful Bloedel Reserve, this wedding combined classic timeless detailing along with some modern touches. Lush flowers were abundantly infused throughout the entire celebration- which was a challenge to keep fresh in the hot direct sunlight! It was a beautiful celebration and such a fun party to watch unfold.

photography: Maria Lamb

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Kaitlin and Dan- A Seaside Affair

I’ve orchestrated a lot of weddings on waterfront properties, but never before had I created a wedding directly in the sand. I underestimated the challenges of walking through the sand, the power of the wind and just how high the rising tide could come. We took all of these things into consideration while planning, and thought we were prepared for worst case scenarios… but the day of the wedding it stormed more powerfully than anyone anticipated. It was a challenging day to overcome the obstacles that were presented to us, but we prevailed and over-came and produced a wedding we’ll always remember.

This client described her wedding vision to me as vintage Moby Dick, with a side of old Hollywood glamour. Defining what that really meant and the designing the perfect details to bring the vision to life was such a fun task. Looking back, I think the stormy day added to the beautiful ambience and helped to create the perfect finishing touch to this wedding. Things have a way of always working out exactly how they are supposed to go. 

Photography: O’Malley Photographers with a few excerpts from KT Merry shot for Martha Stewart Weddings