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A Vintage Blush & Silver Hollywood Schoolhouse Wedding | Cassie + Matt

Cassie and Matt Willows Lodge Hollywood Schoolhouse Wedding

Cassie and Matt were married in a stunning ceremony and reception at the vintage Hollywood Schoolhouse in Woodinville. These two fun-loving sweethearts didn’t want to worry about a thing on their wedding day, so they left the details in the very capable hands of their planner, Tamara Nicole, who flawlessly put together the perfect party. In a recent blog interview, Cassie gives the following piece of advice to other brides about hiring a planner, and we (from personal and professional experience) wholeheartedly agree!

My favorite thing about the wedding was that I literally didn’t have to worry about ANYTHING other than getting beautiful and marrying my favorite person in the whole world.  I loved that I didn’t have to delegate duties to my family and worry about whether they were getting done or not.  If there were any issues, I never heard about them! I also LOVED my candy/dessert table designed by Tamara.  It was a major hit with all of the guests!

My best piece of advice is to definitely hire a wedding planner, as it is worth every penny.  Even if you only hire them for day of, you will not regret it.  The last thing you want to do in the days leading up to the wedding is worry about schedules, vendors, etc.  On that day you should have as little stress as possible and only focus on having the time of your life! Also, don’t stress the small details.  Your day will be so busy that you will not even notice them on your big day! 

Cassie and Matt’s beautiful vintage blush and silver Hollywood Schoolhouse wedding was recently featured on Every Last Detail, and I am so proud to show off even more of their never-before-seen photos here. 

The couple completed their wedding day preparations at the beautiful Willows Lodge, then humored the rainy forecast by incorporating college-team rain boots and umbrellas into their portraits with the bridal party. Though the clouds were dark that day, they didn’t dampen anyone’s spirits. Cassie and Matt’s heart-lifting ceremony was bright and airy, officiated by a good friend who brought laughter and tears to everyone witness. A spirited cocktail hour at the on-site old-timey bar was followed by a gorgeously appointed reception complete with glittering tablescapes wrought with old books and advice to the couple. The piece de resistance? A dessert bar piled high with cupcakes, candy, and a dreamy “cutting” cake for the bride and groom.

Congratulations, Cassie and Matt, on a wedding well done! We’re so glad to have been there to celebrate with you, and to have just had the occasion to photograph the newest member of your family, baby J! We’re so happy to know you and have you as a continued part of our lives.

Cassie + Matt’s Wedding Team:
Photographer :: Persimmon Images
Wedding Planner & Printed Goods :: Simply by Tamara Nicole
Hair and Makeup Artist :: Yessie Libby
Gown Boutique :: La Belle Elaines Bridal
Florist :: Distinctive Designs Florist
Officiant :: Rev. Katie Stone (friend of the couple)
Ceremony and Reception Venue :: Hollywood Schoolhouse
Rentals :: Vintage Ambiance and Grand Event Rentals
DJ :: Integral DJs

Want to see more photos? Watch their full Woodinville wedding highlights slideshow and their Bellevue & Marymoor Park engagement photographs!

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Want to see more photos? Watch their full Woodinville wedding highlights slideshow and their Bellevue & Marymoor Park engagement photographs!

Roche Harbor Resort Wedding on San Juan Island | Liz + Aaron

Roche Harbor Resort Wedding on San Juan Island | Liz + Aaron

For their long-anticipated wedding, Liz and Aaron wanted to share with their guests the sights, sounds, and seaside scents of one of the most historic locations in the San Juans — Roche Harbor Resort— a beautiful, quintessentially Pacific Northwest getaway. For two self-described “decidedly unromantic” people, they put together a weekend destination wedding that was a heartfelt and memorable celebration of their commitment for everyone who attended. Many of the details were handmade: Liz and Aaron designed their Chuppah, programs, and menus with signature touches. To customize their reception, they marked each table with an antique postcard of a notable location they have been– complete with the story of their trip written on the back, and then called each guest to their table using a vintage map. Their beautiful color scheme complimented the landscape of blues and greens and a pop of orange provided a bright contrast to the rainy day outside.

And, boy, was it ever a rainy October day. Their ceremony, set to be held in the lovely outdoor gardens, was moved inside to keep everyone dry, but it didn’t dampen their spirits at all. For us, thanks to a to-the-minute weather doppler app called “Dark Sky,” we were able to choreograph outdoor portraits in-between downpours, and everyone was happy! (Shh, by the way, Dark Sky is a trade secret! 😉 The rain gave a peaceful, subdued mood to the sleepy resort town, and gave the seaside air that special Northwest coastal feeling. I think a bit of weather sometimes makes a wedding day even more beautiful.

Finally, one of our favorite local entertainers, Michael Benson Band, made Liz and Aaron’s wedding reception a party to remember. Their live rendition of the Hava Nagila was so energetic and intense that every single guest was on the dance floor — I’ve never seen anything like it!

Liz and Aaron, congratulations on a wedding well done! We’re so happy for you, and to be a part of the life you share. Congratulations again!

Liz + Aaron’s Wedding Team:
Photographer :: Persimmon Images
Makeup Artist :: Afterglow Spa
Wedding Dress :: Amy Kuschel
Florist :: Blush Custom Floral
Officiant :: Rabbi Zari Weiss
Ceremony and Reception Venue :: Roche Harbor Resort
Cakes and Cupcakes :: Cakes by Felicitations
Live Music :: Michael Benson Band

Want to see more photos? View Liz & Aaron’s Roche Harbor Wedding Slideshow or take a look at their Green Lake engagement session!

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Want to see more photos? View Liz & Aaron’s Roche Harbor Wedding Slideshow or take a look at their Green Lake engagement session!

A Modern Capitol Hill Wedding at Velocity Dance Center | Maddie + Brian

Seattle Capitol Hill Velocity Dance Center and Cal Anderson Park Wedding

Maddie and Brian celebrated their marriage with a quintessentially urban Seattle wedding on the most beautiful, sunny October(!) day. It was a modern affair, hosted in Velocity Dance Center, where they fell in love with the exposed brick, wood floors, and delicious catering by Blue Ribbon Cooking. Sprinkled throughout the day were touches of vintage appeal — antique, reworked jewelry, a birdcage veil for Maddie, homemade pies (also by Blue Ribbon), a classy olive/eggplant/gray color scheme, and the monogram “R” for their new married name in various letterforms. With a wedding party that was one side Maddie’s sisters and the other side Brian’s brothers, the day was complete: good friends, good food, good beer, and good memories.

I had the pleasure of working with Jennifer Tai of Jennifer Tai Photo Artistry as my second shooter that day, and one of the most pleasant moments for us was taking a leisurely stroll for portraits with Maddie, Brian, and their attendants through Cal Anderson Park, Elliot Bay Books, and to other Capitol Hill landmarks for portraits. There are so many beautiful, artistic, urban Seattle snapshots that it was difficult to pick what to share! After that, during their ceremony, there was hardly a dry eye in the house. And then, the food, oh the food! This was the first of several weddings I’ve photographed at Blue Ribbon Cooking venues and they are always, always delicious.

Thank you, Maddie and Brian, for making including me in your day and making us a part of your lives. I enjoyed reliving a really good day with your photographs and I hope you will, too!

Want to see more? Watch Maddie and Brian’s full wedding slideshow and revisit their engagement photographs at the Olympic Sculpture Park!

Maddie + Brian’s Wedding Team:
Photographer :: Persimmon Images with Jennifer Tai
Makeup Artist :: Rachel Bergsma, eShimmer
Wedding Dress Boutique :: The Limited (no longer has a bridal collection)
Florist :: Blue Ribbon Cooking
Officiant :: Rev. Stephanie Adams
Ceremony and Reception Venue :: Velocity Dance Center by Blue Ribbon Cooking
Dinner and Dessert Catering :: Blue Ribbon Cooking

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Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort Wedding | Sharon + Randy

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Randy and Sharon, lucky in love, were also lucky on their wedding day. Their venue, Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort, was threatened by some very bad wildfires in the Wenatchee/Leavenworth area and they thought they might have to relocate. But just a few days before their wedding, the skies cleared suddenly of smoke, and they were married in the awesome and beautiful Washington landscape that is such an important part of their love story.

These two wilderness lovers met as University of Washington graduate students on the Jewish holiday of Tu B’shevat, also called the New Year of the Trees — a fitting and auspicious start to their relationship. They remain united by an enthusiasm for outdoor recreation; their Jewish faith; a commitment to living a healthy, environmentally conscious lifestyle; a deep appreciation for their friends and families; a love of good food and wine; and an enjoyment of travel. They give each other balance, too: Sharon says that Randy reminds her to live on the lighter side and she reminds him not to sweat the small stuff. All of this was apparent on their wedding day, a beautiful celebration of everything they hold dear: the view was stunning as they were wed under the chuppa at sunset, the venue (and vendors) all eco-friendly, the food was beyond fabulous, and their friends and family glowed with happiness.

[By the way… wonder why the mountain is called “Sleeping Lady”? See if you can spot her profile on their invitations, on the resort signage, and in the landscape on the photos above and below!]

Congratulations again on a wonderful wedding day and a blessed relationship, Randy and Sharon!

Want to see more photos? Check out their Volunteer Park engagement session here!

Sharon + Randy’s Wedding Team:
Photographer :: Persimmon Images
Wedding Invitation Suite :: Brown Sugar Design
Wedding Rings :: Turgeon Raine
Makeup :: The Hair Loft
Hair :: Moya Softli
Officiant :: Yohanna Kinberg, Temple B’nai Torah
Ceremony, Reception, & Catering :: Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort
Florist :: Au Naturel
Cake Artist :: New Renaissance Cakes
DJ / Emcee :: Bamboo Beats

Sleeping Lady Mountain Wedding Invitation Letterpress Stationery by Brown Sugar Design

Sleeping Lady Mountain landscape documentary wedding photography by Leavenworth wedding photographer Persimmon Images

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Leavenworth wedding photography of Bride Getting Ready at Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort by Seattle wedding photojournalist Persimmon IMages

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