Modern Black White and Gold Wedding at Chihuly Garden and Glass with Seattle Wedding Planner, New Creations Weddings

What a wedding this was!  I cannot even begin to tell you the amazingness of not only the details of this day, but what a pleasure it was to work with this couple and family.  Kicking off my first wedding of 2017, Kelly Koopmans (yes, of KOMO 4 News) and her husband Michael Scholl set out to create a grand, yet approachable wedding day, and I think we nailed it!  Check out these details!  

The start to the day was one of the most endearing start I've ever had to any wedding day.  From custom vow books, to KOMO's weatherman, Seth Wayne (a Bridesman), having one of the best reactions to seeing the Bride, all the way to the custom monogram on each girls bouquet; it was absolute perfection.

To keep the color palette simple and classic, we opted to for black, white, and gold for the wedding day color scheme.  I love how elegant the wedding party looked with the Bridesmaid black dresses and the guys' classic black tuxes.  And did you checkout Kelly's gown!?  Yes, the tulle skirt portion of the gown unsnaps to reveal a 2nd reception sheath gown.  Pretty awesome!

The details were just so stunning beginning with this custom invitation suite from Paper Passionista.  We carried over the simple color schedule, but gave it a lot of personality.  Kelly and Michael's custom monogram was brought into the ensemble as the envelope closure, and opened up to an elegant gold and white invitation.

Of course we had to bring in Kelly's news background one way or another, so a simple nod was made to this with their newspaper wedding programs.  Having gone to school in Pullman, the "headline" caught guests attention as it paid homage to their relationship love story- "From Pullman and Cows to Wedding Vows."  The program was loaded with engagement photos, their love story, puzzles, and wedding party and family details.

The room completely transformed from the ceremony to the reception and it dazzled guests upon their return!  Mirrored tabletops accentuated sparkling candlelight.  Simple clean white floral centerpieces, custom round menu (with their monogram of course), and of we cannot leave out the star of the show- Chihuly's chandler installation reflecting off the tops of the tables.  It was just spectacular!

The party kicked off with a toast from Kelly's dad to the tune of Hamilton (complete with a surprise costume).  From there it got turned up a notch with tunes to the Michael Benson Band- they kept the dance floor hopping and wowed the guests with spot on covers.  Sock favors were brought out for those late night tired dancing feet, featuring the monogram, of course.  :) 

As if the wedding wasn't specular enough, Kelly and Michael exited the party in style jumping into a one of only 2 made in the WORLD Rolls Royce (pretty nice to have a guy) to wedding bliss.  

What a joy it was to help these two tie the knot.  I could not have asked for a better couple to start my 2017 wedding season with.  Thank you Kelly and Michael for welcoming me into your day, your family, and your future. 

If you need help putting together your wedding day vision and want to be a guest at your wedding, contact New Creations Weddings today to setup your complimentary consultation.

What a dream team Kelly and Michael put together for their wedding day.  HUGE thanks to the amazing vendors that made this day a success!

See what Kelly & Michael said about their experience working with New Creations here.

Happy Planning! ~Rebecca

Venue:  Chihuly Garden & Glass

Photography:  Angela Carlyle

Design & Coordination:  Rebecca of New Creations Weddings

Florals:  Bash and Bloom

Band:  Michael Benson Band

Cakes:  Honey Crumb Cake Studio

Paper Goods:  Paper Passionista

Lighting:  Green Light Events

Rentals:  Pedersens Event Rentals & Kevin Bradford Designs

Hair & Makeup:  Salon Maison

Ceremony Music:  Quinn Fitzpatrick

A/V Rentals:  Live Oak AV

Officiant:  Brides Brother

Getaway Car:  Friend of the Family

Getting Ready Location:  Hyatt at Olive 8


Seattle Met Bride and Groom Magazine Shoot | Purple and Green Wedding | Thompson Hotel Seattle | Seattle Wedding Planner

When we got the email asking if we were interested in doing a styled shoot, we jumped at the chance!  Now, for those of you that know us, you know we don't do styled shoots very often.  So why was this one different?  First, it was featuring one of Seattle's newest wedding venues, The Thompson Hotel's rooftop bar and restaurant, The Nest.  Secondly, it was going to be a feature within the magazine of three different planners take on the same space.  And lastly, it was a way for us to feature one of 2017's biggest trends; the return of color.  We collaborated with some of our favorite vendors (see full list below) to make the vision come to life!  And well, we're pretty proud of how it turned out.

We didn't want to detract from the natural beauty of this venue.  With it's sweeping views of the Puget Sound, we kept the design natural, yet still stylish, trendy, and modern to match the venues feel.  The dark slate place settings popped off the table against the copper placemats.    The clean, modern lines were softened by hand-dyed napkins and calligraphy menus.

The rest of the tablescape was loaded with charm, modern elements and stunning florals.  From the hand-dyed table runner to the copper and wood elements to the elevated centerpieces, this was one of our favorite designs ever!  Elevating the centerpieces allowed the space to do another wedding trend- individual cakes as part of your centerpiece design.  Allowing guests to self-serve their wedding cakes is a super fun way to have them enjoy several different flavors while enhancing your table top design.

One of the key elements the magazine wanted us to feature was ideas for favors.  We figured since we live in Seattle and we were featuring a rooftop venue, we incorporated two perfect favors- a bag of coffee for everyone and shawls for the ladies.  

And lastly, how could we not swoon over these hand-painted copper and teal wedding invitations complete with custom calligraphy?  WOW!  

We could not have been more thrilled with how this shoot turned out, and hope you enjoy it as much as we do!  Happy Planning! ~Rebecca

If you need help bringing your dream wedding to life, contact New Creations Weddings today for your complimentary consultation.

Huge thanks to the amazing team of vendors who made this shoot a success!!

Venue:  The Nest at The Thompson Hotel

Photography:  Nick Pironio

Concept, Design & Execution:  New Creations Weddings - Rebecca, Erika and Mandy

Floral Artistry & Custom Linens:  Gather Design Company

Paper Goods & Calligraphy:  Krisanna Elizabeth

Cakes:  Lilac Cake Boutique

Rentals:  CORT Party Rental

Placemats:  Mississippi Gift Company

Coffee Favors:  Anchorhead Coffee Co.

Shawl Favors:  Amazon

Wood Rounds:  Honey Crumb Cake Studio

Check us out in the current issue of Seattle Met Bride & Groom Magazine on newsstands now!

Get Hitched Give Hope | Seattle Wedding Planners who Give Back

For the past 2 years, New Creations has been a part of the charity auction gala, Get Hitched Give Hope. Here, we auction off our Final Planning and Day-of Coordination package to one lucky couple with all proceeds going to charity.  Kelly and JP's wedding day was one filled with love and warmth as their closest friends and family helped them celebrate at the World Trade Center.

We are honored to be a part of such a wonderful wedding vendor community.  Kelly and JP, thank you for your charitable hearts and for sharing your amazing wedding day with us.  Happy Planning! ~Rebecca

If you want to work with a planning team who believes in giving back, contact New Creations Weddings today to setup your complimentary consultation.

Many thanks to the wonderful vendors making this day a success!!

Venue:  Bell Harbor Rooftop and World Trade Center

Photographer:  Mark Gladding

Day-of Coordinator: New Creations Weddings

Florist:  Floressence

Cake/Desserts:  Stone Layne (fellow Get Hitched Give Hope vendor)

DJ/Emcee:  Brandon Ghorley

Officiant:  Seattle Wedding Officiants

Hair & Makeup:  Makeup Love

Paper Goods:  Wedding Paper Divas