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

Tacoma Art Museum Open House | By Mandy Brown

When Mandy started touring venues in Tacoma, the Tacoma Art Museum was one of the places that was on her list as a must visit. It is the type of venue that would push beyond the comfort zone when it came to design. When Kathleen Mazzei, the museum’s Private Event Coordinator, asked if Mandy wanted to partner with them in putting together an open house for them, it was an immediate said yes knowing this would be an opportunity to really showcase the space in ways that it hadn’t been done before.

The museum wanted to make sure there were multiple types of events shown, while using as many South Sound vendors as we could. Three different designs were created for them; Colorful Auction, Corporate Holiday and Moody Whimsical Wedding, then got to work reaching out to some of our favorite vendors (or as we like to call them Friendors) to help us pull each design together...

Colorful Auction

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Corporate Holiday Party

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Moody Whimsical Wedding

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In addition to the different designs, we had some incredible vendors provide food for all the guests. Pacific Grill Events & Catering with their yummy bacon wrapped dates, Snuffin's Catering with the awesome mac & cheese bar and X Group Catering providing a variety of appetizers (ask them about the compressed watermelon!)

We wanted to show off a variety of dessert ideas to guests and our vendors didn't disappoint! Dolce Si Bakery with an assortment of sweet and savory items, Ice Cream Social with their adorable cart (and my favorite ice cream), and the always wonderful Honey Crumb Cake Studio serving three of her fabulous cake flavors

And if the beautiful art in the museum or wedding attire from The Wedding Bell wasn't enough, we had The Snap Bar, Merry Makers with their giant chess set and Ken Jacobsen playing the electric guitar to keep everyone entertained.

We were so happy with how everything turned out, and are so thankful to have the relationships with all these vendors that we do. It’s vendors like the team we had that help make the day go so smoothly.

Looking for help with your South Sound wedding day? Contact New Creations Weddings today to setup your complimentary initial consultation!

Happy Planning!

Mandy

Thank you to all of the wonderful vendors that helped make the evening so special!

Venue: Tacoma Art Museum

Catering: Pacific Grill Events and CateringSnuffin's CateringX Group Catering

Dessert: Honey Crumb Cake StudioIce Cream SocialDolce Si Bakery

Rentals: CORT Party RentalsBBJ Linens (special linens for Moody Whimsical Wedding and Corporate Holdiay), Vintage Ambiance (lounge setup, glassware and chalkboard frames), Seattle Farm Tables (live edge tables in Colorful Auction)

Florist: Rusted Vase Floral Co. (floral for Moody Whimsical Wedding), Blitz & Co. Florist (floral for Colorful Auction and Corporate Holiday)

Paper Products: Valerie's Invites (menus, place cards, favor tags, auction paddles and table numbers)

Chalkboard Artwork: Drake Sign and Design

Lighting: NW Event Lighting (lighting and custom gobo for Moody Whimsical Wedding, uplighting and pin spots in atrium)

Photographer: Ike and Tash Photography + Motion

Dresses and Tuxes: The Wedding Bell

Photobooth: The Snap Bar

Giant Chess Set: Merry Makers

Musician: Ken Jacobsen