Rustic Wedding at Chihuly Garden and Glass with Seattle Wedding Planner New Creations Weddings

We are long overdue for a blog post!  What happened to winter being our "off season?"  With two weddings in January (including another beautiful Chihuly Garden and Glass wedding), we have been go, go, go!  Hopefully you've had a chance to enjoy the holidays and get into the swing of the new year.  And, since we're featuring a Chinese wedding, happy Chinese New Year as well!  (About a week late, but better late than never).  :)

Do we have a treat for you?!  This gorgeous Chinese rustic wedding at the modern and elegant Chihuly Garden and Glass is truly a feast for the eyes.  All of these elements came together perfectly for Amy and Jeremy's big day last July (yes, we're a little behind on blogging).  

Starting off the morning bright and early with a Chinese Tea Ceremony at the Brides home, the house was packed with wonderful guests, amazing food, and of course, the antics the Bridesmaids put the Groom and Groomsmen through.  This is one of our favorite parts of the day, as it really let's the playfulness of the couple come out.

After the fun and formalities of the Tea Ceremony ended, the Wedding Party made their way to the gorgeous Alexis Hotel to begin the formal getting ready process.  They of course had to start off the day with a super cute matching robe photo (robes from Etsy).  The Gentlemen countered with their own version of the "robe photo" using the cheetah patterned robes the hotel offers.

Once everyone was all dressed up, the Bride and Groom made their way to the hotel bar for their first-look photo.  I adore the look on Amy's face- just pure excitement and anticipation.  After taking in the first time seeing each other in wedding day formals, everyone made their way over to Chihuly for portrait and Wedding Party Photos.

While they were out taking photos, that was our time to setup.  We totally transformed this super modern space into a warm and welcoming environment through the use of wood chairs, antique cards and garden style flowers.  Amy has a love for vintage things, so we wanted to bring that into the space in a way that made sense with the colors and style of the venue, as Jeremy likes things cleaner and crisper.  I think we knocked it out of the park!

Inspiration board created by New Creations Weddings

Inspiration board created by New Creations Weddings

We adore couples who have a sense of adventure and style, and Amy and Jeremy allowed that to come in through their eclectic love of all things vintage, and even into the flower selection.  While we were planning, they allowed our amazing florist (Bash and Bloom) to use any type of flower she wanted - the more unique, the better, creating a truly mesmerizing centerpiece ensemble.

The night capped off with an awesome dance party, and one of the best combined Father/Daughter & Mother/Son dances we've ever seen!

As busy working professionals, Amy and Jeremy needed help being guided through every step of the planning process, and came to us with the venue and photographer already booked.  Everything else, we helped them hand-select the perfect team to make their vision a reality through our Full Planning & Design services.  And what a day it was!  

You can read all about Amy and Jeremy's experience planning with New Creations here.  Thank you Amy and Jeremy for allowing us to be a part of your perfect wedding day!

~Rebecca + Team

HUGE thanks to the small village it took to pull off this amazing wedding day!

Venue:  Chihuly Garden and Glass

Photographer:  Jenn Tai Photography

Full Design & Planning:  Rebecca of New Creations Weddings

Florist:  Bash and Bloom

Desserts:  The Sweet Side

Paper Goods:  Chic Ink

DJ/Emcee:  Bamboo Beats

Decor Rentals:  Vintage Ambiance

Bar Sign Rental:  The Invisible Hostess

Signage Lettering and Rental:  Wonderstruck Event Design

Rentals:  Pedersen's

Hair and Makeup:  Michelle Chappron

Transportation:  SP+ Transportation

Tacoma Wedding Venue Spotlight- Historic 1625 Tacoma Place by Seattle Wedding Planner, Mandy Brown of New Creations Weddings

Mandy Brown, our newest Associate Planner and South-Sound/Tacoma Wedding Planning Specialist, recently partnered with to spotlight 5 of Tacoma's most stunning wedding venues. For her second spotlight, Mandy is excited to show you this next venue, Historic 1625 Tacoma Place.

A Note from Mandy
Tacoma has a lot to offer when it comes to weddings and events. Reasonable prices, a wonderful city, water and mountain views and of course the major advantage of our smaller town… PARKING! I have been visiting venues in Tacoma and the South Sound over the past few months and I have to say this Planner is pretty impressed. So when Marguerite from Move To Tacoma asked me if I would be willing to talk about some wedding and event venues in Tacoma, I of course wanted to take the opportunity to brag about how awesome I think we are! The best part about the 5 selected venues is that they work well for any kind of event… wedding, holiday party, fundraiser, anniversary party, you name it!

Historic 1625 Tacoma Place
1625 South Tacoma Way, Tacoma, WA, 98409
Neighborhood: Central Tacoma

What is especially unique about this venue?
Mandy: Located on a relatively quiet street on the evenings and weekends, this venue’s charm comes from its past life as a Cadillac dealership. To add to its auto history, on the lower level you will find the venue’s collection of historic cars. This venue boasts beautiful wood barrel-vaulted ceilings, warm red brick walls and slate floors that can hold over 300 guests. With two rooms separated by large glass windows and doors, this space offers a lot of options. Looking for a ceremony and reception space for 350 guests? Want a silent auction and cocktail hour in one room, and dinner with live auction in another? Done! Oh, and let’s not forget one massive perk to this venue… FREE parking!

What does this venue already feature, and what would someone need to bring in (outside of décor and personal items)?
Mandy: Round tables, chairs and banquet tables for up to 200 guests, including setup and tear down, two changing rooms and access of choosing between five different caterers. You will need rent linens and additional tables and chairs if your guest count is above 200.

What design ideas do you have for this venue?

Mandy: I love the deep rich tones of the bricks and slate floor at this venue, and wanted to add in some blues and purples to play off of them with a touch of sparkle. The marbled and shimmery look of Geode would really play well with the space, bringing in wood chairs to mimic the vaulted ceilings and hanging geode slices in the ceremony arbor that would transition to housing the cake later in the evening. To add to the fun, rock candy in drinks or as favors will bring out the playful side of your guests.

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

Happy Planning!


Elegant Fall Wedding at The Rainier Club with Seattle Wedding Planner New Creations Weddings

Bringing the outdoors in with live trees lining the aisle at the Rainier Club.  An elegant way to dress up any wedding.

Kristen and Jamie were absolutely wonderful to work with for their wedding day.  Due to their demanding work schedules, they hired me for my Full Design & Coordination package to help them through the logistics of planning their wedding.  We ended up selecting The Rainier Club for their wedding venue, as it fit their style, guest count and personalities perfectly.  

Kristen looked exquisite in her tulle embroidered wedding gown, and Jamie showed off a little of his playfulness and personality in his gift choice for Kristen (see Star Wars mugs below).

Since their wedding was in September, it was just at the start of the Fall season.  We wanted to bring the outdoors in with live trees, a fall bouquet color palette, and cozy desserts.  

The reception decor was kept simple and elegant with golds and tones of eggplant tying in with the reds, burgundy's and greens of the flowers and trees perfectly.  The chandeliers of The Rainier Club are just so elegant, and make any event sparkle.

Original inspiration board designed by New Creations Weddings | Fall Wedding Inspiration | 

Original inspiration board designed by New Creations Weddings | Fall Wedding Inspiration | 

Moving to the dancing space, guests took full advantage of the giant walk-in fireplace (the only one in Seattle) for late night s'mores.  YUM!  The night capped off with donuts, a surprise bananas foster station, and dancing the night away!  Congrats Jamie and Kristen!!

If you're feeling overwhelmed, and need help planning and designing your perfect wedding day, contact New Creations Weddings today to setup your complimentary consultation.

Happy Planning!


Many thanks to the wedding professionals who helped make this day amazing!

Venue:  The Rainier Club

Photography: Alante Photography

Full Design & Coordination:  New Creations Weddings

Florist:  Floressence

DJ/Emcee:  Brandon Ghorley

Hair and Makeup:  Salon Maison

Cake:  The Sweet Side

Rentals:  BBJ Linens, Creative Coverings, Pedersen's Rentals

Lighting:  Green Light Events

Photo Booth:  321 Foto

Paper Goods:  Valerie's Invites