Stunning Greenery Wedding at Axis Pioneer Square With Seattle Wedding Planner, New Creations Weddings
You know when those weddings come that just blow your mind on how lucky you were to get to plan it? This was one of those weddings for me. Sydney and Ryan were just a dream to work with- knew what they loved (and had great ideas), super genuine and sweet, and were willing to trust design thoughts I threw at them. Oh, and the icing on the cake? A STELLAR team of wedding vendors to make this wedding a dream!
The details were spot on with the greenery theme of this wedding carrying over into every aspect. The design on their wedding invitations was a custom, hand-painted, wreath design by Paper Fling. Sydney even had a velvet green The Mrs. Box that gave just the perfect accent color for her ring photos.
Arriving to the Westin Seattle in the morning, I was greeted by the cutest Bridesmaids wearing matching robes, and of course serving mimosas in customized glasses. The guys were just as on point in their sharp suites, snazzy socks, and even a crown for the groom (inside story there).
After a few Bridesmaids and Groomsmen photos, it was time for the first-look. I, for one, am a huge fan of the first-look photo, as 1. Logistically, it is MUCH easier to coordinate and flow of the day, and 2. Boy does it take the nerves out almost immediately. It allows you to laugh with each other and have a really intimate moment together at the start of your day. Sydney and Ryan took advantage of getting ready at the Westin, and worked some magic to have their first-look on the ROOFTOP of the hotel, overlooking the entire city of Seattle. SO awesome!
After Sydney and Ryan took some time to themselves, they rejoined the Wedding Party for some artistic photos around Downtown Seattle and Pioneer Square. And check out these fabulous navy Bridesmaids dresses. Love them!
While the Wedding Party was out taking photos, my Assistant and I were busy busy at Axis beginning the decor setup. This one was a biggie! From hand-wrapping 150 sets of gold silverware with wooden escort cards, velvet ribbon and a fern (intense!), to tying on photos of Sydney and Ryan growing up to line their aisle; this wedding was just oozing with style! Tons of Northwest wedding inspiration right here! Enjoy!
Sydney and Ryan's wedding was the first wedding at Axis to use all four event spaces. Since their guest count was so large, I flipped the normal ceremony layout with instead the focus of the ceremony in front of the windows vs the brick wall. Of course since Axis is on a busy street with lots of people walking by, we didn't want folks to stop and sit there, so we decided to pipe and drape the backdrop to keep onlookers at bay.
Once the ceremony wrapped up, guests moved into cocktail hour while the vendors were hustling to put out final details on the reception decor. Greenery and vines climbing up the brick walls with bistro lighting overhead gave a feel of bringing the outdoors in. Large, lush greenery centerpieces were balanced with navy taper candles and earth tones of grey (stone) and wood (place cards).
After dinner, we got a killer dance party going complete with a surprise from the UW Marching Band and Mascot! This was something only the bride and I knew about, and it was such a shock to everyone who couldn't believe what was happening. Since Ryan attended UW, Sydney wanted to give him a very special gift, and it did not disappoint. One of my favorite unique pieces to this dance party was the thoughtfulness of Sydney purchasing Rescue Flats (if you have never heard of these, definitely worth a look) for ladies sore dancing feet. Super cute!
During the dance party, there were even MORE surprises awaiting these guests! Cakes from Cakes of Paradise were served on a 200 year old market cart from Vintage Ambiance making for a super cute wedding cake display. Now I normally don't show a lot of behind the scenes disasters (luckily, they are few and far between), but this one was just too funny not to share. At some point during the evening, the market carts balance got tipped, spilling all 8 cakes and cake stands onto the floor! Funny to look back on now, but in the moment, it was so sad. Luckily, we had already done the cake cutting! Whew!
Even more food arrived when we set out late night snacks from Dicks- Seattle's quintessential greasy burger place- perfect for a late night food frenzy. Once all the dancing was done and food was eaten, guests lined the alley of Axis for a late-night sparkler exit lining the path to the Rolls Royce from British Motor Coach awaiting to whisk Sydney and Ryan off to their first night as husband and wife.
The couple, the design and the vendor team were ON POINT for this Seattle wedding day, and I was thrilled to be a part of bringing it all together- definitely my type of wedding!
If you need help planning your perfect Seattle wedding day, contact New Creations Weddings today for your complimentary consultation. 2018 dates are almost booked, and we are well into booking 2019 weddings. Be sure to act fast to reserve your date.
Happy Planning! ~Rebecca
Huge Thanks to This Amazing, Large Vendor Team!
Venue: Axis Pioneer Square
Photographer: Affinity Photography
Design & Coordination: New Creations Weddings- Rebecca
Flowers: Floressence Design
Catering: Ravishing Radish
Videographer: Peak Digital Cinema
DJ/Emcee: Chris Graves Music
Hair & Makeup: Shannon Mercil Makeup
Cakes: Cakes of Paradise
Invitation & Paper Goods: Paper Fling
Photo Booth: The Snap Bar
Lighting: Crimson Haze
Draping: Prop Gallery
Officiant: Rev. Brendan Coleman
Geronimo Balloons: Balloons & Cupcakes
Getting Ready Hotel: Westin Seattle