Saturday, July 31, 2010

Karissa & Matt’s Wedding at The W Hotel – Seattle

Posted by Kelly Simants

Holly-Kate and I had the honor of working with Karissa and Matt for their exquisite, modern wedding at The W Hotel in Seattle!  I met Karissa a few years ago when she was a bridesmaid in her brother and sister-in-law’s wedding and just adored her.  When she called to let me know she was engaged and planning her wedding and wanted our help, I was ecstatic!  We had so much fun planning with these two, and they definitely had a party to remember! 

Special thanks to John & Joseph Photography for providing these incredible images!  Enjoy, and congratulations you two – we wish you all the best!

This first image is on the campus at University of Washington – my alma mater (Go Dawgs)!  Matt is a Husky from UW and Karissa is a Cougar from WSU so this proves that even big-time rivals can fall in love! :)

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Loved their color palette of eggplant, plum, and silver…gorgeous bridesmaids bouquets too!


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This is Karissa’s Grandfather’s vintage, convertible Cadillac…so awesome!

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Specialty linens from Choice Linens – luxurious!

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Their cake was a replica of Karissa’s Grandparents – her Grandfather was a successful baker in Seattle so this was incredibly meaningful to have this replica be in honor of her Grandfather.



Karissa surprised Matt with this AWESOME groom’s cake!  I think I have to say, this is my favorite groom’s cake I’ve seen yet! It’s a replica of his favorite University of Washington t-shirt. I think she scored major points here! :)

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Here are the wedding pros Karissa and Matt selected for their big day:


Monday, July 26, 2010

Happy 2nd Anniversary Sarah and Nathan!

Posted by Kelly Simants

Two years ago today, Sarah and Nathan tied the knot in Seattle! I just adore this couple, and love that they have become great friends of mine over the past few years. And, we couldn’t be more excited that they have a little sweet pea on the way soon! :) Congrats you two, and wishing you a very Happy Anniversary!!

Enjoy their album below, with gorgeous images from my great friend and amazingly talented photographer, Laurel McConnell! Here is a link to their feature on Style Me Pretty as well!

Here is their incredible highlights video from my good friends Casey and Danielle of Mind Castle Studios. LOVE this one!

Sarah + Nathan Highlights from Casey Warren MIND CASTLE on Vimeo.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

We’re Featured on Style Me Pretty!

Posted by Kelly Simants

I am beyond giddy to finally be able to feature this photo shoot that we helped to style, along with a team of incredible Dallas vendors!  For those of you who know me, you know that I LOVE collaborating with others…this whole project was truly a group effort and couldn’t have been successful without each individual’s amazing contributions!  Our whole goal was to showcase a mock wedding for Style Me Pretty, one of our favorite wedding sites – and we decided to call it “Style Me Pretty Meets the South”.  Holly-Kate and I are members of their Little Black Book and are honored that they chose this photo shoot to be featured on their cover page today! Here are a few photos to get you started…with more to come in the next few weeks!  Be sure to check out Style Me Pretty’s feature to check out their gallery of our images. Enjoy!

SMP Shoot

Fabulous Vendor Team:

Here are a few photos from the amazingly talented Hansel Dobbs (by the way, this was HIS original idea!! Thank you Hansel for asking us to participate!):

And, here are some ridiculously cute pics of the kiddos!  Their personalities just made the shoot! :)

Look for more to come soon! :)

Monday, July 5, 2010

Carmen and Ryan Tie the Knot in Dallas!

Posted by Kelly Simants

During my initial consult with Carmen and Ryan, I knew right away they were going to be super fun clients!  They both have a great sense of humor and in my opinion, had absolutely the right attitude about their wedding…they wanted to make sure to have fun along the way, and especially on the wedding day!  To ensure they would be able to accomplish this, they hired us for “Month-Of Wedding Coordination” services.  They did the majority of the planning on their own and we pulled all of the details together towards the end to make sure everything was seamless!  Enjoy these images from Jennifer Yarbro…and thanks again to Carmen and Ryan to inviting us to be a part of their special day!

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Love their color palette of tangerine and smoke…and these were super cute bridesmaids dresses that they can definitely wear again!

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        LOVED her shoes!

Red Bridal Shoes

  Ring Bearers sporting Converse. :)

Converse Ring Bearer Shoes

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            Wedding Cake with Tangerine Gerber Daisies         Grey and Tangerine Escort Cards 

        Beautiful bouquet of white mini ranunculus, white roses, mini callas, and snap dragons…

Ivory and Celadon Green Bridal Bouquet

Carmen handmade each of these yummy cookies for favors – and made a donation on behalf of their guests to SPCA of Dallas – an animal welfare non-profit.

Edible Wedding Favors

Tables were named after places Carmen and Ryan have visited…oooh Santiago!

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                     Her dress was stunning! Especially loved the back…

Gorgeous Bridal Gown in Dallas  Fun Getaway Car for Wedding Send-Off

Fabulous Wedding Team that Carmen and Ryan Selected:

Congrats Carmen and Ryan! We heart you guys!