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! :)
Loved their color palette of eggplant, plum, and silver…gorgeous bridesmaids bouquets too!
This is Karissa’s Grandfather’s vintage, convertible Cadillac…so awesome!
Specialty linens from Choice Linens – luxurious!
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! :)
Here are the wedding pros Karissa and Matt selected for their big day:
- Wedding Planner: Sweet Pea Events
- Ceremony Venue: Villa Academy
- Reception Venue: The W Hotel – Seattle
- Cake: The W Hotel – Seattle
- Band: Oncore Music
- Photographer: John & Joseph Photography
- Videography: Bogle Productions
- Florist: Creative Colours by Patty
- Hair/Makeup: Erin Skipley
- Transportation: Crystal Coach
- String Trio: The Bella Trio
- Specialty Linens: Choice Linens