Lindsey and Patrick

I have to say, August was a really busy month for me.  I think I am still trying to recuperate from that busy month!  Needless to say, I am really trying hard to catch up on all my blogging and I thought with summer just around the corner, better late than never and maybe this will give the summer brides some inspiration.

This wedding was featured on Junebug Weddings as well as in the Spring/Summer Issue of Seattle Bride - thanks to the efforts of Lola and James Events wedding planners.

One of the popular trends I am seeing is the use of a lot of greenery and garlands.  Lindsey and Patrick's wedding was really my first where we used a lot of garlands.  I had helpers working into the wee hours of the morning creating the huge quantity of garlands needed to pull it all off.  The head table had a 45' long garland, there was a 55' long garland framing the entrance to the venue, garlands on every table, and even a chandelier filled with greenery.  Greenery was everywhere and it was perfect for the venue - Maplehurst Farms in Mt. Vernon, Washington.  The rustic barn surrounded by tall fields of corn was the perfect venue for this wedding.  

August is the perfect month for the lovely Cafe au late dahlias and I used them every chance I had, especially as a focal point in Lindsey's unique bouquet filled with a variety of textures.  

We had an incredible summer of lovely weather in the Pacific Northwest, but just as the dancing started, it began to rain.  This group didn't let it slow them down at all - they danced in the rain, complete with umbrellas and had a great time.

If you get a chance, head on over to Cabfare Productions and check out the video of the wedding - it was really spectacular day!

Venue:  Maplehurst Farms, Mt. Vernon

Wedding Planner:  Lola and James Events

Photography:  Jordan Voth Photography

Bridal Gown:  Rue De Seine - The Dress Theory

Calligraphy:  Songbird Paperie

Cake:  Cupcake Couture

Caterer:  Ravishing Radish

Favors:  Homemade Apricot Jam

Videographer:  Mitch Mattraw, Cabfare Productions

Rentals:  ABC Special Event Rentals by Cort

Groom's Attire:  J Crew

Groomsmen's Attire:  Jos A Bank

Hair and Makeup:  OffWhite Makeup and Hair

Invitations, Programs and Paper Products:  Minted

DJ:  Sean Lewis

Musicians:  Tux and Gown Events