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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Real Wedding: September wedding at the Fairmont

What if the bride's point of inspiration is another wedding?
Gabriela and Tim were married at the beautiful Fairmont Hotel in Seattle on a windy, blustery rainy day. The weather did not faze them one bit however, they were stunning, elegant, and determined to have a good time. We first wrote about this wedding a month ago, to see the details of our design collaboration and other photographs, click on Collaborating with the bride

Gabriela was one of my rare brides who knew what she wanted from the moment she saw one of our weddings featured in a magazine. She so loved the aisle pieces and centerpieces from that wedding, that she wanted to hire us to do the same thing! Being a stickler to create something fitting for them (versus recreating from another wedding), we delineated what she liked about them, and then use those element to design HER pieces, but more fitting into her space. (The Garden Room an Spanish Terrace at the the Fairmont Hotel.) In addition, we had she had a color scheme of tangerine, ruby red, light pink and ivory...NOT an easy color combination! ) I love a challenge, though, so I knew we could make the colors work together, and make this wedding as unique as all our others.

The end result really fitted well within the space, exceeded her expections (I LOVE next day emails from brides!!) and was kept the elements of what she loved from her initial selection but improved upon it, with little details like the beaded petals and duchess rose bowls.

And of course, it was all perfectly captured by Tania from Azzura Photography!

Thanks Tania, for the beautiful photos, and Gabriela and Tim for letting me be a part of your special day - it was a pleasure to design with you and create beauty for your day!