Having recently moved to Washington from New York, Tawny and Cate were excited to design an outdoor wedding away from the busy lifestyle of NYC. Surrounded by friends and family, the couple exchanged vows at a Buddhist ceremony. The reception at Barnstar Events was filled with raw earthy tones, exposed wood, and a delicious pie table! We love how the hint of mint green in the decor and favors added a light, fresh take to this beautiful outdoor wedding. Making sure not to miss a single moment, Sarah Postma Photography captured lovely photos of the couple on their big day!
Tawny and Cate
Barnstar Events, Ferndale, Washington
After living in New York City for so long, we were really looking forward to having an outdoor relaxed Washington wedding. We really wanted the natural farmland surrounding to play a big part in the décor. Tawny is super into design and color so she was all about making mood boards for everything. I think both of our outfits had vintage inspiration with a touch of bling. Tawny fell in love with the texture of her dress right away. Cate’s outfit was a little harder to piece together. She ended up wearing her mother’s vintage silk pant, amazing gold shoes and a custom vest that Tawny designed and finished with gold leather straps. We wanted the wedding party to be cohesive but for each person’s individual style to shine through. We gave our wedding party a color palette, and they took it from there. One of the best parts was seeing everyone’s outfits in-person for the first time right before the ceremony. It was like 10 first looks in one day.
We had just moved from New York to Seattle a few months before the wedding. We were super happy to be spending more time with family, but we were really missing our New York friends. For both of us, it was so amazing to look around and see our family and friends from across the country connecting, having a great time and celebrating us. We also had a killer buddhist ceremony.
The Couple Recommends:
As soon as we were engaged, the first vendor we booked was Sarah Postma Photography. We have both admired her work and knew we had to have her. Posing for photos with her always seemed so natural, not a chore, but fun. I have a really big family and she was SO good at organizing everyone quickly and getting great shots. Her style is natural, her compositions are unique and beautiful. We can’t recommend her enough!
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Sarah Postma Photography
Venue – Barnstar Events
Floral Design – Rebecca’s Flower Shoppe
Catering – Gusto Wood Fired Pizza
Makeup Artist – Laura Emmett
Hair Styling – Laura Emmett
Wedding Attire – J.Crew (dress), Mavro/Tawny (vest), PSC (ties)
A huge thank you to Sarah Postma Photography for sharing Tawny and Cate’s bright and fun outdoor wedding. Want to see more wedding inspiration like this? Check out this colorful backyard wedding in Oregon!