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This WithinSodo Wedding Inspiration Took Cues From Ireland’s Cliffs of Moher

photo by Wild Grass Photography

If you’ve had your sights set on an Irish “I do” but aren’t able to hop across the pond for your big day, this WithinSodo wedding inspiration is full of influence from the Cliffs of Moher! The Big Fake Wedding Seattle brought the earthy vibes and some epic beauty to WithinSodo thanks to a team of Seattle’s best wedding professionals.

Seattle-based florists and event designers Pump Up Party, K Frances Flowers & Events, For the Good Events, Jessica Van-Campbell Flowers, and Paeonia Pines all contributed to the gorgeous styling in shades of green, amber, and ivory, pulling inspiration from the Irish cliffs. We love the subtle nod to the striking views of the Atlantic with blue bridesmaids dresses from AZAZIE and the bride’s braided hairstyle by Elizabeth White Artistry is fit for a mermaid! The true pièce de résistance, however, is the unique three-tiered cake by Rue Cler Seattle that mimics the shape of the ocean crashing along the edge of the cliffs. Pump Up Party really took the dessert backdrop to the next level with an unforgettable balloon installation! Every carefully curated detail was captured in style by Seattle videographers Best Made Videos and photographers Woven LegaciesWorks by Sarah Jane Photography, and Wild Grass Photography.

Not familiar with Big Fake Wedding? This bridal show alternative brings together wedding vendors in cities across the country to throw a big, fake wedding to show off their skills – and you’re invited! Check out the schedule of upcoming events for the rest of the year and scroll on to get inspired by the The Big Fake Wedding Seattle‘s take on Irish wedding style at Seattle’s WithinSodo.

photo by Works by Sarah Jane Photography

photo by Works by Sarah Jane Photography

photo by Woven Legacies

photo by Woven Legacies

photo by Wild Grass Photography

photo by Wild Grass Photography

photo by Wild Grass Photography

photo by Wild Grass Photography

photo by Woven Legacies

photo by Woven Legacies

photo by Wild Grass Photography

photo by Woven Legacies

photo by Wild Grass Photography

photo by Wild Grass Photography

 

photo by Works by Sarah Jane Photography

photo by Works by Sarah Jane Photography

photo by Works by Sarah Jane Photography

photo by Woven Legacies

photo by Woven Legacies

photo by Woven Legacies

photo by Woven Legacies

photo by Woven Legacies

photo by Woven Legacies

photo by Works by Sarah Jane Photography

photo by Woven Legacies

photo by Works by Sarah Jane Photography

photo by Woven Legacies

photo by Woven Legacies

photo by Woven Legacies

photo by Works by Sarah Jane Photography

photo by Woven Legacies

photo by Wild Grass Photography

photo by Works by Sarah Jane Photography

photo by Woven Legacies

photo by Woven Legacies

photo by Wild Grass Photography

photo by Wild Grass Photography

photo by Woven Legacies

photo by Woven Legacies

photo by Works by Sarah Jane Photography

photo by Woven Legacies

 

photo by Woven Legacies

photo by Wild Grass Photography

photo by Woven Legacies

photo by Woven Legacies

photo by Woven Legacies

photo by Woven Legacies

The Talented Team:

Photography – Woven LegaciesWorks by Sarah Jane Photography, Wild Grass Photography
Venue – WithinSodo
Floral & Event Design – Pump Up Party (Cake Backdrop + Tables 1, 10), K Frances Flowers & Events (Ceremony Backdrop + Tables 2, 9), For the Good Events (Head Table + Tables 3, 8), Jessica Van-Campbell Flowers (Personal Flowers + Tables 4, 7), Paeonia Pines (Registration Table + Tables 5, 6)
Day-Of Coordinator – Polka Dot Events
Catering – Twist Catering Company
Oyster Bar – Taylor Shellfish Farms
Wine – Percept Wine
Cake – Rue Cler Seattle
Cupcakes – Hello, Cupcake
DJ + Emcee – Puget Sound DJ
Ceremony Musician – Joseph Dane
Videography – Best Made Videos
Photo Booth – Drunken Pixel
Table Accents – Songbird Paperie
Hair & Makeup Styling – Elizabeth White Artistry
Wedding Dress – Grace + Ivory
Bridesmaids Apparel – AZAZIE
Jewelry – Joseph Jewelry
Groom’s Apparel – J.Hilburn, Custom Menswear Brand
Men’s Wedding Band Home Try-On – Hitched
Tabletop Rentals – Celebrations for Every Season
Event Rentals – American Party Place
Hotel – Archer Hotel
Chocolate Favors – Arrowhead Chocolates
Marshmallow Favors – Malvi: Marshmallow Confections
Spa – Purity Medical Spa
Wedding Day Pet Care – Wags & Garland

 

Missed The Big Fake Wedding Seattle‘s WithinSodo wedding event? Be sure to check out their full list of locations to see when their next event is coming to your town! And don’t forget to check out our recap of The Big Fake Wedding Dallas’ Havana wedding inspiration!

This post is sponsored by Big Fake Wedding!

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Romantic New England Forest Wedding at The Barn on Walnut Hill

November 21, 2019 | brooke

Lindsey and Michael’s wedding at The Barn on Walnut Hill was filled with DIY touches, romance, and all the non-traditional boho vibes! Get ready to fall for the way this couple organized their day, starting with pre-ceremony cocktails and freely flowing from speeches to treats and The Roaming Speakeasy, a horsebox bar that’s totally adorable. Lindsey looked stunning in a champagne colored Alexandra Grecco dress was the most perfect choice for her free-spirited vibe, and we love how her groom went with a neutral linen Suit Supply suit. We can’t wait for you to see all of the macramé touches and every incredible photo Jamie Mercurio Photography captured of this inspiring day at The Barn on Walnut Hill.

The Couple:

Lindsey & Michael

The Wedding:

The Barn on Walnut Hill, Yarmouth, Maine

Our photographer and her team were amazing. We expressed to her that we wanted a non-traditional vibe for our photos, and her personal style was very much the reason we chose her to capture our day. She added her style to our photographs and we couldn’t be happier. She was such a real person, one that you would want as your friend, and we hope to see her again in Maine for a drink soon.

I didn’t want to be overly done up, and wanted a natural feel to my makeup with a full brow and loose, beachy curls pulled back, away from my face. I added a handmade vine piece to my hair for a little something special. I wasn’t a veil girl, so I had my seamstress construct me a veil cape that I attached to the back of my dress – it was perfect.

Our ceremony was personalized by our song selection, and handmade details – like the macrame piece that was strung across the arbor. At the ceremony entrance, we had taken pieces of wood to create arrows that detailed the journey of our love story – the place where we met, our first trip together, where we got engaged, to the day of our marriage. This carried forward the latitude & longitude detail that was on our save the date, and web site.

Lindsey wanted the 2 most important men her life before Michael to each have a part in the ceremony; her father walked her down the aisle, and her step-father met her at the end to officiate the ceremony.

After we kissed, when we were introduced as Mr. & Mrs Peattie for the first time to our closest family and friends, and the recessional song came on ‘Wouldn’t it Be Nice – Beach Boys’.

We wanted our wedding day to feel like us, regardless if that meant tossing some traditional aspects of a wedding. Our cocktail style vibe carried through from the pre-ceremony drink, through the end of the night, which is exactly how we envisioned the day to be. We wanted our guests to feel relaxed, to mingle with each other without interruption, and to eat and drink as they wished.

Our dinner came out in waves throughout the night, starting with hors d’oeuvres and steadily moving into heavier dishes, finishing the night with late night pizza and fries. We spread out the 3 speeches to transition into different parts of the night – began with a welcoming, the transitioned from cocktail hour with the maid of honor speech, and transitioned into our first dance after the best man’s speech. Our non-traditional vibe was absolutely perfect.

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Jamie Mercurio Photography
Day-of-Coordinator – Dragonfly Wedding Coordinator
Wedding Venue – The Barn on Walnut Hill
Floral Design – Broadturn Farm
Catering – Fire & Company
Cake – Cake Elizabeth
Bar – The Roaming Speakeasy
Stationery – Papel & Co
Wedding Dress – Alexandra Grecco
Bridal Accessories – Alyson Nicole, French Love Bridal
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – Nation LTD, Reformation
Groom’s Apparel – Suit Supply
Groomsmen’s Apparel – Indochino
Rings – Edward Avedis
Rentals – One Stop Event Rentals, A Family Affair Maine
Transportation – Buster

 

Congratulations Lindsey and Michael! We’re positively obsessed with this day The Barn on Walnut Hill and thankful Junebug member Jamie Mercurio Photography shared it with us! Loving Jamie’s work? You’ve got to check out this moody Maine coast wedding inspiration.

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10 Tips for a Totally Awesome Zero-Waste Wedding

November 20, 2019 | brooke


photo by Allie Chambers Photography

You’ve been asking for zero-waste wedding ideas — and we’re here for it! An average wedding produces hundreds of pounds of waste and tons (literally!) of C02 emissions.  The easiest way to eliminate all waste is to head to the courthouse and elope with very minimal frills, but if you still want a traditional wedding, there are many ways you can plan to reduce your impact on the environment! Did you create a zero-waste wedding? We’d love to see it!


Bold Type Invitation via Greenvelope

1. CHOOSE RECYCLED OR PAPERLESS INVITATIONS

  • Aim for eco-friendly paper options. There are many companies that use recyclable, bamboo, and even seeded paper that you can plant to grow into flowers! Pro tip: Make sure your guests know their invites are recyclable or re-useable.
  • Eliminate all waste with e-invitations. Make things green while saving time! E-invitations are an awesome way to reduce waste and make managing your guest list easier than ever. Check out our post on The Best Places to Purchase Wedding Invitations Online for some awesome ideas!


photos by Julie Pepin Photography; see more from this real wedding here!

2. SUPPORT SUSTAINABLE BRANDS

  • The wedding dress: The search for a wedding dress is never an easy feat, but searching for a sustainable design can be even more daunting! Luckily, brands like Reformation, Wear Your Love, and Indiebride London have all made huge efforts to create beautiful gowns without harm to our environment. Pro tip: You can purchase ethically-made wedding rings, too! Here is a list of the best Etsy shops for vintage engagement rings.
  • The wedding suits: Again, searching for sustainable brands is a great way to support like-minded businesses and reduce your footprint. While renting a tux from a vendor such as The Black Tux does add some emissions during the shipping process, you can request your garments be sent in re-useable bags!
  • As a guest: It may be time to thrift shop! If that’s not your thing, we’ve linked a few of our favorite eco-friendly wedding guest styles below.

 


photo by Love Bears; see more from this wedding inspiration shoot here!

3. INVEST IN NEW BEAUTY PRODUCTS

  • Your wedding might be the perfect excuse to invest in new beauty products. The Detox Market and Credo Beauty experts can help you identify which brands also value zero-waste initiatives.
  • If you are hiring a professional to help with your makeup, let them know you’d like to eliminate as much waste as possible. Makeup wipes, plastic eyelashes, packaging, etc. can add up quickly and many of these items cannot be recycled.


photo by Fox & Film Photography; see more from this real wedding here!

4. MAKE YOUR VENUE SELECTION A PRIORITY

  • Say “no” to a destination, unless it’s intimate. Flying dozens of people to another country is a quick way to rack up your C02 emissions. If you do want to host something afar, keep your guest count to a minimum and stay long enough to make a vacation out of it!
  • Ask this: Do you have a recycling and composting option? If not, it’s ok! If your venue doesn’t have a recycling or composting option, you can research local companies who you can partner with for proper waste baskets. Some will even pick up the recycling or compost after the event.
  • Look for a space that already has decor or needs minimal rentals. A space with re-useable decor will save tons of emissions from event rental trucks having to haul decor to your venue!


photo by Alex Mari Photography; see more from this real wedding here!

5. GO FOR COMPOSTABLE OR REUSABLE GOODS

  • Compostable goods are the way to go. Look for products that are made with compostable materials. Then, make sure you have clearly marked compost bins so guests can easy help with your efforts.
  • Make drink glasses a party favor. We love the idea of gifting guests with their drinking glass — and your guests are sure to love it, too!


photo by Melissa Gayle Photography; see more from this real wedding here!

6. KEEP FOOD LOCAL AND DONATE LEFTOVERS

  • Local, local, local! Support local farmers by choosing locally-sourced food for your reception dinner.
  • Keep your cake small. If there’s one thing that wedding vendors will tell you, it’s that there’s so much cake wasted at the end of a wedding night. Keep your cake minimal and small in size — we promise, guests won’t mind!
  • Nix the plastic water bottles and opt for flavored filtered water. Staying hydrated on wedding day is important. Make sure you have a water station readily available for your guests to hydrate throughout the night. Pro tip: Re-useable water bottles make great (and useful) bridesmaid and groomsmen gifts!
  • Donate the leftovers. There’s often a ton of food wasted at the end of a wedding night. In addition to ensuring you don’t over-order on catering, make sure your venue and vendor team knows you’d like to donate the food instead of throwing it away.


photo by Addison Jones Photography; see more from this real wedding here!

7. ASK YOUR FLORIST ABOUT ZERO-WASTE INITIATIVES

  • Ask your florist to use local and seasonal blooms. By opting for locally-sourced florals, you’re not only supporting a local farmer but also reducing emissions from shipping blooms overseas. You may even be able to meet the source of your beautiful wedding day blooms!
  • Use live plants as centerpieces. This might be our favorite zero-waste wedding tip! Live, potted plants make for fun centerpieces. Bonus: Your guests can take them home as favors!
  • Go for foam-free floral installations. Our professional florists are seeing a trend in foam-free installations, as it’s a huge way to reduce waste from unnecessary foam in floral designs.


photo by Andrielle Photography; see more from this real wedding here!

8. KEEP DECOR MINIMAL

  • Go shopping at home. You’d be surprised how many things you already own that can be re-used in your wedding decor design! Chat with your planner or event designer about this and make it a collaborative effort.
  • Avoid fabrics that have to be washed (i.e. tablecloths, fabric napkins, etc.). Washing re-useable fabrics is a sure way to rack up your carbon footprint count. Skip the fabrics and look for tables that look great au nautrale.
  • Choose beeswax candles. Many candles are made with harmful chemicals that are released into the air when we burn them. Beeswax, on the other hand, does not. As an added bonus, beeswax candles are said to last longer and drip less!

 


photo by Wander Love Captures; see more from this real wedding here!

9. MAKE YOUR FAVORS CONSUMABLE

  • Get creative with consumable party favors. If you’ve already been doing your research on local farms, you may have come across a perfect idea to gift your guests with! Popular ideas are honey, salsa, and olive oil.
  • Leave out your wedding date and names. We know, we know. You want everything to be personalized with your wedding date and last name. However, guests are more likely to re-use something they can show off in their home. If you want to personalize the gift, consider putting your info somewhere that’s less likely to be seen.


photo by Lauren Nicole Photography; see more from this anniversary session here!

10. ASK FOR ECO-FRIENDLY GIFTS

  • Ask for e-giftcards. Many retailers offer e-gift certificates now (think: Amazon, Airbnb, etc.), which makes it easy for your guests to send you one without the hassle of bringing it to the wedding. Plus, you’re less likely to misplace an e-card!
  • Get creative with your registry. Instead of asking for things, ask for experiences! Maybe it’s a one-night staycation at a local hotel or Airbnb or an anniversary photoshoot to celebrate one-year together.
  • Choose a charity to donate to. If you want to further your environmentally conscious efforts and inspire your guests to do the same, there are many organizations that make it easy for guests to make donations in your name!

We hope these zero-waste wedding tips have inspired you to help our environment while planning your day! For more planning inspiration, we think you’ll love:

The Best Wedding Budget Tips from Top Planners Around the World

5 Clever Ways to Repurpose Your Wedding Decor From Ceremony to Reception

10 Ways to be More Present on Your Wedding Day

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