Having just moved from Texas to Seattle, Christina and Paul fully embraced their new Pacific Northwest digs in this lovely woodland wedding! The couple incorporated whimsical wedding details like hand-foraged ferns, scattered framed images of forest animals, and a working typewriter for their guests to document their well wishes for the newlyweds. Christina wore a sequined Sarah Seven top with a billowing tulle skirt from BHLDN for a perfectly contemporary bridal look, and Paul kept it cool and casual with a patterned button-up and brown leather boots. We love how photographer Jess Hunter captured the couple’s gorgeous day at Robinswood House and all of its forested details!
Christina and Paul
Robinswood House, Seattle, Washington
We wanted the substance of our wedding to be reflected through the style. Our wedding marked a significant period of transition. We had just moved from Texas to Seattle and were eager to move from engagement to a forever promise. We wanted our guests to enjoy the breathtaking ambience of the Pacific Northwest and have a fun, laid back night with friends, food, and dancing! Paul and I decidedly wanted to be involved in the details to reflect our personalities and make the wedding our own.
We wanted our wedding to have a whimsical, forest theme. The nature of the Pacific Northwest is distinct and non-uniform, which led us to incorporate unique details involving elements of nature (ie mismatched wooden chairs). We also wanted people to feel relaxed since we enjoy watching our family and friends feast.
We unanimously agree that the communion portion of our ceremony was the most memorable moment of the day. We had dedicated a small space under a tree for our close friends to set up a small wooden table with a cup of juice and a loaf of Macrina bread (our local favorite). While our friends and family sang gospel hymns behind us, we celebrated the interweaving narratives in our marriage by taking communion together. There was a moment where the weight of forever promise beautifully weighed on us. We tearfully embraced each other and prayed a prayer of deep dependence for grace.
Keeping perspective throughout the process was key for us. Wedding planning was a fun process, but at times stressful. Budget is a practical constraint, so we picked out aspects of the wedding that were a priority for us. Ultimately, the wedding is one day to celebrate with your closest people, but marriage is the life-team deal – so enjoy the planning experience together (both delicious food samplings and vendor emails…) and don’t get too caught up in managing every detail!
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Jess Hunter, Abeille Photography
Event Planning – Vira Danh Forevents
Venue – Robinswood House
Catering – Twelve Baskets Catering
Cakes – Whole Foods
Officiant – David Parker
DJ – 206dj
Videography – Native Wedding Films
Makeup & Hair Artist – Yessie Libby
Wedding Dress – BHLDN, Sarah Seven
Rings – Brilliant Earth
Rentals – Vintage Ambiance
Congratulations to Christina and Paul, and a huge thanks to Jess Hunter for sharing this wedding with us! Love this wedding’s whimsical vibes? Then you’ve got to see this woodland wonderland wedding at Fort Boggy State Park!