The Great Hall at Union Station is one of the most breathtaking and commanding wedding venues in all of the Seattle area, and when talented wedding professionals like Christiane Zweifler of Flora Nova Design and Travis McBurney of True Colors Events get their hands on it, this historic train station comes to live in the most magical way! Enjoy these lovely photos from Stephanie Cristalli of couple Gayle and John’s gorgeous Seattle wedding!
Travis McBurney of True Colors Events: Gayle and John were a wonderful couple living on the East Coast who wanted to have their wedding in Seattle since they had both lived here previously and considered it home. They loved the elegance and beauty of St. Mark’s and Union Station as spaces in which to create their wedding memories. We choose a palette of ivory, gold, champagne, green and peach to create a warm and inviting environment that was elegant, sophisticated and gorgeous but without feeling overdone or stuffy. Their focus was to create a wonderful guest experience for their family and friends with an evening of beautiful atmosphere, great food and beverage, good music and fun elements such as a photo backdrop for their guests.
Christiane Zweifler of Flora Nova Design: I just loved this wedding! Everything from their soft color palette of peaches, creams, and light greens mixed with accents of gold, the bride’s gorgeous dress, the grand atmosphere at Union Station, the elegant rentals… everything was perfectly coordinated by the always fabulous team at True Colors.
For the ceremony altar area we designed a grand focal point featuring peonies, calla lilies, trailing amaranthus, and tall eremurus. For the reception The Great Hall at Union Station offered a grand space for an elegant reception – tall ceilings and white marble walls, with a touch of historic luxury. The grand entrance area, draped in ivory sheer included a long escort card table with a rose bud vase for each guest, and a cocktail lounge area featuring white leather sofas, a fun photo booth, and several bars. The cocktail area was separated from the reception area with a natural “hedge” of tall willow trees blooming with orchids and peonies – a great solution if a large space needs to be divided into two areas. The reception guest tables were decorated with various centerpiece styles – the focal point being 10 super-tall arrangements featuring mixed floral with beautiful large local peonies, tall willow branches, trailing amaranthus, and tall vases with submerged orchids. Other tables featured either low mixed designs of hydrangea, roses, peonies, or simply bowls with floating blooms and floating candles.
The Wedding Team:
Wedding Planning and Coordination: Travis McBurney with True Colors Events
Photography: Stephanie Cristalli
Floral Design: Flora Nova Design
Ceremony Location: St. Mark’s Cathedral
Reception Location: Great Hall at Union Station
Rentals: Pedersen’s Party Rentals
Thank you for sharing this spectacular wedding with us Gayle and John, and fantastic job to the whole wedding team! Beautiful!