Wildflowers and woods and Wes Anderson…oh, my! Arielle and Bennett’s camp-inspired wedding at Robinswood House had our hearts from the moment we laid eyes on these photos captured by Vivienne Tyler Photography. The couple and their planner from Gather Events put a modern twist on Wes Anderson vibes, and the result was pure summer wedding magic! Arielle let Layered Vintage keep the floral designs a surprise, and the number of wildflowers she was able to integrate into every nook of the decor is mind-blowing. With a ceremony beneath the trees, mid-century modern lounge areas, a romantic canoe ride, and an impeccably styled tent reception, this wedding had everything we love about outdoor summer weddings!
Arielle and Bennett
Robinswood House, Bellevue, Washington
The most important thing for us was the location so that our extended family could be there. We chose Bellevue because it was centrally located for nearly everyone, it’s where we grew up, and it’s a beautiful area!
The moment I knew it was going to be in Bellevue, I knew I wanted a venue that felt like it was in the woods. My husband and I both love soul music and we went with a very bright, retro, eclectic look for everything. I wanted it to feel like a Wes Anderson summer camp mixed with mid-century touches. Light blue-green, orange, and ivory with gold accents played a big part in the details.
When I was working on floral concepts with Layered Vintage, all I knew is that I envisioned wildflowers. We talked about the look of the ceremony and, since I wanted her to run with it, she told me that the design was going to be a surprise. When I walked down the aisle, there was a giant semi-circle installation of wildflowers that were spread across the grass in front of huge green trees. I was so surprised and couldn’t have been more elated. It was my dream ceremony!
Working with our photographer, Michelle, was a dream come true! Her excitement and passion shined through at every location and it felt like we were right in step with each other. We had a full day of shooting at separate locations prior to the wedding day and she had endless ideas for poses and made us feel so comfortable.
Our best advice to other couples is to find a planner you vibe with and keep a schedule. I was so lucky to be able to work with Gather Events on not only the timeline and details but the design aspects, as well. We were on the same page with everything! Just enjoy being engaged, and ask for help when you need it.
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Vivienne Tyler Photography
Event Planning – Gather Events
Venue – Robinswood House
Floral Design – Layered Vintage
Catering – Twelve Baskets Catering
Cake – Moonie Icy Tunes
DJ – DJ Kewl Wip
Videography – Darcy Bly
Stationery – Swell Press Paper Co.
Hair Styling – Drybar
Wedding Dress – BHLDN
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – Needle & Thread
Groom and Groomsmen’s Apparel – The Black Tux
Rentals – Fanciful Rentals, Archive Rentals, and Hostess Haven
Signs – Draft & Ink
Tent Rental – Agrii Party and Events
Our biggest congratulations and thanks to Arielle and Bennett for sharing their incredible wedding at Robinswood House with Junebug! Need more Wes Anderson wedding inspiration? (Hint: the answer is always yes!) We’ve got the Lord of the Rings meets Wes Anderson wedding of every nerd’s dreams!