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Entries in Aria Floral Design (3)


Kimberly + Dave = Thoughtfully Inspired

From start to finish, Kimberly and Dave's wedding was a masterpiece of creative touches and thoughtful details.  It was such a joy to be a part of their day, and I'm excited to share some of my favorite images! 

Four Seasons Seattle Staircase

4 Seasons Seattle Groomsmen Photo

Ken and I were fortunate to photograph this wedding together, so while he shot the guys looking oh-so-handsome on the walk to the bus, I took some fun photos of the girls.  

I love the casual elegance of this image ... Kimberly went to UW, so our trip to the campus holds special meaning.  

Creative Ice by Steve Cox - Ice Bar

Ice sculptures amaze me ... I would love to visit Steve's shop to see how he creates these incredible bars.  The entire structure is made out of ice, including the center insignia.  Gorgeous! 

Four Seasons Seattle Wedding Cocktail Hour

I adore the vivacious colors and the perfectly coordinated signs that adorned the tables.  (And, yes, the cake did taste as good as it looks!)

Four Seasons Seattle Ballroom Dance Floor

A sweet ending to a fabulous first dance.

Be prepared to be astonished at this next little gem: Kimberly and Dave gave every guest a custom recipe for a martini that fit their personality, then compiled all the recipes into a book that guests could flip through as they sipped their drink.  This was by far my favorite detail, and illustrates their love for their friends in family in a way that made all of us a little misty.

Dancing at the Four Seasons

What comes after signature drinks?  Some killer dancing, that's what!  Austin had everyone on the floor until the wee hours.

Dancing at the Four Seasons with Austin Beaver

 Wedding Sunset at the Four Seasons Seattle


Thank you, Kimberly and Dave, for choosing us to celebrate your day with you! :)

The Supporting Cast:

Location: The Four Seasons Hotel in Seattle, Washington 
Wedding Coordinator: Merry Beth Turpin, Aisle of View 
Florist: Aria Style  
Invitations, Save-the-Dates & Signage: Paper Moxie
DJ: Austin Beaver, The Austin Beaver Experience
Cake: The Four Seasons Hotel 
Linens & Decor Rentals: Rented Elegance
Videography: Aaron Horton Productions 
Ice Bar: Steve Cox, Creative Ice  


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Through the Rabbit Hole ...

When my friends at Aria Style told me they were throwing an 'Alice in Wonderland' themed party, I wasn't quite sure what to expect, but I knew it would be fabulous.  John and the Aria team threw such an amazing party, complete with creative touches like a 'rabbit hole' opening and a giant stuffed chair that we used for the photobooth. 

Thank you to Ravishing Radish Catering (especially Lisbet, Vickie and Heather) who provided a fantastic tea party feast and festive specialty drinks; Georgetown Studios (Katharyn) and Pulp Catering (Tim) who provided the fun playground for us all; PNTA (Linet) and the wonderful staff there who transformed the space into a visual masterpiece; Austin Beaver and everyone at the Austin Beaver Experience for providing our groovy audio mood; everyone at Pedersen's Party Rentals (and especially Julie) for the exceptional party rentals that make every event successful; and the Windsong Trio for entertaining us all with their creative interpretation of 'Lady Gaga.' 

To view and download images from the event, visit the 'Step Off the Edge' Gallery.

This clever interpretation of the rabbit hole was the entranceway to the party - such a great touch! 

John and Lars, two of the insanely talented people who created this event.  How fabulous is John's outfit?  Susan pieced the jacket and hat together from random fabric scraps of the materials used for the decor and draping!

As always, the floral and design put together by the Aria team was to die for.  I loved the subtle little touches, like the playing cards woven into the floral designs. 

 The photobooth was a huge hit!  It was fun to see all our Wedding friends indulge in a bit of play.  

To view and download images from the event, visit the 'Step Off the Edge' Gallery.

 This time I could defend my claim that the cookies 'told me to eat them'!

As the evening progressed the lighting completely tranformed the space from an airy, lighthearted look to a moody, colorful pagent of light.  I loved the effect on the flower-tea pot ... notice the little 'drink me' tag!

Thank you again to Aria Style for a fabulous event, and you can download additional images from the event at the 'Step Off the Edge' Gallery.


Daily Shot of Inspiration || Saturday, February 20th || Fairmont Olympic Hotel Wedding 

John and the team from Aria Style did an amazing job with the floral decor at Anna and Joe's wedding ... the color palette of ivory, fresh green, and butter was the quintessential 'simple and elegant.'