August 1, 2018
The Pacific Northwest has a special spot in my heart. I spent a summer biking through that part of the country in high school and my brother – and now parents – live out in Washington state. I would love to visit that part of the country more regularly, so every time I am there I try to make the absolute most of it. When I visited in May I was lucky enough to partner with Amy from Gather Design Company and Callista from Callista & Co to create a new take on a white Seattle wedding at The Corson Building. These ladies are truly a dream to work with. Their attention to detail is unparalleled and they constantly are pushing creative boundaries.
For this Corson Building wedding editorial Amy was inspired “inspired by the intersection of sleek, minimal design and the old world charm of The Corson Building, we set out to design a fresh look in a well loved space.” She designed the wedding to feel effortlessly romantic. Amy worked purely with dogwoods for the florals to create a simple, clean, lush, and natural look.
Each guest was invited to the wedding with a multi-piece invitation from Kelsey Malie Calligraphy. Complete with intricate drawings of the venue, the family crest and a beautiful envelope liner, the invitation was unlike any other I had seen. It truly set the stage for the event with the combination of old and new including the romantic calligraphy and modern typeface.
The ceremony arch was designed to look as though dogwood branches were growing directly onto it. A semi-circle of bistro chairs surrounded the arch where guests would watch the couple exchange vows.
Our bride wore an elegant Alexandra Grecco ‘Cohen’ gown. Initially it appears to be a simple sheath but occasionally reveals a fluttery cape that follows the bride like a feminine shadow. Yessie Libby Makeup Artistry created an elegant ceremony look with a soft updo and natural makeup. For the reception, the bride let her hair down. The bride wore the ‘Belle’ sheer booties from Bella Belle, embroidered with tulle and pearls. On her finger, the bride wore an elegant ring with an Asscher cut diamond designed by Ashley Zhang Jewelry.
The Seattle wedding reception at The Corson Building was hosted under a grapevine covered terrace. Along the table sat white ceramic plates, contemporary wine glasses, wood-handled flatware and a white and navy stripped linen from La Tavola Fine Linens. Above the table hung lanters to add a festive glow to the event.
At the end of the evening, the guests enjoyed the berry and buttercream cake created by Honey Crumb Cake Studio that was elegantly adorned with dogwood blooms. Finally, the couple excited The Corson Building into the evening in a vintage TR3 convertible.
We are absolutely thrilled to see this editorial featured over on Once Wed – which has been a goal of ours for years.
Finally – a huge, thank you to this vendor team who worked so hard to create this inspiration: Floral & Design & Styling: Gather Design Company // Planning & Design, Styling: Callista & Co // Venue: The Corson Building // Gown: Alexandra Grecco from The Dress Theory // Hair and Makeup: Yessie Libby // Paper Goods: Kelsey Malie Calligraphy // Cake: Honey Crumb Cake Studio // Jewelry: Ashley Zhang Jewelry // Shoes: Bella Belle // Vintage Car: Tr3 from Nicholas Bergeron // Linens: La Tavola // Talent: Seattle Models Guild // Film Lab: Richard Photo Lab //