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Heather and Matt adore the Pacific Northwest, and wanted to share their love of the area with their wedding guests, so they planned a wedding in Roche Harbor, where they often escape to with their boat. To add the the Northwest experience, they offered a fresh oyster bay, and even incorporated a Farmer’s Market favor! You can read more about the idea in Heather’s story below! Their wedding details were so creative and reflective of their personalities and love of the area!

Very special thanks to Jamie Grenough for sharing these gorgeous images!

OH…and that dress! It’s an Inbal Dror. We are obsessed with Inbal, who is a designer based out of Israel. Panache Bridal is one of the only places in the U.S. where you can try it on. It’s so one-of-a-kind!

Wedding Blog Northwest Farmers Market Wedding

Wedding Blog Northwest Farmers Market Wedding

Wedding Blog Northwest Farmers Market Wedding

What made the wedding special and unique?
Matt and I share a deep love for boating and have been visiting Roche Harbor separately since we were young. When we were dating, taking our boat up there together was magical and an ideal way to spend our time together. When we got engaged we immediately agreed upon Roche for the venue. We really looked forward to having our guests see where we spend most of our summer, and to share the beauty of the Pacific Northwest with them.
The desire to create a Northwest experience for our guests and share our love for good food and wine inspired a Farmers Market like display, which our guests could sample from during cocktail hour. Not only were the goodies local and fresh, they doubled as décor and made for a gorgeous display. The all-you-can-eat oyster bar was definitely a favorite amongst our guests. Our friends are still talking about how they kept on coming. As a parting gift, we supplied Farmer’s Market inspired bags for our guests to take the fruits, veggies and breads home with them.
Tell us about your gown and where/how you found it.

I first saw it on Pinterest and HAD to have it, but the link didn’t exist. I sent it to my sister Chelsea, who has a gift for finding information on the Internet, and she was successful! An Israeli Designer named Inbal Dror.  We found out it was making its first debut to the US and would be sold exclusively at Panache in Beverly Hills. Randomly, I had a trip booked down to California the month it came in! The dress wasn’t on the racks when we got there. Apparently, it wouldn’t be until the official trunk show later that month. Had I not asked about the dress, I would have not gotten to try it on! It was perfect. Exactly what I dreamed it would be. I was one of the first people to order the dress in the US, which was pretty cool too.

Wedding Blog Northwest Farmers Market Wedding

Wedding Blog Northwest Farmers Market Wedding

Wedding Blog Northwest Farmers Market Wedding

Wedding Blog Northwest Farmers Market Wedding

Wedding Blog Northwest Farmers Market Wedding

Wedding Blog Northwest Farmers Market Wedding

Wedding Blog Northwest Farmers Market Wedding

Wedding Blog Northwest Farmers Market Wedding

What were some touches added to make your wedding personal?
I have an obsession with Hermes, so I had to have some of my favorite porcelain pieces at our head table. My designer even decorated the fireplace with all of the orange boxes. Also, our love for greenery like ferns, air plants and succulents is strong, so it was a must to have them in abundance.
What was the most memorable part of the day?
Hearing our self-written vows from one another. Also, waking up to a perfectly sunny sky, which was not likely at an October wedding in the Pacific Northwest.
 Tell us how you met and became engaged.
Matt and I met at work. He is the Owner/ CEO of a Creative Ad Agency called Creature, and I am the Financial Controller. When it came time for the proposal, we had had dinner plans, but Matt wanted to stop by the boat to “check on something”. He had petals covering the dock, as well as, roses encompassing the entire top deck. We toasted with champagne during a sunset cruise, then docked the boat for dinner at Barolo. It was perfect!

Wedding Blog Northwest Farmers Market Wedding

Wedding Blog Northwest Farmers Market Wedding

Vendors: Photography: Jamie Grenough // Venue: Roche Harbor // Catering: Bill Shaw at Roche Harbor Resort // Dress: Inbal Dror // Alterations: La Belle Reve in Bellevue // Bridesmaid dresses: Joanna August // Flowers/Design: KNJ Design- Kaleb Norman James // Hair: Amber at Roche Harbor // Make-up: Marilyn Young- Bellevue // Ring: West Coast Diamond & Gem for the stone, and 14 Karats in Beverly Hills for the setting // Dj: Pat Swayzak

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Farm to table is all the rage these days, so we’re not surprised the trend is moving from our fave restaurants to wedding tables! We adore the idea of combining fresh produce with your decor, and of course pairing that with an amazing farm fresh menu! Love the inspiration from this feature by Claire Dobson Photography, stylists Meren and Brittany of A Savvy Event, with flowers by Loop Flowers. What a great crew and totally gorg images! Ready?

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Wedding Blog Farm to Table Inspired Shoot

Wedding Blog Farm to Table Inspired Shoot

Wedding Blog Farm to Table Inspired Shoot

Wedding Blog Farm to Table Inspired Shoot

Wedding Blog Farm to Table Inspired Shoot

Wedding Blog Farm to Table Inspired Shoot

Wedding Blog Farm to Table Inspired Shoot


A Savvy Event {General’s Daughter} Sonoma, CA ~ Styled Shoot from Wendi Koble//Swoon Films on Vimeo.

Vendors: Photography: Claire Dobson Photography // Planning & Event Design: Meren & Brittany of A Savvy Event // Venue: The Generals Daughter // Rentals: Encore Event Rentals // Linens: La Tavola Linen // Videography: Swoon Films // Florists: Loop Flowers // Paper Products: Forever Hey Day

Charity and Ramil are an adventure loving couple that became engaged while on a hike! Their romantic engagement photos reflect their love of nature and exploration! Read more of their story below, alongside these GORG images by Coco Tran Photography!

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Tell us how you met!
My fiance, Ramil, and I met while we were both in our teaching credential program. Back then we were complete strangers but soon became really good friends (after being assigned to complete projects together!). Although we have very different backgrounds, we discovered that we shared many of the same interests and passions. Not only do we love working with children, we both really enjoy adventures in the great outdoors. We have gone from camping by lakes to kayak fishing, and from crabbing in the Pacific to backpacking the beautiful back country of Yosemite. We soon found ourselves very much in love and inseparable.

Wedding Blog Coco Tran Photography Engagement Session

Wedding Blog Coco Tran Photography Engagement Session

Wedding Blog Coco Tran Photography Engagement Session

Tell us how you became engaged.
Two years later and now teachers, we escaped to Lake Tahoe to celebrate Ramil’s birthday with some dear friends. On the way back home from Lake Tahoe, Ramil decided that we weren’t quite done exploring and went on a little detour to Echo Lake. We hopped out of the car and found a trail that led us next to the lake. With the picturesque view of the sapphire-blue lake and the sun setting behind the rolling mountains, Ramil got on one knee and presented a dazzling ring while saying those four magical words… The rest is history and we cannot wait to begin our next adventure as husband and wife!

Wedding Blog Coco Tran Photography Engagement Session

Wedding Blog Coco Tran Photography Engagement Session

Wedding Blog Coco Tran Photography Engagement Session

Wedding Blog Coco Tran Photography Engagement Session

Vendors: Photography: Coco Tran Photography

Nikki and Jeff decided to host a destination wedding at Capella in Cabo San Lucas, and we could not be more jealous of all that sun and sand! Vacation plus a wedding? Absolute dream, especially when your photographer is Lacie Hansen. We adore the sweetness and simplicity of destination weddings, but this one has tons of style to go with! We know you will LOVE!

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Wedding Blog Nikki and Jeffs Cabo Wedding

Wedding Blog Nikki and Jeffs Cabo Wedding

Wedding Blog Nikki and Jeffs Cabo Wedding

Wedding Blog Nikki and Jeffs Cabo Wedding

Wedding Blog Nikki and Jeffs Cabo Wedding

Wedding Blog Nikki and Jeffs Cabo Wedding

Wedding Blog Nikki and Jeffs Cabo Wedding

Wedding Blog Nikki and Jeffs Cabo Wedding

Wedding Blog Nikki and Jeffs Cabo Wedding

Wedding Blog Nikki and Jeffs Cabo Wedding

Wedding Blog Nikki and Jeffs Cabo Wedding

Wedding Blog Nikki and Jeffs Cabo Wedding

Wedding Blog Nikki and Jeffs Cabo Wedding

Wedding Blog Nikki and Jeffs Cabo Wedding

Wedding Blog Nikki and Jeffs Cabo Wedding

Wedding Blog Nikki and Jeffs Cabo Wedding

Wedding Blog Nikki and Jeffs Cabo Wedding

Wedding Blog Nikki and Jeffs Cabo Wedding

Photographer: Lacie Hansen // Venue: Capella // Hair/makeup: Neysa Berman for Blanc // Floral: Pina Hernandez // Paper: Bride // Chef: Marco Bustamante // Wedding Gown and Bridesmaid Dresses: Amsale // Shoes: Jimmy Choo // Earrings: Ippolita // Bracelet: vintage // Groom Suit: custom (custom shirts and pants for groomsmen) // Groom Shoes: Prada // Cufflinks: Burberry

Lindsey and Sheldon were married at one of our favorite all time venues ever ever ever–Blackberry Farm. We’re jealous. Add to that an incredibly beautiful and personal wedding, with gorgeous details, a genuine couple, and GORG photos by Clark Brewer Photography…well, we’re hooked. We know you’ll be too!

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Tell us about your gown and where/how you found it!

I wore Vera Wang’s “Isabella” gown made of layered ivory-colored chiffon and organza with a very simple Wang veil. I bought it at B. Hughes Bridal in Nashville and we ended up hiring Karen Kaforey, the owner of the dress shop, to plan the wedding. She was amazing.

Wedding Blog Lindsey and Sheldons Blackberry Farm Wedding

Wedding Blog Lindsey and Sheldons Blackberry Farm Wedding

Wedding Blog Lindsey and Sheldons Blackberry Farm Wedding

Wedding Blog Lindsey and Sheldons Blackberry Farm Wedding

Wedding Blog Lindsey and Sheldons Blackberry Farm Wedding

What made your wedding special and unique?

We were blessed to have the opportunity to rent out Blackberry Farm in its entirety for the weekend. It’s one of the most magical places I’ve ever been, and the fact that the whole resort was “ours” for 2 1/2 days was kind of mind-blowing. And because all of the 120 guests were there from Friday until Sunday, we had a big outdoor party in lieu of a traditional rehearsal dinner so that everyone could celebrate with us. There were lawn games, a buffet filled with all of our favorite traditional Southern foods and a bluegrass band. The “welcome dinner” was almost as fun as the wedding itself!

Another thing that made the wedding unique was that Sheldon and I asked my father’s best friend Chris (like a second father to me) to officiate and the three of us wrote the entire ceremony from scratch. We wanted the ceremony to reflect our deep and eclectic spirituality without drawing from one specific religious text. Sheldon and I wrote the vows and ring exchange statements ourselves and also read love letters we’d written to each other during the ceremony. My mother read a prayer in Marianne Williamson’s book Illuminata, and two of my girlfriends read a passage from The Alchemist. It’s crazy—I asked each of them to select readings that fit Sheldon and me but also asked that they remain a surprise until the day of the ceremony. A few minutes before the wedding began, the girls realized that they’d independently chosen the exact same passage from the exact same book. So, they “winged it” with grace, splitting the selected passage right down the middle.

We also, despite plenty of concern about and extensive preparations made to address the hot, humid, insect-ridden conditions standard in TN in August, had PERFECT weather. Even when it didn’t seem “perfect.” It started to get cloudy during the outdoor ceremony and then LITERALLY as the last musician put his instrument away and Clark snapped the last family photo, the sky broke open and it poured rain. Which meant that we had to be creative with the photography and that Sheldon had to carry me around all evening so that I didn’t ruin my dress. My favorite pictures from the wedding resulted from us having to “deal with” the rainy weather—-i.e. all the photos taken on the swing (the tree above it provided shelter). And another amazing thing about the rain was that it continued throughout the evening and kept us all cool as we danced like banshees under the tent until 2am. I don’t think we would’ve been able to dance like that if the rain hadn’t cooled the night down.

Wedding Blog Lindsey and Sheldons Blackberry Farm Wedding

Wedding Blog Lindsey and Sheldons Blackberry Farm Wedding

Wedding Blog Lindsey and Sheldons Blackberry Farm Wedding

Wedding Blog Lindsey and Sheldons Blackberry Farm Wedding

Wedding Blog Lindsey and Sheldons Blackberry Farm Wedding

What were some touches added to make it personal?

Craig Duncan, the frontman of the quintet who played at both the welcome dinner and during the ceremony, is supremely talented. Sheldon and I wanted to process to our song “Simple Life” by The Weepies and to recess to “Ho Hey” by The Lumineers. Craig and his team learned both songs prior to the weekend and played them perfectly.

Another personal touch was that instead of a traditional guest book, we asked family and members of the wedding party to collect postcards from around the country and the stacks of blank postcards were placed around the property all weekend. My sister bought a vintage mailbox and she and my mother decorated it. Then guests were asked to write favorite memories of us as a couple or of the weekend itself and by the end of the weekend the mailbox was stuffed with postcards. Every few weeks, either mom or Jamie (my sister) mails us a few of the postcards and we read and laugh and cry and keep them in a special box to remind us of the magical weekend.

Wedding Blog Lindsey and Sheldons Blackberry Farm Wedding

Wedding Blog Lindsey and Sheldons Blackberry Farm Wedding

Wedding Blog Lindsey and Sheldons Blackberry Farm Wedding

Wedding Blog Lindsey and Sheldons Blackberry Farm Wedding

Wedding Blog Lindsey and Sheldons Blackberry Farm Wedding

Wedding Blog Lindsey and Sheldons Blackberry Farm Wedding

Wedding Blog Lindsey and Sheldons Blackberry Farm Wedding

What was the most memorable part of the day?

I don’t even know how to narrow that one down. The entire weekend was breathtaking. Sheldon says that for him, it’s when he saw me for the first time before I walked down the aisle. Something small but sweet that just came to mind for me is that after the ceremony all the guests gathered for cocktail hour and Sheldon and I hung back with Clark and Campbell to take pictures and decompress for a moment. When it was time for us all to come together for dinner, because it was raining, Sheldon had to carry me from the farmhouse where we were to the barn where the dinner was. As he did, I saw many of our guests clustered around the window sweetly “spying” on our little “over the threshold” moment. I also should mention how lucky we were to have Clark and Campbell Brewer shooting photographs and video throughout the weekend. They’re incredibly gifted at what they do, but more than that, they are such precious, open, fun guys and felt like old friends from the first time we met them. They were ever-present and yet never obtrusive and we were able to be present with our experience without feeling like we were being watched. Which was vital to us because we wanted the weekend to feel—for us and everyone else—organic and whimsical and free-flowing. And it did.

Wedding Blog Lindsey and Sheldons Blackberry Farm Wedding

Wedding Blog Lindsey and Sheldons Blackberry Farm Wedding

Wedding Blog Lindsey and Sheldons Blackberry Farm Wedding

Wedding Blog Lindsey and Sheldons Blackberry Farm Wedding

Tell us how you met/proposed!

We met in Los Angeles through mutual friends in 2008. I know it sounds silly and cliche, but we knew almost instantly that we’d end up together. Sheldon proposed about a year after we started dating on the day after Christmas. We were visiting my parents for the holidays and he asked their permission like the perfect gentleman he is. On December 26th, I awoke at the crack of dawn to him kneeling by the bed in my childhood bedroom with a ring. After I ran through the house screaming about being engaged, I think I went back to bed. Shel was like, “I’m sorry it’s so early—I just couldn’t wait any longer!” We were engaged for more than 3 years before getting married, but jobs kept changing, we kept moving cities, and the timing wasn’t right until it was. I’m glad that everything unfolded the way that it did, because our wedding was completely perfect and completely “us.”

Wedding Blog Lindsey and Sheldons Blackberry Farm Wedding

Wedding Blog Lindsey and Sheldons Blackberry Farm Wedding

Wedding Blog Lindsey and Sheldons Blackberry Farm Wedding

Wedding Blog Lindsey and Sheldons Blackberry Farm Wedding

 

Lindsey & Sheldon from Campbell Brewer on Vimeo.

Vendors: Photography: Clark Brewer Photography // Super 8 Videography: Cambell Brewer // Wedding Planner: Karen Kaforey // Venue: Blackberry Farm // Wedding Gown: Vera Wang from b. Hughes Bridal, Nashville // Florist: Clay Pots Floral, Pat Felts Knoxville, TN // Bluegrass Band (Rehearsal Dinner & Ceremony): Craig Duncan, Nashville // Wedding Band (Reception): Burning Las Vegas, Nashville // Baker: Mag Pies, Knoxville