As a wedding coordinator there are some brides that you just 'have' to work with. For me this was Ali, but it also included her mom, Elaine and sister, Lauren. I include all three of the them as they were together when I met them and could not stop laughing as all three of them are hilarious! Elaine, and Lauren were integral in all parts of planning, and I had so much fun working with them.
Ali shared with me the look she and her (also amazing) fiance Jimmy were going for. They had selected Alderbrook for their reception venue, as it was just down the beach from Ali's family cabin on the Hood Canal.
Rather than going along with the classic PNW this seaside resort offers, Ali and Jimmy selected an off-season month, November and played into the moody feel that this wooded wonderland can provide. Although we wanted some masculine elements - bringing in a steer head, antlers, custom wood chairs (made by the bride's uncle!), we juxtaposed those elements with opulence - gold trim on the Robinson Creative House paper goods, tons of candlelight, BBJ velvet linens, and of course the most mazing palette of greens and unexpected florals from Gather Design. Our take on a Nordic Lodge truly came to life!
And before we knew it the wedding day had arrived! Still smiling from the last two days of celebration the ladies were dolled up by the incredible Anne Timss and team. Ali looked in amazing in her first of two gowns (her dad, Mark's pick - a stunning blush Sareh Nouri gown). Our ceremony was held at St. Edward Catholic Church just a few miles away from Alderbrook. Back onside at the resort guests were met with cocktails and fresh oysters (Pop-Up Oyster Bar). Dinner kicked off in the tent (with Ali in gown two!), where guests dined, and celebrated the newlyweds. The entire evening was capped off with an epic dance party (Bamboo Beats), ice cream sandwiches and late night snacks, and a photo booth (The Snap Bar) - all captured by the incredible Sullivan and Sullivan.
The entire weekend was one of celebration. After checking into the hotel guests boarded Lady Alderbrook where they sipped champagne on their way down to the Market, At the Market they were treated to a classic cookout, and charmed with toasts by their bridal party. Ali and Jimmy also took time to recite their vows to each other as they wanted to share them with their closest family and friends. It was hard to believe that was only night one (we had that much fun!). Friday our guests had a chance to relax and enjoy the picturesque setting before joining us for drinks and snacks as a thank you for traveling to be with us for the weekend.
Brunch followed the next morning, where Ali and Jimmy hugged and thanked each guest on their way out. It was an amazing weekend, and one I am so thankful to have been a part of! Congratulations Ali and Jimmy, and thank you to Seattle Bride Magazine for the feature!
Coordinator: Molly | Ceremony Music: Skylar Carroll | DJ: Bamboo Beats | Florist: Gather Design Company | Hair & Makeup Artist: Anne Timms | Lighting & Rentals: CORT | Officiant: Deacon Bill | Photographer: Sullivan & Sullivan | Transportation: Capital Aeroporter | Venue & Catering: Alderbrook Resort