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Farm wedding in Poulsbo

WHO: Atsuko Ishida and Nicholas Franklin
VENUE:  Llama Rose Farms & Gardens, Poulsbo (now called Empress Hill)
SEASON: Fall
COLORS: Peach and gray
DÉCOR: The centerpieces were unique to each table, featuring candles, potpourri and ribbon, and hand-stamped fabric rose petals. Lights were strung around the property to emulate the town of Spectre, from the movie Big Fish. Bridesmaids carried bouquets of peach colored dahlias from Pike Place Market

UNIQUE TOUCHES: The couple incorporated the venue’s two llamas, Sparky and Sireta, into the wedding by having a petting zoo and feeding area for the guests. According to Atsuko, “more adults than children seemed to enjoy it!”

Rather than tossing flower petals, The twin flower girls – a nod to Nicholas and his twin – carried a wood sign burned with "Here Comes the Bride" in one hand and matching parasols in the other.   

SPECIAL MOMENTS: The couple included elements of Indonesian and Japanese traditions in their ceremony to honor Atsuko’s heritage. She wore a pink hairpiece to represent the pink or red flowers Japanese brides typically wear in their hair.

The couple also took part in the "giving of the ulos," an Indonesian tradition where a scarf is wrapped around the couple to cover them with warmth forever, binding man and wife and representing harmony among both families. About the ulos in their ceremony Atsuko said, “My mother and her family gave one to Nicholas' mother, my mother and stepfather wrapped us in another, and a third ulos represented my grandfather's side of the family.”

FAVORS: "His & Hers" bags of tea, in linen bags, which Atsuko and her mother hand-stamped.

Photography by Chloe Photography

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Published on March 14, 2016.

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