Katie and Joe had plenty of time to plan the eco-friendly, vintage-nature themed wedding of their dreams.
The couple, who met in high school, was married on July 27, 2013, at Red Cedar Farm in Poulsbo. “We have been together for so long, we really wanted to have a relaxed, fun environment for all of our friends and family to enjoy,” explains Katie, “ . . . and just so happen to profess our love for each other while all together.”
Their love for the places dearest to them was on full display as well. During the wedding, the couple poured sand from the beaches of Lake Michigan and Puget Sound into a vase. “We wanted to join our love for the Pacific Northwest with that of Michigan, where our hearts lie.”
Katie and her sister handmade many of the items for the wedding “to make every aspect of the day mean something,” says Katie. They made invitations, decorations and cake toppers. They planted succulents in faux mercury-glass votives. Katie’s sister handmade the men’s ties. Katie made necklaces for her bridesmaids and flower girl.
The couple appreciated the vintage look and antique displays at Red Cedar Farm. “It already has a lot of character, so we did not have to bring in many decorations.” Katie and Joe’s chosen wedding colors of chocolate, emerald and coral paired well with the vintage-nature theme.
UNIQUE TOUCHES: The couple enclosed a gazebo with draped sheers, handmade fabric pennant banners and paper heart mobiles. During cocktail hour and after dinner, guests played bocce ball, croquet and giant Jenga on the lawn.
Katie and Joe intentionally tried to limit waste throughout the wedding planning process and the wedding. They requested that the guests not wrap the gifts. They sent the save-the-date information in digital format. Their favors were succulents that guests could plant at home. The flowers were from a local organic farm.
SPECIAL MOMENTS: One of Katie’s favorite moments was when her sister and best friend performed a parody of the scene in the movie “Bridesmaids” in which two friends of the bride face off over the microphone. “They had the entire room in tears laughing,” says Katie.
Katie and Joe make their home in Seattle.
PHOTOGRAPHY: Light and Sound Photography
VENUE: Red Cedar Farm
CATERER: Snuffin’s Catering
CAKE AND COOKIES: Hot Cakes Molten Chocolate Cakery
FLORIST: Persephone Farm
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