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Monday, October 7, 2013

Vintage Backyard Wedding

Chris & Chelsea were married September 14th, 2013.  They have been partners for many years and were ready to make it official!  The couple chose a vibrant color scheme of yellow, red, blue & brown.  We made the flower bouquets and boutonnieres for their special day.

Chis the groom wore a very cool vintage vest in place of a traditional suit.  Chelsea the bride had been collecting vintage millinery flowers for us to use for the boutonnieres.  We used these vintage flowers and leaves and added delicate yellow waxflowers to give it some life.

For the bridesmaid bouquets we used blue hydrangea, tweedia, red ranunculus, cornflower, marigolds, dahlias, zinnias, and some rose hips accented with yellow waxflower.

Chelsea found the perfect vintage dress in Vancouver, B.C.  She also found this amazing blue fascinator that inspired us to use the blue hydrangeas in the floral designs.

For Chelsea's bouquet we focused on large blue hydrangeas.  We added in large yellow garden roses, red zineas, red ranunculus, blue tweedia, cornflower, red dahlias and some yellow waxflower.

We added some delphinium blossoms to the flower
girl's hair.  She passed out fresh flowers to seated guests including dahlia blooms, delphiniums and zinnias.

We also made a ton of crepe paper flowers for party crowns the guests gave as favors at their reception party at Full Tilt in Ballard.  The couple supplied quarters for pinball and had a variety of homemade pies served with Full Tilt's ice cream.

Floral Arrangements & Paper Flowers by Crinoline & Tweed
Photography by Tes de Luna & Camille Goodman

Crinoline & Tweed in the Press!

We are so honored to be selected by Seattle Bride & Groom for their Real Weddings section!  Michelle & Roberto's gorgeous book theme wedding was featured in the latest issue.  On new stands now!

We were also included in Seattle Bride magazine's fall/winter issue for our paper send-off designs!
Our flower petal filled paper English Cracker was selected for their editorial feature as well as our glitter and eco-snow filled Paper Cone.  Both would make for a lovely farewell.

Both issues on the news stands now.  Grab a copy and get loads of inspiration for your special day.

Seattle Bride & Groom - http://www.seattlemetbrideandgroom.com/

Summer Woodland Wedding

 Late July is a lovely time to get married in the Northwest.  We were so lucky to have collaborated on this wedding with Luxe Wedding Design.  Annette the owner hired us to do some of the floral and graphic design elements for the wedding of Joe & Kent.  They were wed at Frog's Creek Lodge on the Key Peninsula on July 27th, 2013.

 The couple wanted primarily a white color palette with pops of citrus green and deep chocolate brown. We knew we wanted to use fern curls as they are so woodsy and masculine perfect for two grooms.  The softness of the small white roses added a nice contrast.  A simple fern leaf added an additional texture and kept it cool and modern.

Here is Kent wearing his boutonniere looking so handsome.

As guests arrived in place of a regular guest book Joe & Kent wanted a live tree that would be planted after the wedding on the property.  We designed 3 different pine cone shapes for paper wish tree cards that guests could write happy messages to the couple.

The notes were then hung on the tree.  All the guests could read each other's wishes and have a lovely conversation piece over cocktails.

The couple got married outdoors.  Each groom walked a different path at the courtyard's labyrinth.  They met in front of the gazebo where a band was playing.  We helped with the design of the garland and floral accents for the ceremony's gazebo.

After the ceremony guests found their escort card.  We designed a different leaf shape for each table.  Instead of using table numbers each table had a different tree name.

The leaf escort cards were placed in log holders.

We designed laser cut table cards with wood stump stands. Each table was named after a different variety of evergreen tree.  We created lush floral arrangements in log vessels using white daisies, garden roses, hydrangeas, fern leaves, queen anne's lace, and white scabiosa.

We designed modern white arrangements for the cocktail tables using dahlias, white garden roses, queen anne's lace, green mums, fern curls, dianthus, and other white blooms.

To spruce up the groom's chairs we added some green garland and white and green mums.

We designed dessert label cards that we had laser cut in a double pine shape that matched design elements of the couple's invitation.  Macarons by Ruth Anne Ford.

This dreamy nectarine and blueberry galette was created by Rosellini Sweets.  We designed the sweet sign and wood stump holder.

We also designed all the paper signage for the wedding.  This cocktail menu had a list of the beverage choices.  We also created this floral arrangement with queen anne's lace, scabiosa pod, roses, camassia and other white blooms.

We are so happy that Washington has realized that everyone deserves love and we are all equal.  Love wins!
Congrats to Kent & Joe.

Event Planner- Luxe Wedding Design
Photography- Jenny Jimenez & Tes de Luna
Graphic Design, Floral Design- Tes de Luna for Crinoline & Tweed
Laser Cutting- Amy Bengtson

Monday, March 18, 2013

Meet Me In The Stacks! A Book Theme Wedding.

Michelle & Roberto were wed February 9, 2013.  They are proof that  love has a way of finding you, you can't always seek it out.  The couple met the day Michelle moved into her new condo at a renovated old Queen Anne High School in Seattle that had been turned into condos.  She ran into Roberto(who also lived in the building) in the hall and there was an immediate attraction.  After running into Roberto in the building a few more times, it was kismet and the couple fell in love.

Since technically they met in a high school a book theme wedding seemed only fitting.  The couple also chose a local restaurant called Book Bindery for their intimate venue sealing the deal.   Originally Book Bindery was an old bindery now a delicious restaurant right across the Fremont Bridge along the ship canal specializing in wine pairings that go with their amazing seasonal fare. The cozy restaurant mimics a reading room with book shelves lining the walls, and stacks of books, paintings, and lots of leather furniture.
Being what we would call foodies, Michelle & Roberto chose to offer their guests a lovely three course meal accompanied by wine flight pairings.  We created this large welcome wreath for the front entrance made entirely out of a dictionary from the 1940's.  Michelle loves vintage 1930-1940's glamour so we infused a bit of feathers, sparkle, and other shine to add to the deco theme.

Michelle knew she wanted a simple color palate of metallics and green.  In the middle of winter it can be hard to track down specific flowers, but we managed to jump though some hoops and tracked down some green ranunculus all the way from Holland!  We sourced green hydrangea, hellebores, eucalyptus, queen anne's lace buds, fern leaves, berzilla, scabiosa pods,and green anemone for her all green bridal bouquet.  We enjoyed working in this monochromatic color palate and in the middle of winter it is always fun to surround yourself with buckets and buckets of gorgeous blooms.

The boutonniere's we made using geranium leaf, green ranunculus, berzilla, and white feathers with a silver metallic wrap.

We sourced vintage books in various shades of green and made small stacks on each table.  Clusters of mercury glass vases with green blooms and votives were nestled in around the books.  We made the table numbers out vintage book pages and glittered paper.


We made a wishing tree out of pussy willow branches and cut paper feathers we accented with silver leaf edges.  Guests wrote their wishes on the feathers and hung them on the tree using shades of green metallic pens.

At the Book Bindery they have a large greenhouse dining area where the ceremony took place.  We made an altar out of birch poles, pussy willows and green hellebore plants.  Then we created a handmade draped garland using vintage book pages we hand cut and layered accenting each circle with a silver glittered center star burst that reminded us of Michelle's engagement ring from Tiffany's.

 At the base of the altar we stacked green and silver books topping them with clear glass cylinder candle holders we wrapped in feathers.  We also made some large floral arrangements with geranium leaf, privet berries, green hydrangea, ranunculus, and other greenery.  We made some glittered feathers with glass glitter and nestled them throughout the space.

Right after the ceremony the couple was photographed.  Michelle is wearing her ceremony dress by Luly Yang.  We love her long 1930's style veil.  Dinner was served shortly after the ceremony.  We made glass glittered feathers with velum name tags as guest escort cards.  For each table we made a numbered base covered in a collage of vintage book pages with drilled holes for each feather to fit in.  

 Here is a photo of guests enjoying their dinner in the gorgeous greenhouse at Book Bindery after the ceremony.

Lucky for us Michelle is a graphic designer, so she designed her own lovely custom menu for the wedding.  The gorgeous graphics all tied into her invitation and save the date designs.  Her wedding invite was a ribbon bound book with silver letterpress.   Each save the date included a book mark, such a cute detail.

What would a wedding be without dessert?  
The couple chose Trophy Cupcakes in three flavors on a tall tier covered in moss to bring in the green color scheme.  We made a simple cupcake topper that said "and then they lived happily ever after" out of card stock, glass glitter and glittered plastic sticks.

For the guest favors the couple chose Moleskin brand notebooks.  Michelle designed a custom stamp and the couple hand stamped each favor in a silver metallic ink.  Here is a favor with the couple's wedding rings.

What we loved most about working with Michelle & Roberto was all the love they put into planning this wedding not just for themselves, but for their guests.  (Roberto's family came all the way from Brazil & Michelle's from Chicago!) They truly wanted their loved ones to have a great meal and wine, have a lovely view of the water, and have one central place to share their celebration in it's entirety.  

We hope you found this book theme wedding inspirational!

Photography- Amber French
Venue- Book Bindery
Dresses- Luly Yang & Sarah Seven from Dress Theory
All Florals & Decor Elements- Crinoline & Tweed
Cupcakes- Trophy
Hair & Make-up- Tiffany Lowry
Graphic Design- Michelle Stewart