Izzy + Porter

Planner: The Greatest Adventure Weddings

Photographer: Lion Lady Photography

Hair & Makeup: Jen Lagers

Rentals: CORT Party Rentals

Catering: Ravishing Radish

Floral Design: Rusted Vase Floral Co.

 

It's not often that when a photographer sends you "sneak peek" photos you cry and laugh and then cry and laugh some more. Lyynsey of Lion Lady Photography sent the best sneak peek album ever! I just couldn't wait! I had to share them.

I should start off by saying that Izzy + Porter were the greatest! The most laid back, care free, and silly couple to date. They trusted all of their vendors 100% and it was one of those creative freedom weddings where they just said "go with it!" The first time I met Izzy, she told me "Sorry Porter couldn't make it, he's playing D&D". I laughed and said "I like you guys already!" From there, Erika of The Greatest Adventure Weddings and I had a blast working on their design together.

A bright and cheery color palette mixed with a private waterfront venue made their day extra special. I even collaborated on their arbor with Izzy's Dad Dave. Their wedding is truly one for the books! See all of the magic below.

Thank you Izzy and Porter!

Xo

Carlee 

Kendra + Tyler

Photographers: @smaccracken 
Flowers: @rustedvaseco 
Dress: @callabridal
Hair: @michaelangeloledezma 
Makeup: @beautyby.nicoleheath 
Venue: The Foundry by @herbanfeast
Music: @duniland @pickwickmusic
Sound: @phillip.jj
Vendor & Wedding Party Gifts: @wanderer_boutique @sugarbaretaos

When I met Kendra last August during one of my busiest weeks and she accepted my messy bun and work clothes, I knew she was my kind of bride. Laid back, trusting, and fun. The type of bride that says "You're the expert! I trust you" we exchanged texts and Instagram messages over the next few months and suddenly February 24th was here! I had so much fun designing for Kendra + Tyler's winter wedding. It was clean and classic, with just enough of the wild PNW mixed in.

When I got Kendra & Tyler's album this week, my eyes filled with tears looking through their photos. You can see the love they share and how much fun they have together. SO MANY SMILES! I don't think I have ever seen a bride glow as much as you Kendra. Thank you for allowing me to work with you both. I wish you guys many years of happiness!

A special thank you to Kendra's Mom Ellen, for being such a great MOB! :)

Xoxo

Carlee

 

 

 

 

Jennifer + Dan

Day of Coordinator / Officiant: The Greatest Adventure Weddings

Photographer: Henry Tieu

Hair & Makeup: Anne Timss

Florist: Rusted Vase Floral Co.

Jennifer and Dan's mountain elopement was a show stopper day, filled with love, tears and so much laughter. An amazing team was put together and magic truly happened. Erika of The Greatest Adventure curates some of the most amazing weddings and elopements, she has a knack for putting teams and couples together, and I am so grateful she recommended Jennifer and Dan to me. 

Take a peek at these AMAZING photos from Henry below. 

Congrats you two!

Xo

Carlee

 

 

Jordyn + Jeff

Venue: 1927 Events

Photographer: Andrea Sassenrath Photography

Floral Design: Rusted Vase Floral Co.

 

Another amazing couple, adorable pups and some fun greenery ideas (as seen in Seattle Bride Magazine). Jordyn & Jeff were down to earth, funny as hell, and so in love. They also happened to be science enthusiasts, so we incorporated beakers, Erlenmeyer flasks, dinosaurs and other gizmos & gadgets in to their decor. SO FUN! To date it is one of my favorite designs, and I'm so grateful for the opportunity I had to work with them.

Thanks you Jordyn & Jeff!

XO

Carlee

 

Ashley + Genesis

Planner / Coordinator: Danae of Perfectly Posh Events

Photographer: Urban Light Studios

Venue: Axis Pioneer Square

Floral Design: Rusted Vase Floral Co.

 

Ashley and Genesis were so great to work with. They were laid back, trusting, and had a clear vision of their needs. They also have two of the cutest pups of all time! Harper definitely stole the show with her hand made floral collar. Easily one of my favorite projects to date, check it out below!

Thank you Ashley and Genesis for allowing me to be a part of your day!

Carlee

 

Into the Wild

Photography: Brenna Lasher

Cake: Honey Crumb Cake Studio

Rentals: Fanciful Rentals

Dress: BHLDN

Wolf Model: Light of Dawn Wolf Dogs

Floral Design: Rusted Vase Floral Co.

The best way to describe this day is "Wildly Romantic". Combining a few of my favorite things animals, the great outdoors, and weddings! I couldn't be more excited to share all of the epic beauty captured by Brenna Lasher.

A big thanks to Light of Dawn Wolf Dogs for sharing their beautiful furry friends with us. So many thanks and heart eyes! :)

Xo

Carlee

 

Boudoir Session

 

Location: Bemis Arts Building, Seattle, WA

Photography
Catie Coyle Photography
http://catiecoyle.com
@catiecoylephoto

Makeup
Kendra Springer
http://kls-makeupartistry.com
@kls_makeupartistry

Florals
Rusted Vase Floral Co.
https://www.rustedvase.com
@rustedvaseco

Stationary
Euni + Co.
https://www.euniandco.com
@euniandco

Lingerie
Flora Nikrooz
http://flora-nikrooz.com
@floranikrooz

Film Lab:
PhotoVision
http://photovisionprints.com
@photovisionprints

Model 1: @kls_makeupartistry
Model 2: @_geneieve
Model 3: @elisetrattner

Blooms, boudoir and bad ass boss ladys..... What more is there to say?

 

Ponderosa & Thyme Workshop

Date: November 17, 2017

Location: Tendue, Portland, OR

Workshop Host: Katie Davis, Ponderosa & Thyme

Photographer: MacCoy Dean

Workshop Team: Mark Davis & Sarah Pearson

 

I am a firm believer that everything happens for a reason. Back in November, I was sitting in my van anxiously awaiting set up for a big event, and on a whim, I decided to register for The Ponderosa & Thyme Bouquet Workshop. I am here to tell you that I am so happy I trusted my gut, and so grateful that I made a spontaneous decision to go.

IT WAS WONDERFUL. MAGICAL. INSPIRING. All of the good things, truly!

I walked in to the beautiful Tendue space, and I was greeted by smiling faces and beautiful blooms. I immediately felt at home. 

Katie is an angel. She is the sweetest, most down to earth person I have ever met. She kicked off her shoes, invited us to eat, drink coffee, sip tea, and reflect together. 

We went through a flower meditation, foraging adventure, ate delicious meals and had the most wonderful GLUTEN FREE | VEGAN DONUTS from Katie's husband Mark of BigWig Donuts.

Katie's workshop staff included; Sarah Pearson, her husband Mark Davis, and photographer MacCoy Dean. Everyone was kind, supportive, and had their own inspiring stories to share.

Thank you for everything Katie, Mark, Sarah, and MacCoy. And thank you Antje, Robyn, Lindsay, and Emily for being yourselves, I feel lucky to have flower friends like you.

XO

Carlee

 

 

 

Chauanh + Gabriel

Date: August 12, 2017

Coordinator: Luma & Lavender

Photographer: Luma Weddings

Venue: Private Residence, Whidbey Island

Florals: Rusted Vase Floral Co.

Chauanh and Gabriel were married at a beautiful family home on Whidbey Island. The sun was shining and a light breeze rolled through the property, the perfect wedding weather! Family and bridal party members were bustling around, vendor teams were prepping food, folding napkins, and taking photos. It was laid back and intimate, one of my favorite wedding set ups! (Not to mention one of my favorite couples.)

I first met Chauanh & Gabriel at a coffee shop in Capitol Hill, they were silly, sweet, and so happy to be planning their wedding together. Their vision for florals was simple and lush, with a touch of the PNW beach. Gabriel's Dad built a custom driftwood arch for the ceremony that I wish I could have taken home with me, it was stunning! They fused together Vietnamese traditions with their romantic ceremony and reception, and everything went together beautifully!

One of the best details of the day was perhaps Chauanah's three dresses! One red, one white, one pink. Each representing a significant part of their cultures and commitment to one another.

Working alongside Haley & Kyle Goldie of Luma Weddings/Luma & Lavender is always fun and the images from Kyle are stunning! Take a peek below....!

Thanks Chauanh & Gabriel!

XO

Carlee

 

 

Lizzie + Carlo

Date: August 5, 2017

Photographers: The Popes
Planner: Taylor'd Events Group
Venue: Novelty Hill-Januik Winery
Signage: Magnolia Sign Boutique
Rentals: CORT Party Rental
Dress: The Dress Theory
Paper Goods: Shine Wedding Invitations
Cake: The CakeWalk Shop
Favors: Seattle Chocolates
DJ: Braden Landon Professional DJ MC
HMUA: Erin Skipley

When I think back on the 2017 wedding season and all of the great couples and vendors I worked with, there are a few that stand out in particular. Lizzie & Carlo's wedding day is one of those special ones. They were sweet, down to earth, and gave me that "creative freedom" that we all crave. Lizzie knew what she wanted, and she trusted me to bring her vision to life. A warm and inviting wedding with modern and minimalistic style. A truly wonderful team was put together for this day, and I could not be more excited to share the STUNNING photos from The Popes! Thank you Lizzie and Carlo.

Carlee