Happy Friday, Violets! I am so psyched to share this real wedding with you today! There is so much to love about Kimmy + Garrett’s beautiful woodland wedding. With a relaxed bohemian vibe and natural details (we’re swooning over the earthy bouquet and stunning flower crown by Marigold and Mint!) and things like using their favorite books as their “guest book” for people to sign, their day was uniquely them. These two chose to walk down the outdoor aisle together and honored guests held lanterns during their ceremony. Aren’t these two just about the most beautiful couple you’ve ever seen!? Thanks so much to Maharaj Photography for sharing their day with us.
From the Bride:
The inspiration for the day was based on the interests we have within our relationship. We are very inspired by nature so we loved the idea of highlighting aspects of wild and untamed nature, as seen in the floral arrangements, decorations, and in our venue choice. We are also inspired by simplicity and touch of the hand so all of the decorations were made by us and our closest friends.
We decided that on our wedding day we wanted to walk down the aisle together instead of the more traditional procession of the bride and father. For this reason, our favorite moment was holding hands walking down the aisle and looking around at all of our closest family and friends smiling back at us. Our processional song was ‘Here Comes the Sun’ by the Beatles.
Some of our favorite details from the day: we brewed our own beer as the take away gift for our guests + had guests sign our favorite books as our “guest book” so that we could rediscover their lovely messages throughout our life together.
Three pieces of wisdom:
1. Choose which traditions are important to you and which aren’t. Part of making the day your own is to be truthful to who you are. No pressure, just think about what feels right.
2. Take time before your big day to relax. On the morning of our wedding we decided to participate in our every day yoga practice just the two of us and looking back, this time together was exactly what we needed.
3. Don’t stress – you’re marrying your best friend, what could be better?
Photography: Maharaj Photography / Venue: The Dragonfly Retreat Bothell, Washington / Floral Design + Hairpieces: Marigold and Mint / Wedding Dress: Alhambra, a small women’s boutique in Seattle / Shoes: Madewell / Groom Suit: J.Crew / Paper Goods: friend of couple, Jeremy Sanford / Catering + Pies: Portage Bay Cafe