It is rare (read: basically impossible) for me to find people who rival my love for dessert. That was the first sign that my wedding planning adventures with Emily & Brian were going to be something else entirely. Then there was the laughter. And the level of real that E&B bring to the table – real love, real intentions, real grace, real fun. And, of course, the way that B looks at E. Got me every time.
E&B’s Maplehurst Farm wedding was classy and full of the industry’s best, but also so low-key and fun. The only hitch? The absolutely insane wind. This was not your every day “oh hey, its kinda windy” occasion… this was a “oh hey, there goes a water goblet” kinda deal. It may look nice and calm in those tablescape images (so perfectly captured by Michèle Waite), but let me tell ya: it came down to me having to make the call at the very last second to keep those dinner tables under that beautiful tree-lined lane because I knew that E had been dreaming of that setup for months and months. And yes, every single person on E&B’s vendor team thought I was insane (direct quote from Jessica, owner of Ciao Thyme: “you’re crazy”). But, in a crazy turn of events, the dark skies held the rain and wind for the entirety of the ceremony and the wind completely died down during dinner. #blessed
One of the best things about working with E&B was their undying trust in me and their team. In addition to trusting me with the coordination of their wedding day, they also trusted me to do their place cards + dessert labels when I was just getting started in the calligraphy field. These little details ended up being one of my favorite projects ever – specifically the hand-painted moutains that mimic the ones on their guestbook. Speaking of details: the amount of culinary detail that Ciao Thyme brought to the table (literally) was unreal (see below), Kelly of Country Bouquets Floral added the perfect floral details to every inch of the day, and can we just take a moment to appreciate the magic that is Michèle’s ability to capture all of the most important moments?
K, I’m ready – let’s do it again. Wind and all.
So much love to E&B and to a vendor team that trusted my crazy weather decisions!
All imagery © Michèle Waite
Venue: Maplehurst Farm
Coordinator: Krisanna || Krisanna Elizabeth Events
Photographer: Michele || Michèle M. Waite Photography
Floral Designer: Kelli || Country Bouquets Floral
Caterer: Ciao Thyme
Cakes: Pure Bliss Desserts
Pies: Bellewood Acres + The Flying Pig
DJ/MC: friend of E&B
Officiant: Matt Gooch
Hair Styling: Salon Bellissima
Makeup Artist: Ashley || Love Beauty
Bridal Shop: Belltown Bride
Bridal Gown Designer: Amy Kuschel
Invitation Suite: Spruce
Place Cards + Dessert Labels: Krisanna Elizabeth Design
Mismatched Plates + Antique Furniture: Maplehurst Farm
Water Goblets + Champagne Flutes: Bellingham Wedding & Event Rentals
I’d love to collaborate with you in your wedding planning adventures – let’s connect!