Industrial Rooftop Wedding | WithinSodo – Seattle | A&J

How often can you say that you were best friends with the GROOM for almost a decade before having the honor of planning his wedding!? J and I basically grew up together, (bagging groceries at our local grocery store throughout high school and bonding over a love for Disneyland / him giving me pep talks through the drama of that period of life), so when he told me he found A, I was over the moon and knew him well enough to know right away that she was THE One.

I worked alongside this power couple for a year, planning + designing their Seattle wedding at Within Sodo. Our meetings typically took place at their home – where they would often surprise me with delicious home-cooked meals – but if a meeting took place elsewhere, the adventure would always involve detours to cute little places (shoutout to Rachel’s Ginger Beer!) before actually getting to our work destination. Not only are A+J thoughtful and two of the hardest working people I know, they are sassy, witty, and – most of all – FUN, which made our year together FLY by.

Every aspect of this wedding was curated to include A+J’s favorite things, but more importantly, every aspect we planned and designed was guest-centric. Their love for good food + wanting to create an inviting, family-style dinner atmosphere led us to Skillet for dinner and rainbow cake from Cakes of Paradise for dessert. Their love for good times with friends led us to beer pong on the rooftop (with listed House Rules, of course). There was no lack of laughter and every guest was clearly thrilled to be a part of the celebration. It was such a special wedding for me to be a part of – as a planner AND friend – and one I will never forget.

Can we do it all again, Mr. + Mrs. Numata!? So much love for you!!

Color Scheme: whites, neutrals, navy, greenery – rustic city vibes.
Favorite Décor Elements: the vineyard chair / white farm bench combination for the ceremony, creating an intentional, yet cozy seating situation in a small space.
+ Beer pong with rooftop views for guests to enjoy during cocktail hour and dancing.
+ Continuing on the Disney / FUN notes above, A+J incorporated Disney (specifically, The Lion King) into essentially all of their DIY signage and paper goods AND came up with a witty play on words for their wedding hashtag – #hakunaphamata – combining their two last names in place of “matata”.
Favorite Moment: A surprised J with a Chipotle burrito groom’s cake and J invited all of his groomsmen up to cut / take first bites with him.

Beautiful photos via Cameron Zegers Photography

Venue: WithinSodo
Wedding Planner: Krisanna | Krisanna Elizabeth Events
Photographer: Cameron | Cameron Zegers Photography
Floral Designer: Quynh | Pearl Studio
Caterer: Skillet
Wedding Cake: Cakes of Paradise
Groom’s Cake:
DJ/MC: Darmeny | Sounds Unlimited
Rentals: Pedersen’s Event Rentals
+ Seattle Farm Tables
+ Seattle Event Lighting
Makeup Artist: Jaime Hansen
Hair Stylist: Angie | Angie’s Hair Studio
Officiant: Scott (friend of A&J)
Invitations + Paper Goods: DIY – the Bride
Bridal Boutique: Bellevue Bridal
Groom’s Attire: Black Tux

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L&J | Pacific Tower Wedding | October | Seattle Wedding Planner


L&J were referred to me by a major boss babe (shout out to Brynn of Dandy & Fine Parties!), but our connection was amplified by our shared love of dogs and, more specifically, volunteering. They built their vendor team in ways that would allow them to give back – using Farestart, a local non-profit, for catering, and delivering their beautiful floral arrangements to nursing homes/hospitals after their wedding day. Their focus on giving back also translated to their guests and every aspect of their day was built around ensuring that each and every person enjoyed each moment.

With the help of Brynn, L&J dreamed up a design for the Pacific Tower Panoramic Room that transformed it from a corporate meeting-ish aesthetic into a bright, modern celebration space with shiny art deco accents. Chairs were stylishly covered in silver pashminas, gold-framed boards displayed guests’ names on gold cut-outs with colorful tassels, clear ghost chairs lined the head table, and the stunning Smashing Petals floral designs were the star of the show on the crushed teal tablescapes. In a world full of (beautiful) pastel weddings, this wedding was a bold burst of flair and I loved every aspect of it.

Color Scheme: jewel tone hues – royal purple, cranberry, teal, navy
Favorite Décor Elements: globes with favorite quotes written on them scattered around the reception space, large signage taking over the foyer, BRIGHT pops of color in the flowers + tablescape decor to offset the overcast weather. And of course the built-in panoramic Seattle view decor element.
Favorite Moment: watching the blank slate room be completely transformed into a beautiful, colorfully sophisticated space, fit for L&J’s art deco/modern vision.

Cheers to Mr. & Mrs. Padley!

|| Stunning images © Blue Rose Photography ||















as featured on Wedding Chicks

Venue: Pacific Tower (Panoramic Room)
Wedding Coordinator: Krisanna | Krisanna Elizabeth Events
Design Consultant: Brynn | Dandy & Fine Parties
Photographer: Brittany + Joe | Blue Rose Photography
Floral Designer: Keita | Smashing Petals
Caterer: Farestart via Pacific Tower (Nina)
Cake/Desserts: Whole Foods
DJ/MC: Chris | Chris Graves Music
Pedersen’s Event Rentals (linens, tablescape items, ghost chairs)
Seattle Farm Tables
Vintage Ambiance
Hair + Makeup Artist: Shyn | Pacific Brides
Officiant: Ben & Lizz (friends of L+J)
Invitations + Paper Goods: designed by L
Bridal Boutique: Belltown Bride
Bridal Dress Designer: Amy Kuschel
Groom’s Attire: custom tuxedo – Indochino

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I am a wedding planner + calligrapher, based in Seattle, serving internationally.
My biggest passion in life is helping other people and I whole-heartedly believe that the little things make the biggest impact. Animals + chocolate are my favorite forms of therapy. My favorite part of a wedding is the first dance and I cannot resist the Cupid Shuffle.
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