Keep It Simple Wedding in Seattle

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This next bride of this keep it simple wedding in Seattle was able to limit her stress with one key phrase. “Keep it simple.” She worked from broad ideas down to the little details and worked with what she had, and her results are breath taking! Want to see more? You can check out every last beautiful moment captured by Rachel Solomon Photography by visiting the full gallery here.

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Keep It Simple

From the Bride: We wanted to keep everything super simple, calm and joyous; The Sanctuary at Admiral was the perfect place! Not only was it super close to our residence, it had a vintage, elegant charm about it that we fell in love with! It was the first and only venue we looked at! I wanted light colors because the venue had darker colors, including beautiful dark wood all around. I went with natural white linen tablecloths and light gray linen napkins.

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What’s With the Nuts?

I wanted tons of glass and candles to give it that romantic feel, with earth tone flowers and hints of blush to match my dress. Because Jason is from the buckeye state of Ohio, we brought acorns into the design to bring in the earthy/park feeling, and tons of greenery to bring in the Pacific Northwest.

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Unique Little Cake Topper

I thought a teacup on top of the cake along with a few teacups spread throughout the design of the tables would be perfect! But on top of the cake didn’t just sit any normal teacup. The teacup on top of the cake belonged to my Aunt Pammy who passed away from cancer.

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keep it simple wedding in seattle

Photography: Rachel Solomon Photography
Groom’s attire: Vera Wang from Men's Wearhouse

Venue: Sanctuary At Admiral
Flowers: The Flower Lab
Cake: The Sweet Side
Caterer: Foodz Catering
Dress designer: Mori Lee
Dj: Seattle Music Solutions

Categories: Featured Weddings & Events
Colors: grey, peach, white
Styles: classic, garden, vintage

TCU Purple Glam Wedding

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Dreams came true for Michael and Anna. They were able to marry at The TCU Carr Chapel. Which is rumored to be booked years in advance. What a great way to celebrate the start of their love story, by saying, “I Do,” at the exact place where their love story began.

Taking ques from their alma mater, they incorporated  the TCU purple into their  wedding day, which evolved into a purple glam masterpiece. You will love all the details, and there are even more of their day all captured by Ivy Weddings in the  full gallery here.

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Fact vs. Fiction

From the Bride: Myth has it around TCU that Robert Carr Chapel is booked years in advance, so in all truth, I didn’t even consider it at first with that rumor in the back of my mind. I remember not being happy with any site we had run across, and out of pure curiosity, I figured I would contact Robert Carr Chapel so see if it was available. That email back had me ecstatic! Everything came full circle: we met at TCU, and we’d get married at TCU.

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TCU that Robert Carr Chapel Wedding

Lessen Nerves With A First Look

A bonus with the first look? We got all of our nerves out of the way! Thank you Matt and Ivy for recommending the first look, we are so glad we chose to share that private moment with each other. I remember being so relieved to just hug Michael, and from then on, we felt so much more relaxed and able to enjoy our ceremony and reception.

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Private Last Dance

Our DJ recommended a private last dance at the end of the night when the guests were making their way down for the exit was incredible. We picked a song from one of our favorite artists, Imogen Heap, and it was a song that we’ve both loved for a long time. It was the perfect way to end our time at the reception.

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TCU purple glam wedding

Photography: Ivy Weddings
Cinematography: Marc Roberts Videography
Stationery: Imaj Design
Calligraphy: The Left Handed Calligrapher
Cake & Caterer: The Fort Worth Club
Hair & Makeup: J Torry Makeup and Hair Artistry
Dress shop: Gowns of Grace
Dress & Bridesmaid Dresses Designer: Justin Alexander
Shoe designer: Badgley Mischka
Groom’s attire: Vera Wang
Photo booth: The Selfie Lab Photobooth
Dj: Nate Nelson



Categories: Featured Weddings & Events
Colors: black, purple, white
Styles: classic, modern

Bright Occasions

Bright Occasions


Bright Occasions is a full service wedding planning company located in the Washington, DC region. Owner and wedding planner, Margo Fischer and her team, bring experience, bright ideas and attention to detail throughout the planning process. They believe that weddings are not only the ultimate party; they are a true reflection of each couple. They love working with our clients to bring their dream day to life. View all of their wonderful work here and don’t forget to take a peek at their Wedding Chicks vendor page.

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