This elegant secret garden inspired wedding was filled with oodles of romance and hanging greenery. Tamara Anderson and Floratherapie went all out recreating the brides secret garden vision. Chandeliers dripping with florals, green garlands and shades of lavender bring the woodland garden vibe to life in such a beautiful way.
From the bride: The inspiration for our wedding came from the court yards of old English manors. I have always been drawn to the way these court yards are a place where man made structures and nature collide. I love the way ivy, moss, and greenery overtake the walls and structures of these beautiful buildings. Living in the Seattle area, there aren't many English Manors to be found, so we took the concept of these secret gardens and overgrown greenery and my amazing team of vendors ran with it!
We said our vows overlooking the beautiful woodlands of the Sammamish Plateau, and then moved indoors for our reception, where the ball room was transformed into our very our secret garden. I am still in awe of the way the light fixtures and tables were dripping with greenery, and how we were able to capture the feeling of that space where nature and structure come together. Above all else, Brett and I wanted our wedding to be a celebration full of love and FUN! Part of that was making sure our guests had a lot to smile and laugh about. We decided there was no better way to get the celebratory feeling going than having a champagne welcome drink for our guests as they arrived. Our dog Ollie made sure to get our guests smiling when he made his walk down the aisle as our ring bearer.
From Simply by Tamara Nicole: The escort card backdrop was a huge frame with boxwood, with each guests' tag tied with a key (secret garden style) and pinned to the boxwood. The lovely signs were painted/stained by the bride and her mother, and calligraphy by Mint Afternoon, and adorned with greenery by Floratherapie. Jenna LOVED lavender- so we did Lavender macarons as part of the dessert table (from the lovely Honey Crumb Cake Studio).
We wanted to transform the country club into a classy secret garden, and did so with some draping, lightening things up with chic linens, and of course greenery hanging everywhere- even the chandeliers, by Floratherapie. There were some fun modern touches with the rentals from us- we provided the geometric mirrored lanterns to put everywhere (because you need candles everywhere for a romantic wedding!). Also we used our gold geometric frames as table numbers with Mint Afternoon's calligraphy on them. Jenna had a "selfie station" with a backdrop and greenery where guests could use a selfie stick and take a photo for social media.
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