Picture this: a wedding straight out of a glamorous time capsule, filled with intricate lace details, soft blush tones, and classic art deco accents. This is the vintage-inspired wedding of Natalie and Trevor’s dreams. As they exchange vows beneath a canopy of flickering candles and twinkling string lights, guests are transported back in time to a more refined era. The bridal party dons beaded gowns and dapper suits, whilst the soundtrack is a blend of timeless love songs and sultry jazz tunes. Everything from the centrepieces to the cake has been meticulously curated to create an atmosphere of pure romance and sophistication. With each passing moment, it becomes clear that Natalie and Trevor’s union is one for the ages, just like the wedding they’ve created.
How did you meet?
I was the second shooter at Trevor’s brother’s wedding, & he was the best man. He told me he needed a ride home from the wedding to get back to Seattle (everyone else was headed back north to Bellingham). I left without him thinking he was just flirting, but he called me & convinced me to come back for him. The rest is history.
What is your proposal story?
On our second anniversary (June 2020, peak covid) Trev convinced me to go out to a nice dinner. We had just gotten Carl (our dog) so he needed regular potty breaks. Trev told me we were stopping at one of our favorite beach parks before dinner to let Carl out to pee. He made me hoof it out onto the rocks with him in sandals & the classic Seattle June gloom. Just as I was losing my patience, he started saying all the things, & one of my dear friends (photographer) popped out of the bushes to document the big moment. She got the perfect shot of our puppy staring at her, while I swooned & clumsily told Trevor “thank you” before I finally found the word “yes”
Tell us a little a bit about your wedding
I’ve photographed so many weddings & loved so many different ideas, so honestly I had no clear vision other than that it needed to be photogenic, & incorporate fabulous photo stations (vintage furniture). My husband insisted on a blue suit which meant incorporating blue into what we had initially envisioned would be a warm toned vibe. We also had the added struggle of wanting to be outdoors for covid safety, but protected from rain if necessary (Seattle), & needed to accommodate 250+, on a date we pre-determined with all our most important people…needless to say we didn’t have a lot of location options & we got so very lucky with Lord Hill Farms!
Tell us about your attire choices.
I was actually shocked I went with a backless dress (made for some ambitious fitness goals for the big day!) but I love Rue De Seine so much & it made me feel fabulous so I went for it.
Trev was less fussy – he just wanted his baby blues to shine (his eyes are seriously show-stopping) so we went for the first blue suit we could find that matched the mood board inspo.
What was the most important to the two of you while planning? Was there anything that you chose to splurge on or skip?
We just wanted our friends to have a good time. We were doing things a little out of order (we had our son the year before the wedding) so our priorities were a little different by the time we were wedding planning. We focused on experience – delish food & bev, a great DJ for fun energy, & a venue that wasn’t too far for local folks to travel to.
What were your favorite parts of the day?
Trev surprised me at the altar with a photo book to accompany his vows…naturally tears were shed. Our friends also did a set for the last hour of the wedding…they sang all our favorites & closed out the night in such a memorable & personal way. Still feel full of bliss when I think about it!!
Tell us about your wedding flowers.
Shelby of Bond in Bloom was in charge there. I sent her running with some whimsical ideas, & she nailed it.
Tell us about your wedding cake.
We did cookies with milk shots, so we didn’t fill people up too much before late night food after our friends’ performance.
Do you have any advice for couples planning their weddings now?
HIRE A PLANNER. I was indecisive & excited by everything. There’s just so many options nowadays & decision-fatigue is a serious pain. If you have the option, I can’t recommend it enough. Big thanks to the legend herself, Natane Ebert, & her team at Bridal Bliss, for taking my mess of ideas & making magic!!!
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