With a gorgeous venue secured, the rest of Tina and Andrew’s wedding planning fell into place. If there was ever a question of whether or not something would work, they simply focused in on the most important things: the beautiful home-turned-restaurant they would be wed at, and the amazing food they wanted to serve their guests. They drew inspiration from the character of the building, creating an organic-inspired reception design with plenty of flowering jasmine and flowing foliages.
Read on for more from the bride:
“Andrew and I met at his brother’s wedding where we were coincidentally the only two single people. Soon after, we began a long-distance relationship that spanned from the east to the west coast of Canada. Six years and two cross-country moves later, we were married on a warm day in early May in Seattle, Washington.
Although neither of us have ties to Washington, we immediately knew that we would get married there the moment we visited The Corson Building in Seattle. It was our first and only choice. It created the perfect ambiance and backdrop for our wedding; a historic home turned restaurant that at its core celebrates family and community in presenting a unique and memorable meal. We are both passionate cooks who enjoy preparing and sharing meals with our friends, so we wanted to create an intimate dinner party with a menu that reflected our love for thoughtfully prepared food with seasonal ingredients. To personalize it somewhat, during cocktails we served an aged prosciutto that Andrew and his best man had made, and for dessert we served my salted honey lavender pies.
For the decor we drew inspiration from the Corson’s old world character – stone interiors, wrought iron gates, dark wooden tables, vine covered brick walls and verdant gardens. To complement its earthy feel we filled the space with simple trailing arrangements of flowering jasmine and foraged greens, and aimed for timeless details by adding textured fabric, vintage velvet, hints of metal and hand written touches.
The event was a true collaboration, where many of our guests contributed their time and talents, adding their personal touches throughout the venue. This was so appreciated because it was important to us that our wedding day was not only a celebration of our relationship, but also a reflection of the love and support of the family members and friends who got us to where we are.”
Venue: The Corson Building | Photography: The Weaver House | Floral design: Bride and Bridesmaids | Wedding dress: Shop Gossamer | Bridesmaids’ dresses: BHLDN | Groom’s attire: Tiger of Sweden | Dessert: Bride’s pie company Tarte Populaire | Rings: Groom’s grandmother’s | Printed suite: Bride
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