Transitioning from Winter to Spring

You know you have made it through winter when you start to see flowers popping up all around.  Spring is a florist's best friend because the variety of flowers that are in season rise exponentially compared to winter.  Winter weddings are typically filled with dark tones and colors that rightfully represent that season.  Spring is known for it's classic pastel colors in honor of Easter and colors that we see in nature.  We wanted to create something that represented the transition from winter into spring, and we think we nailed it!  Gray is the perfect color for transition.  It is coming out of the dark black tones and yet, not quite into the light white hughes.

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We had the pleasure of partnering with Whiskers and Willow Photography to create this Industrial Meets Early Grey Wedding Inspiration shoot.  We really wanted it to capture the movement of winter to spring. The Metropolist is a brand new Seattle venue, so we saw the perfect opportunity to design in this new industrial space. The dark exposed wood beams mixed with large windows to bring in natural light, produced a beautiful contrast.  When coming up with the design for this shoot, we knew that these hand carved oak chairs would flow seamlessly with the rustic industrial vibe that the Metropolist carries.

Abby wore a flowy skirt and top designed by Alexandra Grecco from The Dress Theory.  We loved the earl grey color  with hints of blue in the dress.  It truly brought out that transition of dark winter tones into light spring  shades. The soft coloring of the dress paired with groom's wool suit from ASOS, complimented one another.

Tablescapes are one of our favorite things to design.  The overall design was initially inspired by these incredible handmade plates we picked up in Italy, which paired really well with our bone flatware and mismatched glassware. Krisanna Elizabeth took the overall inspiration and creating the stunning calligraphy for the menu and name cards.  For the floral arrangements we went with white garden roses and peonies contrasted with dark viburnum berries, alongside some green fillers such as silver-dollar eucalyptus and ferns. All of this was built on top of my go to raw table linens fro, La Tavola Fine Linens. 

The bride's bouquet is our favorite thing to create.  We love full, thick and lush bouquets that have their own movement to them.  We used white garden roses, peonies and ranunculus as the main attraction.  We again paired it with the dark viburnum berries and spruced eucalyptus throughout. 

It is such a gift to love what you do and also call it a job!  We had so much fun designing this shoot and we can't wait to show you more of what we have in store for 2016!

 

Design and Florals: Kaleb Norman James Design | Photography: Whiskers and Willow | MUAH: Yessie Libby | Venue: Metropolist | Dress: The Dress Theory | Menswear: ASOS | Rings: Trumpet and Horn | Ring Box: The Mrs. Box | Calligraphy: Krisanna from Koordination | Rentals: La Tavola Linen | Models: Abby Armstrong and Andrew Matz