Myles and Katie met when they were in college, at the University of Puget Sound. They were inseparable from the beginning and easily made the transition from Greek life to real life.
I first met Myles when he was a Groomsmen at another wedding I was coordinating. He introduced me to Katie on the wedding day and I instantly clicked with the both of them. Myles is goofy and animated and Katie is grounded and well-put together but in a fun, cool chick sort of way. (Is that a thing? I think I just made that up!) Neither takes themselves too seriously, which made the planning process so easy and seamless!
Katie and Myles wanted their venue to be casual and laid-back, in a natural Pacific Northwest setting. They toured Trinity Tree Farm (a Christmas Tree Farm) and immediately fell in love!
They were the dream couple, specifically when it came to the design of the wedding. Katie had a general idea of what she did and didn’t want and fully trusted me to figure out the in-between. Her couple requests included keeping with the PNW vibes and incorporating deep Fall tones. She had also hoped for moody, gray skies (which I was, obviously, made happen)! 😉
The Ceremony took place on the grassy lawn, outside of Trinity Tree Farm’s Barn. The enormous arbor was draped with sheer, taupe fabric and adorned with climbing greenery and burgundy blooms. All set against a sea of pines. Katie’s Uncle officiated the Ceremony and in the front row, an empty chair was set with a bouquet and reserved for Myles’ Dad, who could only be with us in spirit.
As guests entered the barn for dinner, they were greeted with hundreds of twinkling lights. A long, live-edge head table ran through the middle of the room and the richly-colored florals and linens popped against all of the wood.
The rest of the evening was as warm and fuzzy as the decor. A killer set of toasts had guests laughing and crying. Katie and Myles chose flavor over height and cut a 1-tier Deru Market cake, with the same cake knife and server her parents used at their wedding. (If you have never tried Deru Market’s chocolate-peanut butter cake, you are missing out on life!) Katie ‘iced’ Myles during the Garter Toss and guests closed out the night with s’mores and dancing. Katie and Myles ran through a tunnel of sparklers and escaped in Myles’ Dad’s classic GTO.
Words the Bride, as featured on Bride & Tonic:
“The two moments I replay over again in my mind are watching Myles and my Dad hug and exchange words, after he walked me down the aisle and during sunset, when our photographer grabbed us for some informal shots. We got to wander in the trees (My dress was so dirty but it was beyond worth it!) and really slow down and reflect on our Ceremony and the day thus far, before returning for the party.”
LOVE! All the more reason to do Sunset Photos, even on a gray day!
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Cheers & happy planning!
Vendor Dream Team
Dress: Anna be Bridal
Cake: Deru Market
Rings: Green Lake Jewelry Works
Venue: Trinity Tree Farm
Photography: Tonie Christine Photography
Florals: Gather Design Company
Catering: Shooby Doo Catering
Bride’s Hair: Terryl Whorley
Hair & Makeup: OffWhite Makeup and Beauty
Stationery: Katie Kubitz Design
Calligraphy: Letters by Ellen
DJ: Kris McCoskery
Photo Booth: Shutter Bus Co.
Videography: Green Attic Films
Cocktail Hour Music: Trio 200
Transportation: Butler Transportation