After postponing our wedding from September 2020 to May 2021, we’re finally married. I’m sharing our PNW wedding details that include our vendors, venue, and more.
We did it! We finally got married. Like many other 2019 and 2020 couples, the pandemic threw us for a loop. We ended up postponing our 2020 wedding and re-planning an entirely different wedding for 2021. I’m so excited our PNW wedding details that include our wedding venue, our secondary venue for First Look, family photos, and wine tasting, as well as the other wedding venues who made our big day possible!
Our wedding venue: Willows Lodge in Woodinville WA
After deciding to downsize our wedding from 200+ to 14 immediate family members, we also decided to change our venue. We originally picked Farm 12 in Puyallup because the venue could host 200-500 wedding guest. But since we decided to have a micro-wedding, we thought it would be appropriate to choose a micro-wedding location.
Luckily, we found Willows Lodge offered micro-wedding packages. If you’re planning to have 20 guest or less, you can opt for a micro-wedding or mini-mony package at Willows Lodge. We selected the Daytime package from 11:00am-4:00pm. We also were pleasantly surprise that this option came with two-night stay for Brandon and me at Willows Lodge.
You can find both an evening and daytime option for a micro-wedding. The Daytime package required a $750 food & beverage minimum, $500 facility fee, and 24% service charge and tax.
Our ceremony was on the Riverside Terrace at Willows Lodge.
Since we only had 14 guests, the Riverside Terrace was the perfect spot for the ceremony. We had the arbor decorated with florals for our wedding ceremony.
Our reception was at the Gilman Room at Willows Lodge.
Personally, I’m so glad we picked Willows Lodge because it was a weekend getaway for all our families. My parents, sister, and brother-in law haven’t spent much time in Woodinville. It was a treat for our families to be able to stay at the Lodge, go wine tasting, and spend time together in Woodinville.
Additionally, I found that hosting our wedding at a lodge made it so easy for us. Our room was at the lodge, our ceremony was as at the lodge, and the lodge was 5 minutes away from wineries like Chateau Lill. The lodge also provided our catering, banquet staff for catering and set up, and the perfect backdrop for our flower petal send-off.
Our First Look and Family Photos were at Chateau Lill in Woodinville, WA
Brandon knows how important the wedding photos were going to be for me so he suggested that we book a second location for photos. A contact at Chateau St. Michelle recommended that I reach out to Chateau Lill. We toured Chateau Lill in February and loved the venue. The venue gave us a wedding photography rental option since we already booked Willows Lodge for our wedding.
We also ended up doing a wine tasting event after our day-time reception at Chateau Lill. Wine tasting wasn’t in our original plan, but I’m so glad it became a part of our PNW wedding. It was so nice to start the morning at Chateau Lill and end our day by winding down with wine tasting.
Additionally, we were absolutely surprised by the amount of flowers blooming at Chateau Lill. Again, we toured the venue in winter so we had no idea how it was going to look in the spring. If you’re looking for a beautiful wedding venue in Woodinville, I would highly recommend looking at Chateau Lill.
Our florals were done by Good Things Floral Co.
We kept our florals to our minimum since it was a micro-wedding. I had my bridal bouquet, the arbor decorated in medium coverage for our ceremony, and center pieces done by Devin. She did an incredible job!
Personally, I didn’t have strong preferences about what flowers to use. I just wanted to flowers to be in white, pink, garden-y theme. Devin did an incredible job.
My hair and make-up were done by Onside Beauty by Brooke.
I opted for hair-up for my wedding day since I usually style my hair down. Brooke did such a great job! She also did my sister and mom’s hair for the wedding.
My nails were done by Emily from Varnish Nails.
I wanted a unique wedding manicure and Emily combined gold and marbling together. I love how my wedding mani turned out!
My wedding planner was Gen from Infinity Weddings and Events by Gen.
I originally brought Gen on for day-of coordination, but I upgraded to her partial wedding planning package. I’m so glad we brought her on because it was crazy trying to navigate wedding planning during the pandemic. She also made replanning my micro-wedding so much easier! You can find her list of services on her website.
For my 2021-2022 brides, even if you feel like you’ve got a handle on wedding planning, I HIGHLY recommend bringing on a day of coordinator.
You DO NOT want to be the point of contact for your family and friends as the bride. You’ll want to focus on you and your partner on your special day. And it helps so much for someone else to usher everyone from place to place and through the schedule (pictures – ceremony – cocktail hour – reception – etc).
My wedding dress is from Desiree Hartsock.
I’m wearing Raquel in ivory. You can read about how I found my dress in my previous blog post: Meet the Designer: Desiree Hartsock Bridal.
My sister’s maid of honor dress is from Birdy Grey.
Even though I didn’t have my bridesmaids at the wedding, I did have my sister wear a maid of honor dress. She’s wearing the Elsye Dress in Rose Quartz. If you haven’t heard of Birdy Grey before, they offer beautiful bridesmaid dresses for under $100.
My wedding cake is from Honey Crumb Cake Studio.
Since we downsized to a micro-wedding, we also looked for a micro-wedding size cake. Gen recommended Honey Crumb Cake Studio since you could fill out form and schedule a pick-up and take home to taste the different wedding cake flavors.
If you opt for a micro-wedding cake, just know that micro-wedding cakes are available for pickup only. I had my friends Maddy and Sam pick up the cake from the Downtown Seattle bakery and drop it off to my wedding venue in Woodinville.
My wedding photographer and wedding videographer are Saskia & Josh Potter.
Saskia and Josh are also our friends and have both been a part of Brandon’s sisters weddings. We were so happy they could come photograph and film our big day. They captured all the PNW wedding details including our getting ready photos, our First Look, our ceremony, and more!
There you have it friends! A full recap of our PNW wedding details.
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Thank you for reading!