Nisha and James were a special couple to work with, and not just because they were so lovely. Nisha lived in France while the wedding was being planned in Seattle where James lived. They both wanted to be involved, and we made it work, setting up video calls at times that worked in both time zones. It can be difficult when one of you is planning remotely, but I was impressed with how well they handled a tricky situation.
Nisha wanted a neutral palate featuring whites and soft blushes. An elegant, classic look. The guest list included 30 people. For an intimate gathering like this, focusing on simple, clean, and chic was definitely the right call.
I loved how elegant her bouquet turned out, just like Nisha in her eyelash lace gown. For the flowers I used a lot of white and a dash of blush, then softened the edges with eucalyptus.
The bridesmaid bouquets were very similar, matching wonderfully with their dresses.
For the ceremony, Nisha and James married under a beautiful arbor that we designed with the same palate, and which paired perfectly with the vintage vibe of the Hotel Sorrento. Originally, we had hoped to set up outside on the balcony, but the weather had other ideas. Despite the change in plans, we made it work, and things turned out lovely.
We kept things simple and elegant for the reception, decorating the cake with simple greens and flowers, and using champagne gold compotes for the table centerpieces.
This wedding shows just how beautiful an intimate event like this can be. We focused on simplicity and elegance, and it paid off in droves.