I am finally getting around to blogging this dreamy Pacific Northwest elopement shoot we did last fall with Kristen Marie Parker that was featured on Green Wedding Shoes earlier this year. Looking over all the images again has definitely put me in the mood for the quickly arriving Autumn weather and pumpkin spice everything…

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Photography: Kristen Marie Parker | Floral and Tabletop Decor: Finch & Thistle Event Design | Location: Homestead Seattle | Calligraphy & Paper Goods: La Happy | Wedding Dress: Rue de Seine via The Dress Theory | Rentals: Francis Lane San Francisco and ABC

Elegant Washington Farm Wedding

Audrey wanted her Washington State barn wedding to have a loose Marie Antoinette theme and I loved the idea of contrasting the rustic farm venue with a gilded, ballroom design scheme. To achieve this, we employed a mix of rented vintage pieces – old clocks, jewelry boxes, packets of antique love letters, a French barn ladder, and art déco pottery with lush, organic florals in luxe gold urns. Gold rimmed plates, chargers and Chiviari chairs added to the ballroom look while stunning La Tavola linens added a final touch of elegance. This lovely wedding was featured on Style Me Pretty last week – you can see the full gallery of images from Coco Tran here.garden rose bridal bouquetjuliet garden rose garden rose bouquet pink and gold wedding washington_farm_wedding_finch_thistle_event_design_03 blush pink bridesmaid dresses

The garden inspired florals included local garden roses and dahlias, fresh blueberry branches, clematis, Annabelle hydrangea and Kent Beauty oregano. A sprig of rosemary at each place setting added a fragrant touch.washington_farm_wedding_finch_thistle_event_design_28 washington_farm_wedding_finch_thistle_event_design_18washington_farm_wedding_finch_thistle_event_design_06 washington_farm_wedding_finch_thistle_event_design_26 washington_farm_wedding_finch_thistle_event_design_05Guests wandered around the farm visiting the various resident animals and then took their seats for the ceremony on rustic wooden benches as Audrey and David were married under a metal arch covered in peach, blush and green blooms.

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Santa Barbara Natural History Museum Wedding

Planning and designing last fall’s wedding at the Santa Barbara Natural History Museum was a project very close to my heart because it was my sister’s wedding. Over the course of a year, I made several trips down to California to check out the venue, source linens and rentals and play around with props and flowers. It was so fun to collaborate with my sister since I knew her taste so well and because we like so many of the same things. The result – a beautiful day with eclectic Southwestern, natural history inspired rentals and tablescapes combined with pinks, yellows and coral blooms and anchored by the acorns and oak leaves that fill the grounds of the Santa Barbara Natural History Museum.

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Canlis Dinner Party

As I’m currently in hospital due to some complications with my pregnancy, I figured now is as good a time as any to go through all the professional pictures from our events last year and refresh the portfolio and blog (unreliable internet connection allowing). This dinner party was thrown in honor of a client’s 60th birthday and as friends and family were being flown in from around the country, we wanted to make sure the 60′ King’s table was appropriately lavish but still maintained a wilder, Pacific NW look. The linens were from Choice and the beautiful images are by Stephanie Cristalli.

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Published: Bouquet Tutorial on 100 Layer Cake

Amid the craziness that was the event prep for last weekend’s wedding, I forgot to post this pretty little hand tied spring bouquet tutorial that was featured on 100 Layer Cake. I’ll share more of the lovely pictures by Stephanie Cristalli soon but for now, check out the post over there100 Layer Cake | Finch + Thistle Event Design 100 Layer Cake | Finch + Thistle Event Design Finch + Thistle Event Design | Stephanie Cristalli Photography