Julie and Brett are two of the most sarcastic individuals we’ve ever met so working with them in planning their wedding was so much fun.  When their engagements pictures were taken, they dressed up in various costumes and took silly photos all around downtown Seattle. We knew we were in for a good time helping them plan their wedding! 

Julie and Brett love day drinking so we decided to do a boozy brunch wedding and ran with the concept infusing it wherever we could.  We began the day with guests enjoying mimosas and a lush bloody mary bar followed by a casual sitting/standing ceremony and finally moved right into a reception with a delicious array of brunch foods!  Guests were spoiled with waffles, bacon, quiche, fruit and pastries. They did want a traditional wedding cake, but selected carrot cake to fit the theme, as well as mini cupcakes and zucchini bread.  

Smashing Petals knocked it out of the park with the colors and textures in the florals.  Julie really wanted hops to highlight both the boozy theme as well as including fall colors.  To successfully do this, the flower girls tossed hops instead of petals and the bridesmaids had them in their bouquets that we later lined up along the wood head table at the reception.  The tablescape flowers were a mix of bud vases and loose hops making you feel like you had stepped into Fall which was just what the couple wanted!

A darling moment occurred when the two flower girls and ring bearer were walking down the aisle.  One of the flower girls arrived at the top of the aisle and proceeded to dump her entire flower girl basket filled with hops onto the floor.  Without hesitation, the ring bearer came up and began stomping on all of the hops.  Everyone was laughing and it was such a fun moment that made the morning even more unique!


Vibrant Fall Wedding at McMenamins

September 2019 | Julie + Brett


LOCATION: McMenamins Anderson School

PLANNING + DESIGN: Jen Leslie Events

PHOTOGRAPHY: Char Beck Photography

BEAUTY: Alicia Harvey

CAKE: Eat More Cake by Candice

CATERING: McMenamins Anderson School

FLORALS: Smashing Petals

PHOTOBOOTH: The Snapbar

RENTALS: Cort Party Rentals and Vintage Ambiance

STATIONARY: Chalk Boss (day-of signage) and Bremerton Letterpress (invitations)