Modern Downtown Wedding: Amanda + Kjirk

bride and groom

With Kjirk being deployed in Afghanistan, Amanda + Kjirk hadn’t seen each other in 10 months – until the day before their wedding! Talk about a pretty emotional wedding! They filled their wedding day with the things they loved + were truly passionate about.

From Amanda, “As far as design, I was inspired by the juxtaposition of mixing such modern, clean lines with loose and organic textures. The reception venue is so clean and modern, while the flowers are wild. I loved that. I also wanted guests to feel as if they were at a formal dinner, with place settings and menus, but also feeling comfortable enough to converse with other guests and take their shoes off to dance. We wanted everyone to have a fun time!”

Thanks so much to Megan Robinson for the photos and congrats to Amanda + Kjirk!

gold shoes

striped bouquet wrap

rose gold ring

peach and orange bouquet

gold bridesmaid dresses

giant balloons

giant balloons

Processional: Your Hand in Mine – Explosions in the Sky

Recessional: You are the Best Thing – Ray LaMontagne

First Dance: No One's Gonna Love You – Band of Horses


chalkboard ceremony backdrop



bride and groom

bride and groom

bride and groom

This is so hard! All of it was so amazing. Since the day before was the first time we had seen each other since his 10 month deployment in Afghanistan (and over 11 months apart), just the simply joy of being together felt overwhelmingly amazing. It was in all the little moments during the day. Small moments while getting ready where I felt ultimately blissful. The happy tears and heartfelt vows in our ceremony. The glances he would give me during our reception. Being in a room filled with every person we both love most in the world...

I think, though, that the moment we were announced husband and wife and walked back down the aisle with sprinkles being tossed. I think I have never been so happy in my life. All stresses of the ceremony were gone, and I knew we were about to enjoy the greatest party. I hadn't even cleared my view of guests when I threw off my veil and shoes. And we just laughed, smiled and kissed and couldn't believe our happiness.

hanging flowers

striped table runners

fork menu

gold chargers

gold chargers

mini paintings


caascading flower cake

chalkboard wall

Stick to your guns. If you are passionate about your wedding planning, stick to what you both want. Often times, other people have different ideas for your wedding and it's easy to start caving in to please them. Have an open mind and open ears. Be kind. But if ultimately, it's not how you both want it, it's ok to not comply. It's worth it in the end.

photography: Megan Robinson // venue: The White Room Spokane, Washington // dress: Bridal Collections (Pronovias- Benicarlo) // bridesmaid dresses: Asos // groom’s suit: Indochino // groomsmen’s suits: Tux Center at Bridal Collections // hotel: The Montvale // makeup: Alicia at The Modern Apothecary for bride and Jamilla Collins for bridesmaids // rentals: Event Rents // cake: friend, Sara Reynolds // flowers: Bride and Robin Panagos // floral paintings: Bride & sister-in-law Camry Hatch // chalkboard backdrop + invites: Bride // food: mom

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  1. Those bridesmaids dresses are super cool!

  2. Bravo Amanda! What a beautiful job you did. The flowers are just exquisite and perfect with the petite paintings. I love the voluptuousness of the flowers against the simple room. Really fabulous.

  3. Courtney @ Sweetchic on:

    This can’t be any more perfect. Honestly.

    I have a bit of an obsession with stripes, so this wedding really caught my eye. The colors are so vibrant and fun!

  4. Wow, your wedding was beautiful! Loved the flower pictures and the flowers overhead! And the stripes! And on and on!

  5. I love those glittery candles! How did you do that??

    • Thank you so much! It was super easy! I bought a ton of those candles already in the jar from the dollar store! They are next to the “Jesus Candles” these are just simply plain with no saints on them (obviously). I brushed on some Modge Podge and then (heavily) poured on fine glitter. I saved the excess glitter to use later. :)

  6. What I love: the bride’s slingbacks, the bouquet, the black & white stripes that make their way elegantly through the theme. This is so wonderful…a must-share!

  7. Pam, Romancing the Stone Styling on:

    Love and adore, thanks Jen for featuring some of my favorite people! Amanda, bravo to you and your design style is impeccable! Love this so much! Awesome job Meggie!

  8. where are those amazing bridesmaids dresses from??


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