Playful Country Island Wedding: Kate + Aaron

country seattle wedding

Kate + Aaron’s beautiful country island wedding took place at a sprawling, 100-year-old farm, set off the beaten path on Whidbey Island, just north of Seattle. And while their wedding emanated style from every facet, at the end of the day this laid-back couple is all about having a good time, so they made sure to incorporate tons of sweet, light-hearted details into their day! Here’s more from Kate about how they pulled off such a fun + playful wedding:

We went in thinking we wanted to throw a party. At the end of the day it was a wedding – but we let the idea of a party lead the way. We put a pig on a spit, played lawn games, ran from godzilla, and shot bubbles at each other. Our friends’ life-sized Jenga match drew a crowd and a roar. Aaron’s family and our friends smoked the dance floor; and those who didn’t want to dance made s’mores at the fire pit. In the end it was about setting up good things for our favorite people to have fun with – and they made it a great day.

Big thanks to Jeff Marsh for the super gorgeous images + congrats to the newlyweds!

first look

first look

bride and groom



How cool are Kate’s geometric-inspired jewelry pieces from local Seattle designer, Sarah Loertscher?! I love how they add a hint of modern to her otherwise classic + romantic look…

geometric bangles


bride and groom

bride and groom

bride and groom

simple wire earrings

log jam bride and groom



bride and groom

bride and groom

bride and groom

bride and groom


seattle bride

pink bouquet


wedding fans

barn ceremony

flower aisle decor

bride entrance

bride hugging father

barn ceremony

barn ceremony

barn ceremony

wedding band

bride on swing

window seating chart

Life-size Jenga just might be the most genius wedding game I’ve seen yet! So much fun! :)

giant jenga wedding game

pick up truck beverage station

just married

farm table in the trees

gold candlesticks

wedding note

mistmatched chairs

mr and mrs chairs

record player

dinner bell

guests eating



Try to have fun. Aaron said early on, I just want this to be fun. And he had it right. Planning a wedding is a lot of hard work – don't let it take you down. Make the small decisions fast, and focus on the important ones. Lean into the strengths of your team – your venue, caterer, planner, and wedding party – let them take charge of what they'll do well, and agree on decisions that will bring out the best in them. Like everything, it's more fun when you do it together, and when you're laughing together.

photography: Jeff Marsh // venue: Whidbey Wayfarer South Whidbey Island, Washington // event planning, event design + floral design: Kelly Russo // wedding dress: Monique Lhuillier // jewelry: Sarah Loertscher // groom suit: Suit Supply // invitations: Sarah Coleman // catering: Cultivar Catering // music: Illicit Jug Cartel

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  1. Love the rustic, bare organic look of the location and the complementing decor that works so well along side it and plays up its key features.

    What an awesome idea to include handwritten thank you notes!

  2. Woah, if I haven’t yet seen my wedding vision come to life, I have now. Needless to say, what a perfect party! ;)

  3. So much to love about this wedding – the window pane, chalkboard, signs and personalized note are just some!

  4. Beautiful wedding location and concept! The decoration is done in so playfully and fun way.

  5. such a lovely wedding! love the details


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