Seattle Handmade Wedding: Paige + Trevor

bride and groom

I just love the photos from Braedon Photography in this beautiful Seattle wedding. Paige + Trevor choose the WithinSodo event space in Seattle for its blank slate and the fact that they could put their own unique touch on it. It also has a rooftop deck that was perfect since they really wanted an outdoor ceremony. Paige + Trevor put a lot of their time and personal touch on all the details including the invitations, signage, their ring book and the paper flower cones. Paige also made her own birdcage veil and sewed the lace onto her reception dress making it one-of-a-kind.

And here’s another importantat detail to their story – Braedon wasn’t even supposed to photograph their wedding! They hired the lovely Jen Huang from NY but she was stuck in NY since their wedding was the week of the hurricane there and Jen couldn’t make the wedding. But they hired a professional and Jen has an amazing team of photographers she can call if for some crazy reason – like a hurricane – and she can’t make it. Jen and Braedon both have very similar styles and I do know them both personally and can say they are both super sweet people, so the couple was in good hands! Important to make sure your wedding photographer – or any of your vendors for that fact- have a great backup plan in case something unseen happens. Anyways, the day was perfect and congrats to Paige + Trevor on their beautiful day!

bridesmaids in red dresses

flower girl with bucket of flowers

From Paige, I gave my ladies a color palette (corals and oranges) and length and told them they could pick out their own. It was important to me that they could wear them again, and I didn’t want to make them spend $200 on a dress that they weren’t going to be able to enjoy again in the future.

first look

bride and groom

bride and groom

bride and groom

outdoor seattle ceremony

outdoor seattle ceremony

red bridesmaids

orange bouquet

orange bouquet

orange escort cards with scrabble letters

orange centerpieces, skillet

bunting cake

bride in short tulle wedding dress

I absolutely loved our ceremony. It was a casual standing ceremony on the rooftop outside and everything just felt so comfortable. I loved taking a break alone together after the ceremony and pictures. I loved our first dance. I loved spending time with my wonderful bridesmaids and family from out of town. But I think what I loved best was that Trevor and I pulled off the whole thing together. It was an exhausting week prior, an exhausting weekend, and we were the last ones out of the venue that night cleaning everything up; but the fact that we pulled it off side-by-side was really the most special thing to me.

One of my favorite things was that people kept telling us that our wedding was so “us” and it felt really personal. Everyone seemed to have a great time and really enjoyed how unique it was. It was exactly what we had envisioned from the very beginning. (So really, everything we did that day to pull off that feeling was my favorite!)

photography: Braedon Photography // venue: WithinSodo // wedding dress(es): Ceremony Dress: BCBG (but purchased with original tags still on at the Los Angeles Fairfax Flea Market for $50!), reception dress: Ouma on Etsy (but sewed on the vintage lace myself) // hair and makeup: Milagros Salon (Hair); NARS counter at Nordstrom (makeup) // shoes: Nine West // hairpieces: made my birdcage veil (supplies from Nancy’s Sewing Basket); the feather hair clip was given to me by my bridesmaids to wear at my bachelorette and I decided to wear it for the reception, too! // groom suit: J.Crew // floral design: Mercer Island Florist (most amazing flowers I’ve ever seen, btw!) // invitations+paper goods: bride// cake: Morfey’s Cakes (small symbolic cake to cut, plus cobbler provided by our caterers) // music: Hayden Hall, Mobile One Disc Jockey // catering: Skillet Street Food

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  1. That wedding dress is stunning! beautiful setting as well.

  2. oh my goodness I think i just found my venue. There is another space like this nearby in Seattle but they had to shut down because they don’t meet city Seismic codes and I was devastated. So excited to find this!!

  3. Great wedding!! Love how the two of you made it “you.” Any suggestions on how to make a food truck situation run smoothly? I’m doing the same in June and am looking for ways to encourage “grazing” versus an immediate mile-long line to the truck… Any ideas would be SO appreciated! Congrats to you!

  4. Lovely! I love the wedding dresses. The bride also reminds me a little of Kate Middleton!

  5. Gorgeous bride! Can you tell me where the groom’s shoes are from? Thanks!

  6. braedon’s work always amazes me. love her reception dress too!

  7. Hi everyone! I’m the bride so I figured I would answer your questions. :)

    Stephanie: The food truck situation was relatively easy. Ask if your food truck can set up a buffet instead of having everyone wait in line. Our caterer also said they would have been able to handle a plated dinner, but we wanted a more casual atmosphere so we went the buffet route. We were even able to have passed appetizers before the ceremony. Maybe Skillet is just particularly wonderful and they have the routine down; but they really did an amazing job. People are still talking about our food!

    Alisa: Trevor’s shoes were from Cole Haan (beautiful, huh??)

  8. A beautiful Bride and stunning photographs!

  9. Such a modern looking bridal party – especially photographed in front of the metal wall.


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