The dawn of summer is a glorious time… It is historically the pinnacle month for weddings, and the muse for this dreamy styled shoot! This summer solstice editorial loosely draws inspiration from the heavenly bodies of the sun, moon and stars in an organic, luxurious fashion. Designed by GATHER Events, we’re definitely *over the moon* about this concept. Replete with lavish textures, gradient colors, and moody elements, the styled shoot took on a warm + ethereal quality, much like midsummer nights.
Incorporating the elegant celestial vibe right from the start, calligrapher Copper Willow crafted this *starry* invitation suite.
Ditching the traditional diamond ring, the team opted for these gorgeous baubles by Marrow Fine (and we can’t take our eyes off of them!!).
THAT DRESS!! Holy smokes, right?! It’s from The Dress Theory + we simply can’t get over all that detailing and those sheer sleeves!
Hi dapper groom! To keep with the summer feeling, but bring a modern touch, he wore this bone + taupe ensemble from Nordstrom.
Makeup + hair artist Erin Skipley kept the ladies looking fresh + dewy all summer day/night.
The maids all donned mismatched pieces from Joanna August. Isn’t that sunset color palette simply stunning?
The cool ethereal qualities of the moon and all her various phases are brought in through the bone, grey, and mauve colored textiles and flowers, circular and semi circular shapes, and moonstone like opaque lanterns. While the warmth of the sun is represented in the warm tangerine and peach colors, gold metallics, sun ray imagery, and geometric shapes.
The use of rich textures was paramount, and brought in with velvet, linen, and silk. That ivory silk runner + the flowing ribbons on the bouquet? All hand dyed + crafted by Tono and Co!
The warm + moody tones definitely carried over to the tablescape with pops or orange, dusty rose, and accents of black + gold. We’re especially fond of the lush flower laden arrangements by Gather Design Company!
Clear + gold?!? How cool are these chargers from CORT Party Rentals?
BAM. Sun rays + geometric… Now that’s one golden cake by Honey Crumb Cake Studio.
Feeling inspired to throw your own late summer soirée or incorporate some of these elements into your wedding? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below! And as always, 1000 thanks to the talented team behind this incredible + awe-inspiring editorial.
photography: Sarah Carpenter // venue name: Herban Feast's Sodo Park, Seattle, Washington, USA // event design: GATHER Events // planning: GATHER Events // florals: Gather Design Company // wedding dress boutique: The Dress Theory // bride's shoes: Nordstrom // bride's ring: Marrow Fine // bridesmaid dresses: Joanna August // hair stylist: Erin Skipley // makeup artist: Erin Skipley // groom attire: Nordstrom // paper goods: Copper Willow // desserts: Honey Crumb Cake Studio // tabletop rentals: CORT Party Rentals // furniture rentals: Classic Vintage Rentals // linen rentals: BBJ Linen // models: Seattle Models Guild, Devon Fox, Seattle Models Guild and Seattle Models Guild // installation: Prop Gallery // candles: Creative Candles // ring box: The Mrs Box // runner: Tono and Co // accessories: Ariel Taub // accessories: Elle and Jae // tabletop: West Elm // tabletop: Anthropologie