Beautiful rainy summer wedding at the Outlook Inn in Orcas Island. By Seattle Wedding Photographer Rebecca Ellison
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On Sunday I had an amazing day hanging out for the Snohomish Wedding Tour at the beautiful Jardin del Sol wedding venue meeting with couples who are planning their 2016 and 2017 weddings.
Our theme was Enchanted Gardens and it was beautifully executed by both Melanie who owns Jardin del Sol and the artistic talent of Laurel from Laurel's Floral Decor, and some help from Katie the planner at Sprinkled in Seattle.
Our vendor team was really amazing. Full of talent and professionalism, any couples who book any of these talented vendors will be sure to be really happy with their decision.
Grand Event Rentals showed some beautiful options of just what can be rented for your wedding from plates, napkins, tables, chairs, linens and more.
Seattle Farm Tables provided the beautiful and solid table that we displayed, and is such a unique and beautiful way of having your reception just a bit different. (No round tables here!)
Alexa's Catering provided teriyaki salmon, fruits veggies and this out of this world artichoke dip.
Stone Layne Baked Specialties showed us the beauty of a simple white cake, while exciting our taste buds with cakes samples as well.
The Lightning Booth captured fun and silly photo booth action with instant print out options which is a hit at all weddings.
Pixel Dust Weddings showcased her videography skills as well as showed off her drone options (which was super cool!)
And of course, the photography was provided by me Rebecca Ellison Photography.
If you are looking to hire a photographer, I still have limited dates available for 2015 and am booking for 2016. Just email me to set up a meeting : firstname.lastname@example.org
Featured Vendor : Bella Umbrella - Umbrella Rental
This month I've been sharing different inspiration for choosing a wedding theme, and I immediately thought of Bella Umbrella and how useful and amazing umbrellas can be in photos.
Bella Umbrella is a local Seattle company that rents (yep, you don't have to buy them!) beautiful vintage umbrellas in all shapes and sizes for your wedding. Jodell, the owner wanted umbrellas to shade her guests for her wedding over a decade ago, and couldn't find anyone that rented them so she scoured eBay. Afterwards, she realized that other brides would love the ability to rent umbrellas for their day, and she opened Bella Umbrella.
Here are a handful of images from weddings I've photographed with the beautiful Bella Umbrellas. From photo props to wedding decor, the options make such an impact, and scroll to the bottom to see what Jodell says about her umbrella rental shop I asked Jodell a couple questions about Bella Umbrella and this is what she had to say:
What type of weddings do you see utilizing umbrellas the best (i.e. pictures, decor, location.)?
Any type of wedding! No matter what the season, location, or theme any wedding can use umbrellas! They can be used both as a beautiful functional element and for an unexpected pop as décor! They look fantastic in photographs – framing a glowing bride, filtering direct sunlight on guests’ faces, sheltering a couple from raindrops, or creating a magical ‘canopy’ over your reception guests!
Are there any trending types/colors of umbrellas you see happening this season?
Classic color combinations like red with black and white as well as pinks are always popular. We’re excited about Pantone’s color story for this year – “en plein air”. Inspired by the natural world, they’re soft and earthy tones versatile to any color scheme and flattering for any complexion. Here is a link to that gorgeous palette:
With over 800 original vintage umbrellas we can accommodate ANY color scheme.
So far for Spring we have been seeing a lot of yellow umbrellas being rented for weddings. We also just released our Signature Bella Umbrella Pagoda colors for Spring: Yellow and Coral. We see them as very popular Spring and Summer colors especially for weddings!
These are retail for $129 or you can rent them for $20 each for a five day period.
How many days do you recommend renting the umbrellas for? And how far out in advance (esp for a summer wedding)?
The typical rental period lasts 5 days – Thursday through Monday. Of course we are happy to accommodate special needs when we can, but the umbrellas are in high demand during the summer wedding season! As soon as you know your event date we would advise looking through our rental collection online to match your colors and event theme. We have hundreds of umbrellas, but if you have your heart set on a specific umbrella the earlier you can rent the better!
What's the most creative thing you've seen someone do with your umbrellas?
There are many things, but our favorite is when people hang them from the ceiling to create a beautiful art piece for the ceiling of their event. Here are some of our favorite examples. We have also seen people do some very creative centerpieces using the umbrellas. The choices are endless when you have such unique, beautiful, and timeless pieces at your disposal!
Do you rent/sell any other fun wedding type gear/decor?
Our shop is exclusively an umbrella specialty boutique.