Block 41 Wedding with Colorful Spring Flowers
This breathtaking spring Block 41 wedding editorial will have you swooning! We absolutely love working at Block 41, and were so excited to bring our unique style to this gorgeous venue for a chic black-tie celebration. We were inspired by specialty daffodils, which are some of the first blooms we get here in the PNW after a long winter. We added lots of other stunning botanicals, marble accents, and citrus details. We hope you love seeing these delicate spring blooms and artistic shots as much as we do!
Block 41 Weddings
Block 41 is a stunning wedding venue in Seattle, right in the heart of Belltown. We love Block 41 for its vibrant city setting, modern interiors, and the fact that their team is delightful to work with! It has two huge indoor spaces, as well as a courtyard with one of our favorite murals in the city. We really enjoy the wealth of white space at Block 41, because it allows it to transform into whatever you want. With that in mind, we knew we wanted to use colorful spring wedding florals to turn this space into a chic, black-tie affair. We loved using Block 41's circle arch for this dramatic wedding ceremony floral installation!
Modern, Chic Wedding Ceremony Flowers
To begin, we started with the large circular arch at Block 41. We used a wide array of botanical materials for this wedding floral installation, from garden roses to dried ferns. Of course, we chose all of our favorite spring blooms, too, including daffodils, tulips, poppies, and ranunculus. We loved layering the flowers and ferns, and creating several different focal areas based on color and texture. For example, we chose to go brighter orange on the ends of the arch, with more pastel and neutral tones in the middle. We also loved the contrast with the black chairs, which you can see in the nighttime image (credit to Barbie Hull).
We are absolutely obsessed with how this turned out! We were lucky to have sunshine that day, and the light streaming through the windows created such a dreamy setting for this ceremony. And we love the artistic images with the repeating flowers and hazy surroundings.
Black-Tie Wedding Reception
We also designed florals for the black-tie wedding reception at Block 41, including a gorgeous King's Table for the wedding party. We continued to go for a light and airy feeling, but chose to be a little more bold with our colors here. We used marble accents like chargers and candleholders to elevate the design, and also incorporated bright citrus touches on the tables themselves. Our florals for tables were almost entirely bud vases and small ceramic vessels, grouped together to create a multi-layered look. We considered color, height, dimension, and texture in our groupings, so we used a wide mix of botanicals and vessels to create one-of-a-kind look. We absolutely love the way this came together with rentals from CORT and menus from Blake Design Studio.
The couple's reception also included a glam champagne tower, a balloon arch, a neon sign, and of course, cake! We loved all of it, and were so thrilled with how it turned out. Of course, we enjoyed working with our other vendors to make sure there were florals for both the balloons and the cake table! We also loved the disco balls above their head table - such a fun touch! (Disco balls are definitely having a moment right now.)
Block 41 Wedding Design Details
We loved working on these wedding designs with planner Carly at Emerald Engagements, and all of our fellow vendors! We originally considered an all black-and-white setting, but we wanted to try something a little different by adding some bold citrusy tones. Carly also suggested working with marble accents instead of strictly black or white, and I'm so glad we went in this direction! We also relished in the details of our couple's personal flowers and bouquet. We were really inspired by the citrus Carly and I talked about, but wanted to ensure the florals were not too bright or garish. As a result, we ended up with a sophsticated palette of neutrals, blushes, taupes, and peaches with little pops of orange.
We chose a truly stunning array of botanicals for this unique color palette, using all the best of spring. Delicate blooms like parrot tulips, ranunculus, specialty daffodils, butterfly ranunculus, and poppies made the cut. We also used a wide palette of roses, from buttery yellow garden roses to toffee-colored stunners. And in our floral installation work, we also added dried bracken fern for a wonderfully taupe base, as well as grapefruits, blood oranges, and clementines on the tables. These botanicals matched perfectly with the invitation suite as well. We love this chic, vibrant palette and how uniquely modern it felt at Block 41!
Sunset Wedding Reception at Block 41
We wanted to also share a few images of what the wedding and venue looked like after the sun set. We loved using more bud vases and citrus for these chic cocktail tables with black velvet linens! And of course, it is always fun to see floral installations in different lighting. Thanks to Barbie Hull for these three nighttime images!
Getting married at Block 41? Or just love this floral palette as much as we do? We would love to hear about your wedding plans. You can click the button below to reach out and check your date. We can't wait to hear from you!
Thank you to this phenomenal team of wedding vendors!
Floral Design: Bloom Poet | @bloompoet_
Planner: Emerald Engagements | @emeraldengagements
Venue: Block 41 | @block41_seattle
Photographer: Jessica Wood | @jessicawoodphotos
Hair & MUA: Michelle Wight | @michellewight.hmu
Rentals: CORT Party Rental | @cortpartyrental
Soft Seating: Vintage Ambiance | @vintageambiance
Lighting: Crimson Haze | @crimson_haze_lighting
Balloons: Smash Baby Smash | @smashbabysmash
Catering: Foodz Catering | @foodzcatering
Stationery: Blake Design Studio | @blakedesignstudio
Dress: La Belle Elaine's Bridal | @labelleelainesbridal
Tux: Generation Tux | @generationtux
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