Kelley Farm Wedding with Lush Blooms
Somehow, we always get to work with the sweetest couples - and Corinna and Conor are no exception. Since 2019, we worked together to design a dreamy lavender wedding at Kelley Farm for these two. Unfortunately, their wedding date moved three times - through three different seasons! Finally, we were able to design this Kelley Farm wedding in October 2021, and it was so worth the wait. It was such a joy to celebrate with these two and their wonderful families! Filled with gorgeous landscapes, lush blooms, and lots of smiles, the sheer happiness of this day is plain to see.
The Kelley Farm
Kelley Farm lies about an hour south of Seattle, with gorgeous rural scenery. We loved seeing some of their perennial flowers still blooming in the gardens! The stunning pasture also provided a perfect backdrop for photos of Corinna and Conor during their first look. Kelley Farm weddings can be inside or outside, depending on the weather. We got some breaks in the rain for photos, but also had a mega storm roll in! Ultimately, Corinna and Conor decided to hold the wedding indoors. Definitely the right call! On the inside of Kelley Farm, we love the rustic wood interior, the romantic curtains, and the opulent chandeliers. Additionally, we enjoyed creating a floral installation on the permanent arch at Kelley Farm. It is the perfect size for their space! Our couple also loved having separate cottages to get ready.
Preparing for the Ceremony
These two both had fabulous squads helping them get ready. The bride's side and the groom's side had separate spaces at Kelley Farm. However, the whole mood of both groups was so jubilant! Everyone was thrilled to be together celebrating these two. To begin, we delivered anenome boutonnieres to Conor and his groomsmen. We also brought cute bridesmaids bouquets to the girls, and flower petals to the flower girl. (Isn't she the cutest!?) We also gave Corinna her stunning cascading bouquet, which added so much glamour and drama to her bridal look. Of course, we made sure to give her lots of anenomes - her favorite - as well as a sophisticated mix of mauve and lavender flowers. We finished all of these pieces with hand-dyed silk ribbons from our local artisans.
Before the ceremony, Corinna and Conor had a first look on the grounds of Kelley Farm. First looks are a great way to have a private, intimate moment to reconnect with your spouse before the big celebration! First looks are always touching moments, but we can't get over how happy these two make each other. We feel genuinely lucky to work with couples who adore each other!
Kelley Farm Wedding Ceremony
After regrouping with their wedding party, Corinna and Conor made a stunning entrance to their ceremony. We lined the aisle with white rose petals, and added a romantic floral installation to the Kelley Farm wedding arch. We used greenery to soften the shape and mirror the curtain behind it. Additionally, we covered the right corner in a stunning mix of big lavender blooms, anenomes, and grey-green foliage. We love the way this ceremony setup came together!
Romantic Fall Wedding Reception
Throughout the planning process, the one thing that stayed constant was Corinna's desire to have a big dance party! Thankfully, all of their friends and family were on board with that plan. From all accounts, everyone had a great time! We used the floral arch as a backdrop for the reception, setting up Corinna and Conor's sweetheart table in front of it. For their table, we added extra florals, greenery, and candles to make it extra special. We also decorated their cake table with florals and greenery, and worked with the bakers to make sure some flowers made it onto the cake, too!
Kelley Farm Wedding Design Details
We loved crafting this floral palette in a moody mix of mauve, lavender, and white flowers. We used the best of what was seasonally available, including anenomes, carrot flowers, several types of roses, and stock. In addition, we added some interesting textured greenery, like the near-black agonis foliage that almost looks like fringe. You can also see this in Conor's boutonniere and Corinna's bouquet below. I particularly love the little mauve spray roses we included in these pieces! Believe it or not, they were an impulse buy at the flower market. But when I saw them, I knew we had to have them!
Fall Wedding Tips
First, fall is a super popular time to get married here in Seattle, and elsewhere in the country. So if you are planning a fall wedding, make sure you book your vendors early! That way, you will have plenty of time to make decisions, rather than scrambling to find someone.
Of course, you will also want to account for the weather. Sometimes we luck out and have gorgeous sunshine. Other times, it storms and the power goes out! (True story!) So, make sure you have rain plans in place. We always recommend hiring a wedding planner for this reason.
Lastly, we highly recommend being flexible about your flower choices in the fall. Since we prioritize local flowers, we are at the mercy of the last frost. Often, this frost happens in mid-October. We sometimes find ourselves with an abundance of "summer" flowers one week, and almost nothing local the next! So, hire a pro who can roll with the punches and make your wedding flawless no matter what.
Ready to talk about your wedding? We’d love to chat! We still have a few fall dates, too. You can check your date with us below.