Choosing Your Wedding Colors

Choosing Your Wedding Colors

Wedding Tip Wednesday

Today we are going to talk about one of our favorite parts of design, your wedding colors. What you choose for your colors, will set the tone and design for your entire event. It is really important that you give it enough thought. Our recommendation is to pick out your two pops of color first. This can be colors that you really love, relate to your past somehow (i.e. Cougar Red or Husky Purple) or just a pinterest design you fell in love with. Once your two pops of color are chosen, then it is time to find the base color that will best support your design. As always, you can choose from white or ivory as your base linen. We often encourage our clients to think a little outside of the box and try using grey, charcoal, or khaki as their base. These neutral linens allow your design to start one step further and add interest and sophistication to your entire event.

Feel free to reach out for your complimentary one hour design consultation. We would love to help you with your design and find the tablescape that best reflects your vision.

Happy Wedding Planning!

Wedding Tip: Ask About Your Rental Period

Wedding Tip: Ask About Your Rental Period

Wedding Tip Wednesday

Today we wanted to talk to you about the rental period. As you are planning your wedding, make sure to think of the timeline during the week leading up to your event. Oftentimes the day before a wedding is very full with last minute and time sensitive errands. Our goal here at SVWR is to provide as much flexibility and value to our clients. We encourage our clients to pick up their rentals the Wednesday or Thursday prior to their event. We ask that rentals be returned by close of day the Monday following your event. This is just one small way we can help make your wedding a little less stressful and cut out one of those last minute errands. Your wedding only happens once and our goal is to make it as stress free and enjoyable as possible. Of course we do offer the option for a delivery and setup of your rentals if needed.

Feel free to contact us for a 1 hour design consultation to see how best we can support you as your plan your special day.

No Watermark -Vendor Night - Skagit Valley Wedding Rentals (19)

Photographer: Jeff & Rebecca Photography 

Happy Wedding Planning!

Wedding Workshop @ Maplehurst Farms

Wedding Workshop @ Maplehurst Farms

We are so excited to be bringing you The Wedding workshop again this year! We had so much fun last year at Maplehurst Farms that we had to go back again! This event is designed to be a fun, low pressure way to get some of your pressing questions answered as well as continue to process of exploring your design and theme for your upcoming event. Please come out and see us! Whitley and I can’t wait to meet you all! 

~Taryn 

Wedding Workshop @ Maplehurst Farms

Maplehurst Farms - Wedding Workshop


Wedding Workshop @ Maplehurst Farms

Wedding Workshop @ Maplehurst Farms

Wedding Workshop @ Maplehurst Farms

 

Please join us for The Wedding Workshop at Maplehurst on March 12th from 1-4PM

You’ve done the wedding shows, you’ve read the bridal magazines, you’ve started multiple Pinterest boards for ideas.  Now its time to start making some decisions.

  • Will that table centerpiece idea look right or be too small?
  • Will the linen colors I like provide enough color in a large open venue room?
  • How much does it really cost to create the fabulous table decor I see in all the magazines and websites?
  • How do I tie all the ideas together and make them look cohesive?

We hear these questions from couples all the time. So, we created the Wedding Workshop!

On March 12th, 2017 from 1-4 PM, you are invited to join us for a fun-filled afternoon of wedding planning and idea sharing at Maplehurst Farm.
Spend the afternoon exploring the farm and talk with the talented wedding professionals we have gathered for you. They are here to answer all your questions and to show you ideas to help make your wedding everything you imagined it could be and more. Some features include:
  • Spend some time experimenting with table top design at our Tabletop Design Center. Set up a sample table or two with all the design tools (linens, plates, flowers, décor, etc.) we have on hand for you.
  • View the latest fashions in bridal attire for your whole wedding party.
  • Be inspired by the beautiful location and specialty designed décor. See how the premier North Seattle country wedding venue is transformed by our talented group of designers.

Bring your friends, mother, fiancé and come spend the day in the beautiful Skagit Valley.

  

 

 

 

        Please reserve your complementary tickets here!

Looking forward to seeing you all at the Wedding Workshop!

 

Hillary and Brett’s Rustic Wedding at Maplehurst Farms – Mount Vernon

Hillary and Brett’s Rustic Wedding at Maplehurst Farms – Mount Vernon

A Rustic Summer Wedding at Maplehurst Farms

 

I absolutely adored working with Hillary and her family this last summer. From our first meeting to the mock set up and finally to the day of their wedding, Hillary was so laid back and easy going. It was really exciting to help bring her vision of a rustic wedding to life.

Flowers and Sashes on Aisle Chair

There were so many things that I loved about her design. Her colors were grey and light pink. For the ceremony, they took taffeta sashes in both colors and lined the aisle with bows on the chairs. These chairs were then moved after the ceremony to the head table, allowing the sashes to perform a double duty! This is a great way to stretch your design and allow it to work in multiple ways.

Maplehurst Farm Outdoor Ceremony

In order to bring more attention to the head table, Hillary decided to use a rosette overlay and a willow skirting on it. By keeping the color in the neutral palette, it allowed the texture difference in the linens to really set their table apart.  I just love how it turned out! (P.S. Don’t you just love the rustic lanterns? Maplehurst has these for you to use)

Decorative Linens

I especially liked how the curtain over the garage doors really framed the building and created a softer, more elegant look. This can be done at a stand alone item with the frame or we can attach it to the doors. It just brings the venue to the next level.

Ivory Sheer Drapery on Barn Doors

We always enjoy working with Jesse and Jeffery at Maplehurst Farms. If you haven’t had a chance to get out and see their venue, you must. They typically have open houses on Wednesday evenings, but check their website to confirm.

Salt and Pine Photography did a great job at capturing their special day. Click here to hop on over to their blog and see more photos.

Wedding Professionals:

Venue: Maplehurst Farms

Photographer: Salt and Pine Photography

Videographer: Sid Beck

Eaglemont Styled Shoot

Eaglemont Styled Shoot

A Styled Shoot at Eaglemont Golf Course

I just love when I am invited to do a styled shoot! A few weeks ago, Jocelin, the wedding coordinator at Eaglemont Golf Course asked if I would help design a set of tables for a commercial they were shooting to showcase the wedding and event portion of their venue. Of course I jumped on the idea and together we gathered some of the best wedding professionals in the valley to pull it off.

 The day of the shoot was beautiful and everything came together perfectly. We wanted to go with a romantic neutral color scheme with burgundy accents. We set up three complementing tables and each having it’s own unique feel. After doing this shoot, I would love to see a couple do the same thing. When planning with couples, I usually hear that they would like each table to be set up the same. How much fun would it be to have three to five different table designs that complemented each other?   Having small differences at each table but keeping the overall look and feel the same.I think it would be beautiful! What do you think? We would love to hear your thoughts.

 

Place Setting Set up 3

Place Setting Set up 2

Place Setting Set up

Table Set up with View

Universal Chair Cover Taffeta

Gold and Champange

Venue: Eaglemont Golf Course

Planner: Cheers Wedding Planning

Linens/Rentals: Skagit Valley Wedding Rentals

Photography: MCD Photography

 

Wedding Professionals: Interested in doing a styled shoot? Feel free to contact us and we can start the planning process. It is a great way to get to know other wedding professionals in the area and use our creative abilities to come up with some amazing!

The Wedding Workshop @ Maplehurst Farms

The Wedding Workshop @ Maplehurst Farms

Wedding Workshop at Maplehurst Farms

 Please join us for The Wedding Workshop

Maplehurst Farm

March 29th from 3-6PM

You’ve done the wedding shows, you’ve read the bridal magazines, you’ve started multiple Pinterest boards for ideas.  Now its time to start making some decisions.

  • Will that table centerpiece idea look right or be too small?
  • Will the linen colors I like provide enough color in a large open venue room?
  • How much does it really cost to create the fabulous table decor I see in all the magazines and websites?
  • How do I tie all the ideas together and make them look cohesive?

We hear these questions from couples all the time. So, we created the Wedding Workshop!

On March 29th, 2015 from 3-6 PM, you are invited to join us for a fun-filled afternoon of wedding planning and idea sharing at Maplehurst Farm.

Spend the afternoon exploring the farm and talk with the talented wedding professionals we have gathered for you. They are here to answer all your questions and to show you ideas to help make your wedding everything you imagined it could be and more. Some features include:

  • Spend some time experimenting with table top design at our Tabletop Design Center. Set up a sample table or two with all the design tools (linens, plates, flowers, décor, etc.) we have on hand for you.
  • Indulge in delicious food, drinks and desserts. Ask all your catering questions and explore the cake and dessert table ideas.
  • Be inspired by the beautiful location and specialty designed décor. See how the premier North Seattle country wedding venue is transformed by our talented group of designers.
  • Attend the Wedding Workshop Talks at 4pm. Glean insider tips on such topics as wedding florals, changing trends and decorative linens.

Bring your friends, mother, fiancé and come spend the day in the beautiful Skagit Valley. Visit the tulip fields, attend the Wedding Workshop and dine in our large array of restaurants.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

The Wedding Workshop – October 23rd, 2014 – Eaglemont Golf Course, Mount Vernon

The Wedding Workshop – October 23rd, 2014 – Eaglemont Golf Course, Mount Vernon

A Bootcamp for Couples Planning a Wedding

A Wedding Workshop at Eaglemont Golf Course

Did you recently get engaged?

Are you in the middle of planning your dream wedding?

Are you looking to be inspired and learn some tips from wedding professionals who have the opportunity to be part of many, many weddings each and every year?

On October 23rd, Eaglemont Golf Course in Mount Vernon will be hosting The Wedding Workshop. This 2 1/2 hour event will share with you the latest and most up to date wedding trends, tips on what should be DIY and what should be hired out, how to make your blah venue shine using decorative linens and so much more. The cost is $15. This includes admission to the seminars as well as refreshments and deserts.

Here is a sneak peak at some of the speakers and what they will be discussing:

 Tips for Choosing a Photographer

Leilani Grobschmit

 Leilani’s Photography

Beach Wedding - Leilani's Photography

Tricks for Hiding the Ugly at a Venue: Using Decorative Linens in New Ways

Taryn Holmstrom

 Skagit Valley Wedding Rentals

Laura Nichols Photography

Tired Trends: How to Reinvent Old Trends for Your Wedding Day

Amber Peterson

Cheers Wedding & Event Planning

Styled Shoot at Big Lake Lodge

 

Do’s and Don’ts of Wedding Flowers

Kelli Walker

 Country Bouquets Floral

Styled Shoot at Big Lake Lodge

 

There will also be time to speak one on one with these wedding professional and check out Eaglemont Golf Club.

We would love to see you all there.

Happy Wedding Planning!

A Styled Shoot at Maple Hall

A Styled Shoot at Maple Hall

Skagit Wedding Society Professionals Getting Together to Create Something Beautiful

A Styled Shoot in La Conner

 

This past spring I had the opportunity to take part in my first ever styled shoot. Together with other wedding professionals in my area, we created a truly unique set up for a styled shoot. This event took place in La Conner at their historic building, Maple Hall.

We set the upstairs meeting room up as an intimate ceremony. Kelly from Country Bouquets Floral did an amazing job of utilizing daffodils from the valley in her arrangements.

Laura Nichols Photography

Photo Laura Nichols Photography

 Amber from Cheers Wedding and Event Planning did wonderful job at creating menu and place cards for our shoot. She was also the one who got the group of wedding professionals together to put this styled shoot together.

Maple Hall - La Conner, Wa

Photo David Clumpner Photography

We even had the amazing Roxanne from Xtra Special Cakes create a custom cake for this event. I was so excited when I saw this cake. It was absolutly beautiful. But I also couldn’t wait to try a piece of it. Little did I know, that since this was a styled shoot, it was a fake cake. Bummer!

Maple Hall Cake

Photo Dutta Photography

I was especially excited to use one of my newest products; the Willow Table Skirting. This is the skirt in ivory but is also comes in a variety of other colors. It was absolutely stunning!

Willow Skirting

Photo Laura Nichols Photography

It was a beautiful Spring day in La Conner and our vision came together in an absolutely breathtaking display. I walked away from this experience knowing that we truly have an amazing network of wedding professionals that come together and can create any couples vision for their special day. I would encourage any couple in the planning process of their wedding, to entertain the idea of getting married in the Skagit Valley!

Happy Wedding Planning!

Taffeta Chair Covers

Skagit Wedding Tour – June 8th, 2014

Skagit Wedding Tour – June 8th, 2014

Ten Beautiful Skagit Venues Set Up for Your Experiencing Pleasure

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The Skagit Wedding Tour

 

Front Card - Skagit Wedding TourIf you are currently planning a wedding, you have probably viewed a few venues, right? I wonder how many of you have the same experience that I did. I walked into a completely empty, large room. I remember it being really tough to imagine what it would look like set up for a wedding. I don’t know about you, but I am a really visual person. I had to go back to my venue multiple times to do mock set ups to ensure that I achieved the look I wanted.

This is the whole idea behind the Skagit Wedding Tour. Rather than setting up an appointment with individual venues and then walking into large empty rooms, the wedding tour has been set up for you to do a one stop shop so to speak. Ten local venues will be set up as if wedding receptions are in progress. You will walk into a venue and see/experience what it would feel like to have your event there. Other wedding professionals, such as caterers, wedding planners, officiants, rentals, and florists will all be there as well, showcasing their talents.

Here are the amazing venues that are part of this tour:

Eaglemont Golf Course and Country Club

Back Card - Skagit Wedding TourStepping Stones Garden

Greenfield Farm & Gardens

Maple Hall

Beau Lodge

Ship Harbor Inn

The Little Church of Anacortes

The Armstrong House

Big Lake Lodge

Gretchen’s Kitchen

 As a member of the Skagit Wedding Society, I have the opportunity to be part of this amazing tour coming June 8th. Admission to the tour is $10 per couple/party. You can come with just your and your fiance or your entire entourage. Either way the price is the same. Want to go for free? Comment below and we will send you complementary tickets. That’s right, FREE TICKETS!

Hope to see you all there and happy wedding planning!