Congrats Christian + Renee…. thank you for the pleasure of being a part of your day! It was magical! May God continue to bless you in your new life together. – Erica
Christian + Renee’s french affair wedding was one for the books. The lovely duo exchanged their vows with a beautiful and romantic ceremony at the Bastyr University Chapel. The chapel is an ornate cathedral like setting which was beautifully offset, with the dim light of candles. Each element of the ceremony was beautiful orchestrated and drew attention to the fact that these two simply adore one another and desired to share this special day with those they love.
The elegant french themed reception was held at Within Sodo, elements of the couples personality and their story were found throughout. When Katy and I first met Christian + Renee the one thing they expressed to us is that they wanted to share their story, and personality to their guests. They desired for this to be both beautiful, poignant and really fun. One of the ways we did this was giving it a Parisian theme. One of Christian and Renee’s favorite places in the world is Paris. Check out all the special moments in the pictures below.
Tables were filled with blue and clear glass wine bottles with candles and peonies floating in bowls.
Timeline of Christian + Renee’s life and love story.
We incorporated french signage, as well as invited guests to visit the many food stations where they could stamp a passport.
The entryway where we displayed some of Christian + Renee’s engagement photos as well as their passport guest book.
The ceremony was filled with performances for guests to enjoy, Christian and Renee’s musician friends played their first dance song. However, one of the most special moments was when and the couple entertained their guests with spoken word poetry (Christian performed) while Renee danced. It was stunning!
One of my favorite elements: we designed, and built a crepe street cart. Where guests were able to order custom made crepes.
Dessert was served at sunset on the Within Sodo rooftop terrace. Guests enjoyed a mini patisserie of yummy french pastries and coffee.
A fun photo-booth moment. I absolutely love how this backdrop turned out.
Design + Styling: Paper Hearts + Co.
Floral Design: Paper Hearts + Co.
Photo Booth Design + Styling: Paper Hearts + Co.
Photography: Captus Photography + Paper Hearts + Co.