Wedding Date: June 2017
Venue: Boundy Farm, Bainbridge Island
Package: Full Planning Package
Photographer: Robert Evans Studios
Kohleen and Kashmir reached out to me one month prior to their wedding date. With a family trip to Bainbridge Island about a month away, they had decided to turn the trip into a wedding as well. The venue was Boundy Farm on Bainbridge Island. The farm where Kohleen's grandmother had grown up, and the farm where her wedding had taken place. I called in my Bainbridge favorites for this whirlwind celebration. The result was an intimate ceremony in the forest next to the farm, followed by a rustic dance party that lasted late into the evening.
I often have couples ask me just how long it takes to plan a wedding. In this case-- it took a month.
Hugest thanks to the incredibly talented Robert Evans Studios for sharing these images.
Guests were welcomed a collection of infused waters provided by Ann Pearl Catering, and with bags filled with local Rainier cherries-- served out of my own grandmothers old embroidery suitcase.
I loved this moment-- a last kiss from mom and dad before they walked their daughter up the path to the forest where the ceremony took place.
Melanie Benson's team provided stunning florals for this celebration. H206 Events brought in their own power to the remote ceremony location. A family friend officiate beautifully. Kohleen and Kashmir tied a fisherman's knot as part of their ceremony.
Sample Ceremony Text for the Fisherman's Knot:
These two cords represent each of you as individuals - as the unique and special gifts you bring to your marriage. As you fasten your pieces together, these actions represent the the joining of your two lives into one common purpose. The completed knot represents your future, secure in the knowledge your relationship will continue to be strong, despite the inevitable changes life brings.
Although the fisherman's knot is one of the simplest to tie, it is also one of the sturdiest. As stress is applied, the knot becomes ever stronger. It is the goal of marriage to achieve a blending of hearts and lives, but like the spaces between these cords formed by the knot, let there also be spaces in your new life together, so each may encourage and nurture the individual growth of the other.
I ask that you now pull on this rope to see it strengthen under pressure while still allowing us to see the individual cords - just as your support of one another as beautiful and blessed individuals strengthens your union. As you hold one another in mutual concern and shared respect, may you continue holding each other tightly in your hearts and form a strong bond, now and forever. Let this knot indicate the strength of your love and be a symbol of your unity from this day forward.
Guests (and the bride) lounged on couches from Vintage Ambiance during the apps hour. They also played vintage yard games, and walked the stunning property.
Then they headed into the barn for dinner.
Ann Pearl had plated salads served to guests at their table, followed by a delicious buffet featuring northwest delicacies.
We picked up and delivered cakes from the amazing Deru Market as well as a few dozen of Top Pot Donuts finest donuts.
Kohleen and Kashmir dedicated an entire wall to family memories. This was a bit of a funky wall, so we hung drape to give it some extra coverage.
H206 Events was on point all night.
Such a beautiful place in the world. One of the things I love about being a wedding planner is the amazing places it takes me. Celebrating with these two sweet families was definitely a fairytale night.
Venue: Boundy Farm
Photographer: Robert Evans Studios
Coordinator: Manette Gracie Events
Catering: Ann Pearl Catering
Florist: Melanie Benson Floral
Donuts: Top Pot Donuts
Wedding Cakes: Deru Market
Ceremony & Reception DJ: H206 Events
Decor: Vintage Ambiance
Decor: Gratitude Event Rentals
Rentals: Cort Party Rentals
Tables: Seattle Farm Tables
Ice Cream: Mora Ice Cream
Transportation: British Motor Coach