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Amber & Zak’s Romantic and Whimsical Wedding

When you have a couple as cute and in love as Amber and Zak are, you know the wedding day is going to be SO heartfelt…and that is exactly how we feel about July 20th, 2019.

After our first meeting over rosé at Toot & Kate’s, we quickly learned how FUN and easy-going these two are, and how close they are to their friends and family. Armed with a sense of humor and stylish eye, Amber made the planning process incredibly engaging and exciting for us!

Amber knew she wanted a romantic and whimsical day, full of pops of pink and teal, and personalized details. The venue, the Lageret, is a large industrial warehouse with a lot of space, and Amber and Zak wanted to ensure there was intentionality behind each area or room. Throughout the venue, we set up various vignettes with romantic candlelight, photos of the couple, fun teal acrylic signs from The Crafty Peach, and we can’t forget to mention the coffee and espresso station from Cedar & Sea, which was a total hit all night long!

The stunning and colorful ceremony backdrop by Flora by Jamae, and creative seating chart by The Crafty Peach were two statements that really made the design unique, and brought us vendors together for the ultimate installation challenge.

Between the sentimental and emotional vows and smiles from ear to ear, we look back fondly on Amber and Zak’s special day – their love and laughter is so contagious and incredibly magical to witness. Enjoy some of our favorite images from Whitney Wiatt, and thank you, Amber and Zak, for being so, so wonderful.

Photography: Whitney Wiatt | Venue: The Lageret | Florals: Flora by Jamae | Planning & Coordination: Elevate Events | Entertainment: Kuhl Entertainment | Catering: The Black Sheep | Coffee & Espresso Bar: Cedar & Sea | Videography: Oliver Wierdsma | Desserts: Bloom Bake Shop | Officiant: Jaron | Rentals: A La Crate Rentals, Event Essentials and Velvet Rentals | Signage: The Crafty Peach | Invitations & Menus: MJ Creative Co.