Weddings in Woodinville 2016 | Willows Lodge | NEW CREATIONS WEDDINGS | Asian Inspired Wedding Showcase
Willows Lodge was turned into an Asian-inspired “East Meets West” theme for this years Weddings in Woodinville. As the guest planner for Willows Lodge, and wanting to feature my specialty and knowledge in Asian weddings, I transformed the venue into a warm, inviting space with nods to Japanese traditions. Rebecca Grant, owner of New Creations Weddings recounts her own design:
My favorite aspect of the design had to have been the outdoor pergola ceremony area. Guests were welcomed to the outdoor ceremony space featuring a chandelier made of 1,001 paper cranes that are always part of Japanese weddings. These cranes were actually used in one of my past brides weddings, and made with love by her family members. She then gifted them to me knowing I would use them more than her. What a gift and treat to be able to display these gorgeous handcrafted cranes for this show.
In addition to the show stopping crane centerpiece, Eleanor of Bash and Bloom provided draping of greenery that came out from the chandelier to the corners of the pergola, creating a very northwest and softer feel. Soft fabric draping from Aria Style was put as a backdrop to the greenery so it stood out against the dark wood. At night the pergola was stunning with warm fuchsia up lighting installed by Crimson Haze Event Lighting.
On either end of the room were additional décor elements with one side featuring a gorgeous greenery wall backdrop for the stunning display cake created by Kara from The Sweet Side. Directly next to the cake display was an exquisite gown from La Belle Salon Bridal that tied in with my Asian design. It was not only by a Japanese designer, but it also featured back detail that looked like origami.
On the opposite wall, guests could get off their feet for a bit and enjoy the delicious food offerings from Willows Lodge that tied in perfectly with the Asian-inspired theme. The Ahi tuna and the Mongolian beef bites were to die for! Guests could also wonder around the foyer area featuring entertainment from Nash Fung Magician and pop into the photo booth provided by 321 Foto, all while Brandon Ghorley DJ was playing upbeat tunes. The real surprise for guests was to see on-site wedding oil painter, Sam Day, painting the scene live, complete with the dress model being painted into the photo! What a treat!
Other participating vendors included Fox’s Jewelry featuring beautiful ring designs, Sparkman Cellars which provided all the wine for Willows, Via Creatives who showcased their videography services, model Susan from TCM Models featuring a gown from Le Salon, and Kathy Evans Hair and Makeup who provided services for the model.
At LaBelle Salon Bridal we offer a wide range of events and unique bridal experiences for our brides and their bridal parties. Stay tuned for this upcoming seasons' festivities we have lined up for you and bridal party to enjoy!