Weddings + Elopements

Rocker Femme Vows in the City of Seattle

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Leia and John are two fiercely independent humans who kick butt and take names in all the things they set their minds to. The yin to each other’s yang, these two committed to making a life together in their Seattle home almost a decade ago. Marriage was not a part of their story; instead, this family focuses on creating a relationships full of love, support, understanding, and generosity. We were lucky enough to work with them on an intimate celebration of their relationship and an exchange of vows as a milestone marker of their commitment to one another.

Leia and John met at a concert. He instantly like her laugh, her tattoos, her Philly accent, and her taste in friends. She instantly like his kind nature, his beard, and the miracle that he was single. Together, they founded a relationship on travel, independence, and job love. They had their son Johnny six years ago and never looked back.

John admires Leia for her positive attitude and her drive. Leia admires John for his generosity. They share a lot of strengths: their ability to be their own person and “do what they want”, to follow their hearts, to do what they feel is right as individuals, and to support each other’s personal decisions. Together, they work hard to grow into parents and do the #adulting thing. They encourage each other’s growth by accommodating their family’s busy schedules and communicating about everything.

Marriage is not a part of their story; but commitment and love and support are. When Leia shared with us that she wanted to forego the big soiree but wanted to have an intimate celebration of the commitment she and John share, we had to make it happen. We were inspired by their fierce independence and how the City of Seattle brought them together to create a shared story of family. The reasons these two rock were brought literally and figuratively into the design of their day: a geode cake, a vignette of mountains on their vows, a leather jacket, their tattoos, and a non-traditional wedding ring highlight the strength and resilience that these two share. We created softness to contrast with feminine details with layered lace, pink and purple florals, cushy rentals, and elegant hair and make-up.

While fierce independence lives at the heart of these two individuals, it is the kindness and flexibility they share with one another that makes this a story of love and celebration. Leia supports John by always sharing the next chapter together: “If he feels he needs to change something, move, or find a new job, I will be there to help him through his life choices.” John supports Leia in her career growth: “I want to support what she does, or decides to do, every day.” They are most excited to watch their son grow and the impact that will have on their family.

Leia shared that, “My mom is my hero and I want to be just like her—a strong, happy, easy-going, beautiful woman. I am constantly sharing my childhood stories, traditions and photos to John and Johnny so they know what it was like growing up in Philadelphia. And to this day I still ask my mom questions about parenting and how to be an adult.” John is similarly inspired by his parent’s commitment to stay together, the sense of closeness his family felt, and the sense of always helping each other out. Marriage is not a part of their narrative; family is the brilliant centerpiece. Their story just happened and they wouldn’t have it any other way.

Photos courtesy of    Kate Miller Photography   .

Photos courtesy of Kate Miller Photography.

Vintage Vow Renewal in the Olympics

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Kristle and Josh are two incredible humans. Their compassion and care for one another is palpable and their kindness is infectious. We learned about their marriage and family and instantly fell in love. Always down to travel, Kristle and Josh road-tripped out to the Olympic Peninsula with a talented team to create an intimate vow renewal in the forest. We are honored to share this day and their story with you!

They met at a house party on Sinto Street in Spokane, WA. The owners of the house were on Kristle's track team so she knew everyone there and anyone who would potentially walk through the doors. Josh walked in--an surprisingly unknown entity--and she was instantly drawn to him. They interacted over a game of beer pong, and though he had her distracted and flustered, Kristle kept up her winning streak (go girl!). She won’t ever let Josh forget he trolled on the first night they met.

Kristle was attracted to and still loves Josh for his confidence. In the early stages of dating, she was aware that she barely knew him but felt like they had known each other for years; like he was a piece of home while they both were away from home. While she initially had reservations about dating someone in the Military, they quickly melted away when Kristle realized that it was that same part of Josh that outlined his groundedness and strength.

They chose marriage because they believe in marriage. Kristle shared that, "I’m always in my feelings and want to shower those around me with love and encouragement. So I never saw myself without a husband and family. Didn’t think Mr. Right would come so soon, but I’m certainly glad he did". Each of their family dynamics may be a little different, but they were both raised with a similar foundation, and attribute their ability to confidently marry to those shared experiences of family. They love each other hard and trust their foundation, and that has helped them parent together fluidly. 

Cut to seven years and three boys later. To this day, they are best friends and "it’s always been that way". Their trust, respect, and love for one another has only grown deeper with all that they endured together over the years. Kristle and Josh are most excited for where the Military will take them and the adventure of raising their boys. Kristle makes a conscious effort to support Josh's job and all that entails. They use their differences to learn from one another and contribute to each other’s individual growth. They give each other a listening ear and different perspective. Their shared trust allows them to go anywhere and tackle anything.

Shortly after their vow renewal—and sending their kiddos off to the first week of school—Kristle and Josh received orders to Japan. While they feel blessed for being able to spend so much time near their friends and family the last few years, they are excited for their next adventure. Follow their family’s journey on Kristle’s instagram @hereyeswereolivegreen. We wish you and your beautiful family all the best!

Photos courtesy of    Beginning and End Photography   .

Photos courtesy of Beginning and End Photography.

Boho Elopement in Vantage

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Deanna and Wylie are a couple that make you feel ambitious and grounded at the same time. They work hard in their careers, travel internationally and often, and share a complementary chemistry that makes you feel at ease. They shared their wedding day with a large gathering of family and friends; however, the photographer from their big day was unable to recover many of the photos of their celebration.

Enter an amazing team who put together a bohemian dream of an elopement. We traveled to Vantage for the couple to renew their vows and recapture their love on camera. We partnered with this couple to select a location in Vantage, WA that challenges the traditional PNW imagery many people come to associate with where this couple calls home. From the dress to the jewelry to the hair and make-up, this team went above and beyond to recreate the excitement of exchanging vows. We at Tapestry Event Co. loved having a hand in bringing together the overarching vision, coordinating vendors, and creating the arch for Deanna and Wylie's commitments.

It took a few cars, an extensive road trip playlist, and lots of snacks, but the experience of that day was a blast. Deanna and Wylie worked the wind to their advantage and shared sweet words about their marriage. The vendors on site hustled to tackle the elements, which included direct sunshine, chilly shade, and gusts of wind. We exchanged laughs and tears and moments of adoration the whole way through. Before we knew it, it was time to pack back up and head home across the mountains. 

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The Boho Elopement All Stars:

This Boho Elopment was also published in White Magazine!