Bold fall brewery wedding in Bellingham, Washington
The emotional wedding of Chloe and G took place in Bellingham, Washington, and was a day filled with lots of emotions, family, tears of joy, unexpected surprises and one hell of a party.
Tell us about your wedding! What was the inspiration behind your day? Did you have a specific theme, style or color palette? Did you incorporate any cultural or religious traditions in any part of your day?
Chloe: I’ve always had an entire Pinterest board dedicated to my wedding someday, and when that day arrived it was exactly how I wanted. She and I agreed on everything and she saw my vision even better than I did. We strived to keep it earthy and decorate our venue to compliment the space.
Let’s talk wedding decor. How did you decorate your space for the ceremony and the reception? Was any part of the decor DIY?
Most of our decor was from the florist. We didn’t want to overcomplicate the setup and decided that the fresh greenery would do more. But any other decor was DIY or thrifted!
What were the florals like in your wedding? Did you use flowers in any of your design elements like the bridal bouquets, centerpieces or ceremony backdrop? Did they play an important part in the overall style of your wedding?
What really helped us the most was having a beautiful venue. Twin Sisters Brewing is exactly our style. It contains a lot of metal, concrete and industrial vibes, so we just accented the space. We used a lot of greenery and stayed dark with the florals. Burgundy, dark green, black and a hint of white.
Did you personalize the day in any way (food trucks, guest entertainment etc.)? What were some of your favorite parts of your wedding?
We gave everyone a personalized shot glasses, as well as traditional Filipino food that G, her mother and friend all made! 800 rolls of lumpia.
Let’s talk fashion. How did you both choose your wedding day look? Describe the looks in detail.
Pinterest! I also bought my dress from preowned wedding dresses online. I recommend trying on a few dresses and then looking them up online. Also, JJhouse has really amazing veils for ridiculously cheap prices.
How did you meet? Tell us about the proposal.
We met at work actually! We both work for Twin Sisters Brewing and quickly became infatuated with each other. Ever since we’ve met, we’re inseparable. She is my best friend, wife and coworker, what else could I want?
What was the most anticipated or special moment of your wedding day?
Finally getting to say I do! By the wedding day, all we wanted was to be married and done with wedding planning. I couldn’t wait any longer and we almost just eloped a couple of months before the wedding.
Do you have any wedding planning or marriage advice that you’d like to share with other couples planning their day?
Remember that you’re preparing for a marriage and not a wedding. The wedding day is only one day out of the rest of your life, so make sure the main focus while planning a wedding is planning for a marriage. Honestly, if I could do it again, I would get married in a courthouse, have a really fun party after and go on a kick-ass honeymoon.
Photographer: Ariena Photography
Venue: Twin Sisters Brewing
Tuxedo: Calvin Klein
Dress: David’s Bridal
Wedding Party Dresses: Fashion Nova
Cake Designer: Maggie Mathews
Floral Designer: Celeste Free Range Flowers
Hair Stylist: Emily Stidman
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