As a someone who 'works in the industry' people ask me all the time what my favorite wedding was. Last summer was especially challenging to pick as some of my dear friends were married (in some of my favorite venues, with some of my favorite vendors), however for those of you who know me best, you know how close I am to my family, which made July 22nd a very special day for me. Not only was my cousin (closest in age to me, and my first real friend) Brenden, married to amazing woman, someone I also consider a best friend, but I also had the honor of planning their wedding, not to mention celebrating with all 30+ members of our family!
Brenden and Kelly were married at Fireseed on Whidbey Island. The entire weekend was a celebration (the best way to do it!), starting with an intimate farm-to-table meal at Orchard Kitchen, followed by a lively welcome party at Useless Bay Coffee Company. Guests had come from all over the country to celebrate these two. We were greeted by sunshine on their wedding day, allowing Kelly and Brenden to wed on an open field with not a cloud in the sky. The most thoughtful I-do's made welcoming a new member into our family that much sweeter. And then in true Corr fashion, the party began - or I guess began again after the first two nights!
Following the ceremony guests made their way to the upper lawn for cocktails, snacks, lawn games and plenty of time to explore Fireseed's beautiful property, before heading into the barn for dinner. Brenden and Kelly are the perfect mix of two styles, Brenden's preppy & Kelly's whimsical, which came together beautifully at this unique venue. Guests were directed to their seats by a display of oyster shells on vintage silver trays that belonged to their moms, aunts, and grandmas, inside they found a palette of blue & white anchored by chinoiserie-inspired urns filled with hydrangeas (done by Flowers by Shamay) that the two had collected the year leading up to the wedding. Even the menu itself, prepared by Fireseed Catering, felt like the perfect combination of these two. After an amazing family-style meal, we toasted, ate more (homemade carrot cake!), danced, and danced some more!
And of course, the celebration did not end with the last song, as guests made their way to an after party. I blinked, and this magical celebration, which included months of planning with two of my favorite people was over. Brenden & Kelly, words cannot express how much it meant to me to be a part of your special day (in more ways than one). Your wedding has forever left a permanent mark on my heart as a favorite.
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