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Royal Treatment: A Beautiful Shoot Inspired By Pantone’s Ultra Violet Color Of The Year

Kate Calamusa

Purple has long been considered the color of British royalty, boasting a subtly bold, yet sublimely beautiful appeal all its own. Thus inspired, wedding planner Wendy Wojcik of Weddings with Wendy created this regal and refined big-day theme by marrying Pantone’s Ultra Violet color of the year with hues more akin to the Northwest—lavender, lilac, mulberry and mauve. Accented by romantic invitations, artful cake pops and showstopping paper florals, this lineup is as suited to a lush garden as it is to an aristocratic ballroom. “I especially love this pale mauve for 2019,” says Wojcik. “Its versatility as either the primary hue or an accent color makes it the perfect complement to many different palettes.”

1. TAKE YOUR PLACE (above)

Set the tone from the first bite with a delicate and decadently layered table place setting featuring such highlights as a custom menu card and statement gold flatware. Custom menu card, price included in full invitation suite, by Bellevue-based Perfect Press. “Urban Gold” flatware, $1.05 per piece; gold-rimmed scalloped edge charger plate, $2.95 each; “Jasmine” floral patterned dinner plate, 90 cents each; blush stoneware salad plate, 80 cents each; stoneware bread and butter plate, 80 cents each; gold-rimmed wine goblet and Champagne flute, $1.75 each; satin stripe napkin, $1.50 each; and Choice Linens by CORT “Josephine” chenille round tablecloth, price upon request; all available to rent from Everett- and Fife-based CORT Party Rental.

Composed of lush lilac- and blush-hued blooms complemented by pops of verdant green, this centerpiece bouquet adds visual punch to a reception table set especially for two with a set of tufted vintage chairs. Bouquet composed of lilac, green hellebores, astrantia, antique carnations, clematis vines, rex begonia leaves, dusty miller, “Black Baccara” and “Lovelace” roses, miniature cymbidium, scabiosa and orchids, $225, from Magnolia-based Bella Rugosa. Bronze “Bronn” taper candleholders, $6.95 each, and “Sulli” light pink planter, $14.95, both from CB2. Dripless 12-inch taper candles, $32.50 for six pairs, from Mole Hollow Candles. Glassybaby “Mom” votives, $50 each, from Glassybaby. Scripted table number, $18, from Pomp & Revel. “Maria” blush-hued tufted velvet chairs, price up request, available to rent from Northwest Vintage Rentals.
Photograph by Hayley Young

Evoking a vintage vibe with its sophisticated cursive lettering and luxurious custom monogram, this invitation suite is printed on deckle-edge Italian paper and accented with a gold foil stamp. Suite averages $10 each, from Perfect Press. Choice Linens by CORT “Josephine” chenille table runner, price upon request, available to rent from CORT Party Rental.
 Photograph by Hayley Young

Crafted from edible chocolate stems and vanilla bean cake decorated with a variety of candy pearls and multicolored chocolate flowers, these darling pops are doubly sweet when paired with a custom-made cocktail—a light and lovely combination of vodka, pomegranate drinking vinegar, crème de violette, lemon juice and a splash of simple sugar. Cake pops $4.50–$5 each, from Bellevue-based Hunny Do Cake Pops. “The Mauvelous” cocktail, price upon request, from Heather Hope of The Accidental Mixologist. Crystal cocktail flutes, 95 cents each, available to rent from CORT Party Rental.
Photograph by Hayley Young

Spread some local love with this thematic boxed set, which can serve as a welcome gift or sweet takeaway favor: The fragrant bouquet of dried lavender is complemented by a welcome note from Perfect Press, a trio of macarons from Wallingford-based bakery The SweetSide and a bottle of lavender-flavored sparkling soda from Pioneer Square’s Dry Soda Co. $38 each for small box; $45 for larger box ($750 service fee applies), from Kirkland-based Welcome Gifts by Pink Blossom Events.
Photograph by Hayley Young

These handmade, oversize paper rose creations from Bellevue’s own Seattle Giant Flowers are sure to turn heads. Perfect for use as a photo backdrop or scattered about to accent the reception decor, they are available in singles, in preset arched arrangements or as a stunning full wall. Single flowers start at $5 to purchase; backdrops start at $250 to rent, from Seattle Giant Flowers.

Photograph by Hayley Young

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