Cedarbrook Lodge Wedding | Bailey + Pete

It was love at first site when I met with Bailey and Pete at their initial consultation. Their bubbly personalities were so contagious and their consult felt more like old friends getting together and chatting. Their engagement story even had me in *happy* tears which in turn made Pete’s mom tear up and soon everyone was sniffling! It was a clear match and I knew we were going to have so much fun planning their wedding.

Cedarbrook Lodge wedding in Seattle | Wintery boutonniere with dusty miller | Perfectly Posh Events | Carly Bish Photography | Butter & BloomOn the day of the wedding, the emotions were so high not only because it was such a happy and beautiful day but all of their closest friends and family were together in one place to celebrate love, health and happiness on what would be the greatest New Years soiree.Cedarbrook Lodge wedding in Seattle | Frosted, wintery wedding invitation suite for New Year's Eve wedding in Seattle | Perfectly Posh Events | Carly Bish Photography | Etsy.comThe overall design theme was centered around geometric shapes, mixed metals, and PNW outdoors, and lodge feel. The overall ambiance that Bailey and Pete wanted was fun, unique and a true reflection of their personality. After seeing all the pieces come together, I believe we hit the nail on the head!

The venue was the perfect setting. It combined all the elements of Pacific Northwest and romance complete with festive twinkle lights {the ground was covered in winter frost too}. While guests were checking into their rooms {same site as ceremony and reception space} Bailey was getting dolled up with her bridesmaids and Pete was playing poker and watching football with his groomsmen.

Cedarbrook Lodge wedding in Seattle | PNW New Year's Eve bridal party dresses in various shades of green | Perfectly Posh Events | Carly Bish Photography

Cedarbrook Lodge wedding in Seattle | Scalloped, beaded shouldered wedding gown on stunning New Year's Eve bride | Perfectly Posh Events | Carly Bish PhotographyButter & Bloom did an incredible job interpreting the cold and wintery outdoors  into romance and magic with deep red flowers and natural greenery. Cedarbrook Lodge wedding in Seattle | Frosted, wintery bridal bouquet with dark red roses, eucalyptus, ferns, and dusty miller | Perfectly Posh Events | Carly Bish Photography | Butter & BloomCedarbrook Lodge wedding in Seattle | Wintery bridal bouquet with dark red roses, eucalyptus, ferns, and dusty miller | Perfectly Posh Events | Carly Bish Photography | Butter & BloomTheir first look could not have been more perfectly timed with the sunset. Can we please stop and talk about Bailey’s gown? Her fur coat could not have been a more perfect match. Cedarbrook Lodge wedding in Seattle |Winter, PNW wedding with dark, romantic colors. Bride in fur coat over wedding dress | Perfectly Posh Events | Carly Bish Photography | Butter & Bloom

Cedarbrook Lodge wedding in Seattle | Wintery boutonniere with dusty miller | Perfectly Posh Events | Carly Bish Photography | Butter & Bloom

Cedarbrook Lodge wedding in Seattle | Couple surrounded by twinkling Christmas lights for New Year's Eve wedding | Perfectly Posh Events | Carly Bish Photography There has always been a meaningful connection with Bailey’s late grandmother and butterflies. Whenever something very special happens in their lives, a butterfly always makes an appearance and you can feel her grandmother’s presence. Bailey wanted to incorporate a subtle butterfly somewhere in her wedding so we found a beautiful butterfly brooch to add to her bridal bouquet where only she knew where it was – in her hand during the ceremony.Cedarbrook Lodge wedding in Seattle | Butterfly token of remembrance in wintery bridal bouquet with dark red roses, eucalyptus, ferns, and dusty miller | Perfectly Posh Events | Carly Bish Photography | Butter & BloomIn the midst of planning a fun and gorgeous wedding, Bailey’s brother Brock was unexpectedly diagnosed with leukemia. Family and friends supported Brock during his treatment and road to recovery {brocktongates.com} as well as preparing for a big trip to Seattle for the wedding. Since Brock was the one who initially introduced Bailey and Pete, it was no question that he was going to be the officiant who married them on their wedding day.Cedarbrook Lodge wedding in Seattle | Bride with brother who officiated her wedding photo | Perfectly Posh Events | Carly Bish Photography | Butter & Bloom{From the bride} “We weren’t sure that he would be able to be present at the wedding let alone stand up and marry us so just the fact that he was there made the ceremony all that much more significant and special for us.”

The ceremony backdrop was handmade by Bailey’s aunt and uncle who really outdid themselves. The ribbon and lace tied in the feminine and romantic ambiance to the ceremony.Cedarbrook Lodge wedding in Seattle | Wintery wedding bouquets with dark red roses, ferns, and dusty miller | Perfectly Posh Events | Carly Bish Photography | Butter & BloomCedarbrook Lodge wedding in Seattle | Groomsmen pose at Cedarbrook Lodge | Perfectly Posh Events | Carly Bish PhotographyGiven that it was a NYE wedding, guests were encouraged to grab a glass of champagne as they took their seats. When it came time for the ceremony to begin, you can see the excitement in the guests, wedding party and bride & groom’s eyes.

At one point in the ceremony, there was a short toast to congratulate the beautiful couple – bridesmaids hid their mini flasks in their bouquets and groomsmen stored theirs in their coat pocket.Cedarbrook Lodge wedding in Seattle | Entire wedding ceremony toasting flasks | Perfectly Posh Events | Carly Bish PhotographyCedarbrook Lodge wedding in Seattle | Wedding ceremony "Best Wishes" toast | Perfectly Posh Events | Carly Bish Photography The moment Bailey and Pete were pronounced husband and wife, guests were surprised with the entire room being covered in faux-snow! It was the absolute perfect way to transition from the ceremony to reception.Cedarbrook Lodge wedding in Seattle | New Year's Eve wedding ceremony at Cedarbrook Lodge | Perfectly Posh Events | Carly Bish PhotographyCedar brook Lodge wedding in Seattle | Winter ceremony with faux snow recessional | Perfectly Posh Events | Carly Bish Photography | Butter & BloomToasts were so genuine, meaningful and emotional. It is very clear as to how amazing Bailey and Pete are and what an impact they have had on everyone’s lives.Cedarbrook Lodge wedding in Seattle | Seattle New Year's Eve wedding reception toasts | Perfectly Posh Events | Carly Bish Photography  MikedUp Productions had everyone on the dance floor from the moment the party started, drinks were pouring from the bar, the heavy hors d’oeuvres were mouth watering. Seattle Slow Motion was such a hit and a fun surprise for everyone! S’more Amore was the perfect touch for a winter wedding.

Cedarbrook Lodge wedding in Seattle | Three tiered, white, buttercream frosted wedding cake with gold trim and dark red roses for decor | Perfectly Posh Events | Carly Bish Photography | Butter & BloomCedarbrook Lodge wedding in Seattle | New Year's Eve Seattle wedding, first dance | Perfectly Posh Events | Carly Bish Photography | MikedUP ProductionsI could list every detail of the decor throughout the room but suffice to say, each nook and cranny had a very thought out and hand made detail that reflected Bailey and Pete’s relationship, personality and style. From the entrance signs to the fleece blankets and personal photos on each table.Cedarbrook Lodge wedding in Seattle | Rustic, hand-painted wooden wedding sign | Perfectly Posh Events | Carly Bish PhotographyCedarbrook Lodge wedding in Seattle | Hanging geometric and glass shapes with succulents and air plants for reception decor | Perfectly Posh Events | Carly Bish Photography | Butter & BloomThe countdown could not have been more perfect! Just when everyone was thinking that the night couldn’t get any better, the countdown began… At the stroke of midnight, the entire dance floor was showered with confetti!

The entire planning process {including the day of the wedding} from beginning to end was filled with surprises, laughter, love and pure happiness. It was true honor and pleasure helping Bailey and Pete plan the day of their dreams. It is so bittersweet that it was over and I get a little bit of nostalgia each time I flip through their wedding photos.Cedarbrook Lodge wedding in Seattle | Christmas/New Year's Eve wedding pictures with Christmas tree | Perfectly Posh Events | Carly Bish Photography | Butter & Bloom

Congratulations Bailey and Pete!

Enjoy!

Bridget


Fabulous Wedding Professionals

Venue  & Catering | Cedarbrook Lodge
Photographer | Carly Bish Photography
Videographer | Playfish Media
Florist & Cake | Butter & Bloom
Dessert | S’More Amore
DJ | MikedUP Productions
Photo Booth | Seattle Slow Motion Company
Rentals | CORT Party Rentals, Pedersen’s Rentals, & Creative Coverings
Lighting | Seattle Light Company
Design + Coordination | Bridget with Perfectly Posh Events

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