Eric & Erin: When East Meets West


Hey party people! I hope you're all enjoying fall in Seattle as much as I am so far. I just wrapped up a jam packed, super fun summer of weddings with some of my favorite couples yet. And lucky for you, I've got blogs coming to keep you warm all through the fall and winter!

First up: Erin and Eric! Erin is a hilarious, animated and sweet middle school teacher who met Eric, her soft-spoken, cordial, and considerate fiancé in New York. They are definitely a Yin and Yang team that are the most complimentary to one another. They got engaged while still living in New York, so we began planning their wedding long distance for a few months until they moved to Seattle, which is home for Erin, and a brand new city for Eric. 

Their goal was to have a very modern look and feel to their wedding, while still incorporating some very traditional Jewish elements. I think we succeeded on all accounts, but I’ll let you be the judge...


I loved this pre-ceremony photo shoot. Erin looked just like a dang princess and I really enjoyed the industrial & Seattle-themed backdrops that photographer Stephanie Cristalli chose. Also I think the photo below is incredible— it not only highlights the rockstar team of bridesmaids Erin had to support her on her big day, but also the sweet relief every bride feels when removing those ungodly high and painful heels they’re expected to wear for hours on end. But lucky for Erin, she was able to dull the pain with some cocktails right after.


Then it was off to Block 41 for the most romantic and gorgeous ceremony and reception. To create a very modern feel, we kept the design of the space and décor to grey, black, white. We used all acrylic signage from Mint Afternoon (I personally LOVED the escort board), marble elements on the tables from CORT, and geometric candle holders & vases from Juniper Flowers. If some of the elements look familiar, it’s because I’ve been Instagramming them like crazy— I was obsessed! Visually, this was one of my favorite weddings of the summer – I loved how it all came together.


Juniper Flowers absolutely crushed it with the all white florals— from the bridal party bouquets, to the aisle and chuppah at the ceremony, and the gorgeous table elements at the reception, the flowers paired with candles everywhere made the whole day feel so romantic. Another element that I loved and have used at a few weddings this summer is varying the ink color on the escort cards to identify entrees. It’s so much prettier than having the word “beef” or a picture of a cow stamped on the card, and I just find the concept so clever!


I absolutely love these photos documenting Erin’s reaction to this stunning marbled cake from BAKED. I totally get where she’s coming from— believe it or not it tastes even better than it looks!


The reception was what I like to call “East Coast Style.” As in guests danced into the reception to “Space Jam,” followed by the horah, then sat down for the salad course to hear some speeches, then got back up and danced before the entrees were set, then ate while listening to more speeches… it was like stand up, sit down, fight fight fight! With 250 guests it was a lot of moving parts, but it worked out perfectly. It felt like non-stop action all night, and that is exactly what Erin & Eric wanted – no boredom or guests sitting too long was allowed!


Not caught on camera was one of my favorite part of the night— a super fun after party downstairs in Block 41! The bridal party put on pajamas, there were games, more drinks, late night bites and edibles (even Kosher gummies!). These two were the BEST hosts!

I had a blast at this wedding and I’ll be sharing photos of it for years to come because it was so gosh darn pretty. I’m wishing these two nothing but the best as they embark on their new life as a married couple in the good ole PNW! And lucky for me, I get to see Erin’s family all over again in November when I help out at her mom’s wedding!! It will be my first ever, mother/daughter client combo!! :)

Thanks to all of the folks below who worked their magic to make this day come together so seamlessly and beautifully!

Venue- Block 41

Caterer- Tom Douglas Catering & Dalia (Kosher)

Photographer- Stephanie Cristalli Photography

Videographer- Green Attic Films

Florist- Juniper Flowers

Dessert- BAKED.

DJ- Seattle Wedding DJ

Trio- Puget Sound Strings

Rentals- Pedersen’s Event Rentals & CORT

Makeup- Allegra LaBella Makeup

Photo Booth- Sequin Photo Booth

Valet- Red Carpet Valet