January 6, 2022

Monet Vineyards Micro-Wedding | Seattle Wedding Photographer Janet Lin Photography

Featured this week on Ruffled Blog, this micro-wedding editorial at the beautiful Monet Vineyards was one for the books! I’m so excited to finally be able to share all the beautiful details Willow and Ivy Events masterfully curated for this day.

As a fine art wedding photographer with a light and airy style, I find that the couples I work with are often drawn to very romantic, light and airy venues and neutral color palettes. Every now and then though, the couple feels more connected to color and really wants to see it incorporated into their wedding day without losing the light and airy vision they dream of. Today’s post is about how to do just that; allow your love for color to flow freely while preserving a timeless, fine-art aesthetic. Here’s how: 

First and foremost, select a venue that lends itself to airy, light-filled photos. Monet Vineyards is is a classically elegant venue offering the charm of a luxury European chateau in the Pacific Northwest countryside. The white estate creates a perfect bright and airy backdrop while the lush ivy and blue doors and window frames add a bit of charm and whimsy. For indoor events, choosing a venue with lots of big windows that let in plenty of light will add clean, beautiful light to all your photos.

Florals are an excellent way to introduce color to your otherwise neutral and romantic wedding scheme. For this event, Erica of Lilyput weddings perfectly demonstrated how texture, color, and breadth can be combined to create arrangements that have that romantic, fine-art feel while incorporating color galore. The bridesmaids bouquets were cohesively designed to have similar shape and style, while each had a unique pastel color theme to compliment each bridesmaid’s dress.

Modern white chairs and luxurious velvet ivory linens gave the reception tables an instantly elevated, fine-art look. Planner & Designer Alex of Willow and Ivy then selected tabletop pieces that would bring color into the dining experience while maintaining the romantic feel of the event. Butter yellow plates, pink and gold accented cutlery and gorgeous blue goblets that mimicked the color tones in the lush tabletop centerpiece brought the design full-circle. 

An unexpected way to marry color and fine-art style is with the wedding cake! Lady Grey Seattle created a three-tiered cake that pulled double duty as a work of art. With sleek, white top and bottom layers and a beautiful butter yellow center layer, this cake was both romantic and unique. With an impressionist floral design that flowed freely from the second to the third tier and incorporated tasteful splashes of color, this cake was a show-stopper and highlight of the design.

The tiered wedding dress from A and Be Bridal Seattle had the fullness and movement this fine-art bride dreamed of, while the deep v neckline and blush pink color added just the right amount of whimsy and flair and complimented her pink Anueva Jewelry engagement ring perfectly. The bride chose her favorite pastel blue heels from Bella Belle Shoes to add one final touch of color to her ensemble.

Think you can’t incorporate color into your romantic, fine-art wedding design? Think again!


Photography | Janet Lin Photography
Planning & Design | Willow & Ivy Events
Make up | Beauty By Pearl
Florals | Lilyput Weddings
Hair | Lovely by Lauren K
Cake | Lady Grey Seattle
Cookies | Katie Grantier
Goblets | Balancing Balloons
Stationery | Cree and Co
Rings | Anueva Jewelry
Dress | A and Be Seattle
Shoes | Bella Belle Shoes
Assistant Photographer | Katy Hulten
Film lab | Photo Vision Prints
Venue | Monet Vineyards
Chairs | Cort Party Rental

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