1 Sodo Park has a back room that's a bit of an oasis. We shared it with Brown Paper Design (they used it for their floral studio), and set up cameras and equipment to get some photos in the natural light.
2 Art director Lauren Richel Kelly and bride Marnie were sporting matching turtlenecks. Total coincidence.
3 In going with the New Year's Eve theme, glass vessels were meant to mimic the ball in Time's Square... and bubbly.
4 Look again. These babies are made of crepe paper!
Half of the tables featured faux blooms while others boasted fresh flowers.
5 Here's a closer look.
6 No, these are not the bridesmaids' dresses. The racks are filled with linens from La Tavola. Since the floorplan was set out in a confetti pattern, there were multiple table sizes, and three different linen options to add dimension.
7 A close-up of a shimmery table linen from La Tavola.
8 The sun-tattooed apples really amazed us. Here you can see how festively they were given to guests, in gable boxes filled with metallic shred.
9 The kissing clock. Another great feature of this wedding.
10 I love an organized wedding. Here, you can see that each box was clearly labeled with the contents and sometimes even samples for an easy ID.
11 There's no worrying about what goes where on this one.
12 La La Laurie crafted a bunch of different fascinators for the ladies to sport around midnight. Here are the large crepe paper flowers, in a trio of colors.
13 There were these little hats too, with features, sparkle, and tulle.
14 And lastly, a selection of headbands with metallic craft paper, glittery scalloped paper, and the new year.
15 Marnie gave her close friends books, with bookplates on the inside jackets that matched the invitation suite.
16 Perfect peonies.
17 Here's the maid of honor's corsage, which boasts millinery details and soft, satin ribbon. It was made by Brown Paper Designs.
18 Brown Paper Designs also made Jamie his boutonniere, which will last forever.
19 The save the date cone came packed in a box with mylar shred.
20 The inside of the save the date horn reads: Yup, it's gonna be a hoot.
21 Marnie's parents' escort "cards". The horns were designed to match the save the dates and to provide noisemakers for the revelry at midnight.
22 Here's the box of envelopes for the resolution wall. You can see the "map" that spells out M+J in teal envelopes.
23 Cheree Berry designed the resolutions wall as a vinyl. Once it was applied with a brayer, the envelopes were adhered and filled with their resolution cards in a random pattern.
24 The menu cards served as place cards, with names calligraphed by John Decollibus. The backs read: Time is running out! Have you lined up your midnight kiss?
25 Guests received umbrellas in anticipation of any rain Seattle might get that weekend. They had "Pitter Patter" printed on them, thanks to a graphic designed by Cheree Berry.
26 The strip that keeps the umbrella closed read "...goes my heart."
27 Carnations, clipped, staked, and ready to be turned into a wreath!
28 Here's the O that was paired with an X on the church doors.
29 All of the napkins were printed by ForYourParty.com. The icons corresponded to the invitation suite. They were used throughout the weekend, at the rehearsal, wedding, and Sunday brunch.
30 Black and white photos of New Year's Eves of yore were framed and displayed near the lounge area.
31 Marnie's sister Maggie used extra save the date cones to make a garland. It was hung in the ladies' lounge area.
32 Black trays were trimmed with metallic fringe, and used to pass out late-night props, cigarette-girl style.
33 Brown Paper Designs brought a selection of old clocks, which were set up on the high-boy tables around the bar. They were set to midnight in honor of the holiday.
34 D. Sharp made these gold letters, which spelled out Auld Lang Syne. They were attached to wire and placed around the tiers of the cake.
35 The letters came with a diagram, since D.Sharp shipped the letters from Portland, Oregan. She was just one of the many Portland talents the couple worked with, since that's where they currently live.
36 Here, Lauren starts to set out the lyrics on the cake. It was important to get the spacing right before pushing them in.
37 This sweet confection—with edible confetti!—was made by The People's Cake.
38 Naomi got an early introduction to perhaps the biggest surprise of the night—the puppy given to the couple by Marnie's parents.
39 Confetti cannons!
40 Me, Naomi, and Lauren with our festive feet and leftover confetti.