Inspired by the recent Disco Ball craze, Cascadia partnered with a few incredible local vendors to bring our take on the trend to life. \
Our first decision was the location, and we knew just the building. The Union Club was founded in 1888 as a meeting place for influential men. However, a three-story addition in 1906 allowed women to access the building. Perhaps the most exciting fact about this beautiful building is the first woman to step foot in the Union Club was First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt.
Other distinguished guests include President William Taft and college football coach Knute Rockne.
Next, we connected with one of our favorite PNW photographers, Bethany Kidd Photography. We knew her light, airy editing style, and creative thought process would make perfect photos. We were not disappointed; take a look at this flat lay!
Look at that light and the sparkle from the disco balls! Bethany's use of natural light is one of the many reasons we recommend her.
Invitations and stationery items were created by us using Canva and Cricut!
Hair and Makeup
Hair and Makeup were next, and we think Hair by Rachel Kay and That Bridal Girl understood the vision perfectly. The Hair and Makeup setup were professional, and their process made clients feel like they were at a spa.
Oh, and did we mention they offer a Grooms package? Now the fiancee can join in on the wedding day pampering. The Grooms package includes:
Color correction and light coverage
Facial hair/brow grooming
Neck and ear trim
The same dedication & attention
We featured three dresses in this shoot! The beautiful silk wedding dress is from Grace + Ivory, a Chicago-based bridal boutique with try-at-home options. This woman-owned business supports women getting married on their terms and provides gorgeous wedding wear to reflect their mission.
The white wrap dress is from LuLus', an excellent option for a more casual or last-minute elopement dress.
We were ecstatic to work with Moonflower Designs, a recent PNW transplant from the East Coast. Sam's artistry and ingenuity created the shoot's vibrant, natural, and avant-garde floral.
Pennies Events provided rentals. Pennies Event rental inventory covers an array of design styles, though we were partial to her disco balls and modern glass vases ;).
The records, used as chargers, were from Amazon. These are not just table statement pieces but actual records. Decorative and functional!
We wanted a simple ceremony space so that the floral arrangements could have their moment to shine.
We also asked Bethany to get a few shots of Ashley-Sue! You can now hire her for Officiating services through Cascadia!
We love it when the Cake/Dessert Tab;e is made into a focal point! We have seen many a cake table sit in a corner until it is time to cut the cake, then quickly picked apart.
We wanted to have fun with the cake table design. Feathers, LED lights, and disco balls took this from a simple but boring table to a statement piece.
Perhaps our favorite part of this shoot was the oh-so-PNW rain! While at first, we worried about its impact on outdoor shots, that quickly melted away when Bethany caught this rainbow!
So there you have it, a PNW glam disco elopement!
Social Media Handles
Concept and coordination: @Cascadiaevents
Hair and Makeup: @hairbyrachelkay@thatbridalgirl
Models: @brendafitcanales & @recanales