July 26, 2017 Wanda

Laura ❤︎ Greg: An Elegant Yet Playful Wedding

I had the true pleasure of being the wedding coordinator for Laura and Greg, a very genuine, madly-in-love couple. Their wedding was held in Washington at the Hilton Vancouver on an absolutely beautiful sunny day (which is rarely the case in Washington in May).


Glam Beauty Bar did a lovely job on all the bridal party’s hair and make-up, and every lady looked simply beautiful. Laura bought them matching flannel shirts from Etsy that were embroidered with their “title.” They were super cute, comfy and functional for the morning of the wedding.

Silva Bridal Party


Laura purchased her dress at Charolettes’ Weddings & More and the designer was Sincerity Bridal. Her open toed shoes were Badgley Mischka and were navy blue with gorgeous bling.

Silva Wedding Dress Silva Wedding Shoes


Greg and his groomsmen had their accessories and tuxedos provided by Men’s Wearhouse. The guys all looked very dapper and we just loved Grey’s blue tux. It fit him perfectly and he looked so classy and handsome.

Silva Groomsmen Silva Groom Wear


The best part about this wedding was the true joy everyone felt from Laura and Greg. They simply beamed with happiness and love. I mean, look at the smile! William James Photography really captured the emotions of the day.

Silva Bridal Shot


What I didn’t know going into the day was how sweet and sentimental Greg was. They prayed together before seeing each other, and Greg just couldn’t keep himself from getting emotional.

Silva Wedding Sneak Peek


Then came first look …

Silva Groom Waiting for Bride


And sweet Greg lost it. He was overwhelmed with how beautiful Laura looked and the fact that she was his bride.

Emotional Silva Groom


When he pulled it together, the photo fun continued and Will clicked away!

Silva Wedding Couple


The bridal party was a group of close friends, and they made the day so much fun. They were light hearted and goofy, with just the right touch of “swag.”

Silva Wedding Party


There were so many fun photos, it was difficult to choose which ones to include. William James Photography really captured the essence of the day … lots of love and fun!

Silva Bride & Bridesmaid Whole Silva Wedding Party


Laura’s dad was ready to “get the show on the road,” but Laura shared a kiss on the cheek before walking down the aisle.

Father & Daughter


The next kiss was for her beloved as Mrs. Silva!

Silva's First Kiss


We just love this picture, because again, it expresses the genuine happiness Laura and Greg feel! The pastor is serious signing the marriage license, but Laura and Greg are still true to their fun-loving nature.

Silvas Signing License


The florist was Stacey Young from Stacey’s Flowers and she created gorgeous bouquets and centerpieces varying from high to low. The room was elegant, stunning and welcoming thanks to the beautiful floral arrangements!

Silva Reception


Laura’s flowers were a lush and loose bouquet of white roses, hypericum berry, lisianthus, freesia, silver dollar eucalyptus, Italian ruscus, and dusty miller. Just beautiful!

Silva Bridal Bouquet


The naked cake and assortment of cupcakes were made by Simple Sweets, and I must admit, I sampled a few. Not only did they look good, they tasted good!

Silva Wedding Cake Silva Sweet Table


During cocktail hour Laura and Greg offered Ben & Jerry’s ice cream to their guests in addition to appetizers. I mean, life is short … eat dessert first!

Silva Sweets


The rings were designed by Kassab Jewelers, and like the couple, were unique and beautiful.

Silva Wedding Rings


Their first dance was choreographed and was sweet and romantic.

Bride & Groom


When the dancing began, it just didn’t stop. They had both live music played by Swingline Cubs and DJ Moe (Maurice Eaton) beatmatching and emceeing.

Silva Boogie Silva Dancing Silva First Dance


William James Photography caught so many great moments on the dance floor but some were a bit incriminating so we had to choose a select few. But lets just say everyone had a fantastic time and the dance floor was full all night.

Silva Reception


Thank you Laura and Greg for trusting Blue Linden with your wedding details. It was truly my pleasure working with you, and I wish you a Happily Ever After.

Planner & Happy Couple

Other vendors that made this day special:

Videography – Committed Films
Ceremony Music – Columbia River Strings
Pipe/drape & Lighting – PSAV
Invitations & signs – Etsy purchase
Speciality Furniture – Classic Vintage Rentals

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About the Author

Wanda * I believe the energy you put out in the world comes back to meet you. * I believe in love at first sight and long romantic kisses that leave you breathless. * I believe in laughing until your cheeks hurt. * I believe that life is not complete without a four-legged companion to greet you at the end of the day. * I believe that if you can’t rock stilettos … don’t wear them! * I believe that there’s nothing better than the sound of a child’s belly laugh, a strong lingering hug from a loved one, the smell of freshly brewed coffee and a top shelf margarita. * I believe that life is short so trust your gut, take a leap of faith, be courageous, and live life to the fullest! * I believe that your wedding day should be everything you want, not what others expect.