Ben and Marquinta are one of those couples that have something extra special. We enjoyed every single meeting and moment we had planning with, and getting to know their families was an added treat. We’re grateful to call them friends now and to watch them grow as a couple and new parents! We worked with them for almost a year and a half planning their 300-guest modern day romance wedding in Seattle, infusing Marquinta’s vibrantly beautiful fuchsia vision with Ben’s masculine side (he was an 8-year Seahawk). They wanted to create an incredible experience for their guests, making sure they were well fed, drinks were flowing, music was exceptional, and the timeline flowed comfortably. It spoke to the kindness that they both possess and is one of the qualities we admire in them to this day.
Not to mention, they’re both incredibly stylish and blew us away with their wedding looks – just wait until you see how stunning Marquinta is and how dapper Ben’s custom white brocade tuxedo jacket is! Thank you to Seattle Met Bride & Groom Magazine for the gorgeous print feature in the current issue!
The wedding ceremony took place at Ben’s community church outside of Seattle, which was a beautiful space, but incredibly vast. We were tasked with dressing up the altar so that it felt more intimate and intentional, so we placed 75′ of draping on the stage, along with another 75′ of green garland with eucalyptus, salal, and bear grass to soften the backdrop.
The reception space was equally as enormous (it felt like the size of a football field!), and we draped every foot with 20′ tall cream draping to create a living room effect and up-lit the walls with washed lighting. An enormous gobo was created with Ben and Marquinta’s monogram to create a focal point on the dance floor, which was packed the ENTIRE evening! Those guests could dance.
All our thanks for inviting us to be part of the magic, Ben and Marquinta!
Wedding Design, Planning, and Flowers: Valley & Company Events
Ceremony: New Beginnings Christian Fellowship / Reception: The Seattle Design Center
Photographer: Alante Photography
Videographer: Bogle Productions Inc.
Stationery: Just Milled
Linens: Choice Linens
Draping and lighting: Blue Danube
Reception Entertainment: DJ Uncle Guy
Bride’s Hair and Makeup: Hair by Mel Anglin, The New You / Makeup by Neikia Williams, Burton Beauty
Formal Wear for Bride: Bellevue Bridals, Allure Bridals
Formal Wear for Groom: Eaden Myles, Custom Ivory brocade and navy blue tuxedo
Rehearsal Dinner Location: New Beginnings Christian Fellowship
Rentals: CORT Party Rental
Registry: Macy’s, Bed Bath & Beyond
Caterer: Ravishing Radish
Bride’s Cake: Tallant House
Groom’s Cake: Celebrity Cakes