Well, it’s Monday and it’s raining here in Seattle (surprise, surprise!) so we decided we needed a good pick-me-up post. Carly and Billy’s wedding definitely fits that bill–it could pull us out of a funk any day! With a soft and romantic color palette, loads of lovely details, mile-wide smiles, and the prettiest photography, this wedding could not get better. Carly is an amazingly talented wedding planner and stylist for her own company Carly Rae Weddings…so be sure to check her out if you need someone to help you pull together your own wedding details!
From Carly: We decided to make our theme sailing because “our” song is “Sailboats” by Brooke Fraser. It talks about drifting away together + no matter the season, our love will remain strong. “the tide is out, the moon is high, we’re sailing.” is some of the lyrics that inspired us to do a “sail away” inspired wedding and we knew when we were planning our wedding that we didn’t want something traditionally nautical. I wanted something that was romantic + soft with what I like to call, “the undercurrent” (which is where the sailboats/blue/stripes came in)! We also knew we didn’t want a ton of decor because the venue is just SO stunning. We didn’t want to bog down nature.
I knew I was walking down to our song “Sailboats” so I’d listen to it in my car months prior to the wedding and I would feel so excited I would just cry happy tears…not like one tear…like we’re talking BAWLING! haha. I wanted to cry out everything so I wouldn’t be a wreck at the wedding! I can’t believe it worked…I don’t think I’d ever felt that much peace and joy walking down the aisle to Billy. It was the coolest experience!