26 Feb

Fox Farm wedding on Vashon Island: Kate + Jordan

categories DIY Wedding, Real Weddings

We have another super sweet (and very budget friendly) wedding for yous this Friday. First a bit about Kate and Jordan’s story. They met when they were both members of local bands. Kate’s band was organizing music festival and she asked Jordan if his band might wanted to take part. He said yes, and the rest is pretty much summed up in the photos below. Isn’t that so cute?


Their whole day is filled with a light-hearted whimsy (and games!) that reflects their personalities perfectly. They knew they wanted their wedding to be sweet, playful, and eco-friendly. They chose a lavender farm on Vashon Island a small fleck in the ocean near Seattle and accessible only by ferry… which is where Jordan grew up. They knew when they saw the farm that it would be perfect, and help them stay within their $8,000 budget since the 700 lavender plants provided loads of charming decor on their own.


The flowers came from the farmer’s market, Kate collected vintage linens from thrift stores, and friends and family rallied in the kitchen to bake blueberry pies. Plus they bought a 100 year old pipe organ on Craigslist for their ceremony music. The couple they bought it from had been married 43 years and played the same organ at their wedding. Love.




Sno-Kone stand with organic pomegranate, grapefruit, and ginger ale flavors? We’ll take all three, please.


Then comes the games, which make every event, especially a wedding, soooo much fun! They’re pretty self explanatory but, um bouncy house? We haven’t seen that one yet. Genius.




And they rode off on Ruby Scoot, their red scooter decorated by friends. Congratulations you two! Thanks so much for sharing your super fun, personal day with us.

Photographer: Garrett Grove / Reception and ceremony venue: Fox Farm / Catering: Jasper’s BBQ / Flowers: Blooms and Things + the farmer’s market / Brides and maids dresses: J.Crew

We’d also like to thank Mimi of Mika 78 for guest blogging with us this past week. She’s extremely talented which is clear in all of the amazing DIY projects she shared with us…from discussing her design process to DIY menu tags and soda pop escort cards. We were blown away! Thanks, Mimi.

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  1. Looks like a terribly fun wedding. And could the couple be any cuter?

  2. wow. sno-kones and a bouncy house….that is SO much fun! And so relaxed and gorgeous!

  3. I would love to be a guest at that wedding :) Though I think my favorite would have to be those snow cones! YUM! I’m freezing here in Atlanta, but those still sound quite appetizing 😉

  4. How delightful! I would’ve loved a sno-cone machine at my wedding.

  5. Aww, what a great story about the pipe organ. Love the lawn games, too.

  6. What a heartfelt wedding! It’s such a whimsical, loving, and lighthearted take on the day. Thanks for sharing!

  7. this looks like a real fun wedding, great photos

  8. So lovely! This wedding looks like it was a tons fun to be a part of and I love the snow cone machine! Thx for sharing!

  9. Gosh, thanks to 100 Layer Cakes formatting and our INCREDIBLE photographer the wedding looks so great.

    Thanks for all the sweet comments everyone. We wanted the wedding to feel like “us” and I think it turned out just right.

  10. so sweet! i love the playfulness, and the photography is excellent!

  11. Sno cones…brilliant! It exudes personality..nothing cookie cutter about this event.

  12. Love the Tiffany blue bridesmaids dresses, such a classic! And what a delicious looking pie…it looked like an absolutely fun wedding:)

  13. well done. love the organ’s history and her hair is lovely.
    and the sno-cones? moon-bounce? lavender? it’s playful and elegant and is the anthesis of stuffy. i’m really fond of most of the images, as well. really nice.

  14. * make that all the images. some are just more my favorite than others. but none are close to bad.

  15. Snow cones! I haven’t had one of those in ages.

  16. A beautiful and inspirational wedding!
    It looks like they had a lot of fun!

  17. Now this looks like a fun couple, relaxed and in love. It’s always more fun for the guest to attend a wedding when you get the warm and fuzzy and not the “we care more about the gifts and the stuff”. Kudos and best wishes for a long, happily married, and fun, life!

  18. Looks like a super fun time!

  19. so much fun! where is the groom’s suit from? that’s exactly what my fiance is looking for.

  20. Wow! what a wedding.

  21. Sweet wedding. Love the photos! All the best wishes for the couples.


  22. Leigh,

    We got his suit at H & M. It was linen which was perfect because it was a super hot day. It was a great place to get an affordable suit!


  23. This wedding looks fun! The bride did a great job here! Congratulations on the wedding.

  24. Love the owls! How cute and sooo fun!

  25. These photos are so gorgeous! Especially that first one.

    Thanks for posting this. It’s adorable :)

  26. Love the theme! I can really feel the playfulness and the energy from the couple: best of luck to them!
    p.s Love your blog!Keep up the great work.

  27. Lovely!!! This type wedding is unforgettable……..I loved it

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