Modern yellow and grey wedding: Kristina + Alan

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We spotted this pretty, unique wedding on Michèle M. Waite’s blog last week and thought you all might enjoy a little something different.

Kristina and Alan created a wedding celebration that didn’t separate the ceremony from the reception. They integrated their marriage ceremony into their celebration because their philosophy is that the marriage IS the celebration. Refreshingly lovely sentiment, no?

Oh, and did you see their outfits? Awesome.

They were married at Alan’s family property in Bellingham where they invited their family and friends to participate throughout the celebration… Alan’s cousin was the mistress of ceremonies, because she’s so vibrant and welcoming, their siblings were the officiants, and Kristina’s brother played the cello. They invited friends to play the guitar and sing. Kristina’s mom gave the dinner blessing and Alan’s parents gave the final toast of the evening.

On top of all of that, they had their guests write advice on cards during the cocktail hour and then later in the celebration used the advice in both their vows and in impromptu toasts when they asked the advice giver to elaborate on stage.

And in a final ceremony, they had everyone gather at the pond to light candles for those who had departed, especially important to Kristina whose father passed away in 2002.

So pretty and thoughtful and unique. Thanks so much for sharing the details of your day with us, Kristina and Alan!

You can see lots more photos on Michèle’s blog.

Photography: Michèle M. Waite / Wedding Flowers, Interior Design, Planning: Steven Moore Designs / Graphic Design: The Future / Catering: J. Russell Catering / Desserts: Pure Bliss Desserts / Dress: Ports 1961 / Shoes: Marni / Hair: Honey Salon / Makeup: The Chrysalis / Groom’s Suit: Prada / Groom’s Shoes: Paul Smith

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Paula@DreamWeddingItaly on Jul 13, 2010

Very personal and beautiful. I love the way they acknowledged the people they would have wanted to be with them but had passed on - they were certainly there in spirit.

Alexis - OMG I'm Getting Married on Jul 13, 2010

gorgeous - love the tones in the photos as well.

Olivia Leigh on Jul 13, 2010

Love this! Love their outfits and love everything they incorporated. I wish there was a vidoe to better understand how the different elements were incorporated and how the evening flowed. Great ideas to tie into more traditional weddings.

FK on Jul 13, 2010

Beautiful. I've never been moved to comment on here before, but the emotion in these photos is just lovely.

Marissa Breanna on Jul 13, 2010

As a grey and yellow bride, I get so excited every time I see my colors in action! Her table settings are just lovely! And I love the potted orchid as a centerpiece!

Rachel Elizabeth on Jul 13, 2010

I'm in love with the colors!

The Knotty Bride on Jul 13, 2010

Looooove! The colors are fantastic.

Charmaine on Jul 13, 2010

What a beautiful wedding! Does anyone know the name of the yellow pom-like flowers in the bride's bouquet? I've been trying to find them for ages!

laura on Jul 13, 2010

I'm sitting at my desk crying. What a lovely thought to have the candles at the end of the night. The whole thing is gorgeous.

Haley on Jul 13, 2010

I too started to get choked up when I saw the photo of the bride lighting the candles. What a beautiful wedding. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Chelsea and Lizzy on Jul 13, 2010

The bride looks radiantly happy and even more adorable. With her funky take on a classic bob and the yellow floral theme, we can't help but feel a bit of a 50's nuance here, and we love it!

Marilia on Jul 13, 2010

I love the yellow flowers, what kind is that?

Beth on Jul 13, 2010

I love the yellow, it's so cheery and fun which is exactly what this wedding seemed like. I love the idea of the guests giving the couple advice as well as the beautiful ceremony to those who've departed.

julie h on Jul 13, 2010

yes! love this wedding! very unique. :)

cecile/Detour2Mode on Jul 14, 2010

wow i love this post!

Carmen on Jul 14, 2010

The gorgeous flowers are Craspedia... I love them! This really is such a stunning wedding and the bride is beautiful.

Kaye Le Fleur on Jul 16, 2010

O I love the colours and intimacy. Beautiful

Dennis @ Wholesale Fresh Flowers on Jul 16, 2010

What a unique wedding. I can really appreciate that this couple had an outside wedding. I love wedding celebrations conducted outside.

bridal girl on Jul 18, 2010

Cool wedding! Love the lights and love the bride and groom! Thanks for posting.

The Hens Nest on Jul 21, 2010

Wow! Dessert buffet = yum. Love the purple and yellow accent colour. Emma - THN

Charles David on Jul 22, 2010

Ahhhhh, where do i begin with this wedding? Congrats to the lovely couple and all parties involved with this wedding! I love every inch of it, every color, every composition.....We love couples you know how to not take themselves seriously! So much love i am feeling for this wedding. Love the yellow + green touch. The photographer did a wonderful job capturing the moment here. Location! Location! Location!

Kristie @ ngg on Jul 23, 2010

beautiful photos!

Lisa Devlin on Jul 24, 2010

I am getting obsessed with this wedding! It is pure beauty and they are one cool couple.

samantha on Jul 27, 2010

What a wonderful wedding! I love how they incorporated the ceremony into the reception/celebration -- awesome idea! -- and they way they acknowledged the bride's father (sorry for your loss, by the way) and others that have departed in such a beautiful and special way.

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