With the help of their loved ones, Amanda + Michael spent practically every day of their two-year engagement designing and collecting and crafting away. From the elegant invitation suite to the fabric and lace flowers to Amanda’s absolutely stunning gown, almost every gorgeous little detail in this Seattle soiree was a DIY. Check out the rest of Yvonne Wong’s soft and lovely photos below, and read on to hear just how Indiana Jones (yep, Indiana Jones!) inspired their big day. Click here to view the full gallery of images!
From Amanda: I spent the first three months of our engagement drooling over wedding blogs and the billion wedding magazines I had collected since being a little girl. I found myself gravitating towards something timeless with a neutral and metallic palette. I then asked Mike what he wanted our theme to be and he said with serious enthusiasm, “Indian Jones.” The world stopped and for a brief second I thought, “What did I get myself into?” After many questions trying to get to the bottom of what about Indian Jones he liked, we came to the conclusion it was the time period. The late ‘20s and early ‘30s—how well-made everything was, how dapper the men looked and glamorous the women, the attention to detail—and so our vintage Hollywood glam theme was born.
Amanda’s sparkly Jimmy Choo slingbacks are pretty much as lovely as it gets.
My dress was made from start to finish by my mom, a seamstress turned chocolatier. She executed my vision beautifully, and hands down beat out every high-end gown I tried on. From the fabrics to hand-beading the bodice (yes she beaded the entire thing!) and the embroidered blue heart from my dad’s shirt who passed away unexpectedly the September before, I literally could not imagine anything more stunning.
Being a graphic designer, Amanda designed, printed, cut and assembled all of the invitations and paper goods herself. And did a fabulous job we might add.
During the engagement, my sister, mom and I spent many, many hours sewing flowers from ribbon, fabric, lace, and tulle. Each flower was finished with a vintage button center and floral tape-wrapped wire stem.
What a sweet, sweet video too! Congrats Amanda + Michael!
Photographer: Yvonne Wong / Videographer: Caleb Alvarado / Venue & Catering: Court in the Square / Hair & Makeup: Salon Maison / Cakes: Bride’s mother / Truffles: Pink Peony Chocolates (bride’s mother’s company) / Macarons: Le Panier French Bakery / Invitation Designer: Bride / Transportation: British Motor Coach, Inc. / Officiant: Reverend Ray Van Winkle / DJ: Kevin Olson from Disco Royale Entertainment / Ceremony Musicians: Paul & Justine / Bride’s Dress: Bride’s mother / Shoes: Jimmy Choo and TOMS for dancing / Fur Stoll: Made by bride’s mother and aunt / Hair Brooch: Nina Shoes / Earrings: Vintage, borrowed from a family friend / Engagement & Wedding Rings: Moda Fina / Groom’s Suit: Montefino Uomo / Shoes: Bostonian / Tie: Bar III / Belt: Kenneth Cole Reaction / Cufflinks: BCR Designs / Wedding Band: Jewelry by Johan / Fedora: Bailey of Hollywood