Fox Farm wedding on Vashon Island: Kate + Jordan

Categories   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.

Social Love

Wife of the Year on Feb 26, 2010

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

Elizabeth @ Dapper Paper on Feb 26, 2010

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

Alejandra on Feb 26, 2010

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 ;)

[email protected]'d Moon Designs on Feb 26, 2010

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

nicole b. on Feb 26, 2010

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

leslie on Feb 26, 2010

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

stacy on Feb 26, 2010

this looks like a real fun wedding, great photos

forget*me*knot*weddings on Feb 26, 2010

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!

Kate on Feb 26, 2010

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.

honeyhuckabee on Feb 26, 2010

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

chichica on Feb 26, 2010

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

ClaraAnne on Feb 26, 2010

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

leigh on Feb 26, 2010

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.

leigh on Feb 26, 2010

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

Limousine hire Melbourne on Feb 27, 2010

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

Brigitte Baier-Moser on Feb 27, 2010

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

Top Wedding Sites on Feb 27, 2010

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!

Erin @ SYL: Slipcover Your Life on Feb 27, 2010

Looks like a super fun time!

leigh on Feb 27, 2010

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

Ben on Feb 27, 2010

Wow! what a wedding.

7jades on Feb 27, 2010

Sweet wedding. Love the photos! All the best wishes for the couples. Bises, 7jades.

Kate on Feb 28, 2010

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! Kate

bridal girl on Feb 28, 2010

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

Marry Me Live on Mar 2, 2010

Love the owls! How cute and sooo fun!

Kaitlin on Mar 3, 2010

These photos are so gorgeous! Especially that first one. Thanks for posting this. It's adorable :)

Julia Wei on Mar 9, 2010

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.

Wedding planning on Jul 12, 2010

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

Nelly on Oct 16, 2011

Term Life Insurance Consultation Service The Boulevard,Mid Valley City,Lingkaran Syed Putra,Kuala Lumpur,59200 Willayah Persekutuan Malaysia 03-41491217 /012-2519890

ropakt on Jun 15, 2012

Excellent site. Lots of useful information here. I¡¦m sending it to several friends ans also sharing in delicious. And naturally, thank you in your sweat!

more on Jun 16, 2012

Thanks for your article. What I want to comment on is that when you are evaluating a good online electronics store, look for a web site with total information on critical indicators such as the personal privacy statement, safety measures details, any payment procedures, along with terms as well as policies. Always take time to investigate the help and also FAQ segments to get a superior idea of what sort of shop will work, what they can perform for you, and the way you can make best use of the features.

Wilhelmina Redpath on Jun 21, 2012

Pretty section of content. I just stumbled upon your web site and in accession capital to assert that I get actually enjoyed account your blog posts. Any way I will be subscribing to your augment and even I achievement you access consistently fast.

luis vuitton on Sep 11, 2012

Christmas is getting nearer and nearer, while people are busy preparing gifts for this big day, or some might have already had everything ready, I am still confused with what kind of gift I am going to buy. But there is one thing can be sure, small accessories like iPhone case, coin purse and classic bags like Celine Luggage Tote and Trapeze Bag should be considered on gift list. People like sending small yet practical gifts like the above small accessories that I mentioned. When preparing for Christmas gift, we should take practicality and actual value of the gift into consideration. So today I am writing to share these little items with you in order to give some advices to the people who haven’t had any idea yet.

Shara Bolstad on Sep 24, 2012

I love this car, remember to convey to me its still available! Its my dream to very own 1

Eye in the Sky Photo on Oct 16, 2012

I love the idea of all the games. This would just make a reception so much fun and out of the norm which always is a nice surprise to see...oh yea =)

coffee on demand coffee maker on Nov 12, 2012

hey there and thank you for your information – I’ve certainly picked up anything new from right here. I did however expertise several technical issues using this web site, as I experienced to reload the web site lots of times previous to I could get it to load correctly. I had been wondering if your hosting is OK? Not that I'm complaining, but sluggish loading instances times will often affect your placement in google and could damage your high-quality score if advertising and marketing with Adwords. Well I’m adding this RSS to my email and could look out for much more of your respective fascinating content. Make sure you update this again soon..

You Might Also Like