We were thrilled to be featured alongside our talented Seattle industry colleagues on Style Me Pretty on March 24th!
If there was a couple to feature, this is the one. The Altig Family (groom’s side) are well known in the Seattle suburb of Kirkland; they are a big and active family, devout Catholics, kind and generous…they also have a farm in the middle of the city!
Parents Rick & Lisa bought the large property in the Kirkland Highlands in the 80s then raised their family of four there. It was the dream of first daughter Natalie (beautiful, pregnant bridesmaid in the photo below) to get married in this special place...so we did just that on the pool deck in 2010! The tradition continued with Richie Altig (eldest son) wanting to do the same. His love of the animals took us down below to their farm property.
Words beautiful bride Brita (Bree-ta, it’s Norwegian) described as her vision were: romantic, timeless, vintage-chic. Our palette was the softest of blush, greens, ivory, and taupe. We used a variety of table shapes and sizes to fill the grand white tent: farm tables, large, medium and small rounds with different textured linens to bring interest. Each place setting was adorned with vintage flatware, layered chargers of gold rimmed glass and floral print vintage china, gorgeous menus describing the lucky guests’ 6 course, Italian inspired meal (Altig Mom’s side is Italian).
The groom and groomsmen got ready in the 100-year-old cabin at the base of the property that had been moved by the family from Kirkland’s waterfront before it was demolished. The Altigs refurbished it staying as true to the time it was built as possible. The girls got ready in an extension of the main house in a well-appointed guest apartment next to a private dance studio where Brita and her girls spent a lot of time practicing (Brita is a Sea Gal for the Seattle Seahawks).
The day was a dream though rain did flirt with us (it is Seattle after all). Traditional Catholic ceremony with mass, then a send-off in Grandpa of the Groom’s Vintage Model A. A sea of greens and romantic flowers awaited them at the reception including a stunning, one of a kind, floral backdrop behind their head table.
The night was full of great food, entertaining toasts, and roaming animals per the family’s request. The mini horse spent hours looking at his reflection in our porta potty waiting area’s vintage vanity. He was the hit of the night!
I hope you find this wedding as special as we did. The vendor team below worked so hard, tirelessly, and creatively to give Brita & Richie the wedding of their dreams.
Huge congratulations to Brita & Richie! We were so honored to have been a part of their big day! A very special thank you to our amazing vendor team:
VOWS Wedding & Event Planning (planning, design & coordination)
Erin Skipley (bride's hair and bridal party hair & make-up)
Susan Cummins (bride's make-up)
Jennifer Iovanne (ceremony piano & vocals)