Rustic Whidbey Island Wedding at Fireseed Catering with a Timeless Touch
Brittany and Tyler’s wedding at Fireseed Catering was as charming as they come! The floral design created by Tobey Nelson Events perfectly complemented the natural flora and fauna of Whidbey Island and the addition of candles and wood decor rounded out the rustic look. Photographer Malorie Kerouac was on hand to capture every dreamy moment, from their sweet woodsy portraits to their garden ceremony. The bride’s stunning gown from La Belle Elaine’s was the perfect combination of modern and timeless, and her girls’ merlot-colored gowns added a pop of sophisticated color. If you’ve been looking for romantic, rustic wedding inspiration, you’ve just hit the jackpot!
Brittany and Tyler
Fireseed Catering, Whidbey Island, Washington
The most important thing was to create a day that felt like us, the ideal day that Tyler and I could ever have together. It was important for us to enjoy the process and stay present in the moment.
My fashion/beauty idea was to be timeless and sophisticated, yet fun! I ended up with an ivory crepe, V-neck dress (timeless!) with an illusion lace back and tulip lace train. I loved that I felt so classic but also had fun aspects in the back. My hairstyle was similar — it was a curly ponytail with jewel accessories near the base. I loved this style because it showed off my long hair but still kept it out of my face.
The most memorable part of the day was our ceremony. More specifically, the processional, hand-fasting and recessional. Tyler and I both have heavy Scottish heritage, so I surprised him on the day of the wedding with a bag-piper! The piper played during the processional and also lead us out of the ceremony as husband and wife. The top memory was when we did the traditional hand-fasting ceremony. We had both of our sets of parents place braided ropes that were different colors to represent our hopes for our lives (for example, green for health). The final rope was our two Scottish clan tartans braided together, which was laid and then tied by our Officiant. The bagpiper played during this portion and Tyler was so surprised. The look on his face at that moment was my favorite!! The moment I walked down the aisle to the piper was his favorite.
We wanted the wedding to be a timeless event but also one where our guests felt totally at ease to either enjoy the great outdoors and/or tear up the dance floor! Tyler and I are the types of people who will host a classy, sparkly dinner party but then round up our friends around a raging bonfire. We wanted our wedding to have the same vibe.
We are from California and Washington. For the seating chart, I did a wood cut-out of the two states and attached them next to each other. Each table was a place that was special to us from these two states, so we put the corresponding number on each state like a map.