“I wanted the feel to really embrace the natural, yet tailored setting. The dark wood of the table, balanced with the salal garland felt really organic, then we added the ornate place settings and elegant chairs to make the combination feel effortless, but with refined finishes,” said Willis. Image: Mcklyn Cole and Studio James Thor

On Location: A Seattle Wedding Inspiration Shoot

Seattle event designer Kaleb Willis and his photo shoot team create a dream.

By Laura Cassidy

“My design process all began with the setting,” says Kaleb Willis of Kaleb Norman James Design. The wedding and event designer shared these inspiration shoot images with us, saying a beautiful private residence in Kirkland that is slowly evolving into a wedding venue was at the heart of them. “The property is surrounded by 80-year-old laurel hedges and is complete with fountains imported from Tuscany and incredibly manicured lawns. It feels as if you are on location in the Hamptons.”

The first official wedding at this Europe-meets-East Coast-meets-the Eastside spot in August, and there is limited availability from there. Interested? Contact Willis via his website. Until then, enjoy the slide show, which features images from Mcklyn Cole Photography and Studio James Thor.