2016 started off with a great big beautiful gold and green bang, with one of the most spectacular weddings we’ve ever been part of. And none of it could have happened without the amazing planning, coordination, and design skills of Alex Chalk of Taylor’d Events. Alex wrangled 20+ vendors, who transformed the 20,000 square foot Magnuson Park Hangar 30 into a gorgeous, glowing reception venue.

Our part, of course, was flowers. And a 24′ hanging branch-vine-candle installation. And six vine-laden arches for the guest to walk through first upon arrival and then from cocktail reception into dinner hour. And gilded tulips and roses, and what seemed like miles of garland, and forests of foliages. And candles. (And lots and lots of extension cords.) Although the scope and scale was massive, the bride’s vision for decor was actually on the understated side — she didn’t want ostentation; she wanted delicate white flowers, branches, and lush greenery in emerald tones. It proved to be a beautiful balance of glamour and naturalism.

I was so happy that Alante Photography was on the scene to capture all the details. One of my alex-chalk-magnuson-park-floressencefavorites is this one of Alex’s expression as she walked into the venue, having been offsite for much of the day while facilitating the ceremony. My thoughts exactly, Alex!


A partial list of the fantastic vendor team follows this gallery. Thank you to one and all for helping get this year off to such a remarkable start!


Vendor Roll Call:

Design and Coordination: Taylor’d Events

Flowers, etc.: Floressence

Photography: Alante Photography

Lighting and DJ: Austin Beaver (big props to Austin, who coordinated the suspension of everything from the ceiling!!)

Cake: The Sweet Side

Linens:  BBJ Linen

Event Rentals:  CORT

Drape: The Prop Gallery

Catering: Foodz Catering