Celebrating the Finer Things at Lairmont Manor

Real Wedding
Shakeila and Neil transported guests to Italy with a market stand and Renaissance-inspired décor.
Written by
Catherine Cortes


Seattle Bride Fall/Winter 2023

In honor of a recent trip they took to the country they adore, avid travelers Shakeila Valentine and Neil Loomis’ wedding at Lairmont Manor took guests on a journey to Italy. Simply by Tamara Nicole transformed the space into a beautifully designed custom market stand, where guests collected bunches of dried flowers that served as both escort cards and favors. The floral design was a summer’s paradise, bursting with bright hues of pink, yellow and orange, bringing warmth and energy to the space. An abundance of citrus fruits arranged in harmony with the florals provided a refreshing aroma and infused the atmosphere with liveliness. Shakeila’s favorite details were the bust planters that adorned the manor, inspired by Renaissance sculptures. These elegant pieces added a touch of sophistication and history, reminding the couple of their cherished ventures abroad. Shakeila and Neil exchanged vows standing in front of a gorgeous floral installation of delicate pastel roses. The romantic ambiance continued into the reception, as guests indulged in Italian cuisine and endless cups of espresso with custom napkins adorned with an illustration of Homer, the couple’s beloved French bulldog. The wedding reflected the couple’s love of the finer things in life, and most importantly, each other.

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