Jen Bashian and Cooper Hopkins initially met in a Los Angeles comedy class, and details from their first sketch together made it into their eventual wedding day. For their fall nuptials, the duo tied the knot at JM Cellars in Woodinville surrounded by towering forest landscapes and classic décor. What the couple envisioned was an "epic twinkle-light dinner party in the woods," and the actualized design brought Pacific Northwest whimsy at its best. Despite touring the venue on a rainy day, Jen and Cooper knew they wanted to wed at JM Cellars when they explored the property. "We loved being close to Seattle while still feeling like we were a world away, nestled in the forest, and even in those conditions, we felt the magic immediately," Jen said.
Lush hues of green and white were featured against a minimalistic glamour from golden accents in décor. For the couple, who both work in entertainment, subtle pops of old Hollywood influences were a luxurious addition. The floral design was a key element in bringing the theme together, equal parts Garden Party and Gatsby, and expertly arranged by Shelby at Bond in Bloom. A mid-century motif of linear curves and circles was another element woven into the design across the invitation suite, tabletop décor and disco ball atmosphere, as well as in an arched mirror that held table assignments. The reception space lit a night of dancing with string lights and candles. Rustic wooden tables with modern sage plates and soft white florals set the tone for a romantic dinner along banquet tables.
In a special touch, the couple opted to forego party favors and instead donate to a handful of charities that had significance to them. The donations celebrated all the guests in attendance as well as the dearly departed, who were also honored with framed pictures on display. Perhaps the most magical part of the night was the sendoff, where Jen and Cooper's old Hollywood vision came to fruition. As guests swirled white ribbons and sang an impromptu acapella version of Sixpence None the Richer’s "Kiss Me," the couple waltzed toward the awaiting 1938 Pontiac stretch limousine - a surprise from Jen to Cooper. "Kiss Me" was featured in Jen and Cooper's first comedy sketch together, and it was only fitting that their new forever began to the same tune.