Unique Wedding Venues That INSPIRE

You’re engaged and one of your first steps in planning a wedding is selecting a venue for the celebration. Whether you are interested in an indoor or outdoor location, we recommend that you check out these five unique locations for your celebration.

Farm 12, Puyallup

The estate Farm 12 has a variety of options for the special day from rustic to elegant. You can choose from a variety of their indoor or outdoor spaces. They also offer in-house catering and bar services to provide delicious cuisine and cocktails throughout your event.
farm12.org/events

Indian Summer Golf and Country Club, Lacey

Picture your dream ceremony on the beautifully landscaped courtyard, under the watchful eye of towering oak trees while guests gaze over the magnificent wetlands. Indian Summer’s natural setting makes for an amazing backdrop for breathtaking wedding pictures. The intricately landscaped gardens and the charm of the entrance pond to the Clubhouse make a unique setting for the bride and groom’s departure before being whisked away to the honeymoon.
indiansummergolf.com/weddings

Lakewold Gardens, Lakewood

Lakewold Gardens is a lovely 10-acre historic garden estate that features formal and natural settings. Nestled amidst the lush English-inspired gardens is the Georgian-style mansion which overlooks Gravelly Lake. This historic and unique property is an elegant setting for any wedding ceremony and reception. Lakewold Gardens provides a beautiful backdrop for your wedding photos that will continue the memory of your special day for years to come. Discover why they are one of the premier wedding venues in the South Sound.
lakewoldgardens.org/weddings

Press Room, Tacoma

Let a piece of history elevate your guests’ wedding experience. This historic space housed the printing presses for the Tacoma Daily Ledger and Tacoma News Tribune from the early part of the 20th century. This newly reclaimed “urban rustic masterpiece” has been lovingly restored with unmatched craftsmanship and offers a variety of wedding packages. The Press Room is Tacoma’s newest wedding and event space.
pressroomevents.com

Washington State History Museum, Tacoma

Bold architecture, stunning views, and a convenient downtown location make the Washington State History Museum an ideal wedding venue. Located in historic downtown Tacoma, the museum offers grand indoor and outdoor spaces for both your ceremony and reception, private access to their current exhibitions, and beautiful views of the city skyline, Thea Foss waterway, and Mount Rainier.
washingtonhistory.org

Adorned in Grace Bridal & Formalwear

Dresses for a Cause

As you walk into Adorned in Grace, brides will immediately feel that there is something special happening here. You can enjoy a unique experience where you are treated like a queen and a friend. There is no pressure so you can take your time in picking out a dress that will meet your needs.

At their beautiful location in Lakewood, Adorned in Grace Bridal and Formalwear sells new and gently used wedding dresses, special event dresses, and veils. With a stock of over 3,000 dresses, they also carry accessories such as shoes, gloves and jewelry. They receive donations from all over the country so the gorgeous inventory is always unique and ever-changing.

The proceeds from every sale are used to increase awareness and prevent human trafficking as well as provide crisis support for survivors of trafficking. The Lakewood boutique is just one of three locations in the Pacific Northwest.

“I volunteer because the mission is so wonderful, and you can use your gifts and talents for good. Brides get a good deal on a dress and the proceeds go to help others. This is spectacular,” says Kristi Merritt.

As a bride, it feels good to know that you are purchasing a dress and making a difference. Your legacy of love can be an investment that makes a difference—one dress at a time.

For Additional Information
Adorned in Grace
10310 South Tacoma Way, Unit 1, Lakewood
253.302.5099
adornedingracetacoma.com

MORGAN LUCAS

The TOP Wedding Trends of 2022

With all that has transpired in our society since COVID’s emergence, weddings are now being planned with a keen sense of intention.

Relaxed Luxury

The formality of even the most lavish weddings will be slightly pared down in the year ahead. COVID led many couples to leave behind a super formal celebration, turning to more relaxed cocktail-style parties, food trucks, and outside-the-box weddings.

Etiquette Updated

In recent years, the industry has also witnessed the emergence of updated etiquette. For example, we are seeing more casual wording on invitations. There’s also been a shift in normalizing the use of “wedding party” over, say bridal party. Terms like “groomsmaid” and “man of honor” have become equally common
references in wedding planning vernacular.

Multigenerational and Multiday Experiences

To tailor the guest experience, some couples are taking the added measure of tailoring multigenerational experiences for their loves ones. With the pandemic, some to-be-weds are now hosting multiple events the week of the wedding for different sets of guests. Whether it’s a pool party or a Sunday family brunch, there’s an event for the grandparents all the way to the nieces and nephews.

Countryside Tent

We can thank Bridgerton and the popular internet aesthetic of “cottagecore” for creating an industry-wide movement around cozy garden themes, which couples are leaning into. To accommodate this outdoor wedding trend, tented weddings with a functional twist will create the perfect cocktail-lingering spot for guests.

Internal is the New External

With wellness becoming an essential component of our everyday lives, another big 2022 wedding trend is prioritizing self-care. This may involve wellness appointments, working out, and practicing yoga and relaxation. Many couples are offsetting depletion as well as seeking out personalized skincare and nutrition routines. Preparing for the wedding day isn’t solely about what exists externally.

Individual Servings

Wedding trends of 2021 saw the rise of individual servings, like tiny charcuterie boards, mini wedding cakes, and canned cocktails. The biggest direction in 2022 catering trends is the notion of “leveled-up individualized foods,” while serving guests safely.

Wedding Registries Redefined

Couples have been particularly vocal about pursuing life’s experiences over material goods. With many now purchasing their first home or jet-setting off to a remote island for a dream honeymoon, the experience and memories are what will create the greatest stories for decades to come.