• Kate Bonderman

Baby You're A Firework

Updated: Jul 4, 2019

A Fourth Of July Stylized Shoot



Just the words red, white, and blue pull you into thoughts of summer fun, fireworks, and love! Designing a 4th of July stylized wedding shoot gave this group of vendors the opportunity to try something new. Vendors were encouraged to attempt new methods and designs for their work and create something inspiring. From balloon garlands, a mobile hair & makeup trailer, on trend acrylic signage, even the floral mimicked fireworks- this shoot captured by Breanna Galceran with Urbren Branding Co. was everything we want our brides to aspire to be, unique! Planning and design elements shared and brought together with Kate Bonderman of Posh Party Bebes and Chandra Christenson of Simplified Celebrations- creating a truly unique and patriotic styled shoot experience.




A stunning 50ft red, white, and navy balloon garland cascaded down two levels of this historic all white venue, this was truly the keystone piece and helped set the vibe for this entire shoot! Our wedding was set at the Moore Mansion, a gorgeous,  traditional wedding venue. More than a century ago, prominent northwest developer James A. Moore built his bride a stunning three-story neoclassical (Beaux Arts) mansion on the banks of the Columbia River in Pasco, Washington. Moore built the mansion shortly after creating Seattle's Capitol Hill, Moore Theater, Moore Hotel and other city landmarks, including finishing the famed Washington Hotel on Denny Hill. Venue owners, Brad And Debra Peck let us transform this former speak easy into a completely new style of wedding venue. Our beautiful balloon installation from Posh Party Bebes showed this venue in a new trendy, ultra-chic light. Art Deco meets 2019! 


With such a bold theme a typical wedding dress wouldn’t do. Many brides are leaning towards color, but still feel the hesitation- and we wanted to show them that even a bright red gown could be pulled off in a young but still classic and even traditional way at this venue! This fitted, low back red gown from Blueberry Bridal Boutique sparkled in the Tri-Cities sun. Paired with a navy suit, a laid back style with no tie, no vest, and of course some 4th of July themed socks! Our bride and groom even had atypical flowers- a pocket square boutonnière designed by Chandra Christenson from Simplified Celebrations, and a beautiful, textured bouquet with reds and periwinkle accents, made our bride and groom pop in front of this beautiful white mansion.










Balloons would make a statement throughout this shoot, a jumbo navy balloon with a gold tassel tail was the perfect decor accent for our favor table- Smoke bomb favors with “you’re the bomb” gift tags made these favors even more fun! All curated and designed by Kate Bonderman from Posh Party Bebes. Kate loves bringing DIY elements into her events- and these favors are definitely a DIY project that anyone can do! Kate also brought A fresh new idea in lieu of the obvious sparkler send off-confetti! More specifically ecofetti!








This biodegradable, water soluble confetti from Ecofetti.com was a must for this fun 4th of July celebration, and keeps your venue owners happy by basically cleaning up after itself- perfect for the environmentally friendly bride.








Signage designed by Wander Crafter designer Rosie, based out of California- complimented all the elements beautifully. Acrylic with metallic gold lettering used throughout. The welcome sign for Brad and Deb was such a fun surprise for the venue owners, and of course we styled our signage with more balloons! Acrylic and navy name cards made our place settings feel classic, elegant and young paired with the Mansions beautiful gold flatware and milky white Depression glass place settings.








Elevated florals as a centerpiece lent themselves to sparks mimicking the 4th of July! Careful attention was taken to use blooms in the color palette and shape of the most magnificent fireworks display. 






Navy and gold elements from the signage came together again for the invitation suite- designed by Hannah Flint of Flint Fix in Spokane, WA. Again an homage to our venue owners Brad and Deb! We wanted this suite to feel chic and fun! We even talked Brad, Lt. Colonel (Ret), U.S. Air Force - into putting on his dress blues and playing FOB for the day- he was a good sport for some beautiful detail shots with his navy blue suit!






For a 4th of July themed wedding we needed a stellar cake. This beautiful navy blue + gold leaf two tier creation was topped with florals and a nod to fireworks again with an amazing hand sculpted, glass sugar topper. Tania Valdez from TC Cake Art brought our vision to life, truly a work of Art, a far cry from a traditional wedding cake. 





Making her editorial debut, the cutest little traveling hair and make up trailer- The Rambling Rose! Stylist and creator Lyndsay Rogers brought us a revamped, boho styled 1964 Aloha trailer.  A perfect addition for the 2019 bride looking for a new fun way for her and her bridal party to get ready! Touches of balloons and floral brought a young hip vibe to this classic shoot.








A styled, patriotic and bold wedding from decor to the table settings, we truly feel we captured an original balance of traditional+trendy.  We invite viewers and brides to stray from the rustic-sparkler tunnel inspiration so often seen to a fresh out of the box design. Happy 4th, friends and lovers!



Planning & Design: Posh Party Bebes + Simplified Celebrations

Venue: Moore Mansion

Florals: Simplified Celebrations

MUA: Rambling Rose Styling

Cake: TC Cake Art

Invitation Suite: Flint Fix

Signage: Wander Crafter

Balloons + Favors: Posh Party Bebes

Dress: Blueberry Bridal Boutique

Tux: Men’s Warehouse

Models: Lindsey & Oscar Ramos

Photography: Breanna Galceran, Urbren Branding Co.

Confetti: Ecofetti

Smoke bombs: Wholesale Sparklers



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@poshpartybebes

@flowermoney

@ramblingrosestyling

@urbrenbrandingco

@tccakeart

@wandercrafter

@blueberrybridalboutique

@mooremansion

@flint.fix

@lindseylouisa

@oscarramos_3

@ecofetti




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