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I was happy to represent Wallflower Photography in the third annual Wedding Walk Tacoma last Sunday. Wedding Walk Tacoma is such a cool concept for a wedding show that one of my colleagues compared to a Tour of Homes — except it’s a tour of wedding venues, of course.

This year, I was stationed in Philip Hall, the new student union building on the University of Washington Tacoma campus. Somehow, for the third straight year, I lucked into getting placed in the best-decorated venue on the Walk!

Photo of exterior of Philip Hall on the University of Washington Tacoma campus, by Tacoma wedding photographer Wallflower Photography

Photo of overview of Philip Hall on the University of Washington Tacoma campus at the start of Wedding Walk Tacoma, by Tacoma wedding photographer Wallflower Photography

Another overview photo of Philip Hall on the University of Washington Tacoma campus at the start of Wedding Walk Tacoma, by Tacoma wedding photographer Wallflower Photography

Here’s my winning strategy: be in whatever venue Gina Lillie of A Greater Plan Wedding & Events is designing and coordinating. It worked last year at Union Station (see highlights) and it worked again this year, as you’ll see in the photos below. Other major contributors were Julia Miller of Julia’s Floral, who invested some serious time and money in these displays, and Brooke Goans of Originals Paper Art, who custom-designed all the stationery for Wedding Walk, including customized table numbers, ring-shaped place cards hanging on glasses, and monogrammed napkin rings.

Display table created for Wedding Walk Tacoma 2013, at Philip Hall on the University of Washington Tacoma campus, by Tacoma wedding photographer Wallflower Photography

Another photo of display table created for Wedding Walk Tacoma 2013, at Philip Hall on the University of Washington Tacoma campus, by Tacoma wedding photographer Wallflower Photography

Photo shooting down the length of display table created for Wedding Walk Tacoma 2013, at Philip Hall on the University of Washington Tacoma campus, by Tacoma wedding photographer Wallflower Photography

Detail photo of custom monogrammed napkin ring created for Wedding Walk Tacoma 2013, at Philip Hall on the University of Washington Tacoma campus, by Tacoma wedding photographer Wallflower Photography

Detail photo of floral arrangement and oil painting created for Wedding Walk Tacoma 2013, at Philip Hall on the University of Washington Tacoma campus, by Tacoma wedding photographer Wallflower Photography

Detail photo of orchids in a hanging glass globe in vignette created for Wedding Walk Tacoma 2013, at Philip Hall on the University of Washington Tacoma campus, by Tacoma wedding photographer Wallflower Photography

Another detail photo of orchids in a hanging glass globe in vignette created for Wedding Walk Tacoma 2013, at Philip Hall on the University of Washington Tacoma campus, by Tacoma wedding photographer Wallflower Photography

Detail photo of oil painting and floral arrangement in vignette created for Wedding Walk Tacoma 2013, at Philip Hall on the University of Washington Tacoma campus, by Tacoma wedding photographer Wallflower Photography

Detail photo of orchid in a metal spiral as part of a table arrangement created for Wedding Walk Tacoma 2013, at Philip Hall on the University of Washington Tacoma campus, by Tacoma wedding photographer Wallflower Photography

Detail photo of ring-shaped place card hanging on a water glass in a vignette created for Wedding Walk Tacoma 2013, at Philip Hall on the University of Washington Tacoma campus, by Tacoma wedding photographer Wallflower Photography

During a lull, I conducted a mini photo shoot with the bouquets that Julia was displaying. Incidentally, Julia also created the bouquets at Rachael and Mike’s wedding last summer.

Two photos of a bride's bouquet created by Julia's Floral and on display at Philip Hall on the University of Washington Tacoma campus during Wedding Walk Tacoma 2013, by Tacoma wedding photographer Wallflower Photography

Two more photos of bride's bouquets created by Julia's Floral and on display at Philip Hall on the University of Washington Tacoma campus during Wedding Walk Tacoma 2013, by Tacoma wedding photographer Wallflower Photography

I also had a quickie photo shoot with some of the stationery that Brooke designed custom for the Walk. The last photo is of an icebreaker bingo game — wedding guests could compete for prizes while the bride and groom are off with their photographer!

Detail photo of the monogram on the envelope of a wedding invitation created by Originals Paper Art for Wedding Walk Tacoma 2013, by Tacoma wedding photographer Wallflower Photography

Another detail photo of a wedding invitation created by Originals Paper Art for Wedding Walk Tacoma 2013, by Tacoma wedding photographer Wallflower Photography

Detail photo of the handwritten address on the envelope of a wedding invitation created by Originals Paper Art for Wedding Walk Tacoma 2013, by Tacoma wedding photographer Wallflower Photography

Detail photo of an icebreaker bingo game created by Originals Paper Art for Wedding Walk Tacoma 2013, by Tacoma wedding photographer Wallflower Photography

Below, you’ll see one more piece created by Originals Paper Art — the cocktail menu — along with one very stylish martini.

Two detail photos of a creative martini glass and cocktail menu created by Originals Paper Art for Wedding Walk Tacoma 2013, by Tacoma wedding photographer Wallflower Photography

A luxury lounge vignette was set up in a narrow U-shaped room overlooking Pacific Ave. That’s where I found that cool martini glass, and also where the following photos were taken.

Detail photo of luxury lounge vignette on display in Philip Hall on the University of Washington Tacoma campus during Wedding Walk Tacoma 2013, by Tacoma wedding photographer Wallflower Photography

Detail photo of large leaves and orchid-bamboo chains on display in Philip Hall on the University of Washington Tacoma campus during Wedding Walk Tacoma 2013, by Tacoma wedding photographer Wallflower Photography

Detail photo of orchid and bamboo curtain on display in Philip Hall on the University of Washington Tacoma campus during Wedding Walk Tacoma 2013, by Tacoma wedding photographer Wallflower Photography

Detail photo of rosette-fabric pillow on couch on display in Philip Hall on the University of Washington Tacoma campus during Wedding Walk Tacoma 2013, by Tacoma wedding photographer Wallflower Photography

Last, here’s a cute photo of Layla Isaac and her Ice Cream Social cart. I got to try three flavors — the Valhalla Coffee was particularly awesome.

Photo of Layla and her Ice Cream Social cart in Philip Hall on the University of Washington Tacoma campus during Wedding Walk Tacoma 2013, by Tacoma wedding photographer Wallflower Photography

I love attending and exhibiting at Wedding Walk Tacoma in part because I get to see and photograph some really amazing design work. Seems like that’s always the case with events produced by Crystal Davis of Trendy Event Rentals. You can see more of our photos of her events here.

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