Oak & Cypress Weddings, founded by Amanda Rose, is a creative, full-service production and consulting studio based in Seattle, Washington. Our talented team provides everything under the sun for your top-notch and distinctive wedding: complete planning and coordination; creative direction and styling; logistical, guest and budget management; prop and décor curating and creation; florals; custom paper design; venue and provider research and scouting; hourly consultation and much more. We produce a discerning number of weddings each year throughout the Pacific Northwest and beyond.
We don’t adhere to the heavy-handed industry formula. We set ourselves apart by adhering to an evolutionary perspective and process that is refined and authentic – in the studio and with each of our clients. We value integrity, innovation, discretion, simplicity, fun, warmth, artistic vision and the balance that pulls everything together without feeling contrived. We’ve found our clients to be fun-loving and creative couples with diverse stories and backgrounds that appreciate our values and share them. We have a boutique sensibility – creating seamless weddings for a smaller clientele. This way each client is provided specialized attention for particular needs and a receptive environment to tell their story.
We don’t work with vendors – we collaborate with and support artists. What else would you call the most creative, passionate and talented photographers, chefs, make-up artists, musicians, florists, painters, textile and graphic designers? We maintain the principle that ‘handcrafted’ and ‘artisan’ is above ‘mass-market’ and ‘over-produced’. We have respect for the natural environment, which serves as the basis of our inspiration – in our studio and the weddings we create – valuing local resources, organic and reclaimed materials, and limiting waste anywhere possible.
Amanda hails from Whidbey Island, a lush arts community in the Puget Sound and currently lives with her family in Fremont. She studied Library Science at the UW by day and modern dance by night. Fueled by her love for research and telling stories visually, she began working side-by-side with one of the Northwest's leading event producers and in January 2011, founded Oak & Cypress Weddings.
Amanda has quick, strong and creative instincts for innovation and problem solving and is tasked with holding the torch for Oak & Cypress Weddings. She has a delightful spirit and a willful and persistent personality, leaving no stone unturned to find just the right ‘thing’ that she’s looking for.
You’ll find her whipping up a tablescape inspired by the New York 70s art deco scene, firmly directing a team on 'Plan B' because of unexpected thunderstorms at a garden wedding, or scouting out previously undiscovered potential wedding locations near and far. Amanda’s favorite stress relievers are taking long walks in the woods with her daughter, singing old-timey country tunes her grandpa taught her and striking up interesting conversations with strangers while waiting in line for coffee.