Oak & Cypress Weddings provides wedding design and coordination for local and destination weddings worldwide. Based in Seattle, our talented team produces everything under the sun for your top-notch and distinctive wedding: complete planning and coordination; layout designs and plans; creative direction and styling; logistical, guest and budget management; prop and décor curation and creation; florals; letter and paper art; custom signage; venue and provider research and scouting and much more.
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 build a foundation of trust and maintain a strong set of values: 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 – producing seamless weddings for a discerning number of clients each year - 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 is recognized as an industry trail-blazer and specializes in destination and high-profile weddings. Hailing from Whidbey Island, a lush arts community in the Puget Sound, 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.
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.