Monthly Archives: September 2015

Carrie & Mike ~ April 25, 2015

When we first met with Carrie and Mike to help them plan and design their April wedding earlier this year at Alderbrook Resort & Spa we knew we were in for a good time! Having meet on Match.com they wanted to host a weekend celebration that included beautiful floral, their favorite charity the Kitsap Humane Society and dancing that would keep their guests talking for years to come! Despite a rain cloud that decided to come in a few minutes before the ceremony forcing us to move the ceremony undercover at the last minute, we’d say their wedding was picture perfect and yes, their dance party was one for the record books as we couldn’t keep those two off the dance floor! It was an epic four hour dance party! Photos by Affinity Photography.

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Congratulations Carrie & Mike!

Wedding Planner – Pink Blossom Events
Venue & Caterer – Alderbrook Resort and Spa
Photographer – Affinity Photography
Florist – CMS Floral Design
DJ – Chris Graves Music
Wedding Cake & Sweet Bar – The SweetSide
Draping & Lounge Furniture – Prop Gallery Events
Linens – Creative Coverings, Inc.
Chair Covers – Platinum Designs
Invite & Paper Goods – Valerie’s Invites – Paper Creations for Special Events
Ceremony & Cocktail Hour Dogs – Kitsap Humane Society
Chargers – AA Party Rentals
Hair & Makeup – Salon Maison Bridal Beauty & Style Bar
Brides Dresses – Nordstrom Seattle

Weddings In Woodinville ~ January 2015

Soon after I was asked to participate in this year’s Weddings In Woodinville I awoke one morning to find the most amazing sunrise outside my window and I knew that I had picked the theme! Growing up I could see the sun coming up out my bedroom window and those cold frosty winter mornings often produced the most vivid sunrises full of pinks, coral and oranges. Every winter I look forward to those mornings as you know that sunrise will bring one memorable day! As I awoke the morning of the show and drove into Woodinville the sunrise proved to be just as incredible as I had hoped it would be that day lending itself to a fantastic show this past January.

Columbia Winery was transformed the day of the show from the bright floral arrangements complete with hues of pink, coral and oranges and snow covered branches and evergreens from Fena Flowers to the linens and furniture from ABC Rentals by Court and Prop Gallery, a Winter Sunrise was born! WIW_1

As guests entered Columbia Winery they were directed by signage featuring a stunning watercolor sunrise and were led to the Columbia Room. Passing through the foyer guests couldn’t help but touch the snow covered table that greeted guests as they were about the enter the room. Once inside a custom guest book canvas complete with a caricature of the bride and groom was featured.

WIW_2 WIW_3 The Columbia Room was split into both a Lounge Area and Reception Area. The Lounge featured jewelry, a Vodka Bar sponsored by New Amsterdam Vodka and a photo booth by Rick + Anna Photography. On the other side of the room the white dance floor became the focal point of the room as a four post structure outlined the dance floor. The dance floor structure featured a snow frosted cedar garland and floral arrangements all supported by birch and snow covered twigs covered bases. Surrounding the dance floor was a dessert bar, reception tables featuring snow filled place settings and rock candy favors as well as a wine bar and buffet by John Howie Catering. Music throughout was provided by Bugsie Productions.

WIW_5 WIW_6 WIW_7 WIW_9 Outside as the sounds of Smooth Groove played, a ceremony was featured underneath the tent. Mirroring the dance floor structure a chuppah inspired structure covered in lush floral, frosted greens, birch branches and sparkly snow covered twigs centered the room. A table for signing the marriage license during the ceremony stood underneath the ceremony structure. Glass cylinders filled with snow and suspended carnation balls added a touch of winter beauty to the ceremony seating.

WIW_8 Guests left Columbia Winery with ideas that would transform their upcoming wedding whether they were marrying in winter or summer.

Wedding Planner & Designer – Pink Blossom Events

Photographer – Rick+Anna Photography

Venue & Wine – Columbia Winery

Florist – Fena Flowers

Rentals & Lounge Furniture – ABC Special Event Rentals

Draping & Lit Bar – Prop Gallery Events

Paper Goods – “Paper Passionista” – Invitations & Stationery

Water Color Signage & Guestbook – Art Bistrot

Desserts – Hey-Sweets

Caterer – John Howie Restaurants Catering

DJ – Bugsie Productions

Lighting – Chris Graves Music

Live Music – Smooth Groove Productions

Wedding Officiant – Rev. Mary Calhoun, Wedding Officiant

Hotel – HYATT house Seattle/Redmond

Jewelry – Marci Jewelry

Live Artist – Sam Day – Wedding Painter

Videographer – Pixel Dust Weddings

Vodka – New Amsterdam Spirits

Steven & Jessica ~ September 2014

As kids head back to school this week and the official end to summer (aka Labor Day Weekend) has passed, we look forward to a full season of fall weddings ahead! One of our favorites from last year was Steven and Jessica’s fall inspired Melrose Market Studios wedding. We were honored to plan their dream wedding complete with a dessert bar themed after their three dogs waffle, oreo and sprinkles! Photos by MKippen Photography.

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Spectacularly flawless. After I proposed 13 months ago, I immediately started looking at wedding planners on Yelp. I contacted three. Of the two that got back to me, I was seriously impressed by how organized, professional, and prepared BreeAnn was at our initial meeting. My (now) wife and I had no idea what we wanted out of a wedding, just that it should be in September and that we had vague ideas involving our dogs. BreeAnn was reassuring, though, and put us at-ease immediately; we made a decision within a day and she got to work right away. If I recall correctly, she had started sending us venue recommendations before she’d even received our first payment!

I don’t think a single vendor she recommended was a miss. She had a different DJ in mind than those preferred by the venue we picked out – we’re glad we met with him, because he was easily the second best vendor we hired. In fact, the only time we went “off menu” was for the bride’s hair/makeup, and I think we regretted it.

BreeAnn was very responsive, kept detailed notes of every interaction we had (both with her and with venues), and was also very flexible in working with our schedules. To echo other reviews, we heard from multiple vendors that they love to work with her, and I can understand why. We never even met with the florist – she had recommended one in Kirkland, which was a difficult trip for me. At that point I trusted her judgment enough to just let her handle it. Sure enough, the flowers were beautiful, delivery was handled without my involvement, just like everything else.

On wedding day this weekend she was a godsend, completely on top of everything so that we could just bask in a perfectly executed ceremony and reception. Sure, there were (very minor) hiccups, but she dealt with them immediately and I was not only able to enjoy my wedding, I even had the chance to eat a full dinner! When the dessert bar ran out of our macarons before we had a chance to have one, she even tracked one down for us. Many family and friends were praising her involvement today. I would highly recommend hiring BreeAnn for day-of coordination if you aren’t thinking of doing a full planning package, but really, I’d highly recommend that as well. We would not have been able to pull things off without her. ~ Steven

Wedding Planner – Pink Blossom Events

Photographer – MKippen Photography

Ceremony & Reception – Melrose Market Studios

Cocktail Hour – Still Liquor

Catering & Dessert – City Catering Company

Florist – Fena Flowers

DJ – Generation X Productions

Getting Ready Hotel – The Silver Cloud Hotel Seattle- Broadway

Transportation – Rare Form Limo

Rentals – AA Party Rentals

Post Wedding Brunch – Kaspars Catering & Special Events