Celebration of Life ~ Bravern Signature Residences, Bellevue

As an event planner the greatest accomplishment is creating an event that truly speaks to your client and leaves a long lasting memory for both the guests and the host. When I received a call from Kathy she had recently lost her husband and was not sure she wanted a Celebration of Life but knew that this was something she needed to do for their family, friends and colleagues as they were asking for closure. With less than two months of lead time, a lot for a Celebration of Life, and knowing he was a sharp dresser, a seeker of fine shoes and nice ties and enjoyed a good scotch I set forth planning a Celebration of Life that would allow eighty five loved ones a chance to celebrate his life and enjoy a night of only the finest as that is what Steve would have wanted!

As the night came to an end one could not have found a better way to pay tribute. From the shoe shine station to ensure guests left with a better pair of shoes to bars featuring his private collection of single scotch malt whiskey served by an man in a kilt to a menu showcasing his favorite foods and not to mentioned a display of his prized shoes asking; Cinderfella if the shoe fits, wear it home. Not a detail was missed.

As the planner of this celebration I took pride in knowing that I had done my absolute best to honor a man that I had never met in person. When I first met with my client, there were no plans beyond a venue, a date and a desired caterer and she trusted me to become the guidance and vision she needed to pull off this event. Through planning with his wife and speaking with his treasured friends and family I couldn’t help but feel that I knew him in every sense and showcased a life that most only dream of fulfilling.

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…I simply have no words!  …I will gush in a much more professional manner when I’ve had some sleep.  It was truly the nicest, loveliest, beautiful, and meaningful party I have ever been to.  The feedback from attendees and vendors was so positive.  You have done a superb job and Ravan represented you and your company to the highest degree.  ~ Kathy

Event Planner & Designer – Pink Blossom Events 
Photographer – Katie Parra Photography 
Venue – The Bravern Signature Residences
Caterer – Amato Catering
Bartender – Shake Bartenders
Floral – Aria Style
Linens – BBJ Linen
Rentals – Pedersen’s Event Rentals & Glassybaby
Dessert – The SweetSide
Paper Goods – Paper Fling
Audio & Visual – Blue Danube Productions
Shoe Shine – Old Style Shoe Shine & Events Co.
Video Messages – Lorbaniah Cameography LLC
Favors – Wine: DeLILLE CELLARS & Macarons: Lady Yum

Katie & Arin ~ Sodo Park Wedding, Seattle

Katie and Arin’s Sodo Park wedding told the story of one beautiful beginning! They day started with getting ready at the Fairmont Olympic and ended with an epic dance party featuring Bamboo Beats Video DJ experience which incorporated live music videos and movie clips on the dance floor.  Katie and Arin’s wedding featured a number of personal touches including their favorite date night activity, ping pong, as well as Katie’s love of making sure everything was beautiful which included the gorgeous floral by Floressence!  To ensure guests were a piece of their new beginning they invited guests to light their own individual candle while they made a wish or prayer for the couple before being seated for the ceremony. These two were so in love and we were honored to be their wedding planner and designer, as we were able to witness the beginning of a love story for the ages! 

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BreeAnn , words can hardly express how thankful we are for you. You have been so wonderful, gracious and patient through this journey with us. The best choice we made (apart from picking each other) was picking you! We have loved working with you and will move on from this day with a little sadness knowing that we won’t get to work with you any longer! You really were made for this job and will think of you in the future when we are in need of Seattle’s best planner! Thank you again for everything! XO Katie & Arin

Wedding Planner – Pink Blossom Events
Photographer – Jenny GG Photography
Getting Ready Venue – Fairmont Olympic Hotel
Wedding Venue – Sodo Park
Caterer –Herban Feast
Florist – Floressence
Hair & Makeup – OffWhite Beauty Boutique
Officiant – Rev. Mary Calhoun
Rentals – National Event Pros, Pedersen’s Event Rentals, Vintage Ambiance & Herban Design Studio
Ceremony Music – Windsong Classical Trio
DJ – Bamboo Beats DJ
Cake/Dessert – BAKED
Photo Booth – Emerald City Photo Booth LLC
Transportation – British Motor Coach
Paper Goods – Letters by Ellen
Bridal Gown – Novella Bridal
Bride’s Suit – Trillium Custom Tailoring | Design

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Daiya’s 1st Birthday Party

We love a good birthday party and Daiya was one lucky birthday girl as friends and family celebrated her 1st Birthday at the Woodmark Hotel & Still Spa this time last year! A garden inspired brunch birthday party complete with activities including storytelling, face painting, a station to paint garden pots and even musical chairs for the adults were enjoyed by all! Not to mention the food stations ranging from a kids cereal station to a crepe station to an egg scramble station and one luxurious dessert spread to name a few! Photos by Barbie Hull Photography.

Planner, Designer & Favors – Pink Blossom Events​
Photographer – Barbie Hull Photography​
Venue & Catering – Woodmark Hotel & Still Spa​
Dessert – Client & Honey Crumb Cake Studio​
Floral – Aria Style​
Storytelling & Facepainting – Tangerine Tales​
Milestone Chalkboard – Chalk Boss​
Paper Goods – Paper Fling​
Sound/Mics – Adam’s DJ Service

Jie & Andy ~ September 3, 2016

Jie and Andy’s love story began when Jie decided it was time to move back to her hometown of Seattle and Andy, decides to go where the wind takes him and as luck would have it the winds blew him into the Emerald City. After adopting her dog Pacey, Jie decides she needs a more conversational companion than Pacey and posts her profile. At the same time, Andy posts his profile looking for new friends in this unfamiliar city of Seattle. A month later, in March of 2014, Andy messages Jie and they meet for coffee. Fast forward to November 2015 Andy asks Jie to Marry him and then the big day last September 2016 which began their next chapter as husband and wife as they married on the lawns outside Pacific Tower and celebrated in the Panoramic Room! Photos by Rick+Anna Photography. Happy Anniversary Jie & Andy!

Wedding Planner – Pink Blossom Events​
Photographer & Photo Booth – Rick+Anna Photography​
Venue – Pacific Tower​ (Outside Lawn & Panoramic Room)
Caterer – FareStart​
Florist – Floressence 
Hair & Makeup – Salon Maison Bridal Beauty & Style Bar
Photo Booth Furniture – Vintage Ambiance​
Officiant – Rev. Bill Wood of Rev. Ray Van Winkle & Associates
DJ – Bamboo Beats DJ 
Invite & Paper Goods – Paper Fling
Bridal Gown – I Do Bridal
Chalk Artist – Water & Chalk
Accommodations – HOTEL 1000​
Rentals – Pedersen’s Event Rentals

Chenying & Nick ~ August 6, 2016

Last August Chenying and Nick were married amongst the blooming lavender fields at Woodinville Lavender and celebrated with an intimate dinner catered by Twelve Baskets Catering. We simply adored working with Chenying and Nick planning each detail of their wedding day and were simply over the moon with the photos taken by Katie Parra Photography! One of our favorite memories of their day was watching their guests soak in the experience of the lavender farm as they toured the fields, sipped lavender infused lemonade, experienced hands on the lavender distilling process and left with lavender chocolates to remind them of one unforgettable celebration in the lavender fields. Happy Anniversary Chenying & Nick!

The wedding was perfect! Thanks so much for your hard work, it was so lovely. It was great working with you, and happy to give referrals in the future. ~ Chenying

Wedding Planner – Pink Blossom Events

Venue – Woodinville Lavender

Photographer – Katie Parra Photography

Caterer – Twelve Baskets Catering

Florist – Fena Flowers

DJ – Brandon Ghorley

Gown – La Belle Reve

Hair & Makeup – Salon Maison

Dessert – Regent Bakery Redmond

Betsey & Scott ~ July 30, 2016

This past weekend Betsey & Scott celebrated their 1st Anniversary and we were flooded back with memories of a celebration well done! Last July Betsey and Scott married on Alderbrook’s waterfront lawn under a chuppah covered in a beautiful tallit made by the Mother of the Groom then celebrated with dinner on the courtyard lawn and a dance party led by the one and only Michael Benson Band who had also performed at Betsey’s sister’s wedding! Photos by Erin Schedler Photography Happy Anniversary Betsey & Scott!

BreeAnn you are amazing! Thank you for all of your help! You are simply the best and such a professional! We are so grateful! ~ Betsey & Scott

Dear BreeAnn, Betsey and Scott’s wedding weekend was absolute perfection! Thank you so much for all your guidance, great ideas, and handholding! It really turned out so well and they could not have been more pleased! The MOB and FOB had a wonderful time too – We are still riding the “wedding high”! ~  Nancy, Mother of the Bride

Photographer – Erin Schedler Photography
Wedding Planner – Pink Blossom Events
Venue & Catering – Alderbrook Resort and Spa​
Day of Paper Goods – Paper Fling
Rentals – CORT Party Rental
Bridal Gown – The Dress Theory
Live Music – Michael Benson Band
Ceremony & Reception Floral – Family Friend
Personal Floral – Martha E. Harris Flowers and Gifts​
Hair – Erika Jaggars of Stella Hair Studio​
Makeup – Michelle Christman
Officiant – Friend

July 22, 2016 ~ Soo & Mitch

If we could use two words to describe Soo & Mitch’s wedding it would be “pure joy!” From getting ready to the last dance Soo & Mitch beamed with pure joy as they tied the knot last July! Photos by Kristen Honeycutt Photographer Happy Anniversary Soo & Mitch!

Wedding Coordinator – Pink Blossom Events​
Photographer – Kristen Honeycutt Photo
Getting Ready & Reception Location and Catering – Woodmark Hotel & Still Spa​
Ceremony Location – Sacred Heart
Officiant – Father Jose , St Anthony’s Catholic Church
Floral – Valentina’s Floral Design​
Hair & Makeup – Salon Maison
Espresso Catering – Espresso Elegance​
DJ – A Sounds Unlimited
Transportation – Sabra Limo
Bridal Attire – Bateau Bridal Boutique​
Bridesmaids Attire – Jenny Yoo
Groom’s Attire – The Tuxedo Club​

July 23, 2016 ~ Heidi & Zubin

Last July as Julian Catford played “Here Comes The Sun” and the ceremony processional began, the sun made it’s appearance marking the start to a wedding to remember at Alderbrook Resort and Spa! From the friends who played MC’s to a surprise guitar performance during cocktail hour from one of Zubin’s relatives to incorporating the traditional gulab jamun dessert and a spectacular firework show to end the evening, Heidi & Zubin made sure no details were missed! Wedding captured by Dana Pleasant Photography. Happy Anniversary Heidi & Zubin!

BreeAnn, You made wedding planning so easy! Thanks! We were so impressed by your relaxed demeanor all along the way! You’re the best! ~ Heidi & Zubin

Wedding Planner – Pink Blossom Events​
Photographer – Dana Pleasant Photography
Venue, Catering, Cake, Hair & Makeup – Alderbrook Resort and Spa
Ceremony & Cocktail Music – Julian Catford
DJ – Bugsie Productions​ 
Rentals – CORT Party Rental 
Videographer – Unified Cinematic 
Fireworks – Pyro-FX
Mirror Signage – Chalk Boss
Mirrors – Vintage Ambiance
Officiant, MC’s, Floral & Paper Goods – Family & Friends

Highlight Video by Unified Cinematic

Nichole & Tom ~ July 9, 2016

One year ago today Nichole & Tom hosted one unforgettable wedding day at Bell Harbor! From “floating on clouds” as they did their first dance to karaoke and a flash mob at the reception all ending with a sparkler send-off, it was a wedding their guests will never forget! Photos by Kristen Honeycutt Photographer Happy Anniversary Nichole & Tom! 

Wedding Coordinator – Pink Blossom Events
Photographer – Kristen Honeycutt Photographer​
Venue & Catering – Bell Harbor International Conference Center
Florist – Vases Wild​
Hair & Makeup – Salon Maison Bridal Beauty & Style Bar​
Dessert – A la Mode Pies​
KJ – Karaoke Kurt Entertainment​
Officiant – Chaplain Dale Weddings
Lighting & Dancing on the Clouds – Crimson Haze Event Lighting​
Chair Covers – L&M Chair Covers​
Ceremony & Cocktail Hour Music – Dan Kramlich’s Jazz Trio

Annie & Alex ~ June 25, 2016

Alex and Annie’s love story started as they were both getting their undergraduate degrees at Pacific Lutheran University where Alex played for the soccer team, and Annie became an instant fan! Pacific Lutheran University was the center of where their love blossomed and last June Cama Beach State Park was the center of one unforgettable wedding day! The afternoon began under the warm summer sun as they were married at Center for Wooden Boats at Cama Beach then celebrated at Cama Center! Photos by Genesa Richards Photography. Happy Anniversary Annie & Alex!

I can’t express enough how grateful we are that you helped with the wedding! You have been so wonderful to work with! It was an awesome weekend…..I heard from many people that they thought you were wonderful:  professional, not intrusive, extremely polite and friendly.  Thanks for everything! ~ Annie & Jill (Mother of Bride)

Wedding Coordinator – Pink Blossom Events​
Photographer – Genesa Richards Photography​
Ceremony Venue – The Center for Wooden Boats Cama Beach State Park​
Reception Venue – Cama Center at Cama Beach State Park​
Caterer – Cama Beach Cafe and Catering
Florist – Flowers by Tiffany​
Wedding Cake – Haggen Food & Pharmacy​
Officiant – Friend of Alex & Annie
Rentals – CORT Party Rental​