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Julie & Walter ~ Summer Wedding at UW Center for Urban Horticulture

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Julie and Walter’s story begins at a VA medical center. It might not be the first place you think of when you think ‘romance.’ Still, love can happen in peculiar places, and in this case they met within the walls of the Primary Care Clinic. It happened over four years ago. For those who don’t know, Julie is a physician with a social worker’s heart; Walter is a social worker who once played a physician on stage. They both do their work with focus, compassion and gusto. Maybe it’s that enthusiasm they first noticed in each other. As anyone who works in a busy, stressful place will tell you, it is risky to ask a coworker out on a date, even if only for a dog walk or an evening of Karaoke with coworkers. Still that’s how their romance started—what is life if not a gamble?

For those of you who don’t know, Walter was Julie’s assigned social worker. Indeed, he was. Until he fired her, that is. You see, Walter felt a little dizzy when they worked together. And Julie relied on her social worker a lot, rarely missing an opportunity to refer a homeless patient or a distressed caregiver. Walter had to compose himself after meetings with Dr. Silverman—focus was a challenge after those encounters. So Walter met with his supervisor and requested a change. “Dr. Silverman gives me too much work,” he lied. “I need to disperse my efforts. She’s not the only doctor I work with, you know. She can’t rule my time.” Once separated from the tension, though, he couldn’t separate her from his thoughts. Action was needed. In one of those impulses that changes the course of lives, Walter asked Julie out.

On a blustery Saturday morning, Walter and Julie took their dogs, Buddy and Louie, for a walk around Seward Park. And the rest, as they say, is history. After a year spent together hiking, skiing, backpacking, traveling, sharing poetry and music, dancing, cooking and baseball and spending time with friends and family they married on July 7, 2017 at the UW Center for Urban Horticulture. bride_hugging_mom bride_getting_ready

While Julie wanted a more simplistic all white wedding, Walter wished for all the colors under the sun. And so the first of compromises in a marriage was had, white linens for Julie with bright floral for Walter. On a beautiful July summer day, Julie and Walter married in the round, under the Chuppah, as loved ones watched them repeat their vows. With the breaking of the glass, they were officially wed and it was time to celebrate! As the sounds of a Klezmer Band played guests dined on appetizers, sipped cool beverages and meandered through the tree filled grove. With guests seated under the reception tent, the Rabbi did a blessing over the Challah. A delicious meal broken up with toasts ended as the sounds of a bagpipe led friends and family up to the McVay Courtyard where Walter serenaded Julie before taking their first dance as husband and wife. A night of dancing, cake and the Hora were had before wedding guests were shuttled back to their hotel late that evening.  Photos by Lucas Mobley Photography groom_getting_ready first_look first_look first_look first_look first_look ketubah family_photos family_photos family_photos ketubah__and_marriage_license_signing ketubah__and_marriage_license_signing ketubah__and_marriage_license_signing ketubah__and_marriage_license_signing ketubah__and_marriage_license_signing welcome_sign Huppa wedding_ceremony_site huppa_details wedding_ceremony boys_at_wedding_ceremony bride_walking_down_the_aisle jewish_wedding_ceremony stomping_the_glass jewish_wedding_ceremony cocktail_hour_site passed_appetizers Klezmer_band cocktail_hour_under_trees wedding_guests_mingle wedding_guests_mingle wedding_guests_mingle sunset_bridal_portraits sunset_bridal_portraits sunset_bridal_portraits challah_bread reception_table_details reception_table_details wedding_toasts_and_speeches wedding_toasts_and_speeches wedding_toasts_and_speeches wedding_toasts_and_speeches wedding_toasts_and_speeches bagpiper_leading_guests cake_details cake_cutting

We can’t thank you enough for all your help with our wedding. I can’t tell you how many compliments we got on the weekend, especially how smooth everything went. There is NO WAY we could have done it without you! ~ Julie

Wedding Planner – Pink Blossom Events
Photographer – Lucas Mobley Photography Inc.
Venue – UW Center For Urban Horticulture
Caterer – FareStart
Klezmer Band – Seattle Klezmer
DJ – Affairs To Remember DJ Entertainment 
Floral – Designs by Courtney
Videography – Lorbaniah Cameography LLC
Bakery – BAKED
Bagpiper – Family
Rabbi – Rabbi David Stern
Hair & Makeup – Salon Maison
Rentals & Tenting – CORT Party Rental
Draping – Prop Gallery Events
Paper Goods – Valerie’s Invites
Transportation – Shuttle Express
Childcare – Best Sitters, Inc.

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Snohomish Wedding Tour, Jardin del Sol, Garden Venue

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This spring we are finalizing details for the Snohomish Wedding Tour and we can’t help but look back at all the pretty captured by Jenny GG Photography from last year’s tour where we featured a Garden Romance inspired theme. Lush greens, ivory, white and a soft peach floral, paired with cement accents, set the tone for one fantastic day! Our favorite touches included a flower petal guestbook for guests to sign, a cement planter turned into a card container as well as the popcorn display! welcome_sign_and_rack_cards brides_room bouquets_boutineers cards_guestbook   arbor_details   path_to_ceremony_site champagne_flutes ceremony_site_jardin_del_sol ceremony_site_details wood_pergola beverage_hutch popcorn_display bar_with_bartender cheese_nut_platter corn_hole fire_pit_blue_glass tented_reception_site tented_reception_site tented_reception_site table_plate_details       desert_table   macarons_Croquembouche table_details table_details table_details table_details bird_bath_with_flowers

Wedding Planner & Designer – Pink Blossom Events
Venue – Jardin del Sol Garden
Photographer – Jenny GG Photography
Florist – Fena Flowers
Catering – Barking Frog Mobile Kitchen
Baker – Blue Box Bakery
Rentals – CORT Party Rental & Seattle Farm Tables
Paper Goods – The Paper’s Edge
DJ – DA Productions
Bartending – Seattle Bartending Co.

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Kristine & Curtis ~ Garden Wedding at Jardin del Sol Garden, Snohomish, Pink Blossom Events

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Tonight we’re dreaming of summer love and looking back over one romantic garden wedding at Jardin del Sol captured by Alante Photography. Kristine and Curtis had a vision for their wedding and we were honored to be the planning and designing team making their dreams come to reality! Family and friends were the focus that warm summer day as they tied the knot. One of our favorite additions were the homemade pickles that Kristine spent countless hours in the kitchen crafting to ensure their guests left with something from their heart!

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…thank you so much for making our wedding the wonderful events it was. Everything went off without a hitch – to our knowledge – and we couldn’t have wished for a more perfect day. Many people have expressed how amazed they were with the smoothness of the day and how beautiful the decorations were. ~ Kristine & Curtis

Wedding Planner – Pink Blossom Events
Photographer – Alante Photography
Venue – Jardin del Sol Garden Wedding Venue
Caterer – Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes Catering and Events
Florist – Designs by Courtney- Wedding and Event Floral Design
DJ – Bugsie Productions Wedding
Cake – The CakeWalk Shop
Rentals – CORT Party Rental & Creative Coverings
Hair & Makeup – Salon Maison Bridal Beauty & Style Bar