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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 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

Pink Blossom Events Celebrates 10 Years!

This November Pink Blossom Events celebrates 10 Years of business! Yes, we are asking the same thing, “Where has the time gone?” From weddings, both local and afar, to milestone birthdays and corporate celebrations we continue to be inspired by our clients, peers – many who have become good friends, as well as the wedding and event community. We have been blessed with a career that allows us to celebrate life’s grandest moments and has provided a lifetime of memories that we will forever treasure.

As the owner of Pink Blossom Events I took a chance and launched Pink Blossom Events in November of 2006, fresh out of college, with the goal of being the destination for wedding and event planning in the Northwest. I continue to ensure we are providing the best service possible and hope to continue to serve our clients for years to come! It takes a team of vendors and assistants to pull off event after event and I am continually grateful to all of those vendors who have made our events possible as well as those who have, and continue to be, a part of the Pink Blossom Events team!

While I spent the last few days going through Pink Blossom Events’ box of thank you cards from past clients I couldn’t help but think back to some of our most memorable events. To celebrate 10 Years of business, here are 10 of my favorite memories!

Kelley & Christy’s Oahu Wedding!
In September of 2010 we worked with Kelley and Christy planning their Oahu wedding. It was a special place for them as Kelley was currently living on the Island and Christy, who lived in Seattle, visited often and the Northshore became one of their favorite spots on the Island.  As over 80 guests from around the country had flown in during the week of their wedding they hosted a Welcome Dinner at Banzai Sushi Bar complete with local music and a traditional seven course Japanese dinner. From edamame to maki mono rolls and a finale of “Duke” cupcakes, a tribute to where the couple met, it was the perfect start to the wedding weekend!

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The next day, with the sounds of the ukulele, Christy and Kelley said their I Do’s at the LouLu Palm Estate with Sunset Beach as their backdrop. Wanting a laid back celebration, the evening featured Mai Tai’s, food stations filled with local produce and meats which to this day is still in the top three best wedding meals I’ve had and not to forget the newlyweds favorite chocolate haupia cream pie from Ted’s Bakery! Just when the party was in full swing and guests were dancing away, a wall of fire illuminated the back of the dance floor, surprising the newlyweds and their guests, as the Mother of the Groom and I had hired Hawaiian Fire Dancers to perform! Simply an unforgettable weekend in paradise! Photos by Benjamin DiCaprio. Click here for a full look at Christy & Kelly’s wedding day. 58739_441693878086_5785234_n

Carrie & Mike’s Epic Dance Party!
When we first met with Carrie and Mike to plan and design their Alderbrook Resort & Spa wedding 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 a dance party 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! Photo by Affinity Photography. Click here for a full look at Carrie & Mike’s wedding. 07-re-296

Kylie & Aaron’s Wedding
As a wedding and event planner we know that anything and everything can go wrong and in 2008 our skills were tested! From the Priest not showing up to the Catholic ceremony and the Deacon stepping in at the last minute as he raced, with dirt covered hands, to the church. To the cake that dropped and went from a three tiered cake to a two tired wedding cake and to the sudden windstorm that moved the waterfront cocktail hour inside a private home at the last minute. We problem solved and at the end of the night as cleanup was complete and the after party began we left the private residence watching the bride and groom laugh and celebrate with friends and family as if nothing but a perfect day ensued! Did we forget to mention that one of the portable toilets also clogged that night so we were the plumber? Again, we are never surprised!

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Two Words: Book Arch
In 2011 Cindy and Sam gave us the freedom to pull together their love of reading and a request that no real flowers be used. It was important that their wedding reflect all of the “geeky” things that brought them together including a lot of tongue-in-cheek humor and a few pop culture references. Working with their team of vendors we transformed Sodo Park into a book lover’s delight! From the book arch we designed (fabricated by Lola Creative) to centerpieces which featured paper flowers and vintage books collected by Cindy and Sam throughout their adventures together it was a bibliophile dream! Since their wedding day the Book Arch has been featured on countless online features and as Cindy mentioned, “Was more popular than they were on their 2012 wedding day!” Photo by Rubin Photography. Click here for a full recap of Sam and Cindy’s Big Day!

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Chris’s 30th Birthday Party
Having recently moved to Seattle and in the midst of remodeling a newly purchased home (hence the hardhats at dinner), Kacey reached out to Pink Blossom Events to help throw her husband Chris one unforgettable party with close family and friends. The party began as guests boarded the Yachta Yachta in South Lake Union for cocktails and appetizers on Lake Union making a perfect setting to show off their city to loved ones from out of town. After a spin on the lake guests headed to Queen Anne where they dined on a gourmet meal by City Catering Company and sipped on cocktails mixed by their favorite downtown bar on the lawn of their new home. We must say, we wish our 30th Birthday could have mirrored this one! Photo by Katie Parra Photography. Click here for a full look at Chris’s Birthday Party! 0139

Mark & Rick’s Wedding
In 2014 we spent one magical night aboard the Steamship Virginia V as we celebrated Marc and Rick! Departing Foss Waterway Seaport in Tacoma the Steamship Virginia V made it’s way to Quartermaster Harbor off Vashon Island where Marc and Rick said their I Do’s as they faced the town of Burton where Rick’s family vacationed every summer. After tying the knot we headed south to the Tacoma Narrows Bridge for some incredible sights along the way! We turned around under the bridge and headed back to Tacoma as the sun set making for one incredible first dance backdrop on the bow. With the party going strong a porpoise made its grand appearance alongside the steamship as it gave us one spectacular show! This wedding also has a special place in our heart as this was our last wedding with Brian Dale of Wave Link Music who suddenly passed in 2015. A true industry leader and inspiring human we dearly miss. Photo by Ryan Duclos Photography. Click here for a full look at this wedding. 10931303_10152693939758087_815954392510699370_n

Mark & Jennifer’s Downton Abbey Wedding
Forty eight hours before Mark & Jennifer’s wedding last October we were given notice that their venue was temporarily closed. With a little luck and a lot of last minute planning and adjustments, The Rainier Club, opened their doors and one epic Downton Abbey Themed Wedding was held complete with Carson the Butler, tableside tea service, a delicious dinner and stunning floral filling the venue. As a planner I’ve seen it all but that by far tops the number one wedding emergency/story and reason to hire a wedding planner I can think of! Photo by Azzura Photography. Click here to view this entire wedding. Rainier Club Wedding by Pink Blossom Events

Harvest Party at The Barn
We love a good themed party! After moving into their new office building it was time to open the doors and showcase Eberle Vivian’s new space! With fall in mind and an office building fit for the theme, we knew exactly what this event needed! Bringing in straw bales, pumpkins, leaves and fall floral we turned “The Barn” into a Fall Harvest Party! Inside, an interactive risotto bar, passed appetizers and a bar along with an amazing dessert bar gave guests plenty to nibble on. Outside, kettle corn was popping and a Master Pumpkin Sculptor carved pumpkins as guests mingled about the new office building! With custom mugs and a bag of freshly popped Kettle Corn in hand, guests headed home after a great evening at “The Barn.” Click here to view this entire event. 20121003-bg-046

Go Ducks!
In 2014 we worked with Lydia and Andrew planning their Axis Pioneer Square wedding and as a surprise to the Groom, who was a huge Oregon Ducks fan, his mom hired the Oregon Duck Mascot to attend their wedding. With dancing underway we cued the music and the Oregon Duck dancing his way onto the dance floor leaving not only the groom, but his father as well, speechless and jumping with joy! I don’t think I’ve ever seen two gown men so excited before that night! Photo by Melanie Duerkopp. Click here for a full recap of Lydia and Andrew’s wedding. %c2%acmduerkopp_lydiaandrew-254

Antler & Horseshoe Wedding!
With Julie’s love of horses and Chad’s passion for hunting and taxidermy, it was only fitting that antlers and horseshoes was the theme of their big day! Not missing any detail they put on one killer party in July of 2015 at their barn complete with cinnamon apple moonshine, a hot dog roast using propane grills built by the father of the groom, dueling pianos, a slushy airstream trailer bar and a dessert trailer stocked with mini pies and soft serve ice cream. It was a unique wedding that guests, and vendors, will be talking about for years! Photo by Barbie Hull Photography. Click here to view Julie & Chad’s entire wedding day. 150711_0733georgell

There are soo many more we could share! From the Father of the Bride’s toast which brought us to tears after he admitted that after all these years he had changed his stance on Gay Marriage when he saw how truly happy his daughter was for the first time after she met her wife; to the time we created a “Best in Show” dog themed birthday party and to the countless injuries that have occurred the day or two before a big event (ie. Bride brakes ankle, Mother of the Bride’s front tooth is chipped…). We may need to schedule a happy hour or coffee date to share them all!

At every event we continue to learn, are reminded just how much we love our job and are still surprised at what really can go wrong! We think we’ve seen it all, until “that” happens…

Here’s To Another Ten!

BreeAnn Gale
Pink Blossom Events Founder & Lead Event Planner
turning the expected into something unique

Lisa & Zach’s Wedding ~ September 26, 2015

Last week we paid a visit back to Spring Creek Ranch and reminisced about Lisa and Zach’s wedding weekend in the Methow Valley that took place last year at this very time. Their wedding day was the highlight among a full weekend of activities including a BBQ Welcome Dinner the night before and Post Wedding Brunch to end the weekend. Ryan Flynn Photography captures the story of one remarkable wedding day at Spring Creek Ranch! lisazachwedding1_9-26-15 lisazachwedding2_9-26-15 lisazachwedding3_9-26-15 lisazachwedding4_9-26-15 lisazachwedding5_9-26-15 lisazachwedding6_9-26-15 lisazachwedding7_9-26-15 lisazachwedding8_9-26-15 lisazachwedding9_9-26-15 lisazachwedding10_9-26-15 lisazachwedding11_9-26-15 lisazachwedding12_9-26-15 lisazachwedding13_9-26-15 lisazachwedding14_9-26-15 lisazachwedding15_9-26-15 lisazachwedding16_9-26-15 lisazachwedding17_9-26-15 lisazachwedding18_9-26-15 lisazachwedding19_9-26-15 lisazachwedding20_9-26-15 lisazachwedding21_9-26-15 lisazachwedding22_9-26-15 lisazachwedding23_9-26-15 Congratulations Lisa & Zach!

Thank you so much for all of your help with the wedding on both the planning and execution front. You were just fantastic to work with and we couldn’t have done it without you! ~ Lisa

Wedding Planner – Pink Blossom Events
Photographer – Ryan Flynn Photography
Venue – Spring Creek Ranch, Winthrop, WA
Caterer – Stewart Dietz Catering
Florist – Fawn Meadow Floral Design
DJ – DJ Noah
Ceremony Music – Tamarak Quartet
Rentals – Seattle Farm Tables, Creative Coverings, CORT Party Rental & Lake Chelan Wedding Rentals
Wedding Cakes – Arrowleaf Bistro
Transportation – Methow Valley School District #350
Paper Goods – Dahlia Press
Hair Stylist – Carter Renee Hair Studio
Makeup Artist – Jara Mohlman – Makeup Artist
Alcohol – Twisp River Brewery & Sixknot Organic Hard Cider

Justine & Ryan ~ August 22, 2015

Meeting at their first job out of college Justine and Ryan were meant to be! When Justine setup a surprise birthday party for him, the surprise was on her as it turned into a surprise engagement and party celebrating the soon to be husband and wife! Carina Skrobecki was on hand last August as Justine and Ryan tied the knot at St. Edward Catholic Church and celebrated at Alderbrook Resert & Spa making for a party of a lifetime! Justine&Ryan25 Justine&Ryan24 Justine&Ryan23 Justine&Ryan22 Justine&Ryan21 Justine&Ryan20 Justine&Ryan19 Justine&Ryan19 Justine&Ryan18 Justine&Ryan17 Justine&Ryan16 Justine&Ryan15 Justine&Ryan14 Justine&Ryan13 Justine&Ryan12 Justine&Ryan11 Justine&Ryan10 Justine&Ryan9 Justine&Ryan8 Justine&Ryan7 Justine&Ryan6 Justine&Ryan5 Justine&Ryan4 Justine&Ryan3 Justine&Ryan2 Justine&Ryan1 Congratulations Justine & Ryan!

BreeAnn was/is truly amazing to work with. Her organization, calm demeanor, and execution is second to none. We worked with BreeAnn throughout the process and she was the best asset to the wedding. She handled the communication with the vendors and the day of ran flawlessly. I would highly recommend her and if I were to do it all again I would have used her for more. ~ Justine

Wedding Planner – Pink Blossom Events
Photographer – Carina Skrobecki Photography
Ceremony Venue – St. Edward Catholic Church
Reception, Catering & Getting Ready Location – Alderbrook Resort and Spa
Florist – POSH Wedding Flowers
Ceremony & Reception DJ – Adam’s DJ Service
Cocktail Hour Live Music – Shannon & Steve
Hair & Makeup – Urbanista Weddings
Rentals – CORT Party Rentals & Creative Coverings

Kelsey & Thomas ~ July 18, 2015

It was memorial day weekend back in 2009, Thomas was at friends house on Horsehead Bay for a day of wake boarding. At the same time, Kelsey’s plans had backfired and she and a friend decided they would head over to that friends home as well. Meeting by the fire and on a group rowboat ride later, Kelsey and Thomas would spend the next few years on that same bay in Gig Harbor during summer weekends together. It was only fitting that their July 2015 wedding take place in Horseshoe Bay at Kelsey’s childhood home surrounded by loved ones. Ice cream, a Mexican food truck and fireworks to end the day all made for one special day captured by One Love Photo. Kelsey&Thomas1

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Wedding Coordinator – Pink Blossom Events
Photographer – One Love Photo
DJ – Let’s Dance DJ
Food Truck – Josefina’s Mexican Restaurant
Ice Cream – Ice Cream Social
Florist – FabFloral
Rentals – CORT Party Rentals
Transportation – First Student
Paper Goods – Valerie’s Invites

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

Bob & Weston ~ July 5, 2014

As we head into the Holiday weekend we are reminiscing about all the great memories and fabulous food from Bob & Weston’s IslandWood Wedding. Thank you to Theilen Photography for capturing all the love, laughter and memorable moments from their wedding day! Happy Anniversary Bob & Weston!

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Thank you for everything you did to make Weston & Bob’s wedding so wonderful. It was magical and perfect, and everything the kids envisioned.  ~ Laurie, Mother of the Bride

Wedding Planner – Pink Blossom Events

Photography – Theilen Photography

Venue & Catering – IslandWood

Live Music: Ceremony & Cocktail Hour – Tracie Marsh Band

DJ: Dinner & Dancing – Let’s Dance DJ

Live Band: Dancing – Soul Siren

Lighting & Ceiling Treatment – Prop Gallery Events

Hair & Makeup – OffWhite Makeup & Hair

Ceremony Benches & Dishes – Seattle Farm Tables

Rentals – Pedersen’s Event Rentals

Wedding Cake – Sweets & Savories

Floral – Valley Nursery

I can’t believe our big day has come and gone! It was absolutely amazing from start to finish. We most definitely could not have done it without you! Everyone keeps calling us and emailing us saying how wonderful the wedding was and saying how it’s the best one they ever attended, Bob and I agree! We were so Lucky to have you behind the scenes making sure everything went according to plan, thank you!  Thanks so much for making our day wonderful! ~  Love,  Weston and Bob

Jenny & Ryan ~ September 20, 2014

Jenny and Ryan had dreamed of spending a long weekend celebrating with their friends and family so when they came across Flying Horseshoe Ranch in Cle Elum they knew it was the perfect place for their Mexican Fiesta inspired wedding weekend! We loved all the details including the Mexican flags that acted as both a backdrop for their ceremony as well as décor for their table centerpieces. One of the guests favorite additions to the wedding were the shots of Tequila that were passed as guests were seated for dinner allowing everyone to take one celebratory shot of Tequila together! We invite you to follow along their wedding day with photos by Erin Schedler Photography.

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Wedding Planner- Pink Blossom Events
Photographer – Erin Schedler Photography
Venue – Flying Horseshoe Guest Ranch
Caterer – Twelve Baskets Catering
Bar Service – Kate’s Pub
Rentals – AA Party Rentals
Farm Tables – Seattle Farm Tables
DJ – Absolute Karaoke Entertainment
Officiant – Diana Lynne Chapman
Cupcakes – Stuffed Cakes