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Chloe & Alex ~ January 30, 2016

Earlier this week Chloe and Alex celebrated their one year anniversary and we couldn’t have been more excited to look back through their wedding day! Last winter, Chloe made for one stunning bride as she and Alex wed at WithinSodo in front of friends and family! From the handcrafted felt floral bouquets and centerpieces made by Chloe herself to a delicious family style meal from Wild Ginger to fun in the Foto-Robot and late night snacks from My Sweet lil Cakes their loved ones were treated to one fabulous celebration! Photos by Affinity Photography. ChloeAlex1 ChloeAlex2 ChloeAlex3 ChloeAlex4 ChloeAlex5 ChloeAlex6 ChloeAlex7 ChloeAlex8 ChloeAlex9 ChloeAlex11 ChloeAlex12 ChloeAlex13 ChloeAlex14 ChloeAlex15 ChloeAlex16 ChloeAlex17 ChloeAlex18 ChloeAlex19 ChloeAlex20 ChloeAlex21 ChloeAlex22 ChloeAlex23 ChloeAlex24

Happy Anniversary Chloe & Alex!

BreeAnn, We can’t imagine doing this without all your help. You have been amazing all year and thanks to you, our wedding will be amazing! Thank you!!! ~ Alex & Chloe

Wedding Planner – Pink Blossom Events
Photography – Affinity Photography
Getting Ready – Four Seasons Hotel Seattle
Ceremony & Reception Venue – WithinSodo
Caterer – Wild Ginger
Hair & Makeup – Salon Maison Bridal Beauty & Style Bar
DJ – Generation X Productions
Wedding Cake – New Renaissance Cakes
Rentals – Pedersen’s Event Rentals
Photo Booth – Foto-Robot
Late Night Snacks – My Sweet Lil’ Cakes
Bride’s Dress – The Dress Theory
Rehearal Dinner – Local 360

Megan & Andrew ~ January 16, 2016

Happy New Year! We kick off 2017 looking back at our first wedding of 2016 when Megan and Andrew tied the knot at Axis Pioneer Square! From the beautiful floral to a stunning 5 tiered cake to a heartfelt toast by the groom all ending with an epic snow send-off it was a picture perfect day! Follow along as the images from Evantide Photography tell the story of one beautiful winter wedding! meganandrew1 meganandrew2 meganandrew3 meganandrew4 meganandrew5 meganandrew6 meganandrew7 meganandrew8 meganandrew9 meganandrew10 meganandrew11 meganandrew12 meganandrew13 meganandrew14 meganandrew15 meganandrew16 meganandrew17 meganandrew18 meganandrew19 meganandrew20 meganandrew21 meganandrew22 meganandrew23 Congratulations Megan & Andrew!

Thank you sooooooo much for everything!! You are amazing! Everyone has been raving what an amazing job you did! I can’t thank you enough. ~ Megan

Wedding Coordinator – Pink Blossom Events
Photographer – Evantide Photography
Venue – AXIS Pioneer Square
Caterer – City Catering Company
Florist – Julia’s Floral
Rentals – CORT Party Rental & Prop Gallery Events
DJ – Bugsie Productions
Cake – The SweetSide
Bridal Gown – Calla Bridal
Officiant – Aunt

Courtney & Mike ~ December 13, 2015

December is a magical time of the year and when you are married in the midst of the Holiday Season there is an extra sparkle to the day. As Courtney and Mike said their I Do’s in front of close family and friends last December at Hollywood Schoolhouse their daughter Violet was that added sparkle! Photos by Carol Harrold Photography. courtneymike2 courtneymike1 courtneymike3 courtneymike4 courtneymike5 courtneymike6 courtneymike7 courtneymike8 courtneymike9 Congratulations Courtney & Mike!

Wedding Planner – Pink Blossom Events
Photographer – Carol Harrold Photography
Venue & Catering – The Hollywood Schoolhouse
Florist – Fena Flowers
Hair & Makeup – Salon Maison 
Dessert – Stone Layne Baked Specialties
Ceremony Music – Puget Sound Strings
DJ – Bugsie Productions
Paper Goods – Designed by Kayleigh DuMond Stationary. Printed by Chic Ink
Officiant – Rev. Ray Van Winkle & Associates

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

Lisa & Zach’s Rehearsal Dinner ~ September 25, 2015

As the calendar turned September this week it was not surprising that fall had arrived in Seattle with it’s brisk mornings, crisp evenings and the sweet smell of fall leaves turning! This morning as we savor a bit of fall we look back at images taken by Ryan Flynn Photography of Lisa and Zach’s Welcome Dinner at Spring Creek Ranch last September and are overcome with joy as we recall a wonderful evening filled with cowboy boots, lawn games, BBQ, storytelling and square dancing with The Tallboys. It was one memorable evening in the Methow Valley kicking off Lisa and Zach’s wedding weekend! Lisa&ZachRehearsalDinner1 Lisa&ZachRehearsalDinner2 Lisa&ZachRehearsalDinner3 Lisa&ZachRehearsalDinner4 Lisa&ZachRehearsalDinner5 Lisa&ZachRehearsalDinner6 Lisa&ZachRehearsalDinner7 Lisa&ZachRehearsalDinner8 Lisa&ZachRehearsalDinner9 Lisa&ZachRehearsalDinner10 Wedding Planner – Pink Blossom Events
Photographer – Ryan Flynn Photography
Venue – Spring Creek Ranch, Winthrop, Wa.
Caterer – Stewart Dietz Catering
Florist – Brightwood Designs
Live Music & Square Dancing Callers – The Tallboys
Rentals – Seattle Farm Tables, Creative Coverings, CORT Party Rental & Lake Chelan Wedding Rentals
Transportation – Methow Valley School District

Kilby & Joel ~ September 6, 2015

Each wedding we plan we realize what a small world it really is and Kilby and Joel’s story is no different. As Kilby explains, “It’s a small Jewish world after all.” Their Love Story, as described by Kilby, reads no different…

“As a second year Pediatrics resident in Chicago, I realized that the life of a general pediatrician wasn’t for me.  After spending a month working in a pediatric rehabilitation unit, I sent out applications and accepted a position for three more years of training in Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle.  After a three day road trip with Buttercup (Kilby’s dog) across I-90 (Butter loved getting her own bed each night at the hotel), I settled into my new townhouse in Seattle.

My aunt in Memphis happened to know Joel as she lived next door to Joel’s sister and had met him at one of the holidays he spent in Memphis with his family.  She provided him with my number so that we could connect and Joel could help me settle into the city he had been calling home for 5 years.  Shortly after moving in, and as a welcome break from studying for my Pediatrics boards, I got a call from Joel.  We chatted for a while and made plans to have dinner in a week.  From that first dinner we gradually started spending more and more time together to the point where it seemed like we should try dating or make an effort to spend less time together.

From our first date learning to make pasta, to fun hikes around Seattle, inducting Joel into dog ownership, and moving in together it’s been a great adventure leading to this next step.”

Lucas Mobley Photography was on hand as Kilby and Joel married at celebrated at Woodland Park Zoo this past Labor Day Weekend. We were honored to be a part of their wedding weekend which included a Welcome Dinner at Daybreak Indian Cultural Center catered by Bitterroot Catering the night before and ended with a Post Wedding Brunch at the W Seattle!

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Congratulations Kilby & Joel!

Wedding Planner – Pink Blossom Events
Photographer – Lucas Mobley Photography
Getting Ready Venue – W Seattle
Wedding Venue  – Woodland Park Zoo Caterer – Lancer Catering
Florist – Fena Flowers
DJ – Bugsie Productions
Cake – New Renaissance Cakes
Hair & Makeup – Salon Maison Bridal Beauty & Style Bar
Paper Goods – Songbird Paperie  Photo Booth – 321 Foto

Tanya & Dan ~ October 9, 2015

As we work on final wedding details for two upcoming Alderbrook Resort & Spa weddings we look back at Tanya and Dan’s Alderbrook Wedding last October. Having met on Match.com Tanya and Dan knew they wanted their families to enjoy a relaxing and memorable wedding with their close friends and family. With a small team of vendors their wedding day was exactly what they envisioned! Truly a beautiful day captured by Dana Pleasant Photography.

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BreeAnn ~ You are right that it was a pretty perfect wedding and everyone had a great time. I am so grateful for the wonderful job that you did with everything. It was such a relief to know that Tanya and I didn’t have to worry about ANYTHING because you were taking care of EVERYTHING! It was great working with you and thanks again for all your help. We will definitely be recommending you to any and all of Tanya’s friends in Seattle. ~ Barbara, Mother of the Bride

Wedding Coordinator – Pink Blossom Events
Photographer – Dana Pleasant Photography
Venue, Cake & Catering – Alderbrook Resort and Spa
Floral & Linens – Aria Style
Hair & Makeup – Alderbrook Resort & Spa

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

Katie & Eric ~ August 22, 2015

When we first met Eric & Katie we knew we were in for a grand celebration as after hearing their proposal story which took place at the top of the Arc de Triomphe overlooking Paris at sunset, they deserved the best! Working with Eric & Katie on all planning and design of their wedding we couldn’t have been happier for them as they married and celebrated at Willows Lodge last summer. Courtney Bowlden Photography captured their day which started with a traditional tea ceremony at Eric’s parents home followed by a ceremony and reception at Willows Lodge. Katie&Eric1 Katie&Eric2 Katie&Eric3 Katie&Eric4 Katie&Eric5 Katie&Eric6 Katie&Eric7 Katie&Eric8 Katie&Eric9 Katie&Eric10 Katie&Eric11 Katie&Eric12 Katie&Eric13 Katie&Eric14 Katie&Eric15 Katie&Eric16 Congratulations Katie & Eric!

Thank you for all the help at Eric and my wedding. We had a blast and you were so helpful…we really appreciate it! ~ Katie

Wedding Planner – Pink Blossom Events
Photographer – Courtney Bowlden Photography
Venue & Catering – Willows Lodge
Floral – Fena Flowers
Hair & Makeup – Salon Maison Bridal Beauty & Style Bar
Officiant – Pastor Harvey Buck
DJ – Bugsie Productions
Videographer – Bogle Productions
Wedding Cake – Tallant House
Cake Pop Favors – Hey-Sweets
Linens – Creative Coverings
Invite – Paper Passionista
Day of Paper Goods – Valerie’s Invites
Transportation – Shuttle Express
Photo Booth – Drunken Pixel