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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

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

Melissa & Blake ~ November 7, 2015

Melissa and Blake met senior year at WSU and after seven years of dating he officially asked Melissa’s Dad for his blessing. With the go ahead from the Father of the Bride, Blake proposed to Melissa after a date at their favorite wine bar November of 2014. Last November, after a year of planning, they officially tied the knot at Sodo Park and Blake was “officially” part of the family! Photos by Rick + Anna Photography. melissablake_1 melissablake_2 melissablake_3 melissablake_4 melissablake_5 melissablake_6 melissablake_7 melissablake_9 melissablake_10 melissablake_11 melissablake_13 melissablake_14 melissablake_15 melissablake_16 melissablake_17 melissablake_18 melissablake_19 melissablake_20 melissablake_21 melissablake_22 melissablake_23 Congratulations Melissa & Blake!

Thanks BreeAnn! The wedding came together beautifully. Melissa and I have talked about it and we are both so happy with everything and thought it was perfect! Everyone that we talked to was very complimentary. YOU did a fantastic job and were wonderful to work with. Thank you so much. It was a very special day and everything flowed smoothly, thanks to you! ~ Theresa, Mother of the Bride

Wedding Coordinator – Pink Blossom Events

Photographer – Rick+Anna Photography

Venue – Sodo Park

Caterer & Dessert – Herban Feast Catering and Events

Florist – Flowers by Tiffany

DJ – Bugsie Productions

Hair & Makeup – KLS Artistry

Bridal Gown – Belltown Bride

Officiant – Family Friend

Paper Goods – Client

Accommodations – Alexis Hotel

Linens – Creative Coverings

Mark & Jennifer’s Wedding ~ October 16, 2015

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. We are forever grateful to the entire team at The Rainier Club and all of Mark & Jennifer’s vendors for ensuring this would be a wedding to remember! Photos by Azzura Photography. jennifermarkwedding1 jennifermarkwedding2 jennifermarkwedding3 jennifermarkwedding4 jennifermarkwedding5 jennifermarkwedding6 jennifermarkwedding7 jennifermarkwedding8 jennifermarkwedding10 jennifermarkwedding11 jennifermarkwedding12 jennifermarkwedding13
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“You Created Magic Yesterday…Thank YOU for allowing us to be a part of such a magical event. I am infinitely impressed with your creativity and professionalism.” ~ Kristan Sanchez, Event Coordinator at Rainier Club

“I don’t even have words to describe how amazing you are.  You set a very high bar for all other coordinators BreeAnn. That couple with forever by grateful for all that you did to make this event STILL go off without a hitch 🙂 Cheers!” ~ Amy – Vintage Ambiance

“Last night was epic! You rock!…Last night was the best wedding I’ve ever been to, and I thought I had been to some awesome ones.” ~ Mark (Groom)

“You’re the wedding planning Goddess. It was such a dream.” ~ Jennifer (Bride)

Wedding Planner & Designer – Pink Blossom Events
Photographer – Azzura Photography
Venue & Catering – The Rainier Club
Florist – July Floral
Rentals – Pedersen’s Event Rentals, CORT Party Rental & Vintage Ambiance
Wedding Cake & Desserts – Stone Layne Baked Specialties
DJ – Affairs To Remember DJ Entertainment
Espresso Bar & Tea Service – Espresso Elegance
Tea – Queen Mary Tea Room
Photo Booth – 321 FOTO | photo booth rentals
Transportation – British Motor Coach
The Butler – Events on the Edge
Paper Goods – Paper Fling
Mirror Calligraphy – Wonderstruck Event Design 
Hair & Makeup – Erin Skipley
Officiant – Rev. Mary Calhoun, Wedding Officiant
Videographer – Skyline Productions

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Mark & Jennifer’s Rehearsal Dinner ~ October 15, 2015

Mark and Jennifer kicked off their wedding weekend with one stunning rehearsal dinner at The Ruins last October. As friends and family took their seats, each guest was given a gift personalized just for them! Photographs by Azzura Photography. markjenniferrehearsal1 markjenniferrehearsal2 markjenniferrehearsal3 markjenniferrehearsal4 Wedding Planner – Pink Blossom Events
Photographer – Azzura Photography
Venue, Catering & Floral – The Ruins Seattle
Groom’s Cake – Stone Layne Baked Specialties
Artist – Sam Day – Illustrator
Officiant – Rev. Mary Calhoun

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

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

Sally & Bob’s Reception ~ August 9, 2015

On August 8th Sally and Bob wed in front of an intimate group of family and close friends at their waterfront home but the grand celebration was saved for August 9, 2015 at Inglewood Golf Club. As friends and family gathered at the Golf Club it was obvious that Sally and Bob were blessed. Love, laughter and dancing kicked off the newlyweds happily ever after! Photos by Katie Parra Photography.

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Wedding Planner – Pink Blossom Events
Photographer – Katie Parra Photography
Venue & Caterer – Inglewood Golf Club – IGC
Rentals – Creative Coverings
Florist – Fena Flowers
Paper Goods – Paper Fling
DJ – Bugsie Productions
Wedding Cake – Hoffman’s Fine Cakes & Pastries

Sally & Bob’s Ceremony ~ August 8, 2015

After meeting through a mutual friend, Sally and Bob were thrilled to say their I Do’s along the shores of their Lake Washington home with their children, grandchildren and close friends in attendance. Hosting both the ceremony and intimate dinner reception at their home, their neighbors graciously let them use their waterfront lawn for a champagne toast and appetizers post ceremony! Photos by Meredith McKee Photography. Sally&Bob_8.8.15 Sally&Bob_8.8.15_3 Sally&Bob_8.8.15_2 Sally&Bob_8.8.15_4 Congratulations Sally & Bob!

Wedding Planner – Pink Blossom Events
Photographer – Meredith McKee Photography
Caterer – Kaspars Special Events & Catering
Rentals – CORT Party Rental & Creative Coverings
Florist – Fena Flowers
Paper Goods – Paper Fling
Location – Private Home, Lake Washington