Steven & Jessica ~ September 2014

As kids head back to school this week and the official end to summer (aka Labor Day Weekend) has passed, we look forward to a full season of fall weddings ahead! One of our favorites from last year was Steven and Jessica’s fall inspired Melrose Market Studios wedding. We were honored to plan their dream wedding complete with a dessert bar themed after their three dogs waffle, oreo and sprinkles! Photos by MKippen Photography.

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Spectacularly flawless. After I proposed 13 months ago, I immediately started looking at wedding planners on Yelp. I contacted three. Of the two that got back to me, I was seriously impressed by how organized, professional, and prepared BreeAnn was at our initial meeting. My (now) wife and I had no idea what we wanted out of a wedding, just that it should be in September and that we had vague ideas involving our dogs. BreeAnn was reassuring, though, and put us at-ease immediately; we made a decision within a day and she got to work right away. If I recall correctly, she had started sending us venue recommendations before she’d even received our first payment!

I don’t think a single vendor she recommended was a miss. She had a different DJ in mind than those preferred by the venue we picked out – we’re glad we met with him, because he was easily the second best vendor we hired. In fact, the only time we went “off menu” was for the bride’s hair/makeup, and I think we regretted it.

BreeAnn was very responsive, kept detailed notes of every interaction we had (both with her and with venues), and was also very flexible in working with our schedules. To echo other reviews, we heard from multiple vendors that they love to work with her, and I can understand why. We never even met with the florist – she had recommended one in Kirkland, which was a difficult trip for me. At that point I trusted her judgment enough to just let her handle it. Sure enough, the flowers were beautiful, delivery was handled without my involvement, just like everything else.

On wedding day this weekend she was a godsend, completely on top of everything so that we could just bask in a perfectly executed ceremony and reception. Sure, there were (very minor) hiccups, but she dealt with them immediately and I was not only able to enjoy my wedding, I even had the chance to eat a full dinner! When the dessert bar ran out of our macarons before we had a chance to have one, she even tracked one down for us. Many family and friends were praising her involvement today. I would highly recommend hiring BreeAnn for day-of coordination if you aren’t thinking of doing a full planning package, but really, I’d highly recommend that as well. We would not have been able to pull things off without her. ~ Steven

Wedding Planner – Pink Blossom Events

Photographer – MKippen Photography

Ceremony & Reception – Melrose Market Studios

Cocktail Hour – Still Liquor

Catering & Dessert – City Catering Company

Florist – Fena Flowers

DJ – Generation X Productions

Getting Ready Hotel – The Silver Cloud Hotel Seattle- Broadway

Transportation – Rare Form Limo

Rentals – AA Party Rentals

Post Wedding Brunch – Kaspars Catering & Special Events