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Doris & Marc’s Jardin Del Sol Wedding

As fate would have it, Doris and Marc, both competitive triathletes, met in Bend, Oregon while attending a training camp. Marc noticed Doris, Doris was aloof. Months later, he reached out and the two began texting back and forth — him in DC, she in Seattle. Marc and Doris dated cross-country for a while and made each other a priority even watching shows, riding on their trainers, cooking dinners, and drinking the same wine “together-apart.” Fast forward to the night of the proposal when Marc and his parents took Doris out to dinner in his hometown of Wooster, OH at the restaurant where his parents met 50 years ago. Marc said he wanted to make a toast and ended up getting down on one knee! After a solid yes, the wedding planning began!

Wedding weekend festivities being with a 4th of July rehearsal & BBQ dinner at a private home in Issaquah before the big day on the 5th of July! Of course the couple’s pups, Bailey the French bulldog and Willow the White Golden Retriever, joined in the celebrations!   

Playing nod to the garden venue, Jardin del Sol, Doris and Marc incorporated a boho garden vibe for sixty close friends and family. Spending countless hours finding the perfect decor Doris and Marc wanted to ensure their loved ones felt welcome and loved. Specially selected lounge pieces from the couple’s home could be found through the venue.

Pale pink, green, white and pops of gold filled the day. Succulents, greenery and soft floral were incorporated throughout along with a touch of macrame.

Guests made their way from the ceremony to cocktail hour through the wooden trellis adorned with printed photos allowing guests to enjoy a “garden gallery” on their way to cocktail hour. Officially wed Doris and Marc joined their guests for cocktail hour

Jardin del Sol’s wood garden hutch provided the perfect spot for non-alcoholic beverages, such as Rosemary Lemonade and Infused Water

Selfies were made against the custom pallet wall built by Doris and Marc featuring pops of pink floral which served double duty as a photo guestbook station.

The bar was adorned with hand-crafted decor from the bride from the wooden menus to an ‘N’ succulent garden representing the couple’s last name, a touch of macrame, succulents, and photos of the newlyweds. Signature cocktails featured two of the couple’s favorite drinks: an Old Fashioned and a Moscow Mules. Refreshing in the summer heat!

Tray passed appetizers from Twelve Baskets Catering meandered through the crowd. Carrot & ginger soup shooters, Tuscan chicken meatballs and Roma tomato bruschetta.

Spread the Love! For their favors, Doris & Marc displayed hand-crafted jars of strawberry jam for loved ones to enjoy back home. Again Doris and Marc added their personal decor touches of wooden signs, a macrame table runner, photos, succulents and a mixture of candles.

Finding their table numbers off of the DIY escort display which incorporated hanging wood pieces for each table number all suspended from a copper pipe frame; friends and family made their way into the reception tent featuring hanging macrame planters with a variety of ferns and other foliage. The bridesmaid’s floral hoop bouquets were re-purposed and displayed behind the head table.

Guest tables featured soft pink and white floral centerpieces set on wood rounds all surrounded by wood table numbers and gold mercury votives. Place settings were enhanced by pink water goblets. The head table was adorned with macrame runners a greenery garland accented with wood and wicker containers bursting with succulents and a variety of hand-selected votives.

A buffet dinner of local PNW seared rockfish, peppercorn beef tenderloin, taro cakes with wild mushrooms, sweet potato mashers, seasonal oven-roasted vegetables, baby greens and strawberry salad and assorted fresh Macrina Bakery rolls was enjoyed!

A highlight of dessert was the donut tower from Aurora Family Donuts that was accompanied by bite-size treats from Twelve Baskets Catering

As dancing continued (what dancers they were!) Doris and Marc provided a s’mores station for guests to gather around and enjoy a s’more or two! Not to miss a favorite ingredient; Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.

After one last dance alone on the dance floor the newlyweds made their way through a sea of sparklers!

Thank you for helping make our weekend a true fairytale. Still on a high…” ~Doris

Wedding Coordinator – Pink Blossom Events
Photographer – Chelsea Erwin Photography
Venue – Jardin del Sol Garden Wedding Venue
Florist – The Petal and the Stem
DJ – Bugsie Productions
Caterer – Twelve Baskets Catering
Wine – Dusty Nabor Wines
Bridal Gown – The Dress Theory
Beauty – Salon Maison
Rentals – Balancing Balloons

Salla & Zach’s Fall JM Cellars Wedding

If there was ever a wedding that had us glowing, this would be it! Working with Salla and Zach on all of the planning and design of their fall JM Cellars Wedding was a dream! Inspired by the beauty of the season, Salla and Zach chose a warm fall-inspired color palette of evergreen, forest green, sage, burgundy, eggplant and touches of burnt orange, copper, and gold. From the warm glow of candlelight to the overhead bistro lights above the ceremony in the rock garden the soft lighting made for a romantic fall setting. Colorful fall floral by Sublime Stems filled the venue. Not afraid of texture, the floral incorporated nature’s bounty from berries to branches. Follow along one for images of one stunning fall day captured by Rachel Birkhofer Photography  that featured a cameo by their dog Juniper!

With family photos complete Salla and Zach’s guests soon arrived! Acrylic signage made by Salla welcomed guests into the rock garden that crisp fall evening. For their guestbook Salla and Zach set out three JM Cellars wine bottles for guests to sign. For the next three years as husband and wife they would enjoy a bottle of wine and remember their loved ones. “Like wine, love gets better with age.

Despite a few drops of rain that fell pre-ceremony (thankful for clear umbrellas on hand just in case), the ceremony stayed rain free!

Officially husband and wife, the newlyweds entered cocktail hour as Harold Belskus played for guests while they enjoyed a selection of Artisan Cheeses and tray passed appetizers of cremini mushroom & gruyere tartlets and herb & salt-crusted wild salmon skewers.

As JM Cellars’ famous copper doors opened guests moved inside the library and barrel rooms for dinner on long wooden tables. Tables were adorned with floral table runners filled with lush greens, dahlias, roses and hanging amaranthus.  Amber-colored votives were mixed in to give the perfect accent.  The head table floral runner featured additional blooms gathered in the middle of the runners that tapered out to the end of the tables, along with the deep green foliage.  Place settings featured black stoneware chargers, set on top of forest green napkins, were topped with acrylic menus from Paper Fling and highlighted with sprigs of burgundy hanging amaranthus, a favorite bloom of Salla’s. A trio of vintage glassware composed of culver highballs, gold rimmed crystal coupes and gold rimmed crystal glasses for wine. The perfect fall design for this intimate moody fall wedding.

After a plated dinner of local grilled & roasted market vegetables and seared sweet potato polenta triangles with entree choices of cider-roasted chicken breasts, braised Oregon country short ribs or a portobello mushroom steak; Salla and Zach cut their wedding cake. A hand-painted cappuccino cake with bourbon salted caramel buttercream was a highlight for Salla and Zach. Thanks for a surprise gift from Salla’s co-worker the cake was accented with the most gorgeous sugar flowers by Honey Crumb Cake Studio.

Dancing, cake and a trip to the Espresso Cart for a signature Dirty Chai kept guests celebrating late into the night! Not to miss the bahn mi sliders that came out at the end of the night!

Stealing a kiss outside Salla and Zach shared a s’more before a final bubble send-off with their friends and family.

Congrats Salla & Zach!

Wedding Planning & Design – Pink Blossom Events
Photography – Rachel Birkhofer Photography 
Venue – JM Cellars 
Floral – Sublime Stems
Catering – Ravishing Radish
Live Music & DJ – Harold Belskus
Wedding Cake – Honey Crumb Cake Studio
Espresso – Espresso Elegance
Hair & Makeup – Salon Maison Bridal Beauty & Style Bar
Bridal Gown – La Belle Elaine’s Bridal
Groom – Suit Supply Bellevue
Favors – Lady Yum 
Officiant – Rev. Ray Van Winkle & Associates
Rentals – Pedersen’s Event Rentals & Vintage Ambiance 
Acrylic Signage – Paper Fling (Menus & Seating Chart) + Salla
Table Numbers – Etsy

Booking BreeAnn as our wedding planner was the first and best decision we made for our wedding. I honestly wasn’t sure if I should book a planner as I have always imagined that I would figure it out a way to do it myself–but I quickly realized I was in over my head. We worked together for over a year planning our wedding and we’ve appreciated tapping into her clear experience planning weddings, deep knowledge of the Seattle wedding industry and creativity. We had several wedding guests mention how smooth and well run everything was (and you always have a few unavoidable bumps behind the scenes). Whether you are on the fence or deciding who your planner should be–I would definitely recommend considering Pink Blossom Events. ~ Salla

Sahaee’s Hot Air Balloon Themed 1st Birthday Party at The Golf Club at Newcastle

With two months to plan Sahaee’s Hot Air Balloon themed 1st Birthday I discovered finding a balloon company during fall as well as a venue that suited my client’s vision proved a challenge. Yet this October my clients stood in front of an inflated balloon celebrating one unforgettable 1st Birthday at The Golf Club at Newcastle.

Face painting, coloring and a personalized painting activity for kids; a raffle drawing and cake decorating competition for adults; mouthwatering food stations from John Howie Catering including a gourmet mac ‘n cheese station, soup and grilled cheese station and a roasted chicken station inspired by their travels to Paris. And not to miss endless deserts, favors and tethered balloon rides under blue skies.

As guests arrived that late morning they left their thumbprint on the Hot Air Balloon guestbook and caught up on Sahaee’s milestones as she celebrates one year!

One of our favorite areas in the room was the seating vignette incorporating the Bella Pink Couch and Odette Chairs from Vintage Ambiance. Overhead metal hot air balloons with arrangements of soft blooms in the baskets hung above lounge area. Yarn wrapped letters spelling out the birthday girls name finished off the vignette.

Shantung blush linens and vineyard chairs surrounded dining tables dispersed around the room. Wood boxes filled with white hydrangeas, pink majolica spray roses, quicksand roses and cafe au lait dahlias were topped with metal globes and ribbons to mimic the look of a hot air balloon and made for the perfect centerpiece. Each table featured a picture of the birthday girl ranging from months one through twelve and a bit about her at that age.

While kids enjoyed one of the many activities or grabbed a bit from the kids buffet (fruit skewers, yogurt parfaits and beef meatballs), adults enjoyed a mimosa and nibbled on tray passed appetizers from John Howie Catering. Cheese stuffed red potatoes, pastry cups with roasted vegetables, American wagyu beef meatballs and mushroom stuffed filo crisps were well received!

With guests seated and a warm welcome from the hosts, a raffle drawing was held (winner received a $25 Amazon gift card) and the food stations were open!

A soup and grilled cheese station included a choice of roasted heirloom tomato-basil soup or porcini mushroom soup with black truffle creme. Toasted cheese sandwiches of cheddar on challah bread or a fontina & pesto on hearty Italian. Yum!

A mac ‘n cheese station allowed guests to customize their mac ‘n cheese with topping choices of bacon, caramelized onions, roasted tomatoes, mushrooms and zucchini.

Another station, a favorite of the hosts, featured fresh organic whole roasted chickens carved to order with sides of Yukon Gold mashed potatoes and gravy and grilled asparagus with a Meyer Lemon vinaigrette. Yum!

With bellies full, a cake decorating competition was rolled out! Teams of 8-10 were given a 6″ plain cake set on a disposable cake board; decorating tools, a spinning cake stand, sprinkles, writing gels, a container of white buttercream and three individual piping bags filled with colorful buttercream (pastel/dusty pink, purple and yellow) to create the hot air balloon designs. With the start of the timer friends and family had 10 mins to create a Hot Air Balloon inspired cake. The party hosts were given the task of deciding who the winning team was. The best cake designing team received a $10 Starbucks gift card for each person on the team. What fun!

The moment everyone was waiting for soon came as a round of Happy Birthday and a vanilla velvet smash cake was presented to Sahaee! The exterior finish of the smash cake was a smooth white Swiss meringue buttercream with a hand cut sugar paste balloon and a gold “1” topper.

It was now time for dessert for everyone! Three incredible cakes from Honey Crumb Cake Studio were a highlight. The focal cake, a three tiered cake (looked like a tall two-tiered cake), was a velveteen carrot and a toffee vanilla latte cake. The exterior of the cakes top tier was a smooth white Swiss meringue buttercream with gold gold lettering. The base tier was covered in a thin dusty pale aqua fondant with a hand painted abstract cloud design inspired by the party invitations. 2-D hand cut sugar hot air balloons, in dusty pink, pale dusty pink, rich aqua, dusty golden yellow, and dusty mint green were adorned to the cake. Stunning!

A kids cake of dark chocolate cake with milk chocolate Swiss meringue buttercream filling featured an exterior of smooth Swiss meringue buttercream tinted dusty pink, to match invitations, with vertical pinstripes in a darker dusty pink color.

A smaller 5″ GF chocolate cake with espresso buttercream filling and a smooth Swiss meringue buttercream with a gradient coloring was also on display.

Since you can never have enough desserts, a complete dessert buffet included hot air balloon cookies, creme puffs, mini apple pies, mini blackberry pies, banana pudding cups and to honor the birth of daughters everywhere Pink Ladoos.

With the weather uncertain that day, we gave guests a few minutes to grab a dessert as we ushered the family outside for family photos underneath the inflated balloon before inviting friends and family outside for the big surprise. With jaws opened wide guests gathered around for a group photo, thanks to both Kirsten Honeycutt Photographer and the aerial photographer before taking turns riding in the hot air balloon.

While friends and family took turns taking tethered hot air balloon rides Street Treats was on hand serving made to order ice cream sandwiches! The combinations were endless with multiple choices of ice cream (vanilla, chocolate, coffee and toasted coconut and a strawberry sorbet) and cookies (chocolate chip, peanut butter, oatmeal cranberry and funfetti).

As loved ones said their goodbyes a personalized gift went home with each kid. Personalized canvas totes filled with books, personalized pencils and a few other goodies to enjoy. Each family was also gifted a board game to play when they got back home from the birthday girl!

Thrilled to have been able to plan and design not only Sahaee’s 1st Birthday Party but a few years ago her sister Daiya’s 1st Birthday too!

“Thank you so much it was such a perfect day!! Can’t wait for our next adventure…” ~ Sharnjit

Event Planner & Design: Pink Blossom Events
Photography: Kristen Honeycutt Photographer
Venue: The Golf Club at Newcastle
Catering: John Howie Catering
Rentals: Vintage Ambiance & Pedersen’s Event Rentals
Birthday Cakes & Hot Air Balloon Cookies: Honey Crumb Cake Studio
Desserts: Delicately Sweet Confections
Ice Cream Sandwiches: Street Treats
Floral: Aria Style
Stationery: Paper Fling
Chalkboard Signs: Chalk & Pine
Face Painting: Happy Faces Facepainting
Childcare: Stay & Play Childcare
Art Project: AR Workshop Mill Creek
Hot Air Balloon Rides: Balloon Depot
Aerial Photography: Carol Harrold Photography

Matt & David’s Fall Wedding at The Foundry by Herban Feast

We fell in love working with Matt and David planning and designing their September wedding at The Foundry by Herban Feast. Every detail of their wedding held a significant meaning to their relationship and we couldn’t have been more thrilled with how their day unfolded!

Mr. Puppy may have been just as excited as his parents were that day!

Passing by these whiskey barrels displayed at The Foundry I proposed the idea of creating custom letters and numbers that would fit inside each of the barrels paying tribute to Matt and David’s special day. Working with Pomp & Revel the barrels were transformed with custom wood letters and numbers all accented by greenery from Fena Flowers. One of our favorite details of the day! A great photo backdrop too!

After signing their engagement album guests entered the Press Room as songs from musicals Matt and David had seen together played. The room was all a glow with candlelight and warm uplighting against the lush ivory draping surrounding the room. 

During their ceremony Matt and David honored the Scottish “Quaich Ceremony” or “Love Cup” with Glenlivet 21 Archive Scotch. The whiskey has been Matthew’s favorite since David introduced him to it. 

 

After signing the marriage license and changing their Facebook relationship status together at the same time from “In A Relationship” to “Married,” Matt and David joined friends and family for cocktail hour. 

A custom bar featured signature Manhattan’s, L’Ecole 41 Cabernet Sauvignon which they shared on their first date and Fruli Strawberry Beer which is a perennial favorite from the Seattle International Beerfest. 

While friends and family enjoyed tray passed appetizers of shaved beef tenderloin tartlets, mac & cheese croquettes and grilled Tuscan chicken brochettes others were making the most of the custom Scotch and Chocolate pairing. Three pairings, served on a custom pairing board we design in collaboration with Pomp & Revel, featured pairings of Aberlour A’Bunadh + Dark Chocolate: Lagavulin 16 + Dark Chocolate with Caramel and the Glenlivet 21 Archive + Milk Chocolate with Almonds. Custom chocolates were all made by Kelly’s Chocolates. Definitely a crowd hit!

With the Press Room flipped from ceremony to dinner reception, loved ones were invited to find their seat for dinner via the wood escort board and matching wood table numbers. Tables covered in a cobalt panama linen were accented with lush greenery rounds highlighted with floating candles. Pinspots on each table and uplights gave the room it’s perfect lighting!

Combo dinner menus and place cards gave note to the meal they would enjoy ahead and let serves know each guests entrée choice.

Along with wedding cake (almond cake with an apricot filling and vanilla icing) a Sweet Bite Bar featuring frosted sugar cookie bars, a double chocolate brownie, apricot macarons, snickerdoodle cookies and raspberry cheesecake shooters were served!

As their first dance song “Falling Slowly” played, Matt and David danced on the clouds. The song, from Once, payed tribute to their first date. With the dance floor open guests danced the night away and occasionally broke away to play a game of shuffle board or corn hole. Shuffle board played a special role in their relationship as they played shuffle board together on one of their first dates at Capitol Cider.

BreeAnn, we could not have done any of this without your amazing help and support! Thank you for helping making this day so special. ~ Matthew and David

Photography – Laurel McConnell Photography
Wedding Planner – Pink Blossom Events
Venue/Caterer – The Foundry by Herban Feast
Floral – Fena Flowers
Signage – Pomp & Revel
Stationary – Paper Fling
DJ – Kris McCoskery
Lighting – Crimson Haze
Desserts – The SweetSide
Custom Chocolates – Kelly’s Chocolates
Transportation – A&A Limousine
Rentals – CORT Party Rental
Games – National Event Pros
Photo Booth – 321 Foto
Draping – Prop Gallery