Jamie and Mike knew that with friends and family flying in from around the states and a few overseas that they wanted to make sure they could show them the best of the PNW and make sure guests felt like they were a part of something special and could celebrate together all weekend. To kick off the wedding weekend Jamie and Mike, along with Mike’s mom Kim who hosted the event, welcomed friends and family to Seattle with a Welcome Party at Parties on the Terrace.
To recognize Jamie’s birth home of Hawaii Jamie and Mike’s parents placed wedding leis on them prior to guests arriving that evening. Mike wore a traditional maile lei while Jamie donned two orchid leis.
Shuttling in from Archer Redmond, the home base for Jamie, Mike and many of their guests that weekend, guests arrived to an open bar, lawn games and appetizers. A casual setting just how they wanted!
With the dinner bell ready to ring loved ones were welcomed to Seattle and soon a gourmet bbq buffet dinner opened.
Taking direction from the host we pulled in white linens and house plants throughout. In addition burlap overlays were placed on the dinner tables to give it a more casual bbq look.
A dessert of miniature caramel cakes and blackberry cobblers were enjoyed and a visit to the fire pits surrounding the venue to end the night!
I wanted to thank you again for all your help! It was so nice to be able to enjoy each event without worrying about all the details! You did a fabulous job of directing everyone and making sure everything ran smoothly! Each night was a rousing success and Mike described the wedding weekend to me as “perfect”. Best, Kim (MOG and Welcome Party Host)
Wedding Planner: Pink Blossom Events
Photography: Katie Parra Photography
Venue: Parties on the Terrace
Catering: Ravishing Radish Catering
Linens: BBJ Linen
Centerpieces: Pink Blossom Events
Transportation: Butler Seattle
Leis: Fena Flowers