Kendra & Grayson’s Novelty Hill-Januik Winery Wedding

With the sunshine giving us a preview of what’s to come this spring, we’re sharing Kendra & Grayson’s May Novelty Hill-Januik Winery Wedding! The color palette of cream, blush, shades of purple (dusty lavender, lilac, purple and plum) all mixed in with greenery and accents of grey and gold accents was a perfect mix!

With final touches of hair and makeup and ties tied, Kendra and Grayson took their first look at Chateau Ste Michelle before their wedding party and dog Mosby joined.

As guests arrived that late afternoon they were greeted with a glass of rose as the sounds of a guitar, played by a relative, played in the background. Guests signed one of three magnum wine bottles leaving a well wish to see each anniversary ahead.

Post cocktail hour guests were seated inside the Terrace Room around tables that were each named after a different wine varietal. Gold beaded chargers and velvet rose napkins adorned with a greenery sprig circled the centerpieces by Flora Nova Design on the dining tables. A delicious family-style dinner from featuring Pan-Seared Crispy Skin Salmon and American Wagyu Beef fueled the crowd for dancing and dessert late into the evening!

Wedding Coordinator – Pink Blossom Events
Photographer – JTobiason Photography
Venue – Novelty Hill-Januik Winery
Floral – Flora Nova Design
Bridal Gown – Calla Bridal
Bridesmaids – Bella Bridesmaids 
Groomsmen – THE BLACK TUX 
Wedding Cake – BAKED
DJ – Otto-Matic Mobile Music
Rentals – CORT Party Rental
Stationery – Minted
Accommodations – Willows Lodge 

Andrea was the planner we worked with. She helped us out so much leading up to the wedding and helped sort out all the little details I hadn’t even heard of. At the rehearsal and the day of, she was absolutely indispensable. I was blissfully ignorant of all the behind-the-scenes stuff on the day of and could just sit back and enjoy, trusting that she had everything worked out, and she did! She was a godsend. She did everything from corralling our wedding party to ensuring vendors knew where to go and when to be there to even cleaning up shards of glass on the dance floor when someone broke a glass. Above and beyond–would highly recommend! ~ Kendra

Tara & Daniel’s Twin Willow Gardens Wedding

Tara and Daniel’s love story began while Daniel was on vacation in Tara’s home state of Hawaii. A chance meeting at Haunama Bay led to their proposal on the top of Koko Head, a mountain overlooking the bay where they first met. Marrying in Daniel’s home state this summer, Tara and Daniel combined their love of the forest with the romance of the gardens at Twin Willow Gardens all with a bit of Aloha! The personal touches were all around from the handmade ring bearer wood “pillows” to the tables numbers  and stands featuring photos of their love story as well as the Hawaiian inspired favor magnets created by the couple. Joanna Monger Photography captured their beauty of their romance that summer day!     

Hi BreeAnn! Thank you so much for everything you did on our wedding day!! We had so much fun and were just amazed at how smoothly everything went.  Thanks so much, Tara & Daniel 

Venue: Twin Willow Gardens
Wedding Coordinator: Pink Blossom Events
Photography: Joanna Monger Photography
Catering: Twelve Baskets Catering
Cake & Desserts: Grain Artisan Bakery
Floral: The Petal and the Stem
Videography: Green Attic Films
DJ: Blue Beatz Entertainment
Photobooth: 1000 Words Photo Booth

Judith & Brandon’s Welcome BBQ at Union City Market

The night before their Labor Day wedding Judith and Brandon hosted a Welcome BBQ on the Hood Canal at Union City Market. Bringing in Judith’s Texas roots and combining those with Brandon’s Hood Canal childhood it was a night to remember! Guests boarded the Lady Alderbrook at Alderbrook Resort & Spa and cruised to Union City Market where they were greeted with Texas Lemonade and the sounds of the Legendary Bill Moss who was a staple at Alderbrook for years. After a blessing by the Father of the Bride a BBQ Dinner followed with s’mores and cobbler to finish. And not to miss toasts and dancing were mixed in throughout the night!      

Wedding Planner: Pink Blossom Events
Venue & Decor: Union City Market 
Catering & Lady Alderbrook: Alderbrook Resort and Spa 
Dahlias: Harmony Hill Healing Retreat 
Live Music: Bill Moss 
Photography: Jasmine Olson

Judith & Brandon’s Alderbrook Resort Wedding

Spending countless days at Alderbrook growing up Brandon was excited to not only share this piece of the Northwest with Judith and her daughter but also sharing this special place with those closest to them. This past labor day weekend, Judith’s brother officiated as Judith and Brandon tied the knot along the shores of the Hood Canal. Incorporating the beauty of the Pacific Northwest with an elegant Black and White theme, Judith and Brandon had one unforgettable day celebrating with friends and family. Sullivan & Sullivan Studios captured all the beauty!

Wedding Planner – Pink Blossom Events
Venue, Beauty & Catering – Alderbrook Resort and Spa 
Photography – Sullivan & Sullivan Studios 

Floral – CMS Floral Design 
Dahlias & Couples Portraits – Harmony Hill Healing Retreat 
Rentals – CORT Party Rental
Draping – Prop Gallery Events 
DJ – Kris McCoskery Disc Jockey & Master of Ceremonies 
Bride – Blush Bridal Lounge 
Groom – INDOCHINO (Seattle) 
Groomsmen – THE BLACK TUX 
Childcare – Stay & Play Childcare
Stationery/Signage – Minted & Etsy 

Les & Terry’s Ray’s Boathouse Jewish Wedding

After two days of celebrations leading up to the big day, Terry and Les made sure all of their loved ones were included in their intimate wedding at Ray’s highlighting the Pacific Northwest and orchids, Terry’s favorite. With their best friends by their side, Les’ son and his girlfriend played the violin and cello while their granddaughters led the way for Terry’s entrance as she was escorted down the aisle by her brother. After the breaking of the glass, Mazel Tov!, Les joined the duo, playing the clarinet for a few tunes as guests feasted on fresh oysters and other PNW inspired appetizers. Moving inside for dinner a plated meal incorporating their favorite dishes from Ray’s was highlighted with toasts, a surprise unicorn birthday cake for one of their granddaughter’s, the most stunning wedding cake as well as the horah all captured by Barbie Hull Photography.
 
“The wedding was fabulous and most of it is thanks to you. Everything went like clockwork and it was absolutely beautiful. Most people told me it was the best wedding they ever went to!” ~Terry
Wedding Planner – Pink Blossom Events
Photography – Barbie Hull Photography
Terry’s Dress – Luly Yang Couture
Floral – Floressence
Venue & Catering – Ray’s Boathouse
Stationery – Sablewood Paper Company
Cakes – Honey Crumb Cake Studio
Beauty – Salon Maison
Rabbi – James Mirel
Ceremony & Cocktail Hour Musicians – Les’s Son
Cocktail Hour & Dinner Musicians – A Trio Classique
Transportation – Atlas Limousine

Pre-Wedding Dinner at Matt’s in the Market

This Labor Day weekend Les and Terry hosted a magical weekend filled with celebrations for friends and family both local and from far away. Friday evening they hosted a Cocktail Party at their downtown Seattle Condo with Tom Douglas Catering and then Saturday evening they hosted a Pre-Wedding Dinner at Matt’s in the Market before Sunday’s Wedding at Ray’s Boathouse and a Post Wedding Brunch at Premiere on Pine with City Catering. Thank you Barbie Hull Photography for capturing the setup at Matt’s in the Market!

Thank you again BreeAnn. Every detail of the wedding weekend was perfect. You dotted all the i’s and crossed all the t’s. Best regards, Les and Terry

Planner: Pink Blossom Events
Venue: Matt’s at the Market
Photographer: Barbie Hull Photography
Stationery: Sablewood Paper Company

Abby & Rishi’s IslandWood Fusion Wedding

What do you do when you have loads of friends traveling from around the country to your wedding? You invite them all to join you for a full weekend of events together! Abby and Rishi selected IslandWood on Bainbridge Island, just a short ferry ride away from downtown Seattle, for their wedding weekend and created an epic weekend, reminiscent of summer camp, sure to remember for years to come! The weekend which blended Abby’s Jewish heritage and Rishi’s Hindu heritage, featured a Welcome Bonfire complete with s’mores, Henna and their favorite popsicles, King of Pops. Saturday was all about connecting with friends and family as there were nature hikes, games, cooking classes and lots of laughter and conversations over breakfast and lunch before guests celebrated Abby & Rishi’s love! The weekend ended after a farewell breakfast Sunday morning.

The details and personal touches were around all weekend! We were most impressed with the sewing skills of Abby and her Mother as not only did her mom sew all of the wedding party members dresses but Abby refashioned her mother’s wedding dress into something her very own – well done!

 

After signing the marriage license and Ketubah, it was time to marry! The ceremony, which incorporated elements of Abby’s Jewish and Rishi’s Hindu heritage, was officiated by two of their dearest friends. During the ceremony Abby and Rishi stood under a canopy which represented the Jewish chuppah and a Hindu Mandap. The canopy was adorned with bright floral (oranges, deep coral, fuchsia pink and magenta tones) and sari’s gathered by Rishi’s family. In the Jewish tradition, the chuppah is open on all four sides to represent the openness and hospitality of a home; in Hindu weddings the Mandap represents the Temple. When Abby and Rishi processed into the ceremony they circled each other seven times before entering the chuppah/mandap. The circling, which is common to both Hindu and Jewish wedding ceremonies, is significant in both Hindu ceremonies (represents a vow to pursue four purposes of life) and Jewish ceremonies (symbolizes the creation of a household that protects and supports one another).    

Abby and Rishi’s parents took part in lighting both the Agni and the Havdalah candle. The fire is a traditional part of a Hindu ceremony representing the Hindu god Agni who bears witness to the wedding while the Havdalah candle is lit at sunset (we can pretend it was lit at sunset) to signify the end of Shabbat, the Jewish holy day.

At the end of the ceremony, Rishi and Abby took seven steps while the seven Jewish blessings were recited. To end, they broke the glass, a Jewish tradition which expresses that even in the happiest moments, we want to recognize the pain and sadness in our world. Mazel Tov!

 

Abby’s brother’s played during cocktail hour.

 

Dinner featured Abby’s & Rishi’s favorite Indian dishes cooked perfectly by IslandWood!

   

Hi Andrea and BreeAnn! Thank you so much for everything, we had an incredible weekend. We are still basking in the magic of last weekend and are finding it hard to come back to reality. Everything was truly a dream and even the minor hiccups make memorable parts of the story! Andrea and Linda were fantastic and so on top of things that we were able to relax and enjoy ourselves and our family and friends. No small feat at such a large venue! Cheers, Abby + Rishi

Venue & Catering: IslandWood 
Photography: EarthMark Photography
Henna: The Preets Artistry
Hair & Makeup: Offwhite Beauty
Floral: Melanie Benson Floral
Desserts: Blackbird Bakery
Wedding Cakes: Deep Sea Sugar & Salt
Bridal Gown: Abby repurposed her Mother’s Wedding Gown
Bridesmaids Dresses: Mother of the Bride
Groom: Indochino Seattle
Groomsmen: The Black Tux
Childcare: Stay & Play Childcare
Ceremony & Dinner Music: Rosenoak
Cocktail Hour Music: Abby’s Brothers
Reception Band: Modern Tribe
Rentals: Puget Sound Farm Tables, Make A Scene & Pedersen’s Seattle
Stationery: Swell Press Paper Co & Minted

Monica & Branden’s Chateau Lill Wedding

We LOVE a good love story and Monica and Branden’s was just that. Here is a bit of their story as described by them…”Monica and Branden’s love story began in Eugene, OR back in the fall of 2009, although they didn’t know it yet. They actually wouldn’t know it until 4 years later, when they met towards the end of senior year at the University of Oregon. Monica used to study in Branden’s room with his dorm-mate, while Branden was glued to his laptop listening to music, or a good sports podcast. The two would continue to cross paths throughout college without meeting, until the spring of 2013, when they were officially introduced by a mutual friend.

After graduation, Branden moved to California and Monica moved back to Washington. They stayed close, despite being so far apart, talking on the phone and texting every day. They decided to plan a trip to see each other. After the trip, they picked up right where they left off that last month of college. The trips became more frequent, and both started traveling back and forth from San Jose to Seattle to see each other. Once every few months turned into once a month, then eventually they were traveling to see each other every two weeks.

After two years of a long-distance relationship, Monica decided to make the big move to the Bay Area with Branden. It was a scary decision for both of them, but they trusted their hearts. They started to build a life together in the little town of Campbell, CA, spending countless days exploring the Bay Area, taking trips to Tahoe, wine tasting in Napa and Paso Robles, and playing some good ol’ Pokemon Go.

Fast forward to September 15, 2017. Branden knew he had met the one and proposed to Monica in Sausalito, CA. On a beautiful summer night, he got down on one knee with the Golden Gate Bridge in the background, and asked her, “Will you marry me?” She said yes.

On August 10, 2019 their Love Story celebrated a milestone as they became Mr. & Mrs. Fitzpatrick. B.Jones Photography captured one beautiful Chateau Lill wedding day!

 

 

With a seal of the kiss, they were officially Husband and Wife!

Monica and Branden celebrated with dinner and toasts under the reception tent at Chateau Lill highlighted with floral arrangements by Fena Flowers. Our favorite detail was the rosemary infused olive oils handcrafted by the couple and Monica’s mom! The dinner by Herban Feast was delicious and the toast by Branden’s brother had us belly laughing and shedding a tear at the same time.

The bride & groom incorporated their love of pineapples into the decor including this AMAZING grooms Pineapple Cake from BAKED.

BreeAnn, thank you so much for making everything happen tonight. You are so good at your job and a pleasure to work with. I appreciated every little thing you did today! ❤️❤️❤️ – Monica 

Wedding Planner: Pink Blossom Events
Photographer: B. Jones Photography
Venue: Chateau Lill
Florist: Fena Flowers
Catering: Herban Feast 
Wedding Cake & Groom’s Cake: Baked Seattle
DJ: DJ Kris McCoskery
Wedding Dress: The Dress Theory Seattle
Designer: Hayley Paige
Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids
Hair & Makeup: Salon Maison
Stationery: Impress Ink
Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Wearhouse
Photo Booth:  The Hipstr Company
Rentals: Luxury Restroom Trailer by Privy Chambers and CORT Party Rental
Transportation: A&A Limousine
Parking Attendants: Red Carpet Valet 
Jewelry: Joe Escobar Diamonds 

Liz & Ashwin’s Home Wedding

Ashwin and Liz’s love story started when they meet through mutual friends at work and their journey to marriage began when Ashwin proposed the Sunday after Thanksgiving with their dog Bruce, followed by dinner at one of their favorite neighborhood restaurants, Raccolto. Choosing Liz’s childhood home for the venue we worked with Liz, Ashwin and their parents as they weaved together the gardens that were so important to Liz’s parents as well as Indian elements ensuring that things were simple, yet meaningful. {Photos by Clara Ganey Photography}

The significance of the elephant to Liz and Ashwin is not only rooted in the values that the elephant represents (wisdom, memory, power, longevity, loyalty, reliability, and determination) but also because of it’s cultural prominence in India, where Liz and Ashwin grew so close.

The ceremony, officiated by their two dads, was highlighted with a love song written and sang by Ashwin during the ceremony.

Kaspars Catering served one delicious family style Indian dinner featuring some of the couples favorite dishes.

BreeAnn,

As I’m pulling out my computer for the first time, I wanted to take the time to send a little longer thank you email than I could write on my phone.  We are so beyond pleased with how well everything went, and cannot thank you enough.  Our wedding was everything we wanted it to be, and ran so smoothly (even your quick decisions on the shuttle!) thanks to your expertise.  So many guests been saying it was the best wedding they have been to.  

Thank you so much for all of the time and effort you put into making this so incredible over the last 9 months.  You gave amazing recommendations on vendors, and everything came together just perfectly.

Liz and Ashwin 

Photographer: Clara Ganey Photography 
Venue: Liz’s Childhood Home
Catering: Kaspars Catering & Events
Rentals: CORT Party Rental , Seattle Farm Tables 
Restrooms: Luxury Restroom Trailers by Privy Chambers
DJ: DJ Kris McCoskery
Floral: Gather Design Company
Dessert: Honey Crumb Cake Studio
Gelato: Nutty Squirrel Gelato
Hair & Makeup: Salon Maison 
Save the Dates: Paperless Post
Invites: Paper Source
Day of Stationery: Minted

Family Reunion at The Resort at Port Ludlow

This August we had the honor of planning a family reunion at The Resort at Port Ludlow for one lucky family. We were involved in all the details from the selection of the hotel to assigning rooms and activities to the design throughout the weekend. With the hotel bought out for the weekend guests arrived Friday afternoon and checked into their rooms where a Welcome Bag filed with local goodies and a Welcome Packet noting the activities ahead were waiting. Kids reunited in the Kids Room where they had their own kids buffet and all the fixings for a movie night. Adults caught up over welcome cocktails and live music followed by the most delicious family style dinner that left each guest knowing that this would be a weekend to remember!
Saturday morning a few family members enjoyed a round of golf at the Port Ludlow Golf Course while most were chauffeured to Port Townsend for a private Whale Watching Charter where they saw humpback whales, seals, birds and more! Saturday afternoon was spent relaxing at the Resort or taking a spin around the Marina in a kayak or on a stand up paddleboard prior to the night’s Salmon Potlatch Dinner which was the main event of the weekend.

Cindy Marie Photography captured all the fun that evening as the night kicked off with live music, lawn games, snaps in the photo booth, a group photo with Port Ludlow Marina as the backdrop, a traditional Salmon Potlatch Dinner finished with ice cream sundaes and cookies. Not to miss s’mores around the fire at the Marina.
 
   
   
Sunday morning family members said their goodbyes and made plans for more frequent get together as they enjoyed one last farewell brunch.
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Thank you for helping make the reunion such a success.  We appreciate everything you did along the way to bring it all together.  Best regards, Peter

Venue & Catering: The Resort at Port Ludlow
Photography: Cindy Marie Photography
Floral: Althauser Design
Photo Booth: SnapBar
Childcare: Stay and Play Childcare
Stationery: Paper Fling 
Musicians: Emmanuel del Casal
Lawn Games: Off the Block Games