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

European Market | Snohomish Wedding Tour

Inspired by the European Markets and baskets full of flowers we worked with Designs by Courtney and a team of local vendors to pull our vision to life at the always stunning Jardin del Sol for the Snohomish Wedding Tour.  Our favorite highlights included a terracotta guestbook plate for guests to sign as they grabbed a terracotta plate full of lavender buds to toss as the Newlyweds kissed post ceremony. The macrame and potted plant chandelier hanging over the head table that featured a lush floral runner complete with artichokes and floral in peaches, pinks and oranges was a feast for the eyes! Enhancing the guest experience is always key and at this event guests could create their own flower crowns or create their own floral bouquets in addition to simply enjoying a long chat around the fire.  Follow along as B.Jones Photography captures all of the highlights!

 

Planning & Design: Pink Blossom Events
Venue: Jardin del Sol Garden Wedding Venue
Florals: Designs by Courtney- Wedding and event floral design
Photography: B. Jones Photography
Catering: Twelve Baskets Catering
Videographer: Best Made Videos
Beauty: Salon Maison Bridal Beauty & Style Bar
DJ: Bugsie Productions
Photo Booth: Fun Frames Photo Booth
Rentals: Grand Event Rentals & Seattle Farm Tables

Welcome Gifts by Pink Blossom Events: Wedding and Corporate Gifting

Guests coming to town for your wedding? Hosting a group of clients? Let us know how we can help welcome your loved ones to your wedding  or thank your clients for their trust in you!

Welcome Gifts by Pink Blossom Events. Using locally sourced products we create a one of a kind welcome gift for your guests attending your wedding, corporate celebration or milestone event. You choose the packaging, products and where you want them delivered and we will handle the rest!

Photographer by Rebecca Ellison

 

Mara & Christian’s Spring Wedding at JM Cellars

We love when couples choose live music for their wedding and Mara and Christian hit the mark with both strings for the ceremony and cocktail hour followed by dueling pianos for their April JM Cellars wedding. To highlight the season they choose to include tulips in with their floral arrangements which fit perfectly with the rain showers that fell that morning. Luckily the skies cleared and a rain free ceremony and reception was held! Photos by Carol Harrold Photography.

Venue & Wine: JM Cellars
Photography: Carol Harrold Photography
Wedding Coordinator: Pink Blossom Events
Wedding Cake & Desserts: Blue Box Bakery
Caterer: A Platinum Event
Florist: Fena Flowers
Hair & Makeup: Salon Maison
Ceremony & Cocktail Hour Music: Arcobaleno Strings
Dueling Pianos: Piano Party Productions
Officiant: Arissa Rench, A Wedding With A Heart