Julie & Walter ~ Summer Wedding at UW Center for Urban Horticulture

Julie and Walter’s story begins at a VA medical center. It might not be the first place you think of when you think ‘romance.’ Still, love can happen in peculiar places, and in this case they met within the walls of the Primary Care Clinic. It happened over four years ago. For those who don’t know, Julie is a physician with a social worker’s heart; Walter is a social worker who once played a physician on stage. They both do their work with focus, compassion and gusto. Maybe it’s that enthusiasm they first noticed in each other. As anyone who works in a busy, stressful place will tell you, it is risky to ask a coworker out on a date, even if only for a dog walk or an evening of Karaoke with coworkers. Still that’s how their romance started—what is life if not a gamble?

For those of you who don’t know, Walter was Julie’s assigned social worker. Indeed, he was. Until he fired her, that is. You see, Walter felt a little dizzy when they worked together. And Julie relied on her social worker a lot, rarely missing an opportunity to refer a homeless patient or a distressed caregiver. Walter had to compose himself after meetings with Dr. Silverman—focus was a challenge after those encounters. So Walter met with his supervisor and requested a change. “Dr. Silverman gives me too much work,” he lied. “I need to disperse my efforts. She’s not the only doctor I work with, you know. She can’t rule my time.” Once separated from the tension, though, he couldn’t separate her from his thoughts. Action was needed. In one of those impulses that changes the course of lives, Walter asked Julie out.

On a blustery Saturday morning, Walter and Julie took their dogs, Buddy and Louie, for a walk around Seward Park. And the rest, as they say, is history. After a year spent together hiking, skiing, backpacking, traveling, sharing poetry and music, dancing, cooking and baseball and spending time with friends and family they married on July 7, 2017 at the UW Center for Urban Horticulture. bride_hugging_mom bride_getting_ready

While Julie wanted a more simplistic all white wedding, Walter wished for all the colors under the sun. And so the first of compromises in a marriage was had, white linens for Julie with bright floral for Walter. On a beautiful July summer day, Julie and Walter married in the round, under the Chuppah, as loved ones watched them repeat their vows. With the breaking of the glass, they were officially wed and it was time to celebrate! As the sounds of a Klezmer Band played guests dined on appetizers, sipped cool beverages and meandered through the tree filled grove. With guests seated under the reception tent, the Rabbi did a blessing over the Challah. A delicious meal broken up with toasts ended as the sounds of a bagpipe led friends and family up to the McVay Courtyard where Walter serenaded Julie before taking their first dance as husband and wife. A night of dancing, cake and the Hora were had before wedding guests were shuttled back to their hotel late that evening.  Photos by Lucas Mobley Photography groom_getting_ready first_look first_look first_look first_look first_look ketubah family_photos family_photos family_photos ketubah__and_marriage_license_signing ketubah__and_marriage_license_signing ketubah__and_marriage_license_signing ketubah__and_marriage_license_signing ketubah__and_marriage_license_signing welcome_sign Huppa wedding_ceremony_site huppa_details wedding_ceremony boys_at_wedding_ceremony bride_walking_down_the_aisle jewish_wedding_ceremony stomping_the_glass jewish_wedding_ceremony cocktail_hour_site passed_appetizers Klezmer_band cocktail_hour_under_trees wedding_guests_mingle wedding_guests_mingle wedding_guests_mingle sunset_bridal_portraits sunset_bridal_portraits sunset_bridal_portraits challah_bread reception_table_details reception_table_details wedding_toasts_and_speeches wedding_toasts_and_speeches wedding_toasts_and_speeches wedding_toasts_and_speeches wedding_toasts_and_speeches bagpiper_leading_guests cake_details cake_cutting

We can’t thank you enough for all your help with our wedding. I can’t tell you how many compliments we got on the weekend, especially how smooth everything went. There is NO WAY we could have done it without you! ~ Julie

Wedding Planner – Pink Blossom Events
Photographer – Lucas Mobley Photography Inc.
Venue – UW Center For Urban Horticulture
Caterer – FareStart
Klezmer Band – Seattle Klezmer
DJ – Affairs To Remember DJ Entertainment 
Floral – Designs by Courtney
Videography – Lorbaniah Cameography LLC
Bakery – BAKED
Bagpiper – Family
Rabbi – Rabbi David Stern
Hair & Makeup – Salon Maison
Rentals & Tenting – CORT Party Rental
Draping – Prop Gallery Events
Paper Goods – Valerie’s Invites
Transportation – Shuttle Express
Childcare – Best Sitters, Inc.

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Michelle & Pat, Rosario Resort & Spa Wedding, Orcas Island

The San Juan Islands hold a special place in our heart as we grew up camping on the Islands during the summer months and each time we head up to the Islands for a wedding we are already giddy with joy! Last summer Pat and Michelle were married at Rosario Resort & Spa on Orcas Island and we couldn’t have been more grateful for all the natural beauty around including the views from the ceremony overlooking Cascade Bay and the surrounding islands. Our favorite part of the wedding had to have been during toasts as Pat’s Best Man and Michelle’s Parents had as rolling with laughter and shedding a few tears. Photos by Liz Lui Photography.

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“Hi BreeAnn,  I love working with you and happen to know that Rosario loves working with you as well.” ~ Cindy,  owner of Nest

Vendors
Wedding Planner – Pink Blossom Events
Photographer – Liz Lui Photography
Venue & Catering – Rosario Resort & Spa
Florist – Nest
Musicians – Tre Voci
DJ – Bruce Pavitt
Draping & Lanterns – Prop Gallery Events 
Paper Goods – Paper Fling
Video – First Person Pictures
Hair – Hair and Makeup by Laurel 
Makeup – Patti Wilmot

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Jordan & Sierra, Chateau Lill Wedding, Woodinville, WA

We love fabulous wedding images and Sierra and Jordan’s Chateau Lill Wedding images from Alexandra Knight Photography did not disappoint! A stunning color palette and floral, paired with the rustic garden venue, made for one beautiful wedding day! As guests arrived for the ceremony the sounds of Yo-Yo Ma filled the gardens which featured wine barrels adorned with lanterns and floral wreaths. After the I Do’s, guests enjoyed cocktail hour by the pond, until the clouds opened in true Seattle style, encouraging guests to proceed to the reception tent by the Chateau. Long guest tables were decorated with long garlands and candles. To pull in the winery, escort cards were secured with a collection of wine corks. Following a full buffet dinner featuring short ribs and mahi mahi, toasts by friends and family, cake-cutting and first dances, guests filled the dance floor as hit the stage.   One of our favorite pieces of Sierra and Jordan’s wedding day included their desire to give back; from the blankets for their guests to use throughout the night that were later donated to the homeless to notes letting guests know that in lieu of favors, the couple had donated to Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Photos by Alexandra Knight Photography. invitations   delille_cellars   getting_ready bride_getting_ready bridal_portraits bridal_portraits bridal_portraits bridesmaids_with_bouquets bridal_party bridal_party wedding_family_portraits   vines_and_alpacas   ceremony_details wedding_processionals wedding_ceremony wedding_ceremony reception_details reception_details_tables reception_details_place_settings wedding_menu wedding_cake_and_desserts wedding_dances wedding_dances live_wedding_band dancing live_wedding_band

Congratulations Sierra & Jordan! 

Wedding Planner – Pink Blossom Events
Photographer – Alexandra Knight Photography
Venue – Chateau Lill
Florist – Bloom by Tara
Caterer – Alexa’s Cafe
Bakery – Baked Custom Cakes
DJ – Otto-Matic Mobile Music
Live Music – The Nines
Hair & Makeup – Salon Maison Bridal Beauty & Style Bar
Rentals – Royal Restrooms of WA
Transportation – Shuttle Express

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Snohomish Wedding Tour, Jardin del Sol, Garden Venue

This spring we are finalizing details for the Snohomish Wedding Tour and we can’t help but look back at all the pretty captured by Jenny GG Photography from last year’s tour where we featured a Garden Romance inspired theme. Lush greens, ivory, white and a soft peach floral, paired with cement accents, set the tone for one fantastic day! Our favorite touches included a flower petal guestbook for guests to sign, a cement planter turned into a card container as well as the popcorn display! welcome_sign_and_rack_cards brides_room bouquets_boutineers cards_guestbook   arbor_details   path_to_ceremony_site champagne_flutes ceremony_site_jardin_del_sol ceremony_site_details wood_pergola beverage_hutch popcorn_display bar_with_bartender cheese_nut_platter corn_hole fire_pit_blue_glass tented_reception_site tented_reception_site tented_reception_site table_plate_details       desert_table   macarons_Croquembouche table_details table_details table_details table_details bird_bath_with_flowers

Wedding Planner & Designer – Pink Blossom Events
Venue – Jardin del Sol Garden
Photographer – Jenny GG Photography
Florist – Fena Flowers
Catering – Barking Frog Mobile Kitchen
Baker – Blue Box Bakery
Rentals – CORT Party Rental & Seattle Farm Tables
Paper Goods – The Paper’s Edge
DJ – DA Productions
Bartending – Seattle Bartending Co.

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Woodmark Hotel & Spa Wedding ~ Tanner & Tiffany ~ Kirkland, WA

Tanner and Tiffany’s love story begin while they were both studying abroad in Rome, Italy.  They remained in contact as friends as they both returned stateside until Tanner decided to take a job with Amazon and move to the Seattle area in 2013 and they began dating. Tanner proposed in Maui January 2016 as both of their families were together. This past May they wed at The Woodmark Hotel on the shores of Lake Washington with friends and family in tow! Photos by Azzura Photography.

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Wedding Coordinator – Pink Blossom Events
Photographer – Azzura Photography
Venue & Catering – Woodmark Hotel & Spa
Hair & Makeup – Salon Maison Bridal Beauty & Style Bar
Floral – Fena Flowers
Signage – Letters by Ellen
Cake – Sweet Cakes Kirkland
DJ – DJ Jonathan Batingan

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Julie & Michael ~ 25th Anniversary Party ~ Canlis, Seattle

Julie and Michael had always dreamed of hosting their friends and family to an elegant dinner. When they began planning their 25th anniversary they chose Canlis as it was not only one of their favorite restaurants but also a location that their friends and family had never experienced. On a beautiful spring day Julie and Michael welcomed their guests to an intimate dinner featuring a photo booth, brightly colored floral arrangements, the sounds of one of Canlis’ favorite pianists, a dinner that left guests in awe and an anniversary cake that hit every sweet tooth! Our favorite part of the evening occurred after dinner as their family and friends joined together taking turns singing and playing music. Oh happy day!

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Event Planner – Pink Blossom Events

Venue & Catering – Canlis

Photographer – Barbie Hull Photography

Florist – Countryside Floral and Garden

Cake – Honey Crumb Cake Studio

Hair & Makeup – Salon Maison Bridal Beauty & Style Bar

Transportation – British Motor Coach

Paper Goods – Paper Passionista

Linens – Choice Linens

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Talia & Nick ~ Woodmark Hotel Wedding, Kirkland, WA

It may still be winter outside but the warm rays of the winter sun have us dreaming of spring romance! Talia and Nick’s Woodmark Hotel wedding was highlighted by the lush floral arrangements created by Flora Nova in various shades of reds and pinks.

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I can’t thank you enough for all your help! You are truly a god. ~ Lisa, Mother of the Bride

Wedding Coordinator – Pink Blossom Events
Photographer – Lynette Huffman Johnson Photographer and Swae Photography
Venue & Catering – Woodmark Hotel & Still Spa
Hair & Makeup – OffWhite Beauty Boutique
Floral – Flora Nova Design
Officiant – Rev. Mary Calhoun
DJ – Integral DJs
Rentals – CORT Party Rental
Ceremony Music – Seattle String Quartet
Wedding Cake – Family Member

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Welcome Gifts by Pink Blossom Events

Did you know in addition to planning services we also offer custom gifting options? 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! Photos by  Alante Photography

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Kristine & Curtis ~ Garden Wedding at Jardin del Sol Garden, Snohomish, Pink Blossom Events

Tonight we’re dreaming of summer love and looking back over one romantic garden wedding at Jardin del Sol captured by Alante Photography. Kristine and Curtis had a vision for their wedding and we were honored to be the planning and designing team making their dreams come to reality! Family and friends were the focus that warm summer day as they tied the knot. One of our favorite additions were the homemade pickles that Kristine spent countless hours in the kitchen crafting to ensure their guests left with something from their heart!

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…thank you so much for making our wedding the wonderful events it was. Everything went off without a hitch – to our knowledge – and we couldn’t have wished for a more perfect day. Many people have expressed how amazed they were with the smoothness of the day and how beautiful the decorations were. ~ Kristine & Curtis

Wedding Planner – Pink Blossom Events
Photographer – Alante Photography
Venue – Jardin del Sol Garden Wedding Venue
Caterer – Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes Catering and Events
Florist – Designs by Courtney- Wedding and Event Floral Design
DJ – Bugsie Productions Wedding
Cake – The CakeWalk Shop
Rentals – CORT Party Rental & Creative Coverings
Hair & Makeup – Salon Maison Bridal Beauty & Style Bar

Celebration of Life ~ Bravern Signature Residences, Bellevue

As an event planner the greatest accomplishment is creating an event that truly speaks to your client and leaves a long lasting memory for both the guests and the host. When I received a call from Kathy she had recently lost her husband and was not sure she wanted a Celebration of Life but knew that this was something she needed to do for their family, friends and colleagues as they were asking for closure. With less than two months of lead time, a lot for a Celebration of Life, and knowing he was a sharp dresser, a seeker of fine shoes and nice ties and enjoyed a good scotch I set forth planning a Celebration of Life that would allow eighty five loved ones a chance to celebrate his life and enjoy a night of only the finest as that is what Steve would have wanted!

As the night came to an end one could not have found a better way to pay tribute. From the shoe shine station to ensure guests left with a better pair of shoes to bars featuring his private collection of single scotch malt whiskey served by an man in a kilt to a menu showcasing his favorite foods and not to mentioned a display of his prized shoes asking; Cinderfella if the shoe fits, wear it home. Not a detail was missed.

As the planner of this celebration I took pride in knowing that I had done my absolute best to honor a man that I had never met in person. When I first met with my client, there were no plans beyond a venue, a date and a desired caterer and she trusted me to become the guidance and vision she needed to pull off this event. Through planning with his wife and speaking with his treasured friends and family I couldn’t help but feel that I knew him in every sense and showcased a life that most only dream of fulfilling.

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…I simply have no words!  …I will gush in a much more professional manner when I’ve had some sleep.  It was truly the nicest, loveliest, beautiful, and meaningful party I have ever been to.  The feedback from attendees and vendors was so positive.  You have done a superb job and Ravan represented you and your company to the highest degree.  ~ Kathy

Event Planner & Designer – Pink Blossom Events 
Photographer – Katie Parra Photography 
Venue – The Bravern Signature Residences
Caterer – Amato Catering
Bartender – Shake Bartenders
Floral – Aria Style
Linens – BBJ Linen
Rentals – Pedersen’s Event Rentals & Glassybaby
Dessert – The SweetSide
Paper Goods – Paper Fling
Audio & Visual – Blue Danube Productions
Shoe Shine – Old Style Shoe Shine & Events Co.
Video Messages – Lorbaniah Cameography LLC
Favors – Wine: DeLILLE CELLARS & Macarons: Lady Yum