Weddings In Woodinville ~ January 2015

Soon after I was asked to participate in this year’s Weddings In Woodinville I awoke one morning to find the most amazing sunrise outside my window and I knew that I had picked the theme! Growing up I could see the sun coming up out my bedroom window and those cold frosty winter mornings often produced the most vivid sunrises full of pinks, coral and oranges. Every winter I look forward to those mornings as you know that sunrise will bring one memorable day! As I awoke the morning of the show and drove into Woodinville the sunrise proved to be just as incredible as I had hoped it would be that day lending itself to a fantastic show this past January.

Columbia Winery was transformed the day of the show from the bright floral arrangements complete with hues of pink, coral and oranges and snow covered branches and evergreens from Fena Flowers to the linens and furniture from ABC Rentals by Court and Prop Gallery, a Winter Sunrise was born! WIW_1

As guests entered Columbia Winery they were directed by signage featuring a stunning watercolor sunrise and were led to the Columbia Room. Passing through the foyer guests couldn’t help but touch the snow covered table that greeted guests as they were about the enter the room. Once inside a custom guest book canvas complete with a caricature of the bride and groom was featured.

WIW_2 WIW_3 The Columbia Room was split into both a Lounge Area and Reception Area. The Lounge featured jewelry, a Vodka Bar sponsored by New Amsterdam Vodka and a photo booth by Rick + Anna Photography. On the other side of the room the white dance floor became the focal point of the room as a four post structure outlined the dance floor. The dance floor structure featured a snow frosted cedar garland and floral arrangements all supported by birch and snow covered twigs covered bases. Surrounding the dance floor was a dessert bar, reception tables featuring snow filled place settings and rock candy favors as well as a wine bar and buffet by John Howie Catering. Music throughout was provided by Bugsie Productions.

WIW_5 WIW_6 WIW_7 WIW_9 Outside as the sounds of Smooth Groove played, a ceremony was featured underneath the tent. Mirroring the dance floor structure a chuppah inspired structure covered in lush floral, frosted greens, birch branches and sparkly snow covered twigs centered the room. A table for signing the marriage license during the ceremony stood underneath the ceremony structure. Glass cylinders filled with snow and suspended carnation balls added a touch of winter beauty to the ceremony seating.

WIW_8 Guests left Columbia Winery with ideas that would transform their upcoming wedding whether they were marrying in winter or summer.

Wedding Planner & Designer – Pink Blossom Events

Photographer – Rick+Anna Photography

Venue & Wine – Columbia Winery

Florist – Fena Flowers

Rentals & Lounge Furniture – ABC Special Event Rentals

Draping & Lit Bar – Prop Gallery Events

Paper Goods – “Paper Passionista” – Invitations & Stationery

Water Color Signage & Guestbook – Art Bistrot

Desserts – Hey-Sweets

Caterer – John Howie Restaurants Catering

DJ – Bugsie Productions

Lighting – Chris Graves Music

Live Music – Smooth Groove Productions

Wedding Officiant – Rev. Mary Calhoun, Wedding Officiant

Hotel – HYATT house Seattle/Redmond

Jewelry – Marci Jewelry

Live Artist – Sam Day – Wedding Painter

Videographer – Pixel Dust Weddings

Vodka – New Amsterdam Spirits

Steven & Jessica ~ September 2014

As kids head back to school this week and the official end to summer (aka Labor Day Weekend) has passed, we look forward to a full season of fall weddings ahead! One of our favorites from last year was Steven and Jessica’s fall inspired Melrose Market Studios wedding. We were honored to plan their dream wedding complete with a dessert bar themed after their three dogs waffle, oreo and sprinkles! Photos by MKippen Photography.

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Spectacularly flawless. After I proposed 13 months ago, I immediately started looking at wedding planners on Yelp. I contacted three. Of the two that got back to me, I was seriously impressed by how organized, professional, and prepared BreeAnn was at our initial meeting. My (now) wife and I had no idea what we wanted out of a wedding, just that it should be in September and that we had vague ideas involving our dogs. BreeAnn was reassuring, though, and put us at-ease immediately; we made a decision within a day and she got to work right away. If I recall correctly, she had started sending us venue recommendations before she’d even received our first payment!

I don’t think a single vendor she recommended was a miss. She had a different DJ in mind than those preferred by the venue we picked out – we’re glad we met with him, because he was easily the second best vendor we hired. In fact, the only time we went “off menu” was for the bride’s hair/makeup, and I think we regretted it.

BreeAnn was very responsive, kept detailed notes of every interaction we had (both with her and with venues), and was also very flexible in working with our schedules. To echo other reviews, we heard from multiple vendors that they love to work with her, and I can understand why. We never even met with the florist – she had recommended one in Kirkland, which was a difficult trip for me. At that point I trusted her judgment enough to just let her handle it. Sure enough, the flowers were beautiful, delivery was handled without my involvement, just like everything else.

On wedding day this weekend she was a godsend, completely on top of everything so that we could just bask in a perfectly executed ceremony and reception. Sure, there were (very minor) hiccups, but she dealt with them immediately and I was not only able to enjoy my wedding, I even had the chance to eat a full dinner! When the dessert bar ran out of our macarons before we had a chance to have one, she even tracked one down for us. Many family and friends were praising her involvement today. I would highly recommend hiring BreeAnn for day-of coordination if you aren’t thinking of doing a full planning package, but really, I’d highly recommend that as well. We would not have been able to pull things off without her. ~ Steven

Wedding Planner – Pink Blossom Events

Photographer – MKippen Photography

Ceremony & Reception – Melrose Market Studios

Cocktail Hour – Still Liquor

Catering & Dessert – City Catering Company

Florist – Fena Flowers

DJ – Generation X Productions

Getting Ready Hotel – The Silver Cloud Hotel Seattle- Broadway

Transportation – Rare Form Limo

Rentals – AA Party Rentals

Post Wedding Brunch – Kaspars Catering & Special Events

Marc & Rick ~ September 2014

As we drove over the Hood Canal bride this weekend home from a wedding it brought us back to Marc and Rick’s wedding last September and one magical night aboard the Steamship Virginia V. The day started after departing Foss Waterway Seaport as we headed to Quartermaster Harbor where Marc and Rick said their I Do’s as they faced the town of Burton where Rick’s family vacationed every summer. After tying the knot we headed south to the Tacoma Narrows Bridge for some amazing views as we turned around underneath the bridge before heading back to Tacoma as the sun set making for one incredible first dance backdrop on the bow. With the party going strong a porpoise made it’s grand appearance alongside the steamship as it too celebrated by giving us one spectacular show! Thank you Marc and Rick for letting us be a part of your wedding day! Photos by Ryan Duclos Photography.

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Wedding Planner – Pink Blossom Events
Photographer – Ryan Duclos Photography
Venue – Steamship Virginia V – National Historic Landmark Vessel
Caterer – Ray’s Boathouse, Cafe & Catering
Floral – Blitz & Co Florist
DJ – Wave Link Music
Paper Goods – Paper Fling

Lydia & Andrew ~ July 26, 2014

As the rain continues to fall today we look back a year ago today when Lydia and Andrew tied the knot and celebrated at Axis Pioneer Square.  (This Seattleite is clearly excited to have rain after being in the midst of one of the hottest and driest summers in recent memory. Hint – Seattle hasn’t had measurable rain since June 28 and hasn’t had significant rain since June 1. The last time it rained on a weekend? April 25.) We were honored to help plan and design their wedding as it truly was one of our favorites from last summer. One memory that stands out was when we surprised Andrew with a visit from the Oregon Duck. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a grown men so excited that night. Happy Anniversary Lydia & Andrew! Photos by Melanie Duerkop Photography!

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You did an amazing job and made the wedding planning process so easy for me. People were always commenting that I seemed so relaxed!!! I was because of you and it turned out perfect. ~ Lydia

Wedding Planner – Pink Blossom Events
Photographer – Melanie Duerkopp Photography
Wedding Venue – AXIS Pioneer Square
Hair & Makeup – Salon Maison
Videographer – Lorbaniah Cameography 
Hotel – Alexis Hotel (getting ready location, bridal party transport and wedding guest valet parking)
Guest Transportation – Shuttle Express
DJ – Ryan of Sounds Unlimited
Groom’s Cookies – Grand Central Bakery
Wedding Cake, Dessert Bar & Groom’s Cake – Tallant House, Fine Sweets & Other Eats
Catering – Ravishing Radish Catering
Florist – Laurel’s Floral Décor
Invite & Paper Goods – Valerie’s Invites
Ceremony Music – Puget Sound Strings
Linens – Creative Coverings, Inc.
Rentals – ABC Special Event Rentals by CORT

Hi BreeAnn, Thanks for all your help on Saturday! It was one of the prettiest weddings ever and you did an amazing job making Axis look so beautiful. We look forward to working with you again soon, BreeAnn! CHEERS ~  Lisbet Mielke, Owner of Ravishing Radish Catering

Chris’s 30th Birthday Party

Having recently moved to Seattle and in the midst of remodeling a newly purchased home (hence the hardhats), Kacey reached out to Pink Blossom Events to help throw her husband Chris one memorable party for family and friends. The afternoon of the party guests boarded the Yachta Yachta in South Lake Union for cocktails and appetizers on Lake Union making a perfect setting to show off their city to friends and family. After a spin on the lake guests headed up to Queen Anne where they dined on a gourmet meal by City Catering Company and sipped on cocktails mixed by their favorite downtown bar on the lawn of their new home. We must say, we wish our 30th Birthday could have mirrored this one!

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BreeAnn – Thank you for helping me to throw Chris a wonderful 30th Birthday Party. It certainly wouldn’t have been as fabulous if you weren’t at the helm. Looking forward to working with you in the future! All the best, Kacey

Event Planning & Design – Pink Blossom Events
Photographer – Katie Parra Photography
Lake Union Cocktail Hour – Yachta Yachta
Dinner – Private Residence
Catering – City Catering Company
Dinner Bar Service – E. Smith Mercantile
Floral – July Floral Design
Rentals – Vintage Ambiance, AA Party Rentals, Seattle Farm Tables and Creative Coverings, Inc.
Transportation – Rare Form Limousine
Invite & Day of Paper Goods – Chic Ink
Custom Napkins – Valerie’s Invites – Paper Creations for Special Events

Bob & Weston ~ July 5, 2014

As we head into the Holiday weekend we are reminiscing about all the great memories and fabulous food from Bob & Weston’s IslandWood Wedding. Thank you to Theilen Photography for capturing all the love, laughter and memorable moments from their wedding day! Happy Anniversary Bob & Weston!

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Thank you for everything you did to make Weston & Bob’s wedding so wonderful. It was magical and perfect, and everything the kids envisioned.  ~ Laurie, Mother of the Bride

Wedding Planner – Pink Blossom Events

Photography – Theilen Photography

Venue & Catering – IslandWood

Live Music: Ceremony & Cocktail Hour – Tracie Marsh Band

DJ: Dinner & Dancing – Let’s Dance DJ

Live Band: Dancing – Soul Siren

Lighting & Ceiling Treatment – Prop Gallery Events

Hair & Makeup – OffWhite Makeup & Hair

Ceremony Benches & Dishes – Seattle Farm Tables

Rentals – Pedersen’s Event Rentals

Wedding Cake – Sweets & Savories

Floral – Valley Nursery

I can’t believe our big day has come and gone! It was absolutely amazing from start to finish. We most definitely could not have done it without you! Everyone keeps calling us and emailing us saying how wonderful the wedding was and saying how it’s the best one they ever attended, Bob and I agree! We were so Lucky to have you behind the scenes making sure everything went according to plan, thank you!  Thanks so much for making our day wonderful! ~  Love,  Weston and Bob

Jenny & Ryan ~ September 20, 2014

Jenny and Ryan had dreamed of spending a long weekend celebrating with their friends and family so when they came across Flying Horseshoe Ranch in Cle Elum they knew it was the perfect place for their Mexican Fiesta inspired wedding weekend! We loved all the details including the Mexican flags that acted as both a backdrop for their ceremony as well as décor for their table centerpieces. One of the guests favorite additions to the wedding were the shots of Tequila that were passed as guests were seated for dinner allowing everyone to take one celebratory shot of Tequila together! We invite you to follow along their wedding day with photos by Erin Schedler Photography.

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Wedding Planner- Pink Blossom Events
Photographer – Erin Schedler Photography
Venue – Flying Horseshoe Guest Ranch
Caterer – Twelve Baskets Catering
Bar Service – Kate’s Pub
Rentals – AA Party Rentals
Farm Tables – Seattle Farm Tables
DJ – Absolute Karaoke Entertainment
Officiant – Diana Lynne Chapman
Cupcakes – Stuffed Cakes

Woodinville Lavender Farm Dinner

This morning we am reminded once again at the generosity of our community. This past July Pink Blossom Events helped design and execute a Farm Dinner at Woodinville Lavender benefiting Farms for Life catered by Kaspars Special Events & Catering and I am once again amazed at the power of our fellow neighbors. Thank you Katie Parra Photography for capturing all the beauty that day including the food, community and the stunning fields of lavender. Cheers to a successful fundraising event!

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I have worked on a variety of events with BreeAnn and I am always impressed with her creativity and organization.  Her attention to detail brings together all the pieces by knowing every aspect of the event including production provided by other vendors.  By working with all those involved, she makes sure every element is presented perfectly creating a seamless event.   I am always in awe how she is able to make each event unique and truly expresses the client’s personality.  I truly enjoy working with BreeAnn and look forward to being inspired by each event.   Marie Louderback – Kaspars Special Events and Catering

Event Designer & Planner – Pink Blossom Events
Photographer – Katie Parra Photography
Venue – Woodinville Lavender
Florist – Fena Flowers
Rentals – AA Party Rentals by Cort & Seattle Farm Tables
Caterer – Kaspars Special Events & Catering
Paper Goods – La Happy
Liquor – Blue Water Organic Distilling
Wine – Brian Carter Cellars
Produce – The Root Connection Farm
Guitarist – Brian Lee of Brian Lee & the Orbiters
Benefiting Charity – Farms for Life

Jennings & John ~ September 27, 2014

We were honored to be a part of Jennings & John’s September 27, 2014 wedding last fall at St. Joseph Parish Capital Hill followed by a reception later that evening at Olympic Sculpture Park. It was a beautiful celebration complete with gorgeous floral by Floret Flower Farm and personal touches including the cake that paid tribute to some of their most treasured cities. One of our favorite touches was the surprise accordion player hired by the bride’s brother who meandered through the dinner tables as guests dined. Photos by Photo Elan.

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Thank you for everything — I  want to be sure you know, BreeAnn, that John and I are often saying how glad we are we hired you and that you are on our team. I’m getting quite excited and know we couldn’t do this without you! Thank you!  Jennings

Wedding Planner – Pink Blossom Events

Photographer – Photo Elan

Church – St. Joseph Parish Capital Hill

Reception Venue – Olympic Sculpture Park

Caterer – TASTE Restaurant and Events

Cake – Hoffman’s Fine Cakes & Pastries

Floral – Floret Flower Farm

Day of Paper Goods – Paper Fling

Hair & Makeup – Salon Maison

DJ – Integral DJs

Transportation – British Motor Coach

Videographer – Bogle Productions

Photo Booth – 321 FOTO | photo booth rentals

Bridal Gown – The Dress Theory

Bridesmaids Dresses – Vera Wang

Groom & Groomsmen – Mens Warehouse

Rehearsal Dinner – AQUA by El Gaucho

Wedding Night Hotel – Four Seasons Hotel Seattle

Woodinville Lavender Inspiration Shoot

As the calendar nears July and the peak of summer lavender season we look back at last year’s bridal shoot at Woodinville Lavender dreamed up by Pink Blossom Events and Katie Parra Photography. As the sun set over the fields of Woodinville Lavender that early July evening the beauty of the area became the backdrop for one stunning inspiration shoot!

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Event Design/Coordination: Pink Blossom Events
Photographer/Art Director: Katie Parra Photography
Venue: Woodinville Lavender
Floral: Fena Flowers
Rentals: AA Party Rentals by Cort
Paper Goods: la Happy
Wedding Cake: Hey-Sweets!
Rose Gold Wedding Rings & Jewelry: Green Lake Jewelry Works
Models: Molly & Josh Jackson
Gown and Veil: Laineemeg Bridal
Hair & Makeup: Salon Maison
Farm Tables: Seattle Farm Tables
Puppies: Retriever – Basil and Lab – Wilfred