Posts Categorized: Celebration

Raeven’s Drive By Graduation Parade & Celebratory Family Dinner

With the COVID-19 Pandemic altering the end of the 2019-2020 school year our hearts go out to all of the seniors whose Graduation plans were put to the ultimate test. While Graduations and the Celebrations surrounding them may look a bit different, we know that with a bit of creativity and flexibility it can be a milestone celebration never to forget! Raeven’s drive by Graduation Parade and Celebratory Family Dinner was the perfect mix of family, friends, puns on quarantine, social distancing and merriment! A modern black and white theme set the stage at Chateau Lill as a well deserving Graduate was honored. Classmates, friends and family celebrated Raeven with a drive by parade complete with favors and a yearbook signing. Following the parade her family was able to come together to celebrate her Graduation from Cedarcrest High School and enjoy an intimate dinner before she heads off to UW for College this fall.

Congratulations Raeven! Class of 2020!

Event Planner & Design: Pink Blossom Events
Venue: Chateau Lill
Photography: Jennifer Tai Photo Artistry
Balloon Installations: Confetë Party
Stationery: Sablewood Paper Company
Rentals: CORT Party Rental
Catering: A Platinum Event
Floral: Fena Flowers
Cake & Macaron Favors: Honey Crumb Cake Studio
Vintage Vehicles: British Motor Coach
Graduation Gifts & Guest Favors: Welcome Gifts by Pink Blossom Events
Custom Wine Tote, Coffee Tumbler, Grad Keychain and Hand Sanitizer: Pomp & Revel
Hashtag & 2020 Graduation Wood Signs: AR Workshop Mill Creek

Post Pandemic Party!

Post Pandemic Party

While the Pandemic isn’t over our Quarantine at Home is! Time to Celebrate our Freedom from Quarantine!

You’re Invited to a Post Pandemic Party!

As we Celebrate the 4th of July, we are mixing in a few other holidays our family missed together during Quarantine. An Easter Egg Hunt, Birthday Cake for Johny, a Toast to all the Mom’s and Dad’s and High School Graduation Wishes to Sarah!

Event Planner & Designer – Pink Blossom Events
Photography – Joanna Monger Photography
Venue – Twin Willow Gardens
Rentals – CORT Party Rental
Floral – Fena Flowers
Lawn Games – Off The Block Games
Stationery – Paper Fling
Custom Favors, Cake Topper & Hand Sanitizer Label – Pomp & Revel
Custom Cookies & Cake – Honey Crumb Cake Studio

Warren’s Celebration of Life

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I am often asked by clients what I love best about my job and frankly it is the community I’ve built over the years I’ve owned Pink Blossom Events. This community is made up of my “competition” and colleagues I work with daily. They are good friends whom have become my extended family. My community is there for advice, to hold me accountable for my services, to share stories with (we have some good ones!), as well as the ones we lean on when life brings the unexpected.
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This July it will be two years since my dad passed away, in the heart of summer wedding and event season. It’s hard to believe nearly two years have passed as often it feels like just yesterday. As I reflect back upon the time I am filled with an overwhelming sense of gratitude for this community.

My community sent flowers, cards and their sympathies. They checked in to see how they could help. My “competition” offered to step in on my events, not worried about their full schedules.
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That summer we had my Dad’s Celebration of Life and because of this community my Dad received the Celebration of Life he deserved. You see, he loved a good party!
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Jardin del Sol Garden Wedding Venue was a sea of Crimson and Gray (Go Cougs!), and of course some rogue Husky fans. We served Corona as that was his beer of choice. We chose azaleas for the centerpieces as he loved seeing the azaleas in my mom’s gardens in full bloom the most as it reminded him of the Masters Tournament at Augusta. We played the playlist he had created for his 60th Birthday Party just a few months prior, as it was the perfect playlist for a good time. We served German Chocolate Cake as that was his favorite. Friends, family and his colleagues spoke about the impact he had on their lives and the community around him. You see his community was everything and he too had touched so many.

My family and I are forever grateful to all of those who helped us pull off his Celebration of Life.

Venue: Jardin del Sol Garden Wedding Venue
Photographer: Barbie Hull Photography
Azaleas: Fena Flowers
Catering Mother/Daughter Duo ~ Linda & Andrea Harrison (yes, Pink Blossom Events own!)
Music and PA System: Bugsie Productions
Bartender Extraordinaire: Clutch Events
Paper Goods: Valerie’s Invites – Paper Creations for Special Events
Rental Support: New Creations Wedding Design and Coordination
Rentals: CORT Party Rental

COVID-19 Blog Series: How to Keep Your Vendor Team with a Smaller Wedding

Seattle Wedding Planners Pink Blossom Events, Clutch Events, Perfectly Posh Events and New Creations Wedding Design & Coordination have teamed up to bring you a 4-Part Blog Series covering COVID-19 and planning your wedding during these unprecedented times. Today, the gals over at Perfectly Posh Events are sharing some ideas to keep your vendor team with a smaller wedding.

We know the entire wedding landscape has either come to a swift halt or will need to be recalibrated to operate in the temporary “normal” we are all trying to navigate. This is especially true for couples who have finished planning their wedding and are just waiting to enjoy their big day. Couples are left wondering, “What next? Where do we go from here? What about all the contracts we’ve signed with our team of vendors?” For some, the best choice is to postpone their wedding and try to move as many of their vendors to that new date. Others may carry on for various reasons, but their wedding may look different than what they had hoped, and it might be significantly smaller than what they had originally planned. Regardless of your decision, keeping your vendor team intact will make Plan B that much easier. Your thought out plans will still be able to have the same aesthetic and vibe. Plus keeping your vendor team will likely be helping in keeping a small local business afloat during these uncertain times.

If you have chosen to downsize your wedding, before you cancel or reduce services with a vendor that you think no longer applies to your special day, try speaking to your vendor and ask them if they can be flexible and creative in their offerings to you. While it may not seem practical to have them provide what you paid for originally, there are creative options that may make more sense for a smaller wedding scenario that could come close to the original amount that you booked the vendor for. Let’s get creative & have conversations before asking for refunds – you might find that in the end you are able to create a very memorable and meaningful celebration for your nearest and dearest!

Here’s a few examples of how you can get creative with keeping your vendor team if you change to a small wedding due to COVID-19:

Photographer: You’ve booked your photographer for 8 hours of wedding coverage. However, you’ve decided to elope with just doing a ceremony this year – so having 8 hours of coverage isn’t really necessary now. Consider asking your photographer if they’d be open to splitting their package to provide 4-6 hours of wedding coverage and allow a 2-4-hour credit further down the road, for an anniversary shoot, a holiday card shoot, family session or a baby announcement, you name it! Just be sure to not expect the additional shoot be to scheduled on a weekend – with a limited number of weekends available each year the photographer likely will not be able to reserve time on two weekend dates with a split package.

Videographer: In that same vein, the same may be true with your videographer! Typically, they offer similar hourly structuring as their photographer counterparts. So the same approach to reducing or splitting hours may be an option to run by them!

We’re also hearing of some of our videographer friends including a longer video edit of the hours they could not use on the wedding day, in hopes it brings more value to the couples’ memory log. From there, you can share that video with guests that couldn’t make it!

Hair & Makeup: Having a smaller wedding might mean that you have decided to not have a wedding party, so you may have a few empty slots in your hair & makeup booking. Consider passing on those time slots to your immediate family who will be attending the wedding and treat them to a pampering! If this doesn’t make sense to your situation, it might also be worth asking your stylist if there’s an option to rollover the surplus of services as a credit towards another event in the future, such as a special work function, a wedding or baby shower, a family photo shoot, etc.

Music & Entertainment: You hired a string quartet to play for your ceremony. If it feels weird to have a string quartet while you walk down a much smaller aisle with less guests in attendance, consider asking them to play during your intimate dinner after the ceremony. Live music during dinner really elevates the dining experience for guests! The same goes for reception music! If you hired a band to play for the dancing portion of the reception, consider asking them what creative suggestions they can offer to enhance your guest experience! Depending on how you feel, it might make sense to have them play throughout the remainder of the evening as well.

Our DJ friends over at Bamboo Beats provided the following suggestion for keeping your DJ as part of the vendor line-up:

We have done many weddings that are less than 50 people and feel that music is an amazing way to create a calming and harmonious mood for the ceremony and dinner even if there may not be any dancing. 

We can provide music from very safe distances and in multiple locations, with only one person on-site if needed to keep your vendor count low. We will be providing safety protocols like safe distancing and using disposable covers for our microphones during the ceremony and speeches to keep everyone safe.

Just because you are having a smaller guest count, that doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t have a string quartet play at your ceremony or a DJ playing all evening. Pre-pandemic, we have planned many events that have had a DJ on hand. We also planned a wedding with 16 guests and the couple still opted to have a string quartet play during their ceremony. It was lovely and did not feel out of place at all!

[Photo Credit | Adrian Wangz Photography]

Caterer: With a smaller guest count, this sometimes means you can splurge a bit more and spoil your guests, because there just aren’t as many to accommodate. Many of our awesome caterers are willing to be flexible with their minimums, but if you’re having a hard time hitting their minimum still, ask your caterers for some creative options with the menu. Maybe an amuse bouche, mid-course palette cleanser or late-night snack!? Or, go big or go home, and look into a multi-coursed dining experience for your intimate guest list. Throw in a wine pairing, and you’ve got one of our favorite ways to celebrate – eating, drinking, and being married!

If you’ve hired a specialty food or beverage caterer, such as an espresso cart or a hot dog stand for a late night snack, you can consider using their service for another event or ask about reducing the guest count to hit their minimum. We have a wedding later this summer who downside to 20 guests and is using both the Espresso Elegance and Dante’s Inferno because they were so excited about it already, why take that away? We’ve also seen some couples donate these specialty food & beverage services to those who are working on the front lines – hospitals, food banks, grocery store workers, school lunch distributors, etc. If you are unable to use a service, donating it is a great way to give back with your wedding!

Dessert: You’ve ordered an army of desserts for a sweets bar for 150 people through your baker. But now your guest count is 20 people. Ask your baker to come up with some options that can get you close to the original value without having a ridiculous amount of dessert sitting out.

Some examples:

~Send each guest home with a midnight snack of desserts different than what was served at the wedding – maybe it’s a box of macarons, salted caramels, mini tarts, or a custom sugar cookie with your monogram. Package it up nicely with a silk ribbon and you’ll end the night on a sweet note for your guests!

~Raise the bar at your intimate reception and incorporate the desserts in your decor in a lavish way that you may not have been able to do before with a 150 person wedding. Those Pinterest ideas that you loved but couldn’t fit in the budget for a 150 person wedding? They suddenly are doable for a 30 person wedding! For example, you could have miniature individual cakes at each guests’ place setting with their name as the cake topper to serve as the place card – like this cake here by Honey Crumb Cake Studio and custom topper by Pomp & Revel

[Photo Credit | Kristen Honeycutt Photography]

~Want to include your friends & family who won’t be able to attend in person but will be watching the festivities virtually? Send your guests who are celebrating from afar a dessert box, cookie, or “cake cup” in the mail with a mini bottle of champagne and note telling them how much you care about them. Our friends over at Prive Events suggested this great idea!!

~If you can’t find a way to incorporate the dessert into your wedding day (there is only so much sugar that one can consume after-all) you can ask the baker if they would covert the remaining amount not spent on desserts to be credited towards a future purchase from the bakery. This could be used for an anniversary cake, a gender reveal cake if you have a baby, a birthday cake, and so much more!

Flowers: What are you going to do with enough flowers for 20 centerpieces if you only need enough for one long table that will seat 18 people? Similar to the dessert ideas above, you can first start by upgrading your design and doing the things that maybe you weren’t able to do when your floral budget was spread out over 20 centerpieces. Or you maybe able to have a small arrangement delivered to your local family members and friends who are unable to attend in-person. Or you can ask the florist for a credit towards future flower orders – Mother’s Day, birthdays, “thinking of you” flowers, future baby showers, monthly flower arrangement for your first year of marriage, etc.

Rentals: This is one of those variable costs that you can reduce easily if your guest count becomes suddenly much smaller. But, since you’re not needing to pay for 150 dinner forks and 150 dinner knives, consider upgrading your rentals for your smaller wedding that maybe you couldn’t afford when your guest count was larger. Get the fancy chair you wanted but couldn’t justify. Upgrade your table linens to a luxurious fabric or pattern. Add in those chargers you were eyeing! Ask your planner or reach out yourself to our amazing local rental companies (shout out to our amazing friends at CORT, Pedersen’s and Alexander for being so great!) and see all the pretty things that you could now bring into your wedding design on a smaller scale.

[Photo Credit | Kristen Honeycutt Photography]

We understand some things may not make sense to keep no matter how creative you get but consider asking if that service can be saved/credited for another event like a holiday party. Or you can ask about donating that service to a local charity who can use it for their annual fundraising event or other purpose. There are countless ways to be creative and generous!

We hope this has helped to spur some creative ideas for you! If you’re still unsure of how to utilize your vendor, please just open up the conversation with them. And if you have a wedding planner, they should be able to help you brainstorm some creative ideas as well! And thank you for considering keeping your vendor team – by continuing to pay your vendors you are helping a local small business and likely helping that vendor take care of their family during this very uncertain time for our industry.

Stay tuned for two more blog posts in this series next week:

~May 12th: Wedding Planning Tasks You Can Be Working on Now.

~May 14th: What Safety Measures You Need to Incorporate at Your 2020 Wedding.

And if you missed the first post on communicating to your wedding guests and vendors by the wonderful Megan from Clutch Events, check it out here.

Greg’s Celebration of Life

This February was bittersweet as we helped celebrate the life of a former Groom and client at Wisteria Hall, located within the Washington Park Arboretum. Working with his wife, we incorporated Greg’s love of the outdoors, fresh floral, his favorite colors of orange and blue and most importantly those who loved him most.

Greg was loving, generous, gentle and kind. He loved to treat his family to Hawaii, sandy beaches, and the mountains for skiing, hiking, snow-shoeing and snowball fights. Gratitude was his compass. He had a deep passion and respect for nature and the outdoors. Greg connected with people in need. He was profoundly aware of the world and politics. He could quote any piece of Shakespearean work. He loved to sing and dance. Favorite music artists: David Bowie and Stevie Wonder. A kid at heart, he enjoyed silly puns and jokes, waterslides, super-soakers, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches (peanut butter cups too), and a game of Monkey in the Middle. He was an avid gardener and never far from a fresh bouquet of flowers.

As guests arrived they wrote their favorite memories of Greg on a Memory Tree and were handed a seeded-paper program that could later be planted in the garden where wildflowers would soon grow. Tray passed peanut butter and jelly sandwiches were enjoyed.

Finding comfort in sharing stories of Greg, friends and family gathered around lounge furniture and tables covered in charcoal and navy linens as tears and laughter were shared. Lush floral arrangements filled the room in orange, blue, green and white floral.

Soon a buffet of savory and sweet items, including a few of Greg’s favorites, was open. At the end of the evening loved ones were sent home with evergreen seedlings that would be planted in his memory.

“Hi BreeAnn. I keep meaning to sit down and reply to your email and let you know how much I loved the celebration. It turned out so well. I really couldn’t have asked for it to go better. Your venue and your vendors were great, but someone had to have the ideas, put it all together to make it work and add all the special touches. I am so grateful for all you did and your expertise.  I shudder at the thought of how it would have turned out if I’d planned it myself. Thank you so much for making a very sad event so nice.” ~ April

Event Planner – Pink Blossom Events
Photography – The Fix Photo Group
Venue – Wisteria Hall at Graham Visitors Center, Washington Park Arboretum UW Botanic Gardens
Caterer – Cameron Catering
Floral – Flora Nova Design
Rentals – Pedersen’s Event Rentals & Vintage Ambiance
Stationery – Paper Fling

“Let Gratitude Be Your Compass”

Julie & Walter ~ Post Wedding Brunch

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Our favorite weddings to plan are those where we get to be a part of the entire wedding weekend. After Julie & Walter married one Friday night last July they treated there guests to a post wedding brunch in the park at Woodland Park. Food trucks, a balloon artist and lawn games were the perfect way to recharge after a late night. Later that evening friends and family met for one last hurrah as they boarded Argosy Cruises for a Sunset Cruise on Lake Union. Brunch photos by Lucas Mobley Photography park_setup people_in_line_for_food_cart guest_enjoying_skillet guest_enjoying_skillet lawn_games lawn_games lawn_games lawn_games lawn_games guests_at_brunch guests_at_brunch guests_at_brunch

Thank you for letting us be a part of all the wedding fun!

Event Planner – Pink Blossom Events
Photographer – Lucas Mobley Photography Inc.
Venue – Woodland Park Shelter 
Catering – Skillet & Galaxy Donuts
Balloon Artist – Balloon Designers

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Celebration of Life ~ Bravern Signature Residences, Bellevue

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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

Rich & Reena’s Birthday Party!

We love a glamorous birthday party and this birthday party we planned for Rich and Reena last spring hits the mark! Reena reached out to us two weeks before the date and requested a nice brunch birthday party for her and her husband who would be celebrating birthdays just days apart! With brunch on the menu we set out to make it a celebration to remember! From a bubbly bar to a lavish brunch display and the most gorgeous peony arrangements Rich and Reena’s birthday party was a dream! Photos by Katie Parra Photography. “Everything looked beautiful, and the coffee bar and balloons in particular were a big hit!” ~ Reena

Event Planner & Designer – Pink Blossom Events​
Photography – Katie Parra Photography
Catering & Dessert – City Catering Company​
Rentals – Vintage Ambiance​, Mariah Rainier Style​, CORT Party Rental​ & Creative Coverings​
Balloons – Balloon Designers
Florist – Floressence
Paper Goods – Valerie’s Invites​
Favors – Lady Yum​

Pink Blossom Events Celebrates 10 Years!

This November Pink Blossom Events celebrates 10 Years of business! Yes, we are asking the same thing, “Where has the time gone?” From weddings, both local and afar, to milestone birthdays and corporate celebrations we continue to be inspired by our clients, peers – many who have become good friends, as well as the wedding and event community. We have been blessed with a career that allows us to celebrate life’s grandest moments and has provided a lifetime of memories that we will forever treasure.

As the owner of Pink Blossom Events I took a chance and launched Pink Blossom Events in November of 2006, fresh out of college, with the goal of being the destination for wedding and event planning in the Northwest. I continue to ensure we are providing the best service possible and hope to continue to serve our clients for years to come! It takes a team of vendors and assistants to pull off event after event and I am continually grateful to all of those vendors who have made our events possible as well as those who have, and continue to be, a part of the Pink Blossom Events team!

While I spent the last few days going through Pink Blossom Events’ box of thank you cards from past clients I couldn’t help but think back to some of our most memorable events. To celebrate 10 Years of business, here are 10 of my favorite memories!

Kelley & Christy’s Oahu Wedding!
In September of 2010 we worked with Kelley and Christy planning their Oahu wedding. It was a special place for them as Kelley was currently living on the Island and Christy, who lived in Seattle, visited often and the Northshore became one of their favorite spots on the Island.  As over 80 guests from around the country had flown in during the week of their wedding they hosted a Welcome Dinner at Banzai Sushi Bar complete with local music and a traditional seven course Japanese dinner. From edamame to maki mono rolls and a finale of “Duke” cupcakes, a tribute to where the couple met, it was the perfect start to the wedding weekend!

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The next day, with the sounds of the ukulele, Christy and Kelley said their I Do’s at the LouLu Palm Estate with Sunset Beach as their backdrop. Wanting a laid back celebration, the evening featured Mai Tai’s, food stations filled with local produce and meats which to this day is still in the top three best wedding meals I’ve had and not to forget the newlyweds favorite chocolate haupia cream pie from Ted’s Bakery! Just when the party was in full swing and guests were dancing away, a wall of fire illuminated the back of the dance floor, surprising the newlyweds and their guests, as the Mother of the Groom and I had hired Hawaiian Fire Dancers to perform! Simply an unforgettable weekend in paradise! Photos by Benjamin DiCaprio. Click here for a full look at Christy & Kelly’s wedding day. 58739_441693878086_5785234_n

Carrie & Mike’s Epic Dance Party!
When we first met with Carrie and Mike to plan and design their Alderbrook Resort & Spa wedding we knew we were in for a good time! Having meet on Match.com they wanted to host a weekend celebration that included beautiful floral, their favorite charity the Kitsap Humane Society and a dance party that would keep their guests talking for years to come! Despite a rain cloud that decided to come in a few minutes before the ceremony forcing us to move the ceremony undercover at the last minute, we’d say their wedding was picture perfect and yes, their dance party was one for the record books as we couldn’t keep those two off the dance floor! It was an epic four hour dance party! Photo by Affinity Photography. Click here for a full look at Carrie & Mike’s wedding. 07-re-296

Kylie & Aaron’s Wedding
As a wedding and event planner we know that anything and everything can go wrong and in 2008 our skills were tested! From the Priest not showing up to the Catholic ceremony and the Deacon stepping in at the last minute as he raced, with dirt covered hands, to the church. To the cake that dropped and went from a three tiered cake to a two tired wedding cake and to the sudden windstorm that moved the waterfront cocktail hour inside a private home at the last minute. We problem solved and at the end of the night as cleanup was complete and the after party began we left the private residence watching the bride and groom laugh and celebrate with friends and family as if nothing but a perfect day ensued! Did we forget to mention that one of the portable toilets also clogged that night so we were the plumber? Again, we are never surprised!

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Two Words: Book Arch
In 2011 Cindy and Sam gave us the freedom to pull together their love of reading and a request that no real flowers be used. It was important that their wedding reflect all of the “geeky” things that brought them together including a lot of tongue-in-cheek humor and a few pop culture references. Working with their team of vendors we transformed Sodo Park into a book lover’s delight! From the book arch we designed (fabricated by Lola Creative) to centerpieces which featured paper flowers and vintage books collected by Cindy and Sam throughout their adventures together it was a bibliophile dream! Since their wedding day the Book Arch has been featured on countless online features and as Cindy mentioned, “Was more popular than they were on their 2012 wedding day!” Photo by Rubin Photography. Click here for a full recap of Sam and Cindy’s Big Day!

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Chris’s 30th Birthday Party
Having recently moved to Seattle and in the midst of remodeling a newly purchased home (hence the hardhats at dinner), Kacey reached out to Pink Blossom Events to help throw her husband Chris one unforgettable party with close family and friends. The party began as 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 loved ones from out of town. After a spin on the lake guests headed 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! Photo by Katie Parra Photography. Click here for a full look at Chris’s Birthday Party! 0139

Mark & Rick’s Wedding
In 2014 we spent one magical night aboard the Steamship Virginia V as we celebrated Marc and Rick! Departing Foss Waterway Seaport in Tacoma the Steamship Virginia V made it’s way to Quartermaster Harbor off Vashon Island 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 incredible sights along the way! We turned around under the bridge and headed 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 its grand appearance alongside the steamship as it gave us one spectacular show! This wedding also has a special place in our heart as this was our last wedding with Brian Dale of Wave Link Music who suddenly passed in 2015. A true industry leader and inspiring human we dearly miss. Photo by Ryan Duclos Photography. Click here for a full look at this wedding. 10931303_10152693939758087_815954392510699370_n

Mark & Jennifer’s Downton Abbey Wedding
Forty eight hours before Mark & Jennifer’s wedding last October we were given notice that their venue was temporarily closed. With a little luck and a lot of last minute planning and adjustments, The Rainier Club, opened their doors and one epic Downton Abbey Themed Wedding was held complete with Carson the Butler, tableside tea service, a delicious dinner and stunning floral filling the venue. As a planner I’ve seen it all but that by far tops the number one wedding emergency/story and reason to hire a wedding planner I can think of! Photo by Azzura Photography. Click here to view this entire wedding. Rainier Club Wedding by Pink Blossom Events

Harvest Party at The Barn
We love a good themed party! After moving into their new office building it was time to open the doors and showcase Eberle Vivian’s new space! With fall in mind and an office building fit for the theme, we knew exactly what this event needed! Bringing in straw bales, pumpkins, leaves and fall floral we turned “The Barn” into a Fall Harvest Party! Inside, an interactive risotto bar, passed appetizers and a bar along with an amazing dessert bar gave guests plenty to nibble on. Outside, kettle corn was popping and a Master Pumpkin Sculptor carved pumpkins as guests mingled about the new office building! With custom mugs and a bag of freshly popped Kettle Corn in hand, guests headed home after a great evening at “The Barn.” Click here to view this entire event. 20121003-bg-046

Go Ducks!
In 2014 we worked with Lydia and Andrew planning their Axis Pioneer Square wedding and as a surprise to the Groom, who was a huge Oregon Ducks fan, his mom hired the Oregon Duck Mascot to attend their wedding. With dancing underway we cued the music and the Oregon Duck dancing his way onto the dance floor leaving not only the groom, but his father as well, speechless and jumping with joy! I don’t think I’ve ever seen two gown men so excited before that night! Photo by Melanie Duerkopp. Click here for a full recap of Lydia and Andrew’s wedding. %c2%acmduerkopp_lydiaandrew-254

Antler & Horseshoe Wedding!
With Julie’s love of horses and Chad’s passion for hunting and taxidermy, it was only fitting that antlers and horseshoes was the theme of their big day! Not missing any detail they put on one killer party in July of 2015 at their barn complete with cinnamon apple moonshine, a hot dog roast using propane grills built by the father of the groom, dueling pianos, a slushy airstream trailer bar and a dessert trailer stocked with mini pies and soft serve ice cream. It was a unique wedding that guests, and vendors, will be talking about for years! Photo by Barbie Hull Photography. Click here to view Julie & Chad’s entire wedding day. 150711_0733georgell

There are soo many more we could share! From the Father of the Bride’s toast which brought us to tears after he admitted that after all these years he had changed his stance on Gay Marriage when he saw how truly happy his daughter was for the first time after she met her wife; to the time we created a “Best in Show” dog themed birthday party and to the countless injuries that have occurred the day or two before a big event (ie. Bride brakes ankle, Mother of the Bride’s front tooth is chipped…). We may need to schedule a happy hour or coffee date to share them all!

At every event we continue to learn, are reminded just how much we love our job and are still surprised at what really can go wrong! We think we’ve seen it all, until “that” happens…

Here’s To Another Ten!

BreeAnn Gale
Pink Blossom Events Founder & Lead Event Planner
turning the expected into something unique

Happy Hour by Pink Blossom Events!

Looking for something to spice up the day to day office grind? Look no further than Happy Hour by Pink Blossom Events! Monthly or quarterly; offsite or onsite; we tailor our events to fit your needs ensuring an interactive event to keep the office buzzing with excitement. While your employees may not realize it, these happy hour events will have your team collaborating and communicating better than ever back at the office! PinkBlossomEventsHappyHourOneSheet