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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

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 

Alycia & Bobby’s JM Cellars October Wedding

“There is no season in all the year so beautiful, so radiant with glory, as Autumn.

With the fall foliage glowing, Alycia and Bobby married as the sun began to set last fall at JM Cellars. Sapphire blue and copper radiated throughout the bridal party and venue.

Thank you so much for all of your hard work in making our day so special! We seriously could not have done it without you!! It was such a perfect day and we absolutely loved everything. ~ Alycia

Wedding Coordinator – Pink Blossom Events
Photography – Betty Globa Photography
Venue – JM Cellars
Catering – Herban Feast Catering
DJ – DJ Todd Saunders
Floral –  Valentina’s Floral Design
Hair – Kara Veater Maria
Makeup – Victoria Waham

Kristin & Eric’s Willows Lodge Wedding

When Eric and Kristin married last July at Willows Lodge it was all about food, wine, tea, Kristin’s love of bold colors and of course a few hamsters which are their favorite. (Don’t worry, the hamsters were not real, just on the paper goods.) Our favorite detail was the teal wedding cake designed by Honey Crumb Cake Studio which was accented with bright yellow, orange and purple sugar flowers. When the cake was cut guests found a bright purple ube cake inside. Congratulations Eric and Kristin!

Thanks again for everything – the wedding was amazing and everything went super smoothly! Eric and I had a really great time and you were wonderful to work with! Thanks very much!      ~ Kristin

Wedding Planner – Pink Blossom Events
Venue & Catering – Willows Lodge
Photography – Andrew Tat
Florist – Fena Flowers
Beauty – Salon Maison
Wedding Cake – Honey Crumb Cake Studio
Linens – BBJ Linens
Custom Rings – Green Lake Jewelry Works
Stationery – Bride (design), Impress Ink (printing)

Jardin del Sol Secret Garden Wedding

When we met with Alex her dream wedding was a secret garden with lots of flowers, delicious food and a stunning cake! Plus a few randomly hidden gnomes which were her favorite. One fall day this past September her dream came true! Lush purple floral accented with plenty of greenery and succulents set the stage for a secret garden wedding at Jardin del Sol. One could even find a hidden gnome on the back of the wedding cake. The details of one beautiful wedding was captured by Jenny GG Photography.

I seriously cannot tell you how thankful I am for YOU! Thank you so much. ~ Alex

Venue: Jardin del Sol
Wedding Planner: Pink Blossom Events
Photography: Jenny GG Photography
Florist: Fena Flowers
Catering: Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes
Wedding Cake & Cupcakes: The Cake Walk Shop
Beauty: OffWhite Hair & Makeup
Harpist: The Solo Harp of Susan Haas
DJ: DJ Todd Saunders 
Rentals: CORT Party Rentals
Officiant: Rev. Nancy Skipton

Emily & Jason’s French Countryside Inspired Chateau Lill Wedding

Jason and Emily’s engagement began when Jason proposed to Emily while they were vacationing in Paris. It was a storybook proposal that set the theme for their French inspired wedding at Chateau Lill last August. With a desire for an intimate and relaxed wedding as well as a nod to the French countryside, Jason and Emily worked with their vendors to pull off their dream wedding which incorporated a color palette of sage, cream, warm blush and gold. With the help of Fena Flowers, Jason and Emily added in paths of potted trees to soften the space and worked with Vintage Ambiance to fill the Chateau with hand selected pieces of furniture to create a warm and casual atmosphere. A few of our favorite details include the wood arbor built by the Father of the Bide as well as the salted caramels by Blue Box Bakery adorned with olive sprigs.  And not to forget, true to the theme, Emily wore a Parisian wedding dress ensuring no detail was overlooked. Images of their wedding day captured by Azzura Photography.

Wooden signs created by Chalk.Ink.Style, featured custom artwork to match the floral from the couple’s invitations guided guests throughout the day.

Kaspar’s provided on-theme signature cocktails, a Rosemary French 75 & French Old Fashioned, for guests to enjoy post ceremony and into the reception. Later that evening guests were treated to an espresso bar, by Espresso Elegance.

 

Dear Andrea, Thank you so much for all your help in making all the details of Emily and Jason’s wedding absolutely perfect. One of our friends called it a fairy tale wedding and it really was. Steve even complemented you on how you were always there to help when needed.  We really appreciate everything you did to make it a once in a lifetime experience for Emily and Jason. Emily said it exceeded her expectations, and I think a lot of that is due to you. Many thanks from all of us, Sally, Steve, Emily and Jason

Venue: Chateau Lill
Photographer: Azzura Photography
Wedding Planner: Pink Blossom Events
Caterer: Kaspars 
Hair & Makeup: Erin Skipley 
Florist: Fena Flowers
Wedding Cake: Blue Box Bakery
Live Music: Harold Belskus
Officiant: Rev. Mary Calhoun
Espresso: Espresso Elegance
Lawn Games: Yeti Yard Games
Signage: Chalk.Ink.Style
Rentals: Vintage Ambiance & CORT Party Rentals
Accommodations: Willows Lodge
Rehearsal Dinner: McMenamins Anderson School

Darci & Eric’s Harvest Moon Wedding, JM Cellars

Darci and Eric met at CSU’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Fort Collins as Eric had just finished his internship and while Darci was working as an IT Technician. Eric conveniently kept coming up with computer troubles and eventually asked Darci to go out on their first date, a horse back ride. They were soon hooked and spent countless days together filled with adventures including many fishing trips along their favorite rivers. Fast forward to this Fall, after Eric had proposed at Salish Lodge, they were surrounded by the love of family and friends as Eric and Darci were married at their favorite winery, JM Cellars, on the Autumnal Equinox. They celebrated with wine, amazing food and cake, live music, and a bit of magic in the air. Highlighting the harvest moon and all the circles of life, it was one incredible celebration of love! Photos by B.Jones Photography.   

Dear BreeAnn, Thank you for helping to make our special day the perfect day. Truly your attention to details, caring instruction, superb suggestions and friendship made this one-of-a-kind day possible. We simply can’t thank you enough. You’re the best! Sincerely, Darci & Eric

Wedding Planner: Pink Blossom Event
Photography: B.Jones Photography
Catering: Tuxedos & Tennis Shoes 
Floral: Designs by Courtney 
Live Music: Rosenoak
Hair & Makeup: Pacific Brides
Stationery: Minted.com
Signage: Bride & Groom
Wedding Cake & Officiant: Friends

See more JM Cellars weddings by Pink Blossom Events

Elizabeth & Ty’s Westland Distillery Wedding

When Elizabeth & Ty set out to plan their dream wedding it was all about making sure their friends and family felt connected with them and were able to share the joy of their relationship.  They wanted a fun celebration that they would remember for years to come. Truly the most genuine couple! This past June Elizabeth and Ty married at Westland Distillery as their dream wedding played out exactly how they had hoped. With Elizabeth’s father officiating their ceremony, Elizabeth and Ty’s moms played a role in the wine blending ceremony while Ty’s father and a few close friends gave readings. Post ceremony guests enjoyed appetizers and whiskey tasting while the room flipped from ceremony to reception. A bbq dinner by Bitterroot BBQ played out on long family style dinning tables accented with succulent favors under the bistro lights at Westland Distillery. As night fell the dance floor opened and guests celebrated late into the night. Follow along as the photos by Aziz Studios tell the story of one beautiful day. Oh, and that bouquet is to die for!


  We had such a good time working with you Andrea, you did such a great job! What a beautiful wedding… ~ Seattle Flower Company

Wedding Planner – Pink Blossom Event
Photography & Videography – Aziz Studios
Venue – Westland Distillery
Caterer – BitterRoot BBQ
Bartending – Prive Bars
Floral – Seattle Flower Truck
Wedding Cake – Sweet26Bakery
DJ – Disco Vinnie
Rentals – Seattle Farm Tables, The Meaningful Details & CORT Party Rental
Hair & Makeup – Sarah Butler Beauty
Bride & Bridesmaids Attire – KD BridalLaineeMeg
Stationery –Wedding Paper Divas at Shutterfly