It was the day before their one year anniversary and Ross and Linnea were preparing for their long anticipated wedding day at Chateau Lill this June 2021. In the height of the pandemic Linnea and Ross made the hard decision to postpone their 2020 wedding and chose to marry on a beach in San Francisco, with only one witness in attendance. While the beach wedding was magical in its own sense, they were so grateful that after the past year, they were able to gather loved ones to witness their marriage and celebrate all evening!
And we were simply thrilled that after working together for nearly two years they were finally able to celebrate how we had first planned! And even better the guidelines loosened right before their wedding day which allowed them to have a fully vaccinated event sans masks (well vendors still needed them but no guests!).
Linnea had an eye for design and new a classic and modern design was what inspired here. Working together, along with their team of vendors, we pulled in Linnea’s favorite color of green, romantic white blooms, PNW inspired greenery and touches to gives this classic winery wedding a modern twist. And not too forget Linnea’s own sketches could be found throughout they day; from the invite to the signature drink menu featuring their furry children!
A grand sparkler entrance into dinner was followed by a welcome from the bride and groom and incredible plated dinner.
Later the tent was filled with laughter and tears as toasts touched each guest. Cake cutting, dancing and memories to last a lifetime followed!
COVID-19 had a way of changing plans and Jessica and Robb were not along. Having supposed to have been in New York with their girls on their 18th month anniversary Jessica and Robb found themselves enjoying another night in. Robb told Jessica there were dressing up that night like it was a date and he was cooking her dinner. Long story short they were engaged by the end of the night and eager to plan their wedding the summer of 2020.
Riding the pandemic roller coaster they moved their wedding from a local venue to a friends backyard in Medina where they could celebrate safely around an intimate group of family and friends.
As guests arrived that afternoon, masks and all, Robbie Christmas played. Keeping a traditional look Jessica chose white floral with plenty of greenery to fit the Pacific Northwest backyard.
It was a blending of two families as Jessica and Robb said their I Do’s as it not only married the two of them but Robb’s three children and Jessica’s daughter who would now be family.
The celebration kicked off with lawn games and champagne before friends and family sat down for a blessing followed by the opening of a buffet. Toasts, cake cutting and a formal first dance were soon after. While dancing wasn’t on the books – darn pandemic – the wedding day was simply everything they dreamed it would be and more as love always wins!
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Locking in their wedding venue, site unseen, at the beginning of the pandemic Carrie and Tylor knew that no matter what happened, as long as they could have a meal the night of the wedding with friends and family they were moving forward with their wedding plans! This April 2020 Carrie and Tylor got just that and more!
Bringing in the natural elements surrounding them at JM Cellars they chose to focus on ferns and greenery found in the PNW along with bringing in white floral with pops of soft peaches to bring in a touch of spring. Not too forget Carrie’s favorite flower daffodils.
Fast forward, asking Tylor what his favorite part of their wedding was, he mentioned this first look as he saw Carrie in her wedding dress for the first time. They were so in love, it was beautiful!
Carrie’s full bodied organic bridal bouquet was a favorite of ours. Floral in soft muted peaches with a splash of white fell in perfect harmony with the greenery bring in plenty of texture as Carrie had dreamed of. Ranunculus, tulips, garden roses, plumosa ferns, eucalyptus and italian ruscus were included.
Marrying during Phase 3 of Safe Start Washington led to a number of guidelines that we were to follow but Carrie and Tylor made the best of those guidelines and created an event that would keep guests health in mind and most importantly spread out and seated when eating and drinking.
And a wish for many pandemic wedding couple was a request to leave out the C-word (aka COVID). So we set out a jar for people who mentioned the C-word to pay up, money for the honeymoon it would be!
The ceremony held at the bocce court at JM Cellars required guests to wear masks and be seated in pods of 15 guests. It was a ceremony filled with love, laughter, masks and a surprise ceremonial shot of Whiskey at the end of the ceremony.
Post ceremony a seated cocktail hour outside on the patio at JM Cellars was full of spring delight! A mix of farm tables and rounds with hunter green linens featured soft spring blooms and clear acrylic table numbers. Not to forget Carrie and Tylor’s sweetheart table that was set on a glass top wine barrel filled with fresh blooms. To seat guests we used the same seating chart we would later use for dinner to keep guests within their households, to follow the guidelines at that time.
After the newlyweds were introduced into cocktail hour a Wine and Cheese Pairing led by John Bigelow, owner and winemaker at JM Cellars, began and soon was remembered as one of the most favorite parts of the event for many guests! The pairing included four pairings:
2018 Bramble Bump White (57% Viognier & 43% Chardonnay) + French doublecream Brie
After the seated wine and cheese pairing for cocktail hour friends and family moved indoors for dinner and toasts. A buffet dinner from Ravishing Radish Catering was filled with fresh spring produce and proteins of chicken and salmon.
For a unique guestbook during dinner we distributed an Anniversary Card to each table for them to fill out while seated. Each table had a different anniversary year so in the years to come Carrie and Tylor will be able to open up cards from their wedding day and read notes from those who attended it. So fun!
At the end of dinner a trio of desserts and Irish Coffee was served. The trio of desserts included a mini lemon and white chocolate tartlet, a mini salted port infused caramel nut tart and citrus white chocolate bites.
Post dinner s’mores were also enjoyed! We brought in two additional propane firepits to pair with the two onsite at JM Cellars to allow guests to sit around the firepit to continue conversations and enjoy s’mores around the firepit
I really really enjoyed the whole night and wanted to give you a huuuuge thanks. There’s absolutely no way we could have pulled off such an incredible night without you and all the vendors you recommended. Everything came together so beautifully and it sounds like our guests all had an amazing time. Thank you again for everything you’ve done. You definitely played a key role in making all this happen! ~ Carrie
Yesterday Roxy and Ben celebrated their one year Anniversary and today we look back at their intimate micro wedding at Chateau Lill. We started working with Roxy and Ben planning a large 4th of July wedding weekend but as the Pandemic spread they shifted gears and moved their wedding to August 8, 2020 so immediate family members could travel to celebrate their day as well as moving their date to their actual anniversary.
As family and a few close friends gathered at Chateau Lill early that day, the misty morning rain lifted.
With chairs set in groupings per couple/household, guests sat around the sofreh which had been set with family heirlooms from Roxy’s family.
In the Iranian tradition, the Sofreh Aghd, meaning wedding spread, holds food and object traditionally symbolizing truth, happiness, prosperity, hope and beauty. Each aspect of the Sofreh is rich in tradition.
Rubbing cones of sugar together represents the raining of sweet joy upon the union. The mirror incarnates light and represents the light of truth, honesty, reality, purity. Candles represent the symbolic weight of light as well as fire in the sense of a purifying agent.
Flowers highlight the beauty of a life together. Honey and sweets tell a future of sweetness and happiness. Esfand (wild Rue) is used to guard against and neutralize negative energy and negative thinking.
Bread represents prosperity. Eggs and walnuts bring fertility. Fruit speaks of a joyous future. Rosewater is to perfume the air. Coins represent prosperity. Needles and thread are displayed to intertwine the lives of the couple and their families together.
No two sofrehs will be the same. This choice of Sofreh was made to include the most meaningful items for prosperity in Roxy and Ben’s marriage.
Following the ceremony loved ones came together for a group photo before enjoying espresso from Espresso Elegance and gourmet dogs from Dante’s Inferno Dogs; both originally contracted for their late night snacks but repurposed to be used for a post wedding treat!
And with restrictions requiring masks on unless eating or drinking, they followed!
Even though their wedding day was not the date nor the size of the original wedding that they had thought about and prepared for Roxy and Ben embraced their wedding day and knew in the end they were truly lucky to have each other and get the opportunity to celebrate their love that day. It couldn’t have been a more perfect day!
Congratulations Roxy & Ben!
Thanks so much for your help on Saturday. I really don’t know how we could have done it without you. With Roxy’s finishing residency, the pandemic, planning and replanning a wedding from another state, moving across the country, but you kept us on task and pulled everything together. We would have been truly lost without your expertise and guidance. Obviously the day wasn’t what we originally planned, but we loved it regardless and it turned out perfect and beautiful and we’re so happy. ~ Ben
After being introduced by mutual friends, Michele and Mark knew it was a perfect fit! Each with three kids of their own, a wedding during winter break was a must to ensure everyone was home together. And so on December 28, 2019, at The Woodmark Hotel & Spa, Michele and Mark were married with their children by their sides. Classic winter white and greenery made for one elegant evening on the shores of Lake Washington.
As friends and family arrived that winter day, Mark’s son Noah played the guitar. Their pastor and good friend, Chris Griggs, officiated the wedding that blended two families into one.
After the ceremony Mark and Michele joined loved ones in the library for cocktail hour before entering the tent that had been transformed from the ceremony to a romantic winter reception. Lush greenery, winter floral arrangements and plenty of candlelight set the mood.
After toasts filled with laughter and tears, Mark and Michele invited their guests into the ballroom for dancing and dessert! Mark and the groomsmen even surprised Michele with a surprise serenade.
As the dance floor came to an end and the last dance was had, Michele and Mark retreated to their room at The Woodmark while friends and family took home a sweet treat made by a good friend. In addition the next morning the leftover floral would be donated to Madison House and local hospice care.
As Caroline and Ted married on the shores of Lake Washington last summer, they couldn’t help but get antsy about the celebration ahead as they just wanted to dance, dance, dance! A palette of classic white with touches of light blue and greenery set the tone for one unforgettable wedding day!
With Caroline and her bridesmaids getting ready at the Alexis Hotel, Ted and his groomsmen got ready at a VRBO before all meeting at the Arboretum for their first look. Caroline dress featured a lace top and a fit and air crepe skirt as she carrying a bouquet classic white floral with touches of light blue and greenery. Ted wore a blue tux finished off with a bow tie.
During the ceremony, officiated by Caroline & Ted’s good friend, loved ones offered 7 blessings, paying nod to Ted’s Jewish background.
Love: May you have love. May your admiration, appreciation and understanding of each other foster a love that is passionate, tranquil and real. May this love between you be strong and enduring, and bring peace into your lives.
A loving home: May you have a loving home filled with warmth, humor and compassion. May you create a family together that honors traditions old and new. May you teach your children to have equal respect for themselves and others, and instill in them the value of learning and making the world a better place.
Humor and play: May you be best friends and work together to build a relationship of substance and quality. May your sense of humor and playful spirit continue to enliven your relationship. May you respect each other’s individual personality and perspective, and give each other room to grow in fulfilling your dreams.
Wisdom: May you have wisdom. May you continually learn from one another and from the world. Together, may you grow, deepening your knowledge and understanding of each other and of your journey through life.
Health: May you have health. May life bring you wholeness of mind, body and spirit. May you keep each other well-balanced and grounded, and live long that you may share many happy years together.
Art, beauty, creativity: May your life have the art and beauty of this world. May your creative aspirations and experiences find expression, inspire you and bring you joy and fulfilment. May you find happiness together in adventures big and small, and something to celebrate each day of your lives.
Community: May you have community. May you always have the awareness that you are an essential part of a circle of family and friends. May there always be within this group love, trust, support and laughter, and may there be many future occasions for rejoicing in their company.
Mazel Tov! With the breaking of the glass, cocktail hour began! Street Tacos and hand rolled sushi were a hit as the string quartet continued to play.
With salads pre-plated and the Michael Benson Band beginning, loved ones made their way up into the ballroom for the reception. Lush blue draping adorned the entryway to Seattle Tennis Club and once inside the ballroom had been filled with long family style tables covered in candlelight and greenery runners mixed in with light blue and white blooms. Overhead the chandeliers had been transformed by removing the light shades and covering in lush greenery.
Post dinner toasts rolled into first dances and then the Michael Benson Band played back to back dance hits as guests filled the dance floor! Made to order ice cream cookie sandwiches made for the perfect treat to cool down in between dancing and a lively Hora!
BreeAnn is amazing! She remains unphased no matter what happens during wedding planning/day of and has a solution-oriented mindset. During the planning process she helped shape our scattered ideas into a concept that we loved and introduced us to vendors that would help fulfill that vision. While she is great during planning, the day of is where she really shines. No matter what went wrong, she found solutions and didn’t let either of us (the bride and groom) know that there was an issue. It really helped us focus on enjoying the day and soaking in all the love without worrying about details. She had a direct impact on how happy we are with our wedding day and we are so thankful for all her hard work and dedication to making our day so special!
While the pandemic altered original wedding plans for a large ceremony and reception; Gina and Charles were married in an intimate ceremony at their Church, St. Joseph Catholic Church – Issaquah. Eight close family members were onsite, masks on, as others watched via live streaming. June 26th was a special one as both Gina’s parents and grandparents had married on that very date.
Following the ceremony, each household was sent home with a box of desserts from Blue Box Bakery, a sweet ending to the day! Gina & Charles had a small cake to enjoy as well.
“We loved working with BreeAnn! Our planning was particularly tricky in that we had to change almost everything really late in the game due to COVID-19 restrictions, and BreeAnn was with us every step with remarkable agility! She was really understanding that this was all a stressful time for us, and she made it easy to reimagine what was possible. While we’re sad we were unable to have the beautiful wedding BreeAnn initially planned, we also loved the far more intimate event she created for us.
BreeAnn has an amazing list of vendors, and she has a great sense for which ones would be a good fit for our personalities and the event we were planning. We connected well with everyone she helped us select, and she was a great advocate for us all along the way.
She had fantastic ideas to make our wedding a really special day. We loved so many of her suggestions that we never would have thought of on our own.
BreeAnn is creative, organized, great at finding compromises, and willing to go above and beyond to make your wedding the day you’ve always imagined it could be. More than all that, though, she is a really kind and thoughtful person, who we hope to keep in touch with for a long time to come.” – Gina & Charles
Brigitte & Scott’s Columbia Tower Club wedding last September was full of elegance and tradition all ending with one epic dance party! Classic white with pops of pale pink, gray and navy set the color palette.
Truly, thank you so much for everything – the wedding was perfect and memorable, and we were so grateful for everything you did to make it such a special day that ran so well. We are so grateful for your organization, creativity and planning, and how smoothly you made the wedding run. I know we probably weren’t the easiest group to work with, and we were so appreciative of how patient and calm you were. Thanks so much for everything! ~ Brigitte
Eight years after meeting at a bar in Capital Hill, Leslie and Mike were celebrating with their family and friends last fall at Novelty Hill – Januik Winery. While the colorful fall leaves set the stage during the ceremony, a neutral color palette accented with blush, light green and pops of eggplant filled the rest of the venue.
Following their first look at Novelty Hill-Januik Winery and photos in the surrounding area, Leslie and Mike’s wedding party and family joined in for photos.
Tray-passed Spring Run Rose greeted guests as they arrived for the ceremony. The ceremony chairs were accented with eucalyptus vines and wine barrels with blush and eggplant floral centerpieces highlighted the alter. While Leslie and Mike were the focus of the ceremony their nieces added some extra cuteness as they walked down the aisle as flower girls.
Following a cocktail hour filled with wine, lawn game and appetizers; Leslie, Mike and their Wedding Party entered the dinner reception with the song ‘Canned Heat’ by Jamiroquia played. If you haven’t recognized the song it’s from the dance scene in Napolean Dynamite, a favorite of Leslie and Mike’s.
A dinner buffet complete with artisan bread and butter, salads, lemon roasted potatoes, marinated beets, grilled asparagus, ancho-coffee rubbed chicken and pan-seared crispy skin salmon delighted all appetites!
Andrea was my day of coordinator and she knew the venue inside and out. She was always prompt to answer any questions and had all the details figured out. She made the day run super smooth, even my guests commented how professional she was and how she made sure everything was just right. At the end of the night she sent my husband and I home with a little snack and drink package and when a bridesmaid left her shoes at the venue she dropped them off at the hotel. I could not recommend getting a day of coordinator more and Pink Blossom was a wonderful experience ~ Leslie
Bob and Jeanette, true soulmates, were married last May at JM Cellars. Keeping the look simple, yet elegant, was accomplished with lots of candles and lush floral to set the mood that spring day Ivory, white, blush and soft peach floral filled the venue along with a touch of navy.
“A soulmate is someone who has locks that fit our keys, and keys to fit our locks. When we feel safe enough to open the locks, our truest selves step out and we can be completely and honestly who we are; we can be loved for who we are and not for who we’re pretending to be. Each unveils the best part of the other. No matter what else goes wrong around us, with that one person we’re safe in our own paradise. Our soulmate is someone who shares our deepest longings, our sense of direction. When we’re two balloons, and together our direction is up, chances are we’ve found the right person. Our soulmate is the one who makes life come to life.” ~ Excerpt from The Bridge Across Forever – Richard Bach“
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