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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”

Sarah & Toby’s Rainier Club Wedding, Seattle

Toby and Sarah’s love story began as Sarah was taking her dog Peanut for a walk. A few chance meetings between walking dogs and finding lost dogs led to their Rainier Club Wedding this past January. With only 2.5 months of planning Sarah and Toby leaned on their wedding planner, BreeAnn Gale of Pink Blossom Events, to pull together a top-notch team of wedding vendors and one elegant wedding! It was all about the details and ensuring the guest experience was forefront. As guests arrived that afternoon at The Rainier Club they were greeted with a signature cocktail and a duo playing upbeat tunes as they made their way up the candlelight stairs to the ceremony. Following the ceremony guests mingled in the Rainier Room which featured a photo booth, live jazz and a not to miss lamb station in the Rainier Room fireplace! Following a plated dinner in the Heritage Room guests moved back into the Rainier Room for dancing, dessert and more fun! A dance off between the bridal party ensured one lucky nephew was sent home with a GoPro! Congratulations Sarah & Toby! Photos by La Vie Photography.

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BreeAnn Gale is off-the-charts amazing. Our challenge was putting together an elegant black-tie wedding and reception for 160 friends and family in only two months. Choosing a venue, printing invites, menus, place sitting, programs, etc., flowers, dinner, a jazz ensemble, live classic music, a top notch DJ. We relied and BreeAnn and her extensive collection of top-notch vendors to make the entire night magical…..and it was. BreeAnn is an excellent communicator and changes were always carefully considered and implanted into the wedding plan in a complete and seamless way. I cannot recommend her highly enough ~ Toby

Wedding Planner & Designer – Pink Blossom Events
Photographer – La Vie Photography
Venue & Catering – The Rainier Club
Florist – Flora Nova Design
Officiant – Arissa Rench
Ceremony Musicians – Arcobaleno string quartet
Rentals – BBJ Linen, Seattle Pedersens & Flora Nova 
DJ & Live Music – Chris Graves Music
Paper Goods – Grey & Cake
Photo Booth – 321 FOTO
Wedding Cake & Maple Bars – Madison Park Bakery
Hair & Makeup – Salon Maison Bridal Beauty & Style Bar
Bridal Gown – Nordstrom (Vera Wang wedding dresses)
Groom’s Attire – Annette Dresser – Independent Style Consultant
Groomsmen – The Tuxedo Club
Videographer – Bogle Productions
Wedding Night Hotel – Fairmont Olympic Hotel

See more Seattle Weddings by Pink Blossom Events

Talia & Nick ~ Woodmark Hotel Wedding, Kirkland, WA

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

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

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

See more Pink Blossom Events at the Woodmark!