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Intimate Weddings & Events

As we continue to await the exact guidelines for the entry back into events our mind continues to fall back on many of our most intimate weddings and events. Since 2006 we have worked with clients planning and designing their event from five to fifty guests. While these events may be small in size they are far from lacking in details. Truly some of the most heartfelt, beautiful and unforgettable celebrations we’ve been a part of. In the next few weeks we will continue to highlight some of our most memorable intimate weddings and events as no celebration is too small!


An Awakening of Spring at JM Cellars

Inspired by the awakening of spring, we teamed up with Gather Design Company to design this intimate wedding at JM Cellars. Using the soft, delicate bounty of spring, set against the masculine setting at JM Cellars, we were inspired by the soft and bright spring tones and textures. Incorporating the spring colors of mustard, pale yellows, soft peaches and a faint pink it was a new beginning, the start of a love story for the ages. Blooming branches, fluffy ranunculus and a few clean-lined anthurium set the tone for the inspiration. The flowers were layed on top of luxe velvet linens from La Tavola and carefully chosen rental items. The bridal gown, both clean and modern, but also romantic, made this one magical shoot all captured by Blue Rose Photography

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Wedding Planner & Designer – Pink Blossom Events​
Photographer – Blue Rose Photography​
Florist & Styling – Gather Design Company​
Venue – JM Cellars
Bridal Salon – The Dress Theory​
Bridal Designer – Sarah Seven
Cake – Honey Crumb Cake Studio​
Hair & Make-up – Salon Maison Bridal Beauty & Style Bar​
Silk Ribbon – Of The Earth​
Rings – Green Lake Jewelry Works​
Specialty Rentals – Fanciful Rentals​
Linens – La Tavola Fine Linen​
Candles – Glassybaby​
Rentals – CORT Party Rental​
Stationery – Dahlia Press
Calligraphy – Letters by Ellen
Models – Erika P Hernandez​ and Ryan Fullerton​Bow
Tie – Mrs Bow Tie
Ring Boxes – The Mrs. Box
Workshop – The Sketchbook Series​


Woodinville Lavender Farm Dinner

 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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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


Seahawks Dinner Party

Pink Blossom Events​ designed this Four Course Dinner in collaboration with The One Eighty Foundation. Decor highlights included a centerpiece of cut footballs holding wheat grass on the main dining table and an acrylic football appetizer display! 

Event Planning & Design Pink Blossom Events​
Floral Lola Creative
Rentals CORT Party Rental
Photography: Hope Spring Photography


Rich & Reena’s Birthday Brunch

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.

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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​

Shannon & Jonathan’s September Wedding at JM Cellars

As their officiant spoke to friends and family he told the story of Shannon and Jonathan’s first meeting and what brought guests to JM Cellars last September…”Shannon and Jonathan happened to meet at my wedding in Washington DC. A relationship seemed unlikely as Shannon lived in Philadelphia and Jonathan in DC. Luckily, Shannon is a pretty avid sports fan and the Phillies were visiting the Nationals a couple of weekends after, so Shannon made the trek to DC to go to the game and visit Jonathan. The following weekend, Jonathan was up in Philly. This pattern continued for almost 2 years, a lot of their life spent sitting in traffic on 95! “

A cheek squeeze, a first look and a window peeper trying to be incognito with a fake mustache gave us a good laugh!

JM Cellars set the stage for a Pacific Northwest inspired fall wedding as Shannon & Jonathan celebrated with loved ones this past September. Greenery, candlelight, and minimal floral touches were all accented with acrylic and glass signage.  Accents of taupe and navy could be found in the bridesmaid’s taupe dresses and navy suits were the perfect fit for the groomsmen & Jonathan’s Suits.

As tray passed appetizers came around and the bar opened Shannon and Jonathan were most excited about their must have Oyster Bar! Taylor Shellfish Farms Kumamoto, Shigoku & Pacific Oysters were enjoyed!

As Harold Beslkus duo played in the background Shannon & Jonathan had their first dance outside on in front of JM Cellars copper doors before friends and family were invited inside for dinner.

After finding their names on tent folded escort cards, which played double duty as place cards noting entree choices, guests found their seats among tables cover in ivory linens and topped with greenery centerpieces (round tables featured a greenery wreath / rectangle tables featured a greenery garland) and floating candles.  Place settings featured ivory napkins on top of Aria Rose Gold chargers. Two dinner menus by Paper Fling were placed tables for sharing.

Dinner began with a mixed green salad of poached pears, candied walnuts, chevre cheese and a champagne vinaigrette and Macrina artisan rolls with sweet cream butter. Entrees were split between braised boneless short ribs and northwest salmon fillets each accompanied by grilled late summer asparagus and sea salt roasted garlic mashers.

After toasts, Shannon hit the dance floor with her father and Jonathan his mother. With the dance floor open an ice cream bar (vanilla, chocolate, and Rocky Road ice cream with a topping of chocolate sauce, sprinkles, Reeses M&M’s, whipped cream and cherries) and Lowrider Baking Co cookie station (brown butter triple chocolate chunk, cookies and cream, s’mores and double chocolate peanut butter chip) opened!

Wedding Planner – Pink Blossom Events
Venue – JM Cellars
Photography – Amelia Soper Photography
Floral – Fena Flowers
Hair & Makeup – Salon Maison Bridal Beauty & Style Bar
Bridal Gown – BHLDN Seattle
Bridesmaid Dresses – Lulus
Catering – Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes Catering and Events
Cookies – Lowrider Baking Company
Childcare – Stay & Play Childcare
Live Music & DJ – Harold Belskus
Rentals – CORT Party Rental
Invite – Minted
Day of Paper Goods – Paper Fling
Acrylic Signage – Pomp & Revel
Table Numbers – Client

Salla & Zach’s Fall JM Cellars Wedding

If there was ever a wedding that had us glowing, this would be it! Working with Salla and Zach on all of the planning and design of their fall JM Cellars Wedding was a dream! Inspired by the beauty of the season, Salla and Zach chose a warm fall-inspired color palette of evergreen, forest green, sage, burgundy, eggplant and touches of burnt orange, copper, and gold. From the warm glow of candlelight to the overhead bistro lights above the ceremony in the rock garden the soft lighting made for a romantic fall setting. Colorful fall floral by Sublime Stems filled the venue. Not afraid of texture, the floral incorporated nature’s bounty from berries to branches. Follow along one for images of one stunning fall day captured by Rachel Birkhofer Photography  that featured a cameo by their dog Juniper!

With family photos complete Salla and Zach’s guests soon arrived! Acrylic signage made by Salla welcomed guests into the rock garden that crisp fall evening. For their guestbook Salla and Zach set out three JM Cellars wine bottles for guests to sign. For the next three years as husband and wife they would enjoy a bottle of wine and remember their loved ones. “Like wine, love gets better with age.

Despite a few drops of rain that fell pre-ceremony (thankful for clear umbrellas on hand just in case), the ceremony stayed rain free!

Officially husband and wife, the newlyweds entered cocktail hour as Harold Belskus played for guests while they enjoyed a selection of Artisan Cheeses and tray passed appetizers of cremini mushroom & gruyere tartlets and herb & salt-crusted wild salmon skewers.

As JM Cellars’ famous copper doors opened guests moved inside the library and barrel rooms for dinner on long wooden tables. Tables were adorned with floral table runners filled with lush greens, dahlias, roses and hanging amaranthus.  Amber-colored votives were mixed in to give the perfect accent.  The head table floral runner featured additional blooms gathered in the middle of the runners that tapered out to the end of the tables, along with the deep green foliage.  Place settings featured black stoneware chargers, set on top of forest green napkins, were topped with acrylic menus from Paper Fling and highlighted with sprigs of burgundy hanging amaranthus, a favorite bloom of Salla’s. A trio of vintage glassware composed of culver highballs, gold rimmed crystal coupes and gold rimmed crystal glasses for wine. The perfect fall design for this intimate moody fall wedding.

After a plated dinner of local grilled & roasted market vegetables and seared sweet potato polenta triangles with entree choices of cider-roasted chicken breasts, braised Oregon country short ribs or a portobello mushroom steak; Salla and Zach cut their wedding cake. A hand-painted cappuccino cake with bourbon salted caramel buttercream was a highlight for Salla and Zach. Thanks for a surprise gift from Salla’s co-worker the cake was accented with the most gorgeous sugar flowers by Honey Crumb Cake Studio.

Dancing, cake and a trip to the Espresso Cart for a signature Dirty Chai kept guests celebrating late into the night! Not to miss the bahn mi sliders that came out at the end of the night!

Stealing a kiss outside Salla and Zach shared a s’more before a final bubble send-off with their friends and family.

Congrats Salla & Zach!

Wedding Planning & Design – Pink Blossom Events
Photography – Rachel Birkhofer Photography 
Venue – JM Cellars 
Floral – Sublime Stems
Catering – Ravishing Radish
Live Music & DJ – Harold Belskus
Wedding Cake – Honey Crumb Cake Studio
Espresso – Espresso Elegance
Hair & Makeup – Salon Maison Bridal Beauty & Style Bar
Bridal Gown – La Belle Elaine’s Bridal
Groom – Suit Supply Bellevue
Favors – Lady Yum 
Officiant – Rev. Ray Van Winkle & Associates
Rentals – Pedersen’s Event Rentals & Vintage Ambiance 
Acrylic Signage – Paper Fling (Menus & Seating Chart) + Salla
Table Numbers – Etsy

Booking BreeAnn as our wedding planner was the first and best decision we made for our wedding. I honestly wasn’t sure if I should book a planner as I have always imagined that I would figure it out a way to do it myself–but I quickly realized I was in over my head. We worked together for over a year planning our wedding and we’ve appreciated tapping into her clear experience planning weddings, deep knowledge of the Seattle wedding industry and creativity. We had several wedding guests mention how smooth and well run everything was (and you always have a few unavoidable bumps behind the scenes). Whether you are on the fence or deciding who your planner should be–I would definitely recommend considering Pink Blossom Events. ~ Salla

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

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

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Katrina & Ryan’s JM Cellars Wedding

Ryan and Katrina both remember the moment they first met.  Katrina was at work rushing to a marketing meeting while Ryan was sitting next to the door Katrina was rushing to open, as he was waiting to meet the company CEO for his interview at that very same company. When their eyes met, Katrina became unexpectedly surprised, stopped, and went the other direction. While they didn’t speak at that moment they both remember it vividly. Fast forward a few years later as Ryan and Katrina wed set to wed in front of friends and family at JM Cellars. Inspired by the venue and their love of a classic look that accented the venue, Katrina and Ryan chose a botanical inspired event full of creams, whites and greenery. A touch of blush and navy were highlighted in the wedding party attire. Flying in some of their favorite vendors from the Philippines, their celebration pulled together Katrina and Ryan’s love of music and food as well as the opportunity to treat and celebrate with those they love the most, many of whom came from thousands of miles away. Photos by Moki Cruz Photography 

Thanks BreeAnn for all your hard work and guidance as we planned and waited for the day to arrive. Wish we could do it all again, it was such an incredible experience! We are still on a wedding high… Cheers, K+R

Getting Ready : The Heathman Hotel Kirkland 
Wedding Venue : JM Cellars 
Video : Digital Elements 
Gown : Joe San Antonio 
Hair & Makeup : OffWhite Beauty 
Band : The Ringbears c/o Ray Marasigan, Jiggerr Divina, Antoinette Brillantes
Stationery & Signage : Citrus Press Co & Sablewood Paper Company
Mirrors : Fanciful Rentals 
Transportation : Bayview Limousine

Kayley & Brian’s JM Cellars Wedding

It was a catch of a lifetime as Kayley came into Brian’s restaurant to sell him his fish for the day and a love story soon followed. With food an integral part of their lives, Kayley and Brian made the dining experience the focus of their JM Cellars wedding day. Their team at General Harvest Restaurants came together to create an unforgettable dining experience for their friends and family that included a cocktail hour filled with fresh caught oysters, iberico ham and local fruit and cheeses; and a multi course dinner starting with a variety of salads followed by family style pasta dishes from strozzapretti to cavatelli; all ending with sockeye and prime New York steak.  Kayley’s favorite MORA ice cream, paired with a strawberry creme wedding cake made for one delicious wedding day! {Photos by Jenn Tai Photo Artistry}

Hi BreeAnn,  A huge thank you for all the work you put into making our wedding perfect.  We are both so happy with how it all went.  ~ Kayley and Brian 

Wedding Planner – Pink Blossom Events
Photography – Jennifer Tai Photo Artistry
Venue – JM Cellars
Catering – General Harvest Restaurants
Floral – Aria Style
Hair & Makeup – Bridal Beauty Agency
Wedding Cake – Honey Crumb Cake Studio
DJ – Kris McCoskery Disc Jockey & Master of Ceremonies
Rentals – Seattle Pedersens
Stationery – Minted

Awakening of Spring ~ JM Cellars

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Inspired by the awakening of spring, we teamed up with Gather Design Company on this JM Cellars shoot. Using the soft, delicate bounty of spring, set against the masculine setting at JM Cellars, we were inspired by the soft and bright spring tones and textures. Incorporating the spring colors of mustard, pale yellows, soft peaches and a faint pink it was a new beginning, the start of a love story for the ages. Blooming branches, fluffy ranunculus and a few clean-lined anthurium set the tone for the inspiration. The flowers were layed on top of luxe velvet linens from La Tavola and carefully chosen rental items. The bridal gown, both clean and modern, but also romantic, made this one magical shoot all captured by Blue Rose Photography

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Wedding Planner & Designer – Pink Blossom Events​
Photographer – Blue Rose Photography​
Florist & Styling – Gather Design Company​
Venue – JM Cellars
Bridal Salon – The Dress Theory​
Bridal Designer – Sarah Seven
Silk Ribbon – Of The Earth​
Specialty Rentals – Fanciful Rentals​
Candles – Glassybaby​
Stationery – Dahlia Press
Calligraphy – Letters by Ellen
Models – Erika P Hernandez​ and Ryan Fullerton​
Bow Tie – Mrs Bow Tie​
Ring Boxes – The Mrs. Box

The Sketchbook Series Seattle

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This spring we were delighted to be the official planner for The Sketchbook Series Seattle at JM Cellars. The Sketchbook Series is a two-day creative and educational sketch workshop, founded by Mary Phan, which teaches fellow creative professionals how to leverage sketching as a tool; enabling them to engage with their imaginations and deliver design concepts in an artistic way, while opening the door to creative collaboration with fellow design and creative professionals.

A host of creative professionals joined us at JM Cellars in a beautifully inspired classroom, co-designed by Pink Blossom Events and Gather Design Company. Pink Blossom Events and Gather Design Company conceptualized “An Awakening” to celebrate the coming of spring and all of its bounty.  In a color palette of mustard, yellow, peach, orange, blush, ivory, and white, Gather Design Company created effortless, airy arrangements with the best that spring has to offer:  ranunculus, tulips, garden roses, sweet peas, and blooming plum, quince and forsythia branches.  The design included full blooms as well as more intricate blooms to give workshop attendees a chance to learn to sketch a variety of different flowers.  The range of warm colors was echoed in the velvet table linens from La Tavola, which cascaded down the walls and onto the tables where attendees sat for lunch.  The designers also utilized layering of textures and colors, as seen in the cake by Honey Crumb Cake Studio, the custom backdrop by Gather Design Company, and the paper goods and signage created by Dahlia Press and Letters By Ellen. Blue Rose Photography captured all the details of this two-day event.

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Dearest BreeAnn, Thank you x 1000 for hosting me here in Seattle. I’m blown away by attention to detail and how much thought went into this class. I am forever grateful. Looking forward to two amazing days sketching together! XO, Mary

Wedding Planner & Designer – Pink Blossom Events​
Venue – JM Cellars
Photographer – Blue Rose Photography​
Florist & Styling – Gather Design Company​
Silk Ribbon – Of The Earth​
Specialty Rentals – Fanciful Rentals​
Stationery – Dahlia Press
Calligraphy – Letters by Ellen
AV & Lighting: Bugsie Productions
Gifting: Welcome Gifts by Pink Blossom Events
Hotel Accommodations: Element Seattle Redmond
Decor: Glassybaby