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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

Employee Appreciation Harvest Party

School has begun which means fall is around the corner. The coming of fall has us dreaming of crisp autumn evenings, pumpkins and pie. Today we look back at an Employee Appreciation Harvest Party we had the opportunity to plan last fall. With the promise of a party at the owner’s home if the company reached their ultimate sales goal, the employees took on the challenge and surpassed that goal! With less than a month until the celebration we pulled together a Harvest Party for their sales team and family members that left their guests feeling both appreciated and grateful to be part of a successful team milestone.

As guests arrived at the designated parking lot noted in their invite they were picked up by Butler Seattle shuttles who transported them ten minutes down the road to our client’s home. Guests exited the shuttles and were greeted with a glass of wine and tray passed appetizers as they took in the event displayed in front of them. The upper lawn featured Pumpkin Ring Toss, two Pumpkin Tic Tac Toe Boards, Pumpkin Bowling, Corn Hole, a Paint Your Own Pumpkin Station and a photo booth incorporating cornstalks, haybales and custom props.

Scattered throughout the property were five raffle stations which asked employees and their family to guess the number of harvest themed candies in each jar. Those closest to the correct number were given prizes ranging from an overnight stay at a local casino to tickets to a pro football game. Not bad! These prizes were announced at the end of dinner prior to the start of dessert.                   

Inside the home guests were given free range of the kitchen, deck and game room downstairs. Making their way outside on the waterfront side of the home, a live band playing country and rock hits set the mood. A second bar as well as various options for seating allowed guests to enjoy the music and the beauty of the lake. A bit too cold for swimming but the perfect backdrop for live music!

     

When the dinner bell rang, employees gathered underneath the tent that sat upon our clients tennis court.  Long farm tables adorned with mum centerpieces and pumpkins were on display.

After dinner guests enjoyed root beer floats, mulled apple cider and hot cocoa. Apple, marionberry and pumpkin pies were also a hit!

As guests mingled with coworkers and introduced their family members to their coworkers that afternoon, my clients rejoiced in seeing their employees enjoying a celebration planned solely for their achievements. During the fall inspired dinner one could hear laughter and the joy of a successful collaboration. There were toasts of triumph, talks of future goals and a sense of pride of what one dedicated team can accomplish. The opening of the pie bar capped a sweet sales victory!

See more Corporate Events by Pink Blossom Events.

Snohomish Wedding Tour, Jardin del Sol, Garden Venue

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This spring we are finalizing details for the Snohomish Wedding Tour and we can’t help but look back at all the pretty captured by Jenny GG Photography from last year’s tour where we featured a Garden Romance inspired theme. Lush greens, ivory, white and a soft peach floral, paired with cement accents, set the tone for one fantastic day! Our favorite touches included a flower petal guestbook for guests to sign, a cement planter turned into a card container as well as the popcorn display! welcome_sign_and_rack_cards brides_room bouquets_boutineers cards_guestbook   arbor_details   path_to_ceremony_site champagne_flutes ceremony_site_jardin_del_sol ceremony_site_details wood_pergola beverage_hutch popcorn_display bar_with_bartender cheese_nut_platter corn_hole fire_pit_blue_glass tented_reception_site tented_reception_site tented_reception_site table_plate_details       desert_table   macarons_Croquembouche table_details table_details table_details table_details bird_bath_with_flowers

Wedding Planner & Designer – Pink Blossom Events
Venue – Jardin del Sol Garden
Photographer – Jenny GG Photography
Florist – Fena Flowers
Catering – Barking Frog Mobile Kitchen
Baker – Blue Box Bakery
Rentals – CORT Party Rental & Seattle Farm Tables
Paper Goods – The Paper’s Edge
DJ – DA Productions
Bartending – Seattle Bartending Co.

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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), Kacey reached out to Pink Blossom Events to help throw her husband Chris one memorable party for family and friends. The afternoon of the party 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 friends and family. After a spin on the lake guests headed up 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!

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BreeAnn – Thank you for helping me to throw Chris a wonderful 30th Birthday Party. It certainly wouldn’t have been as fabulous if you weren’t at the helm. Looking forward to working with you in the future! All the best, Kacey

Event Planning & Design – Pink Blossom Events
Photographer – Katie Parra Photography
Lake Union Cocktail Hour – Yachta Yachta
Dinner – Private Residence
Catering – City Catering Company
Dinner Bar Service – E. Smith Mercantile
Floral – July Floral Design
Rentals – Vintage Ambiance, AA Party Rentals, Seattle Farm Tables and Creative Coverings, Inc.
Transportation – Rare Form Limousine
Invite & Day of Paper Goods – Chic Ink
Custom Napkins – Valerie’s Invites – Paper Creations for Special Events

Snohomish Wedding Tour ~ June 1, 2014

Last June we participated in the Snohomish Wedding Tour at Jardin del Sol and it was by far one of our favorite inspirational setups to date! We still can’t get enough of the bee theme ranging from the “Get Your Buzz On” bar to the bees incorporated in both the floral and paper goods. We also had fun pulling together three different ideas for a kids table. This was a sweet event to design and Rick+Anna Photography captured it just perfectly!

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