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Wedding Planning During a Pandemic

Seattle Wedding Planners Pink Blossom EventsClutch Events, and New Creations Wedding Design & Coordination have teamed up to share what you need to know as you finalize wedding plans for the summer ahead. Pandemic or not, your wedding is going to be a celebration of a lifetime and we’re here to help! 

With vaccinations rolling we are feeling cautiously optimistic that the end of the pandemic is near. As much as we’d like to ignore the never-ending restrictions and guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and our Washington State Governor there is a good chance they will play a part of your wedding day. As of today most counties in Washington State are in Phase 3 and can expect the following guidelines:

Masks 

Masks (aka face coverings) are required at all times unless when eating or drinking. Make it fun and outfit your wedding party and crowd!
*Mask exceptions are listed below

Photo by Amelia Soper Photography.  Planning by Pink Blossom Events.

Indoors

Maximum capacity of 400 or 50% capacity (not including vendors), whichever is less, so long as six feet of physical distancing is maintained between groups. Table size maximum of 10. If food or drinks are served, eating and drinking requirements apply. 

Outdoors

Maximum capacity of 400 (not including vendors), so long as six feet of physical distancing is maintained between groups (groups of 15 maximum). If food or drinks are served, eating and drinking requirements apply.

Ceremony

We recommend sitting groups of 15 on either side of the aisle. Think a traditional wedding setting (ie. 3 rows of 5 people) with a 6’ space between the next grouping of 15 (ie. 3 rows of 5 people).  

Photo by Jenny Wohrle.  Planning by Clutch Events.

Cocktail Hour

While mingling is not officially allowed just yet cocktail hour can happen, and ideas are everywhere! Assigning guests their groups (up to 10) at the beginning of cocktail hour will allow them to enjoy cocktail hour safely and transition to dinner that same group of people. Think comfy seating and a mix of tables to allow guests to sit for eating and drink and participate in allowable entertainment activities such as lawn games! 

Photo by Amelia Soper Photography.  Planning by Pink Blossom Events.

Dancing

Dancing is allowed! A maximum of 10 per person per dance floor and consists of your same table group and all must wear masks. Who says you can’t have multiple dance floors? 

In addition, the following dances are expressly allowed: the couple’s first dance and the parent dances. For these specifically allowed dances, only one pair may dance at a time, both must be wearing masks (unless they are part of the same household). 

Exemption on Face Coverings – Yay!

  • Wedding couples are exempted from the face covering and six feet physical distancing requirement from each other during the ceremony so long as they maintain six feet of physical distance from all other persons. 
  • The officiant is also exempted provided six feet social distance can be maintained. 
  • The officiant, family members, and wedding party are also exempted for posed photographs provided that the face covering is removed only briefly at the direction of the photographer to take the photo. 
  • Face covering must be reapplied immediately after the photo is taken.

Follow this link for the most up to date guidelines outlining Phases 1-3 published 3.23.21. 

Note: We are not certified CDC health experts. Our ideas are suggestions based on current guidelines and our years of experience. We know these may adjust down the road as guidelines change however, we, your wedding planner and vendor team, are here to support you and make it the best day ever!

Communicating Regulations with Your Guests! 

Between evolving regulations, updated county phases and guests traveling from all over the country with their own local rules, it is important to make sure everyone is on the same page and aware of the safety guidelines at your wedding! 

Here are some tips to ensure you properly communicate the safety guidelines and regulations for your county!

  1. Double check the current regulations so you communicate the most update to date rules. A great reference is the WSWEA regulations page!  We also recommend confirming these rules with your venue and vendor team, so everyone working your wedding is on the same page!
  2. When sending out your wedding invitations, make sure to note on your details card that your wedding website will include up to date COVID-19 restrictions and make sure to list the URL. We suggest having a dedicated tab on your website where you can outline the rules that guests will need to follow.
  3. Incorporate the major rules into your welcome signage for your wedding so that guests can see them as they enter the venue for the first time. Your vendor team will be happy to remind guests of the rules if they aren’t following them correctly, but everyone will be appreciative if you alert them in advance!   
  4. Write a quick addition for your officiant to read during the ceremony! It is the perfect quiet moment to have the rules listed out so that it takes away the pressure from you during the reception.  Here is a quick example:

“On behalf of the couple, their families and the team of vendors here today, I would like to quickly talk through the safety measures to ensure we all have a great time while we celebrate together. Please keep your masks on unless you are eating and drinking. If you get up from your dinner table to use the restroom or go through the chefs’ stations, please remember to wear your mask.

Please keep in your group of ten while enjoying cocktail hour, the photobooth and on the dancefloor. 

I will be releasing you by rows so that we can avoid a crowd while moving to cocktail hour where there will be tray passed drinks and appetizers brought to your tables. The staff will do their best to refill your drinks, but if you go to the bar and there is someone in front of you, please remember to keep six feet of space between you.   

We have hand sanitizer throughout the venue, so please sanitize often.

We realize this may not be the traditional wedding we planned for, but we are so excited that we are able to still celebrate together. We really appreciate you keeping everyone’s comfort level and safety in mind! 

We hope these communication tips allow you to be more present in the moment of your wedding day to thoroughly enjoy yourselves!!”

Photo by Jenny Wohrle.  Planning by Clutch Events.

Keeping Your Wedding Vendors! 

We as a collective wedding vendor and venue community are forever grateful to our couples for hanging in there as we’ve rode this pandemic rollercoaster right alongside you.  We are excited for the opportunity to safely celebrate with you and your families on your wedding day.  

We all had some amazing intimate weddings in 2020 and are thrilled that weddings are extremely close to ‘normal’ given the current climate. We know what you might be thinking, “After reading these dang rules, should I just cancel my plans and host the wedding in my back yard so I don’t have to follow the rules?

We get it.  It’s a lot to navigate.  However, this is what wedding vendors do best- we “pivot” and navigate on a daily basis.  If any group of people were built to handle the ever-changing regulations, it’s us. 

Having your wedding at home might sound easier, but not only will it be a huge logistical undertaking turning a home into a wedding venue.  It will also have huge financial repercussions for you, and it does not get you off the hook for following regulations.  As the host of the wedding, you are the responsible party to keep your guests safe as it states in the Wedding & Event regulations linked above.  Regardless of where your wedding is being held, the same rules are to be followed.  

If they are not followed at a private home/property, 1. This puts your vendors in an incredibly tough position from needing to keep their income and truly wanting to do your wedding day however knowing regulations will not be followed, to 2. The possibility of having your vendors tell you no and remove themselves from their contracts as you are putting them in a potentially dangerous/hazardous environment.  Most contracts have a portion of them that state that a vendor can and will leave an unsafe environment with no money due back to the client.  

After a year of risks with the virus, don’t risk the health of your guests and the livelihood of your vendor team by having an unsafe wedding.

Venues and vendors truly have your best interest at heart through this.  We WANT a successful wedding day for you and your guests to celebrate and enjoy.  We know these current rules feel tiresome, believe me, we get it; but we are here to help you through them and find ways to creatively still have a fabulous wedding day.

We’ve come this far together, and we’ve been a part of some amazing wedding days in 2020.  We are so ready to fully get back to work and be a part of your fabulous 2021 wedding day.

New Venue Alert – Edmonds Waterfront Center

With hints of spring surrounding us, the excitement of Phase 3 next week and the opening of the new Edmonds Waterfront Center, we’d say March treated us well!

Earlier this month we had the opportunity to style the new Edmonds Waterfront Center with a talented team of vendors as the building celebrated its new beginnings. Images by Into Dust Photography.

Located on the waterfront in downtown Edmonds and steps away from the ferry terminal the outdoor area at Edmonds Waterfront Center makes for the perfect location for photos, an outdoor ceremony and lawn games!

Working with Fena Flowers we designed a low ground floral arch to compliment the natural flow of the lawn and avoid blocking any of the backdrop. Arrangements were filled with bright pink and yellow floral along with greenery found in the PNW. The yellow forsythia branches are always a favorite!

Whether in the community lounge or in the ballroom, your cocktail hour will be surrounded by large open windows highlighting the waterfront views and giving you an opportunity to fill with appetizers!

Right now we’re crazing the Crab Cakes and Fried Chicken Sliders by Shooby Doo Catering!

 

The awakening of Spring in the PNW gives the opportunity to spot bright yellow daffodils popping up throughout the area and what better way to highlight that beauty than in your event florals?

Tables adorned in cobalt blue linens were topped with vibrant pink and yellow centerpieces and circled with fruitwood chivari chairs. Place settings featuring waterfall mustard napkins and white chargers topped with watercolor-inspired dinner menus to match the table numbers and place cards. 

The sweetheart table stood out amongst the sea of blue linens with its mustard yellow linen and lush floral spray. Daffodil blooms topped the place settings to add that special touch.

Buffet or plated, what’s your vote? Luckily for you this menu dreamed up by Shooby Doo Catering can be served plated or in a buffet!

Artisan apple salad, flat iron steak, grilled salmon, sautéed green beans, and rainbow marble potatoes are the perfect menu for a PNW wedding or event!

Desserts while not only delicious can be another vehicle to add that wow factor to your event. We chose to be daring with a mustard yellow buttercream three-tiered wedding cake as the focal piece to the dessert bar that featured petite desserts including fruit tartlets and lemon bars. Yum!

Don’t forget the kiddos! With families eager to get out of the house, be sure to keep the little ones in mind as they too will be attending your event.

From tables filled with easy to grab snacks and games galore, parents will thank you for keeping their kids busy and happy! A babysitter to watch the children is a must.

Meetings never looked so good! Being on the waterfront has its perks and the meeting rooms at Edmonds Waterfront Center definitely capture it well!

For this shoot, we set the room for a corporate meeting using the venue’s tables and chairs along with some fun surprises to keep attendees eager to take note and stay alert with mini cupcakes and a caffeine of choice!

Inspired by the city of Edmonds and the surrounding PNW Evergreen Custom Gifting created gifts featuring products that would delight both the corporate and wedding world!

Event Planning & Design: Pink Blossom Events
Venue: Edmonds Waterfront Center
Photography: Into Dust Photography
Catering: Shooby Doo Catering
Florals: Fena Flowers
Rentals: CORT Party Rental
Wedding Cake + Mini Cupcakes: Cakes by Frosted
Games: Off The Block Games
Stationery: Chloe Clarke
Notepads & Pencils: Dahlia Press
Custom Gifting: Evergreen Custom Gifting

Solemates Products for Weddings!

As you are preparing for your wedding, there are many products and ideas that you are likely to come across that are geared toward the sole purpose of making your guests comfortable. We at Pink Blossom Events understand the importance of ensuring your guests are taken care of and comfortable on the day of your wedding. While we have a million suggestions for all the small details that can put the comfort of your friends and family first and help create an unforgettable experience for your guests, including our custom welcome gifts, one of the product lines we suggest to our event clients is Solemates. This female-founded, US-based company offers up all the solutions you can think of to keep you moving throughout the wedding day! 

A must have for any bride, bridesmaid, vendor or wedding guest wearing heels on the day of the wedding is their heel protectors which have been a lifesaver for events. We’ve all been there, you’re at a wedding or party outside and your heel sinks straight into the ground. Or what’s worse, your expensive shoes end up damaged from the grass, mud, bricks, gravel, or wooden decks. The heel protector is the ultimate insurance policy for your heels! 

Joe Tobiason Photography

For anyone who has been in a wedding party, or danced the night away on heels, you know that foot comfort is a major consideration for a long event! For the aches, pains, and problems created by being on your feet all day or dancing the night away, Solemates offers everything from heel protectors to blister blocker, to anti-skid pads, to all the little soft pads to keep you moving and pain-free all day and night. They even have solutions to keep your shoes smelling fresh and clean after a long day!

Rachel Birkhofer Photography

Be sure to use our discount code PinkBlossomEvents to take 10% off your Solemates purchase today!

Blending Families at The Woodmark Hotel

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.

Congratulations Michele & Mark!

Wedding Planner – Pink Blossom Events
Photography – Alante Photography
Venue & Catering – Woodmark Hotel & Still Spa
Floral – Fena Flowers
Bridal Gown – BHLDN Seattle
Hair & Makeup – Salon Maison
Wedding Cake – The Last Bite Bakery
DJ – Chris Graves Music
Officiant – Pastor Chris Griggs
Stationery – Minted

Classic Summer Wedding at the Seattle Tennis Club Wedding

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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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!

Planner: Pink Blossom Events
Photography: Alante Photography Into Dust Photography
Venue: Seattle Tennis Club
Floral: Aria Style Seattle
Hair & Makeup: Salon Maison Inc.
Dress: Pronovias, The Dress Theory
Suits: The Black Tux
Sushi: I Love Sushi on Lake Union
Dessert: Street Treats
Strings: Arcobaleno string quartet
Live Band: Michael Benson Band
Stationery: Impress Ink
Rentals: CORT Party Rental
Transportation: A&A Limousine & Bus Service of Seattle
Rings: Green Lake Jewelry Works
Rehearsal Dinner: Ray’s Boathouse, Cafe & Catering
Getting Ready Location: Kimpton Alexis Hotel Seattle 

Elegant Columbia Tower Club Seattle Wedding

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

Wedding Planner – Pink Blossom Events
Custom Welcome Gifts – Evergreen Custom Gifting
Photography – Alante Photography
Venue & Catering – Columbia Tower Club
Floral – Aria Style
Hair & Makeup – Salon Maison
Bridal Gown – Glamour Closet
Stationery – Silberman Brown
Wedding Cake – New Renaissance Cakes
Officiant – Forever Together Seattle
Band – Blue Wave Band
Room Blocks – W Seattle, Kimpton Hotel Monaco Seattle & Fairmont Olympic Hotel

Fall Wine Country Wedding at Novelty Hill-Januik Winery

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

Wedding Coordinator – Pink Blossom Events
Photography – Luna + Lion
Venue & Catering – Novelty Hill Januik Winery
Hair & Makeup – OffWhite Beauty Boutique
Bridal Attire – A&Bé Bridal Shop Seattle
Cake – Bakery Nouveau
Floral – JVC flowers
Groom’s Attire – Beckett & Robb
Groomsmen Attire – THE BLACK TUX (Seattle)
Officiant – Marriages by Meagan
Stationery – Minted
Signage – Etsy
Transportation – British Motor Coach
DJ – Sounds Unlimited

Bob & Jeanette’s Spring JM Cellars Wedding

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

Wedding Planner – Pink Blossom Events
Photography – Unique Moments Photography
Venue – JM Cellars
Floral – Fena Flowers
Catering – Herban Feast Catering and Events
Wedding Cake – Honey Crumb Cake Studio
Hair & Makeup – Salon Maison Bridal Beauty & Style Bar
Bridal Attire – I Do Bridal
Live Music – The Side Project
Groom’s Attire – Nordstrom
Officiant – Arissa Rench
Rentals – Seattle Pedersens
Stationery – Sablewood Paper Company

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​

Malea & Cole’s San Juan Island Wedding

Malea and Cole met their Senior Year of High School. They attended High School Prom together and a month later Cole asked Malea to be his girlfriend!  His first, last and only. After High School they dated long-distance for a year as Malea went to college in Arizona (ASU), while Cole went to Oregon (OSU) for his first year. The following year Cole became a Sun Devil and transferred to ASU to be with Malea where they graduated together in 2017. Fast forward to the date of the proposal, Cole proposed at sunset on the cliffs of Shaw island at his families beach house. Afterwards the surprises continued with all of their closest family and friends hiding in the garage to celebrate their engagement! The San Juan Islands were the obvious choice for their wedding day as Malea and Cole fell in love during their first trip together as they sailed through the San Juan Islands and Malea’s family has a home off Westcott Bay. Playing nod to the location, Malea and Cole incorporated the natural beauty of the surrounding area with a beach inspired wedding complete with lush greenery and cream, blush and light blue floral throughout the waterfront property. As guests walked along the waterfront from the parking area to the ceremony area signs telling the story of their love story dotted the pathway. 

Local musician Oliver Stausser played in the background as friends and family arrived and were greeted with Sparkling Wine before the ceremony began.

The focal piece of the ceremony was a driftwood arbor and a stage built by Malea’s Father. With the seal of a kiss, Malea and Cole were “Just Married!” With a group photo complete, signature drinks and appetizers were served. A Moscow Mule for Malea and a Whiskey Sour for Cole. Appetizers of Crab in Lettuce Wraps, Caprese Bruschetta and Shrimp Kabobs were enjoyed! It was a labor of Love as Malea’s grandpa had hand built this wooden canoe which would serve as a beverage holder for non alcoholic beverages. With the dinner hour here, friends and family found their seats among tables that were adorned with ivory linens and set with lush floral arrangements and place settings complete with gold rimmed cream chargers and ivory napkins. With the wedding party and newly weds announced, a dinner buffet of seasonal favorites was served! After toasts filled with laughter and tears, Malea and Cole cut their wedding cake and hit the dance floor for their first dance. And a celebration isn’t complete without a surprise performance by Malea and Cole’s parents. Too good! Taking a break from the dance floor Malea and Cole celebrated with a sparkler “send-off” before making their way back on the dance floor for the bouquet toss and garter toss. After another hour of dessert and dancing guests made their way down to the waterfront as they sent their well wishes to Malea and Cole as they headed off on a row boat for a night on the water of an awaiting larger boat! I have to jump in and echo Kim’s comments, we are so full of gratitude and appreciation for all of your work!  Your planning, attention to detail, and special touches were top notch.  I can’t even count how many people have texted, phoned and emailed (messages still coming in this morning!), saying it was by far the best wedding they’ve ever attended.  The descriptor “EPIC” is on repeat!! Huge thanks to you both, Laura (Mother of Groom)

Wedding Planner – Pink Blossom Events
Photographer – Robert S. Harrison Photography
Venue – Private Residence, San Juan Island, WA
Floral – Bloom San Juan
Catering – Coho Restaurant
Wedding Cake & Desserts – Cakes by Felicitations
Rentals – CORT Party Rental, BBJ Linen & Sweet Buffet Lady
Live Music & DJ – Oliver Strasser
Restrooms – Luxury Restroom Trailers by Privy Chambers
Wedding Dress – I Do Bridal (Maggie Sottero Designs)
Groom & Groomsmen Attire – The Tuxedo Club
Day of Coordination – Revel San Juan