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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

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.

30th Birthday Party ~ The Little London Plane

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Claire’s botanical inspired 30th birthday party was the perfect way to ring in a new decade. Celebrating with friends and family at The Little London Plane, guests arrived and were invited to grab a bit to eat; sip one of the specialty cocktails; write down advice for Claire; strike a pose in front of the flower wall or make their own floral adornment. Of course a birthday party isn’t complete without a fabulous birthday cake and that is exactly what Honey Crumb Cake Studio created! Disguised as an orchid terrarium, Honey Crumb Cake Studio crafted the terrarium that featured a cake base textured with chocolate and edible paint then adorned with hand-rolled fondant vines and piped leaves, and topped with sugar orchids and buds, crushed cookie “dirt” and a wired gumpaste cage. The cake itself was a vanilla cake with apple cider reduction and a cinnamon-whiskey cream cheese filling. If that wasn’t enough guest also had the opportunity to indulge in a donut from the donut wall! Thank you to  Lloyd Photographers for capturing one special birthday!

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Event Planner & Designer – Pink Blossom Events
Photographer – Lloyd Photographers
Venue, Floral & Catering – The London Plane
Birthday Cake – Honey Crumb Cake Studio
Rentals – CORT Party Rental & Vintage Ambiance
Invite – Just Milled
Chalkboard Artist & Day of Paper Goods – La Happy
Donuts – Top Pot Doughnuts
Hair & Makeup – Fraîche Face – Seattle Makeup Artist

See more Birthday Parties planned by Pink Blossom Events

Michael & Kevin ~ Alderbrook Resort Wedding

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It was a fairy-tale wedding as Kevin and Michael were married at Alderbrook Resort & Spa one gorgeous spring afternoon! With life pulling them in all directions and living out of state, Kevin and Micheal reached out to us to plan and design their dream wedding day which took place not too far from Kevin’s family home on the Hood Canal. Incorporating a romantic Pacific Northwest vibe filled with lush floral, the sounds of string music and their love of tea the details were endless! One of our favorite moments of the day was the rowboat send-off which mimicked Michael’s first trip out to Alderbrook Resort when Kevin rowed her down the Hood Canal to Alderbrook for lunch before heading back to his family home. What love! Follow along as the images from Alante Photography tell the story of one romantic wedding day all ending with sunset photos at Alderbrook Golf & Yacht Club – a bonus when your wedding celebration ends in the late afternoon! white-wedding-boutineers white-wedding-boutineers wedding-invitations-and-rings-on-a-bed-of-flowers first-look close-up-of-bride-holding-white-pink-and-yellow-bouquet   bride-and-groom-walking-on-dock-at-alderbrook   bride-and-groom-on-dock-at-alderbrook   bride-and-groom-on-dock-at-alderbrook   bride-holidng-yellow-flowers   bridal-party-on-dock-at-alderbrook bride-and-bridesmaids-holding-yellow-flowers guest-book-signage wedding-ceremony-setup-at-alderbrook bride-grips-fathers-arm groom-watching-bride-walk-down-the-aisle wedding-ceremony-at-alderbrook   yellow-and-pink-flowers-on-tables wedding-toasts-and-speeches wedding-toasts-and-speeches wedding-toasts-and-speeches   wedding-cake-and-dessert   cake-cutting   first-dance   wedding-dances wedding-getaway-boat bride-and-groom-walk-down-dock-to-boat bride-and-groom-kissing-in-wedding-getaway-boat sunset-portraits-bride-and-groom sunset-portraits-bride-and-groom sunset-portraits-bride-and-groom sunset-portraits-bride-and-groom

BreeAnn, words cannot express the gratitude we have for all you have done. You simplified the wedding planning for Michael and Kevin during an overwhelming time of their lives and they are beaming with joy over how wonderful all the various events have unfolded. You also made the “mother-of-the-bride” duties non-existent for me. For that I will be forever grateful! Sincerely, Tamara

Wedding Planner & Designer – Pink Blossom Events​
Photographer – Alante Photography​
Venue & Catering – Alderbrook Resort and Spa
Florist – Gather Design Company​
Hair & Makeup – Salon Maison Bridal Beauty & Style Bar​
Videographer – Pixel Dust Weddings​
Live Music – Arcobaleno string quartet​ & Seattle String Quartet​
Sound System – Adam’s DJ Service​
Bridal Gown – Calla Bridal​
Bridesmaid Attire – BHLDN​ & Nordstrom​
Groom & Groomsmen Attire – The Tuxedo Club​
Rentals – Vintage Ambiance​ & L&M Chair Covers​
Stationery & Calligrapher – Letters by Ellen
Boat Sign – Valerie’s Invites

See more weddings planned by Pink Blossom Events!

Katie & Arin ~ Sodo Park Wedding, Seattle

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Katie and Arin’s Sodo Park wedding told the story of one beautiful beginning! They day started with getting ready at the Fairmont Olympic and ended with an epic dance party featuring Bamboo Beats Video DJ experience which incorporated live music videos and movie clips on the dance floor.  Katie and Arin’s wedding featured a number of personal touches including their favorite date night activity, ping pong, as well as Katie’s love of making sure everything was beautiful which included the gorgeous floral by Floressence!  To ensure guests were a piece of their new beginning they invited guests to light their own individual candle while they made a wish or prayer for the couple before being seated for the ceremony. These two were so in love and we were honored to be their wedding planner and designer, as we were able to witness the beginning of a love story for the ages! 

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BreeAnn , words can hardly express how thankful we are for you. You have been so wonderful, gracious and patient through this journey with us. The best choice we made (apart from picking each other) was picking you! We have loved working with you and will move on from this day with a little sadness knowing that we won’t get to work with you any longer! You really were made for this job and will think of you in the future when we are in need of Seattle’s best planner! Thank you again for everything! XO Katie & Arin

Wedding Planner – Pink Blossom Events
Photographer – Jenny GG Photography
Getting Ready Venue – Fairmont Olympic Hotel
Wedding Venue – Sodo Park
Caterer –Herban Feast
Florist – Floressence
Hair & Makeup – OffWhite Beauty Boutique
Officiant – Rev. Mary Calhoun
Rentals – National Event Pros, Pedersen’s Event Rentals, Vintage Ambiance & Herban Design Studio
Ceremony Music – Windsong Classical Trio
DJ – Bamboo Beats DJ
Cake/Dessert – BAKED
Photo Booth – Emerald City Photo Booth LLC
Transportation – British Motor Coach
Paper Goods – Letters by Ellen
Bridal Gown – Novella Bridal
Bride’s Suit – Trillium Custom Tailoring | Design

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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