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Carrie & Tylor’s Intimate Spring Wedding at JM Cellars

Locking in their wedding venue, site unseen, at the beginning of the pandemic Carrie and Tylor knew that no matter what happened, as long as they could have a meal the night of the wedding with friends and family they were moving forward with their wedding plans! This April 2020 Carrie and Tylor got just that and more!

Bringing in the natural elements surrounding them at JM Cellars they chose to focus on ferns and greenery found in the PNW along with bringing in white floral with pops of soft peaches to bring in a touch of spring. Not too forget Carrie’s favorite flower daffodils. 

Fast forward, asking Tylor what his favorite part of their wedding was, he mentioned this first look as he saw Carrie in her wedding dress for the first time. They were so in love, it was beautiful!

Carrie’s full bodied organic bridal bouquet was a favorite of ours. Floral in soft muted peaches with a splash of white fell in perfect harmony with the greenery bring in plenty of texture as Carrie had dreamed of. Ranunculus, tulips, garden roses, plumosa ferns, eucalyptus and italian ruscus were included.

Marrying during Phase 3 of Safe Start Washington led to a number of guidelines that we were to follow but Carrie and Tylor made the best of those guidelines and created an event that would keep guests health in mind and most importantly spread out and seated when eating and drinking.

And a wish for many pandemic wedding couple was a request to leave out the C-word (aka COVID). So we set out a jar for people who mentioned the C-word to pay up, money for the honeymoon it would be!

The ceremony held at the bocce court at JM Cellars required guests to wear masks and be seated in pods of 15 guests. It was a ceremony filled with love, laughter, masks and a surprise ceremonial shot of Whiskey at the end of the ceremony.

Post ceremony a seated cocktail hour outside on the patio at JM Cellars was full of spring delight! A mix of farm tables and rounds with hunter green linens featured soft spring blooms and clear acrylic table numbers. Not to forget Carrie and Tylor’s sweetheart table that was set on a glass top wine barrel filled with fresh blooms. To seat guests we used the same seating chart we would later use for dinner to keep guests within their households, to follow the guidelines at that time.

After the newlyweds were introduced into cocktail hour a Wine and Cheese Pairing led by John Bigelow, owner and winemaker at JM Cellars, began and soon was remembered as one of the most favorite parts of the event for many guests! The pairing included four pairings:

2018 Bramble Bump White (57% Viognier & 43% Chardonnay) + French doublecream Brie

2020 Cinsault Rose + Spanish sliced Manchego

2018 Carmenere + Flag Ship Cheddar

2018 Tre Fanciulli (71% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, 6% Syrah) + CypressGoat Cheese

After the seated wine and cheese pairing for cocktail hour friends and family moved indoors for dinner and toasts. A buffet dinner from Ravishing Radish Catering was filled with fresh spring produce and proteins of chicken and salmon.

For a unique guestbook during dinner we distributed an Anniversary Card to each table for them to fill out while seated. Each table had a different anniversary year so in the years to come Carrie and Tylor will be able to open up cards from their wedding day and read notes from those who attended it. So fun!

At the end of dinner a trio of desserts and Irish Coffee was served. The trio of desserts included a mini lemon and white chocolate tartlet, a mini salted port infused caramel nut tart and citrus white chocolate bites.

Post dinner s’mores were also enjoyed! We brought in two additional propane firepits to pair with the two onsite at JM Cellars to allow guests to sit around the firepit to continue conversations and enjoy s’mores around the firepit 

I really really enjoyed the whole night and wanted to give you a huuuuge thanks. There’s absolutely no way we could have pulled off such an incredible night without you and all the vendors you recommended. Everything came together so beautifully and it sounds like our guests all had an amazing time. Thank you again for everything you’ve done. You definitely played a key role in making all this happen! ~ Carrie 

Venue: JM Cellars
Planner: Pink Blossom Events
Catering: Ravishing Radish
Flowers: Sublime Stems
Photography: Joanna Monger Photography
Cutting Cake: Corina Bakery
Wedding Gown: Stella York
Bride’s Shoes: Kate Spade
Hair and Makeup: Bridal Beauty Agency
Stationery: Westwood Creative
Officiant: Friend – Caitlin Moats
DJ: A&Z Entertainment

Weddings in Woodinville 2020 – Willows Lodge

Inspired by the beauty of the Pacific Northwest we showcased the natural elements surrounding us at Willows Lodge for this year’s Weddings In Woodinville. Rustic metals and cement mixed in with the lush forest greenery highlighted by the watery blues and pops of mustard, burnt orange and dusty pink inspired us for this year’s design.

As guests arrived at Willows Lodge they were greeted by a 1957 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud accented with floral by Fena Flowers and directed to the Sammamish Ballroom. A program designed in collaboration with Paper Fling featured a map of Willows Lodge with event highlights from the menu to a list of vendors to meet and room for notes along the way!

In the foyer an inspiration board highlighted the design elements and gave way to a quick jump in The Luxe Photo Booth from The SnapBar and a sample of Nutty Squirrel’s Gelato. Yum!

Making their way into the Sammamish Ballroom newlyweds and their friends and family mingled with vendors as they were inspired by ideas and nibbled on bites from Barking Frog. A few even danced on the dance floor as Bugsie Productions provided the tunes. The dance floor was highlighted with overhead greenery and dripping orchids. Flanking the dance floor, two lounge areas from Vintage Ambiance featuring Grace, a 1930’s champagne velveteen couch and Winston, a 1930’s gray couch. The lounge areas were accented with arctic blue pillows from BBJ Linen and lush floral arrangements in compote copper containers.

And not to miss were the reception tables that were there to inspire one’s design. On the east side of the room two artisan light wood tables capped with vineyard chairs from Pedersen’s set the stage for a dramatic king’s table. A moss escort board with escort cards pined by copper pins was accented by floral and fern accents. Place settings surrounded a lush tablespace from Fena Flowers. Cement containers were filled with a mixture of elements. Low round containers were filled with moss, orchid blooms and mercury gold votives while other cement containers were bursting with blooms and ferns; all surrounded by moss and clear and gold mercury votives. At each place setting white coupe chargers and dinner plates were paired with white hemstitch napkins, a fern garnish and white dinner menus backed with a blush cameo backer and wrapped in copper wire. Place cards following suite of the dinner menus, modern glassware and copper silverware from Pedersen’s Rentals completed the place settings.

A sweet bar by Seatown Sweets led guests off the dance floor as they let their sweet tooth take the lead. A central two-tiered cake with a rustic concrete buttercream finish was accented with roses and ferns and topped with a copper cake topper “Our Adventure Begins” from Pomp & Revel. A one tier ombre yellow cutting cake and a hand painted floral buttercream cutting cake were on display. Not to miss the sugar cookies and cupcakes! Setting the background for the dessert bar, a boxwood hedge from Pedersen’s was covered in a moss base, accented by iron gates from Vintage Ambiance then adorned with floral arrangements by Fena Flowers.

On the west side of the room a trio of rounds with vineyard chairs were featured. The central reception table was adorned with BBJ’s notte lucca linen and a PNW Inspired centerpiece arranged in a compote copper container highlighted with blooms in shades of mustard, burnt orange and dusty pink and plenty of greenery. Goldstone blush chargers brought in the metallic copper elements. A crowd favorite were the napkins at each place setting. The arctic velvet and turmeric velvet napkins from BBJ Linen were pulled together by a handmade copper wire napkin ring and greenery garnish by Fena Flowers. A combo dinner menu and place card incorporating the elements finished off the place settings in addition to the copper utensils from Pedersen’s. On either side of this table were rounds fitted with BBJ Linen’s rosa linen and a lush floral centerpiece all circled by vineyard chairs.

Outside in the tented patio off the ballroom a Wine Lounge was enjoyed! Solo guitarist, Robbie Christmas, played. His repertoire spanned from the 1960’s all the way up to current day hits. After grabbing a tasting of wine from Patterson Cellars (Melange Blanc, Forbidden Rose or their Due Anni) guests sat amongst the lounge furniture from Vintage Ambiance. Our favorite, the green Eve couch and coordinating bench were on hand.

Leaving the tent guests made their way to the Ceremony Gazebo. Along the way they were invited to stop and make a wish by tossing a penny into the cement birdbath from Vintage Ambiance that had been filled with moss and roses.

At the Ceremony Gazebo it was all about the grand entrance! Boxwood hedges covered in a moss base flanked either side of the ceremony entrance and were accented by iron gates from Vintage Ambiance then adorned with PNW Inspired floral arrangements and branches from Fena Flowers. At the back of the aisle two tall artisan tables from Pedersen’s were covered in tablescapes by Fena Flowers, allowed for a place for ceremony programs to rest. Programs by Paper Fling featured copper foil names, charcoal ink and a copper paper backer.  Lush ferns arrangements in wood cubes and moss lined the aisle. Vineyard chairs faced the front of the ceremony which in addition to the grand entrance to the ceremony may be one of our favorite elements of the design! As a nod to Woodinville Wine Country a wine blending ceremony was displayed on an artisan wood table up front. Overhead seven carriage lights from Vintage Ambiance glowed. A boxwood hedge backdrop was accented by lush floral panels incorporating greenery, ferns, moss, branches and fronted by iron gates from Vintage Ambiance. Pacific Northwest inspired floral arrangements and branches from Fena Flowers finished off the ceremony setting.

Before departing, guests were led into the Gilman Room at Willows Lodge which was set for a rehearsal dinner. Although the setup could easily be mimicked for an intimate wedding reception. Two long reception tables were accented with chairs from Willows Lodge and covered in sand angelina linens from BBJ Linen. A tablescape showcasing a variety of cement containers by Fena Flowers. Some featured a simple ferns while round cement containers were filled with floating blooms and candles while others were filled a variety of foliage from ferns, moss, fern curls, evergreen branches and pops of white blooms.  Place settings by Willows Lodge were topped with BBJ Linen’s martinique ivory napkins and dinner menus with a copper wax seal by Paper Fling. Each dinner menu featured a thank you from the couple as well as a different question for the table. Perfect for a rehearsal dinner or an intimate celebration to inspire conversation amongst the table.

And not to miss, a high point of the day was earlier that morning before guests arrived. With the venue set, Jennifer Tai Photo Artistry captured the beauty of our work with a bride in tow. Incorporating the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest, Bridal Beauty Agency worked their magic on hair and makeup while Fena Flowers created one stunning floral necklace and bouquet. For the bride’s gown, we worked with French Knot Couture to create a custom dress to complete the theme. The ivory Willow Gown made for one stunning addition to the look! The ivory Willow Gown featured a fully boned silk bodice and corset style grommet closure with a skirt accented with branch embroidery.  Stunning!

A big thank you to the team of vendors who helped pull off our vision!

Wedding Planner & Design: Pink Blossom Events
Photography: Jennifer Tai Photo Artistry
Venue & Catering: Willows Lodge
Custom Gifting: Welcome Gifts by Pink Blossom Events
Floral: Fena Flowers
Hair & Makeup: Bridal Beauty Agency
Model: Lisa Rose Graf
Bridal Attire: French Knot Couture
Linens & Chargers: BBJ Linen
Rentals: Pedersen’s Event Rentals
Transportation: British Motor Coach
DJ: Bugsie Productions
Gelato: Nutty Squirrel Gelato
Stationery: Paper Fling
Winery: Patterson Cellars
Wedding Cake & Desserts: Seatown Sweets
Photo Booth: The Snap Bar
Rentals: Vintage Ambiance
Live Music: Robbie Christmas

Zina & Chris ~ Chateau Lill Wedding

On this rainy winter day we look back at Zina and Chris’s July wedding at Chateau Lill. From the gorgeous (and warm!) summer day to the beautifully curated tables dreamed up by the bride this was one unforgettable wedding! Dana Pleasant Photography was on hand to capture all the details! Zina&Chris1 Zina&Chris2 Zina&Chris3 Zina&Chris4 Zina&Chris5 Zina&Chris6 Zina&Chris7 Zina&Chris8 Zina&Chris9 Zina&Chris10 Zina&Chris11 Zina&Chris12 Zina&Chris13 Zina&Chris14 Zina&Chris15 Zina&Chris16 Zina&Chris17 Zina&Chris18 Zina&Chris19 Congratulations Zina & Chris!

Wedding Coordinator – Pink Blossom Events
Venue – Chateau Lill
Photographer – Dana Pleasant Photography
Caterer – John Howie Steak and Seastar Catering
Florist – Laurel’s Floral Décor
Officiant – Rev. Ray Van Winkle
DJ – Bamboo Beats DJ
Ceremony Music – Cameo String Quartet
Rentals – CORT Party Rental & Pedersen’s Event Rentals
Dessert – The SweetSide & A la Mode Pies
Hair – Sorella Salon
Makeup – Flawless Beauty Bars

Weddings In Woodinville ~ January 2015

Soon after I was asked to participate in this year’s Weddings In Woodinville I awoke one morning to find the most amazing sunrise outside my window and I knew that I had picked the theme! Growing up I could see the sun coming up out my bedroom window and those cold frosty winter mornings often produced the most vivid sunrises full of pinks, coral and oranges. Every winter I look forward to those mornings as you know that sunrise will bring one memorable day! As I awoke the morning of the show and drove into Woodinville the sunrise proved to be just as incredible as I had hoped it would be that day lending itself to a fantastic show this past January.

Columbia Winery was transformed the day of the show from the bright floral arrangements complete with hues of pink, coral and oranges and snow covered branches and evergreens from Fena Flowers to the linens and furniture from ABC Rentals by Court and Prop Gallery, a Winter Sunrise was born! WIW_1

As guests entered Columbia Winery they were directed by signage featuring a stunning watercolor sunrise and were led to the Columbia Room. Passing through the foyer guests couldn’t help but touch the snow covered table that greeted guests as they were about the enter the room. Once inside a custom guest book canvas complete with a caricature of the bride and groom was featured.

WIW_2 WIW_3 The Columbia Room was split into both a Lounge Area and Reception Area. The Lounge featured jewelry, a Vodka Bar sponsored by New Amsterdam Vodka and a photo booth by Rick + Anna Photography. On the other side of the room the white dance floor became the focal point of the room as a four post structure outlined the dance floor. The dance floor structure featured a snow frosted cedar garland and floral arrangements all supported by birch and snow covered twigs covered bases. Surrounding the dance floor was a dessert bar, reception tables featuring snow filled place settings and rock candy favors as well as a wine bar and buffet by John Howie Catering. Music throughout was provided by Bugsie Productions.

WIW_5 WIW_6 WIW_7 WIW_9 Outside as the sounds of Smooth Groove played, a ceremony was featured underneath the tent. Mirroring the dance floor structure a chuppah inspired structure covered in lush floral, frosted greens, birch branches and sparkly snow covered twigs centered the room. A table for signing the marriage license during the ceremony stood underneath the ceremony structure. Glass cylinders filled with snow and suspended carnation balls added a touch of winter beauty to the ceremony seating.

WIW_8 Guests left Columbia Winery with ideas that would transform their upcoming wedding whether they were marrying in winter or summer.

Wedding Planner & Designer – Pink Blossom Events

Photographer – Rick+Anna Photography

Venue & Wine – Columbia Winery

Florist – Fena Flowers

Rentals & Lounge Furniture – ABC Special Event Rentals

Draping & Lit Bar – Prop Gallery Events

Paper Goods – “Paper Passionista” – Invitations & Stationery

Water Color Signage & Guestbook – Art Bistrot

Desserts – Hey-Sweets

Caterer – John Howie Restaurants Catering

DJ – Bugsie Productions

Lighting – Chris Graves Music

Live Music – Smooth Groove Productions

Wedding Officiant – Rev. Mary Calhoun, Wedding Officiant

Hotel – HYATT house Seattle/Redmond

Jewelry – Marci Jewelry

Live Artist – Sam Day – Wedding Painter

Videographer – Pixel Dust Weddings

Vodka – New Amsterdam Spirits