Monday, August 18, 2014

Nicole & David ~ August 10, 2013

Last week Nicole and David celebrated their one year anniversary and today we take a look back at their wedding day at Green Gates at Flowing Lake. Photos taken by HR Northwest Photography. 
While Nicole and David wrapped up photos with their bridal party and family members, guests arrived at Green Gates at Flowing Lake and were seated on the waterfront lawn. Floral arrangements hung on shepherd hooks lined the aisle while the couples matching bibles and childhood Nike's (his blue and hers pink) were on display at the front of aisle.
David and his Father who was officiating that day spent a few minutes together before heading down the aisle where Nicole and David would says their Vows in front of loved ones.
David and his Father started the processional followed by the couples Mother's and their sons.
After they were announced husband and wife, Mr. & Mrs. Olsen took a enjoyed a few moments with each other on the venues dock overlooking Flowing Lake while guests enjoyed appetizers, Brian Carter Cellars wine and beer brewed by the Groom.
Once announced into dinner, the newlyweds kicked off the opening of the buffet.
Toasts, cake cutting and first dances were followed by the opening of the photo booth and the dance floor for all!
While friends and family celebrated, Nicole and David watched the sun set over the lake.
Congratulations Nicole & David! Wishing you many wonderful years ahead! 
Wedding Planner - Pink Blossom Events
Venue - Green Gates at Flowing Lake Photographer - HR Northwest Photography Florist - The Petal and the Stem Catering - Cabbage Patch Rentals - ABC Special Event Rentals by Court Cake - I'll Have What She's HavingDJ - Generation X Productions Wedding Day Paper Goods - Valerie's Invites - Paper Creations for Special Events Photo Booth - 321 FOTO | photo booth rentalsRehearsal Dinner - Russell's

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Christine & Brad ~ August 24, 2013

With their First Anniversary soon approaching we are excited to highlight Christine and Brad's August 24, 2013 wedding! Brad, a local musician, and Christine, a prominent real estate agent, know how to do a Seattle wedding day right. With every detail thought of along the way their wedding day echoed the strength and love these two have for each other and their community. We were honored to be a part of it all! Thank you to Sorella Photos for capturing the fun, the ambiance and the many special moments from start to finish!
Surrounded with the support of friends, they got ready at the Edgewater Hotel.  Michael Bride & Maria Olson provided flawless makeup & hair services for the ladies while Brad and his groomsmen were treated to the Beatles Suite which allowed for a shot of their local band, Countrycide, in the famous Beatles pose overlooking the water… great job guys! 
     Bridal Party, family and guests were shuttled over to St. Mark’s Cathedral, located on Capital Hill, by British Motor Coach. Making sure not to see each other before the ceremony, Brad and Christine took separate pre-ceremony photos at the church.
Jewel-tones and a splash of peacock highlighted the day while Brad & Christine’s “kids” made special appearances throughout the ceremony and getaway ensuring for one big happy family.
  The angelic voices of the Byrd Ensemble Choir, accompanied by the church organist, led Christine and her beau to the alter. The bride entered the cathedral to a custom-written piece of music by her betrothed called, “Christine’s March”. Truly a moment they will never forget.
     After the couple’s “I Do’s” and a few group photos, guests tossed petals as they made their getaway, riding in style in one of British MotorCoaches’ finest:, a classic white Rolls Royce.
The couple, along with an intimate group of family and friends, enjoyed a rooftop cocktail hour on the Edgewater’s Terrace Room, featuring tray-passed appetizers (Pear Bruschetta, Mini Crab Cakes, Popcorn Shrimp, Moroccan Chicken Bites) and Prosecco, while being serenaded by a talented violinist.
     As the dinner hour came, guests found their escort cards (the first of many sweet bites of the night) featuring a Ferrero Rocher chocolate as the base. The ballroom was elegantly draped in rich tones of gold, purple and hints of peacock throughout. 
Christine and Brad took their seats at the sweetheart table where a sign draping the front read “Anything is Possible” and two dog beds flanked either side of their table. As the first course of dinner was being served, guests were serenaded by the live vocal talent of a close friend who sang a breathtaking version of “Ava Maria” and an ever favorite by Ms Etta James, “At Last."
After enjoying Garlic Steak, Salmon with Crab or Truffle Risotto for entrees, toasts began.
As guests were escorted back into the Terrace Room following toasts, Christine surprised Brad with aacoustic guitar cake set alongside pedestals of sweets and apothecary jars filled with color coded candy to satisfy every guest. While Brad cut into his cake, additional guests arrived for the late night party and appetizers rolled out once again! Along with the surprise music-themed grooms cake, the bride also revealed a specialty trip she'd arranged for the couple’s European getaway! We hope you enjoyed your fabulous honeymoon Brad and Christine!
With the ballroom flipped for a dance party and the sun beginning to set, Brad and Christine cut their wedding cake and enjoyed their first dance as husband and wife to Adele’s “Make You Feel My Love.”
  Surprises continued around every corner. Christine had planned to surprise her honey, yet again, asking his band mates to play a few sets with their band, Countrycide, as a surprise to Brad. Little did she know that they let the cat out of the bag early on and the surprise was reversed for Christine with a few special, select songs that Brad had arranged. She was truly touched!
To top off the night, guests were treated to a complimentary copy of Countrycide’s latest CD as a wedding favor. To a very special couple - CONGRATULATIONS CHRISTINE & BRAD!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!! You did an amazing job and Andrea was AMAZING!!
Love, Christine & Brad 

Wedding Coordinator:   Pink Blossom Events
Photographer:   Sorella Photos
Ceremony Location & Officiant:  St. Mark’s Cathedral 
Reception, Rehearsal Dinner, Post-Wedding Brunch:  Edgewater Hotel 
Wedding Cake, Groom’s Cake, Dessert Buffet:   TheSweetside
Florist:   Woodland Flowers
Ceremony Music:   Byrd Ensemble
Reception Music/DJ:   Jim Bachaud (Friend)
Invitations:   Valerie’s Invites
Paper Details:   Chic Ink
Transportation & Shuttle Services:  British MotorCoach
Hair Services:  Maria Olson (friend)
Makeup Services:   Michael Bride
Bridal Attire:  Cicada
Bridesmaid Attire:   La Belle Elaine’s
Getting Ready & Wedding Night Hotel:   EdgewaterHotel

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Megan & Tyler ~ July 27, 2013

On July 27, 2013 Dragonfly Retreat in Bothell was filled with both wine and floral features and pops of teal and pink as Megan and Tyler tied the knot and celebrated underneath the warm summer sky. Wedding photos captured by Lilly Photography.
As guests arrived for the ceremony, they signed a large magnum wine bottle that the couple would later keep as a keepsake from their wedding day. The ceremony was held outdoors on the lush lawns of Dragonfly Retreat with a rod iron trellis covered in curly willow branches as the focal point for the ceremony. Underneath the rod iron trellis sat a wine barrel which was used for the sand ceremony. The Beatles hits "Here Comes the Sun" and "I Feel Fine" introduced the family and bridal party as they processed into the ceremony while Megan walked into "My Girl" by the Temptations. During the ceremony the bride's brother was recognized by an empty chair that featured his photo along with a rose in his memory.
After being announced as husband and wife, the newlyweds recessed down the aisle to the sounds of "This Will Be" by Natalie Cole. As Megan and Tyler took photos during cocktail hour, guests enjoyed walking through the properties many gardens and soaking in the flora and fauna while catching peeks of dragonflies near the pond. 
Tray-passed and stationed appetizers along with a bar featuring bottles of Jones of Washington wine were served as it seemed only fitting to serve the same wine that shared their last name. Lawn games including ladder golf, bocce ball and corn hole were enjoyed by all ages while a play area complete with bubbles and hula hoops for the little ones was enjoyed.
As cocktail hour ended, guests were directed to their seats by escort cards that were secured by wine corks. The dining tables were set on the stained concrete patio which featured pewter linens with alternating teal and pink napkins, mismatched vintage vases filled with floral from Fena Flowers and wine bottle table numbers. The bridal party made their grand entrance to Calvin Harris's "Feel So Close" while Megan and Tyler walked into Michael Buble's "Me & Mrs. Jones" before starting the buffet catering by Twelve Baskets Catering. With dinner underway, a slideshow of the couple was played.
The newlyweds cut into a four tiered cake baked by a friend of the family's which sat upon a table covered in a teal linen featuring a "love is sweet" banner across the front.
Following the couples first dance, Megan stole a dance with her father (James Taylor's "How Sweet It Is" and Tyler danced with his mother to the sounds of Carole King's "Sweet Child of Mine." The last songs of the evening included "Open Arms" by Journey and "The Final Countdown" before the newly married couple were showered with love and sparklers as they made their exit.
Congratulations Megan & Tyler!

Wedding Coordinator:   PinkBlossom Events
Photographer:   LillyPhotography
Ceremony & Reception Location:  Dragonfly Retreat
Rentals:  AA PartyRentals
Cake:   Family Friend
Florist:   FenaFlowers
Invitations/Stationary:   DIY
Officiant:   Reverand James McEachran
Hair & Make-up:   Salon Maison
Bridal Attire:  Cinderellie’s Closet
Bridesmaid Attire:   Ann Taylor
Tux:  Macy’s
Wedding Night Hotel:   Hyatt Regency, Bellevue
Rehearsal Dinner:  BBQ at residence, catered by Larry’s Smokehouse

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Jim & Lesley ~ September 21, 2013

For Lesley and Jim it was love at first "wink". A success story from an online dating site, these two knew right away the stars had aligned. Ten days of exchanging heartfelt letters via email, they agreed to meet in person and haven't left each others side since. On September 21, 2013 they would finally become husband and wife and despite the rain that decided to fall right as the bridal party lined up for the ceremony and proceeded to stop once the guests gathered around for a celebratory sparkling cider toast while they watched the newlyweds sign their marriage license, we couldn't have asked for a more perfect wedding day!
Jen and Jody Photography captured Lesley and her bridesmaids as they did final hair and makeup touch-ups at a friends home near their reception venue on Bainbridge Island. Further North on the Island, Jim and his groomsmen got ready at "The Farmhouse".  
Choosing not to see each other until Lesley walked down the aisle, they took photos with their respective bridal party and family members at the separate getting ready locations before heading off to Battle Point Park for the ceremony.
Not soon after catching the ferry over to Bainbridge Island were guests shuttled to the ceremony site. The sounds of a harp could be heard throughout the park as guests were seated for the couples I Do's.
Jim's Daughter, followed by Lesley's dog Georgia announced the arrival of the Bride who was escorted by her father down the aisle.
As the rain fell, white umbrellas were distributed ensuring that Seattle's unpredictable weather was covered.
Sealing their union with a kiss, Lesley and Jim invited their friends and family to join them as they signed their marriage license and celebrated with a sparkling cider toast!
As guests were shuttled to the reception site at The Old Country Club of Seattle, the newlyweds were photographed with their bridal party and family before spending some time of their own taking photos around the Island.
Situated on the Southeast side of Bainbridge Island, friends and family arrived at The Old Country Club of Seattle and were greeted with a signature cocktail as they made their way around the venue for cocktail hour.
Tray passed appetizers from Herban Feast Catering included their signature sweet potato and dungeness crab cakes; crying tiger endive leaf spoons featuring spicy grilled chicken and strawberry brie bites. Along with their guestbook, a memory table full of family photos was on display on the wrap around porch.
While guests mingled during cocktail hour, Lesley and Jim were photographed around Battle Point Park, "The Farmhouse" as well as the waterfront near their reception venue.
With cocktail hour winding down the doors to the reception room were opened revealing a gorgeous dinner setting. The ceiling which already featured six large lanterns was enhanced by bistro lights and fabric treatments. The fireplace was covered in a garland of green foliage and the hearth filled with candles. Dining table covered in white linens displayed either a floral centerpiece or a candlestick arrangement. Napkins at each place setting were wrapped in a silver ribbon and adorned with a baby's breath sprig. To each child's delight, a goodie bag was placed on each of their chairs.
As friends and family made their way inside and found their seats for dinner, Lesley and Jim stole a few more moments together before being announced into dinner.
The newlyweds and their bridal party started the buffet which featured a farmer's market summer salad of fresh berries, goat cheese, candied almonds and a strawberry-basil vinaigrette; herb crusted tender beef loin; pan seared wild salmon with stone fruit and a tarragon chutney; herb roasted seasonal vegetables and sauteed gnocchi.
Toasts, cake cutting and first dances kicked off the rest of the evening's celebration!
We simply adore the image captured by Jen and Jody Photography which shows Lesley and her Father dancing while Jim and his daughter look on - truly special!
As the party continued on inside, white luminaries were lit lighting the path for guests to walk later that evening to the shuttles that would take them back to the ferry. 
With the last song played, guests grabbed trail mix for the road and took in the view of the full moon over the city before making their way to the shuttles. 

Congratulations Jim & Lesley! What a fabulous wedding you hosted! 

BreeAnn, Thank you for all the time, energy & thought that went into helping us make this an amazing wedding day. I know it is your job but I appreciate the attention to detail regardless. ~ Lesley

Wedding Planner - Pink Blossom Events
Ceremony Location - Battle Point Park 
Reception Location - Old Country Club of Seattle 
Personal Flowers - Terra Bella Flowers & Mercantile 
Florist - Friend of Bride 
Wedding Cake - Honey Crumb Cake Studio 
Rentals - AA Party Rentals 
Officiant - Ken Burr 
Wedding Gown - Bellevue Bridal Boutique 
Bridesmaids - Nordstrom Seattle 
Groom & Groomsmen - Mens Warehouse
Transportation - Agate Pass Transportation