Wednesday, December 29, 2010

WNUSA - October and December!

This past year I've truly enjoyed my position as the Seattle Chapter WNUSA Regional Director and couldn't have been more pleased with how the October and December meetings went!
October 2010
Jenny Harding of A New Chapter Wedding treated us to a thrilling House of Wax themed event at Sole Repair Shop in Capital Hill. With delicious catering by Scott Staples Catering and a murder mystery to kick off the event by Events on the Edge, their was excitement around! The highlight of the event were the speeches by Laura Cassidy of Seattle Metropolitan Bride and Groom and Blair deLaubenfels of Junebug Weddings who uncovered the mysteries of getting published in a wedding magazine and website. Photos by:Laura Marchbanks Photography
Meeting Host: A New Chapter Wedding
Photographer & Photobooth: Laura Marchbanks Photography
Props: Aria Style
Entertainment: Events on The Edge
December 2010
First Annual Joint Association Holiday Party!
Columbia Tower Club was the host of the First Annual Joint Association Holiday Party on December 20th! Guests from six wedding associations dined, danced and celebrated the year! Photos by: Steven Herppich Photography
Venue & Catering: Columbia Tower Club
Live Band: 80s Invasion
Casino Games & DJ: Sounds Unlimited

Looking forward to the New Year as we kick off our January meeting at the Palace Ballroom!

Monday, December 27, 2010

One More Cookie?

By now we've all had our share of holiday cookies but perhaps there is room for one more?

This December I received a box of homemade cookies from Cheryl, owner of Cookie Fairy, and had to share her sweet delivery to all!
Cheryl hand makes cookies throughout the year then ships them to you, your loved ones or colleagues to enjoy! The small hand-decorated boxes hold 25 cookies with an assortment of 5 different kinds. Her passion is the traditional favorites such as chocolate chip, molasses and peanut butter, however, come the holidays you may find a special cookie in your box!

At only $22, these make great gifts for Valentine's Day, Father's Day or a simple Thank You!To order a box of your own, contact Cheryl at 360-568-0868 or via email at [email protected]

Monday, December 20, 2010

Happy Holidays!

The best gifts in life I find are not those that come in neatly wrapped packages with pretty ribbons but the kind that come from the heart and are a simple genuine thank you. As a business owner, this past year has been filled with gifts like these. From the flowers delivered to my home the morning after a busy wedding weekend from a client who just wanted to say "thank you;" to the letter in the mail with an extra tip because they felt their first tip wasn't enough; to the thank you letters for a job well done.

Without you this day would've never happened! I can't thank you enough for all your help planning this day; dealing with vendors, you were my rock.
~ Christy

Thank you, thank you, thank you! Everything went perfect! I can't believe it! There is no way we could have done it without you. We said you were worth your weight in gold times 10 before the wedding and you proved us wrong! You were worth your weight in gold times a million! Having you was easily the best decision and investment we made for the whole wedding! We are laying on the beach soaking up the sun and sharing wedding stories, we got a million compliments on everything and people said it was the most fun wedding ever! ~Lindsay and Eric mother of the bride, we never could have pulled this off without your help...THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart to the high hoped dreams of were perfect. ~Lisa

Those unexpected surprises along with the letters of gratitude make my job well worth it! Wishing you a Holiday filled with the best gifts in life!

Happy Holidays!

BreeAnn Gale
Pink Blossom Events

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

October 17, 2010 - Ashley & Loyal

Ashely and Loyal's Sunday afternoon wedding on October 17 at Lord Hill Farms had all the perfect touches for an afternoon of romance! From the burgundy and gold decor to the pig statues poking fun at Loyal's position in the police department, guests enjoyed a relaxing afternoon of food, family and celebration!

Thanks to Nickel Images who spent the day capturing the wedding! British Motor Coach provided the backdrop for Ashley and Loyal's photos!
As guests got their caricitures drawn by Sam Day, Mack Grout continued to serenade the crowd.
Coordinator - Pink Blossom Events
Venue & Catering - Lord Hill Farms
Photographer - Nickel Images
Cake Arist - The Cakewalk Shop
Pianist - Mach Grout
Transportation - British Motor Coach
Caricature Artist - Sam Day
Florist - Everett Floral

Thank you so much for all your hard work and attention to detail at our wedding! ...It was one of the best decisions I made in the whole process... I was so impressed that you were able to keep things running smoothly and without the slightest glitch! I plan on recommending you to everybody I know! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!! Love, Ashley & Loyal

Monday, December 13, 2010

Hot Cocoa Delight!

On a cold winter day, nothing brings a smile to ones face like a warm cup of hot cocoa and marshmallows! As your guests arrive on your wedding day why not treat them to a cup of cocoa to warm up? This October, Alyssa and Aaron, treated their guests to a hot cocoa bar as they arrived for the outdoor ceremony at Parson's Garden in Seattle. A fun treat for kids of all ages to enjoy!
The personalized cups added a fun touch as guests sipped hot cocoa while the couple said their 'I Do's!'

Not a fan of hot chocolate? Consider a hot tea or apple cider bar for your wedding.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Voila! Wedding Show! 2011

It's time to mark your calendars!
Sunday, March 20, 2011
12:30 - 4:30pm
The Woodmark Hotel


For tickets, a list of participating vendors and information visit!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Oahu & Kauai Wedding Locations

The holiday's are my favorite time of year but all of this winter weather makes me dream of a warm tropical getaway! While in Hawaii for a destination wedding this September I had the opportunity to scope out some additional wedding locations. Here were some of my favorites! Where will your tropical wedding take place?


Kauai Marriott Resort on Kalapaki Beach

Monday, November 22, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

As we sit around the dinning room table this week with our loved ones, gobbling up turkey, stuffing and my favorite leftover turkey-cranberry sandwiches, I can't help but be reminded of all that I'm thankful for this time of year.

I have a family to lean on in good times and bad...
Memories of friendships that continue to grow...
And a business that has blessed me with some of the best clients and colleagues around!
Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving and all that you are thankful for!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Libby & Kyle - August 28, 2011

With two brothers getting married within the same year, Kyle and Libby knew that they had to followup with a bash to remember as Kyle would be the second brother saying "I Do" that summer! The August morning began as Libby and her bridesmaids got ready at the Inn at Port Gardner on the Everett waterfront. With the seaside as a backdrop the girls were stunning!
Not too far away, the groomsmen were all smiles as they prepared for the ceremony at Evergreen Arboretum. It was soon time for the bride and groom to see each other prior to saying their vows. Surrounded by their friends and family, Libby and Kyle were ready to head down the aisle!
The ceremony went off without a hitch as Libby and Kyle said their vows! The newlyweds enjoyed some time alone before they headed off to the Monte Cristo Ballroom for an evening of celebration! As the guests nibbled on appetizers and captured memories in the photobooth, the bridal party was announced into the reception! Lavender and white addorned the ballroom that evening. From the floral arrangements to the champagne glasses filled with purple kisses that guests were given as a wedding favor, the room was stunning! The evening continued with toasts and a video highlight of the double propsal that Kyle and his brother Russell had planned for their leading ladies! In honor of Libby and Kyle's Wii Characters, Mike's Amazing Cakes created a one of a kind cake topper featuring Libby and Kyle! Guests spent the evening dancing and capturing themselves in the photobooth. One of the highlights of the evening was the garter toss as Kyle removed a pair of "granny panties" instead of a traditional garter from Libby. The look of surprise on Kyle's face left guests laughing until their stomachs ached!
With a day of memories, Kyle and Libby ran through a tunnel of sparklers as they left the ballroom that evening. Congratulations Libby & Kyle!
Special thanks to all of the vendors who made their wedding day a big hit!
Photographer - Kristen Honeycutt Photography
Ceremony Location - Evergreen Arboretum
Reception Venue - Monte Cristo Ballroom
Coordinator - Pink Blossom Events
Photobooth - 321 Foto
DJ - Mobile Grooves
Hair & Makeup - I Love Blush
Rentals - Total Rentals

Kyle and I just wanted to say thank you so much for making our wedding so amazing and stress free! Everything looked so beautiful. I really appreciate all the hard work you put into this day! We had such a great time and so did everyone else! Love, Lindsey & Kyle
Kristen Honeycutt and I enjoyed some fun in the photobooth with the newlyweds!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Woodman Lodge Murder Mystery!

Have you ever been to a murder mystery dinner? If not, be sure to check out the Woodman Lodge's murder mystery dinner series performed by Events on The Edge, as you will be in for a treat! I had the opportunity to attend the opening night last week and truly enjoyed myself! The Woodman Lodge is a spectacle in itself as it has been fully restored into a restaurant from the original days as a modern woodman of American camp. Not only will you be amazed by the lodge, but their extensive menu will be sure to knock your socks off!
The murder mystery is full of surprises and follows the story line of a man who has received a large sum of money.
Don't miss your chance to attend this series!
For tickets and information about the show click here.
Looking to host your own private murder mystery, contact Events on The Edge.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Sarah & Kevin - Engagment Session!

With fall leaves and the afternoon sun as a backdrop, Sarah and Kevin couldn't have asked for a better day for their engagement photo shoot with Solace Arts! Looking forward to the big day this July!