Monday, August 30, 2010

Tim & Andrea - Video Teaser!

This summer I have had the opportunity to work with some amazing videographers and Corban of Lorbaniah Cameography is one of those! Hiring a talented photographer to capture your wedding is by far one of the most important decisions you make for your wedding but I believe a videographer is just as important as they are able to capture those memories in a way that only a video can. Take a look at the teaser Corban put together of Tim and Andrea's July 31st wedding and you will see why!

Click here for the entire recap of Tim and Andrea's wedding!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Stacey and Mike - July 17, 2010

Stacey and I have known each other since the 5th Grade, and as long as I can remember, she has dreamed of her fairy tale wedding. On July 17, 2010, I was honored to stand up with her as she married her prince charming, Mike. The wedding took place at Stacey's childhood home which was fitting as her family has hosted many celebrations throughout the years, but this one topped them all! Surrounded by friends and family, a long time friend, Dave, officiated the ceremony. Mike and Stacey said their vows, and with splash of Disney magic (mickey ears donned by the groomsmen and wands waved by the bridesmaids), as only fitting for Stacey's love of Disney! Not a dry eye was seen as toasts were filled with stories of memories and dreams now, and soon to be, fulfilled. As the sun began to set, Elegant Images captured Mike and Stacey's first dances. Then the party continued as Bugsie Productions got the crowd moving on the dance floor! Congratulations Mike & Stacey!

A special thank you to Stacey & Mike's vendors!(Left: Craig of Bugsie Productions; Right: Carrie & Assistant of Elegant Images)

Monday, August 16, 2010

Tim & Andrea - July 31, 2010 - Preview!

I began working with Tim and Andrea last October to help them plan the wedding of their dreams and I was excited to see that day come true on July 31st! When I first met with Tim and Andrea, I knew that they were going to have an event to remember as it all started back to this past winter when they took their engagement photos at the Cinerama in downtown Seattle. The venue definitely captured their love for movies, the theater and a good time!

Now fast forward to the rehearsal, and that same passion of adventure continued as they wanted to make sure that all of their out of town guests enjoyed their time in the northwest! After the rehearsal at St. Brendan Catholic Church, the group headed over to Lucky Strike Lanes in Bellevue for the rehearsal dinner! An evening with their bridal party, family and wedding guests was filled with bowling, laughter and great food!

The next morning Andrea and Tim were up early preparing to head down the aisle and excited to start a new chapter in their lives. Thanks to Holly of Beautiful Endings Photography for a preview of their wedding day! The early afternoon ceremony was held at St. Brendan Catholic Church in Bothell. This venue was special to Andrea as she grew up attending school at St. Brendan. Following the ceremony, the bridal party was transported to The Woodmark Hotel in a luxury Chrysler 300 Stretch by Crown Limo. As guests enjoyed happy hour outside on the patio and signed the interactive guest book from PictureThis, Bugsie Productions helped create the perfect atmosphere as Tim and Andrea spent took advantage of the setting around The Woodmark Hotel. The reception inside the Marina Room at The Woodmark Hotel carried a theme of blue and lime green, which set the tone for their decor and allowed them to add some subtle hints of their love for Seahawks Football! The wedding cake featured a custom design by Kelli's Creations taken from their wedding invitations created by All About Weddings & Celebrations.
Congratulations Tim and Andrea!

Thank you to all of their vendors!
Rehearsal Dinner & Venue - Lucky Strike Lanes, Bellevue
Ceremony Venue - Saint Brendan Catholic Church
Reception Venue - The Marina Room at The Woodmark Hotel
Photographer - Beautiful Endings Photography
Videographer - Cameography
Coordinator - Pink Blossom Events
Florist - Lilies and Lemondrops
Hair & Makeup - Salon Maison
DJ - Bugsie Productions
Guest Book - PictureThis
Cake - Kelli's Creations
Transportation - Crown Limo
Save The Dates - Paper Fling
Wedding Invitations - All About Weddings & Celebrations
Specialty Linens - AA Party

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Virginia & Grant - July 17, 2010

From the moment I met Virginia & Grant I knew their wedding would be as fun and energetic as their personalities! My prediction came true on July 17, 2010, as Virginia and Grant celebrated their wedding day at the Pan Pacific Hotel in Seattle! With guests in town from as far away as London, the hotel was bursting with friends and family ready for a good time!

Thank you to Red Fish Blue Fish Photography and Aderyn Productions for giving us an early glimpse of the wedding day!Special thank you to all of the vendors who truly made this a wedding to remember!
Venue & Catering - Pan Pacific Hotel
Coordination - Pink Blossom Events
Photographer - Toni at Red Fish Blue Fish
Paper Goods - Ephemera Press
Ceremony Music - Seattle String Ensemble
DJ - Beautiful Noise
Florist - Designs by Courtney
Decor and Specialty Rentals - Prop Gallery West
Linens - Aria Style
Videographer - Aderyn Productions
Nannies - College Nannies
Cake - Decadence Custom Cakes
Umbrellas - Bella Umbrella
Hair & Makeup - Carina Schoen
Congratulations Virginia & Grant!

We had a wonderful experience working with Pink Blossom for our wedding...BreeAnn foresaw and took care of all potential issues. It really helped the whole thing come together well -- we were thrilled with their whole package and would 100% recommend Pink Blossom to other engaged couples ~ Virginia

Monday, August 9, 2010

July WNUSA Meeting!

The setting at Radar Lake could not have been more perfect for the July WNUSA meeting as we were all in need of some relaxation and a good BBQ dinner! (Photos by Humanature Photography)

Thank you to all of the individuals who helped put together the July WNUSA meeting!
Meeting Host: Amy Vallejo - Anticipate Weddings & Events
Venue: Radar Lake
Speaker & DJ: Brian Dale, WaveLink Music
(Speaker Topic: Outdoor Events)
Caterer: Armadillo BBQ
Dessert: Street Treats
Floral: Flowers by Tiffany
Videography: Hybrid Moon
Photographer: Humanature Photography
Bartender & Event Staff: The Invisible Hostess
Transportation: Rare Form Limousine

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Tallant House

After sending clients over for tastings at Tallant House it was time that I finally sat down and experienced a Tallant House tasting with owner, Judy Tallant, myself. The tasting was definitely an event in itself. Judy takes pride in providing an intimate tasting for two which even combines a little bit of bubbly!The tasting began with an explanation of Judy's specialty, French pastry, then moved along to the best part, the sampling! Prior to my visit Judy asked me what types of fillings I gravitate towards to help her narrow down the variety I would sample. I chose fruit and berry flavors as those are my favorite. Lucky for me, there are more than enough to choose from! From blood orange to pear, my taste buds where in for a treat! My overall favorite flavors where definitely the current and strawberry fillings which are homemade by Judy.

After sampling well over 15 fillings, it was onto the cake! I sampled pistachio, poppy seed and lemon cake. Honestly, they were all fabulous, but the poppy seed was by far my favorite!

As the tasting ended, I challenged Judy to a new cake flavor, a seabreeze inspired cake. She is know on the hunt to combine cranberry, grapefruit and a splash of vodka!

Monday, August 2, 2010

WNUSA - May & June 2010 Meetings

As the Seattle Chapter Regional Director of Wedding Network USA, I have had the opportunity of being a part of some amazing meetings! Take a peak at a couple of our most recent meetings.

World Trade Center
Networking Meeting
(Photos by Emma Jane Photography)
Meeting Host: Sheena Kalso - Invisible Hostess
Venue & Caterer: World Trade Center
DJ: Adam's DJ Service
Linens: Choice Linens
Floral: Fena Flowers
Paper Good: All About Weddings & Celebrations
Photographer: Emma Jane Photography

Seattle Aquarium
Speaker Topic: Branding Your Business
(Photos by Rebecca Ellison)
Meeting Host: Chesney Schmidt - All The Flutter
Venue & Caterer: Seattle Aquarium
Speaker: Maria Ross, Red Slice
DJ: WaveLink Music
Rentals: Pedersen's Rentals and Totally Tabletops
Paper Goods: Kerri Efendi
Floral: The Petal and The Stem
Ice Sculpture: Creative Ice
Photographer: Rebecca Ellison
Videographer: Cameography
Sushi: I Love Sushi
Cupcakes: Celebrity Cake Studio

Photos from our July meeting will be posted soon!
I am also looking forward to our August Member Appreciation Meeting at Challenger Ridge Winery in Woodinville!