To listen to the February 27th show click here.
Sunday, February 28, 2010
Friday, February 26, 2010
I have to admit I could get used to being on the radio as it was a lot of fun!Be sure to tune in this Saturday at 11 am on KKNW 1150 AM as I discuss all of the other activities and events that I help plan in connection with a wedding.
Along with my interview I got to record with Curtis and Vickie Rhodes of A Perfect Little Wedding. They are a husband a wife team who will discuss ways they've come up with to help you "Elope in Seattle."
L to R: Curtis, Gayle, Greg and Vickie's head :)
Finally, the last guest will be Sasha Souza, the award winning wedding design company in California, Colorado and Tennessee. Sasha will be talking about her new book: “Sasha Signature – Magnificent Weddings by Design”.
Don't miss the Nearlywed Radio Show at 11am on KKNW 1150 am!
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Growing up my family spent many celebratory dinners at Palisade. It was a treat and I can still remember being able to feed their Koi as we ate dinner. Having not been in at least a decade, it was fun to go back and tour their event spaces. From the Magnolia to the Alani room, Palisade Restaurant can accommodate any of your event needs for up to 300 people.
If you are looking for a fun and interactive location to host your next corporate event or a bachelor party, GolfTEC is sure to exceed your expectations. With room for up to 50 attendees your event can be customize with food, refreshments, contests and anyone of their specialized servieces including; swing evaluations, driving performance sessions, personal club fittings, and TPI golf fitness programs. The is no better way to turn combine your passion for golf with a one of a kind event! A recipe for on-course success!
When you step into Bellevue Club you know your event is going to be grand! Their attention to detail and attentive service is impeccable.The Bellevue Club can accomodate up to 220 guests for your event. Photos courtesy of Chris Sollart Photography
Not only is their ballroom a fabulous option for your reception, but you can stay onsite in one of their hotel rooms. Photos curtosey of Bellevue Club~~~~~~~
PRO Sports Club
PRO Sports Club is the world's largest health club dedicated to unparalleled fitness, total luxury and expert advice. It is the place to celebrate gradutions, anniversarys, bridal showers, birthdays, bachelorette parites and a girls night out! With over twenty-three treatment rooms, spacious relaxation areas, private dining rooms, floral services and endliess Spa and Salon services, this is the venue for relaxation! With a variety of on-site catering options, you are treated like first class at the PRO Sports Club! I am hoping for a return trip for relaxation !
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Cirque de la Cuisine To cap off a week of touring, I spent a spectacular evening at Lisa Dupar Catering's Cirque de la Cuisine. The open house was filled with creative imagination! Lisa Dupar Catering never fails to impress us all!
Monday, February 22, 2010
With stories of proposals and engagements buzzing around town, I wanted to focus our first blog posting which will help you narrow down the wine focus. For this blog posting, I thought I would stick to one of my favorite engagement party ideas, a Champagne and Dessert party! What better way to celebrate than with some bubbly and chocolate!
When I asked Cheri to help us with the champagne selection, she couldn’ on what to serve at an Engagement Party. From backyard bbq’s to formal dinners, there is no protocol to mark the event. The first step in planning any event is to pick a themet help but smile! Here is Cheri’s advice on what type of champagnes you should choose…
As a wine geek, I can’t help but get excited about the possibilities for engagement party wine choices! And what engagement party would be complete without a little bubbly? There is of course the one true classic-Champagne, which, of course, only the bubbly from this region can claim the ‘Champagne’ title and costs a bit extra. However, there are sparkling wines from around the world that are at once affordable and sexy. Let’s take a look…
Sparkling wines from South Africa have recently popped onto the scene with the Graham Beck Brut NV selected by Michelle Obama for President Obama’s acceptance speech. This truly affordable wine tastes of lemon pith, almond skin, hazelnut and mineral on the finish.
Another red-hot choice is to go with a sparkling dry rosé. Well-made rosés, both still and sparkling, have gained popularity in the past few years. Not only do they often match the color and flavors of celebrations, rosés are a catalyst for uplifting emotions. For an affordable choice try sparkling rosés from Burgundy, Spain and Bordeaux. I particularly like the Jaillance Cremant de Bordeaux Brut NV . The Jaillance is crisp, dry (meaning no sugar), and entices with raspberry and pomegranate. Trust me, it’s mouth-watering goodness!
If money is no object for you, look for Grower Champagne. They are the new and thrilling trend from this region where the grapes receive the upmost attention and care from the vineyard through production. Think of Grower Champagne as being as sexy as the first night on your Honeymoon…
One of my favorites is the Pierre Peters Brut NV . This Grower Champagne tastes of brioche, almond skin and has a voluptuous mouth feel. Serve extra chilled and it will surely make you swoon!
If you want to add a touch of sweetness try a Moscato D’Asti from Northern Italy. This is a slightly sweet, effervescent wine that delicately coats your palette with tastes of melon, apricot, white flowers and peach, and pairs brilliantly with chocolate and fruit. If you’ve never tried this combo before I suggest you run out to your local wine shop now, ask for a Moscato D’Asti (they’re inexpensive and pack a lot of goodness!), get your chocolate on and spend some quality time with your fiancé. Not a bad idea for an engagement party warm-up, eh?
So with all these sparkling wines, what to choose? Now is the time to pick the theme of your party, and from there you can choose bubbly that not only complements the foods you will serve, but the colors and mood as well. To find out more about our new sommelier, check Cheri out at cheriwalters.com . We are looking forward to helping you plan your next event!
Stay tuned next month when we feature wines to serve at your bridal shower!
Friday, February 19, 2010
Custom Ice Cream Gelato or Sorbetto
At ecreamery.com you can create a custom ice cream, sorbetto or gelato. Choose from a range of base flavors then add your own flare with treats you and your guests would enjoy. Be sure to name your creation! Prices start at $49.99
Check out the Sweethearts Photo Collage Frame which features your first names linked by a heart. Fill the cut-out letters with pictures of you and your fiance. Priced at $39.95 at personalizationmall.com.
Design your own wine label
Pink Blossom Events can help you with that one! Check out Pink Blossom Wines or contact http:[email protected] for more information. Prices vary depending on type of wine.
Hidden Message Necklace
At redenvelope.com you can personalize a sterling-silver pendant. The Hidden Message Tag Necklace has room for three initials on the front and up to 30 characters on the back. Prices start at $89.95.
Your Signature Scent
After a personal consultation you will be given an original perfume that can be turned into a range of bath and body products. Prices start at $45 at sarahhorowitz.com.
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Wednesday, February 17, 2010
To satisfy their sweet tooth, guests got to samples a variety of cakes from New Renaissance Cakes. Mmm...
Special thank you to Red Box Pictures for photographing the event!
Monday, February 15, 2010
Sunday, February 14, 2010
"Our favorite Seattle area date is to go to Mukilteo beach on a clear day (even in winter) and search for beach glass then sit on the deck at The Tin Fish eating fish tacos and enjoying a corona or two..."
Happy Valentine's Day!
Friday, February 12, 2010
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Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Find out the company rating through a well-known system, such as A.M. Best. A good rating assures you that the company is solid and financially secure. An "A" (Excellent) rating or better is highly recommended.
Brick and Mortar Building: It is good to have a policy that has an actual office as well as a "virtual office".
Companies that offer their products both online and offline in a traditional way brings much more credibility. Many of these brick and mortar companies that have expanded into e-commerce have the added advantage of an established distribution channel of quality insurance agents.
A Licensed Insurance Agent: When looking for online insurance quotes many people may not understand the insurance product and might end up choosing something that will not insure them properly. This can have serious ramifications. Consulting a licensed agent may eliminate this problem.
Understanding the Difference in Policies Available: All policies may look the same on the surface but it is very important to understand the terms and conditions of the policy. There may be huge differences in actual coverage due to deductibles and special wording of policies.
Not realizing a policy has hidden charges and high deductibles and/or separate deductibles for each coverage can be a very costly mistake.
Claims Office 24/7: It is important that you are able to discuss a claim at any time. Accidents do not always happen during regular business hours (especially for events) and it is important to have trained professionals available the moment you need them.
No matter what source you go to get your insurance, you should always choose insurance with a secure and trusted insurance company and has proven customer service. Also you should fully understand the policy before you go ahead and sign it.
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Monday, February 8, 2010
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Tuesday, February 2, 2010
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Since 2006 I have been helping my clients turn their dreams into a reality. Whether it is a small seaside ceremony or a surprise fortieth birthday party, I am there to see that every detail is fulfilled. Once in a while I have to pinch myself knowing that I am able to spend my days making people’s ideas come to life.
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