Monday, January 31, 2011

Dan & Jessie - August 21, 2010

Ever since Jessie and I met in college we've remained the best of friends; whether we are snowshoeing in the mountains, soaking up the sun on a white sandy beach, or just sitting down for coffee, we always manage to fill the time with plenty of laughter! When her longtime boyfriend, Dan, proposed while vacationing in Australia I knew their wedding day would be something to remember!
This summer they finally tied the knot and I had the privilege of standing up with them as they said their I Do's. Jessie's love of the Islands set the tone for an evening complete with dueling pianos, dancing and of course lots of laughter! Who can resist a jungle gym? The dueling pianos got everyone in a dancing mood! A serenade by the men in the room to the bride and an Elvis impersonation contest made for a memorable event!
Congrats Jessie and Dan!

Event Coordination - Pink Blossom Events
Andrea- I should be off packing but I had to send you a quick note to tell you what an amazing job you did yesterday. The reception looked absolutely beautiful. I wouldn't have changed a thing. It was the most amazing feeling to not have to worry about anything. I love that I didn't have to ask you to do anything, you just knew to do it. My mom was finally able to relax at the reception because she knew you had it under control. Thank you for helping make my wedding a dream come true! ~ Jessie

Ceremony Location - Mercer Island
Reception Location - Mercerwood Shore Club
Photography - Luce Bella Photography
Reception Entertainment - Noteworthy Productions
Click here to view Jessie & Dan's Engagement Story.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Save The Date! July 2, 2011 - Mary & Erin!

In between Christmas and New Year's I had the privilege of finally meeting Erin & Mary as they were in town visiting family. We spent the morning discussing their big day this July at The Woodmark Hotel! Soon after their meeting it was time for their engagement photos by Dani Weiss Photography!Congratulations Mary & Erin! Can't wait for July!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Vintage Cake Toppers

After creating the cake topper, bouquets, boutonnieres and corsages for her summer 2010 wedding, Holly of Beautiful Endings Photography decided to start her own Etsy shop for brides looking for something unique. I have known Holly for a little over a year and have been impressed with her photography skills so I knew these vintage cake toppers had to be just as spectacular! In the words of Holly, "I truly enjoy creating rustic vintage inspired decor that can be used as a beautiful decoration in your home after the wedding day has passed. Seeing my bouquet and cake topper in my home everyday constantly reminds of the joy I felt the day I married my best friend. I hope to create this heirloom experience for each bride who is working on the meticulous details that go into each wedding day."

To purchase your own vintage cake topper visit Holly's Etsy shop, Vintage Proverb 356!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

2011 Wedding Magazines!

The new issues are out on newsstands now and it's time to soak up the latest trends and wedding vendors in these local magazines! Pink Blossom Events is thrilled to be featured in 425 Magazine, Seattle Metropolitan Bride & Groom and Seattle Bride!

425 Magazine ~ Flip to p.111 where Pink Blossom share some of the top wedding trends of 2011

Seattle Metropolitan Bride & Groom ~ Pink Blossom Events shares a fun groomsmen gift on p.21. Also check out Voila! Wedding Show on p.27!

Seattle Bride ~ Looking to incorporate a new trend at receptions? Open Seattle Bride on p. 34 and get the scoop! Voila! Wedding Show featured on p. 115!

While you're reading these local magazines don't forget to go online as it's time to vote for the Best of 425 and Seattle Bride Best of 2011 and Pink Blossom Events is hoping for your vote! Not sure which category to pick? Try Best Creative Company for 425 or Best Wedding Planner for Seattle Bride!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Seattle Wedding Show Recap!

Seattle Wedding Show 2011 was an eventful weekend full of wedding fun! From setup to tear down, Pink Blossom Events had the pleasure of not only meeting a number of engaged couples but a chance to enjoy some of Seattle's finest venues! The theme of our booth for this year's event was a bride's getting ready room which was inspired by a photo that Barbie Hull took at one of Pink Blossom Events events this past year. The booth was complete with an invitation, wedding shoes, jewelry and a bottle of champagne to celebrate her big day! One of our favorite touches to the booth was the handmade floral rug by Lilies and Lemondrops. Just gorgeous! A huge thank you to the local vendors who helped transform our vision into reality! Image by Barbie Hull Photography; Floral by Lilies and Lemon Drops; Paper Goods created by Paper Fling; Draping, Flooring and Lighting by Prop Gallery and Bridal Accessories borrowed from From the Gown Up!

After a long day at the show it was time to celebrate with a good dinner! Lucky for us, Sullivans Steakhouse in downtown Seattle generously hosted Pink Blossom Events and a handful of wedding show colleagues for a steak dinner. We had a chance to rest our feet, sample some of Sullivans finest...steaks to sushi...and catch up on stories from the day! What a treat! (Sullivans Photos by Laura Marchbanks Photography)
In the midst of dinner Lori, Events Director at Sullivans Steakhouse, took us on a tour of one of Seattle's best hidden gems. Not only does Sullivans offer a fabulous event room and steaks but also a rooftop event area connected to their restaurant! I must say we were all thrilled to find out about this space! With the next day upon us it was time to head to the Pan Pacific Hotel for a nights stay before day two! When we stepped in our suite that evening we had had a spectacular view of the Space Needle! A fitting end to a successful weekend!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Alyssa & Aaron - Oct. 16, 2010

October 16, 2011 was a spectacular day in the Seattle wedding world...and not to mention a gorgeous fall backdrop was on display! After working with local wedding photographer extraordinaire Alyssa Evans of Alyssa Rose Photography on a number of events, it was time for Alyssa to step in front of the camera herself. This time it was she who was set to marry the love of her life, Aaron. Pink Blossom Events had the privilege of coordinating the big day this past October, which was definitely a highlight of 2010! Planning with them is a ball as the two of them together are always full of smiles and laughter and not to mention crazy ideas!

{Before the story unravels below, you may want to check out Alyssa and Aaron's late night engagement story or their engagement photos by Laurel McConnell Photography. Too cute to miss!}

Luckily for Alyssa and Aaron, they have some pretty amazing friends who stepped in to capture the day! Kate of Kate McElewee Photography began the day, then Laurel of Laurel McConnell Photography stepped in soon after and Jenny Jimenez of Photo JJ took over the reception! As a last minute surprise, Barbie of Barbie Hull Photography chimed in to take some amazing shots as well that day! Let's just say there was paparazzi galore as Alyssa and Aron celebrated their love and Pink Blossom Events couldn't have been more thrilled to work with these talented ladies! (Kate McElewee Photography)
The day began at the Comfort Suites in Queen Anne as Alyssa and her bridesmaids were donned with stylish hairdo's and makeup! Even Aaron received a fresh haircut by his mom that morning! (Kate McElewee & Laurel McConnell Photography)
After Alyssa and Aaron saw each other for the first time that day, it was off to the Seattle Center for photos with the bridal party! (Kate McElewee & Laurel McConnell Photography)With the giddiness of the soon to be newlyweds and under the direction of Laurel McConnell, their photos were anything but dull! (Kate McElewee & Laurel McConnell Photography)E.M.P. was the backdrop for fun with cotton candy and hot dogs! Too cute!(Kate McElewee & Laurel McConnell Photography)

With the fall sun setting, it was time for the formal events to begin. As guests arrived at Parson's Garden they were treated to hot cocoa and marshmallows and a program sure to entertain all! Alyssa and Aaron captured a few intimate shots as they waited for the ceremony to begin. Umbrellas by Bella Umbrella added a special touch! (Kate McElewee & Laurel McConnell Photography)

Aaron's Father (aka: Best Man) strummed the guitar as the bridal party made their entrance. As Alyssa began her walk down the aisle, the groom took the guitar and stole the show by surprising Alyssa with a newly learned song. Alyssa's brother performed the ceremony in front of friends and family. (Kate McElewee & Laurel McConnell Photography)

Once they had officially tied "the knot" and "jumped over the broom" it was officially declared that they were husband and wife! (Kate McElewee & Laurel McConnell Photography)
With a leap of excitement it was time to party!

While Barbie Hull Photography was not an "official" photographer that day she did capture some amazing photos that afternoon using her blackbird! (Barbie Hull Photography)
The evening continued a couple of blocks away at Uptown Hideaway where the room was full of fall delight, crafted by the bride herself. (Remaining photos courtesy of Photo JJ)

Guests entered Uptown Hideaway and were immediately engulfed in entertainment! From the guestbook, to the time capsule filled with wishes to the caricature artist and the cootie catchers, there was unlimited fun around!
(Remaining photos courtesy of Photo JJ)As guests finished their dinner, toasts and dancing were underway as The Witness took stage! It was then time to "saw" the cake, a fitting touch to the wood cake stands handcrafted by Aaron. Alyssa surprised Aaron by having a mutual friend perform a special song to the newlyweds! Back to the entertainment it was as guests lined up for gelato by Bottega Italiana, nibbled on fall themed cupcakes, and made fools of themselves creating flip books with Flipped Out Productions!
(Photo JJ)The evening ended as Alyssa & Aaron left in a hearse reading "til death do us part." A unique ending to a spectacular event!Congratulations Alyssa & Aaron!

A big thank you to all who made this an event to remember!
Hair: Emiko Prigmore
Makeup: Tricia Smith
Personal Flowers: Esprit de Fleur
Ceremony Location: Parson's Garden
Reception Venue: Uptown Hideaway
Cupcakes: Bittersweet Bake Shop
Gelato: Bottega Italiana
Caterer: Seasoned In Seattle
Caricature Artist: Steve Hartley of Entco
Flip Books: Flipped Out Productions
MC: Steve Major
Reception Band: The Witness
Umbrellas: Bella Umbrella
Rentals: AA Party
Transportation: Barbie Dream Hearse

To view more photos from these spectacular photographers, take a look at their wedding day summaries featuring Aaron & Alyssa: Kate McElewee Photography click here. Laurel McConnel Photgraphy click here. Barbie Hull Photography click here.
and to learn more about Photo JJ click here.

BreeAnn!! ...we want to thank you SO much for all of your help on our wedding day and all the work you did beforehand as well!! It was truly such a beautiful day, more thank we even hoped it would be and it was so great having you be a part of it. Plus, it made it incredibly stress free for us knowing that you were taking care of the details, we just got to enjoy it. I don't know how people would ever get to the toasts, dance, cake, etc. if there wasn't someone there to make sure it happened, it all just goes by in a flash and you can get totally distracted talking to people, so thanks for keeping it flowing. We got so many compliments on the layout of the space and the decor so thank you for making sure that all came together as nicely as it did! should know you were above and beyond what we expected. ~Alyssa

Monday, January 10, 2011

Pan Pacific Hotel Bridal Open House!

You are invite to Grow Your Love Bridal Open House
Hosted by the Pan Pacific Hotel!
Thursday, February 17, 2011
5:30 - 8:30pm
Please arrive at 5:30pm for the ceremony. Reception immediately following
Swag Bag for the first 50 brides
Mingle with wedding experts and enjoy cocktails and appetizers
Catch the bouquet and win a prize!
Featuring the Michael Benson Trio!
RSVP by Feb. 14 to [email protected]

Curious what this event is all about? Click here for a recap of last year's event!