Monday, March 7, 2011

Pan Pacific Grow Your Love Bridal Open House Recap!

On February 17, the Seattle Pan Pacific Hotel opened it's doors to 175 newlyweds for their annual Grow Your Love Bridal Open House! Pink Blossom Events worked with Events on The Edge to coordinate a mock ceremony and reception showcasing the area's top wedding professionals. It was an entertaining evening that left guests excited to plan their own nuptials! A big thank you to Lorbaniah Cameography and Azzura Photography for capturing the event! Hair styles were done at Swink Style Bar for the wedding party! The bride looked stunning in the gown from La Belle Elaine's while the groom was just as dashing in his tux from Hill Street Cleaners. Aria Style's bouquets and boutonnieres completed the look with their always gorgeous floral pieces!
After their first look, the fun began as Azzura Photography captured the couple around Pan Pacific Hotel! From the cobblestone entrance to the artwork scattered around the hotel, the Pan Pacific provides a photographers dream backdrop!
While final preparations were being completed and the bridal party was in their suite touching up hair and makeup, guests arrived at the hotel and were given a Swag Watering Can filled with green favors! Garden seeds from A Heavenly Ceremony, Seedlings from The GreenWorld Project and Garden Bon Bons from Pink Blossom Events and Stella & Dot Jewelry to name just a few! Plus the new issues of both Seattle Bride and Seattle Metropolitan Bride & Groom awaited the guests! The ceremony featured the creative talents of Celeste Cooning and Aria Style. Celeste's paper art was the backdrop for the ceremony which was highlighted against the brown draping and amber uplighting by Aria Style. Aria Style's hurricane votives and wheat grass centerpieces accented the brown aisle runner. Programs designed by Paper Passionista and green apple favors by Lorbaniah Cameography adorned each chair. With promises of a green living and a hand holding signifying a "web of blessings" by the guests, the bride and groom, Eva Blissful Greenberg and Justin Thyme, said "I Do!" Once the ceremony was finished guests made their way into the Lakefront Room for the reception! The room was decorated in a green and white palate continuing with the green theme that evening. The centerpiece created by Aria Style featured a wheat grass base and green apples fitting for any Washington wedding! The GreenWorld Project's Tree Saplings provided the perfect favor for each place setting! As guests sampled food from Seastar Restaurant & Raw Bar, some of the finest vendors in the area were on hand to answer their wedding questions. As the bride and groom were announced into the Lakefront Room's reception, Pink Blossom Events and the Pan Pacific staff were busy flipping the ceremony room (Cascade Room) from a ceremony to a live music lounge!The paper art backdrop by Celeste Cooning remained the focal point of the room as the Michael Benson Band setup stage. To reuse the centerpiece arrangements, Aria Style re-purposed them for table centerpieces throughout room along with their brown lounge furniture to set the tone for the evening! Local vendors and a champagne bar made this room a must see space! One of my favorite parts of the evening was watching local artist, Sam Day, paint a picture of the event as it was happening. You can see the progression of the painting throughout the evening in these photos but I must say to watch this is person is a real treat and a very unique addition to any event!
(Left: Pink Blossom Events Crew; Right - BreeAnn Gale of Pink Blossom Events and Dana Smith of Pan Pacific Hotel)
In addition to watching Sam, guests mingled throughout the venue being treated to mini spa treatments by Vida Spa and the photobooth by 321 Foto! As the reception continued, the Mother of the Bride, Rosemary Greenberg, and Ginger Thyme, the Mother of the Groom, gave a musical rendition of their toast to the newlyweds! Hysterical! Then it was time for the cake cutting. Bonnie of New Renaissance Cakes created the cake which featured a four leaf clover that matched the invitation by Paper Passionista along with a wheat grass base, almost too pretty to cut into! Once the cake was cut, the newlyweds shared their first dance! And of course we couldn't finish off the evening without the ceremonial bouquet and garter tosses! The prizes included a free night stay at the Pan Pacific Hotel and 2 tickets to a Woodman Lodge Events On The Edge Mystery Dinner!
Thank you to Events on The Edge for another incredibly entertaining event!

A round of applause to the following companies as well!
Event Planner: Pink Blossom Events
Thank you for your fabulous coordination of our bridal open house. You make everything work so smoothly and are such a pleasure to work with as well! We so appreciate your attention to the details! The event was even better than last year and incorporated even more fun elements! Thank you again!
Tay McCutchan - Pan Pacific Hotel Marketing & Social Media Manager
Script & Actors: Events on The Edge
Mini Spa Treatments: Vida Spa
Floral & Decor: Aria Style
Paper Goods: Paper Passionista
Photography: Azzura Photography
Carbon Offset Gifting: OneEnergy Renewables
Photobooth: 321 Foto
Artist: Sam Day
Paper Art: Celeste Cooning

1 comment:

Doe said...

Fabulous event, BreeAnn!