Monday, April 11, 2011

2011 Voila! Wedding Show Recap!

On March 20, 2011 Panache and Pink Blossom Events hosted the second annual Voila! Wedding Show at the Woodmark Hotel. Brides, grooms and their wedding parties spent the afternoon getting acquainted with local vendors as they sipped signature cocktails and sampled seasonal sweets and appetizers. The theme of our event is inspired by the seasons, with each of four events spaces at The Woodmark Hotel designated to spring, summer, autumn and winter; with harmonizing tabletops, floral designs and decorating ideas. As with any event, the Voila! Wedding Show would not have been possible without all of those who supported us on this endeavor! Our gratitude extends to AA Party who provided us with everything from chairs to tables to glassware and linens, Linens by Alice and Express Linen Rentals for donating the specialty linens, Incentive Solutions for donating the Voila! bags and to the Woodmark Hotel for allowing us the opportunity to showcase our event at their venue! In addition, our Sponsors and Seattle Metropolitan Bride & Groom and to all of the vendors who helped to make each season's vision a reality! Thank you!
Follow along as we tour through the event season by season!
Photographs courtesy of Azzura Photography and Solace Arts.
Theme ~ Spring Blossoms As guests made their way down the spiral staircase to the Voila! Wedding Show, they were instantly immersed into the bright colors of spring and the sounds of Bugsie Productions! Bright blues, lime greens and accents of yellow highlighted the room designed by Pink Blossom Events, Panache, Laurel's Floral Decor, Heathoriginal and Ephemera. To match the blue swirl linen by Express Linen Rentals, Laurel, owner of Laurel's Floral Decor, created over the top floral pieces which accented the tabletop and room decor. To add a touch of spring fun, Heathoriginal and Ephemera's paper goods knocked our socks off with their unique touches ranging from "Love flags" to the custom bride and groom chair adornments stating "I'm Her Mr." and "She's His Mrs." Too cute! Moulton's Garden Bon Bon's were a fitting favor to this tablescape.
Along with nibbling on the chocolate treats from Immaculate Confections, the room featured Woodmark's Signature Margarita and Sushi by Wasabi Bistro!Spring Vendors
Azzura Photography, Bugsie Productions, Ephemera, French Knot Couture, Heathoriginal, Immaculate Confections, Laurel's Floral Decor, Moulton Garden Bon Bons, Wasabi Bistro and The Woodmark Hotel, Yacht Club & Spa.


Theme ~ English Garden Party
With an outdoor garden vision, Panache and Pink Blossom Events enlisted the help of Christian's Plant & Tree Rental and Fena Flowers to bring the outdoor elements inside the Woodmark's Tent. A hand written sign by Pascal Collins Calligraphy directed guests into the "English Garden Party" where a display of programs, doubling as fans, and favor boxes by Paper Fling, noting guests table numbers, greeted them. The lilac and pink summer vignette featured, four small guest rounds, park benches, an aisle lined with boxwood planters, a backdrop of trees and grass donated by Make A Scene. This is the perfect example of how you can create a single area for both the ceremony and reception by having your guests seated at their tables during the ceremony. The English garden party tablescapes were inspired by an afternoon tea party! From the linens provided by Linens by Alice to teacups entwined with the menu to the petite fours by Tallant House, one wouldn't mind spending the afternoon at this wedding! As Smooth Grove played soft background music newlyweds took their photos in the Say Cheez Photo Booth, spoke with vendors, sipped Sweet Things (Tea Infused Vodka and Lemonade) and dined on Gazpacho Shots and Dungeness Crab Salad on Cucumber by the Woodmark and sweets by Tallant House! Before leaving summer, guests were shown a simple and unique favor idea of miniature azelea's from Fena Flowers wth custom tags and wrapping by Paper Fling! Summer Vendors
British Motor Coach, Christian's Tree & Plant Rentals, College Nannies, Edit 1 Media, Fena Flowers, Fly Fitness, La Belle Elaine's, Linens by Alice, My Flawless Makeup & Tan,, Paper Fling, Pascale Collins Calligraphy, Say Cheez Photo Booth, Smooth Groove Productions, and Tallant House.

Theme ~ Luxurious Harvest Walking into the Autumn great room you were immediately drawn to the thought of family and fall abundance with the long family style table featured as the room's focal point. Woodland Flowers, known for their lush arrangements, created the perfect centerpiece for this tablescape falling in line with the seasons burgundy and gold color scheme drawn from the kimono linen from Linens by Alice. The dishes from AA Party were surrounded by paper goods by Silberman Brown and a favor box filled with chocolate covered fruits from Chukar Cherries. Guests were not only delighted with the seasons desserts of cupPies by Shoefly Pie Company and Chukar Cherries chocolate treats but the Pomegranate Cosmo and Miniature Apple and Blue Cheese Quiche passed by the Woodmark were delicious!
Autumn Vendors
AA Party Rentals, Chukar Cherries, Crown Limousine, Disco Royale, Flower Girl Boutique, Little Borrowed Dress, Salon Maison, Shoofly Pie Company, Silberman Brown, Solace Arts, Wine World Warehouse and Woodland Flowers.

Theme ~ Black & White Vintage with a Modern Twist! Pulling from an array of our favorite ideas, Panache and Pink Blossom Events worked with A Tailored Affair, Ring Around the Rose and Valerie's Invites to create a room that had a look all it's own! The winter ballroom featured a typewriter guest book provided by Pink Blossom Events and an escort board inspired by a checkers board game. The bride and groom were then placed underneath a chuppah built by A Tailored Affair and decorated with white orchids by Ring Around the Rose. For the reception table AA Party's silver chivari chairs with floral chair back covers circled the black and white ribbon linen from Express Linen Rentals. Valerie's Invites added place cards, chalkboard table numbers and a floral paper rosette to each place setting to create this stunning look! Ring Around the Rose, as always, displayed a gorgeous floral piece for the table. To top off the tables, Cheryl, owner of Cookie Fairy, made handmade bride and groom cookie favors that were at each place setting. We can guarantee that you will not have many favors left if you have these at your wedding! To match the swirl pattern, Creative Cake Designs, featured a cake that coordinated with the table linens. As pianist Jennifer Iovanne serenaded the crowd, brides to be enjoyed warm coffee drinks by Mocha Motion, a Winter Mint Martini and Appetizers of Kahlua Pork on Taro Chips and Vegetable Risotto Cakes by the Woodmark!
Winter Vendors
A Tailored Affair, Butler Valet & Transportation, Cookie Fairy, Creative Cake Designs, Express Linen Rentals, Jennifer Iovanne, La Belle Reve, Lorbaniah Cameography, Mocha Motion, Ring Around the Rose, Sam Day, Tuxedo Club, Valerie's Invites and Vintage Proverbs 356.

Panache and Pink Blossom Events!
As the hosts of this event, Panache and Pink Blossom Events spend months making sure every little detail is planned and ready to be executed on event day! With this in mind, we centered our display area around how we go about designing each room and bringing our ideas together. Flanking each of our display tables, we displayed inspiration boards showing event attendees how we start with a photo or one simple idea and design the rooms from there. To begin with, we must choose the linens and tableware for each room then we meet with our vendors to let them go wild! Of course, we have to be certain that no two rooms feature the same theme or color scheme! In addition to the inspiration boards, our display area included an "Ask The Planner" section where brides, grooms and all involved could ask their most burning wedding questions!
In addition to the four seasons guests had the opportunity to visit Woodmark guest rooms and walk outside to view vehicles on display from Butler Transportation, British Motor Coach and Crown Limousine. At the end of the day brides, grooms and their wedding parties were energized, excited and loaded with ideas and resources to help check off their to-do lists. As for those who won the door prizes, they were beaming with joy as they discussed how they would incorporate their gifts into their wedding day and our Grand Prize Winner was busily deciding which weekend she would be visiting Sonoma Valley for the Wine Weekend Getaway!

Voila! It's easy, it's fun and it's done!

For a complete list of vendors and information on the Voila! Wedding Show, click here. Be sure to become a fan of Voila! on facebook to stay ahead of the latest news on Voila! Wedding Show 2012!

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