Wednesday, March 30, 2011

SoundTrading Co. - Northwest Gift Registry!

Have you heard of Sound Trading Co? It's a new gift registry in the Northwest for the unique and local gifts!

If you're getting married and you don't want to have to choose a registry of gifts only at a big box store, but gifts that reflect what you care about and the things you really want like amazing local bike tours and other local experiences, up-cycled art, local one-of-a-kind home goods, and a variety of non-profits that you can donate to, then Sound Trading Co is your source! They make it easy.

At Sound Trading Co their goal is to create an online venue where people looking for great gift registry can access the beautiful & environmentally conscious products found in our community. They feature gifts by local artists, businesses, and non-profit organizations from the Puget Sound region that operate on the cutting-edge of environmental responsibility. As you explore the site you'll find furniture made from salvaged local trees, organic CSA memberships, recycled glass tableware, and much more. Support local artists, strengthen the environment, and access amazing gifts through Sound Trading Co: Local Gift Registry for Good.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Ceremony Ghost Writing!

The other day I met with Pat and Kent of A Heavenly Ceremony and we got to talking about how I often find my clients needing help writing their ceremony. While having a friend or family member officiate your wedding is a special addition to your big day, it can also leave you clueless as to how you go about writing the ceremony. However, Seattle is in luck as A Heavenly Ceremony is here to help! Listen below as Pat explains...

You have your location, you have your dress, you have everything you need for the wedding of your dreams...including your favorite uncle (aunt, mom, dad, or dear friend) to officiate for you. But as much as you want them to celebrate your ceremony, you realize both they and you could use some help with the wording.

Your ceremony is the heart of your wedding and you want it to be heartfelt, inspiring, engaging, personal, light-hearted and joyous. Where do you begin?

I can help you! Having officiated for 15+ years and being a professional writer, you have access to lots of ideas and ways to make your ceremony truly yours! It is a co-creative experience so you are sure to have wording that you love and your officiate will enjoy presenting! For more information, contact!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Two Fabulous Wedding Events this Week!

Saturday March 19, 2011
10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Acalia Events & Foodz Catering, Seattle
Cost: $15 per person

This fun, informative brunch workshop will feature a hand-selected panel of wedding experts to provide you with insider’s advice and tips for a stunning and stress-free wedding – amidst a luscious brunch hosted by Foodz Catering. Our panel includes some of Seattle’s top professionals in wedding planning, photography, music, floral decor, catering, and cakes to answer your every question.

Panel Experts:

  1. Shelby Sewell - Foodz Catering
  2. BreeAnn Gale - Pink Blossom Events
  3. Adam Tiegs - Adam’s D.J. Service
  4. Bonnie Lyons - New Renaissance Cakes
  5. Sheri Miller - Esprit de Fleur Floral Design
  6. Scott Eklund - Red Box Pictures

Brunch Menu:

Interactive Crepe Bar, Individual Omelet Bar, Yogurt Martini Parfaits, Fresh Local Fruits, Zucchini and Banana Bread, Mimosas and our famous Refreshing Bride’s Blush Spritzer!

RSVP: [email protected]

Voila! Wedding Show!
Sunday, March 20
Woodmark Hotel, Kirkland
Tickets on sale now!
Single ticket $10.00; each additional ticket $8.50
Tickets purchased at the door $15. Cash or check only.

For more information or to purchase tickets visit:!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Wedding Inspiration: Orange & Blue!

Wedding Inspiration: Blue & Orange!
Creating a light and cheerful atmosphere that is sure to energize guests!
Orange and blue is a bright, fun and bold choice, perfect for a wedding in any season. The two colors compliment each other and allow you to choose various shades of each of the colors to tailor your decorations to the season and your unique style. An array of orange flowers are available, from gerbera daisies to tiger lilies, so you're sure to find a shape and texture to suite your special day. For example, if you wanted a tropical feel from this color scheme, you might incorporate some birds of paradise; a tropical flower with both orange and blue tones.

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

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Voila! Wedding Show!

Voila! Wedding Show
Sunday, March 20
Tickets on Sale Now!
Single Ticket $10.00
Each Additional Ticket $8.50

Tickets purchased at the door $15
(cash or check only).

for tickets and more information on participating vendors!