Monday, July 25, 2011

Seattle Road Dog's Brewery Tour!

After only a few months of business, Road Dog's Seattle Brewery Tour has become a popular tourist attraction for both locals and out of town guests! This summer I had the chance to take a tour and what a blast it was! From Hales Ales to Naked City Brewing, the tour provided both the eduction and thirst quenching fun it promised! Photography by Alyssa Rose Photography. Road Dog's Seattle Brewery Tours provides transportation to and from at least three breweries per tour. Included in each tour are many beer samples fresh from the brewery, knowledgeable tour guides to give you the behind the scenes brewery facts, as well as Road Dog's Seattle Brewery Tour t-shirt and a souvenir pint glass.

To sign up for your own tour or to find out further information be sure to visit their website!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Custom Maps by Veronica

Opening up my mail the other week reveiled a friends wedding invitation featuring a hand-drawn map of their September 2011 wedding, created by the bride-to-be. The map features their wedding venue, Twin Willow Gardens, along with the surrounding sites. With years of artistic creativity behind her, my friend, Veronica Vail, has now set sail on creating those one of a kind wedding maps for other couples too! If you are looking for a custom map, be sure to contact Veronica Vail at [email protected]!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Kaspars Special Events & Catering!

While many catering companies pride themselves in their various specialties, there are those in Seattle who take pride in every aspect of their food to make sure they are serving the freshest foods around! This summer I had the opportunity to sit down with one of those companies, Kaspars Special Events & Catering, to experience first hand what the buzz is all about! I met with the catering team at Kaspars for a lunch that well exceeded my expectations! Kaspar prepared a delicious Chinook Salmon salad along with their homemade bread and an array of homemade desserts.Not only does Kaspars Catering serve clients at venues around the Puget Sound but also in their event space in the Queen Anne area of downtown Seattle. Their venue accommodates 220 guests for a sit down meal or 275 for a reception and can also serve groups of 10-75 in their smaller rooms. In addition to catering, Kaspars offers a number of team building events and cooking classes to entertain both co-workers and friends alike! If you are looking for a terrific meal or a venue to host your next event, be sure to contact the team at Kaspars Special Events & Catering!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Jennifer & Tim - Sodo Park - May 1, 2011

On May 1, 2011 Jennifer was jumping for joy as she was about to marry the man of her dreams! Jenny Jimenez captured the love, laughter and pure joy of the day. Erin Skipley attended to the bride and groom as they got ready at Hotel Vintage Park downtown Seattle! Even Tim had his hair and makeup spruced up for the big day! With a tug on the bow tie, Tim was ready to meet his leading lady!
From downtown it was off to Sodo Park where the Bridal Party awaited. Pink Blossom Events transformed Sodo Park into a vintage setting complete with vintage postcards, books and other memorabilia coordinating with their chocolate, teal and cream color scheme. Succulents cascading out of vintage jars surrounded the room along with arrangements by Elements in Bloom. A "Love Rocks" guest book, crafted by the couple, greeted guests as they arrived. This unique guest book included small rocks that guests could write messages on with colored sharpies. Prior to walking down the aisle Jennifer and Tim signed the Ketubah which was later displayed during the reception. The flower girl (waving her wand) and the ring bear (sporting a briefcase with rings and special "ceremonial" buttons) led the way down the aisle lined with boxes of succulents designed by Elements in Bloom. Jennifer and Tim were married under the Chuppah which featured individually crafted fabric scores by their closest friends and family. With a breaking of the glass, it was time to celebrate! Photos of the couple mixed in with vintage memorabilia filled the cocktail hour. Vintage postcards were fashioned into escort cards letting guests know where they would be seated once the dinning hour struck. Guests had a chance to view the Chuppah which was on display during the cocktail hour. While friends and family congratulated the newlyweds, the space was converted for the reception. The dinning tables featured homemade chocolate favors complete with vintage tags. In addition, aisle arrangements were used as centerpieces ensuring that nothing was wasted! Herban Feast delighted taste buds with their blackberry mesclun salad followed by entrees of herb crusted beef tenderloin, maple-miso glazed copper river salmon and crispy quinoa cakes. Toasts soon followed as the bride and groom toasted with their toad inspired toasting glasses which were painted by the couple who had spent a day at a local paint-your-own ceramics studio weeks prior to the wedding. Following toasts, Jennifer and Tim revealed the unique touch on their cutting cake, a blue velvet cake, ensuring no detail was untouched! The evening continued as Bamboo Beats filled the dance floor! The late night photobooth let guests show their "creative" sides! As the party ended Starline Luxury Coaches transported the guests back to their hotels while Jennifer stashed pesos in preparation for their Mexican honeymoon just hours later!
Congratulations Jennifer & Tim!

Thank you to all of Tim & Jennifer's Vendors!
Photography & Photobooth - Jenny Jimenez
Wedding Coordinator - Pink Blossom Events
Venue - Sodo Park / Catering - Herban Feast
Florist - Elements in Bloom
Cupcakes - Yellow Leaf Cupcakes
Onsite Hair & Makeup - Erin Skipley
Rabbi - Rabi Yohanna Kinberg
DJ - Bamboo Beats
Transportation - Starline & Crown Limo
Wedding Night & Guest Accommodations - Hotel Vintage Park
Guest Accommodations & Rehearsal Dinner - Crowne Plaza

OHMYGOSH I don't know how you do it Bree Ann!!?!
You have my undying respect. ~ Jennifer

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Summer Reading!

It's time to grab some magazines and head poolside to start planning your wedding! Be sure and pick up the latest issues of Seattle Bride and Seattle Metropolitan Bride & Groom featuring Pink Blossom Events!

Pick up the Summer/Fall 2011 issue of Seattle Metropolitan Bride & Groom and open up to p.144 for Pink Blossom Events latest ad and then the last page for a photo of Linda & Josh's May 2010 reception at Georgetown Ballroom! (Laurel McConnell Photography)
Seattle Bride's Fall/Winter 2011 Issue features Pink Blossom Events ad on p.121 and a Northwest Inspired Favor on p.42! (Photo JJ)

Monday, July 4, 2011

Hard Rock Cafe!

Looking for a unique dining experience for your rehearsal dinner, a wedding welcome event or a fun night out to celebrate your engagement? Why not head over to Hard Rock Cafe where the music and food are rockin' all night long! From top to bottom, this place is full of options to seat your part of fifteen to eight hundred and fifty! Head to their first floor Dining Room for a sit down dinner that can hold a variety of group sizes from a small dinner party to a larger function for a couple hundred. The Cavern Club on the second floor has room for a live band or dance party! Or if you are in need of vitamin d, the top floor may be the one! With cabanas to protect you from the sun and a fire to keep you warm at night, it will be sure to please all of your crowd! For more information on hosting your event at Hard Rock Seattle be sure to visit their website!