Monday, August 29, 2011

San Juan Island Weddings!

Growing up in Seattle I spent summers camping in the San Juan Islands, and this summer when visiting San Juan Island to scout out wedding and event venues I got to experience camping in a whole new world. If you haven't heard the term "glamping" then I suggest you pack your bags and head off to Lakedale Resort on San Juan Island for a glamorous version of camping. To me camping usually involves a carload of coolers, sleeping bags, flashlights, a tent, dishware and all the supplies to live outside for a weekend. Yet when I visited Lakedale Resort I arrived with my overnight bag and a few extra essentials and the rest was waiting for me at my campsite. The canvas cabin I stayed in featured a queen size bed, both indoor and outdoor table and chairs, lanterns, bath linens and a continental breakfast right outside my cabin. In addition to the standard canvas cabin guests can choose to stay in the canvas cottage (pictured above) which has it's own bathroom and electricity; a very popular location for honeymooners! Lakedale Resort offers locations for weddings and events throughout the property and at the main lodge. The property also includes three lakes which are ideal for fishing, non-motorized sports and swimming. I took the opportunity to spend an afternoon touring the lakes on a paddle boat which gave me a chance to see all the surrounding beauty. With so many lodging options and activities onsite it truly is a destination location that your guests will enjoy!

Roche Harbor Resort
While on the island I took a tour of Roche Harbor Resort which is another spectacular location for weddings and events! Located in the heart of Roche Harbor there really is nothing like it. Guests can enjoy shopping, a stroll through the marina and activities including kayaking, swimming, tennis and whale watching. Or the opportunity to enjoy the ocean view from your hotel window. Roche Harbor offers a number of locations for your wedding from the sunken garden to the pavilion and courtyard. With onsite catering and amenities, the resort prides itself in being able to cater to almost all of your destination needs! Truly a destination location well worth traveling to! While visiting Roche Harbor Resort, I enjoyed a sunset dinner on the deck overlooking the marina at Madrona Bar & Grill, one of Rocher Harbor Resorts dining locations. The perfect way to end a day on San Juan Island!

San Juan Vineyards
Before boarding the ferry back home I made a stop at San Juan Vineyards which has become a must for see location for travelers on the Islands. San Juan Vineyards is located near Friday Harbor and is another great location for a wedding or event. With fields of grapes as your backdrop, San Juan Vineyards features a small chapel, a covered pavilion and wine made from grapes grown on the property!

San Juan Island really does have a venue for every wish. From a lakeside ceremony to an ocean front reception or a romantic vineyard setting, your guests will truly have a weekend to remember!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Celebrating the 70's!

Heather marked her 40th Birthday Celebration with a throw back to the 70's! Pink Blossom Events transformed her home into a 70's themed 'pad' filled with disco balls, lava lamps, beaded curtains and more! (Photos by Blue Wing Photography)
Entertainment included a photo booth featuring a groovy flower backdrop and Twister!
With the help from Prop Gallery, Pink Blossom Events turned an exercise room into a Studio 54 Dance Party! The menu for the evening featured classic foods from the 70's.
Happy Birthday Heather!

Special thank you to all of the participating vendors!
Event Planner - Pink Blossom Events
Catering & Bar - Kaspars Special Events & Catering
Uplighting, Draping & Room Decor - Prop Gallery
Paper Goods - Heathoriginal
Lava Lamps & Groovy Flower Backdrop - Make A Scene
Cupcakes - Tiers of Delight
Photographer - Blue Wing Photos

Had a great time last night, everything went off without a hitch! ~ Luk

Monday, August 15, 2011

Mary & Erin's Weekend Celebration!

Mary and Erin sure know how to celebrate! As family and friends arrived for the Fourth of July weekend celebrations, welcome baskets created by Pink Blossom Events were waiting for them upon their arrival. Mary and Erin wanted to make sure all of their guests knew how truly special this weekend was for them!

Rehearsal Luncheon & Welcome Cruise ~ July 1, 2011
The festivities kicked off Friday with a morning rehearsal at The Woodmark followed by a rehearsal luncheon at Redhook Brewery. Custom pint glasses were given out as favors that featured the couples wedding logo! Later that evening their guests joined them for an Argosy Sunset Cruise through the Ballard Locks. Truly a perfect Seattle summer day!
Commitment Ceremony & Reception ~ July 2, 2011
After a year of planning from across the country, it was hard to believe their big day had finally arrived! (Photos by Dani Weiss Photography)
Mary & Erin were glowing as they saw each other for the first time that morning knowing their dreams had finally come true!Inside The Woodmark tent guests were surrounded by cascading orchids and acoustic music played by Mary's son. A longtime family friend officiated the heart warming ceremony featuring inspirational readings and prayers. After the ceremony guests mingled in the summer sun sipping peach bellinis and catching up with new and old friends. A luggage tag escort board created by Heathoriginal was displayed letting guests know where they would find their seats later into the reception.The tent was soon transformed and guests were invited to take their seats for lunch. The tables were decorated with photos and memorabilia from various trips the couple had been on. From the Bahamas to Ocean Shores and Kona, guests were taken back to all of the fun memories from Mary & Erin's shared together. The day ended with cupcakes, a traditional Norwegian wedding cake, dancing and a photo booth to capture the fun!
As guests waved them goodbye from shore, Mary & Erin cruised on by in The Woodmark boat.

Post Ceremony Brunch ~ July 3, 2011
Before guests headed back home, a BBQ lunch by Armadillo BBQ was held at the home of Erin's parents.

Congratulations Erin & Mary!

Special Thank You to the Following:
Coordinator - Pink Blossom Events
Rehearsal Luncheon - Redhook Brewery
Guest Welcome Event - Argosy Cruises
Post Ceremony Luncheon - Armadillo BBQ
Ceremony & Reception Venue - The Woodmark
Photographer - Dani Weiss Photography
Florist - The Petal and The Stem
DJ - Seattle Parties
Photo Booth - Fun Frames Photo Booth
Specialty Paper Goods - Heathoriginal
Cupcakes - Trophy Cupcakes
Nannies - College Nannies

BreeAnn ~ We are so grateful for everything you have done to make our day as perfect as it could be! It was more than we ever thought possible!!! Thank you for all your amazing help and support!!! ~ Mary & Erin

Monday, August 8, 2011

Seattle Segway Tours!

Are guests coming to town and looking for something to do before the big day? What about a Segway tour of the city?
Earlier this summer I spent the day touring West Seattle on a Segway and would highly recommend the tour for anyone looking for a fun way to spend the afternoon and learn a little about the city! To schedule your own tour contact West Coast Entertainment.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Chelsey & TJ - Wallace Falls Lodge - May 21, 2011

As Chesley and TJ were about to commit their love to one another this May, the rain stopped, allowing for a picture perfect outdoor ceremony at Wallace Falls Lodge and a wedding day they had always dreamed about.
After running around all morning the flower girl had fallen asleep on her father's shoulder as she was about to walk down the aisle, but it made for a precious moment even if the father was a tad embarrassed!Once they said their vows and headed under cover for dinner, the brother of the groom surprised the couple with a letter from the bride's favorite artist, George Strait, congratulating the newlyweds!
(Photos by Kimberly Dunlap Photography. )
The evening continued with cake, dancing and memories that would stay with them for a lifetime to come!
Congratulations Chelsey & TJ!

Thank you to all of Chesley & TJ's vendors!
Wedding Coordination - Pink Blossom Events
Venue & Lodging - Wallace Falls Lodge
Photographer - Kimberly Dunlap Photography
Cake - Tiers of Delight
Rentals - AA Party Rentals
Caterer - Barry's Catering
Florist - Brambleberry Thicket
Hair - Josy Wood
DJ - Critical Sound
Officiant - Roxanne Davis

I hired BreeAnn for my future daughter in law as a gift, when my son proposed to her. I have attended a few of BreeAnn's events, she has always done an amazing job! Right away, she set up a meeting to help us choose a venue , vendors and all the little details that go into planning a wedding. Over the course of the year, she kept us informed on timelines of when deposits were due, any equipment rentals, and communicated with all our vendors up to the day of the wedding. On the day of the wedding she had everyone so organized with set up. She had the wedding party dressed, and ready for pictures. It was a relaxed and calm setting ( including Bride and Groom). The wedding started on time, and flowed perfectly the whole evening. She handled everything so professionally and was so nice to all our vendors and guests. Our guests commented the next day either by phone calls or email, that this was the best wedding they had ever been to! Our families agree. I will definitely hire her again for my youngest sons wedding. ~ Annette, Mother of the Groom.