After a year of long distance phone calls and emails John and Karen had flown in from Africa this past July to celebrate their wedding day! It was a special weekend as their friends and family had also traveled in from all over the world to be there that day. Wanting to ensure their guests received a true Seattle experience, Pink Blossom Events helped plan their dream wedding at Kiana Lodge. GH Kim Photography arrived at Clearwater Casino as John and Karen were finishing getting ready. While John patiently waited outside, Karen put on the traditional Korean wedding dress for the first look of his bride to be! It was then back inside as Karen changed into her "official" wedding dress that she would then wear all day long. First look number two! Photos with their family and bridal party at Clearwater Casino. Ten minutes away Kiana Lodge awaited their arrival.Len Smolen officiated the ceremony overlooking the Hood Canal. The aisle was lined with blue and white lanterns and yellow rose petals. John and one of his groomsman sang a special song commemorating the ceremony. Lawn games filled the grounds as guests enjoyed cocktails and appetizers outside the main lodge. Karen and John took a few moments to sign their license before being announced into the lodge for dinner. The lodge was decorated with pops of yellow and blue, perfect for a summer wedding. Dinning tables were covered with Ethiopian linens and centerpieces that featured cake stands adorned with yellow arrangements and cupcakes from The Yellow Leaf Cupcake Co. The two bars were accented with white and yellow cupcake wrapper lights created by Pink Blossom Events. While guests finished the Northwest themed dinner, the bridal party spoke of memories and stories they shared with the couple. The Maid of Honor even had Karen up on stage singing Karaoke to highlight one of many good times they shared! John and his sister ended toasts with a song dedicated to Karen. Cake and cupcakes were enjoyed! It was then time for their first dance! The bridal party even stepped in to finish off a first dance that all would remember as a highlight to the wedding day! Click here to view their first dance. The night continued with dancing, laughter, and stops in the photo booth by Fun Frames Photo Booth before guests headed back to Seattle. It was a special wedding day that no one would soon forget!
Congratulations Karen & John!
Full Planning - Pink Blossom Events
Photographer - GH Kim Photography
Getting Ready Location - Clearwater Casino
Wedding Venue & Caterer - Kiana Lodge
Florist - Friend of the Groom
Onsite Hair & Makeup - Inspiritu Salon
DJ - Bugsie Productions
Officiant - Len Smolen
Photo Booth - Fun Frames Photo Booth
Cupcakes & Cutting Cake - The Yellow Leaf Cupcake Co.
Guest Transportation - Seattle Ferries, Kiana Shuttle and First Student
Lodging - Executive Pacific Hotel Seattle
Suits - Top Hat
Rehearsal Dinner - Miner's Landing - Pier 57
Dear BreeAnn ~ John and I both feel it is suffice to say that without you this day would not have been nowhere near possible for us! Without us here in Seattle, it really posed a challenge for you to plan a wedding, but you certainly rose to it and exceeded our expectations! Your helpful ideas, professionalism, and attention to detail have made this whole process go much more smoothly than we thought it would be! We've been saying the past few weeks how we're really not that stressed and that it's so nice to go into it like that. So thank you very much for making that happen! We are really excited to see how it all comes together, but we're confident that it's going to be fantastic! Best Wishes Always ~ Karen and John