Monday, February 6, 2012

Andrea & Brad - Salish Lodge - September 30, 2011

"Shoes can change your life." As Andrea and Brad tied the knot at Salish Lodge this September, it was evident that shoes really can make a difference. Not only has Andrea been a professional dancer for most of her life and currently owns her own dance studio, but the couple met while Andrea was teaching a dance class one evening when Brad happened to join her class. Since that dance class, Andrea and Brad knew they were meant for each other! With their wedding shoes on, it was time to celebrate! Wedding day captured by Nicole Goddard Photography.With a vision of peacock feathers, The Petal and The Stem transformed the bridal bouquets, boutonnieres and floral arrangements into works of art! Blank fabric quilt squares were displayed in lieu of a traditional guestbook which would later be sewn together to form a quilt for the newlyweds. The Salish Ballroom glowed in romance by the candlelight aisle, the metallic gold sparkly aisle runner and the dramatic uplighting on the wedding arch.After cocktails and appetizers, guests moved upstairs for dinner. Before the first course came out, Andrea's Great Uncle, who officiated the wedding, gave a blessing. While Andrea changed into her second dress of the evening (more appropriate for dancing) along with her dancing shoes, guests were given a group dance lesson by two of Andrea's instructors from American Ballroom Dance Institute. As Andrea and Brad made their entrance, trays of champagne were finished being passed, signifying toasts would soon begin. With tears and laughter filling the room, Brad and Andrea cut the cake! Maple bars and cherry turnovers from Edmonds Bakery were also served as this was a father-daughter tradition that must be shared! Perfectly choreographed first dances left guests wanting more as the dance floor opened up! Congratulations Brad & Andrea!

Wedding Coordinator & Custom Aisle Runner - Pink Blossom Events

Venue, Catering & Accommodations - Salish Lodge & Spa

Bridal Gowns - Cynderellies Closet

Cake, Maple Bars & Cherry Turnovers - Edmonds Bakery

Hair & Makeup - Pacific Artistry

Officiant - Andrea's Great Uncle

Ceremony Pianist - Groom's Daughter

Reception DJ - Critical Sound

Dance Floor - Grand Event Rentals

BreeAnn was a delight to work with in every way. Professional, flexible, kept us in the loop with every detail, excellent communicator. She had all details taken care of before I had thought of them. I could not have done this without her. She stayed in touch with her clipboard the whole evening of the wedding until the wee hours to make sure everything went as planned. She exceeded my expectations. Her value went way beyond what I had to pay for her! ~ Colette, Mother of the Bride


Nicole Goddard said...

It was SO fun to capture this wedding. Thank you for making it go so smooth and beautiful! :)

Lilian said...

Great to see photos like these-so inspiring! Congrats to the couple! Job well done.