Monday, June 18, 2012

Voila! Wedding Show 2012!

On Sunday, March 25, 2012 Panache and Pink Blossom Events hosted the third annual Voila! Wedding Show at The Woodmark Hotel Yacht Club & Spa! We must admit, the show did not disappoint this year with our vendors plus all of the new and unique ideas around! Guests spent the day wandering rooms which had been transformed into spring, summer, autumn, and winter and were filled with harmonized tabletops to floral designs and decorating ideas. While soaking up ideas, they nibbled on savory morsels, sipped signature drinks, and sampled seasonal sweets; truly enjoying our motto that "This is the way wedding planning should be!"
Along with touring the seasons, Argosy Cruises Champagne Lady was docked outside The Woodmark to showcase a few additional decor and dessert ideas!

This year's show would not have been possible without the support of the participating vendors, and our event sponsors;, Seattle Met Bride & Groom, Banquet & Event, Argosy Cruises, KB Design and The Woodmark Hotel!

A big thank you to Azzura Photography who captured the seasons at the Voila! Wedding Show and Photo Elan for capturing the Argosy Cruise Ship! We hope you enjoy a look through the event images and are able to gather a few ideas for your upcoming celebration!


The spring room featured a "Bling & Modern" theme with shades of bright pink and platinum accented by crystals and black! Spring was designed by Pink Blossom Events, Panache Wedding & Event Specialists, Valerie's Invites, The Petal and The Stem, Prop Gallery West, AA Party Rentals, Pd Seattle and BBJ Linen.
Heart shaped sparklers from were placed at the guest tables signifying a sparkler toast at the evenings end. Individually wrapped flowers bubbles created by Valerie's Invites acted as favors for the guests. To ensure no guest left spring hungry, The Woodmark served their shrimp and garbanzo bean salad in an endive spear along with a raspberry martini as the spring room's signature appetizer and cocktail!
Spring Vendors
Bugsie Productions - DJ 
Creative Cake Designs - Cakes/Desserts
Little Borrowed Dress - Bridesmaid Apparel 
Salon Maison - Onsite Hair & Makeup 
The Petal and The Stem - Floral Design 
Prop Gallery - Event Decor & Rentals 
Seattle Met Bride & Groom - Bridal Magazine & Sponsor
Woodmark Hotel - Venue & Catering
Valerie’s Invites - Stationery


Rustic romance set the tone for summer featuring burlap and lace with colors of apple green and a soft yellow. As guests entered the tent, a double shutter display from Vintage Ambiance was the backdrop to a sample escort board and creative guest book idea. The summer room was designed by Pink Blossom Events, Panache Wedding & Event Specialists, Vintage Ambiance, Fena Flowers, Heathoriginal, Jennifer Witsel Creative, AA Party Rentals and BBJ Linen.
A long table hosted creative ideas from strung apple Bride and Groom signs to honey favors! The ceremony vignette featured a white picket fence and french doors leading guests into the ceremony vignette. Buckets filled with paper pinwheels by Heathoriginal lent the idea of a pinwheel ceremony send-off!
Summer just isn't complete without Ice Cream. Thank you to Whidbey Island Ice Cream for providing the refreshing treat!
Pies by Shoofly Pie, appetizers and a signature cocktail from The Woodmark Hotel gave each guest something to smile about! The featured appetizers were The Woodmarks own antipasto skewers of genoa salami, artichoke, pickled onion, asparagus and red pepper along with a vegetarian skewer. The rosemary lemon margarita was a crowd favorite!
Summer Vendors
A Cedar Suede - Live Music

Azzura Photography - Photography 
Fena Flowers - Floral Design
Flawless Beauty Bars - Spray Tan & Makeup 
Fun Frames Photo Booth - Photo Booth
Heathoriginal - Unique Paper Décor
Shoofly Pie Company - Desserts
Trillium Custom Tailor - Custom Wedding Apparel
Vintage Ambiance - Rentals
Kimmi Designs - Custom Bridal Apparel
Whidbey Island Ice Cream - Ice Cream ____________________________________________________________


The Woodmark's Great Room was the perfect spot for a modern, yet warm Autumn scene. Browns and nile blues accented with white and natural earthy elements gave this room a cozy but elegant feeling! When guests entered the room, they saw a twig wall created by Ring Around the Rose that was adorned with paper leaves which purposed as escort cards from Silberman Brown. To complete the fireplace setting, Prop Gallery provided a sofa and coffee table for couples to cozy up next to the fireplace and discuss wedding details. This space was designed by Pink Blossom Events, Panache Wedding & Event Specialists, Ring Around the Rose, Prop Gallery, Silberman Brown, AA Party Rentals and BBJ Linen.
To ensure every taste bud was hit, autumn featured cheesecakes by The Confectional, doughnuts by Frost, The Woodmark's warm candied pork belly appetizer and a Dark & Stormy cocktail concocted by The Woodmark's bartender. 
Fall Vendors
BBJ Linen - Linen Rentals
College Nannies - Child Care Services
The Confectional - Cheese Cakes
Flower Girl Boutique - Flower Girl Apparel
Frost Doughnuts - Doughnuts - Onine Planning Tools
Moulton Garden Bonbons - Favors/Gifts
Ring Around the Rose - Floral Design
Silberman Brown - Stationery
Solace Arts - Photography


Welcome to Winter! Walking into the Woodmark's Ballroom one couldn't help but feel a sense of luxury with the blush uplighting, strings of pearls and cut paper work by Celeste Cooning Paper Art. A palate of blush, champagne and ivory with a touch of gold and iridescent accents created a stunning winter setting. Room designed by Pink Blossom Events, Panache Wedding & Event Specialists, Laurel's Floral Decor, Chic Ink, Celeste Cooning Paper Art, GreenLight Event Design, A Tailored Affair, AA Party Rentals and BBJ Linen.
Snowflake cookies were the featured favor which gave a hint of winter but not too much for those seeking a non-holiday winter look!
The Woodmark featured a port poached pear with brie and pecans on a crostini along with Pink Blossom favorite hot today, hot cocoa and peppermint schnapps topped with a meringue by The SweetSide! Espresso Elegance provided a number of their signature coffee drinks as well!
Winter Vendors
A Tailored Affair - Rentals/Décor 
AA Party Rentals - Rentals
Alishia Joubert - Harp Music
Banquet & Event - Bridal Resource Guide 
British Motor Coach - Transportation
Celeste Cooning - Paper Art/Décor
Chic Ink - Stationery
Espresso Elegance - Espresso Catering
La Belle Reve - Bridal Gowns
Laurel’s Floral Décor - Floral Design
Lorbaniah Cameography - Videography
Lykes to Dance - Dance Instruction
Photo Elan - Photography
Sam Day - Art on Location

Argosy Cruises!

As setup was underway the morning of the show, I managed to capture the arrival of Argosy Cruises Champagne Lady as it made it's way across Lake Washington to The Woodmark Hotel. Once docked, the Champagne Lady was transformed into a sophisticated nautical look with navy linens and splashes of bright tangerine and raspberry!
Bright floral arrangements and a few nautical touches gave way to this stunning look! The cruise ship was designed by Panache, Pink Blossom Events, Floressence, Valerie’s Invites, Heathoriginal, AA Party, and Platinum Design Linens.
Cookies from The Cookie Fairy and beverages provided by Argosy Cruises ensured guests enjoyed their visit to the ship!
Argosy Cruise Ship Vendors
Argosy Cruises - Cruise & Event Venue
Cookie Fairy - Custom Cookies
Floressence Floral Design - Floral Design
Platinum Designs - Linen & Chair Cover Rentals


Argosy Cocktail Cruise!

And this year we extended the fun just a little longer with a new event finale, the Voila! Cocktail Cruise! Immediately following the show, a lucky handful of brides, grooms and their planning team boarded the Argosy Cruise’s Champagne Lady for a Cocktail Cruise around Lake Washington! While loading up on advice from top wedding experts they enjoyed a light bite for dinner (think crab bites!) catered by The Woodmark Hotel, watched the sunset, and sipped on signature cocktails from Argosy Cruises! It was the perfect way to toast to their planning assistants and let their planning set sail!
Delicious desserts from The SweetSide!
Thank you to our team of experts that evening: Heather Driscoll of Heathoriginal, creator of unique paper details; Valerie Frazier of Valerie’s Invites, our stationery expert and Laura Cassidy, Editor-in-Chief, of Seattle Met Bride and Groom Magazine. Not to forget, our MC for the cruise, Dixie Duncan of Seattle Met Bride and Groom Magazine!
Cocktail Cruise Sponsors
Cruise & Cocktails - Argosy Cruises
Floral – Floressence
Linens & Chair Covers - Platinum Designs
Sweets - The SweetSide
Photography - Photo Elan

Pink Blossom Events Table!

Situated outside the winter room, your hosts, Panache and Pink Blossom Events were featured amongst a gorgeous display designed with the help of Laurel's Floral Decor, Celeste Cooning Paper Art, GreenLight Event Design, AA Party Rentals and BBJ Linens.

It’s easy, it’s fun and it’s done!