June 30, 2012 hosted a wonderful night of memories and tradition for this fun loving and relaxed couple! Pink Blossom Events loved working with Jessica and Alvin pulling together their wedding details. Many thanks to Ken and his team at Azzura Photography for capturing all these special moments!
Their wedding day began at the spacious Chateau Valentina in Bothell, where the bride and her ladies spent a relaxing morning enjoying each others company over breakfast, hair and makeup! Thank you to Salon Maison for providing on-site hair & make-up services and making sure Jessica and her party were ready for the big day.
In true Seattle fashion, the rain made an appearance throughout the day, which supplied some great opportunities for photo fun with umbrellas! Jessica and Alvin’s first glance and bridal party pictures were taken at the Locks in Ballard, conveniently located next door to their wedding venue, The Canal. With the Locks lush gardens, it made for a stunning photo backdrop!
Royal blue along with highlights of yellow and white made a perfect palette to let their love sparkle! With a few rain drops from the clouds above, plan B was flawlessly executed with the help of the talented team at The Canal. Their intimate ceremony was held indoors, overlooking the water. With a dear friend marrying them, their ceremony was touching and personal. Ring Around the Rose provided stunning arrangements featuring calla lilies, hydrangeas, roses, freesia and sparkling crystals.
To honor Alvin’s family heritage, a traditional Chinese Tea Ceremony following their American wedding – Jessica was simply stunning in both of her dresses! After the Tea Ceremony, cocktail hour brought mingling and scrumptious hors d’oeuvres provided by Jewel Hospitality featuring prawn and mango skewers, Caribbean crab cakes, coconut curry satays, lamb pillows, seared ahi tuna and spicy lamb meatballs – a great way to start the festivities! A blueberry martini helped highlight their royal blue theme and was enjoyed by many.
Guests found their seats from the custom made gold fortune cookie escort "cards" made by the bride herself. Dinner featured a Northwest menu of king salmon and beef tenderloin.
A sparkling white linen covered the cake table which featured a classic and elegant creation by Celebrity Cake Studio. Jessica and Alvin continued to treat their guests throughout the night with take-out boxes of candy, “a lucky pair” of bamboo shoots and fortune cookies at each table assigning a lucky guest to take home one of the lush centerpieces.
The night ended with dancing (and great music selections by DJ Lance of Music Plus!) a sparkling send-off and a ride in style thanks to British Motor Coach. Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Hong! It was truly a pleasure and we were so honored to be a part of this special day! All the best in the years to come!
Jessica & Alvin's Vendors
Wedding Coordinator: Andrea Harrison of Pink Blossom Events
Venue: The CanalBridal Attire: I Do Bridal
Cake: Celebrity Cake Studio
Catering: Jewel Hospitality
DJ: Music Plus
Florist: Ring Around the Rose
Getting Ready Location: Chateau Valentina
Onsite Hair & Makeup: Salon Maison
Invitations: Paper Fling
Photographer: Azzura Photography
Transportation: British Motor Coach
Tuxes: Men’s Warehouse
I cannot express enough what a pleasure it was to work with Andrea and what an incredible job she did...Everyone, including myself, would comment on Andrea's professionalism. The event went off without a hitch and was one of the smoothest weddings...I was thoroughly impressed. Plus my family loved her! She was very knowledgeable of the venue and the entire process which made it extremely easy for me. I cannot give her enough praise! ~ Jessica