Monday, April 15, 2013

Brendan & Val ~ July 20 & 21, 2012

Pulling together their love of video games (checkout this proposal game Brendan created for Val) and a wish to keep their wedding simple yet uniquely them, Pink Blossom Events worked with Val and Brendan to bring their Video Game Wedding Weekend to life this July! Taking place over two days at El Gaucho Bellevue and Redhook Brewery, we enjoyed seeing their guests laugh, compete and take part in the game themed weekend! Kayla J Photography's images tell the story of their wedding weekend.

July 20, 2012 ~ El Gaucho Ceremony & Luncheon

To kickoff the wedding weekend, Brendan and Val hosted an intimate ceremony and luncheon at El Gaucho in Bellevue for close friends and family. The early morning wedding started with pre-wedding nibbles as guests arrived (think mini-muffins, danishes, fruit, tea and coffee) and followed with brunch surrounded by close family and friends! It was a wonderful celebration for twenty five of their most dearest!  Details included various Mario themed table numbers, place cards and a wedding cake representing their love of video games! 
Val and Brendan got ready at the Hyatt House Redmond that morning and captured their first look pictures on the surrounding grounds. 
Heading to El Gaucho Bellevue, family photos and the ceremony were moved indoors as the misty rain fell. 
After a delicious brunch, Brendan and Val cut into their Mario themed wedding cake by Corina Bakery for all to enjoy!
With the rest of the day still ahead of them guests were invited to explore the local area whether it was enjoying an afternoon Argosy Cruise on Lake Washington or sipping wine at Kirkland's Uncork Wine Festival.

July 21, 2012 ~ Redhook Brewery Reception
Day two of Val and Brendan's wedding celebrations took place the next evening at Redhook Brewery as the newlyweds hosted a reception for their friends complete with a second ceremony. The reception included a puzzle competition, pub trivia and a Zelda themed cake! 
When guests arrived they were asked to find their seats noted on the Mario inspired place cards. Pink Blossom Events worked with Fena Flowers to design the centerpieces featuring a flat glass top that would act as platforms for the games. Favor boxes at each place setting were filled with Mario themed favors (see photo above). 
With guests seated, Val and Brendan weaved their way through the tables and said their I Do's one more time! 
With a seal of a kiss, the games began! A jigsaw puzzle heated up the competition before guests dined on a BBQ dinner. With stomachs full, friends and family competed in a trivia contest complete with hand buzzers and all created by the groom. Winning teams took home Theo Chocolate and Ste. Michelle Wine. 
Hitting the dance floor Brendan and Val took their first dance then cut their Zelda themed wedding cake.
Dancing, board games, and a photo booth (built by the groom!) complete with Mario themed props kept guests entertained the rest of the night. And not to miss, the surprise Mario pinata filled with gold coins that was brought out by two friends!
Congratulations Val & Brendan! Thank you for letting Pink Blossom Events be a part of your game themed wedding weekend! We had a ball!
Hey BreeAnn, Val and I just wanted to say thanks again for everything today. The ceremony went great and we’re so thankful for all the help setting up. Looking forward to tomorrow. ~ Brendan (post day 1 ceremony)
Wedding Planner - Pink Blossom Events
Photographer - Kayla J Photography 
Getting Ready Location & Weekend Accomodations - Hyatt House Redmond
July 20th Ceremony & Luncheon Venue & Catering - El Gaucho Bellevue 
July 21st Ceremony & Reception Venue & Catering - Redhook Ale Brewery 
Hair & Makeup - Venia Beauty
Floral - Fena Flowers 
Wedding Cakes - Corina Bakery 
Wedding Dress - I Do Bridal
Photo Booth and Pub Trivia Game Created by the Groom for the July 21st Celebrations
Rehearsal Lunch - Lot 3 Bellevue

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