Monday, February 24, 2014

Shelbi Chris ~ September 28, 2013

In Seattle we are used to rain but on September 28th when Shelbi and Chris awoke and got ready for their wedding at Swans Trail Farms it was more than a typical Seattle rainy day as it was more like a monsoon with torrential rains and gale force winds. Despite the unfavorable weather, Pink Blossom Events helped guide everyone to Plan C and one unforgettable wedding day was held thanks in part to Shelbi and Chris's flexible and go with the flow attitude. Jenn Repp Photography captured each detail of their wedding day which highlighted the Pacific Northwest's natural elements and surrounding fall colors.
Guests arrived at Swans Trail Farms and were led into the rustic barn for the ceremony. The rustic barn is exposed on the eastside of the building allowing views of the surrounding pond, waterfall, farm and mountains. A personalized wood chest was used as a card box while a custom wood guestbook held loved ones well wishes. Featured on the guestbook and gift table was a "Thank You" note erected from a miniature garden designed by the bride who is known for her green thumb.
The ceremony aisle was lined with wooden stumps and bird cages filled with moss and fall floral.
Taking a quick moment to relax before the ceremony Shelbi and her mom toasted with champagne.
While mother nature made it's presence during the ceremony and accompanied the acoustic guitarist with the sounds of rain falling on the tin roof, Shelbi and Chris shared their first beer together in a custom beer bottle glass during their ceremony.
Following their I Do's, guests made their way into the new indoor facility at Swans Trail Farms for cocktails, dinner and dancing! Tables draped in brown linens and burlap runners featured three styles of centerpieces including birdcages filled with moss and fall floral, a watering can filled with floral and mass and a trio of mason jars filled with fall flowers all atop a tree stump. Each table also featured plates of chocolate dipped shortbread cookies so guests had something sweet to nibble on right away. 
As is tradition when the couple is having a good time and drinks are flowing, pretzel necklaces were available at the bar! Not a bad tradition we must admit?
As friends and family were seated and about to start the buffet, Chris and Shelbi were escorted outside for pictures underneath one spectacular double rainbow. A well deserved pause to enjoy a rain-free moment!
After being announced into dinner and starting the buffet Shelbi and Chris invited guests to enjoy a memory slideshow playing throughout dinner.
After dinner, Shelbi and Chris cut into their tart featuring a custom "pie" topper made to replicate the bride and groom with their beloved bunny and kitty.  
Guests enjoyed mini pies and tarts while they watched the couple take there first dance played by The Dogtones. Soon after guests joined in and kept the dance floor hoppin' all night long!
As a thank you to their guests, a fresh produce station was setup allowing guests to fill customized burlap bags with farm-fresh items from Swans Trail Farms including honeycrisp apples, corn, mini squash & pumpkins.
The newlyweds were squirted with various mermaid-themed bath toys and squirt guns to send them on their way - don't worry, we filled them with warm water!
Congratulations SHELBI & CHRIS!

Andrea, you were an absolute God send to us. The month or so before the wedding I felt such a sigh of relief having you take everything over. AND our wedding day, such a success; you made it all happen. The flow, the smiles, just plain perfect beginning to end. Thank You! Love, Chris & Shelbi

Wedding Planner:  PinkBlossom Events
Ceremony/Reception Venue:  Swans Trail Farms
Catering:   PyramidCatering
Desserts:   assorted Samadhi Tarts – through Pyramid Catering
Florist:   ThePetal & The Stem
Invitations:   JustMilled
Officiant:   RickTodd
Photographer:   JennRepp Photography
Ceremony Musician:  Quinn Fitzpatrick (acoustic guitarist)
Reception Band:  TheDogtones
Rentals:   AbbeyRentals & Morgan Sound
Beer:   Snohomish Beer & Wine
Bartending Services:   Swans Trail Pouring
Tux:  Men’s Warehouse
Wedding Night Hotel:  Inn at Port Gardner
Hair & Makeup:   Firefly Salon
Bridal Attire:   Cinderellie’s Closet
Bridesmaid Dresses:  David’s Bridal  

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