Monday, March 17, 2014

Christina & Caleb ~ August 10, 2013

With Christina's Grandma a resident at Trilogy at Redmond Ridge, Christina felt at home when she got ready the morning of her wedding with her bridesmaids by her side. Not too far away, Caleb and his groomsmen got dressed at their wedding venue, The Cascade Club at Trilogy at Redmond Ridge. Photos by Jean-Marcus Strole Photography.
After seeing each other for the first time near the venue's fountain, photos with their family and bridal party began.
With the August sun shining over the Cascade Terrace, the Beatles “Here Comes The Sun” and Dixie Cups “Going to the Chapel,”accompanied the processional. Christina made her grand entrance to an instrumental version of one of her favorite Beauty and The Beast songs.
With family being the most important part of their day, Christina and Caleb made sure they were not forgotten. During the ceremony, their father’s placed flowers next to photos of family members who could not be there. The Bride’s sister was able to watch the ceremony by Skyping in from Children’s Hospital.
Standing in front of a white rod iron arch, Christina and Caleb exchanged vows.
After being announced husband and wife for the first time, the newlyweds recessed to the Turtles “Happy Together.” After a big group photo, cocktail hour on the Cascade Terrace began. The Terrace featured an outdoor fireplace with lounge furniture (a hit later that night) and cocktail tables adorned with melon linens complete with burlap sashes. Guests enjoyed cocktails, appetizers, lawn games and the sounds of live jazz played by the Bride's friends.
As cocktail hour wrapped up, Paella that had been made on-site by the Paella King had finished cooking and guests were invited inside the Crystal Room. Guest tables were draped in white linens and burlap runners along with melon napkins. Mismatched white vases filled with bright summer flowers made for the perfect summer centerpiece.
After a welcome toast and blessing by the Father of the Bride, the buffet opened and paella was enjoyed by everyone! Dinner included live music by a pianist as well as a picture slideshow of Christina and Caleb.
 A round of heartfelt toasts was followed by cake-cutting. The delicious 3-tiered cake from Hoffman's included flavors of vanilla cake with mocha creme, lemon curd and raspberry crème fillings.
With the cake cut, it was time to start dancing! The newlyweds swayed to Michael Buble's “Everything” while the Temptations “My Girl” was played for the joint Father/Daughter and Mother/Son dance.
The Newlywed Shoe Game along with the bouquet and garter toss were held under the stars on the Cascade Terrace.
As the last song (“I’ve Had The Time of My Life”) of the night played, guests were invited outside for a sparkler send-off as the newly named, husband and wife, left in a blue drop-top Lincoln Continental.
Congratulations Christina & Caleb!

Andrea, I can't thank you enough! That was amazing. I enjoyed working with you and getting to know you. We couldn't have done it without you. I will recommend you to anyone I have the opportunity to. :) Thank You!

Wedding Coordinator:   Pink Blossom Events
Photographer:   Jean-Marcus Strole Photography
Ceremony & Reception Location:  The Cascade Club at Trilogy at Redmond Ridge
Caterer:   Paella King
Service Staff:   At Your Service
Cake Topper:   Etsy
Florist:   FenaFlowers (personal floral)
Bulk Floral Centerpieces:   DIY – Market Flowers (Pike Place)
Ceremony Music:   Jazz Trio (Friends)
Reception Music/DJ:   Paula Bariquit (Friend)
Invitations/Stationary:   DIY & Etsy
Officiant:   Don Mackay
Transportation:   Rare Form Limousine
Hair & Make-up:   Gene Juarez, Alderwood
Bridal Attire:  Cocoon Silk
Bridesmaid Attire:   Bellevue Bridal Boutique
Tux:  Men’s Warehouse
Wedding Night Hotel:   Renaissance Hotel, Seattle

Rehearsal Dinner:  La Isla, Redmond

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