Sunday, March 30, 2014

Gabby & Joe ~ June 29, 2013

With the Seattle skyline in the background, Gabrielle and Joe tied the knot at Within Sodo this past June. That day the heat was at an all time high in Seattle and Pink Blossom Events has a hunch that all the heat was brought by Gabrielle's family and friends who all arrived from Australia to celebrate her and Joe's wedding day! 
After sharing their First Look at the Alexis Hotel, Gabby and Joe along with their Bridal Party who happened to be their siblings, set foot for Pike Place Market with MKippen Photography.
Guests arrived at Within Sodo and were guided to the rooftop. In spirit of Gabby's love of Disney, Mickey Mouse heads could be found in both obvious and not so noticeable places.
Having families in both Washington and Australia, Gabby and Joe, had done a good amount of traveling and wanted to incorporate that throughout their wedding day. A custom map of the world acted as a guest book and in lieu of a traditional wedding program, a "Wedding Safety Guideline" card was handed out noting the evenings activities.
Gabby and Joe said their vows underneath a custom arch made by the Father of the Groom. Wanting to mimic the clean lines of the rooftop area and keep things simple, the arch was a perfect addition to their wedding.
Wanting all of their guests to witness the signing of the marriage license, Gabby and Joe signed their marriage license during the ceremony. After sealing their commitment with a kiss, cocktail hour kicked off the reception! Appetizers included pulled pork sliders and tofu and vegetable dumplings by Shooby Doo Catering. Following cocktail hour everyone headed downstairs for dinner. Taking note on the "Where in the World are you Sitting?" escort board, guests found their seats (named after cities they've been to) and cheered on as the newly named husband and wife were announced! Keeping with the modern and simple look, tables covered in white linens were highlighted with turquoise napkins and tables alternated with white or turquoise candles sticks. Disney themed Mr. and Mrs. signs adorned Gabby and Joe's chairs.
After enjoying a buffet dinner, champagne was passed and toasts began! 
A number of memorable toasts gave way to cake cutting, dancing and a photo booth!
With the summer sun setting and the heat of the day dissipating (to a cool 80+ degrees), guests enjoyed the city lights from the rooftop.
Congratulations Gabrielle & Joe!

BreeAnn Gale from Pink Blossom Events was the best money we spent on our wedding. We were planning our wedding from Australia (Bride Australian...Groom Seattleite) and BreeAnn put all our worries at ease. Our main requirement was that we wanted someone to take care of everything on the day so our friends and family could just relax and enjoy the day. BreeAnn delivered on this plus more. As we couldn't meet in person BreeAnn was happy to set up meetings over the Internet and answer all our emails. She was professional, knowledgeable and friendly and we would recommend Pink Blossoms Events to any couple getting ready to tie the knot!! ~ Gabby

Wedding Planner - Pink Blossom Events
Venue - Within Sodo
Photography - MKippen Photography
DJ - Kris Simonsen
Dessert Bar - Irish Rose Bakery
Transportation - Rare Form Limousine 
Hotel Accommodations - Alexis Hotel

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