Sunday, August 31, 2014

Cindy & Nick ~ October 19, 2013

 After spending a year working with Cindy and Nick designing and planning the details of their wedding day, we couldn't have been more thrilled with how their Chinese and Cuban infused wedding came together. From the bright hues of reds yellow and orange to all of the personal touches, this was one unforgettable wedding day photographed by Carina Skrobecki Photography.
While Cindy spent the morning getting hair and makeup done, Nick and his Best Man played video games in the hotel's virtual golf gaming area.
With Nick in place, Cindy's Maid of Honor led her to her first look.
Bridal Party photos led them around Seattle with a stop at the Olympic Sculpture Park before arriving at the church.
Cindy and Nick said their I Do's at Christ Our Hope Catholic Church in downtown Seattle before making their way back to Hotel 1000 for a Chinese Tea Ceremony.
After the tea ceremony, the newlyweds joined cocktail hour.
The Terrace Room doors were soon open to reveal a room featuring colorful Chinese lanterns, bright floral filled metallic gold containers set over goldenrod crush linen. Each place setting featured a custom Mad Lib for guests to complete during dinner. 
Cindy and Nick made their grand entrance into dinner while confetti flicked by guests filled the air. Friends and family dined on mouth watering Honey and Cumin Glazed Pork Chops, Szechuan Roasted Lamp Chops and Beef Filets accompanied with a Dungeness Crab Cake.
As guests moved into the great room for cake cutting, a surprise performance by Mak Fai Washington Kung Fu Club Lion Dance Team kept guests on their feet with excitement! The night continued with dancing (plenty of Cuban music to keep the dance floor packed!), late night snacks of Cuban Guava Pastries and Hong Kong Style Egg Tarts along with an animated photo booth featuring Giffy App
Congratulations Cindy & Nick!

 Thank you so much for making last Saturday a wonderful experience for Cindy, our families, and myself. ~ Nick

Wedding Planner & Designer - Pink Blossom Events
Photographer - Carina Skrobecki Photography
Reception Venue, Caterer, Custom Late Night Snacks & Getting Ready Location - HOTEL 1000
Ceremony Location - Christ Our Hope Catholic Church, Seattle
Floral - Fena Flowers
Videographer - Medici Films
Hong Kong Style Egg Custards - Yummy House Bakery 
Transportation - Rare Form Limousine 
Animated Giffy Booth - Giffy App

For a complete look at Cindy & Nick's wedding day check out their Wedding Video by Medici Films.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Nicole & David ~ August 10, 2013

Last week Nicole and David celebrated their one year anniversary and today we take a look back at their wedding day at Green Gates at Flowing Lake. Photos taken by HR Northwest Photography. 
While Nicole and David wrapped up photos with their bridal party and family members, guests arrived at Green Gates at Flowing Lake and were seated on the waterfront lawn. Floral arrangements hung on shepherd hooks lined the aisle while the couples matching bibles and childhood Nike's (his blue and hers pink) were on display at the front of aisle.
David and his Father who was officiating that day spent a few minutes together before heading down the aisle where Nicole and David would says their Vows in front of loved ones.
David and his Father started the processional followed by the couples Mother's and their sons.
After they were announced husband and wife, Mr. & Mrs. Olsen took a enjoyed a few moments with each other on the venues dock overlooking Flowing Lake while guests enjoyed appetizers, Brian Carter Cellars wine and beer brewed by the Groom.
Once announced into dinner, the newlyweds kicked off the opening of the buffet.
Toasts, cake cutting and first dances were followed by the opening of the photo booth and the dance floor for all!
While friends and family celebrated, Nicole and David watched the sun set over the lake.
Congratulations Nicole & David! Wishing you many wonderful years ahead! 
Wedding Planner - Pink Blossom Events
Venue - Green Gates at Flowing Lake Photographer - HR Northwest Photography Florist - The Petal and the Stem Catering - Cabbage Patch Rentals - ABC Special Event Rentals by Court Cake - I'll Have What She's HavingDJ - Generation X Productions Wedding Day Paper Goods - Valerie's Invites - Paper Creations for Special Events Photo Booth - 321 FOTO | photo booth rentalsRehearsal Dinner - Russell's

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Christine & Brad ~ August 24, 2013

With their First Anniversary soon approaching we are excited to highlight Christine and Brad's August 24, 2013 wedding! Brad, a local musician, and Christine, a prominent real estate agent, know how to do a Seattle wedding day right. With every detail thought of along the way their wedding day echoed the strength and love these two have for each other and their community. We were honored to be a part of it all! Thank you to Sorella Photos for capturing the fun, the ambiance and the many special moments from start to finish!
Surrounded with the support of friends, they got ready at the Edgewater Hotel.  Michael Bride & Maria Olson provided flawless makeup & hair services for the ladies while Brad and his groomsmen were treated to the Beatles Suite which allowed for a shot of their local band, Countrycide, in the famous Beatles pose overlooking the water… great job guys! 
     Bridal Party, family and guests were shuttled over to St. Mark’s Cathedral, located on Capital Hill, by British Motor Coach. Making sure not to see each other before the ceremony, Brad and Christine took separate pre-ceremony photos at the church.
Jewel-tones and a splash of peacock highlighted the day while Brad & Christine’s “kids” made special appearances throughout the ceremony and getaway ensuring for one big happy family.
  The angelic voices of the Byrd Ensemble Choir, accompanied by the church organist, led Christine and her beau to the alter. The bride entered the cathedral to a custom-written piece of music by her betrothed called, “Christine’s March”. Truly a moment they will never forget.
     After the couple’s “I Do’s” and a few group photos, guests tossed petals as they made their getaway, riding in style in one of British MotorCoaches’ finest:, a classic white Rolls Royce.
The couple, along with an intimate group of family and friends, enjoyed a rooftop cocktail hour on the Edgewater’s Terrace Room, featuring tray-passed appetizers (Pear Bruschetta, Mini Crab Cakes, Popcorn Shrimp, Moroccan Chicken Bites) and Prosecco, while being serenaded by a talented violinist.
     As the dinner hour came, guests found their escort cards (the first of many sweet bites of the night) featuring a Ferrero Rocher chocolate as the base. The ballroom was elegantly draped in rich tones of gold, purple and hints of peacock throughout. 
Christine and Brad took their seats at the sweetheart table where a sign draping the front read “Anything is Possible” and two dog beds flanked either side of their table. As the first course of dinner was being served, guests were serenaded by the live vocal talent of a close friend who sang a breathtaking version of “Ava Maria” and an ever favorite by Ms Etta James, “At Last."
After enjoying Garlic Steak, Salmon with Crab or Truffle Risotto for entrees, toasts began.
As guests were escorted back into the Terrace Room following toasts, Christine surprised Brad with aacoustic guitar cake set alongside pedestals of sweets and apothecary jars filled with color coded candy to satisfy every guest. While Brad cut into his cake, additional guests arrived for the late night party and appetizers rolled out once again! Along with the surprise music-themed grooms cake, the bride also revealed a specialty trip she'd arranged for the couple’s European getaway! We hope you enjoyed your fabulous honeymoon Brad and Christine!
With the ballroom flipped for a dance party and the sun beginning to set, Brad and Christine cut their wedding cake and enjoyed their first dance as husband and wife to Adele’s “Make You Feel My Love.”
  Surprises continued around every corner. Christine had planned to surprise her honey, yet again, asking his band mates to play a few sets with their band, Countrycide, as a surprise to Brad. Little did she know that they let the cat out of the bag early on and the surprise was reversed for Christine with a few special, select songs that Brad had arranged. She was truly touched!
To top off the night, guests were treated to a complimentary copy of Countrycide’s latest CD as a wedding favor. To a very special couple - CONGRATULATIONS CHRISTINE & BRAD!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!! You did an amazing job and Andrea was AMAZING!!
Love, Christine & Brad 

Wedding Coordinator:   Pink Blossom Events
Photographer:   Sorella Photos
Ceremony Location & Officiant:  St. Mark’s Cathedral 
Reception, Rehearsal Dinner, Post-Wedding Brunch:  Edgewater Hotel 
Wedding Cake, Groom’s Cake, Dessert Buffet:   TheSweetside
Florist:   Woodland Flowers
Ceremony Music:   Byrd Ensemble
Reception Music/DJ:   Jim Bachaud (Friend)
Invitations:   Valerie’s Invites
Paper Details:   Chic Ink
Transportation & Shuttle Services:  British MotorCoach
Hair Services:  Maria Olson (friend)
Makeup Services:   Michael Bride
Bridal Attire:  Cicada
Bridesmaid Attire:   La Belle Elaine’s
Getting Ready & Wedding Night Hotel:   EdgewaterHotel