Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Jim & Lesley ~ September 21, 2013

For Lesley and Jim it was love at first "wink". A success story from an online dating site, these two knew right away the stars had aligned. Ten days of exchanging heartfelt letters via email, they agreed to meet in person and haven't left each others side since. On September 21, 2013 they would finally become husband and wife and despite the rain that decided to fall right as the bridal party lined up for the ceremony and proceeded to stop once the guests gathered around for a celebratory sparkling cider toast while they watched the newlyweds sign their marriage license, we couldn't have asked for a more perfect wedding day!
Jen and Jody Photography captured Lesley and her bridesmaids as they did final hair and makeup touch-ups at a friends home near their reception venue on Bainbridge Island. Further North on the Island, Jim and his groomsmen got ready at "The Farmhouse".  
Choosing not to see each other until Lesley walked down the aisle, they took photos with their respective bridal party and family members at the separate getting ready locations before heading off to Battle Point Park for the ceremony.
Not soon after catching the ferry over to Bainbridge Island were guests shuttled to the ceremony site. The sounds of a harp could be heard throughout the park as guests were seated for the couples I Do's.
Jim's Daughter, followed by Lesley's dog Georgia announced the arrival of the Bride who was escorted by her father down the aisle.
As the rain fell, white umbrellas were distributed ensuring that Seattle's unpredictable weather was covered.
Sealing their union with a kiss, Lesley and Jim invited their friends and family to join them as they signed their marriage license and celebrated with a sparkling cider toast!
As guests were shuttled to the reception site at The Old Country Club of Seattle, the newlyweds were photographed with their bridal party and family before spending some time of their own taking photos around the Island.
Situated on the Southeast side of Bainbridge Island, friends and family arrived at The Old Country Club of Seattle and were greeted with a signature cocktail as they made their way around the venue for cocktail hour.
Tray passed appetizers from Herban Feast Catering included their signature sweet potato and dungeness crab cakes; crying tiger endive leaf spoons featuring spicy grilled chicken and strawberry brie bites. Along with their guestbook, a memory table full of family photos was on display on the wrap around porch.
While guests mingled during cocktail hour, Lesley and Jim were photographed around Battle Point Park, "The Farmhouse" as well as the waterfront near their reception venue.
With cocktail hour winding down the doors to the reception room were opened revealing a gorgeous dinner setting. The ceiling which already featured six large lanterns was enhanced by bistro lights and fabric treatments. The fireplace was covered in a garland of green foliage and the hearth filled with candles. Dining table covered in white linens displayed either a floral centerpiece or a candlestick arrangement. Napkins at each place setting were wrapped in a silver ribbon and adorned with a baby's breath sprig. To each child's delight, a goodie bag was placed on each of their chairs.
As friends and family made their way inside and found their seats for dinner, Lesley and Jim stole a few more moments together before being announced into dinner.
The newlyweds and their bridal party started the buffet which featured a farmer's market summer salad of fresh berries, goat cheese, candied almonds and a strawberry-basil vinaigrette; herb crusted tender beef loin; pan seared wild salmon with stone fruit and a tarragon chutney; herb roasted seasonal vegetables and sauteed gnocchi.
Toasts, cake cutting and first dances kicked off the rest of the evening's celebration!
We simply adore the image captured by Jen and Jody Photography which shows Lesley and her Father dancing while Jim and his daughter look on - truly special!
As the party continued on inside, white luminaries were lit lighting the path for guests to walk later that evening to the shuttles that would take them back to the ferry. 
With the last song played, guests grabbed trail mix for the road and took in the view of the full moon over the city before making their way to the shuttles. 

Congratulations Jim & Lesley! What a fabulous wedding you hosted! 

BreeAnn, Thank you for all the time, energy & thought that went into helping us make this an amazing wedding day. I know it is your job but I appreciate the attention to detail regardless. ~ Lesley

Wedding Planner - Pink Blossom Events
Ceremony Location - Battle Point Park 
Reception Location - Old Country Club of Seattle 
Personal Flowers - Terra Bella Flowers & Mercantile 
Florist - Friend of Bride 
Wedding Cake - Honey Crumb Cake Studio 
Rentals - AA Party Rentals 
Officiant - Ken Burr 
Wedding Gown - Bellevue Bridal Boutique 
Bridesmaids - Nordstrom Seattle 
Groom & Groomsmen - Mens Warehouse
Transportation - Agate Pass Transportation

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Katie & Travis ~ July 6, 2013

After dreaming up ideas to make their wedding day special, Katie's craftiness was highlighted throughout the venue as she and Travis tied the knot on July 6, 2013 at Red Barn Studios in Chehalis. Photos by Erin Ashford Photography tell the story of their summer wedding coordinated by Pink Blossom Events.
As guests entered Red Barn Studios they signed their names around a heart crafted by nails and string before heading upstairs for the ceremony. 
Sap buckets filled with baby's breath lined the aisle while a wooden arbor created by their family held lush yellow floral pieces.
Following the ceremony guests enjoyed appetizers by fruit skewers from Wildfire BBQ and a cheese platter from NW Foods Works in the warm summer sun. A custom cornhole game created by the newlyweds was enjoyed by all ages.
After filling up their plates with bbq grilled onsite by Wildfire BBQ friends and family took their seats. Tables covered in white linens and burlap squares featured fresh cut flowers from a local grower as well as nail and string art wood blocks featuring the couples initials.
Following dinner a build your own strawberry shortcake dessert table by NW Food Works opened to guests delight!
After a full night of dancing, a sparkler send-off sent Katie and Travis off into the night!
It was a pleasure working with you. You are of the finest and easiest to work with Wedding Planners I’ve worked with over the past 25 years. I sure hope to work with you again soon! Thanks! ~ Robert Bonham - Music De-Lite DJ Service

Wedding Coordinator - Pink Blossom Events 
Photographer - Erin Ashford-Photography 
Venue - Red Barn Studios Chelhalis 
Caterer - Wildfire BBQ
Caterer (Appetizers & Dessert) - NW Food Works 
DJ - Music De-Lite
Bartender - Mixx It Up!!
Floral - Foss Gardens 
Rentals - AA Party Rentals 
Hair - Studio 4 
Transportation - First Student 
Rehearsal Dinner - McMinnemans Olympic Club

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

July 13, 2013 ~ Hayley & Dusty

After meeting on a cold snowy day in Pullman back in 2008, Dusty proposed to Hayley five years later in the summer of 2012 and they were wed one year later, July 13, 2013, at Alderbrook Resort & Spa Friends and family came together for the weekend celebration on the Hood Canal and to commemorate many of their friendships that began at their alma mater, a WSU flag was hung from a balcony above the reception ballroom the morning of the wedding. 
Hayley and her bridesmaids were pampered with onsite hair and makeup in one of the Alderbrook Cabins while the groomsmen did final preparations in the Brother's Boardroom. Boston Harbor Photo captured each detail of the day.
With the bridal party looking on, nerves were cleared as Hayley & Dusty saw each other for the first time.
As Hayley and Dusty were off taking photos, the bridal party took advantage of lawns games near the bridesmaids cabin.
With the soft sounds of Arcobaleno Strings, guests took their seats at the waterfront ceremony on the Hood Canal.

After being pronounced husband and wife, the newlyweds enjoyed a champagne toast with their Maid of Honor and Best Man as they signed their marriage license.
Cocktail hour on the checkerboard patio was in full swing as Hayley and Dusty entered the scene. Bruschetta with tomato, basil and artichoke hearts; boursin cheese stuffed peppadews with smoky bacon and chives; and vegetarian spring rolls with a sweet thai chili sauce were passed as friends and family enjoyed the waterfront celebration.
Generation X Productions invited guests inside the Ballroom for dinner, toasts, cake cutting and dancing! Tables featured ivory linens and lush floral arrangements filled with white roses, queen anne's lace and green hydrangeas. Each place setting contained black pocket folded napkins with the evenings menu along with favor boxes filled with the mouth watering caramels and chocolates.   

As guests filled the dance floor, Hayley and Dusty took a walk as they watched the sun set over the resort.
Back to the party, the newlyweds joined the guests in the traditional garter and bouquet toss on the lawn outside the ballroom.
A late night bonfire of s'mores and laughter capped off a weekend of memories!
Congratulations Hayley and Dusty! 
Thank you for all of your help & insights. Hayley & I have enjoyed working with you & appreciate everything you’ve done.  I’m relieved the wedding is here, but a little sad too! Thanks again! ~ Debbie, Mother of the Bride (Weekend of Wedding)

Wedding Planner - Pink Blossom Events
Venue, Cake & Catering - Alderbrook Resort and Spa
Photographer - Boston Harbor Photo 
Florist - Lynch Creek Floral 
Hair & Makeup - Alderbrook Spa 
Officiant - Rev. Jack Loos (via Rev. Ray Van Winkle & Associates)
Ceremony Music - Arcobaleno Strings 
Wedding Attire - Nordstrom Seattle

I appreciated BreeAnn's professionalism, attention to detail, and prompt replies to all of our questions and concerns. It was a pleasure to work with her. Her input and expertise made my part in the wedding planning a lot easier. ~ Debbie, Mother of the Bride