Category Archives: Same Sex Marriage

Two Beautiful Brides – Golf Club at Newcastle Wedding

We can’t wait to show you the photos from this bright, joyful and light filled celebration of love that took place at the beautiful New Castle Golf Club. It featured an all white color palatte for the ceremony tent with two beautiful entrance pieces. There were thousands of white rose petals lining the sides of the aisle, and at the front, stunning tall white columns exploding with blooming branches and orchids. The stage was set for our two beautiful brides Keshia and Alyson! 

Each of our brides carried bouquets that were distinctly unique but their designs were unified through a shared color palette – later used throughout the reception ballroom.

The colors for the reception were lavenders, greens, light blues, and white. The trailing elements and succulents perfectly captured a beautiful gardeny summer style. We loved creating the personal details like the herb bunches placed on each napkin to make each guest feel welcomed and special.

It was perfectly beautiful weather and a perfect celebration for two lovely brides!

Fabulous vendors:

Ceremony and Reception Location – The Golf Club at Newcastle

Planning, Design, and Coordinating – Chambers and Co

Floral and Design – Flora Nova Design

Photography – Ifong Chen Photography

Rentals – Cort Party Rentals

Linens – BBJ

Vibrant Fall Wedding at the Edgewater Hotel Seattle

Has it been 2 months since my last blog post? Or three …? Well, too long for sure! It must have been a busy summer! Boy, oh boy, it was!

But I am finally back at it and I am so excited to share these gorgeous images of Martha & Maureen’s wonderful wedding reception last fall – photographed by the amazing Joann Aruda. The lovely couple had gotten married out of town a few months prior but finally wanted to celebrate with friends and family. And wow, did they celebrate in style! Look at those vibrant colors and unique designs they chose for their big party at The Edgewater Hotel last fall! The color combination and textures were so unique, though looked grand and elegant in this classic ballroom. What do you think?

Chairs: Pedersen’s Rentals – Linens: Choice Linens – Candles: glassybaby – Cake: People’s Cake

A Great Few Years for Marriage Equality

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Sitting in front of the fireplace, with my puppy sleeping by my side, I am reflecting back on all our wonderful projects, weddings, and events this past year!  This will be my last blog post of 2014 and while I was looking back at some of the photos I received back from various photographers, trying to decide which wedding I want to blog about, it became clear that I am especially grateful for one thing: all the wonderful couples I got to meet in the past 2 years since same sex weddings became legal in the state of Washington.
I loved each and every one of their weddings and each couple has a special place in my heart – I am so happy they finally have the freedom to marry who they love! And I am especially proud that our state was one of the first states in the nation to grant that freedom (by now, as I am writing this, same sex marriage is legal in already 35 states!). May the rest of the US states follow in 2015!!

This blog post is for the many happy couples I had the pleasure to meet and work with these past couple of years. I was so moved by the many stories they shared with me: that they were finally able to get married over 10 or 20 years together!! Many traveled 1000s of miles to Seattle from another state to tie the knot here in Seattle. Thank you for letting us be part of your special day!!

Amy and Melana
August 2014 at DeLille Cellars
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Kathy and Katy
August 2013 at the Edgewater Hotel
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Brett and Alpha
July 2013 at the Sorrento Hotel
Photos by Carol Harrold
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Marta and Maureen
September 2014 at the Edgewater Hotel
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Don and Kevin
July 2013 at Columbia Tower Club
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Tracy and Sherra
February 2014 at the Edgewater Hotel
Photos by Carol Harrold
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Jordan and Danny
December 2012 at the Four Seasons Hotel (on the first day after legalization!)
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Flora Nova Design wedding reception at the Four Seasons Hotel Seattle
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Angela and Brandy
November 2013 at The Maritime Museum
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Mary and Karen
October 2013 at the Edgewater Hotel

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Justin and Sebastian
August 2013 at The Four Seasons Hotel
Photos by a friend of Justin’s
(I didn’t receive a picture of the couple but at least a look at their classy reception setup)
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And finally …
Jason and Sean
June 2013 at the Edgewater Hotel
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Two Beautiful Brides!

It was our pleasure to be part of this beautiful commitment ceremony of Sarah & Lindsey. They tied the knot in the midst of family and loved ones at Georgetown Ballroom last November and was flawlessly coordinated by Katy with Vows Wedding & Event Planning, who happens to be Sarah’s sister 🙂
There is no better or more exiting time to blog about this lovely ceremony than right now – when the governor of Washington just signed gay marriage into law! Exciting times indeed!

Thank you Redstone Pictures for these wonderful images!!
It was so much fun working with two beautiful brides and designing two slightly different bridal bouquets – in glowing fall colors and shades of orange, gold, and red with touches of chocolate. So rich and warm!
Aren’t these just the most gorgeous shots of Sarah and Lindsey!!
 We used roses, calla lilies, dahlias, orchids, and fern curls for the bouquets, boutonnieres, and corsages …
 … and the combination of colors created such a yummy palette – perfect for a fall wedding!
 For the ceremony we designed tow tall trees blooming with orange and red orchids, adorned with hanging votive candles and beautifully illuminated by vase up-lights (provided by Greenlight Event Design)
The reception ballroom was glowing with wall up-lights, a custom gobo light, and countless candles, lanterns, and hanging votive candles – it created such a romantic atmosphere! The table decoration included tall blooming trees, lanterns, and thick clusters of flower heads and rose petals in reds and oranges.
It was the perfect setting for a warm fall wedding!
The fabulous set of vendors:
Photography: Redstone Pictures
Chairs and Linens: Pedersen’s Event Rentals