July 29, 2018

Happy First Anniversary to Kate and Joe!!! We’re deep in the throes of wedding season right now but I want to take a little pause and look back at this sweet wedding from last July – how can it already been one year!

Kate and Joe’s intimate outdoor wedding at JM Cellars felt like a little pool of calm in the midst of a busy season.  The mature trees on the property of this tucked-away Woodinville venue provided cool shade on a hot day, and the mellow sounds of a jazz festival at a neighboring winery provided the perfect soundtrack for the day’s festivities.

The bocce court served as the ceremony site for Kate and Joe, framed by a hand-made grapevine arbor decked with flowers and vines.  Dinner on the patio was enjoyed at a mix of round and long tables, decorated with compote arrangements of various sizes, greenery garlands, and lots of candlelight.  Jacky with Event Success provided the coordination, and The Popes Photography captured the day on film.

Vendors:

Venue: JM Cellars

Planning: Event Success

Photography: The Popes Photography

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July 10, 2018

We loved working with Ali to plan her elegant spring wedding at the Four Seasons, she is such a beautiful lady inside and out! Everything was perfect for this one, even the weather cooperated to be able to catch some gorgeous photos around downtown Seattle.

Ali and Arda’s wedding is a good example of using color tastefully and still achieving a lux, upscale event feel. Those pretty pops of coral throughout were bold and eye catching. Paired with the gold specialty chargers, linens and candles, it created a delightful evening.

Vendor Team:

Venue: Four Seasons Seattle 

Photographer: Azzura Photography

Planner: Aisle of View 

Rentals: BBJ Linen & Pedersens

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June 20, 2018

The luxurious winter wedding of Chezzarae and Chris is not one we are likely to forget for a long, long time.  Just look at all that sparkle!  And that gorgeous dress!! And that fantastic cake!!!

This lovely couple wanted their December wedding at Seattle’s Four Seasons to have that little bit of “extra” to make it truly their own.  So we started with a large-scale mirrored arch covered in white hydrangea, roses, and orchids, and added in silver candelabras dripping with crystal strands.  Then came the mirrored head table, the ultra-chic ghost chairs, the sequined linens, the rosy pink lighting, and candles, candles, candles – and, voila! A magical night to remember!

Big kudos to Natasha with The Invisible Hostess for coordinating all the details, and to the team at Alante for making us look so good!

And be sure to check out this month’s issue of Seattle Bride Magazine for more details of this amazing event!

Vendor Team:

Venue:  Four Seasons

Planner:  The Invisible Hostess

Photographer:  Alante

Rentals:  Cort Party Rental,

BBJ Linen Rentals,

Prop Gallery

Makeup: Salon Maison

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June 11, 2018

Laura and Lorenzo’s waterfront wedding at the Woodmark Hotel was a July dream. Our lovely couple chose a beautiful pallet of blush, creams, and peach with accents of blue. The bride’s elegant bouquet featured garden roses, dahlias as well as the sweet and delicate scabiosa. They brought in some of the groom’s Italian roots by adding olive branches and beautiful blue linens. We loved how the final look of the ceremony space came out, and especially the look on Laura’s face when she saw it for the first time (Clane Gessel caught it on camera, as you can see in the photos below)! So many special touches went into making this wedding possible, thanks to the coordination of Simply by Tamara Nicole. This beautiful day will be one to remember!

Vendor List:

Venue:  Woodmark Hotel and Still Spa

Planner: Simply by Tamara Nicole

Photographer: Clane Gessel International Wedding Studio

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May 28, 2018

Ashley was everything we admire in a bride, laid back, sweet, a bit sassy, and she has the best taste(that dress!!!! Swoon!). This perfect couple got married last September at one of our favorite beautiful garden venues, DeLille Cellars.

The ceremony took place in the garden up on a hill surrounded by enormous trees, we loved the way their gardeny arch turned out(you can even see one of our designers hard at work creating it in one of the photos!). Late summer is always such a lovely time for flowers, we took advantage of the season by incorporating the huge peegee hydrangea and cafe au lait dahlia you can only get at this time of year.

For the reception space in the tent we covered all the chandeliers in our favorite Texas vine called smilax to incorporate the garden in the reception space as well. I know you’ll love these images of all the impeccable beauty this wedding included.

Vendor Team

Venue: DeLille Cellars

Photography: Shane Macomber 

Planner: Danae with Perfectly Posh

Rentals: CORT Party Rentals

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May 14, 2018

For clients looking to take their wedding or event to a whole new level of drama and “wow,” hanging floral installations are often the way to go.  From adding green vines to existing chandeliers to suspending large floral wreaths to designing one-of-a-kind natural structures, we have done it all!  It is always so much fun to push our creativity and ingenuity in coming up with new and exciting ways to bring our clients’ vision to life.  And, if you’re looking to add that extra punch to your upcoming event, here are some fun ideas for you!

Tents are often the perfect place to add hanging floral.  For this wedding at DeLille Cellars (pictured above), the existing tent already had great chandeliers – they just needed a little greenery to take them over the top.  Now when the guests enter the tent for dinner, instead of a blank white tent ceiling, they eyes are drawn to a lush hanging garden.  The whole space seems more inviting and cozy with the addition.

Hanging floral installations can be dressed up or dressed down, as you can see in these next examples.  In the first picture (above), the hanging wreaths suspended from the peak of this sophisticated sailcloth tent add a touch of romance to this elegant backyard wedding.  In the next example, strung vines across the ceiling of this enclosed tent add a touch of summer to a winter corporate event.  And finally, in the last two examples, grapevine and floral wreaths are the perfect addition to these two informal events – the first on a dude ranch, and the second on Orcas Island.

Each event has its own particular style and atmosphere, and hanging floral installations can often serve as statement pieces that epitomize that unique, individual style.  In the first example (above), a long floral and greenery bar suspended low over the head table creates a focal point in the dining room and highlights the intimate, romantic, and sophisticated feel of this wedding.  In the next example, the dance floor becomes the focal point, with a custom willow, greenery, and floral installation centered over this first dance.  This is an intimate moment, yes, but this installation points ahead to the joyful, colorful, larger-than-life party that is about to break out after this first dance finishes.  The clean, spare lines of this last example perfectly compliment the tasteful, understated architecture, linens, chairs, and table settings for this elegant wedding of two creative professionals.  Individual tulips suspended in a ring on filament hover over each table like a halo.  In each example, these hanging floral installations help to articulate the clients’ vision and bring their dream event to life.

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