September 1, 2016

I can’t believe it’s been a year since those two lovebirds tied the knot at Suncadia Resort last Labor Day weekend. Happy Anniversary, Hallie and David!!

I loved working with these two! Ever since our first meeting, many months before their wedding day, I knew these two were made for each other. They are the most loving, warm, gentle-hearted people you will ever meet.


I was excited to hear they were planning their wedding at beautiful Suncadia Resort – a two hour drive east from Seattle just across the Cascade mountains. This gorgeous destination venue offers stunning mountainous backdrops – perfect for an outside wedding. The beautiful images by The Popes Photography give a glimpse of their perfect day, flawlessly planned and coordinated by Prive Events.

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July 21, 2016

Anita and Ab were so lovely and certainly are not afraid of bold, bright colors! For their late spring Indian wedding we were able to include some of our favorite flowers, peonies, ranunculus and poppies! What a stunning bouquet they made!

The weather was not quite cooperating – it drizzled all day out at Kiana Lodge – but how could you be upset about that with such a fun wedding party and those cheerful colors surrounding you. We love these images by the ever so fabulous Shane Macomber!! I am especially in love with the pictures of the couple holding fun umbrellas!!

For the ceremony we scattered a lush bed of thousands of rose petals and lined the aisle with beautiful urn arrangements. Along with the talented gals at Perfectly Posh Events we were able to create a wedding that is a brightly colored feast for your eyes! One of our favorites this past spring!!

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October 26, 2015

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

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June 27, 2014

This was a wedding dear to my heart and one I will cherish forever: it was the wedding of my dear friends Megan Keller and Aaron Bird. Megan, the wonderful Seattle wedding and event coordinator of A Kurant Event, has been a dear industry friend and colleague for many years. When she asked me to help her with her wedding I was so flattered she would trust me, and when she told me where it was taking place there was no way I would not be part of it!!

Megan and Aaron had picked the Flying Horse Shoe Ranch in Eastern Washington as their wedding location. I had stayed at the ranch just a few months prior and knew this gem of a venue: a beautiful dude-ranch near Cle Elum, surrounded by pastures, fields, and farms in the Cascade foothills. A perfect place for a laid-back, fun, yet elegant country party!!

I loved what Megan had planned for her big day: hay bails, cow hides, a mechanical bull, horseback riding, sleeping in teepees, and a beautiful clear tent with rustic country decor for the reception. The event brought together many fabulous colleagues from the Seattle event world – for the floral and decor I collaborated with florist friend Alexa from Fiore Blossoms. We had a total blast! Alexa also blogged about this fun wedding at megan + aaron at flying horseshoe – check it out. Aaaaand – this wedding even made it into the latest issue of Seattle Bride magazine!
The stunning photos were taken by Barbie Hull and Carol Harrold – wait till you see all their gorgeous images below! So beautiful!
I am so excited to show so many photos of their wonderful wedding day. It was just such a fun wedding! Enjoy!!

Isn’t Megan just beautiful??!!!


The ceremony took place under an ancient large willow tree.

And here some reception details … With floral/willow chandeliers and all …

And last but not least some of the many fabulous details of the day …

Planner: Megan Keller, A Kurant Event
Day-of Coordination: Shindig Events
Photographers: Barbie Hull and Carol Harrold
Wedding Dress: Claire Pettibone from The Dress Theory
DJ and Lighting: Austin Beaver

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May 20, 2013

I love Kelly and Jim’s wedding! What a super sweet couple, and a warm color palette with such a romantic feel for their ceremony and reception!! They got married last October at a vintage theater in Portland/Oregon – planned and coordinated by Kelly’s brother (and my dear friend and business partner!) Travis McBurney of True Colors Events. It was our last event with this ever so fabulous team from True Colors, which makes this wedding dear to my heart on so many different levels! It was a special treat to get to know Kelly and Jim and planning their vintage inspired wedding with an elegant garden touch.
Thank you, Stephanie Cristalli, for the wonderful, wonderful images!!!

 For Kelly’s bouquet we used blush pink, light peach, and cream roses, peach calla lilies and spray roses mixed with hydrangea, Queen Anne’s lace and green geranium foliage to lend it a touch of vintage garden.

peach garden roses, romantic bouquet, Flora Nova Design

We kept the ceremony decor simple – a silk draped arch with interwoven tall branches and tall candelabras and hurricane candles created a beautiful backdrop.
chuppah flowers, ceremony decor, silk draped chuppah, Flora Nova Design
For the reception tables we designed two different centerpiece styles: some tall ones sitting on top of tall glass vases, and low mixed vase arrangements in their wedding colors peach, pink, cream, and green.
peach centerpiece, centerpiece with branches, Flora Nova Design

peach and cream wedding flowers, low centerpiece with peach garden roses

I love this picture of Kelly and Jim seeing the reception ballroom for the first time! As per Kelly: “The flowers were absolutely amazing and exactly what I had envisioned for our wedding! My bouquet was so gorgeous – I teared up when I first saw it! Christiane, you are so talented at what you do, and we were so in love with what you created.”
Thank you, Kelly, Jim, and Travis!

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September 12, 2012

Could it really have been more than 2 months since my last blog entry? Oh how bad! Well, it sure was a very busy wedding season including a move of our business (an entry on that one will follow soon too) and a busy personal life, but I am finally back in blogging business and have lots of fabulous weddings and events to share.
Today, I’d like to start with Nicole and Gregor’s wedding who celebrated their marriage last May at beautiful Camp Korey – a wonderful venue surrounded by low Cascade hills and fields with a beautiful park and stunning estate buildings. A truly amazing venue!
In collaboration with True Colors Events, we had a fabulous time working with Nicole and Gregor to come up with design concepts that transformed the garden and Hippodrome into an elegant event space. Lush floral, elegant linens and draping, specialty furniture, lighting, candles and more candles created a luxurious ambiance.
The incredible images by John & Joseph Photography tell it all – couldn’t resist to include lots of their beautiful portrait photos here too … 🙂 – just stunning!

 Isn’t this the most amazing dress??!!
It was a warm and sunny day in May so the ceremony could take place in their beautiful garden setting.

 The reception decor featured tall floral designs in cream, peach and green – inside the tall vases we picked up the gold accents by winding long-stemmed French tulips onto thick gold wire.

 A mix of round and square tables offers the opportunity to create different looks for the different tables: on the square tables we used square vases paired with long-stemmed candle holders with floating candles.
 The long rectangular head table in the center of the room was the focal point of the reception with even taller arrangements and a long runner of floral and candles.

The fabulous team of vendors:

Ceremony and Reception location: The Hide Away at Camp Korey
(Please note that Camp Korey will not be hosting weddings in the foreseeable future)
Planning and Coordination: True Colors Events
DJ and Lighting: Austin Beaver
Stationary: Paper Passionista
Desserts: Decadence Cakes

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