Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Pop the Champagne!

To begin, HAPPY 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY MICHELL & COLIN!! And a quick 2nd comment, HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Michelle & Colin planned a wonderful NYE celebration! It was romantic and fun and the party didn't stop well past midnight! This day last year the weather was pretty similar, chilly, overcast, but no rain - wahoo/phew, which made for a great day around the city! The amazing photographer Carol Harrold took the gorgeous & well dressed group from the Arctic Club down to Pioneer Square for some pre ceremony photos and shenanigans.
Please note on a regular day these two could be frigg'n models - neither hurt your eyes to say the least. So to see them all gussied up, I was giddy!! The details of Michelle's dress are gorgeous! Check out that shoe shot! And please, Colin's gold bow tie! So dapper!!

The gorgeous ceremony took place at St. John Evangelist Parrish in Phinney Ridge. Post ceremony guests were shuttled downtown to The Arctic Club.
Colin & Michelle's favorite dessert? Donuts! And yes, they do pair great with Champagne:) So why cut the cake when you can feed your new spouse a maple bar!? They were a huge grab and go hit with their guests!
Late night NYE d├ęcor was passed out to guests for a super fun celebration! They donned golden hats, sparkly headbands, horns, noisemakers and more!
A kiss at midnight!!
Thank you Michelle & Colin for letting me be a part of your amazing wedding!!
Have a wonderful 1st Anniversary!!
And for more fun images check out their Facebook album!!
Awesome vendors to note!
DJ - City DJ (WendyQ)
Venue & Rentals - Arctic Club Seattle
Flowers - Christine Davis (Mother of the groom) & Kim Oberto (Family friend)
H&M - Offwhite

Friday, December 19, 2014

A Sweet Shower for the Sweet Side!

Little Baby Georgia is just six small weeks old now and beyond adorable! Here are the highlights of the cutest shower that Katie Parra, Holly-Kate Foss and I threw her lovely mother, Kara! Kara is the owner of my favorite bakery, The Sweet Side and is a fab new mommy!

Her bicycle themed shower was held at Katie Parra's beautiful West Seattle home. Katie also took these gorgeous photos!

Kerri Effendi of Kerri Effendi Design created the perfect invitations! Thank you Kerri!

I had the best time putting this together with these two!! Thank you Katie & Holly-Kate! Oh, and Holly-Kate did the flower arrangements from Pike's Place. She is multi talented:)
So who do we ask to make dessert for a baker's shower?! Her shop associates of course! We couldn't not have a Sweet Side cake at Kara's shower! And yes, it was delish!!


Had to include a super cute pic little Ruby!! Always dresses in style wherever she goes!

Guests painted blocks for little Georgia to play with. Some guests like Laura Marchbanks excelled (showcased below). I hope she likes my all green block with my thumbprint on it, oops:)

Thank you Kara for letting us be a part of your super special shown below, we had zero fun whatsoever putting this together;)

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Klara & Petr's Prague Pop Up!

When I was contacted by a couple from Prague wanting to plan an outdoor ceremony for two in Seattle on December 7th 2013 I thought it was a spam email for sure. But once I Skyped with Klara & Petr who were going to be in Seattle for a few days while following Pearl Jam on concert we immediately clicked! Klara had seen the light house at Discovery Park when she Googled Seattle and wanted to have the ceremony there. I warned her it would be cold, but it wasn't until we were on the water that she finally believed me:) But thank you mother nature for making December 7th a bluebird, perfect day!!
Reverend Jake Elliott performed the ceremony and the beyond amazing Ryan Flynn shot these gorgeous images.

Oh, and for the 1st time, I got to be a witness! Ryan and I were the only two people besides the bride & groom and Rev Jake to witness the signing of the license. So fun!

Thank you Emily Flynn for the perfect referral and for Ryan Flynn & Jake Elliott for being the best wedding guests;)

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Jamie & Ryan's Black Tie Affiar

Jamie & Ryan got married at AXIS Pioneer Square this past June and it has remained one of my favorite weddings of 2014! Being from East Coast both the bride & groom wanted a Northwest feel for their guests to enjoy. Having their ceremony and reception at the historical AXIS Pioneer Square venue was a perfect spot for guests to see old town of Seattle while still keeping the class for their black tie affair! Capturing the day was the phenomenal Shane Macomber of Shane Macomber Photography.
The gorgeous couple right before their 1st look in Pioneer Square! Jamie's lace sleeves and open back gown was beyond! And Ryan in his black tux wasn't too shabby either;)


The florals were created by the delightful Kelly Sullivan of Botanique Flowers. She incorporated Jamie's preferred neutral pallet with hints of blue. One of Ryan's only requests was to have a unique boutonniere that had herbs and non blooming florals like scabiosa pods which turned out super rad!

 Jamie & Ryan actually built their own Chuppah! Hats off to them!! One of their best friends performed the ceremony which made it extra special.

 Guests sipped on specialty cocktails while we flipped the North room into family style rows for a Shooby Doo Catering plated dinner. Being avid outdoors folks each guests escort card marker was a skier, rock climber or fern image - so very them.

Please meet my favorite father of the bride of all time - Lon Levin. All fathers love their daughters and showcase that one way or another during the wedding, but Lon Levin is a step above the rest. He was so involved and wanted so badly for his daughter & their guests to have a wonderful day. He is the best:) Lon Levin had many opinions, but only one request - they must have pigs in a blanket served during cocktail hour. Shooby Doo added them to the menu especially for him and presented them to him on silver tray:) 
Oh, I'm sorry, is that Bill Nye the Science Guy rocking the dance floor?! Sure is!! He didn't leave the dance floor - so rad! Not that many people did - Solbird rocked the reception and the guests danced all night long!!

All in all this day was so, so wonderful!! Thank you so much for letting me be a part of it Jamie & Ryan!
For more pictures please check out their album on Facebook!
Super rad vendors who made the day amazing!
Wedding Planning - Clutch Events
Photographer - Shane Macomber Photography
Venue - AXIS Pioneer Square
Florist - Botanique Flowers
Catering - Shooby Doo Catering
Band - Solbird
H&M - Erin Caldwell Styling
Gown - Nordstrom's
Rentals - AA Party
Dessert - High 5 Pie & Blue Bird Ice Cream