Thursday, July 24, 2014

Erick & CB's Homerun!!

Erick & CB met at the baseball park in between games and immediately hit it off.  Both of the grooms are in competitive men's baseball leagues here in Seattle. Baseball was the first thing they knew they had in common, but there commonalities didn't stop there!

I'm going to try and spare you all the MANY baseball analogies that I want to intertwine into this blog. I'm afraid I'd strike out with my readers (aaah, get it!?)...ok, back to the grooms!! These two were so wonderful to work with! They wanted a modern wedding with soft colors, a thoughtful ceremony and a rock'n dance party. And boy howdy did they get it! The wedding was so them and they had such a great time - it was wonderful to be a part of it and to watch it unfold!

They chose Hotel 1000 as their ceremony & reception location. It was the perfect modern space for their vision. Erick's good friend Lanett Franko of Lovely Lulu Photography flew in from MN to shoot the wedding.

One of my favorite parts of their big day was that their teammates painted 12 baseball bats white and lined the aisle with them for a fantastic exit! Each bat had their initials and wedding date printed in blue on the handle. Such a thoughtful surprise from their friends! 

Both Erick & CB are art enthusiasts and so during there ceremony they created a blended piece of art using a blank canvas and two shades of blue paint which now hangs in their home.

Each dinner table was named after a Seattle landmark, the grooms sat at the Space Needle. The guests couldn't wait for the party to begin and so they made dinner a show in and of itself! Tables had sing offs, guests stood on their chairs and sang to the couple - it was hilarious, heartfelt and so fun!!

Morphy's Cake baked their four tier vanilla and chocolate cake and Kara from The Sweet Side created their dessert display. Guests were able to nibble on cheesecake shooters, cake pops, dipped pretzels and macaroons throughout the evening.

I want to thank Erick & CB for letting me be a part of their big day! Their one year anniversary is coming up next month - congratulations you two!!

Erick & CB's Vendors
Venue – Hotel 1,000
Photographer – Lovely Lulu Photography
Dessert – Morphy’s Cake & The Sweet Side
Rentals – Trendy Events
Florist – Tracy’s Basement Things
DJ – Playz Music

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Olive You!

I can't believe it has been over a year since Kaitlyn & Dave said 'I do' at SODO Park! Together we planned a romantic and beautiful ceremony & reception and a rock'n party!! Which by the way, is my favorite combo - I call it a 'mullet wedding' - Business up front, party in the back;)
Dave & Kaitlyn's story is one of my favorites! Their parents met and were great friends in college (in fact, Kaitlyn's dad is Dave's Godfather!), but with moving for jobs and time drifting them a part they hadn't seen each other in years. When Dave moved to Seattle for grad school his parents urged him to reach out to their old friends. It was there at dinner, meeting up with people he hadn't seen since he was a small kiddo that he met their daughter Kaitlyn. And as the cliché goes....the rest is history!
One of my FAV photographers, Lucas Mobley captured their day. Now it is pretty rare to have a bride or groom resemble their wedding photographer. And as you can see, Dave is a 6'6"+ red head, but what you don't see in these photos is that Lucas is also a 6'6" red head! I overheard a few guests mention, "I didn't know Dave had a brother/cousin who is a photographer"...Too funny! Ok, enough random tidbits of mine! On to the details...
Kaitlyn has an eye for detail and she made sure to include thoughtful touches for her big day. From the hanger in her hotel room to gifts for all of their parents, she didn't leave a moment to waste!

Olive branches and olive leaves became a bit of a secret theme for the day. Our joke of 'extending an olive branch' to the families and guests who all came together ended up being a gorgeous showcase! Kelly Sullivan from Botanique created soft centerpieces for the guests table while also tackling my favorite head table centerpiece of all time! A 14 foot olive branch garland intermixed with white garden roses, wooden boxes and silver mercury cups. It has been a year and I'm still obsessed with it! We went to Pedersen's for the navy linens and silver charges.

Tara of Ephemera Press wrote out seat assignments on a custom chalkboard and calligraphered escort cards and table numbers. The invites were Vera Wang and the programs were from Heather of the former Heathorignal.

Kara from the Sweet Side put together a custom sweet bar with two, two tiered cakes, lemon bars (Kaitlyn's favorite), chocolate dipped pretzels and cheesecake bites - so good!!

Now on to the couple!! How frick'n cute is this pic of Kaitlyn getting her dress zipped up! I love it! Her and Dave's 1st look was one for the record books. I hate to call you out Dave, but a tear from the groom gets me every time!! They are just beyond adorable and affectionate. Seeing these two so happy was the kind of day that makes my job, not a job:)

Congrats Dave & Kaitlyn!! Your wedding was GORGEOUS! And it isn't just me who thinks so - Carats & Cake recently raved about your wedding as well! Check out their post HERE!
All of the fabulous vendors who put the day together are listed below!!
● Venue/Caterer – SODO Park/Herban Feast

● Planner – Clutch Events

● Photographer – Lucas Mobley Photography

● Dessert – The Sweet Side

● Florist – Botanique Flowers

● Ceremony Music – Contrast Music

● Reception Music – The Nines

● Photobooth – Atomic Photobooth

● Rentals – Pedersen’s

● Props/Paper – Heathoriginal

● Calligrapher – Ephemera Press

● Shuttles – Shuttle Express

● Hair – Jamie O’Neill Salon

● Make up – My Flawless Beauty Bars