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Weddings in Woodinville - A Winter Wonderland at the Columbia Winery

The 2nd Annual Weddings in Woodinville was a sold-out affair that left me in awe of the talent of my friends in the wedding industry.  Ken and I were chosen as the photographers for the Columbia Winery, and lovely venue nestled in the hills of Woodinville.  With the help of Rented Elegance, Merry Beth transformed the space into a 'Winter Wonderland' that was as warm and inviting as it was beautiful.


Steve Cox of Creative Ice shared his talent with this martini-luge.  You pour the martini into the top and it travels through the ice sculpture, coming out the bottom perfectly mixed and ice cold.   


I love the bejeweled napkin holder and the ice-inspired plates.  The center table was my favorite display because of all the subtle and thoughtful details.     

The ceremony setup exchanged the traditional wedding chairs for faux-fur covered couches.  It was fun to watch just about everyone curiously stroke the seating to see if it felt as good as it looked.  

Soft, warm, elegant, and beautiful!  

If you look closely, you can see that Merry Beth named the 'bride' Snow White and the 'groom' was the ever-illusive Prince Charming.  Clever!

Vintage apothacry jars are a great way to create a centerpiece that it high in design but low in cost ... the paper-whites peaking out from under the glass-top were simply sweet.

Chris Graves and Your Song Entertainment provided the groovy tunes ... Chris is best known (at the moment) as a dj, but he has an extraordinary voice and upon request can mix in some live Sinatra-style music into the entertainment.   

Hand-lettered calligraphy is experiencing a revival, and I'm hoping to employ Pascale to create unique writing for our upcoming book series, 'Inspired by Weddings.'  (More on that later!)

Every great event ends with a sweet moment ...  :)

Thank you to everyone who worked to create a truly magnificent event, and I hope to work with you all often in the year to come!


The Supporting Cast:

Event Planning: Merry Beth Turpin, Aisle of View  
Location: The Columbia Winery, Woodinville WA  
Men's Tuxedo and Custom Suits: Wall Street Custom Clothiers   
Wedding and Bridesmaid Dresses: La Belle Reve  
Floral Design and Decor: Rented Elegance and Design
  Invitations: Pascale Collins, Calligrapher
Cake: Mike's Amazing Cakes  
Transportation: British Motor Coach / Butler Valet / Rare Form Limousine / SP Plus
Ice Sculpture: Creative Ice   
Catering: Seastar / John Howie Steak Catering & Lisa Dupar Catering
Music: Your Song Entertainment  



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