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Entries in Pink Blossom Events (4)

Friday
Feb172012

Daily Shot of Inspiration | Hidden Meadows Snohomish Wedding

Hidden Meadows Wedding Snohomish WA

I just received word that my adorable couple Bev & Jeff will soon be featured in Couture Weddings!  With the help of BreeAnn from Pink Blossom Events, Bev and Jeff's wedding was unique and beautiful start to finish.  My favorite touch was a vintage 'fat-tire' bicycle, which not only let Jeff roam around in style, but also served as inspiration for their customized wedding logo that was showcased throughout the wedding.  (I would share photos of the details, but I don't want to spoil the surprise for the magazine - you will just have to wait!  ;)

Snohomish Wedding Photography at Hidden Meadows

Monday
Mar142011

The 2nd Annual 'Voila!' Wedding Show - Something fun to do this weekend!

Looking for an excuse to get out and meet with some talented people who adore weddings as much as you do?  Look no further!  Hosted by Pink Blossom Events and Panache Events, The Woodmark Hotel is presenting the 2nd annual Voila! Wedding Show this Sunday, March 20th, from 12:30-4:30.  This is a great opportunity to meet some fabulous vendors while munching on some of the best treats you can imagine.  We will be in the Spring section, so please swing by and say 'hi'!

Wednesday
Mar022011

'Grow your Love' with the Pan Pacific Seattle Hotel

With the winter flurry of venue open houses, how can you create an event that is fun, memorable, and showcases weddings?   The Seattle Pan Pacific Hotel decided to throw and event with a unique twist - a mock wedding!  From tears to toasts, the BreeAnn Gale from Pink Blossom Events created a beautiful wedding for 175 guests that showcased the skills of some of the crème de la crème of the Seattle bridal industry.  

Seattle Pan Pacific Wedding

I sometimes forget that the exterior of the Pan Pacific can be as charming as the interior ... I love the cobblestone and the vintage-fresh vibe of these images! 

Swink Style Bar Makeup

 Details, details ...

Getting Ready at The Pan Pacific

Aria Style Wedding Details

Our bride looked brilliant - the dress from La Belle Elaine's and the bouquet from Aria Style matched her perfectly. 

Wedding Dress from La Belle Elaine's

Adorable from all angles! 

Newlyweds at The Pan Pacific Seattle

Ken captured their casual spirit in these images ... they are both super-laid back people, and these shots are so very 'them.'    

Seattle Pan Pacific Lobby Photo

Wedding Staircase Photograph

Unique artwork at the Pan Pacific

The artwork in The Pan Pacific is nothing short of inspirational - even with the crazy background, our bride shines! 

Celeste Cooning Paper Cutouts

Celeste Cooning provided the paper cutout that became the backdrop for the ceremony.  The lighting bounced off the sheer tapestry to create a gorgeous visual effect - light and airy but with a complimentary touch of drama. 

Ceremony at the Pan Pacific Hotel

I love the enthusiasm in these images ... the moment we all dream of! 

Wedding Ceremony at the Pan Pacific Seattle

Wedding Ceremony at the Pan Pacific Seattle

During the ceremony the guests were asked to reach for the hand of the person next to them, creating a web of blessing for the newlyweds.  It was the first time I had seen that done, and I really liked the idea - it created a sense of community and a special moment all at once.

The Greenworld Project Favors

John at Aria Style integrated the green-theme color and detailing beautifully ... my favorite touch was the Washington State green apples in the base of the centerpieces.  Charming and clever!Aria Style Floral Ringbearer Pillow

Sam Day Wedding Painter

Most artists struggle to find their niche in the art world, but Sam Day has his own little corner all to himself.  Sam applies his unique talent to creating a painting during the event, and his work is gorgeous.

Yummy cake by New Rennaisance

 Mmmm ... cake!

Dancing at the Pan Pacific Seattle

I love this detail of the first dance - a creative spin on the classic ballroom moment. 

The Cast of Grow Your Love 2011

And, last but not least, my favorite group photo of the night! 

Thank you to everyone who participated in this fun and fabulous event, most especially Dana from The Seattle Pan Pacific Hotel and BreeAnn Gale from Pink Blossom Events!  

The Supporting Cast:

Event Planning: BreeAnn Gale, Pink Blossom Events 
Location: Seattle Pan Pacific Hotel, Seattle WA 
Talent: Events on the Edge
Catering: Seastar Restaurant and Raw Bar
Cake: New Rennaisance Cakes
Hair and Makeup: Swink Style Bar
Mini Spa Treatments: Vida Spa
Bridal Dress: La Belle Elaine's Bridal
DJ: Bamboo Beats
Floral and Decor: Aria Style
Invitations and Announcements: Paper Passionista
Jewelry: Stella & Dot Jewelry
Live Music: Michael Benson Band
Photography: Azzura Photography
Videography: Lorbaniah Cameography
Carbon Offset Gifting: OneEnergy Renewables
Photobooth: 321 Foto
Event Artist: Sam Day
Paper Art: Celeste Cooning
Tux: Hill Street Cleaners
Officiants: A Heavenly Ceremony
Favors: Clover House GiftsWhole Foods, and The Greenworld Package 

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Saturday
Jan152011

The Seattle Wedding Show 2011!

Every year I leave The Wedding Show in awe of the creative talent in Seattle.  We attend with the hope of connecting with soon-to-be wed couples in search of gorgeous photograph, but we leave inspired by the innovative ideas and designs.  As always, I'm sharing a few of the unique touches that caught my eye, and I hope you enjoy them.  

My friend BreeAnn Gale from Pink Blossom Events had the cutest mini-booth I've ever seen ... the colors were fun and fresh, and I love the glass chandellier coupled with the inscribed headboard. 

Ally from Plateau Florist created a tree dripping with postcards, many of which showcased the weddings we have photographed with her.  I enjoyed the red/purple color scheme, which are two of my favorite palettes.

Loved these colors and theme as well ... Erin from Lindeman Events has such a great eye for design.

This 10-foot wide booth display from Salon Maison featured my bride!  It was cool is see one of our images larger-than-life.

These 'sweet words' were a clever twist ... the cupcakes were by Pinkabella, and I liked the idea of capturing qualities that you love about your new spouse on the display tiers.  The real question: which attribute will you choose when it's time to cut the cupcake?

Daniela from Bella Signature Design helped create this look for Herban Feast's booth - if you haven't had a chance to visit Sodo Park or sample their food, consider joining them for the next open house.  They have some of the yummiest catering you can imagine.

In the great Northwet, Bella Umbrellas will always have a special place in my heart.

mmmm .... 

Paper Delights featured some beautiful designs, and a color palette perfect for a Spring wedding.

Jewel Catering's booth was another personal favorite - I loved how they used a brightly patterned scrapbook paper to create cutouts to adorn all of the serving plates, perfectly coordinated.  (If you ever get stuck searching for a theme, visit a scrapbook store - you will be amazed!)

The mini-clothesline feature in the Goldfinch Press booth was soooo cute.

I am obsessed with this candy bar design ... there is something vintage yet classic and timeless about the combination of the champagne coloring with the touch-of-bling accents.

Aria Style and Capri Floral showcased these lovely designs.

Last but not least, our friends at Seattle Met Bride and Groom were sharing the latest issue and looking fabulous in the process. 

Thank you to all who worked so hard to make the show a success, especially Don, Barb, Jason, and Howard from the Seattle Wedding Show.  We are looking forward to next year already!