Elegant and Timeless Wedding | Sarah + Nic

Sarah and Nic were set on having an elegant and timeless affair. After searching in both Seattle and California for their venue and coming up empty handed, Sarah and Nic decided it was time to bring in some help. Jen was happy to cut the clutter and search out a timeless venue– one that was unique and hopefully one that guests hadn’t attended a wedding at prior. Finding The Sunset Club was fate. This hidden gem was founded in 1913 and those gorgeous walls are original to the building and hand painted. They really are stunning and you have to see them in person to appreciate just how detailed they really are.

S+N at Sunset Club | Taylor'd Events Group | Amelia Soper Photography

The day started off with Sarah and Nic surrounded by their nearest and dearest, followed by a ceremony at Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Sammamish.

S+N at Sunset Club | Taylor'd Events Group | Amelia Soper Photography

S+N at Sunset Club | Taylor'd Events Group | Amelia Soper Photography

S+N at Sunset Club | Taylor'd Events Group | Amelia Soper Photography

S+N at Sunset Club | Taylor'd Events Group | Amelia Soper Photography

S+N at Sunset Club | Taylor'd Events Group | Amelia Soper Photography

Every detail  of their attire was thought out to be meaningful, timeless and elegant. It all came together like a dream.

S+N at Sunset Club | Taylor'd Events Group | Amelia Soper Photography

Sarah and Nic opted to not see each other before the ceremony. Instead they shared a prayer and prepared themselves for all the emotion of the ceremony.

S+N at Sunset Club | Taylor'd Events Group | Amelia Soper Photography

 

S+N at Sunset Club | Taylor'd Events Group | Amelia Soper Photography

Talk about a first look experience. We don’t usually encourage skipping the first look for seeing each other when you walk down the aisle, but when we do, this photo is exactly what we are hoping for.

 

S+N at Sunset Club | Taylor'd Events Group | Amelia Soper Photography

S+N at Sunset Club | Taylor'd Events Group | Amelia Soper Photography

 

Nic’s family has a tradition of a gifting a family ring to every child on their 18th birthday. Instead of a more traditional wedding band, Sarah opted for a ring to go along with this tradition.

S+N at Sunset Club | Taylor'd Events Group | Amelia Soper Photography

S+N at Sunset Club | Taylor'd Events Group | Amelia Soper Photography

This groom has style! He opted for a slight outfit change and entered the reception in a white dinner jacket.

S+N at Sunset Club | Taylor'd Events Group | Amelia Soper Photography

S+N at Sunset Club | Taylor'd Events Group | Amelia Soper Photography

S+N at Sunset Club | Taylor'd Events Group | Amelia Soper Photography

S+N at Sunset Club | Taylor'd Events Group | Amelia Soper Photography

With so many details at the Sunset Club, there was careful consideration on elements that would elevate the overall aesthetic. This ornate cake from Midori Bakery was truly a show stopper.

S+N at Sunset Club | Taylor'd Events Group | Amelia Soper Photography

S+N at Sunset Club | Taylor'd Events Group | Amelia Soper Photography

 

 

Sarah and Nic thank you for letting us be a part of pulling together your dream day. Looking back at it now, we can’t imagine a more perfect celebration for your love.

{Participating Vendors: Photography: Amelia Soper Photography| Seattle Wedding Planner : Jen of  Taylord Events Group | Ceremony Venue: Mary Queen of Peace Church | Reception Venue: The Sunset Club| Floral: Fena Flowers| Cake: Midori Bakery| DJ: Mobile Celebrations| Hair and Makeup: Gene Juarez| Bridal Salon: LaineeMeg Bridal}

Intimate Winery Wedding | Grace + Jason

Intimate. Not just because we were a small group of 35, but also because every detail of this Intimate Outdoor Winery Wedding was thought about with the guests in mind. When Grace and Jason reached out to us they had two worries. They were planning their wedding from across the world amidst long distance moves, new jobs, and everyday stresses. They were also asking all of their guests to make the trip from as close as Detroit and as far away as Beijing.

If they were coming all that way, the trip had to be worth it.

We pulled together a top notch team of vendors. All teammates who know how to delight the taste buds, serenade the crowd, and inspire with the perfect blooms. Every detail was thought of.

I am elated to show off the beautiful images from Scott and Ashlee of O’Malley Photographers! Between those two and the team over at Kaleb Norman James Designs, every aspect was meticulously curated and documented for many years to come.

Grace and Jason, thank you so much for entrusting me with your day.Intimate Outdoor Winery Wedding from Taylor'd Events Group | Bouquet Kaleb Norman James Design | O'Malley Photographers

Intimate Outdoor Winery Wedding from Taylor'd Events Group | Bride at JM Cellars | O'Malley Photographers

Intimate Outdoor Winery Wedding from Taylor'd Events Group | Grace Dress | O'Malley Photographers

Intimate Outdoor Winery Wedding from Taylor'd Events Group | Hair & Makeup Offwhite Makeup & Beauty | O'Malley Photographers

Intimate Outdoor Winery Wedding from Taylor'd Events Group | O'Malley Photographers

Grace and her bridesmaids got ready at their brand new home just a few minutes away from the venue. That veil mixed with the perfect light. Gorgeous.

Intimate Outdoor Winery Wedding from Taylor'd Events Group | Boutineer Kaleb Norman | O'Malley Photographers

Intimate Outdoor Winery Wedding from Taylor'd Events Group | Boutineers Kaleb Norman James Design | O'Malley Photographers

Intimate Outdoor Winery Wedding from Taylor'd Events Group | Bouquet Kaleb Norman James Design | O'Malley Photographers

Intimate Outdoor Winery Wedding from Taylor'd Events Group | Stationary La Happy Design & Calligraphy | O'Malley Photographers

Intimate Outdoor Winery Wedding from Taylor'd Events Group | Ceremony Kaleb Norman James Design | O'Malley Photographers

Intimate Outdoor Winery Wedding from Taylor'd Events Group | Ceremony Kaleb Norman James Design | O'Malley Photographers

Intimate Outdoor Winery Wedding from Taylor'd Events Group | Ceremony Kaleb Norman James Design | O'Malley Photographers

 

Intimate Outdoor Winery Wedding from Taylor'd Events Group | O'Malley Photographers

Kaleb Norman James created this stunning alter. The greenery hanging off the branches at the top are hops. Kaleb- thank you for always impressing.

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Intimate Outdoor Winery Wedding from Taylor'd Events Group | Wedding Rings | O'Malley Photographers

Intimate Outdoor Winery Wedding from Taylor'd Events Group | Lounge area CORT Party Rentals | O'Malley Photographers

Intimate Outdoor Winery Wedding from Taylor'd Events Group | Lounge area CORT Party Rentals | O'Malley Photographers

Intimate Outdoor Winery Wedding from Taylor'd Events Group | JM Cellars Wedding | O'Malley Photographers

Intimate Outdoor Winery Wedding from Taylor'd Events Group | Tablescape Grace and Jason | O'Malley Photographers

Intimate Outdoor Winery Wedding from Taylor'd Events Group | Rentals CORT Party Rentals | O'Malley Photographers

Intimate Outdoor Winery Wedding from Taylor'd Events Group | Kaleb Norman James Centerpiece | O'Malley Photographers

Intimate Outdoor Winery Wedding from Taylor'd Events Group | JM Cellars Wine | O'Malley Photographers

Intimate Outdoor Winery Wedding from Taylor'd Events Group | Lisa Dupar Catering | O'Malley Photographers

Nibbles and Sips from Lisa Dupar Catering and pouring a variety of JM Cellars wines.

Intimate Outdoor Winery Wedding from Taylor'd Events Group | Grace and Jason First Dance | O'Malley Photographers

Intimate Outdoor Winery Wedding from Taylor'd Events Group | Cake The Cakewalk Shop | O'Malley Photographers

Intimate Outdoor Winery Wedding from Taylor'd Events Group | Cake The Cakewalk Shop | O'Malley Photographers

Intimate Outdoor Winery Wedding from Taylor'd Events Group | Cakewalk Shop Grace and Jason | O'Malley Photographers

Intimate Outdoor Winery Wedding from Taylor'd Events Group | Grace and Jason Rose | O'Malley Photographers

Thank you again to Grace and Jason for entrusting us with your day. We loved every moment of creating with the two of you and celebrating your loved ones!

{Participating Vendors: Photography: O’Malley Photographers | Planning : Alex of Taylor’d Events Group | Venue: JM Cellars | Floral and Design: Kaleb Norman James Design | Stationary: La Happy Design & Calligraphy | Catering : Lisa Dupar Catering | Cake: The Cakewalk Shop | Band: The Side Project | Hair and Makeup: Offwhite Makeup & Beauty | Rentals : CORT Party Rentals | Gown: Monique Lhuillier}

Behind the Scenes with Ashley! Taylor’d Events Group Associate Wedding Planner

Oh, Hey Ashley!
Let us introduce you to the Taylor’d Events Group exciting new Associate Wedding Planner

I am so excited to introduce one of Taylor’d Events Group exciting new Associate Wedding Planner – ASHLEY! Let me tell you a little story about the first wedding Ashley did with me [Hi everyone! Alex here.]

I asked Ashley to help me with an epic wedding. Let me set the stage — three days, an airplane hangar, multiple events, 350 guests, 30+ vendors for the wedding day alone. She was going to be my right hand gal on our team of four for that weekend. After a full Friday, a crazy, insane 18 hour day on Saturday, we still needed to load out on Sunday. Ashley showed back up at the hangar 6 hours after we left, and we looked at the piles all over the hangar of the final things that needed to be *stuffed* into the car and was EXCITED about all the work in front of us.

That’s right my friends, I put her in a crazy laughable situation and she was ready to make things happen.

That is just one of many reasons why you want her to be your planner. Be sure to check back for her full bio on our website shortly!

Behind the Scenes with Ashley! Taylor'd Events Group exciting new Associate Wedding Planner

Rental Order Best Practices| Straight from the Expert

Rental Order Best Practices from the Experts at Pedersens Rentals

Rental Order Best Practices: Wedding & event advice from Seattle Wedding Planners Taylor'd Events Group

Event Rentals don’t seem like the most glamorous of topics, but as self-proclaimed “logistics lovers”, rentals are pretty darn important. Not only can they greatly affect the overall look and design of your event, but they sometimes play double-duty and have import execution roles. In the end, all the pretty and necessary appear on a PDF in your inbox with a total due at the bottom. Luckily, Marni Ness and Julie Ralph at Pedersens Rentals are here to help us dissect Rental Order Best Practices and give you some pro-tips on how much to order, when, and why.

1. Do you recommend the quote having enough for my entire invite list or what I think will actually attend? 

We recommend you get a quote ( and even better, RESERVE) what you think your maximum number of guest will be.  This way, you’ll have what you need.  It’s easier to release linens and chairs, then try to get more during the wedding season.

2. Why do you need my final count days (or even weeks) before rentals go out? 

We pack orders & load the trucks the day prior to delivery.  With several trucks on the road in different parts of town we streamline what-goes-where for efficiency.

3. Rentals always seem to have the damage waiver – what is that for? Are there any times that it would be ok to skip it?

I would consider damage waivers like the insurance you get when you rent a car – it covers some things, but not all. I would ask your rental provider, or if you are working with a planner have the planner ask on your behalf. Sometimes it is worth the extra cost, and other times worth skipping it and take the chance. 

One Final Rental Order Best Practice Pro-Tip [from me!]

Sometimes it takes a wee bit of time for new rentals to make it up on the website. Your best bet for the newest products and trendiest items is to ask your planner OR head into the rental company’s showroom if you are planner-less. Be sure to reserve any of those items ASAP. You can usually [ask the rental specialist or your planner] release them at a later date, but they might book up if you wait.

Taylor’d Events Group Instagram Highlights

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Taylor'd Events Group Instagram Highlights | July 2016

The Taylor’d Events Group Instagram Highlights featured fireworks of a different kind the 1st week of July. Our Instagram feed this past week was full of romance featuring #aislesociety from GH Kim Photography#weddinginspo from the latest issue of Seattle Bride Magazine#flahsesofdelight from Amelia Soper Photography, & a #pnwdestinationwedding watercolor. Check out the details from our favorite images!

Taylor'd Events Group Instagram Highlights | Rose strewn wedding ceremony aisle | GH Kim Photography1st up was from Stace & Alex’s wedding at Novelty Hill-Januik Winery in Woodinville that was featured on Carats & Cake. See more from this rose aisle strewn wedding HERE.

Taylor'd Events Group Instagram Highlights | Sweet & Sincere wedding in Seattle Bride MagazineNext we highlighted our “Sweet & Sincere”  featured wedding in Seattle Bride Magazine.

Taylor'd Events Group Instagram Highlights | Jimmy Choo heels | Amelia Soper PhotographyGrab your dancing shoes! Our “friendtographer” Amelia Soper Photography brought the glitter and glam with a classic Jimmy Choo bridal shoe shot.

Taylor'd Events Group Instagram Highlights | Custom wedding invitations featuring the mother of the brides paintingWe rounded out the week with a shot from our favorite part of one of our couples custom wedding invitations; the Mother of the Bride’s painting that was used as a focal point for the invitation.

Don’t miss out on any of the fun! Follow us on Instagram at @taylordevents for behind the scenes access of our wedding planning team, wedding inspiration, advice from the experts, and so much more. Jen Taylor & Alex Chalk: Wedding Planning team who believe planning can be as fun as the day :: 💗 Destination Weddings :: Seattle Ready to plan? info@taylordevents.com linkin.bio/taylordevents

Make the Most of your Wedding Hair and Makeup Trial | Straight from the Expert

Straight from the Expert | Make the Most of your Wedding Hair and Makeup Trial with Expert Anne Timss | Taylor'd Events Group

Photo: Jamie Jones Photography

‘Tis the season! All the final appointments, little details, and important decisions. We can’t recommend a Wedding Hair and Makeup trial enough. First of all, it lets you see your vision come together and melts away some of the nerves. More importantly, [in our humble opinion] it allows you to make decisions ahead of time and results in less day-of decisions! Last, but not least, you get to meet the person who you are going to see first thing on the day-of your wedding. As we say [over and over again] make sure you love all the people you chose to have around you on your wedding day – including your wedding professionals.

Straight from the Expert Anne Timms - Taylor'd Events Group

Photo: Laura Marchbanks Photography

One of our favorite beauty aficionados, Seattle Makeup Artist Anne Timss took a few moments to answer a couple questions we commonly get about “what to expect at your hair and makeup trial.”

1. Anything particular for me to wear, not wear, or bring to the trial?

Wear something comfortable, the process can take anywhere from 90 mins to 2 hours. Don’t wear anything you can not remove that has a hood if doing a hair trial. I like to do as complete of a trial run as possible so if you are planning to wear a veil, hair extensions or pretty hair accessories bring them along! 

2. What is important for you to know on trial day? 

I always ask ahead of time about allergies and skin issues, those two are really important in my selection of products and if I need to acquire something special I do not have. Bring photos of hair and makeup ideas you have, it is a great starting point for me to see what you like.
Overall your trial is a time for us to work out a look you love, it may not look exactly like your photos you bring in, but it will be a look styled to your hair and features.  As with hair, I do a complete run through on your makeup look, including airbrush and lashes, so it’s always nice to have something fun like a dinner date planned after! [We couldn’t agree more! Get some fun out of being all dolled up!]

Straight from the Expert Straight from the Expert |Make the Most of your Hair and Makeup Trial with Expert Anne Timss | Taylor'd Events Group

3. Should I expect my day-of look to be exactly like the trial?

The day-of styling always is a little faster, we have worked out all of the kinks [and made all those decisions!!] and I know the plan. Your hair and makeup will look the same if not a little better, after a trial I study my notes and think of a few tweaks to make it even better- like any recipe you do the first time the second time is even better!

Thanks Anne for all of your expert Wedding Hair and Makeup Trial answers!

One final pro-tip [from me]! 

Be sure to book your makeup artist early, especially if you are getting married on a prime date [Saturdays in the Summer, here in Seattle]. Don’t forget about your trial and attempt to “fit it sometime this week.” Makeup artists’ schedules book up fast, especially during the busy wedding season [especially awesome ones like, Anne!].

Chat soon,

Alex

“Alex made our wedding day exactly what I had pictured (even though a wedding was something we had ever pictured for ourselves).  We wanted a non-traditional, casual, fun day and that was exactly what we got.”