I don’t know if I have every planned a wedding that I felt fit a couple more perfectly. Every detail of this day was uniquely curated for Erika + Reese. I am beyond thrilled I was able to be a part of their wedding team.
Picture a warm and welcoming dinner party set on a lawn overlooking the Seattle skyline with endless local beverages. Their minimal style let the stunning views and historic house be the stars of the show. I would consider this a luxurious affair, but not because guests sat amongst ornate decor, in fact this couple kept the decor quite simple. The evening was luxurious because Erika and Reese created a space for their guests to linger and enjoy each other’s company. Their greatest wish was for guests to be present in the moment and share a phenomenal meal.
Glasses of rosé greeted the guests upon arrival. Cocktail hour offerings included an elegant oyster bar and a cider and cheese pairing station. We brought in as many of the couple’s favorite local foods and beverages as we could fit into one celebration.
The 5 course tasting menu was the start of the evening with crafted courses by Lisa Dupar Catering. Erika and Reese created an atmosphere where their wedding guests truly felt spoiled and could savour the evening.
I have heard a lot of toasts in my days and the Father of the Bride toast was honestly one of the best I have ever heard. Swinging back and forth between laughing so hard I was crying and tearing up because of the sweet sentiments. Hands down, this FOB deserves an award.
As the sun set, the glowing lights of downtown Seattle became an epic backdrop for an epic dance party. The couple and their guests danced the night away closing out the night with some Ellie Goulding hits at 1 a.m.
Vashti and Antonio were in the throws of life’s craziness when they reached out. New jobs, finishing school, a move all while wanting to plan an elegant wedding across the country. We were all too happy when they wanted to get married at Maysara Winery in McMinville, Oregon. They were looking for an ultra romantic wedding that would leave their guests feeling like it was worth the cross-country trek.
We aren’t going to lie. We LOVE the consideration they put into not only the dress and the shoes but also to the groom’s attire. There are plenty of ways to surprise your soon-to-be husband with embroidered collars, handkerchiefs, engraved watches. We’ve got lots of ideas and adore the collar embroidery.
HIS FACE SAYS IT ALL.
V+A truly embraced the natural beauty of Maysara Winery. They added thoughtful touches of floral that really enhanced the outdoor space.
YES Friends, that is a reception dress. We are swoooning over that back and LOVING that the bride was able to truly enjoy the dancefloor. Don’t be afraid of the outfit change, just be sure to check with us so we can make it the smoothest transition possible.
We couldn’t have envisioned a more perfect team of wedding pros to pull of this romantic affair! Truly grateful to all the pros who crafted up such a gorgeous day for such a deserving couple. Many thanks to the incredible team of wedding professionals who pulled out all the stops to craft the couple’s vision and given them a day they will never forget.
Friends, this year we had the unique opportunity to take on TWO VENUES for the 2017 Weddings in Woodinville. If you missed it, head here to see Alex’s take on “Minimal, but Dramatic” at Hollywood Schoolhouse. Enough about that, let’s focus in on Jen’s take on “Winery Romance” at Novelty Hill Januik located in Woodinville wine country.
Jen loves colors and when the show arrives she is ready for Spring and to start showing off color! The theme for this year was Winery Romance, was inspired by the romantic elegance of Spain and France with bold colors and metallic accents to showcase the modern lines of the winery. Our tables showed off ways to mix bold colors — blues, greens, pops of pinks, orange and reds that paired with brass candlesticks.
I Do Bridal provided us the perfect STATEMENT dress in the ceremony area. Who wants to wear a floral dress? Someone give us a “YES!” What about an outfit change? This would be such a fun reception dress.
Our model was all dolled up by Anne Timss Makeup and Beauty then buttoned into this fabulous lace dress. We loved showing off how the elegant lace pairs so perfectly with the modern lines of Novelty Hill Januik Winery.
To compliment the colorful and creative vibe of the “Winery Romance” Midori Bakery went all out and hung a cake from the ceiling.
This year Chef Seth showcased their smoker and came out from behind the kitchen to show off his skills and it was a great hit!
The Bridal Suite at Novelty Hill Januik Winery is one of our favorites. Endless natural light and those big gorgeous windows for photos.
The Cellar Room is used on the Wedding Day as the Groom’s Room. It is also a stunning rehearsal dinner space, or perfect for a small gathering. We loved how Fena Flowers dressed it up for the show this year.
Once again, the 12 Lounge was a huge hit with make your own Banh Mi sandwiches and of course Midori went all out with another grooms cake example. This year we were lucky enough to have Groot from Guardian of the Galaxy.
To all of our couples, potential couples, peers, and friends — THANK YOU for joining us at another Weddings in Woodinville. We are already planning for next year and will be back in one venue. The real question here — will we be influenced by Jen’s love of bright colors or the rest of the teams love of subtle pops? You’ll have to come and see next year!
At the onset of planning, Jeena and Shaffiq were living in Dubai finishing up their final months before a trans-continental move back to Seattle. They were looking for a simple affair that was centered around the comfort of their guests and allowed for a ceremony in Jeena’s childhood church. Mixing in a few southern Indian traditions and keeping in mind that many of the groom’s guests were traveling from Dubai we set out to create the perfect day for them with their guests in mind.
The day started off with the Bride and her bridesmaids getting ready at her family home. We were so honored to be present and a part of so many of these moments. I will NEVER forget Jeena playing a song for her loved ones or the blessings and prayers showered upon the Bride just a few short moments before we headed to the church.
Shaffiq and his groomsman had a relaxing morning together. The groomsmen even managed to sneak off and practice their surprise performance later in the evening.
Opting to not see each other before the ceremony, J+S exchanged notes while tucked just out of sight right before walking down the ceremony.
Their ceremony was in Jeena’s family church. We adored learning about all the traditions they were incorporating, how they saw their ceremony flowing, and we always love when a couple adds that special touch of asking a friend to sing in the ceremony.
After looking at multiple venues early on in the planning process, Magnuson Park Hangar 30 was “the one.” Don’t get me wrong — They thought I had lost it when I initially suggested an airplane hangar. The venue allowed for the perfect blank slate to create their vision and also had a lovely connection to many aviation influences in their lives. We couldn’t be more thrilled they believed our promises and that we were able to deliver the unique space they had envisioned.
Upon arrival, the guests had the opportunity for caricature drawings, photo booth, and Shaffiq’s favorite — Blackjack and Roulette tables. All the guests received custom monogrammed poker chips to play with. We also incorporated a signature drink that had the couple and guests reminiscing about one of the couple’s favorite bars in Dubai.
Dinner was served family style and the menu was entirely inspired by different meals they had enjoyed during their time together. A dish the bride’s family made growing up, another from one of their first dates – Each dish had its own story. We spiced up the dining room mixing square, round, and long family style tables. With formalities before and after the meal, J+S were able to hear from multiple loved ones, enjoy heartfelt dances, and even mix in a few surprises.
After a quick outfit change, the bridal party surprised the couple with their choreographed dances.
Thanks to Austin Beaver, the guests partied well into the night. Oh, and YES, a Confetti Cannon was a MUST for this celebration. Plentiful late night snack options kept the guests dancing until the wee hours of the morning. No craving was going unsatisfied — Dante’s Hotdogs, a Tater Tot bar, and a S’mores station.
Many thanks to the incredible team of wedding professionals who pulled out all the stops to craft the couple’s vision and given them a day they will never forget.
We love being a part of Weddings in Woodinville every year! We love it so much, that this year Alex and Jen separated and crafted up two unique venues. Alex was located at The Hollywood Schoolhouse with the fantastic team that crafted up this “Minimal, yet Dramatic” scene. Scroll through, pin away and be inspire, you wonderful people!
Jen was Every Guest was dropped off at the Historic Hollywood Schoolhouse and greeted by Taylor’d Events with a Thank you Note doubling as a program designed by Kinder Ink. Kinder Ink is offering a unique service that allows you to create a personalized handwriting font and save you hours after your wedding when in the midst of the thank you note grind. We are already looking for an excuse to use them!
All of this was topped with the STUNNING blooms by Bleedfoot Florals. We got asked a million times what the name of those dusty pink roses are – I can’t tell you, but they stole our heart. We also love the asymmetric climbing greenery used to bring some drama to the ceremony.
Together with Bleedfoot Florals, Taylor’d Events designed a Minimal, yet Dramatic look with modern overtones showcasing the versatility of this space and the ability to mix the modern with the historic. Draping softened and separated this spacious venue into a variety of distinct areas and showcasing the versatility of the space.
We were lucky enough to be able to showcase some of CORT Party Rental’s new products – namely the Harley Chairs and Panama Linens. These gorgeous items set the base for us to build upon with the modern and simple White Classic Coupe Dishware and Pure Glassware. The cherry-on-top of this table was the Urban Slate Flatware, because who doesn’t love a dramatic, yet minimal touch of black on the tables?
Lucky to have one of the region’s best in front of the soundboard all day long. Kris McKoskery DJ and MC set the mood and we couldn’t be more thankful for his expertise.
The Cakewalk Shop poured hours of time into their three unique cake designs just for the show. Our favorite was the marble inspired cake. Guests, of course, had to stop by for a sample and weren’t disappointed by their creative flavor offerings and overall delicious AND beautiful cakes.
Thanks to everyone that joined us for the 2017 Weddings in Woodinville Show. It is such a labor of love for every wedding pro involved to pull off something inspiring and we hope that you loved it as much as we did.
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.
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.
Every detail of their attire was thought out to be meaningful, timeless and elegant. It all came together like a dream.
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.
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.
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.
This groom has style! He opted for a slight outfit change and entered the reception in a white dinner jacket.
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.
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.