Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Woodinville Winery Weddings

Hi all,

Interested in getting hitched at a winery in Woodinville or know someone that is? We work a lot within Woodinville wine country and can help you plan and direct your special day out there at one of their fabulous wineries...

Take a read through what the Woodinville Wine Update has to say about us and saying your vows in a vineyard...


Sunday, December 13, 2009

Turquoise: Hot color trend of 2010

Hi all, I am so excited about the upcoming 'Unveiled' spread I was asked to design for the next issue in Seattle Bride Magazine--on news stands this Jan.

Click here to read the preview...

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Put a little Oh La La into your Fa La La

Tis the season for decorating! I want to share a couple ideas with you to help inspire what festive decorating path you are going to take this season...

First, we have a more elegant holiday inspiration with lots of cranberries, clean lines and traditional forest greens. I especially like the chairs--so easy to do with ribbon, a pine cone and a winter greens.

Second, we have a more modern and crafty holiday inspiration. The traditional forest green has turned to apple green and instead of the deeper red, this is a much brighter red. You can pick up similar candlesticks like the ones in the bottom photo for less than $10 at IKEA!

Happy Decorating!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Airbrush Tanning and Make Up

If you haven't had the pleasure to meet Sequoia with My Flawless Tan in Kirkland, you should defiantly stop by and say hello. She specializes in Airbrush Make Up and Tanning. Brides--you will look literally flawless on your wedding day, or if you are just looking for professional make up done, she is the gal for the job!

She has done may make up before many times and let me tell you, she is a miracle worker--not to mention, you can get your make up done at 10am and by midnight, you look the same as you did that morning!

Don't forget to check out her Make Up Happy Hour on Fridays--for your next 'girls night out' or romantic night in...airbrush make up service is half price!

She is located in Downtown Kirkland (down by the marina.)

15 Lake St
Kirkland, WA 98033
(425) 576-1300

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Apple Cup Wedding Palette

The Apple Cup is just around the corner so I wanted to share some inspiration with all of you Dawgs and Cougs out there.

What happens when you graduate from WSU, you meet the man of your dreams and he turns out to be a Dawg (no pun intended, I swear)? As it turns out--you both happen to be equally passionate in cheering on your Alma Mater. The time comes when he gets down on one knee and proposes...then you realize your divided families and friends have to come together to celebrate on your wedding day... What to do?
Learn the art of compromising early--the bride and groom each gets to pick their own color to contribute to the color palette...and I bet you all can figure out how this wedding turns out!
Behold, the marriage of Purple and Crimson, for one day only (and a HOT color palette for 2010 might I add)...

PS... GO COUGS!!!!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Silver Lining

Meet Rebecca and Juan Pablo...they are two people that have gone through so much in their lives and have worked very hard to get where they are today. These two are so reassuring in the way they support each other as well as their overall attitude toward life. Even when their ceremony had to be moved inside because the weather wasn't holding up (in August), the bride and groom still kept a smile on their face.

Always finding the silver lining in life translated into a traditionally elegant wedding of shimmering navy blue and white with silver accenting of course! Long dresses, tuxedos, candlelight, white Thai orchids, fine wine and a multiple course surf and turf menu were just a few of my favorite things that made this regal evening so memorable! Congratulations Rebecca and Juan Pablo!!
I want to thank Megidos Images for capturing this beautiful evening. Sandra with the Harbor Club Bellevue is an absolute pleasure to work with--not to mention the food was incredible!

Wedding Vendor List:
Venue, Food & Beverage: Harbor Club Bellevue
Wedding Planner: Guess who!?
Photographer: Megidos Photography
Videographer: Bogle Productions
Lighting: Wave Link Music
Ceremony Music: Windstrings
Stationary: Paper Fling
Hair and Make Up: Salon Maison
Bridal Pedicure Party: Julep Nail Parlor - Bellevue
Rehearsal Dinner: Taphouse - Bellevue

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

A Fabulous Fall Wedding...

Meet Rebekah and Jonathan...these two had enough passion and love for each other to make everyone in attendance fall even more in love with their significant other. Laura (my assistant) and I sat there during the ceremony and watched these two cry the entire way through; unable to complete sentences because of the overwhelming emotion...(tissues please!) We both agreed after witnessing their ceremony we just wanted to go home to our husbands and give them a big hug. These are the rewarding experiences that make my job so worth all of the hard work...thank you both for choosing me to play such a big part in your special day.

It wasn't all sappy--there was a LOT of fun too...check out these sensational photos taken by the talented Airika and Gerald Pope with Gerald Pope Photography.
Boys will be boys...I walked around the corner to make sure they had all of their boutonnieres on and witnessed this...haha...needless to say I blushed and politely excused myself...

Oh yeah, did I mention, I LOVE fall...
Loving these placecards--another Lindeman Weddings/Paper Fling creation!

Hora Dances...Just another reason why lighting is SO important!!!...not to mention, what a great shot of the bride and groom having a moment amongst the festive party...

Wedding Vendor Drumroll Please...
Hidden Meadows
Gerald Pope Photography
Wedding Planners: Erin and Laura from Lindeman Weddings & Events of course!
Invitations: All About Weddings
Paper Fling
Tuxedos: Tuxedo Club, Kirkland
Hair and Make Up: Oasis Spa & Salon
Bridal Spa Party: Julep Nail Parlor
Floral and Decor: Lindeman Weddings & Events
Rehearsal Dinner: Marina Room, Woodmark Hotel
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Sunday, November 8, 2009

Thanksgiving Dinner Party

Hosting Thanksgiving this year? I want to share a few ideas on how to make your dinner party stylish yet festive. Most dining room tables have some sort of light fixture above it ... maybe a chandelier? If so, don't forget to decorate that to coordinate with your theme. In the photo below they draped the fixture with grapes and grape vines, really tying the whole room together!

In the photo board below, I want to point out the place card of flowers that you can hang on the back of a chair. Sometimes the table can be so full of food being served family style, the centerpieces need to be scaled down. This is a way to bring festive floral into your setting without it taking up space on the table.

Give your guests a fun cocktail as they arrive. The Blood Orange Prosecco cocktail is just that. Add blood orange juice to your glass of Prosecco and garnish with a slice!

The china and the rattan chargers in the pictures to the right can be found on SALE at Sur La Table. Be sure to check out the new Sur La Table store that has just opened up at The Bravern in downtown Bellevue!

Friday, November 6, 2009


Inspired by my winterboard posted previously--I am loving the vintage look lately as a few of my clients are going down path for their wedding decor. Summer or Winter, the rustic look can work for any season!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Happy Halloween!

Have a fabulous Halloween everyone!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Helping hands...

Kristi's wedding last weekend was a fabulous family affair! They say it takes a village to raise a child, well it takes a village to make a wedding happen as well. From the cake to the favors...Brie and Kenton were so fortunate to have so many friends and family members step up and pitch in on their big day! It was such a pleasure working with everyone involved, especially one of the best Mother's of the Bride any bride could ask for!

More photos and extensive blogging to come...for now I will leave you with two great shots taken by the lovely Kate Price. Congrats Brie and Kenton!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Football Season is here...

This one is for all of the Cougs out there...

In honor of my Alma Mater and Cougar Football I thought I would post a fun photo...

As a wedding planner I get to see so many different styles of wedding photography and different kinds of shots. One of my ultimate favorite shots is of the men's cufflinks. Not sure why I am so drawn to that particular shot, but the photo below encompasses my love for the Cougs as well as the classic cufflink photo!

Enjoy…and always… GO COUGS!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

It Wedding Workshop Time...

Hi friends,

Our wedding workshops are back and I am excited to let you all know that we will be hosting 3 more of them this fall. (Depening on how fast they fill up--we may accommodate more workshops.)

These workshops are designed to offer brides and grooms guidance as they take on planning one of the most exciting days of their life.

There are so many different options and ways to go about planning your wedding--why not attend one of our workshops and learn from a wedding planning expert how to go about planning your special day.

Here are a few topics we will be discussing...
  • Where do I start!?! - The wedding planner's guide...to planning!
  • The who, what, when and where to allocate your money! We will give you advice on what to ask vendors when interviewing them and how to plan to get the most bang for your buck on ANY wedding budget.
  • The Nitty Gritty...DETAILS; and how to manage them.
  • D-R-A-M-A: I have seen it all and will dish on ways to stay focused when every single person in your family seems to have an opinion on how YOUR wedding day should go!
  • 10 ways to SAVE and 10 ways to SPLURGE!
  • ...and so much more!
We really do like to have a lot of fun at these workshops -- come prepared with questions for our Q&A portion of the workshop and be prepared to learn!

When weddings cost as much as they do--it can't hurt to invest into learning more about weddings and how the whole planning process works!

Here are the dates and info:

Friday, November 6th @ 5:00pm

Saturday, November 7th @ 10:00am

Sunday, November 8th @ 10:00am

Investment Cost: $50 per person

Our workshops are 3 hours long and will include a 15 minute break for light eats and refreshments. We will send you home with a Lindeman Weddings Tote filled "with a few of our favorite things" as well as a wedding workbook outlining everything we cover in our workshops.

RSVP is required and space is limited. If you have any questions or would like to rsvp please do so to Erin at erin@lindemanweddings.com

All workshops will be held at our office at Country Village, just 20 minutes north of Seattle.

Lindeman Weddings
817 238th St. SE Suite J
Bothell, WA 98021

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Something Bold, Something New, Something Borrowed and Something Ice Blue

A Fabulous Winter Wedding Trend...

I love Ice Blue as a base for a winter wedding color palette--and what is an ice blue wedding without a little bit of vintage bling! Implementing family heirlooms has taken the Seattle wedding world by storm. Brides are using their grandmothers broach to doll up their bouquet wraps...it is doubles as your something old and something borrowed too!

It doesn't have to be a piece of jewelry...I think a cute idea would be to dig through your grandmother's closet until you find a suit jacket with a couple adorable buttons. Take those to your florist and have them attach those buttons to your bouquet wrap.

Here is some inspiration for you winter wedding folks out there...

Some of you are probably looking at these photos and are thinking -- how cute are those shoes?--But once you look them up you will find that they retail at Norstrom for around $400. For those brides that can't afford the $400 shoes or the $2,000 diamond cuff--no worries--I have already done the research for you!

Take a look at these awesome finds...

The shoes on the left are the shoes that retail at Nordsrom for around $400. The shoes on the right can be found for around $60. The brand is called RSVP and they can be found online at www.6pm.com.

As for the $2,000 bracelet (pictured left)--I found the stunning cuff bracelet (pictured right) at www.whitehouseblackmarket.com for less than $50--What a seal!

I love finding less expensive alternatives for my clients that can't afford to splurge...hope this gets you motivated to look for your own great finds!

Happy Planning,
~ Erin Lindeman

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Caribbean Flavor

Tim and Lisa celebrated their 10 year anniversary by hosting a One Day Caribbean Vacation for over 100 of their friends and family. They renewed their vows and their three children each read readings from their original wedding ceremony...how cute is that!?

This casual yet elegant event was held at a private Hollywood Hills estate and the menu was incredible. Jerk Chicken, Saucy Shrimp and Pulled Pork just to name a few. The brownie and blondie bar with all of the dipping sauces was an awesome substitute to wedding cake I must say! Sandra from Outrageous Offerings out did herself yet again!

The bar had 5 signature cocktails not to mention many of the wine makers in the area shared some of their fabulous wines! From Mark Ryan to Stevens Winery to J. Bookwalter-- there were many wineries represented at this shin dig.
How adorable is this menu? This larger than life bar menu was created by Ruth Song at Paper Fling.

This was such a fun event with regards to flowers as well. Take a look at these beautiful roses and orchids. They coordinated well with the bamboo tables and chairs provided by AA Party Rentals.
As the guests arrived they were greeted with a pair of flip flops and a lei. The mood was set by Pan Essence, the incredible steel drum band.

The Scotch and Cigar bar was an absolute hit!

Drum Roll Please...

Rentals: AA Party Rentals
Linens: Express Linen Service
Catering: Outrageous Offerings
Stationary: Paper Fling
Band: Pan Essence Steel Drum Band
Floral & Decor: Lindeman Weddings & Events

Friday, August 28, 2009

Red Room

Happy Friday Folks!

I am just overwhelmed at how much I love my job sometimes! While it can get a little stressful at times, it is all worth it at the end of the 'wedding' day. :-) I really love what I do and can't get enough of weddings! Thank you all for allowing me to be a part of such a special time in your life-- I swear I have the best clients anyone could ask for!

This week's photo is from the fabulous Jan Domek. This photo was taken at the downtown Seattle Library. Such a 'wow' shot!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Welcome...to Lindeman Weddings & Events

Hi all, I know it has been a couple of months now in the new office--but moving into a new space and having to remodel it from top to bottom was quite the chore in the middle of wedding season. I don't have any professional photos of it yet--because I still have some work yet to do. Below is a teaser photo of the new office to hold you over until then! I will have new photos up once the office is "officially" finished and the season starts slowing down a bit...

I am SO excited that it is becoming the place for brides to come hang out and get inspired for their wedding day. We have linen samples, magazines galore and we will soon have our inspiration photo books done by color that you can pull off the shelf and dive into! We have a mock up table that we can create for those, "I can't quite visualize it" brides as well.

I love sitting down with my clients and using all of our collective ideas to create a unique wedding day. Inspiration can start with just one photo and after we all have our ideas and opinions bouncing off each other--I promise you will walk away feeling excited about your wedding day!

I want wedding planning to be fun--not stressful! This is a place that we can meet vendors and talk about the nitty gritty details over a warm cup of coffee or sometimes a glass of wine is an order...

Here is our meeting area...black and ivory of course...people and brides that know me will understand...it is an obsession... :-)

Friday, August 21, 2009

Beat the Heat

So you could say that this summer had a few hot spells--A lot of weddings were so worried about rainfall when really who thought the sunshine would ever be too much to be a problem!?! Good ol' Seattle weather!!

I love this picture that was taken on a hot wedding day in July--these bridesmaids took sips on their 7-Eleven Slurpee's in between photos to beat the heat--ended up making for a cute photo... Thanks to Alante Photography for catching this creative photo opportunity!

One last thing--this photo was taken on 7/11/09...cute way to celebrate the date... :-)

Friday, August 14, 2009

Piano Man

It's Friday! I hope you all have a great weekend! I have an awesome wedding coming up tomorrow--well actually it isn't exactly a wedding--it is a 10 year anniversary vow renewal and a Caribbean flavor themed reception to follow! Can't wait to see Tim and Lisa re-tie the knot with their in front of thier children, friends and family. How fun is it that their three kids get to be there to witness Mom and Dad renew their vows and see how it all started!? It is so fun to see people excited to celebrate their marriage--marriage deserves to be celebrated!

I am also looking forward to the fabulous menu that has been prepared...the pulled pork is making my mouth water already!

Here is this Friday's fabulous photo taken by Jamie Abenroth. This groom can play the piano like no one's business--it was a good way to relax and 'play off' the wedding day jitters! haha... :-)

Friday, August 7, 2009

Photo Friday

Hi All--Sorry the blog has been a bit slower lately! We are right in the busy season but so far so great! It has been so exciting seeing all of these fabulous weddings that I have been working on unfold so far this season--and I couldn't have asked for better clients this year! It has been so heartwarming seeing all of these couples I have worked with for so long finally tying the knot! Congrats to everyone and thank you for letting me play such a big role in your special day!

I can't wait to start sharing the photos, so for the month of August I want to share a few of my favorite photos from some of the most talented photographers and awesome weddings this year so far. I want to introduce Photo Friday for the month of August. (There is more extensive blogging to come as well.) :-)

As today is Friday--lets get started with the first photo taken by the lovely Jennifer Finch. Molly is absolutely gorgeous bride in this photo--her green eyes are just stunning!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

When I am not planning weddings...

...you might find me at the spa! There is a lot of lifting and being on your feet when you are a wedding planner. It can really start to take a toll on your body [and mind.] :-) So what do I do to combat the stress? You can find me relaxing at the spa...

Over the years I have found so many awesome spas! As there always seems to be a spa party associated with weddings somehow--so whether you are looking for a spa party for your bridesmaids, looking to get some relaxing time in with your fiance or you are simply seeking some alone time...

...let me share a few of my favorite spas based on my mood...

Quite Time - Pit Stop
Soul Ease - Kirkland, WA
Michelle the owner is a former event planner--turned spa owner. Soul Ease is the perfect name for this spa as it instantly calms your mind and body upon entering. To get away and just be by yourself--this is the place to be.

Quite Time - I am Going to be a While
Spa at the Woodmark - Kirkland, WA
Before you get a 90 minute massage--indulge in a fluffy bath robe, sneak a few chocolate covered strawberries and sip on some soul warming tea--all while getting inspired by flipping through the latest bridal magazines.

Out with a Couple of Girlfriends
Julep Nail Parlor - Downtown Seattle, Bellevue, Gig Harbor and U District
If you are anything like me and my girlfriends we are bold, loud and speak our mind--not to mention we are always laughing. There is a place for you if this sounds familiar. Julep Nail parlor is the best group setting for a spa day with the leading ladies in your life. You can grab a favorite movie to bring along while you are all getting pampered or order up a drink while catching up with your girls.

Get away with your Fiance or new Hubby
I would start off with a night of good food and a drink in the lounge then spend the night in one of their outstanding rooms. Even their basic King room is over the top! The next morning I would go for a couples massage in their couples massage room. Comfy yet contemporary describes this northwest escape.

Feeling Cold?
Oasis Spa & Salon - Woodinville, WA
Being here in the northwest I get the chills for days on end and wish I were somewhere tropical. If getting away is your goal--head to Oasis--they have a very Tommy Bahama theme going making you feel like you just stepped off a plane in the Caribbean. By the way--get their facial!

Downtown Diva
Four Seasons - Spa
Just feeling like you are on top of the world and need a refreshing place to treat yourself? After shopping for a cute new pair of shoes I suggest heading down to the Four Seasons Spa on Union. You won't regret it..I promise!

Friday, July 17, 2009


So I have been hearing about some fabulous honeymoon destinations from clients lately! I want to share some of the top I have heard about and a few destinations I have been to as well...

I will start with a couple of BUDGET options:

For around $120 Canadian per night there are some fabulous deals to be had at the Westin in Whistler this summer! What a steal!

All I have to say about honeymooning on a buget is... Costco Travel Especially Mexico!

The winner for best Mexican honeymoon this year goes to Le Blanc Resort in Cancun. I haven't been there but some of my clients photos from there were absolutely amazing!

A couple years ago I stayed at the Couples Resort (Swept Away) and I am taking some time off at the end of October to head back to the Couples Sans Souci Resort. I can't wait to go back!! Couples has 4 intimate properties in Jamaica and they consistently are ranked in the top 100 resorts by Travel and Leisure Magazine--which is no surprise!

If you are thinking Sandals and don't know which one...head to the Sandals Whitehouse European Village & Spa. I have heard great things about this resort and if you are looking for a discount to claim at this resort--shoot me an email as I am a Sandals representative!

I have been all over the Hawaiian Islands and I would have to say if you are going for romance and lush beauty--head to Kauai. If you are looking for the nightlife--head to Maui. If you are looking to hang out in the local villages or stay in a fabulous resort, I would definitely head to Kona on the Big Island. Best resort would have to go the Waikaloa Hilton on the Big Island.

Looking for romance? Head to Venice! One of the favorite cities I have ever been to...check out this gem called Hotel Monaco & Grand Canal.

Not really into the Hotel or Resort scene? Try www.vrbo.com. It is a vacation rental website where you can find a villa, condo or home to rent just about anywhere in the world at any budget! I have used this website many times and have always had a great experience. One couple I know even rented an apartment in Paris for an entire month for their honeymoon (for the cost of 1 week at a resort!) Great deal to soak up some culture if you can get the time off!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Fresh Lime Twist on Italian Romance

Frst and foremost--Congrats to Nick and Nicole!! The word that best describes this wedding day is: Intimate. This was a smaller wedding nestled inside the rustic walls of Delille Cellars in Woodinville.

The fire was crackling and the wine was flowing all night long as Nick and Nicole's guests ate their Italian feast. The food was elegantly prepared by 12 Baskets Catering and served family style which I highly recommend for smaller weddings by the way!

This couple really liked the modern color palatte of lime green, black and white. We rented all of the china and chargers from Totally Tabletops which really brought the tables to life!

Throughout the night many heartfelt speeches were made about the couple and towards the end of the evening the newlywed game was played with 5 married couples--including the bride and groom of course!

This warm and beautiful evening was captured by the lovely Jamie Abenroth with Jamie Abenroth Photography. Take a look...