Friday, May 29, 2009

Lighting 101

Lighting is the best investment you can make for your wedding...second to your wedding planner of course! :-)

It doesn't take much and it can be very inexpensive! At the very least simple white up lights will do the trick, but if you are feeling a little more in the mood to spice your reception up a bit, pick one of your accent colors and run with it...but be careful and use sparingly when using green or blue up-lighting--it makes people look sick and blue lighting suppresses the appetite! Always make sure to hire a professional for your lighting needs!

Example: Here are before and after pictures from one of my weddings last year--what a difference the lighting makes! The simple up-lighting in this picture ran about $300 for the entire room!


Pictures provided by Hardcastle Entertainment.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Contemporary Romance

This wedding beautiful took place at the W Hotel Seattle (where we are preferred wedding planners--shameless plug!!) :-) Tiffany [the bride] loved the contemporary style of this remarkable venue yet loved the romance behind a sheath lace dress, pearls and white peonies. Our goal for this wedding was to marry the mystical and contemporary side of this couple to the romantic, softer side. Jan Domek with Jan Domek Photography was the super talented photographer behind this camera. She did an incredible job and she is such a pleasure to work with!

Congrats again Tiffany and Demitri!

Here are the details:
Color Palete: Coco Brown, Tiffany Blue and Ivory
Venue: W Hotel
Flowers & Decor: Loves Me Flowers and Lindeman Weddings
Linens: True Tiffany Blue linens/napkins can be found at BBJ Linen
Lighting & DJ: The Wedding DJs
Hair & Make Up: Salon Maison

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Monday, May 18, 2009

Cakes! Cakes! Cakes!

I have been a lot more excited in helping find my clients the best cake idea for their wedding and personality! There are so many different ways to express a couple's personality in their wedding and the cake is just one more way to be unique..or traditional...even if you don't like cake!?

Here are a few traditional ideas for cakes as well as a few not so traditional ideas. Some of these cakes have been from weddings past while others can be found at Martha Stewart Weddings online as well as Creative Ice. Get Inspired...
Pretty in Pink Tiffany Blue
Black and White - Multiple Cakes on Different Tiers
Cost Effective yet Elegant
Cake Made of Ice
Mellow Yellow
Croquembouche - French Styled Cake Made up of Cream Puffs...oh la la!
Miniature Cakes for Each Place Setting
Literally, A Mountain of Cupcakes!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Meet Rebekah & Jonathan

Rebekah and Jonathan are getting married this October and it is going to be a spectacular wedding filled warm colors and fall festivity! I don't want to share too many details but I want to share a few of their engagement photos taken in Ballard and Fremont by the talented Gerald Pope with Gerald Pope Photography. You can just feel the love in these photos--the wedding pictures are going to be awesome! I can just hear Rebekah's contagious laugh in the last photo! :-)