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 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 and ivory of course...people and brides that know me will 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... 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!