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