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!