Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Happy Halloween Everyone!

So holiday party season (& decorating) is upon us...starting with Halloween parties this weekend!

I thought I would kick off the season with a couple fun (and fast) ideas for how to make your pumpkin extra special this year...

1. You will need a pumpkin & lace fabric. I think this works best with a lace stocking/sock/nylon. To feed my obsession with white pumpkins this year I have a photo of a white pumpkin with black lace (in true Lindeman Events style.) If you have time you can carve out the pumpkin like normal and put a candle in it at night for the trick-or-treaters. The lace will give the design a spider web look. OR if you are busy and just want something quick to whip up, these pumpkins only take a few minutes to put together then you can put them up on the mantle just in time for your Halloween party!

2. You will need a pumpkin and some niffty carving tools you can pick up at a hardware store/craft store. This pumpkin will require some patience and is brought to you by none other than Ms. Martha. I will be testing my patience tonight when I try to recreate this at a pumpkin carving & pie baking get-together I am headed to this evening! I will be sure to post a photo tomorrow of how mine turned out. Wish me luck...but I think it will be worth the effort!

3. "Pupkin" -- I would hate to leave our company mascot out...Mr. Stanford is going to attempt a self portrait tonight as well... :)

Here's wishing everyone a HAPPY (& safe) HALLOWEEN!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Sneak Peak: Mountain Top Wedding

For all you skiers and snowboarders out there -- this is the ultimate place to have your wedding! During the Summer months you can use the facilities at Crystal Mountain Ski Resort as the backdrop for your wedding day. There are so many options for your wedding weekend and the lodging is really inexpensive.
You even have the option take all of your guests up the chair lift to the summit to say your "i do's" overlooking Mt. Rainier. SO beautiful.

Here are some quick teasers from Rachael and Chris's wedding -- look out for a more extensive blog post to come! I absolutely loved their color palatte of Yellow and Aqua. (With just a touch of Coral.)

Thanks to Aubin Ahrens Photography for the great photos!!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Destination Wedding: Seattle

Hi all
Check out this cake from a wedding where their destination was Seattle. This was a "sweet" way to incorporate Seattle into their wedding reception. This is the cake that Lura and Kelly cut in to. Be sure to check out their that umbrella. (And yes, we did have a some light rain that day to ensure guests had the full "Seattle" weather experience!)
This cake was brought to you by Kelli's Creations...she does beautiful work!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


Follow all the happenings on Facebook as we head through wedding season. (Sorry the blog has been slow...we will catch up with lots of new fun photos and ideas very soon.)

We update our facebook page often, so come follow us!!/pages/Kirkland-WA/Lindeman-Weddings-and-Events/52062072295?ref=ts&__a=9&ajaxpipe=1

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Karen & Sam Video :: By Infused Studios

Sam and Karen Wedding Highlights - 480p

How great is this video!? Anthony and Rina (photographers at Infused Studios) did a FABULOUS job capturing all of the love that day! It was truly an honor to be a part of Karen and Sam's special day!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Frost Doughnuts

Check out this photo we snapped of one of the centerpieces from Eva & Trevor's wedding last weekend. Thank you Frost Doughnuts. is always better when you eat dessert first! Check out that Maple Bar topped with bacon...

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Seattle Bride Magazine ~ Best of Bride 2010

We are so incredibly honored and humbled by our nomination and to be runner up for this year's Best Wedding Planner of 2010 in Seattle Bride Magazine. Thank you to all of the readers and vendors who voted!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Teaser photo ~ Suncadia Wedding

Oh la la, look at that beautiful couple amongst the trees...
Can't WAIT to see the rest!
(Thanks again to the talented Kristen Honeycutt for capturing this moment.)

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Puget Sound Business Journal

We are excited for Lindeman Weddings & Events to be recognized in the Puget Sound Business Journal this week. Photo is of Kristen Honeycutt and I havin' a good time at the SATC2 event in May!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Karen & Sam

These two were made for each other! Karen's sweet and fun demeanor matched with Sam's lovable and tender attitude carried the evening.

There was so much passion at this wedding--from the music to the shoes to of course, each other. These two know how to dress, throw a party and were not afraid to get up in front of all of their guests to preform a dance number or sing a tune. From the ceremony to the reception, these two were inspired by the hit show Glee to preform throughout their entire wedding day. It was entertaining to say the least!

The clouds were hovering around Newcastle Golf Course that day, but their sunny color palette of orange and teal sure brought sunshine to the entire wedding. We had fun weaving their colors through their floral and decor as it was so similar to the Amber & Ocean color palette we created for the Summer 2010 Seattle Bride Magazine issue.

It always happens...a bride and groom just have to have that special something for their wedding... and Anthony and Rina from Infused Studios were that something for Karen and Sam.
They so incredible to work with -- what talented and passionate photographers they are! I can see why Karen and Sam flew them all the way from Edmonton, Canada for their big day. These destination wedding photographers were on top of their game all night long...take a look...

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Casey & Joe

Hi all,

Sorry I ave been a bit slow on the blog--wedding season must be here! I promise, we have lots to share!

Starting with newlyweds, Mr. & Mrs. Giovanelli...

I can't even tell you how great the photos are -- Kristen Honeycutt really outdid herself on this one! I am not even going to post some of my favorites because I am saving them for our annual "Best of 2010" photos blog in December. Stay tuned!!

When Casey and I met for the first time--we met, we clicked...needless to say, the rest is history. It is great to have so many clients that are such a "great fit" this year! Her and Joe are such a sweet couple and their wedding was in one word, FUN.

She and I sat down and started talking decor she really wanted the space to be breath-taking. Flowers, decor and the ambiance was very important to her. She wanted her guests to experience the "wow" factor and to set the stage for a memorable wedding and reception. Casey had an idea of what she wanted but really let us take the lead when it came to designing the space and dealing with the "details." I am glad she loved the way it turned out, because I had just as much fun with this wedding and really enjoyed the creative freedom she allowed me.

Check out some of the fabulous photos that were captured on such a beautiful day surrounding two BEAUTIFUL people....

Words can't describe how beautiful this looked at night...there were over 100 pink votives surrounding the pond and many more floating...

AK Graphics did all of the darling place cards, seatting chart, programs and table numbers...Allison took our colors/patterns and ran with it! They turned out great!

Dan with Decadence Custom Cakes does it again!

I will say it again--for the couple hundred dollars you spend on lighting--you will be transforming your space a thousand times! Thanks to Wave Link Djs for lighting and DJ Brian Dale for spinning the tunes all night long!

Sparkler Exit--sending the bride and groom off to the Alexis Hotel for the evening, only to wake up and get ready to head for Sandals in Antigua for 13 days!! Now THAT is a relaxing honeymoon!

Photobooth was a hit! Kaitlin (our intern), Kristi and I in the photobooth. Do yourself a favor and click on the link to see more hysterical photos of the many reasons why photobooths should be mandatory at weddings these days!

"I just remember sitting down to eat dinner at our wedding and being like, wow, this is the most beautiful wedding that I have ever been too….and it is mine! Joe and I can’t thank you enough for all of the great work that you did and hopefully we can pay you back by the referrals throughout the years." - Casey & Joe

For an more extensive blog post, visit Kristen Honeycutt's Blog! Thanks again Kristen for capturing the PERFECT photos for the PERFECT day!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Sex and the City 2 Party @ Pearl

We had such a blast at the Sex and the City event we hosted at Pearl Bar and Dining on May 27. The ladies were out in full force and dressed to impress! All of the proceeds will be donated to Eastside Women of Purpose to aid in the fight against Human Trafficking. We raised close to $3,000 in raffle ticket sales.

A huge thanks needs to go out to ALL of the people that made this event such a beautiful success! Sponsors, donations, volunteers and of course...the guests for coming!! A special thanks needs to go out to Karan Dannenberg with Karan Dannenberg Clothiers for donating a necklace that Sarah Jessica Parker wore in the SATC2 film...check out photo below!

Guests checked in at Pearl Bar and Dining where they sipped cosmos, enjoyed the photo booth, nibbled on flavorful bites and participated in the raffle. They were then escorted up to Lincoln Square Cinemas where we pulled the raffles inside our private movie theater. Then of course the night ended with a private showing of Sex and the City 2. It was good to see the girls again! :)

Thank you Kristen Honeycutt Photographer for the awesome Crazy Cam! :)

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Wedding Dress Trends Shifting...?

While the strapless gown is still the front runner with our clients, we are starting to see a lot more cap sleeves and different variations of sleeves, straps or halters.

Take a look at the lovely Lisa in her cap sleeve dress...I am lovin' the different dresses coming out of the woodwork this season!

Photography by Mariah Gentry

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Mountain Springs Lodge Ladies Weekend

If you haven't had the opportunity to visit Mountain Springs Lodge in Leavenworth, this is the time to go!
Calling all LADIES (that love wine) -- this is a getaway with beautiful lodging, activities and 2 four course wine-maker dinners, featuring JM Cellars and Darby Winery.
Pricing starts at $340 per person but includes lodging, 2 winemaker dinners, morning yoga, continental breakfast and much more! AND, the more girlfriends you have, the cheaper it gets!
There will be pedicures and massage therapists on site as well as shuttles into Leavenworth for shopping or more wine tasting.
Call 800-858-2276 for more info or reserve your space today!

Friday, May 14, 2010

The Newlywed Kitchen

One of our clients just released her new book on May 1. Ali Basye, the former editor of Seattle Bride Magazine will also be walking down the aisle this year...

Let's see, getting married to her wonderful groom (Todd), new business launching, new book...Ali sure has quite the year planned for herself and I can't wait to see where the future takes her!

Every bride and newlywed alike should get out and purchase this book. This is a cookbook designed for couples cooking together. This would make a killer wedding present for your friends as well! Get your copy here.

I am heading out today to go purchase my copy and get cookin' with my hubby!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Sex and the City 2 Charity Event

We are so thrilled to be hosting our upcoming SATC2 event in Bellevue on May 27! Last time the SATC movie came out, I was kicking myself watching all of these dolled up gals walking around Bellevue without an event to go to!
When I heard there was a sequel coming out I jumped at my second chance to throw a SATC party AND raise awareness for a cause that I feel so strongly for! I am an avid supporter in the fight against human trafficking. My goal for this event is to raise awareness and bring women together to empower and help other women that are less fortunate.
The party starts at Pearl Bar and Dining at 7pm with a private showing of Sex and the City 2 to follow at Lincoln Square Cinemas! For more info or to purchase your tickets please visit
Lindeman Weddings & Events is donating a pair of Manolo Blahniks and we have plenty more amazing raffle prizes from other local businesses as well! Oh yeah...and did I mention a swag bag as well!? :)
Come join us for the ultimate ladies night out!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Tempt your Taste Buds

Come join us at Columbia Winery's Cake and Champagne tasting on May 2 for this ladies day out!
Sipping Champagnes, Proseccos and Cavas all inexpensive enough to purchase by the case for your wedding or next party! Village Wines will be pouring all of these delicious bubbles!

There will be 10 different cakes and trendy desserts to sample from some of the finest pastry chefs in the Seattle area!

Oh yeah--and it is only $10 per ticket!

Buy your ticket here!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Ultimate Bridesmaid's Gift

So lately I have had an unhealthy love for shoes (and fashion) that I haven't really had before. I came across this photo and was just drooling... as the bride, why not let your bridesmaids pick out their dress, but you treat them to a new pair of fabulous shoes to wear on your wedding day. The dress, they may never wear again...but a good pair of shoes can always be re-worn!

Check out what this bride bought for her leading ladies--

Behold, the army of Christian Louboutins...

...and if you are wondering how to thank your amazing wedding planner, I am sure she would love a pair too!! :) j/k

Photo by Paul Johnson Photography