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

Friday, April 16, 2010

Vanessa & Ryan

This wedding holds a special place in my heart because both the bride and groom are Cougs! Ryan and Vanessa met in Pullman and are now both engineers and live in Mercer Island. The wedding ceremony was lavish and decadent. St. James Cathedral was the beautiful backdrop for this traditional Filipino Wedding and Columbia Tower Club was the sky high reception venue for all 200+ of their guests. Vanessa had the PERFECT dress to walk down the aisle of St. James Cathedral. Reem Acra is know for their ball gowns--and let me tell you, this dress from Voletta Couture in Bellevue was drop dead gorgeous! (see photos below)

Random Factoid: For all you Team Coco fans out there--St. James Cathedral is where your beloved Connan O'Brien got married!

In true WSU Cougar fashion one of the colors of their wedding had to be Crimson. We accented the Crimson with Tiffany Blue and White. Guests were welcomed to cocktail hour at CTC and greeted with a Crimson Strawberry Spritzer, followed by an open bar of course (again in true Cougar fashion.) Guests were escorted to the 76th floor of the Columbia Tower Club for dinner and dancing. Vanessa, a woman after my own heart was obessed with having the right chair for her reception...they chose the gorgrous dark wood Chiavari chairs from Grand Event Rentals. They worked perfectly and were worth every penny!

Check out these fabulous photographs taken by the ever-so-talented Loren Callahan with Alante Photography. This wedding was also featured in Seattle Bride Magazine's latest issue--so check it out on page 108 &109.
Go Cougs!

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Friday, April 9, 2010

SATC2: Girls Night Out for A Purpose

SAVE THE DATE!!! Tickets are limited and they go on sale next week!

If you are a local business in the area and would like to donate to our raffle please contact: All Proceeds go to charity!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Evil Eye

I am just so in love with planning weddings that have different cultural or religious traditions other than my own. We have so many different cultures and religions being represented here at Lindeman Weddings this year--I can't wait to start sharing all of them with you. Some wedding traditions I come across I find amusing but most often I find that there is so much meaning behind each tradition--it is just down right endearing.

So I just finished up coordinating a Turkish wedding and I can't wait to share the photos. Best genre of music ever by the way! During that entire reception DJ DaMarr from Wave Link Music and I were trying to contain ourselves--we just wanted to bust out and dance with everyone!

Until the photo debut I wanted to share one of the favors they gave to their guests. Each guest received a box filled with Turkish Baklava. Adorning the ribbon that was tied around the box was a bead like the one pictured below. This is called an 'Evil Eye.' A traditional bead/charm from Turkey and Greece. It is traditionally worn as some form of jewelry, or the bead is pinned onto sweaters and newborn children's clothing, etc. The 'evil eye' is meant to keep other people's envious thoughts from hurting you. I giggled to myself, thinking if there is any place I see lots of jealously, a wedding reception might be up there.

It started me thinking on envy and jealousy. It is everywhere. If something good happens to you, such as, you loose a bunch of weight, you fall in love, get married, become wealthy, have a baby, etc--undoubtedly there is someone that is jealous of your good fortune. I know you should strive to never be jealous of anyone else, but never really thought having protection from someones jealous thoughts hurting you--but they can very much.

Just an interesting tradition I thought I'd share...looking forward to sharing more cultural traditions as this wedding season unfolds. We have so many weddings of different cultures this year!